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View Poll Results: What's your personally preferred approach to Psychology?
Psychodynamic Approach 1 6.67%
Behavioral Approach 0 0%
Humanistic Approach 1 6.67%
Cognitive Approach 1 6.67%
Biological Approach 3 20.00%
Transpersonal Approach 0 0%
Other (Please explain) 0 0%
A Combination of 2 or more of these Schools 8 53.33%
None. Insights into the Mind and Behavior needs to be no deeper than the pages of the DSM. 1 6.67%
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Old 03-05-11, 08:55 PM
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Question What's your personally preferred approach to Psychology

So there's this thing called Psychology, which is the science of the mind and behavior. While the goals of the many facets of Psychology are generally the same, the preferred method of reaching those goals can vary from individual to individual. These approaches and methods are different interpretations of who we are and why.

To some people, some approaches have little or no relevance, to others they might all be significant.

A brief rundown of these angles (that i couldn't fit into the poll options) are:

Psychodynamic Approach (Internal conflicts and forces below the consciousness which lead to behavior)

Behavioral Approach (Behavior is largely a response to stimuli of the environment - not thoughts or feelings)

Humanistic Approach (Understanding people's values, intentions, and self-concepts. That people will reach their full potential if they are given the opportunity to do so)

Cognitive Approach (The observation of how our ways of thinking about situations and events influence our behavior)

Biological Approach (The study of genes, the brain and neurological environments influencing behavior)

Transpersonal Approach (The spiritual and/or metaphysical influences and conflicts of the human psyche)

Or do you have your own personal take that you feel is an important filter through with to observe and explain the where's and why's to behavior, that you would like to share?

Or do you feel that these notions of how the mind and behavior work, are just silly archaic notions that are only inhibiting our ability to observe, diagnose and treat mental health issues.

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Biological.
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psychodynamic leading to biological
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Re: What do you feel is the most important approach to Psychology, Dx, and Mental Hea

I think it's important for me to stay in touch with everyone else, or i'll get sucked into my tendency to analyze problems all the time. Most people I know don't even know what NT stands for. Sometimes I wonder if I was better off not knowing I have ADD. I mean, the same problems keep happeneing, and things have actually gotten worse for me since I found out.
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Re: What is your preferred approach to Psychology?

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Re: What do you feel is the most important approach to Psychology, Dx, and Mental Hea

When i break it down - i have a bit of an eclectic position. But im really really partial to the Humanistic approaches. Im really interested in Psychodynamics, and Cognitive Principles, but im really a sucker for the how powerful the Humanistic Approach can be.

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I don't care, whatever works. Goat dung, seahorse shavings.
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Re: What do you feel is the most important approach to Psychology, Dx, and Mental Hea

Oooh Oooh....... Goat Dung Therapy & Sea Horse Shavings...

Messy But Definite Potential.

I made one of several B's in my Clinical Psych grad program in a class

on Psychotherapy that I liked and had nothing less than a 100 average.

The teacher was cool and I respected his decision.

Keep in mind that this was 1974 and I was in my advanced Cheech & Chong

phase.

Okay, so there I was on the front row (which is where I always sat).

Stoned of course.

One of my classmates was giving a presentation on "Primal Scream" therapy.

After she curled up on the floor in a fetal position and started screaming at

the top of her lungs, I broke out into the poster child photo op for "WTF?"

Unfortunately (for me) Dr. Levin (now retired) asked me what I thought.

Not good.

Never ask me that unless you want to REALLY know the bottom line.

So, after responding with "You Can't Be Serious. That's the lamest gd thing

I've ever seen," I secured my B.

Oh well,stuff happens.


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When i break it down - i have a bit of an eclectic position. But im really really partial to the Humanistic approaches. Im really interested in Psychodynamics, and Cognitive Principles, but im really a sucker for the how powerful the Humanistic Approach can be.

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would the humanistic approach involve a relation to gestalt therapy?
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