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Human Psychology

A post by a scholar Sujon Mehedy
Human Psychology

Have we ever wondered why we like or dislike something? Why is one very sociable while the other keeps himself wrapped up? Why does one love to travel when one prefers to stay at home? Why is one very emotional where the other is very realistic? Why is one's choice different from another's?

The thing that works behind all this is called psychology. Today we are going to know about human psychology and behavior.

What is psychology?

● American Psychological Association cites, "Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior"[1]

● The Oxford dictionary refers to "Anatomy, which deals with the Body, and Psychology, which treats of the Soul."[2]

So, we can see that psychology is closely related to the human mind and behavior. Human psychology controls the human mind and behavior. In other words, psychology has a hand in making a person feel happy or sad.

Branches Of Psychology

About 7.9 billion people are living in the world today.[3] From the external point of view, we are all one. Because we all feel hungry, feel good, get sick, grow old and die. But from a human point of view, our desires, tastes, preferences, likes are different. That means we are each unique in terms of psychology. However, it has some common features. Through this, we can say that these people contain this psychology. Let's discuss some of the common branches of psychology.

Clinical psychology[4]

● Clinical psychology uses science, theory, data, and practical knowledge to work on issues such as human disability, discomfort, adaptability, etc., and try to find solutions to problems.

● A clinical psychologist treats a person by diagnosing behavioral aspects keeping in mind the social, cultural, economic, religious beliefs, surroundings, etc., of the person.

Cognitive Psychology[4]

Cognitive psychology plays a very important

role in human psychology. Because it deals with important human issues such as memory, problem-solving, learning, or remembering something, it teaches people to perceive or think correctly. It is closely related to human neurology, philosophy, and linguistics.

Developmental

Psychology[4]

It is variable psychology. It develops based on different experiences of people at different times. It focuses more on the middle-aged or older person than the younger person.

Forensic Psychology[4]

Forensic psychology helps in law-making and criminal trials by finding out the scientific and The human relationship with human crime tendencies. The judgment provides results by analyzing the psychological factors that influence a person's guilt.

NeuroPsychology[4]

A Neuropsychologist studies the solution to the behavior by relating the structure and function of the brain to the behavioral aspects of a person.

Social Psychology[4]

A social psychologist analyzes topics such as social perception, social attitudes, imitation, aggression, prejudice, and leadership. Social perception and social interaction are key to understanding social behavior.

Fun Facts About Human Psychology

● We can't react according to our thoughts[5]

We think we will be happy if we do well in exams and we will suffer a lot if we fail. It turned out that you were the first in the class but could not be as happy as you were supposed to be. Suppose again that you thought you would always be cheerful in the office, but you got into a quarrel with the boss over a small matter. The way we think about what is going to happen in the future does not happen in most cases.

● Our strongest memories fade out quickly[5]

We think the memories of our suffering will be remembered for a lifetime, and it will hurt us the most. But research has shown that people quickly forget the memories of their suffering. It is known as 'Flashbulb Memories.'

● Don't tell your goals to others[5]

We often tell our goals on social media or to our loved ones. I think I will get emotional support by telling others that will help me meet the goal. But in reality, the opposite happens. Because when we share a goal with someone else, we suffer from complacency and deviate from our goal.

● Groupthink isn't a wise decision[5]

The more people we make decisions about, the more likely we are to make mistakes. Because, when the population is more in decision making, there are likes, dislikes, and emotions. Psychologists refer to it as Groupthink.

● Repeat continuously 66 days to build a habit[5]

Plenty of research has shown that if we do any work for 66 consecutive days, then that work will become our habit, such as: Practicing English for 30 minutes as a rule for 66 days.

● High-level concentration sustain for 10 minutes[5]

We think we can hold attention for a long time. But research says that our brains can't fully concentrate for more than 10 minutes.

Lastly, we can say that human psychology is a fun topic for scientists. If one can bring it under control, one can improve a lot physically and mentally.


References:

[1] Simply Psychology : https://www.simplypsychology.org/whatispsychology.html

[2] Oxford Reference: https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780199534067.001.0001/acref-97801 99534067

[3] Worldometers: https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/#:~:text=World%20Population%20Clock%3A %207.9%20Billion%20People%20(2021)%20-%20Worldometer

[4] Medical News Today: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/154874#branches

[5] BabaMail :https://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=13355