General Psychology 2301

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General Psychology 2301.371 Richelle Askey Essay Assignment March 2, 2008 Question #2
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Seven Major Perspectives of Psychology Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes. It uses scientific knowledge to research and determine outcomes. In this process there are seven major perspectives. The perspectives are as follows: The biological perspective, the psychodynamic perspective, the behavioral perspective, the humanistic perspective, the cognitive perspective, the cross-cultural perspective and the evolutionary perspective. These perspectives can be applied to any area of psychology that one may explore. The biological perspective uses the physical aspects of behavior and mental processes. Individuals who study this perspective are called biological psychologist. This perspective looks at the physical bases of humans and animals behavior. With medical technology advances like the MRI and the PET scan scientist are now able to have a clearer and more in depth view of the brain. The psychodynamic perspective uses theories of Sigmund Freud. This perspective is used a lot in the mental health field. It takes the idea that unconscious influences and early life experiences influence behavior. It also takes into consideration the interpersonal relationships that one has in explaining
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course PSYC 2301 taught by Professor Eaton during the Fall '07 term at San Jacinto.

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