The Six Steps Of Psychology

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Psychology is the scientific study of individual’s behavior and inferred mental processes. Those who study psychology focus on trying to understand human behavior through observations, using the six-step research method. The very reason why psychology is considered to be a science is because it applies the scientific method to comprehend natural occurrences. Those six steps that psychology follows are: ask a question, develop a hypothesis, select a method and design the study, collect data, analyze data and draw conclusions, and report findings. People tend to make different construals, meaning interpretations, about events and experiences they encounter on a daily basis. However, these construals differ from one person to the other, because …show more content…
Since this study was applied in the education system through IQ examinations, it allowed those teachers to understand that they are cognitive misers and those schemas they have can be helpful, but not a 100% reliable. Through the debriefing process these teachers learned that they have to approach each students’ particular situation differently, because as educators it is their jobs to come to their classrooms with a fresh mind and high expectations for all students. This way, students can work as hard as they can without having to experience their educator’s drawback through self-fulfilling prophecies. In the future, these teachers can use what they learned from this study to educate their colleagues about how to create an environment where all students can equally thrive. This study is important because it shows how we can use social psychology to enhance students’ experience in school and produce better students as we make our way back to having the best education system in the …show more content…
First of all, I would do these trainings on a different facility, rather than jail. Then, the schedule would consist three different activities. To begin, the children will be shown a movie with no violence at all, just pure day to day situation in which people get into arguments, but find a way to make it work without getting involved in any type of aggressive behavior. This would be social modeling, the expose of good media. Secondly, I would get children in groups of two, and according to their group they will have to play a difficult hand-game that at some point both parties will fail. Every time one person fails and accidentally hits the other kid’s hand they have to say “I’m sorry,” and since each kid will experience that moment of failure and accidentally hit their partner’s hand the theories of diffuse frustration with apologies and teaching empathy would be put into action preventing aggression. Lastly, they would have to play all together different games in order to enhance their social skill training, which is getting along with other people. Even though training like this has never been done before, that I know of, I think that it could prevent aggression further more than Scared Straight ever

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