When I was still a child, I was already very interested in observing people’s behavior and how they made decisions. When I read novels I considered the main characters decisions; likewise, in movies I would surmise the psychological changes of characters following the development of plot. Based on this interest, I eventually chose psychology as my major. After learning about Social Psychology, Applied Statistics for Social Sciences, Sampling Techniques, I found that the essence of psychology lied in statistics and experimental verification: each and every theory had to be proved by plenty of experiments. I was once required to design a mental experiment in which variables needed to be controlled strictly and interferences from unstable …show more content…
Through international factoring and a financial guarantee from us, we solved their enterprise financing problems by using buyer’s credit quota determination. They changed their settlement to credit sale and settled, which saved us from the trouble foreign exchange, credit cost and letters of credit. As a result the two companies’ monthly volume increased to $1 million, meeting their targets.
In the winter vacation of 2015, I worked as an intern in the purchasing department of Haering Precision Technology, which focuses on making components for Bosch, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, VW, GM, Ford and so on. My main job was to assist my colleagues in sourcing indirect stocks. I became familiar with the purchasing workflow, mastered the principles involved with cost analysis and understood how their supply chain management worked.
My work involved many aspects. For instance, once I got an internal order for 500 plastic injection connectors. I first had to confirm delivery time, product specification and quantity with the internal customer before making a timing plan and external sourcing. Then I had to determine 3-5 suppliers to make preliminary quotations. Then with performance-cost analysis I would choose the final supplier, who we would sign an agreement with. We had to make sure their quality management system met our standards through field visits. Next, we would send engineering drawings to supplier development engineers and arrange a time for our company and
It is also important to consider the major features of a science, in order to judge whether Psychology can in fact be considered as one. This assignment will aim to answer the question by first looking at whether Psychology is a definable subject matter (Kuhn, 1970). The next paragraph will focus on the importance of the role of theory. This represents an attempt to explain observed phenomena, such as Skinner’s (1938) attempt to account for behaviour (human and non-human) in terms of operant conditioning. Furthermore, any science must have a hypothesis and be able to test them by making predictions about behaviour under certain conditions. Also, empirical methods and replication will be discussed as well.
The Transformational Psychology view, by Coe and Hall, believes how we live out our Christianity is more important than our understanding of how to think “Christianly.” Its an approach that states psychology is an act of doing love. It emphasizes learning, practicing, and living psychological science through the Spirit. The goal is not to relate aspects of science to faith, rather to transform science into an actual act of faith. The transformational view offers and values the idea of soul care for individuals. This view still respects the traditions and historical aspects of psychology. It emphasizes the importance of openness towards experience, observation, and simply humanness. This approach encourages individuals to explore all the wisdom and opportunity that is out there, and come back from those experiences a deeper Christian and closer to God. It suggests that the more open we are to different experiences, the more we grow, the more we help others, and the more we can serve God. This view really makes it a point that we are our own limitation. We are the ones holding humanity back from wandering through all the amazing things this world has to offer. The transformational view has Scriptural truths as the foundation and wants those who practice science to strive to live more like Christ. It does not take presuppositions, experience, observation as the foundation, only biblical truth. A few criticisms towards the transformational psychology view point out that this
A person who views history as the actions of individuals is what brought about history believes in personality views, whereas a person how believes the culture and intellectual environment of a particular history era believes in the naturalistic history (Goodwin p. 10)
Psychology has remained a progressive science due to the many contributions of influential leaders. In this paper I will mention three historical figures who I believe were important in the development of the field of psychology in the past and till this day. Paul Ekman is an American psychologist who became a pioneer in the study of emotions and their relation to facial expressions. He was born in 1934, Washington D.C., he graduated with a Ph. D in clinical psychology from the Adelphi University. Following his work in clinical psychology, he became a consultant in the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. Ekman is known as the “human lie detector” due to his expertise in the physiology of emotion, his ability to detect deception and his
I have always been fascinated with the way people think and behave. At any given time, I can be found people gazing, analyzing and predicting responses to actions, or trying to understand the reasoning behind an action. From studying environmental stimuli to possible inherited traits, every aspect of the physchogy behind decisions has fascinated me.
The start of psychology as a discipline was a journey filled with uncertainty and codependence. After ongoing maturation its place was revealed independently within colleges and universities throughout America.
The final field of study to cover is psychology, which for starters is a scientific evaluation of behavioural and metal processes (Pastorino and Doyle-Portillo, 2011). However this rather cumbersome term does not fully compel what psychology involves and in turn requires breaking down. Take for example the complex psychological theory of behaviour; we all dream, reminisce, dislike or like others, have motivational tendencies, vary in self-esteem, experience levels of depression, behave aggressively, participate in helping others, learn, engage with our surroundings, and use our senses (Pastorino and Doyle-Portillo, 2013). A fundamental consequence of this complexity means psychologists must think critically, evaluate and analyses information in the knowledge that “definitive behaviour”, does not explain the behaviour of all (Marston, King and Marston, 1999). On a simplistic level, this time looking at mental processes it cumulatively includes intelligence, memory, creativity, problem solving and rationalization to name be a few (Train, 2007).
The field of psychology is steadily expanding due to the progression in technology, which is being driven by the advancement of civilization. More and more time is spent on the internet, which has gradually altered the method in which primary communication takes place. Previously face-to-face interaction was touted as the primary method of interfacing with one another, now communication via the internet is almost mandatory to establish and maintain healthy relationships (Greenfield and Yan, 2006). This is especially true amongst children, adolescents and teenagers. The need for psychologists have never been greater in order to assess how individuals are able to acclimate to this societal change. Traditionally, there are two methods in which children, adolescents and teenagers communicate via the internet, through social media and video games. Each primary method presents their own unique social challenge. In response to the issues in of teenagers over use of the internet, psychologists are providing assistance for internet addictions at a greater rate. The first method utilized by mental health professionals is traditionally counseling and if those efforts fail, then the potential exists for adolescents to be placed on medications.
History and Systems of Psychology is a course requirement offered to Psychology majors and minors. This course is used to provide majors and minors with the foundation and the evolution of the field of psychology. Within this class, many scholars of discussed. Two scholars that stood out to me in this course would be John Watson and Max Wertheimer. These two particular scholars are responsible for two of the most influential and famous schools of thought, behaviorism and Gestalt psychology. These two schools of thought are responsible for changing the field of psychology and introducing the field to new theories and ways of thinking. Although the two schools of thought are similar in being influential but they are different in many ways. The two schools of thought are even said to be contradictory of one another and one is even said to be the cause of the fading out of the other.
Authored by Keith E. Stanovich, How to Think Straight About Psychology is a known work of the psychology world which was published in 1986. Beginning courses in psychology use his text frequently. Stanovich primary purpose for writing the text is to bring attention to his observation that the public’s understanding of psychology is different from psychology as a modern science. Psychology as a modern science explains the underlying functions that shape human attitudes and behavior. To the people who misunderstand this, the field of psychology is not a real science, but a pseudo-science instead. How to Think Straight About Psychology describes people’s several false impressions of psychology and it gives its readers a factual understanding of the field as a modern and scientific psychology while explaining how this science works.
Psychology as the behaviorist views it is a purely objective experimental branch of natural science. Its theoretical goal is the prediction and control of behavior. Introspection forms no essential part of its methods, nor is the scientific value of its data dependent upon the readiness with which they lend themselves to interpretation in terms of consciousness. (Harzem, 2004).
Cultivating my understanding of psychology regarding its historical transformations, applied research methods, significance of ethics, and statistical relevance will undoubtedly
The History of Psychology In order to discuss Psychology's history, it is important to understand that psychology still does not have one unifying approach unlike the natural sciences; even the definition of Psychology and what it truly means is still undecided. However I shall attempt to review chronologically its philosophical origins, include how the science of Physics and Biology were placed in history and how they influenced research and determined the development of Psychology as its recognised today. Beginning with the philosophers Plato and Aristotle (between 428- 347) in ancient Greece, they began to ask
Two primary contributors to psychology were john Locke, who was known to reject the possibility of innate ideas. Locke’s entire system was dependent on association of sensations and ideas of reflection. Locke also suggested that complex emotions which were derived from pain and pleasure were indeed associated with other ideas. Alexander Bain is also another
4. In a service supply chain, the (explicit) cost of information is higher than in a product