In this lesson, our instructor Charles Schallhorn gives an introduction to perspectives and approaches. He discusses nature vs. nurture and the following perspectives: biological, evolutionary, psychodynamic, cognitive, humanistic, behavioral, sociocultural, and biopsychosocial. He also briefly explains alcoholism using all these perspectives.
The primary views or dominant perspectives have changed since 1879, from the early views of Structuralism and Functionalism to the modern views
The Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic was dominant in the early to mid-20th century, with challenges from Behaviorism and Gestalt
The biological, evolutionary, cognitive, humanistic, and sociocultural approaches are more modern approaches
Many theorists now take an interdisciplinary approach combining the biological, cognitive, neurological, and sociocultural approaches (eclectic)
Within psychology, there are several domains: biological, clinical, cognitive, counseling, developmental, educational, experimental, human factors, industrial–organizational, personality, psychometric, and social psychology
Perspectives & Approaches
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
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