Psychology

General Psychology

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  • Passer, M. W., & Smith, R. E. Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior. New York, McGraw Hill
goals of psychology

The 5 Major Goals of Scientific Psychology (Explained)

The Major Goals of Psychology The science of psychology is complete only with the study of behavior, mental processes, and organism’s behavior toward their environment. People’s behavior is studied through scientific methods. Psychology, as science has basically the following main aims or goals: understand, predict, describe, influence, and control behavior, and improve the quality of …

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experimental method

Experimental Method: Definition, Process, Pros, and Cons

Experimental Method: Cause and Effect Relationship The most scientific method to bring psychology to the level of exact science is the experimental method. Under this method, variables are experimented with in the laboratories and through other controlled methods to find out their cause and effect relationship. Wilhelm Wundt was the pioneer in this field. He …

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naturalistic observation

Naturalistic Observation: Definition, Types, Process, and Cons

What is Naturalistic Observation? Naturalistic observation is also called objective observation, systematic observation, or simply an observation method. The collection of data by careful observation of events in their natural setting is called naturalistic observation. Simply it helps to identify what, why, and how a particular person behaves in a particular situation. Identifying the behavior …

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psychology perspectives

The 7 Major Perspectives in Modern Psychology (Explained)

Perspectives in Psychology Psychology is the study of people’s minds and behavior. Many psychologists defined and have presented different looks towards the interests and explanations of human behavior. Reasoning this, many perspectives in psychology emerged. Starting from Aristotle to the modern definition of psychology, no single view has emerged as the correct way of viewing …

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stimulus response theory

What Is Stimulus-Response Theory in Psychology? Made Simple

Stimulus-Response Theory Stimulus-Response (S-R) or Stimulus Organism Response (S-O-R) theory in psychology is the universal law to govern the behavior of the organism. In the S-O-R description, a response (R) is observed in the relation to a stimulus (S) and then the interferences are made according to the internal process in the organism (O). SOR …

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