Psychology remains as one of the introductory courses for most medical science students, however there are many who have wondered as to why study that all. The article tries to explain the importance of psychology and how comprehending the basic principles behind it can actually help any individual irrespective of the situation that they are in.
To begin with, let’s understand what do we mean by psychology. When we break it up into the original format, the psyche and the logos, the word psyche means soul or the personality of a person. It is what an individual sees, feels, hears or thinks and it is his recollection of memory. The mind then goes on to differentiate between the conscious and the unconscious mental activity. On the other hand, the word logos means divine wisdom or reasoning. Therefore, when we put together these two words, we essentially have psychology or the wisdom and reasoning of the individual’s soul, personality and mind. Our behavior or response towards any incident is because of our thinking patterns, our personality. Psychologists do not go into the minds of any patient, however, they do study the responses and the patient’s behavior that resulted in that particular reaction. A clinical psychologist understands the importance and so uses psychology on a daily basis.
However, that every individual does. Every one of us uses psychology on a daily basis to deal with our friends, arguing with our loved ones or even disciplining our children. Most people don’t realize that the science behind their decisions, however, it is simple psychology that works in most places. Most people even uses the technique of talking as in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to get their work done.
The following are some places where people use psychology to get things done:
– Establishing relationships: Psychology makes it easier to understand another person and live with them as they help in understanding the behavior patterns and also the reasons behind their behavior. Sometimes, psychology is also used to predict romantic compatibility.
– Improving communication: Psychology has also been proven to be extremely helpful in work culture as it helps to understand how other people think and behave and thereby streamline communications better.
– Helps in building self confidence: Psychology help in understanding why you are and what you are. It talks about your weakness and help build on them so that your personality is developed all-through.
– Lastly, psychology helps in understanding what your mind is in for and therefore develop career accordingly.
– Most important of all, psychology also helps in understanding the minds of children and how they are and why they are like that.
What is important is to understand that the mind works by perception and compulsion. Therefore, if any of this is any kind of problem then the person might be needed to be kept under clinical supervision for some basic psychological assessments. Once that is done, thenthe patient’s issues can be undermined and accordingly treated appropriately. Therapy ensures that the person gets a second chance in life despite the issues.
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