What is psychology?

I've asked this question a few times to my parents but I never really understand its meaning.

1 Answer
Mar 13, 2017

The study of human behavior


Psychology is the study of the reason we behave the way we do and what makes us so different to others. It also studies how we have changed over the years and why society has changed. Moreover, it helps develop treatments e.g. cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dream analysis etc. It also gives us an idea what society deems "normal" so helps us to diagnose mental health disorders e.g. depression and what would be the best course of treatment for the person.