Sociological Perspectives On Psychology And Psychology

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Psychology is the study of human behavior. It is the scientific study of one’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior. (Ciccarelli & White, 2015) There are seven perspectives that psychology is fit into known as The Theoretical Perspectives. These perspectives include the psychoanalytical approach, the behavioral approach, the humanistic approach, the cognitive approach, the sociocultural approach, the psychological or neuropsychological approach, and finally the evolutionary approach.(Ciccarelli & White, 2015) Our focus for this paper is going to be on three of these perspectives. The first one will be the sociocultural approach, the second will be the humanistic approach, and the last will be the behavioral approach.(Ciccarelli & White, 2015) …show more content…

(Ciccarelli & White, 2015) Not only do environment and what is important differ but so do the treatment and status of its people. Everything a person does is influenced in one way or another by their surroundings and what they know to be normal. (Ciccarelli & White, 2015) The raising of a child for example in some cultures is placed on the whole family or tribe instead of just the immediate family. The birth of a child or the caring of an elder is a social situation that is handled a variety of different ways depending on what is perceived as normal. Crime is another social situation that is handled independently within the respective culture. Another example of a social situation that is particular to what each culture believes is the handling of the dead. Some cultures believe in reincarnation, some believe in evil spirits, and others believe that once the body dies the spirit stays watching over those they are leaving behind. (Ciccarelli & White, 2015) Each culture 's response to these situations are unique to them. Most cultures do not understand how others work. They do not understand the ceremonies, the religion, the social order, and the running of the tribe or government people. As a generalized people we are quick to judge but do not exude the patience needed to understand. This cross-cultural research in delving into what makes cultures separate especially in social settings is important work that may lead to educating the general

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