In this post I go over different approaches psychologists may take when studying psychology. You do not have to know a ton about each approach, and in fact, the text does not go too in depth about each, so I decided to make this one concise post rather than six separate posts for each different approach. It is a good idea to know what each approach "focuses on" and I hope that the examples help to soldify the ideas behind each approach. Keep in mind that it is more common for psychologists to blend assumptions and methods from a few different approaches than it is for psychologists to follow one approach exclusively. Psychologists who are of this majority are thought to be eclectic. Happy studying!
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