The Theory Of Psychology And Psychology

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“In the distant future I see open fields for far more important researches. Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation. Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history.” — Charles Darwin
While psychology of today follows the discipline’s rich and varied history, the origins of psychology show incomparable differences from the modern understanding of the field. From the beginning, psychology has been tested and bombarded with a tremendous number of complex questions. The first and foremost question being how to define psychology has helped psychologists to establish psychology as a separate science from physiology and philosophy. Other challenging questions include, the topics and issues psychology should be concerned with, research methods to be used in psychological research, scientific explanation of psychology, whether psychology should focus on only observable behaviour or only on mental processes. Majority of psychologists today do not limit themselves to a single school of thought. With the dramatic growth and constant change, psychology focuses on gathering ideas from a range of theoretical backgrounds and this new path has provided new theories and ideas that will continue to shape psychology for many years to come.
Charles Darwin’s work appears to have had a large influence on the world, specifically in the sciences. While Darwin speculated many things some parts of his…
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