7 themes of psychology

  1. knowledge should be gained through obeservation and research
     psychology is empirical
  2. theories or ideas used to explain an idea are linked although they may seem unrelated
    psychology is theoretically diverse
  3. psychology is influenced by the world and vice versa
    psychology evolves in a sociohistorical context
  4. multiple reasons why things happen
    behavior is determined by multiple causes
  5. need to understand different cultures to understand human behavior
    our behavior is shaped by our cultural heritage
  6. heredity and environment jointly influence behavior
    heredity and environment
  7. sometimes we see what we want to see or expect to
    our experience of the world is highly subjective 
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