The Seven Perspectives Of Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of mental or behavioral characteristics of a single person or group. The theoretical perspective is one of the many perspectives of psychology which contains 7 different categories.
Seven Perspectives
The seven theoretical perspectives help define the way people act, feel, and think. The seven perspectives of psychology are humanism, psychodynamic, social cognitive, cognitive, biopsychology, and evolutionary. Each perspective is different and focus on different things.


This category deals with the principle of stimulus response. Ivan Pavlov & John Watson conducted work in order to create the term “Science of Behavior” which showed their desire to get psychology focused on only observable
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This field of psychology has a relatively new field called cognitive neuroscience which includes the study of physical workings of 9the brain and the nervous system when engaged in memory, thinking, and other cognitive processes. (Ciccarelli & White, 2005.) The neuroscientists that study this field of cognitive perspective use tools that image the structure and activity of the living brain for example, the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and positron emission tomography …show more content…
Psychoanalytic main focus on sexual development and behaviorism’s focus on external forces in guiding personality development. Humanists held the view that people have free will, the freedom to choose their own destiny, and strive for self-actualization, the achievement of one’s full potential. (Ciccarelli & White, 2015.) The famous founders of this perspective were Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) and Carl Rogers (1902-1987). (Ciccarelli & White, 2015.) Humanism exists as a form of psychotherapy aim at self-understanding and self-improvement.
Psychodynamic Perspective This perspective of psychology focuses may still include the unconscious mind and its influence over conscious behavior and on early childhood experiences. (Ciccarelli & White, 2015) Freud’s theory is used by many of the psychologist that study psychodynamic perspective in therapy situations. Some psychologists that study the psychodynamic perspective today began to recommend that the link between neurobiology and psychodynamic concepts should be fully explored. These seven perspectives helped humans analyze thing that happen in our daily lives. If psychology didn’t have the seven perspectives the psychology field would not be as developed. The perspectives are full with the way a person thinks, understands, and processes different

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