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  • Thanks for stopping by this is 2 minute classroom and today we're answering the question "what is psychology?"

  • I've enlisted the help of someone who knows more about this topic than I do so he'll take it from here.

  • Psychology is such an interesting topic.

  • Don't you agree?

  • It is so diversified that person can apply its principles.

  • Anywhere, such as persuasion in marketing, behavioral of children and research in science.

  • The word 'Psychology' comes from the Greek words psyche meaning soul and logos meaning to study.

  • All that psychology is a study of the human mind and behavior.

  • It just answers the question, 'Why do we do the things we do?' .

  • From it's roots, Psychology is just philosophy plus experimentation. Because of philosophy the history of psychology is so vast.

  • Because of philosophy the history of psychology is so vast.

  • But that is a topic for another time.

  • This is just to introduce you to psychology

  • The official start date a psychology when it is recognized as a science is 1879.

  • This is when Wilhelm Wundt, created the first psychology lab at the university of Leipzig in germany

  • Over time, Psychology has evolved with many disciplines of study.

  • Nonetheless there are two main branches experimental and applied.

  • Experimental Psychology deals with research by way of the scientific method.

  • It answers the questions of why and what?

  • Why are is this child acting the way he is?

  • What happens to the mind to cause mental disorders?

  • Applied Psychology is applying the research from Experimental Psychology.

  • Counselors can be found here, therapists, clinical psychologists, applied behavior analysis and so on.

  • It answers the question of 'How'.

  • How can I make the world a better place?

  • How can I help this child with bad behavior?

  • How can I help this person overcome a mental disorder?

  • As you can see, psychology can soon go off into many directions

  • Okay, that was my my brief introduction to psychology.

  • Please let me know if there are any topics within psychology you're interested in, by commenting down below.

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Thanks for stopping by this is 2 minute classroom and today we're answering the question "what is psychology?"

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What is Psychology | A Brief Introduction to Psychology

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