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PostSubject: u01d1 Comparison of Psychologists   Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:18 am

In this unit, you have studied several of the theorists who have been influential in the development of the field of psychology.

  • Which of these theorists' views most closely matches your own views
    of psychology?

  • Which specific theoretical view makes the most sense to you? Why?
  • Describe other theories promoted by different psychologists that you
    also agree with, and explain why.

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PostSubject: Re: u01d1 Comparison of Psychologists   Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:41 am

Hello Dr Alicia,

The Theorist I think I can relate most to is
John B Watson. Watson states that behaviorism is the scientific study of
human behavior. It seems most logical to observe human behavior then to
make predictions and determine the casual relationships between stimuli
and response. Watson believed all behavior can be reduced to these
basic components, and that life’s most complicated acts are but
combinations of these simple stimulus - response patterns of behavior.
For example, If one was to observe the average life of a teenager who
grew up in a happy healthy home and was provided with love, support and
stability, as opposed to another teenager who grew up in a broken home
surrounded by violence, abuse, instability and lack of nurturing, it
would be clearly understandable why the second teenager would have a
more problematic history then the one who had a stronger foundation of
love and support throughout their adolescent years.

Another
psychologist I believe I can relate to is Sigmund Freud. Sigmund Freud
is the father of psychoanalysis, which is the study of the unconscious
mind and behavior. I believe a lot of people tend to react to life on an
unconscious level of repressed emotions stemming from certain anxieties
which I think is also an important factor to understanding how the mind
works and why. For example, traumatic life experiences may be so far
pushed back into one’s unconsciousness, they may not even realize why
they react the way they do to some aspects of life in general.

While
I think all of these theorists have some validity in their beliefs and
research methods to understanding the complexities of the mind, I find
it hard to say one is more correct in their hypothesis then the others,
as they all hold substantial reasoning and beliefs on developing a
better understanding of how the mind works.

~ Vanessa Daly

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PostSubject: Re: u01d1 Comparison of Psychologists   Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:41 pm

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