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The Diverse Nature of Psychology

Diverse nature of Psychology

- Evaluate the influence of diversity on psychology's major concepts
- What are two examples of subdisciplines and two examples of subtopics within psychology. Examples of major concepts and their subtopics include the following:
◦Motivation: theory of emotion, and approach and avoidance
◦Behaviorism: aggression, cheating, and binge drinking
◦Cognition: cognitive dissonance and false memories
- How can the subdisciplines and subtopics that where identified be applied to other disciplines and venues in contemporary society
- Relate the subdisciplines and subtopics to a theoretical perspective
- Conclude with your psychological contribution to society in the areas of work, education, health, and leisure

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Evaluate the influence of diversity on psychology's major concepts

Researchers acknowledge that there is a need to emphasize environmental, and other variables such as gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and culture into scientific research. The reason for this view is that Psychology's major concepts are concerned with human cognitive, emotional and behavioral practices focused on understanding how the body and mind relate to specific processes. These processes are different for individuals and specific groups. Thus, when attempting to understand the influence of diversity on major psychological concepts, sociological, psychological and cultural factors must be taken into account. For example, on studies concerned with diversity issues environmental and genetic influences should be included in research initiatives.

In addition, consider the concept of behavioral outcomes. While general psychology is concerned with how humans and animals behave, the diverse views on human behavior from another perspective may influence the perception of the how and why of behavior. For instance, viewing basic processes of the brain from the perspective of Physiological psychology will influence the perception of the relationship between the brain and behavior. This information in turn will influence how brain processes are used to understand the structure and function of the nervous system focused on understanding functions such as (a) sensations, (b) muscle movements, (c) thought processes, and (d) reasoning and memory". To understand the influence of the brain on neural processes, it is necessary to study the brain from neuroscience.

What are two examples of sub-disciplines and two examples of subtopics within psychology? Examples of major concepts and their subtopics include the following:

Two examples of sub-disciplines in the field of psychology include Developmental Psychology and Personality Psychology. Developmental psychology is focused on moral, emotional and cognitive development that takes place throughout the life span. For ...

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This solution examines how diversity influences concepts in psychology

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