The Role Of Psychology In Our Society

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What is psychology? Why is it important and what is the impact of psychology in our society? First thing first, psychology is a big field and it is a common knowledge that Malaysian understand that psychology typically set with a mental health but it is more than that. It is the science of behaviour, cognition and emotion. Questions like, why do we behave as we do? Why do we have moods? Why are we able to generate reasonable explanation of some actions but not of others? This is why humans started to learn psychology. In 1693, the word of psychology first appeared in England but not widely used or understood until the mid of 1800s . Psychology is a combination of two Greek words, ‘Psyche’ and ‘Logos’. Psyche meant soul or spirit. Psyche originally…show more content…
The definition of psychology had undergone several revisions in the past. It is currently define as a discipline engaged in studying behaviour and mental processes. The field of psychology is ever expanding and diversifying and several sub fields of psychology have been developed. A study of psychology can help our society to improve life. Many of issues would disappear if we have knowledge about psychology because when you learn psychology, you can understand everyone’s reason for doing everything and why someone would act a certain way. Albert Bandura says that, “Psychology cannot tell people how they ought to live their lives. It can however provide them with the means for effecting personal and social change.” There is several impact of psychology in our society with different area of…show more content…
The one biggest example in Sigmund Freud work is that ego has a split personality that corresponds in our mind. There is still who believe that psychoanalytic deals with their anger and they don’t even know how to deal with it. Society views in psychoanalytic seems to limit whether we are free or whether we are doing something spontaneous activity. There are three types of personality structure from Sigimund Freud original theory which is id, ego and the superego. “One domain of the self (actual; ideal; ought) and one standpoint on the self (own; significant other) constitute each type of self-state representation”. (Higgins, E. T. (1987). Self-discrepancy: A theory relating self and affect. Psychological Review, 94(3),
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