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Characteristics and Nature of Psychology

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Characteristics and Nature of Psychology

Psychology has following characteristics

  • It adheres to law of empiricism or objectivity, law of systematic approach & law of measurement.
  • It is scientific in nature
  • It is accurate
  • It is verifiable
  • It is reliable
  • It is definite
  • It is quantitative
  • It is based on careful observation
  • It is empirical
  • It is based on facts
  • It has the power of prediction
  • It is universally applica…

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Process of Psychological Inferences

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Process of Psychological Inferences

It consists of the following sub-processes

  • Observation
  • Assumption
  • Hypothesis formation
  • Generalization
  • Generation of results

Psychology & Relation to Other Sciences

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Psychology & Relation to Other Sciences

  • Philosophy: Philosophy was considered as mother of all sciences and psychology was a part of it until late 19th century. They both differ based on nature, field technology, and point of views.
  • Sociology: It is the study of society, individual, and its relationships whereas…

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