The Seven Major Perspectives Of Psychology And Describe How A Person May Develop Depression

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Chapter 1: Define the seven major perspectives in psychology and describe how each may explain how a person may develop depression. In psychology there is seven major perspectives or as some call them, approaches. These approaches as a whole represents and defines psychology. These approaches focus on different things, but at the end they are all connected with one another. These seven major perspectives in psychology are: biological, behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive, evolutionary, and sociocultural approach. Each and all of them play a role in whether if a person would develop depression or not. Biological approach focus on the body, especially the brain and nervous system. Psychologists are researchers, they focus on finding and examining how a human is capable of doing the things we do in our daily lives. They seek for answers to questions such as, how is the human brain able to learn and work? How does the body functions and how is it link to the brain and the nervous system? All of this is very complex, but thanks to psychologists and the biological approach we can have a better understanding of why we respond the way we do when we feel threatened, happy or scare. Neuroscience is a scientific study of every component of the nervous system. This science emphasizes that the brain and nervous system are central to understanding behavior, thoughts and emotions. Therefore, this biological approach is very important in the understanding of the human brain…

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