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Psychology is a science: explain why? - Psychology

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Psychology is a science: explain why?

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Psychology is defined as the scientific study of human behaviour and mental processes. It is not an exact science but a social science. A science is a body of systematized knowledge that is carefully obtained by observing and measuring events. Psychology is empirical i.e., it employs the scientific method, systematic observation and experiments to arrive at certain principles and theories. The goals of Psychology i.e., description (accurate identification and classification of behaviour), explanation (understanding the causes of behaviour) and prediction (knowledge about possible outcomes of behaviour) are scientific in orientation.

Concept: History of Psychology as a Science
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Balbharati Psychology 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1 Story of Psychology
Exercise | Q 3.1 | Page 10
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