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There is a lot to be gained by studying a topic in psychology from more than one perspective. Discuss this claim drawing on Chapters 2 and 3 from Book 2 to illustrate your points.
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'There is a lot to be gained by studying a topic in psychology from more than one perspective.' Discuss this claim drawing on Chapters 2 and 3 from Book 2 to illustrate your points.
What is it that makes us human? Contemporary psychology aims to understand this complex issue in considering psychological phenomena through its diverse perspectives. Each perspective differs in epistemology and methodology producing specific reasoning and explanation. More than one perspective can explain a topic and this eclecticism produces complementarity, conflict or co-existence between perspectives. Applying these relationships by introducing a number of perspectives on the topics of language and meaning and sex and gender, this essay will discuss the claim that there is a lot to be gained by studying a topic from more than one perspective.
Why are there so many approaches to psychology? Due to human complexity, distinctive psychological perspectives exist because there are particular ways of conceptualizing psychological phenomena each seeking different objects of knowledge. The biological perspective looks at relationships between biological processes and behaviour focusing on anatomical mechanisms and functionality. The Psychoanalytic perspective explores the role of the unconscious mind, influences of childhood experiences and interpersonal relationships in explaining human
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