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The main branches of psychology

Science seeks to reflect the complex psychic reality that is the subject of psychology in its essential properties and in a generalized form, i.e. in terms. Concepts ultimately constitute the framework of any science. Together, they form a categorical system.

Category - an extremely broad concept, which reflects the most common and essential properties, signs, relationships and relationships of objects, phenomena of reality and knowledge

A change in the scientific outlook on human psychology is associated with a change in categories, with filling them with new content. In this sense, a change in psychology as a science is closely related to two areas that ultimately characterize its structure:

- differentiation of branches of psychology;

- design and development of research areas and schools.

The first direction is closely connected with the ontological characteristics of the object of psychological research, the second - with the epistemological prerequisites for the formation of psychological knowledge itself. In the first case, we are talking about various areas of human activity, in the second - about possible methodological approaches to the study of the mental.

Moreover, the differentiation of the branches of psychology and theoretical directions has fundamentally different mechanisms. So, the specifics of the functioning of the psyche of people in various spheres of human activity, especially the problems that arise in this case, requiring the involvement of scientific knowledge to solve them, serve as an objective basis for distinguishing various branches of psychology. These industries can be classified for various reasons.

Modern psychology is an extremely differentiated science. Various authors count from 50 to 100 relatively independent branches of it, claiming the status of “full-fledged” scientific disciplines.

The branches of psychology are distinguished for many reasons:

a) for the purpose of the activity (obtaining or applying new knowledge): fundamental and applied sciences;

b) on the subject of research: psychology of development, creativity, personality, etc .;

c) by the type of connections of psychology with other sciences: psychophysiology, neuropsychology, mathematical psychology;

d) in relations with various areas of practice: organizational psychology, engineering psychology, sports psychology, pedagogical psychology, political psychology, legal psychology, social psychology, military psychology and several others;

e) according to the object and specifics of development - animal psychology (zoopsychology), human psychology (anthropological psychology), including child and age psychology, pathopsychology.

Thus, the differentiation of psychology into separate sectors meets the practical tasks facing science and having its own specifics.

The fundamental part of psychology is represented by general psychology - a discipline trying to find answers to the fundamental questions facing psychological science as a whole, develop theoretical principles, substantiate methods of psychological knowledge, formulate the most important laws of the existence and development of psychic reality. The main issues addressed in its framework include:

* What is the psyche?

* What are its structure and functions?

* By what laws does it develop in phylogenesis and ontogenesis?

* What are the levels of its development and by what criteria can they be distinguished?

* How do the psyche and brain relate?

* What role does the innate and acquired, biological and social, play in mental development?

* What are the criteria for distinguishing between normal and abnormal development of the psyche?

In addition to problems related to the psyche as a whole, general psychology considers more specific problems related to specific mental processes, conditions and properties.
General psychology primarily discusses issues related to the personality, activity, communication, cognitive processes of a person, studying them both theoretically and experimentally.

The main issues raised by general psychology are at the center of more private branches of psychological science, which are relatively independent areas of knowledge. For example, the general purpose of educational psychology is the scientific and psychological substantiation of the conditions for the effectiveness of the educational process.

Military psychology explores the characteristics of the functioning of the human psyche in conditions of military activity, reveals the stress factors of the battle, their influence on the person, etc.

Engineering psychology considers the processes and means of information interaction between man and machine.

Age psychology, which studies the laws of ontogenetic development of the psyche, psychological characteristics of people of different ages, is aimed at creating a theory of human mental development in ontogenesis.

Problems of the development of the psyche in phylogenesis are specially considered in comparative psychology and zoopsychology (comparative psychology focuses on comparing the psyche of animals and humans, zoopsychology is the science of animal psyche; sometimes they are combined under the name of “evolutionary biopsychology”).

The correlation of the brain and the psyche is one of the key problems of psychophysiology and neuropsychology. The problems of the abnormal development of the psyche are studied by special psychology, the laws of work - the psychology of work. Each of these industries develops its own relatively autonomous theoretical concepts and, in turn, includes a number of more private disciplines that are correlated with individual aspects of the problem.

So, in age psychology, there are: child psychology (with its own unit by age), adolescent psychology, youth psychology, adult psychology, psychology of the elderly and old (gerontopsikhologiya).

Special psychology includes pathopsychology, which studies the laws of the breakdown of mental activity in diseases; oligophrenopsiology, studying the features of the mentally retarded: typhlopsychology (psychology of the blind), deaf psychology (psychology of the deaf).

The patterns of interaction between the individual and society, the formation and development of groups are investigated by social psychology, which as the main sections includes the psychology of communication and interaction of people, group psychology, social psychology of the individual.

The psychology of labor is extremely ramified, providing the basis for the development of areas of psychological knowledge that are correlated with specific types of human activity. These include: engineering psychology, studying human activities in the "man - machine" system, aviation psychology, management psychology, etc.
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The main branches of psychology

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