The Diverse Nature of Psychology Paper

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The Diverse Nature of Psychology PSY/490 June 11th, 2012 Kathryn Earl, M.Ed. As in life diversity in psychology is critical to survival. Stabilization within the field of psychology must rely on a meshing of multiculturalism, contributions from within and outside of the field and knowledge in a variety of approaches and theories (Stanovich, 2010). Without diversity in psychology, one will become complacent and stagnant. Only the strongest survive and being able to draw from a diverse set of disciplines can widen the range of psychological outcomes. Diversity of psychology, Motivation, the theory of emotion and the approach and avoidance concepts will be addressed in this paper, as well as examples of sub-disciplines and how psychology contribute to society. According to the American Psychological Association (APA) psychology consist of 54 subdivisions. Diversity has a great impact on the field of psychology which makes the concept more generally related to each field. In the twentieth century the call for the unification of major concept of psychology has paid off in present day, by unifying behaviorism, psychoanalysis, structuralism and Gestalt psychology. Although this unification came under a lot of scrutiny but the field of psychology today is very well diverse because of the reason to unify these concepts. Since this core field of psychology unify it gave birth to sub-disciplines like clinical psychology, environmental psychology, industrial/organization psychology, abnormal psychology, school psychology and cognitive- behavioral psychology. These sub-disciplines signify the diverse nature of psychology. The first sub-disciplines that will be address are Industrial and Organization psychology and the sub- topic groups think. In the work environment an Industrial and Organizational psychology will utilize fundamental understating of how workers behave

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