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Theoretical and practical psychology

In recent decades, practical psychology has begun to actively develop in our country. What is the difference between psychology as a science and psychology as a practical activity? It is possible to answer this question if we turn to the functions of psychology.

Function (from lat. Functio - departure, activity) - Responsibility, range of activities, work, appointment.

Psychology performs the same functions as any other scientific discipline:

• description,

• explanation,

• prediction.

These functions are interrelated. Thus, a prerequisite for prediction (prognostic function) is the explanation of the state of affairs by searching for patterns from which this position derives under given conditions. However, psychology can not be limited to an objective display of the subject, even the most reliable. It is required of her to influence reality, transform, improve it.
Therefore, it combines two functions that in other scientific areas are usually divided between different disciplines: scientific-theoretical and constructive-technical (normative, regulatory). The scientific-theoretical function is inherent in such fundamental sciences as physics, chemistry, biology, constructive-technical - technical sciences, etc. In psychology, as in pedagogy, these functions are combined. Psychology cannot be characterized only as theoretical or only as an applied science. Realizing the scientific-theoretical function, the researcher reflects the studied phenomena as they are, as an existence. The result is knowledge that uses practical psychology in the process of working with clients.

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