Saturday, July 19, 2014
How is the field of psychology similar to other sciences? How is it different? Do you believe that psychology should be classified as a science? Why or why not?
The field of psychology is similar to other sciences by means of using similar methods when conducting research, such as empirical studies and the scientific method. However, psychology differs from other sciences because psychologists focus on mental processes and behaviors. Therefore, indeed I do believe that psychology should be classified as a science. Psychology is a scientific discipline that uses the scientific method to investigate psychological phenomena, and for arriving at scientific truths in regard to the causes and treatments for psychological and behavioral disorders and problems. Therefore, psychology uses the scientific method to study mental processes and behaviors. Also, when psychologists conduct research they embrace scientific values when gathering and analyzing data quantitatively is by using statistics.