A comprehensive definition of psychology

Postby HenKyl » Sat May 12, 2018 7:30 pm

as part of a definition of psychology, would i be correct in saying that mental processes can be seen as biological events?
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Sat May 12, 2018 9:32 pm

Neurology is biological. It is the study of the nervous system, including the organ the brain.

Psychology is the study of the mind. The mind is not a biological organ. It is a construct that allows us to discuss thought. This is an important distinction in that while we can demonstrate thought is tied to biological events, psychology is not a physical science.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Sat May 12, 2018 9:49 pm

Just to add...

If you want a definition of psychology that includes a biological component check out the fields of behaviorism and neuropsychology.
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Postby DrPsychFeels » Wed May 16, 2018 6:54 pm

Translated literally from Aristotle, psychology is the study of the soul.

In other words, it's the study of how we relate to ourselves.
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