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Aspect of Psychology

I need help answering the following questions on the three perspectives of psychology: Cognitive psychology, behaviorism, and pyschodynamic psychology.
1. A short description of each perspective.
2. An example representing each perspective.
3. A comparison of the three perspectives - outline their similarities and differences.
4. How each perspective influences psychology today?

Thank you in advance for your assistance

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The answer for this posting is as follows:

1. A short description of each perspective.
2. An example representing each perspective

Cognitive psychology - "Cognitive psychology is the branch of psychology that studies mental processes including how people think, perceive, remember, and learn" (Cherry, 2013, para 2). This type of psychology is relatively new in that it did not become popular until the late 1960s. It includes any aspect regarding how we think including memory, attention, perception, and learning styles.

An example of cognitive psychology might be an educator who wants to study more about how his or her students might learn best. They might test out several different types of learning styles to determine which one the students respond best to. This can give the educator a glimpse into cognitive psychology because it is a study of the way people think, learn, acquire language and other aspects of cognition.

Behaviorism - Behaviorism was developed "based on the belief that behaviors can be measured, trained, and changed" (Cherry, 2013, para 2). It is also based on the belief that all behaviors are learned through interacting with our environments and being conditioned through negative and positive reinforcement to continue or discontinue the learned behaviors. It is a very old form of psychological study and was mainly ...

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The aspects of psychology are discussed. A comparison of the three perspectives are provided.

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