PSYC110 Psychological Research Discussions

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PSYC110 Psychological Research Discussions
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PSYC110 Psychological Research Discussions

PSYC110 Psychological Research Discussions

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The text gives seven major perspectives in modern psychology. These perspectives are based on observations of how people think, feel, and act. Select a perspective that you think best explains human behavior and evaluate it for strengths and weaknesses.

(Given a contemporary research question or issue in the social sciences, such as the question of whether obesity can be linked to mood and anxiety disorders, assess the key theoretical perspectives related to the problem or issue and select the perspectives that best address the problem or issue)

(Given an intellectual, scientific research question that investigates human behavior and mental processes, apply the empirical approach of the social sciences in order to define, analyze, and formulate answers that may support various solutions to the problem).

The cognitive perspective is a modern perspective in psychology that focuses on memory, intelligence, perception, problem solving, and learning. I believe peoples actions can be evaluated by the cognitive perspective.

Strength of the cognitive perspective is that it looks at thought processes which were ignored by other psychologists, especially behaviorists. Processes such as memory, attention and perception have been studied as they have an effect on our behavior.

A weakness of the cognitive perspective is that it is too mechanical; it compares the human to computers in that they have similar processes. This is a weakness as humans are more complex than computers, for example emotions can affect a humans’ output…