Thursday, January 17, 2013

Explain the reasons why it is important to understand history in general. Explain the reasons why it is especially important for students of psychology to understand psychology’s history.

     Understanding history in general allows one to understanding life as clearly as possible and allows one to understand why certain factors in life happen. This understanding allows one to make beneficial decision that better one's life, family's life, and society because past mistakes can be avoided that hinder life and society.  
     As a student of psychology it is important to understand psychology's history because psychology was developed just like any other discipline. Therefore to understand psychology one has to know how it started and what schools of thought helped develop it. To understand how psychology continues to develop one must first understand how and why it began. Understanding the history better helps one understand what psychology is and how to use it to better the lives of individuals and to better society.

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