Psychology is a diverse discipline, grounded in science, but with nearly boundless applications in everyday life. Some psychologists do basic research, developing theories and testing them through carefully honed research methods involving observation, experimentation, and analysis. Other psychologists apply the discipline’s scientific knowledge to help people, organizations, and communities' function better (APA).
Why Study Psychology?
The study of psychology is highly dependent on understanding the scientific method,
basic psychological tenets, and critical thinking. Critical thinking is essential
to being an educated person and will help you not only in any job you choose, but
in your personal life as well.
Personal skills that are honed in the field of psychology include communication skills, critical thinking, positive interpersonal interactions, problem solving and mediating personal relationships. These are skills that can be used in your everyday life, throughout your lifetime.
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