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Unformatted text preview: awareness or control. Behavioral perspective proposes that the field should focus on observable behavior measured objectively. The cognitive perspective implies that psychological disorders are the result of faulty thinking processes. The cognitive perspective observes how people understand and think about the world. The humanistic perspective suggests that all individuals naturally strive to grow, develop, and are in control of their lives and behavior. It is important to be able to identify each five of these five perspectives because no matter what topical area a psychologist specializes in, he or she will rely primarily on one of the five major perspectives....
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