Man is a social being and his behavior is shaped according to the environment in which he lives. He is forced upon by the circumstances or environmental settings or the behaviors of others to behave in a particular way. It is nothing but the response complying with what goes on in his psychological world or the world perceived by him in his own way. In fact, it’s the mental process that causes one to behave in a particular way - in a way different from what it should be.
There is a need of a subject that could scientifically study human mind and mental process and behavior, physical and emotional activities, in born or acquired motives, heredity and environment in order to draw conclusions from evidence or reasoning; while helping an individual to grow and develop from within to overcome his everyday problems of life that being content with it, he may live life peacefully. Being one of the core disciplines of Behavioral Sciences, the very field that serves the purpose is psychology.
Of the utmost significance like all sciences do, the domain of psychology also seeks to explain cause and effect. It is interested to know why the people behave in just the way they do. It is concerned what causes one to manifest particular behavior being associated with the conditions that affect what happens or how an individual reacts in a particular situation. Various contributing factors of a particular behavior, such as, instincts, motives, needs and drives etc. are to be observed through the field of psychology. Psychology, in the main, deals with the characteristic temperament and associated behavior of a person or a group. It aims at predicting and controlling behaviors of the individuals with wider perspective on their problems while knowing and reasoning and sorting out the problems in the best possible ways
Although psychology as profession applies its principles to various human activities, the general purpose of psychology is benefiting mankind to cause his mind to evolve and expand through the changes in his thinking process which may eventually lead him to realize his full potentials; to enable one to adapt himself to the circumstances that affect his life; training him how he can cope up with them successfully.
We must be obliged to the professionals who study behavior and experience and who are licensed to provide therapeutic services to treat various psychological problems and mental disorders as they contribute greatly to the development of one’s personality. Thanks to the field of psychology that it’s owing to it there is a positive and beneficial societal change.
K.A.Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Vb/Vba developer
BBA; MBA-Finance; M.Phil-Financial Management; (PhD-Management)
Pursuing CMA- USA
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India
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