Posted: September 3rd, 2013
- People have some common characteristics regarding their psychology. This is made possible by the human anatomy that is common to all.
- Science research is vital in solving psychological problems. Detailed analysis of the data and variables will provide a lot of information.
- Many psychological facts were discovered by experiments on speculations and closely related sources of information.
- Human culture is a fundamental component when studying psychology. However, it is important to consider all other human aspects (Slife, 61).
- Psychological studies in America use general population especially when they are considering fundamental processes.
- Development of psychology will be caused by running tests and experiments on theories.
- Findings based on fundamentals of human beings; result in having an effect on what is actually happening to people globally.
- Research is carried out from different parts of the world and not just a narrow profile. Therefore, the conclusions made are real (Slife, 63).
- Psychology should reflect all aspects of human race not just a few of them. There will be better answers if psychology gets a general focus.
- Findings of psychology should not be generalized since they might turn out to be inaccurate.
- Only a part of a population is used in carrying out psychological tests and experiments.
- Scientific research in psychology cannot be limited in testing theories. It should cover other promising areas (Slife, 64).
- Most psychologists carry out their research with Americans and conclude their findings are a global principle.
- Many questions of psychology cannot be answered by just indoor experiments and research. All possible means of research should be applied to this exercise.
- Human beings are different in the way they respond or carry out their activities. This is why it is important for psychologists to be specific on their findings and conclusions.
- Psychological research should include animals to broaden the understanding of this discipline (Slife, 65).
Slife, Brent D. Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Psychological Issues. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2008. Print.