WHAT ARE THE HUMAN AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOURS?
Often psychologists can’t perform experiments
on humans for ethical reasons and may use animals to try to gain understanding
of human behaviour. For example, by
trying to teach monkeys to talk, researchers have gained insight into how
humans may develop their language skills.
As psychology is a
science, – it is vital that it be studied scientifically and objectively. We
can study, experiment with and objectively talk about manifest behaviour. However, the experience of that behaviour is a subjective experience, where we
rely on the individual to tell us how
Subjective – Usually used to refer to something existing inside oneself and not capable of being experienced by others.
This contrasts with Objective – dealing with facts in a way that are unaffected by feelings or opinions.
Positivism – A philosophical doctrine describing scientific knowledge as limited to observed fact and experience.
Manifest – Expressed or observable.
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