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Compare and Contrast two of the five main approaches in psychology.

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Compare and Contrast two of the five main approaches in psychology

Written By Mark Costa

The two approaches I will be looking at in this essay are 'behavourism' and 'humanism'. Apart from the fact that one of them is scientific and the other is not, I have chosen these two as they have very different aspects of studying and interperatation that interests me.

Psychology evolved through three subjects philosophy, biology and physics.

It developed through stages and views, firstly with Psychoanalysis, behaviarism, cognitive, humanistic and lastly biological.

Behaviourists believed that we are shaped by the way our behaviours are rewarded. Behaviourists want results, by which they can check measure and observe on the stimulus and the reacted response.

Humanists believe that every human being in the world is unique and also that there will never be any two people whom are identical. This relates to the belief on genetics and the experiences we go through in life are different from each other. Through 'ethics' there is a rule that no mental or physical harm should come to a participant of an experiment carried out on a psychological basis. Although

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