What is psychology?

What is psychology?

  • Psychology is the science of behavior and the mind. Behavior revolves around observable actions of people and animals, and mind concerns all human subjective experiences such as human memory, feelings and dreams, but also all unconscious knowledge and habits that have an influence. on people's conscious behavior.
  • Science is also defined as 'attempts to find answers to questions through the systematic collection of observable data and their logical analysis'.
  • Man is the only being who can think through his actions, feelings, dreams and thoughts. This ability to reflect has led to the emergence of psychology as a science.
  • The most important question we ask ourselves in psychology is: “why do people think, feel and behave the way they do?” The mind cannot be directly observed, which is why psychology often relies on interpreting observable behaviors to collect data. That data is then often used to draw conclusions about the mind.
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