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Neuropsychology and General Psychology

Discuss how the viewpoint of neuropsychology differs from general psychology.

How does one school of thought influence another?

Why is it important to understand multiple perspectives?

How do you expect advancements in neuroscience to effect the development of professional psychology as a discipline?

Use scholarly sources to support your answers. Cite all sources using APA format

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(1) Discuss how the viewpoint of neuropsychology differs from general psychology

General psychology is the scientific study of behaviors and mental processes with the overall goal focused on understanding how and why humans behave as they do. Neuropsychology, a division within general psychology, and is the study of the relationship between the brain and human cognitive, emotional and behavioral practices ( ). It is focused on understanding how the brain relates to specific processes. For example, research in Cognitive psychology is concerned with how people perceive, learn, remember, and think about information (Sternberg, 2006). Sternberg asserts that cognitive psychologists use various methods to study the brain in efforts to understand how people think and learn.

To clarify, the brain is the organ in our bodies that most directly controls o thoughts, emotions and motivations, and determines how individuals interact with one another and in the world (Sternberg, 2006). Techniques in neuroscience are used to help explain the functions and divisions of the brain, and the major role the brain plays in regulating cognitive processes. Hence, Cognitive neuroscience is the field of study linking the brain and other aspects of the nervous system, and linking the brain to cognitive processing and ultimately to behavior. As it is relates to cognition, thought processes are mediated by neural activity in particular divisions of the brain. Neuroscience ...

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This solution discusses the differences between General Psychology and Neuropsychology; and describes how one influences the other.