perspective in psychology

DB Perspectives in Psychology
Why do I want you to do this?
Photo of three 11 year old childrenNow that you have learned between 5 and 7 theoretical perspectives used to explain human behavior, this discussion provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of these perspectives by applying the theoretical perspectives to other human behaviors. In addition, by engaging with your classmates on their posts, you will deepen your own understanding of the course material and also contribute to the learning of others. Finally, writing in APA format in your discussion posts will provide you with the practice needed to prepare for writing your final project.
What you will do?
In this discussion, you will post a minimum of TWO times.
Post #1 First, in a primary post of between 100 and 200 words
Post #2 Respond to at least one of your classmates (at least 25 words)
How do I want you to do it?
STEP 1 – Your own post:
Using the perspectives you learned about (including psychoanalysis, behaviorism, cognitive psychology, humanism, and the biological approach), and explain how a psychologist might explain the following three human behaviors to a fifth-grade class. NOTE: Outside of the five major psychological perspectives (biological, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic), there are two additional perspectives (sociocultural perspective and evolutionary perspective). Feel free to use one of these perspectives as well as any of the five major perspectives.
Next, write a summary paragraph about which psychological perspective most resonates with you, and why. If you were to practice psychology someday, either as a therapist, counselor, teacher, researcher or in some other capacity, which perspective do you think you might emphasize?
MAKE SURE YOU: Explain each of the three behaviors from a DIFFERENT perspective.
AND: Give a well-founded explanation of how a psychologist would explain that behavior from that particular perspective and use APA in-text citations to cite your source.
The Three Behaviours
Behavior 1: Behavior 2: Behavior 3:
Why do people cut or shave hair from their bodies (and why does it vary by sex, age, group, etc.)?
Why do children in an elementary school walk in a line when going to class?
Why are people physically aggressive towards each other (and why might males be observed doing so more than females)?
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Approximately 250 words