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Psychology Defined - What is Psychology

Psychology Defined - What is Psychology

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Psychology Defined - What is Psychology?
Psychology Defined - What is Psychology?

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What is psychology really studying?Did you know that the word psychology originates from the Latin word psyche,which means soul? If you break this down completely, psychology is the “study of the soul.” But when we talk of psychology in today’s modern world, we rarelydiscuss the soul, and more often than not we completely override the idea of a souleven existing. The scientific study of psychology looks at the functions of the mindand more specifically the functions of the brain in the anatomical science of neuropsychology. We can also say that psychology is a larger topic which embracesour behaviors, emotions, and relationships, considering each as a unique part of thepsychological experience. Yet still we remain somewhat detached from the origins of the word, the ‘soul’ and its important role in making up who we are within thismassive universe. Fortunately we do not have to abandon modern science in orderto discover the soul’s existence, for contemporary studies in physics andpsychology has set a new stage for reveling a whole new dimension of reality.Let us start by braking the ice, even though it may be a few feet thick; quantumphysics, which is the new mechanics of modern physical science, says that allmatter in its most basic form has two properties. These properties are very simpleto understand when we break them down into what they really are. One is the formof matter, the same material that makes up the physical world around us. The otherproperty is the wave in which there is no physical matter but rather a frequency of motion. Now what is important to understand out of this conclusion is thateverything in the universe has a state of physical existence and physical non-existence; or more simply put it is either physically here or not here. While this maybe difficult to understand without the full philosophical and physiologicalexplanation of this scientific theory, we can reflect on the topic by pondering overthe fact that there is a world that we can see and a world we cannot see; there is aworld that we know and a world that is hidden from us.Now taking a giant leap back to psychology, we can ask ourselves the question“why must we rule out the possibility of a soul, or some higher form of energy, non-material object that makes us who we really are in our most basic, essential form?” Just because we cannot study the soul by using microscopes and test tubes, mustwe cross it off the list of possibilities as to why we think, feel, and act as individualswith individual consciousness? I used the word consciousness because it is a highlycontroversial word that will come up in the debate of whether a soul exists, becauseif it does that there may just be a form of the human being that we may never cometo grasp here in the physical world with our physical experiments.

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