There are five major perspectives in the field of psychology. According to the text, they are explained as follows:
•Neuroscience Perspective- Focuses on the biological components of the behavior of ...
... people and animals.
•Cognitive - Approaches to behavior consider how people know, understand, and think about the world.
•Behavioral - This perspective de-emphasizes internal processes and concentrates instead on observable, measurable behavior, suggesting that understanding and control of a person's environment are sufficient to fully explain and modify behavior.
•Humanistic - This perspective emphasizes people that are uniquely inclined towards psychological growth and higher levels of functioning and that they will strive to reach their full potential.
•Psychodynamic - Emphasizes the importance of unconscious mental forces.
The subfield for these categories are:
•Behavioral neuroscience is a subfield that applies to Neuroscience perspective.
•Cognitive psychology is a subfield that applies to Cognitive perspective.
•Clinical Psychology is a subfield that applies to Behavioral perspective.
•Program evaluation or Education psychology are subfield that applies to Humanistic perspective. Both goals are to help individuals reach their full potential.
•Personality psychology is a subfield that applies to Psychodynamic perspective.
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