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The Role of Psychology in Science

Questions are addressed in this article such as: (a) What is the role of psychology in science, and how important is it in understanding basic schools of thought in psychological research and practice, (c) What are significant implications for psychology in the 21st century, (d) Who are some of the important contributors to the major schools of psychology, (e) What are some controversies in psychology related to mental life and subjective experiences, and (f) What is the importance of understanding basic biology in interpreting psychological theories?

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What is the role of psychology in the greater realm of science?

Psychology has a history in the disciplines of religion and philosophy in which scientists speculated about the nature and identity of the human being. The role of psychology in the greater realm of science is to answer questions regarding behavior and mental processes. The scientific method as to how to study and observe phenomena is the focus of research in psychology.

What is the importance of understanding thoughts in psychology as related to research and practice in the field?

The importance of the schools of thought related to research and practice is focused on what area of psychology that the researcher wishes to study. For instance, the Personality psychologists would be interested in schools of thought that deal with personality and/or abnormal behavior (e.g., Freud's psychoanalysis or Jung's ...

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This solution is focused on the role of psychology in the greater realm of science, and the scientific method focused on how to study and observe phenomena.

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