The report will discuss the differences between the two types of research and also the advantages and disadvantages of each. This will help better the lives of students and others that may need to write a report. There are two main methods of conducting research; they are qualitative and quantitative methods. In order to create an efficient report you need both of the methods, they are very different in many ways but when put together they work to give you a better understanding on certain research. What kind of research method you will use depends on what kind of report you are writing, if you will dig deep into the research or if you will do more of a basic research.
1. What is biological psychology? “Biopsychology is the scientific study of the biology of behavior. Some refer to this field as psychobiology, behavioral biology, or behavioral neuroscience; but I prefer the term biopsychology because it denotes a biological approach to the study of psychology rather than a psychological approach to the study of biology: Psychology commands center stage in this text. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior—the scientific study of all overt activities of the organism as well as all the internal processes that are presumed to underlie them (e.g., learning, memory, motivation, perception, and emotion)” (Pinel, 2009).
4). In a more descriptive definition social psychology is a scientific study that focuses on understanding and explaining how humans think about, influence and/or affect, and relate to one another. Social psychology can be summed up and simply defined as the scientific study of social thinking, social influence, and social relations (Myers, 2010). Although there are many different views, experiments, outcomes, and theories that make up social psychology these ideas can be boiled down to just a few central ideas referred to as social psychology's big lessons (Myers, 2010). These big ideas can be categorized under social thinking, social influence, or social relations.
Our environment shapes how our genes affect us though. Genes work in mysterious ways and we may not enjoy what the give to us. Good or bad, genes are what turn on nurture so our environment can shape who we are, how we behave, and possibly who we love. Ridley certainly backs his theories with much evidence and this book strongly displays his opinion of how nature brings about nurture. From the text, I gathered that Ridley wrote The Agile Gene from a biological perspective of psychology.
PSY-150 Outline of Important Concepts: Chapter One (*Study concepts in bold) Psychology- is the science of behavior and mental process Four goals of psychology: describe, understand, predict, control Guidelines for Psychological Research: 1. who is making claim? 2. Is claim based on scientific observations? 3. What do statistics reveal?
Christian Worldview Paper 1 Tracey L. Maye Liberty University Christian Worldview Paper 1 Science is a rational quest that consists of not only observations and data collection but to also analyze data and use it to comprehend the world we live in. Scientific methods are successions of steps that assist in obtaining and studying the data, to seek truth and incorporate our knowledge. It is a technique for experimentation, implemented to examine observations that provide answers for scientific questions. In modest terms, it is a procedure that encompasses questioning and responding to scientific questions through interpretive experiments. Therefore, it supports a focus for fair science project questions, hypothesis, and designs that perform and assess the experiment.
Because of science one now can measure these processes and quantify them so that cognitive psychologist may use behavioral observation to measure damage, mental processes and mental states. Because of cognitive science, cognitive psychologist are able to see just what is going on within a person’s brain and make the most educated guess on how he or she should be treated because of their behavior (Van Wagner, 2009). Behavior of individuals can be observed and watched, measured and tested, and a conclusion can be made from behavior on whether or not cognitive psychology is the best treatment for the individual. Even though cognitive psychology arose in response to behaviorism, this does not mean that behavior is not important for the
Defining Social Psychology Brandi K. Keller PSY/400 March 20, 2013 Dr. Timothy Doty Defining Social Psychology Throughout the years each field of science and each discipline relating to psychology has had to fight to prove its point and its relevance to the field; therefore, making each field of psychology worthy of its place within the science and academic communities. One of the many behaviors observed during this trial has been the way people think, influence, and relate to others otherwise known as social psychology. Friends, family, and collogues influence each other, which can be either a positive or a negative influence. How each person thinks and relates to these influences is what determines if the influence will be a positive
And the different classes of emotion, that frustration tends to limits our goals that lead to anxiety and that defense mechanism can help us cope with minor psychological issues on the day to day bases helps me to improve on setting my goals and not to lose hope on it, what defense mechanism people use and what way is the best when dealing with them. While in a social aspect it helps me in dealing with people. At first it is hard for me to interact with other people but after this subject I learn to socialize with other through different
Most of scientists want to become the first and prominent in their inventions because if they get succeed, their names would not be forgotten. Some of them achieve their goals and bring favor to humanity, but others fail on their ways and even can bring the harm to people, because everything has positive and negative sides, and science is not an exception. There are many prominent scientists who really helped people with their investigations and made a big progress in our generation. One of these scientists can be the Charles Darwin, the British scientist and naturalist, who propounded his theory of evolution and became famous by his writing “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection” because it was based on indisputable proofs. Charles Darwin helped science to make a new approach in the doctrine of the origin of mankind, therefore his name gained a worldwide acceptance and fame and he received a number of awards for it.