Why Is Psychology A Science?

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Even though some people think, psychology is not a type of science, it is because many scientists have studied the behavior and mental process of humans. Julie, among many others, do not think psychology is a science. Unlike Julie, Edward Titchener thinks psychology is a science and should be studied. There are many schools of science, the school where Titchener worked closely is the school of structuralism. John B. Watson belongs to the school of behaviorism. Titchner and Watson have studied humans in psychology.
Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental process. “Psychology is a science that seeks to answer such questions” (Meyers 2). Many people learn about psychology through everyday things, such as, interactions with others. “For people whose exposure to psychology comes from popular books, magazines, TV, and the Internet” (Meyers 2). Everyone is curious and have questions about their life and history. David Meyers says “to be human is to be curious about ourselves and the world around us” (Meyers 2). One of the first philosophers that questioned and tried to
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Structuralism is the early school of thought promoted by Wundt and Titchener, they used introspection to reveal the structure of the human mind. Behaviorism is the view that psychology should be an objective science that studies behavior without reference to mental processes. Watson and Titchener both agree that psychology is a science and have research that can back up their thoughts. With any type of science people are “hoping to satisfy their curiosity,” (Meyers 1). People wonder about their “own woes, and millions turn to ‘psychology’ they listen to talk-radio counseling, they read articles on psychic powers, and they attend stop-smoking hypnosis seminars,” (Meyers 1). When humans do not know the answers to questions involving the mind they immediately go to

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