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Value of Psychology

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“Psychology is a valuable science a growing profession”

Psychology is used in many different ways for many different reasons, it is becoming a bigger profession and a more valuable and reliable science. To see the importance of psychology we must first understand what it is. Psychology is the scientific study of how we fell, think and act. It uses scientific method to study the way people behave and their mental processes. Psychology is used to measure and study human behaviour in groups, relationships and the personality of individuals.

Psychology tests and develops theories through the use of scientific method. Psychology is used to explain, predict and control the behaviour of individuals. Experimental psychology uses the scientific method to investigate human behaviour. Psychologists usually conduct experiments in a laboratory, achieving control over the variable they wish to study. They can let us test theories of human behaviour. Empirical evidence is scientifically researched evidence that has given rise to a reliable result. Psychology uses empirical data so they are able to test their hypothesis and get a more accurate and reliable result. There are very many different types of psychology fields that are in today’s society, they all contribute in one way or another. There are over 20 different types of psychology. All these fields are to with psychology but they are all very different but getting more and more popular every day. We can see the differences in these fields such as sport psychology, which involves the study of how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sports and exercise affect psychological and physical factors. Compared to clinical psychology which is concerned with the treatment of mental illnesses and disabilities. So we are finding more fields in society were psychological input in needed, such as sport psychologist.

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