Psychology Is The Scientific Study Of Behavior And Mental Processes

712 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 3 Pages
Psychology is significant to the world around us and it involves around everyone’s life. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes (Ciccarcelli & White, 2013). There are subfield that are included in psychology and they are Developmental, Social, Educational, Clinical psychology and many more. There are theories behind these subfields and how they are used in everyday life. The knowledge of these subfield can develop our social beings. Subfield of psychology has multiple branches of psychology such as development, social, forensic, community, counseling and clinical psychology. With the subfield of psychology having different branches; they all have different theories that are connected with a particular branch. For example, Developmental psychology concerns itself with the study of the human behavior in all it aspects of growth and development. A psychologist that specialize in development would want to focus on changing the way a person think, feel and relate to someone else. It connects to the Piaget’s Theory and how it has to deal with cognitive development. Piaget believed that children think and process things differently than adults do and that is when his theory comes into play Cognitive development deals with thinking, problem solving and memory. There are four stages of cognitive development and they are sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete and formal. Each one has a different range of ages. Sensorimotor is the first stage and it age…

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