Psychology Perspectives - (i.e.view)(i.e.beliefs)about humanbehavior:thewaytheyfunction, researchmethod

Psychology Perspectives - (i.e.view)(i.e.beliefs)about...

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Psychology Perspectives There are various different approaches in contemporary psychology.  An approach is a perspective (i.e. view) that involves certain assumptions (i.e. beliefs) about  human behavior: the way they function, which aspects of them are worthy of study and what  research methods are appropriate for undertaking this study. There may be several different  theories within an approach, but they all share these common assumptions. You may wonder why there are so many different psychology perspectives and whether one  approach is correct and others wrong. Most psychologists would agree that no one perspective is  correct, although in the past, in the early days of psychology, the behaviorist would have said  their perspective was the only truly scientific one. Each perspective has its strengths and weaknesses, and brings something different to our  understanding of human behavior. For this reason, it is important that psychology does have 
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