Psychology: Behavior and Mental Process

1100 WordsJul 11, 20185 Pages
Psychology is the study of the behavior of individuals and their mental processes. (Gerrig page 2). I think the field of psychology is divided into several parts: Research, counseling, perspectives, goals, and careers. Research has played a vital role in the psychology. It has identified and helped us to understand how and why people feel, act, and think. Implementing the scientific method enables the results to be both reliable and valid. By employing this precise method, psychologists are able to collect data and make reasonable conclusions based upon the facts collected. Counseling explores human thoughts and behaviors. Psychologists utilize theories to explain why these actions and thoughts occur. Aristotle, Plato, Wundt, and Freud…show more content…
Biological is the basic need for food, water, and shelter. Safety includes security, comfort, and absence of fear. Attachment refers to the need to be loved (Gerrig pg. 302). Overall, business use ploys to appear to every person’s needs, wants, fears, and even desires. Individuals applied psychological principles in their interactions with others. Some people do not realize which approach they are using. Their actions are a conscience effort to obtain the desired results. This is evident at a very young age. Two preschoolers want the same toy. At first, the interaction is very civil. One child will ask the other child for the toy. In some cases the interaction ceases at this point when the child hands over the toy. In most cases the conversation continues with a negotiation. Child A indicates if he received the toy now, then Child B can have it later. However, more often than not, the interaction erupts in to the two children fighting for the toy. Eventually, one child will get hit harder than the other and relinquish the toy out of fear for further harm. After conducting some research, I have identified two areas of psychology which are of interests to me. The first area is genetic counseling. According to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles the main function of a genetic counselor is to study inheritance and variation of characteristics in forms of life and performs experiments to determine laws, mechanisms, and environmental factors in
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