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DEFINITIONS AND FUNCTIONS OF
PSYCHOLOGY
DEFINITION
According to the
American
Psychological
Association(APA),
psychology is the
scientific study of the
behaviour of
Individuals and their
mental processes.
DEFINITION
The British
Psychological Society
has defined
psychology as the
scientific study of
people, the mind and
behavior
DEFINITION
According to Crow and
Crow, psychology is the
study of human
behaviour and human
relationship
DEFINITION
Skinner
considers
psychology as
the science of
behaviour and
experience
DEFINITION
In the words of
Woodworth and
Marquis,
psychology is the
scientific study of
the activities of the
individual in
relation to his
environment
DEFINITION
Koffka defined
psychology as the
scientific study of
behaviour of living
creatures in their
contact with the
outer world
FUNCTIONS OF
PSYCHOLOGY
1
TO UNDERSTAND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR
2
TO IDENTIFY FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE BEHAVIOUR
3
TO UNDERSTAND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
TO UNDERSTAND THE CAUSES OF CRIMES AND THEIR CURES
4
5
TO TREAT MENTAL ILLNESS
6
TO UNDERSTAND CONSUMER TASTE
7
TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY IN WORK PLACES
8
TO FIND OUT INDIVIDUALS SUITABLE FOR EACH JOB
9
TO PROVIDE EFFECTIVE EDUCATION
10
TO UNDERSTAND ONESELF AND OTHERS
BY NIDHEESHA CK

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AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY