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Biological perspective

A psychological approach that emphasizes bodily events and changes associated with actions, feelings, and thoughts.

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Positive psychology

Focuses on the qualities that enable people to be happy, optimistic, and resilient during times of stress.

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Humanist psychology

A psychological approach that emphasizes free will, personal growth, resilience, and the achievement of human potential.

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Cognitive perspective

A psychological approach that emphasizes mental processes in perception, memory, language, problem solving, and other areas of behavior.

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Psychodynamic perspective

A psychological approach that emphasizes unconscious dynamics within the individual, such as inner forces, conflicts, or the movement of instinctual energy.

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Basic psychology

The study of psychological issues in order to seek knowledge for its own sake rather than for its practical application.

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Feminist psychology

A psychological approach that analyzes the influence of social inequities on gender relations and on the behavior of the two sexes.

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Applied psychology

The study of psychological issues that have direct practical significance, also, the application of psychological findings.

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Socialcultural perspective

A psychological approach that emphasizes social and cultural influences on behavior.

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Learning perspective

A psychological approach that emphasizes how the environment and experience affect a person's or animal's actions; it includes behaviorism and social-cognitive learning theories.

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Evolutionary psychology

A field of psychology emphasizing evolutionary mechanisms that may help explain human commonalities in cognition, development, emotion, social practices, and other areas of behavior.