Question and answer
Describe three major psychological perspectives and name at least one leading theorist for each.
Psychodynamic Perspective: Probably the approach that has been most popularly associated with the discipline of psychology for the past century is the psychodynamic, psychoanalytic perspective. [ Sigmund Freud, who was medically trained in neurology, developed a theory of personality that made the assumption that human motivation was propelled by conflicts between instinctual, mostly
unconscious, psychological forces. He called these intrapsychic elements the id, ego and superego. (You know the drill)..Behavioral Perspective: In an attempt to bring scientific method to bear on the understanding of human behavior, John B. Watson, using ideas he had gleaned from the likes of Ivan Pavlov and others, decided to declare that psychology should only concern itself with observable behavior. A science of behavior was built on only observable behavior. Assumptions about underlying psychological causes of behavior were not admitted. The unconscious was declared fictitious and its study, a waste of time. Serious psychology would focus on observable, controllable, behavior... Cognitive Perspective:expectancy-value theory.. In response to the empty organism theory of behaviorism, the cognitive perspective developed explanations for human behavior that suggest that human behavior is at times thoughtful and can be controlled by thought processes. Indeed, the cognitive perspective suggests that much of human behavior is mediated by thought processes like memory and attention, belief systems, attitudes and language. .. ]
Expert answered|uxiali|Points 1431|
Question
Asked 3/21/2013 2:21:17 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
25,657,724 questions answered
Popular Conversations
3x - 4y = 7 3x + 2y = -5 When the second equation is subtracted from ...
Weegy: -6y = 12 User: x + y = k x - y = k The solution to the system shown is _____. (0, k) (2, 2) (k, 0) Weegy: ...
6/29/2016 10:10:18 AM| 3 Answers
It's 3:34, what time was it 50 mins ago?
6/29/2016 2:36:26 AM| 2 Answers
What ending should this word have? deplor- able ible
Weegy: This word should end in -able. DEPLORABLE. User: What ending should this word have? predict- able ible
6/29/2016 6:35:29 AM| 2 Answers
The small, raised features on the surface of the tongue are ...
Weegy: The small, raised features on the surface of the tongue are called: papillae. User: Which of these is NOT a ...
6/29/2016 1:44:48 AM| 1 Answers
Human activity can affect the population size of another species ...
Weegy: ALL OF THE ABOVE. Human activity can affect the population size of another species through: ...
6/29/2016 2:20:39 AM| 1 Answers
Who was the director of the Manhattan Project, which created the ...
Weegy: A. The Marshall Plan provided them with the opportunity to emigrate to the United States and avoid trial. ...
6/29/2016 2:45:05 AM| 1 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
P
L
Points 1090 [Total 1751] Ratings 2 Comments 1070 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 379 [Total 740] Ratings 2 Comments 359 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 172 [Total 247] Ratings 1 Comments 162 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
P
P
P
Points 161 [Total 3704] Ratings 0 Comments 161 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 140 [Total 421] Ratings 0 Comments 140 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 127 [Total 179] Ratings 0 Comments 127 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
1
Points 107 [Total 852] Ratings 3 Comments 57 Invitations 2 Offline
S
L
Points 87 [Total 4207] Ratings 0 Comments 87 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 40 [Total 50] Ratings 1 Comments 30 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 32 [Total 139] Ratings 0 Comments 32 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.