So it's been an incredibly long time since I posted anything. That's because, friends, the weekend of Christmas, my 15-year-old hand-me-down car broke down for the final time that I could stand and I had to go out and buy myself another car. This is not a debt I'd recommend anyone putting on themselves before they would like to go to medical school, because it places a lot of stress and importance on having to work a job to keep up with car payments, which is unfortunate.
Nonetheless, in this post on psychology, I go over human diversity and psychology. These days, many psychologists understand that a simple generalization about all humans cannot be made in many regards. And that's why, especially in the field of cross-cultural psychology, the impact of culture on behavior and mental processes has been of particular concern. This diagram goes over this concept with a focus on culture and how it differentiates us.
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!
In this post, I review several of the last posts made about psychology. This post goes over different schools of thought of psychology, early advocates of each school of thought, goals of proponents of each school of thought, and methods used by proponents of each school of thought. Again, this post is just a review of some of the previous posts. This review is concise and if you'd like more information about each school of thought, you may return to the psychology topic reviews and review each school of thought individually.
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