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Why do we need to study Psychology? 

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Samuel Chiltern answered
Nobody in particular needs to study psychology, but it is useful to have a basic understanding of the principles of the human mind.

If nothing else, I think that everyone could benefit from analysing their own emotions and motivations, and learning techniques to help them to identify and realise their goals in life.

The Benefits of Studying Psychology
If you are forced into studying anything, then the chances are that you won't get much enjoyment from it. However, psychology is a fascinating subject, which covers many different areas of human understanding, and which confers significant benefits upon those who study it.

Off the top of my head, I can think of a number of ways in which psychology can be helpful:

  • Interpersonal skills and communication - whenever you communicate with somebody, you need to figure out whether they understand what you're telling them, and adjust your approach accordingly. Psychology helps people to 'read' others, using their body language for example, and to gain an insight into people's mental state
  • Critical thinking - an understanding of psychology will help you to identify subjective bias in other people's arguments, and might even help you to understand why they hold particular opinions, and how you can sway them into thinking differently
  • Mental health - gaining an understanding of what constitutes good psychological health, and what is considered unhealthy, will help you to keep your own mind in order, and to spot early warning signs of mental illness. You may also learn to come to terms with traumatic events in your own life, and find a way to realise your true potential
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Nathaniel Hobby answered
Psychology is the study of human behavior and the science of the mind. It has its use as a mechanism by which we can analyze human beings and their reactions and behaviors towards certain circumstances or people.

Over many years the study of psychology has changed and evolved a lot as psychologists develop new theories and findings relating to human behavior and the human mind.

The topic of psychology is as relevant as ever in our culture as therapy, counseling, and analysis of behavior is seen as important. Many people turn to therapy to help deal with their behavior relating to things such as fears and past hurt and psychology can be used to help cure or manage mental health problems.

When studied, psychology can give great insight into why humans behave in certain ways and how the mind works. Psychology is also used in many mainstream careers to aid productivity, happiness and well-being at work. It is used in sports in order to help athletes maintain concentration and push themselves further. 

Psychology can be used by almost everyone as the way that an individual behaves and thinks makes up a large part of who they are and how they react. Even if you do not see yourself actively pursuing a career using psychology it can be used to help you understand more about your own behavior. There are many different strains and theories in psychology including:
  • cognitive psychology
  • developmental psychology
  • social psychology
  • clinical psychology
  • humanistic psychology
Each different psychological path holds different theories and responsibilities in analyzing human behavior. For example, social psychology looks specifically at how humans relate and interact with one another, whilst clinical psychology focuses on the use of psychology in curing or managing mental health problems.
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amber Jhon answered
Psychology is the science that studies the minds and behavior of people. It is considered important because it is associated with various subjects like biology, computer science, sociology, philosophy and forensic science.

There is a need to study psychology because it helps to evaluate the connection between psychological disorders and brain biochemistry, and helps to overcome psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety.

Psychology helps with personal development and the development of artificial intelligence. It also determines the social interaction of people and their behavior in different circumstances.

In business, it is important to study the work behavior of people. Moreover, psychology is also required to study the career prospects of individuals.
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Amanda Wells answered
Psychology comes from the ancient Greek word for soul, and literally means the 'study of the soul', or the 'essence of humanity'. Today, we think of it as the study of the mind, and it is a vital study as it is our mind that makes us human and individual.

We are only just beginning to understand the importance of the mind, and how it works together with the body.
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Anonymous answered
For us to know more about our behavior, and others' behavior as well, because psychology deals with the behavior of people and animals.
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Anonymous answered
We need to study psychology because it is very useful in life, to be able to understand the behavior of people.
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tinga nih answered
To understand the behavior of man...
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Anonymous answered
Psychology is important to help us understand the mind and behavior of individuals.
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Craving Love answered
Simply because its the study of human behaviour and the way we act. It explains reasons behind behaviour - whether they're scientific or unscientific. We need to know these things to keep living, to monitor our behaviour in the world we're living in.
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Anonymous answered
Studying psychology is not just about the things you will know. It is all about yourself and the world...

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