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Friday, August 28, 2015 8:27 AM

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What approach to psychology do you most identify/agree with and why?  Why is this approach the best way of explaining human behavior? What are the positives and negavitve to this approach?


Posted By Tracy Wyatt at 8:27 AM
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Ryan Stainer wrote ...
I agree the most with the cognitive approach because just by watching people you can see they make the most choices from what they know already and don't like to branch off of that. This is the best way to explain human behavior because almost all choices people make they will have some knowledge on it, this is what I do. The positives are that it can give insight to what you know, negatives are that if someone doesn't know something you can't study how they will act on information.
9/20/2016 9:36 PM
Kaitlyn Rinehart wrote ...
In my opinion, humanistic is the best approach because it lets people decide what they do and how they're going to react to things themselves. This is the best approach becauseit means that the only person that affects your life styles is yourself. A positive to this is that if you have a positive mindset that you're more likely to choose positive choices. A negative to this is that if you have a negative mindset then you're probably going to make negative choices in your life.
9/16/2016 11:40 PM
Alexxis Heestand wrote ...
The approach that I most agree with in psychology would be, Humanistic. I agree with this one because I believe people have the freedom in the decisions he or she makes for their future, I also believe that people have the freedom to grow as a person with their experiences to become a better person. I believe this is the best way to explain human behavior because people do have choices and they get to make these choices to decide how their future will turn out. There is a negative to this approach and that would be that it believes all people are inherently good and not bad, and their are bad people in this world. A positive to this approach would be that people get to make their own decisions.
9/16/2016 9:28 PM
McCoy Yarian wrote ...
The approach I feel most strongly about is the inheritable traits. I don't necessarily believe that is the best way but due to the idea of heredity and hereditary influences affecting the way someone my act the way they do it something that personally I relate to very well. Growing up without knowing my biological father I often wondered what traits and characteristics I had that weren't like hym well. Growing up without knowing my biological father I often wondered what traits and characteristics I had that weren't like his and which ones were. Space I am much like my mother we have the same facial structure personalities and often outlooks on life so thinking that maybe part of me is like my birthday it's something that I've wondered for years and something that I would like to look at
9/16/2016 7:33 PM
River Bonar wrote ...
I agree with the cognitive approach because I believe that people are influenced by the information that goes into our mind. Cognitive psychology is the best way of explaining human behavior because it focuses on the things that are processed by a person (memories, perceptions, expectations). Some positives are that psychologists can find new information on individuals and their behavior by past events, and information that some individuals process may be processed differently by another. A negative to this is that it is a complex process.
9/16/2016 7:03 PM
Brettany Maurer wrote ...
I agree with the Humanistic approach the most because I believe that while some responses to events are generally the same for people, there are many that are different, because each person is unique. For example, if a person is scared, some people react by screaming, while others react by lashing out. The responses aren't the same, because people themselves aren't the same. Our lives are our own, and we have the ability to do direct them in whichever way we want to, just as we have the ability to either motivate ourselves or discourage ourselves, or to even make ourselves sick. The power of will is a very strong thing, and this is why I believe that the Humanisic approach is the best way of explaining human behavior. A positive to this approach is that it sheds light on personality being based on how that person chooses to react and who they want to be. A negative to this is that it doesn't include responses that aren't based on personality, but are more of reflexes.
9/16/2016 4:32 PM
Regan Crosser wrote ...
The approach I agree with the most is Behaviorism, because I feel that no matter the instances or events you have experienced, there will always be a way for you to turn things around and get help. Nothing has to haunt us forever and although it is a very optimistic way of seeing things, I truly believe you are strong enough to endure any outcome.
9/16/2016 3:50 PM
Kyliegh Todd wrote ...
The approach that I identify and think is the best way to describe the human behavior would be sociocultural psychology. I feel this way because you can see how much of an impact the environment has on the person. The sociocultural approach helps our awareness of circumstances surrounding individuals and how their behaviors are affected specifically by their surrounding, social and cultural factors. Some negatives to this approach would be that moving can take a toll on a person and it can change their entire routine. Another negative to this approach is that it disregards genetic components of certain mental illnesses and how people label other that has these illnesses. Although they might be label a positive to being labeled is the sociocultural model examines the impact of labels and tries to help people move beyond them. Some more positives were that we're surrounded by society, family and culture in everything we do. Even if you stayed in your room all day and didn't see anyone, you'd still be influenced by society. Another strength is that it directly addresses some of the issues surrounding family and society.
9/16/2016 3:28 PM
Amber Mondak wrote ...
There are a few approaches that I tend to agree with, but I think the one I identify the most with is the humanistic approach. This is because I really believe that we have the freedom to direct our own future. I believe this is the best way of explaining human behavior because this one deals with each individual person's motives. A positive to this approach is that it can study people based on their own motives and not so much on how others affected their choice. A negative to this is that it is hard to be sure on studies because no two people are the same. This approach would be better for trends in psychology.
9/16/2016 2:19 PM
Willow Daley wrote ...
I believe that the best approach is the biological approach because it studies chemical and physical changes and how they influence people and I believe that contributes the most to the way people choose to do things in their daily life. The part about it that is not entirely the best is that their may be inherited traits genetically that go unnoticed.
9/16/2016 12:16 PM
Jordan Brown wrote ...
The approach I chose was humanistic. I like this approach because it doesn't just generalize everyone, but it looks at them as individuals capable of their own thoughts. This is also the reason that it is the best because it addresses each person as an individual and not just generalizing all of society. The advantages are that it explains why people do what they do and encompasses outliers. The disadvantage though is that it assumes people will try to better themselves, its weakness is hedonism.
9/16/2016 12:12 PM
Hunter Gillingham wrote ...
The approach that I agree with the most out of all the approaches is sociocultural. The reason why I think that it is the best is because it is based on how our feelings, thoughts, and our behaviors can be influenced by interactions with others around us. Which helps us see human behavior. A positive thing about sociocultural approach is that it helps you lean more on how you feel, think and behave also that it reduces intolerance and discrimination. This approach is concerned with issues like gender and socioeconomic status is based on the idea that factors like these could impact human behavior and mental processes.
9/16/2016 11:34 AM
Alecia Vlaiku wrote ...
I agree most with the behaviorism approach because Ivan Pavlov had a good experiment as to why he believed that conditioning humans/animals will be the result of learning. It best explains human behavior because if you repeatedly do something (like the dog with the tunning fork and meat powder) you will soon learn by conditioning. A positive to this approach would be that it is easier to tech and people will be able to learn a lot quicker through conditioning. A negative would be that a person could be conditioned in a wrong way resulting to people that become criminals.
9/16/2016 11:21 AM
Zeina wrote ...
The approach of psychology that interests me the most is the “humanistic approach.” The humanistic approach is the, “belief individuals have freedom in directing their future and achieving personal growth.” Both my mom and dad have taught me from a young age, that if I want something I have to work for it. The idea of controlling my future by the grades I get in school and the effort I put into my studies has been instilled in me since I was a young girl. With that being said, I was also taught that if it is meant to be, it will be. I was thankful for that concept, because while I was excited to take control of my future, the idea of fate took away the fear of failing. My mom has always taught me that it’s okay if some things just don’t work out, because that’s life and as long as I do my best, she was proud of me. Now, in this stage of my life, I am preparing for college and learning how to become less reliant on my parents to guide me through life. I would love to do something in the makeup and fashion industry, so I’ve been preparing by researching what careers I would enjoy, my potential salaries, and colleges I would like to go to. Personally, I think it’s interesting how everyone has a different plan of attack for their futures due to different goals. With that being said, it’s important to not become something somebody else wants you to be. Every job and skill in life has importance to society, or else it wouldn’t be a job. Another part of the humanistic approach is realizing self worth, and once one can do that, that is when they can really take control. I agree with every part of the humanistic approach, because it gives individuals the drive and acceptance within themselves to accept who they are and what they want to be. It just creates more confidence, which is one of the best humatic traits known to man. Although it is apparent that I think it is the best approach due to the information listed above, there are some negatives. If a counselor were to use a humanistic approach with somebody who is very religious, there may be some disagreements. As mentioned above, one of the main aspects is that one has control over their future. Some religions believe that a God ultimately controls what happens in their life.Another negative is that some think that the circumstances they were brought up with will prevent them from having the life they want. Due to this, those people may not have a drive to better themselves. Instead, they just accept the fact that this is their life and their is nothing they can do to better it.
9/16/2016 11:13 AM
RJ Yarwood wrote ...
I think that psychoanalysis makes the most sense. Just think about all the times you've done something without even think about it. This would be something you subconsciously did because you didn't directly think about it. The biggest flaw with this approach is explaining the things that you take a while to think about before doing.
9/16/2016 10:22 AM
Micah Burns wrote ...
I think cognitive approach is fascinating because it allows the idea that humans can act outside of our basic instincts. It gives the psyche layers to peel back and examine in depth. The higher point of this way of thinking is that it allows room debate and questioning of certain reacts and behaviors, giving a full conclusion of way someone is the way they are. The biggest downside would have to be that, even though cognitive thought is the best ability humans have, flaws in our system still exist. One person may interpret information differently than another and thus cause a miscommunication of views, Still though, a cognitive approach still lets room in psychology for the ideas of errors in perception and for a single symptom to be more than singular.
9/16/2016 9:52 AM
Ryan Cuthbertson wrote ...
I agree most with biological and sociocultural. I believe that what family you are born into and what social background you live and are apart of greatly effects the person you wish to be. If you are not wealthy, your opportunities and dreams are limited. The talk of biological and behaviorism is very similar. The genetics in your family usually determine the types of behavior you are taught or observe. The positives are that it is very clear to see. Unfortunately, not all kids grow up to be like their parents. Some kids are completely different.
9/16/2016 9:38 AM
Kaylen Sanor wrote ...
The approach that I identify with the most is sociocultural. How we are brought up and where we're brought up has a large impact on our behavior. We're constantly adapting to our society and environment around us. This approach can help explain why a person raised in the United States may behave much differently than a person who was raised in Russia, or how an impoverished person behaves differently than a wealthy person. The two countries have different cultures, and humans usually adapt to their surrounding culture/society. A person who grew/grows up in poverty may have different behaviors than a person who was raised wealthy since they were raised with different needs. However, I think this approach can run into a lot of generalizations with certain ethnicities or cultures. Everyone who is in a certain culture will not behave the same way. We're all individuals and although what ethnicity/culture we have been raised in has a large impact on our behavior, it does not define how we will behave automatically.
9/16/2016 9:27 AM
Ragan Kirksey wrote ...
I agree most with the psychoanalytic approach. I believe that the actions of another or even their initial thoughts on a topic can truly show how they feel about it. Free association seems like such an effective method of seeing one's true thoughts and feelings. Though psychoanalysis doesn't quite get down to the root of the problem, it can seemingly create new paths for the psychoanalyst to follow and study. This is a topic that I find very interesting.
9/16/2016 12:14 AM
Mikayla Barker wrote ...
The approach I agree with the most is sociocultural. I agree with this because our ethnicity and who we are does play a part in how we act. But, so does our environment and how we are brought up influences our behavior as well. This approach makes the most sense in being able to explain why someone acts a certain way because it's not only saying their genetic make up is important but so is the environment around them and how this person is being influenced by the outside world.
9/15/2016 11:48 PM
Kylie Coffelt wrote ...
The approach I believe in is sociocultural. This approach explains how the environment and culture in which we live in affects our behavior. I believe in this behavior because I believe that we are who we hang out with. If we surround us with positive influences then we will make good choices. While if people hang around troubled people they will most likely fall into the same problem of drugs or whatever the troubled people were doing. The positives is that it would be easy to say the fix would be to change your surroundings and the people who you are around. The negatives would be that may be impossible for people who are addicts or who do not have the money to change their ways through rehab or moving.
9/15/2016 10:44 PM
Allison Slutz wrote ...
After looking at all the approaches to psychology, I agree most with behaviorism. It makes sense to me that people modify their behavior based on events that have occurred in their life. For example, my mother was bitten by a German Shepherd. Friends of our family have this breed of dog. All of us enjoy playing with this dog, but my mother will not go near him. This approach would explain why my mom will not go close to a German Shepherd now, because of her negative experience from the past.
9/15/2016 10:26 PM
Reilly Cameron wrote ...
I feel as though I agree with behaviorism because I believe that humans and other organisms learn how to behave or react to something through conditioning. This is the best way to describe human behavior because humans learn and modify their behavior based on response to events. For example, if a child touches a hot stove, it will burn their hand. But, the next time the child sees the stove on they will not touch it because they know it will burn them. A negative side to this approach is the time it take to condition organisms to learn or modify a behavior. A positive to this approach is that you can track how the behavior changes over the time it takes to condition the organism.
9/15/2016 10:03 PM
Skylee Bowlin wrote ...
I agree with the Humanist approach the most. I agree with this approach the most, because you can choose the way you react to events, and your attitude. The advantage of this approach is that the patient would be able to help themselves, by simply changing their additude. The disadvantage is for most psychological patients, "fixing" themselves would be very hard and frustrating. Another disadvantage would be, that every person is completely different and this approach would not necessarily work for every one.
9/15/2016 9:47 PM
Bailey Polinori wrote ...
The approach to psychology that I think I would identify or agree with would be the Biological approach. I chose this because often times there are days that I'm just not in a good mood or some days in a great mood, seeming to be for no particular reason at all, but I think that maybe different physical and chemical changes that go on in the body could possibly be the cause of this. I think that this approach could be one of the best in explaining human behavior because there is a ton of research and proof that physical and chemical changes in the body can cause a person to behave a certain way. A positive to this approach is that there is a lot of science, more specifically on the subject of genetic makeup to back up the ideas of it. A negative to this approach is that using genetic makeup of a person alone can not fully explain why one behaves in the manner they do.
9/15/2016 9:15 PM
Kaylyn Harrison wrote ...
The approach to psychology that I most identify with is behaviorism. I agree with this because It's based on the idea that all behaviors occurs through interaction with their environment. The positives and negatives are a combination. Just like it is possible to learn a response it may possible to "unlearn it". The other positive is that it is based on behaviors that can be observed, making it easier to collect data and info compared to other approaches. A negative would be that behaviorists focus very solely as behavior affected by the environment.
9/15/2016 9:14 PM
Seth Shivers wrote ...
The approach to psychology i most identify with is behaviorism. The reason I chose behaviorism, is because I feel that one of the best ways to understand how humans think, it to identify different behavioral patterns and analyze the way people outwardly behave. Strengths of behaviorism is that it is easy to quantify and collect data when conducting research. Behaviorism techniques such as behavioral intervention, have proved useful in changing harmful behaviors in both children and adults. Some criticisms of behaviorism on the other hand, is that it is one dimensional and does not account for internal feelings such as a person's mood, thoughts or feelings.
9/15/2016 8:25 PM
Carrie Barnes wrote ...
I agree with the psychoanalytic approach the most. I think this is the best apporach because it helps bring out what lies in the subconscious. The whole idea with psychoanalytic therapy, is for the patient to bring out repressed thoughts. Psychoanalytic therapy relies on that people behave the way they do, based on oast experiences and their basic human needs. The subconscious is a good way to explain human behavior, because it kind of shows how a person really is or would be if they wouldn'thad been influenced by their environment. A person's subconscious thoughts can say a lot about them, or maybe not that much if they have been heavily influenced by their environment. Some positives of the psychoanalytic theory are; it shows the importance of the unconscious mind and early childhood memories, and it emphasizes the nature of human behavior. Some downsides to this approach include; the effect that the environment has on the mind is often overlooked, and that there is also a lack of scientific proof.
9/15/2016 8:22 PM
Mya Wilson wrote ...
I agree with the humanistic approach. I agree with this approach because it gives individuals freedom in directing their future and being the best they can be. The positives of this approach is people get to be who they want to, and be their own unique selves. The disadvantages are the not everyone in the world is going to try to be their unique selves, and the best person they can be.
9/15/2016 8:17 PM
Markayla frenz wrote ...
The approach I agree with most would be the humanistic approach. The humanistic approach is the belief that individuals have the freedom in directing their future and achieving personal growth. I draw to this one more because it is the one that makes the most sense. You have the power to choose how you behave towards certain things. You choose if you want to be polite and respectful or if you want to be rude and inconsiderate. Also, you have the ability to choose what you think about something, you're allowed to have your own opinion and hopefully you always choose the better "option" in the long run. If you don't then you will have to suffer the consequences for your behavior or for what you thought was right. Everyone is unique in their own way because they have the power to control the way others perceive them. I believe people's actions and thoughts define who they are more than any of the other approaches.
9/15/2016 7:44 PM
Steven Littell wrote ...
I agree with the approach of behaviorism. I agree with this the most because i have seen behaviorism used to condition people like myself. The positive to this approach is that this can be a way of teaching or learning. A negative to this approach is that It doesn't work on people who continue to exhibit a behavior even after being conditioned not to.
9/15/2016 6:56 PM
Tiffany O'Brien wrote ...
The approach that I think explains human behavior the most is humanistic. I think this explains human behavior the most because everyone has the potential to reach higher and be the best. It shows that people have freedom and personal growth. The advantage to this approach is the idea that everyone has a potential and that everyone wants the best, but the disadvantage would be that some people do not always want the best, some do not even try so this approach cannot explain human behavior for everyone.
9/15/2016 6:43 PM
Anna Buratti wrote ...
The approach I can relate to the most is Humanistic. This one makes the most sense to me as in everyone is not the same person. The way I think, the way I act, and the way I feel is not the same as the person sitting next to me. The way I want to grow up and have my life be is totally different from others, and that is perfectly fine according to Humanistic approach. I am able to reach my own goals and live life the way I choose.
9/15/2016 6:15 PM
Sarah Foster wrote ...
The approach I agree with is sociocultural psychology because where and how you grew up really does affect you. This approach is the best because everyone has lived a different life. A positive thing is you get to know what happened to that person and figure out why they do what they do. A negative thing is everyone is different, so you don't always know how it feels to go through the same thing someone else did.
9/15/2016 3:36 PM
Faith Leech wrote ...
The approach I agree with is the humanistic approach. I agree with this one because each individual makes up their own mind, certain people may influence or encourage it but in the end the people make up their own minds. We have the freedom in what we want to do or say. We control our minds.
9/15/2016 9:11 AM
Deanna Pagnucco wrote ...
I most identify/ agree with behaviorism, because it explains that an organism learns or modifies their behavior response to events and experiences they have. For example, we have been conditioned to continuing to drive when we see a green light, but stop when we see a red light. This explains that the we create trigger objects that tell our brains to perform an action without thinking a whole lot about it. A positive is that it we can be conditioned to certain things, like walking without thinking to much about it. A negative is that it doesn't take in account for internal influences, such as feelings, moods, and thoughts.
9/14/2016 8:42 PM
Ruchi Patel wrote ...
Out of all the approaches I agree most with Behaviorism because it is study of how organism learn or modify behavior based on response to events. This approach is best way to explain human behavior because from behavior we can be able to make inference about the minds and the brain.What people do, feel or think, is the object of the study. Positives: -Concerns with observable facts of behavior. -Can be helpful with behavioral disorder Negatives: -Cant't be used as an exclusive learning process as it doesn't include any possibility of reflection on processes or thinking.
9/14/2016 6:46 PM
Bariah Wade wrote ...
Out of all of the various approaches, I agree with behaviorism the most. Behaviorism is the study of how organisms learn or modify behavior based on response to events. I completely agree that people learn and modify their choices by how events have effected them. For example, when you're little you touch a hot stove then learn to only touch a stove that is off and not hot. Then , for the rest of your life you know not to touch a hot stove. You learn things then modify your behavior accordingly.
9/14/2016 6:43 PM
Angela Young wrote ...
The approach I most agree with is the humanistic approach. I personally think that a person can determine those actions. They know that actions can have consequences or rewards. We know that the right decisions will take us to where we want to go. While, the wrong ones will typically hold us back from what we are trying to achieve. I think this best explains human behavior because as we grow up we learn the differences between right and wrong and what comes with each of those decisions. We as humans normally try to make the right decision, but sometimes we make mistakes. A positive of this approach are that essentially if we want to we can do whatever we want to do in life. It also emphasizes our freedom of choice. Some negatives with this approach are that when we make the wrong decisions we can only blame it on ourselves. We can't blame it on an event or unconscious motives or culture. Also, when it comes to mental illness, someone may not really be aware of the decisions they are making.
9/14/2016 6:27 PM
Catie Hahn wrote ...
the approach I agree with the most would be sociocultural psychology because I think where you come from influences how you will end up doing different tasks and the quality that you end up doing in those tasks. This approach would be the best to identify with because you can see how different circumstances affect people differently in different communities.
9/6/2015 10:51 AM
Blake Glista wrote ...
I like sociocultural because a lot of what we do is based on who we are around and what activities we are in. This fits human behavior because this is what most schools and most jobs have to deal with when they are with people that try and impress everybody.
9/4/2015 11:07 AM
Destanee O'Neil wrote ...
I chose humanistic psychology because its really cool how we have our own minds and can do whatever we want with our lives. I love how our internal motivation is unique. Each person is their own person.
9/1/2015 2:37 PM
Taylor Vence wrote ...
Of all the approaches to psychology, I agree most with sociocultural. So much of a person's behaviors and mannerisms come from the way they are brought up. You can see this in action when travellers experience culture shock after visiting an area that is vastly different from our own. Our entire way of life stems from our society and the way the people around us behave, from how we interact with each other to how we perseve ourselves.
9/1/2015 2:36 PM
Kaylla Vaughn wrote ...
I believe in humanistic the most because you can grow up in a place like Harlem but decide you don't want to be in a place like that when you are older or you can decide that you are okay with the way you are living. I don't think that anybody has a say in how you live but yourself.
9/1/2015 2:30 PM
Megan Pazzelli wrote ...
I agree with the humanistic approach more because I think people can chose how they want achieve their goals and how they want their lives to be . I think everyone has the power in them to reach their goals
9/1/2015 1:42 PM
Steven Theil wrote ...
I think Humanistic psychology is the best way of explaining human behavior because lots of times we choose things in our life that change our behavior. People we choose to be around affect our behavior on whether we truly believe we can do something or not. For example, if there is a big test coming up and someone tells you its hard and you wont pass, we choose to believe if we are going to pass or not. Its all in our mind, that's why we have to choose to believe the best to make good future decisions.
9/1/2015 10:21 AM
Devyn Mazzei wrote ...
I believe that the sociocultural approach is the best because people are going to act different and think differently from the circumstances they grew up with. People who were born in foreign countries or even larger cities than Beloit, Ohio are going to communicate, understand, and relate differently than we do because they were raised in a different kind of lifestyle.
9/1/2015 8:19 AM
Bryan Flickinger wrote ...
I believe I am with the cognitive approach. I believe that how people may act or think may be affected by past experiences and how they handled that experience. Cognitive examples could be how one handles a death, heart break, or even anger. I feel like the people who we are today, was affected by how we handled our past experiences in life.
9/1/2015 8:08 AM
Katie Stowe wrote ...
The approach that I agree with the most would be humanist. Humanistic Psychology is the belief that each person has freedom in directing his or her future and achieving personal growth. I believe that every single one of us is different. We might all have the same body parts but the way we are and how we think are completely different and that is what mamkes us, us. You have to set yourself for the personal growth that you want to make your life to your expectations.
8/31/2015 10:03 PM
Hannah Reed wrote ...
I think that the humanist approach to psychology is what connects to me the most. Humanists believe that each person has freedom in directing his or her future and achieving personal growth. They basically believe that no matter what you have gone through in life, you can always grow, learn, and become a stronger person. I agree with this greatly because my life is a good example of this.
8/31/2015 9:55 PM
Tiara Young-Church wrote ...
My personal favorite approach to psychology is the functionalism approach. The functionalism approach is the study of the function (rather than structure) of consciousness how people adapt to their environment. I think this approach is interesting because the difference between someone growing up in a country area vs. someone who has grown up in a big city is huge. They are obviously going to react to things differently but how different is the real question.
8/31/2015 9:26 PM
Arthur Troyer wrote ...
The approach to psychology that I would chose would have to be humanistic psychology. I believe that any person has control of their future and to choose their direction as well. Every person has their own unique abilities that others may not possess just like no two snowflakes are alike. The only person to stop anyone's growth is that individual themselves and motivation is key to success.
8/31/2015 9:20 PM
Courtney Banks wrote ...
Out of all the approaches I agree most with Behaviorism. I believe that a large event in your life can change your perspective on everything. One thing can happen and the way you act can change in an instant.
8/31/2015 9:14 PM
Nick Tuttle wrote ...
I believe in a lot of aspects of most of the types of psychology, but the one that stands out the most to me is behaviorism. I agree with this the most because it makes more sense that most/all of our actions are done off of behaviors that we have learned. Although, I think that there is some spontaneity in the way that humans are, I mostly believe this. I think it is the best approach because with constant reinforcement a habit can be formed and change the behaviors of an animal or human. If one is talking about the general thought process of a person, I also believe that was formed from habits learned over the years. We are trained as we grow up and made into who we are by our parents teaching us with reinforcement. This is why I think that this approach is mostly in my way of thinking and is the best one to believe.
8/31/2015 6:18 PM
Mike Earnest wrote ...
Sociocultural psychology is my favorite approach. I think a lot of our actions and styles are from who we are around and we act like people we associate with. This relates to the saying birds of a feather flock together and I highly agree with that, which is why I like the socioculture approach.
8/31/2015 6:08 PM
Lauren Stitle wrote ...
At first, I thought I would identify most with behavioral psychology because it seems to make sense. Most humans learn from their mistakes. As we mentioned in class, though, there are people who don't follow that trend and continue to do the thing that got them in trouble in the first place, without cares for any consequences. This is why I think Humanistic psychology is the way to go. It explains why there are some people who act like dissenters to the behaviorist way of thinking. It shows that everyone has their own unique feelings and motivations, as well as the belief that a person has the power in directing their own future. It follows the idea that we can do whatever we want with our lives and that our future is what we make it, which I am a huge advocate for.
8/31/2015 2:48 PM
Mckenzie Kennedy wrote ...
I agree with the psychoanalysis because we really don't know why we do what we do... We know that there will be consequences good or bad for what we do but we don't really know why we do it until after its done and looking back on it and wondering why we did it.
8/31/2015 2:09 PM
Rachel Moore wrote ...
I agree the most with Sociocultural psychology. I completely believe that if you grow up around bad people you will more likely become a bad person later in life. Or if you listen to very bad music that has a lot of curse words and other profanity you will be more likely to say it when you are talking. I also find it interesting to me that just being around a certain thing for a long period of time can change he way you act and think.
8/31/2015 1:54 PM
Taylor Miller wrote ...
The approach I would agree with the most is Humanistic approach. I think it is very interesting and I agree that people make their own decisions and direct their own future. It is the best approach for explaining human behavior because every person is different and special in their own way. Based on your morals, and how you act towards certain things, it plays a part in how you act and make decisions that are maybe better for you.
8/31/2015 1:43 PM
Calista Waters wrote ...
The approach that I agree with the most would be humanistic psychology. This is the belief that individuals have freedom in directing their future and achieving personal growth. This is saying that we choose how we think as well as behave, which makes us all unique. I do believe that people can choose whether do the right or wrong thing. You can prevent yourself from not doing your homework. You can choose to be mean or caring to one person. I believe that this approach is the best way of explaining human behavior because if you were to take bad students for an example, they are the ones that choose to sleep in class as well as not do their homework. They choose to do this. The teachers don't tell them to not go to school or to not do their homework. They actually encourage them to do good. Due to this and many other different scenarios I do believe that people choose who they are and how well they do in life.
8/31/2015 12:14 PM
Ashley Weber wrote ...
The approach that I agree with the most would be the humanistic approach. I agree with this type because as humans we have the freedom to make our own choices in life. For example no matter how bad of a childhood an adult had he or she still has the opportunity to turn their life around and make good choices. And the idea of the humanist approach demonstrates that exactly.
8/31/2015 11:55 AM
Harlie Griffith wrote ...
The approach I most relate to is the humanistic approach. I find it to make the most sense, in that people have the ability to chose their future and control if they achieve success or not. I believe that each person decides (based on their environment and how they we brought up) how they live their lives and which path they follow.
8/31/2015 11:28 AM
Olivia Brunner wrote ...
I most identify with the Humanistic approach. It is very interesting to me. Right now I agree with the belief that individuals have the freedom in directing their own future and achieving personal growth. I have share very similar basic beliefs with the humanistic approach. After acquiring more knowledge I may identify with another approach, but at a first glance i identify with the humanistic.
8/31/2015 11:18 AM
Kaley Anderson wrote ...
An approach to psychology that appeals to me is the sociocultural approach. I think sociocultural psychology is interesting because someone who grows up in a small town like Beloit, Ohio is going to be a completely different person than someone who grew up in downtown Cleveland or Pittsburgh. This approach is the best way of explaining human behavior because the environment and surroundings a person experiences on a daily basis influences the way they act. This approach also explains the differences we see in people and cultures all over the world.
8/30/2015 10:27 PM
Lindsey Fugett wrote ...
The approach I would choose would be humanistic psychology because I believe that over all, people are responsible for their own actions. I do not agree with people who try to justify their misbehavior by blaming it on something else. However, I do think their is some lead way to that..For example people with certain mental disorders may not be able to control their actions. But for the most part I believe that everyone is responsible for the decisions they make and the way they act.
8/30/2015 7:39 PM
Carly Sedlacek wrote ...
The approach I most agree with is Humanistic. Humanistic psychology is the belief that individuals have freedom in directing their future and achieving personal growth. The definition of this type of psychology says that humans have the choice in what their behavior is. In saying this, I believe that people choose whether or not to listen to someone and do the right thing. A person can choose whether or not to be kind and caring or rude and hurtful. This is the best way of explaining human behavior because looking at the people who commit crimes today, a lot of them feel the need to earn revenge of some sort. This is a choice, that individual has the choice in seeking revenge or moving on with their life in a positive approach. I am a strong believer in the fact that a person's choices make them who they are.
8/30/2015 4:09 PM
Haley Davis wrote ...
I agree with a couple of the approaches, but if I have to choose just one, it is the Biological approach. I believe that genetics have a lot to do with the way people act. But I don't think they are the only factor. Other substances can effect the way a person goes about their life. This kind of hits close to home. For example my brother who was adopted as a baby, he has been raised under my parents moralities his whole life. He knows how to act but still has to learn the hard way and act out of the families expectations. I believe its not solely because he wants to be bad but because of his genetics/biological makeup, he cannot think clearly and has some anger issues. I believe that this approach is the best because it explains that yes people may have the freedom of choice, or you may have been raised properly, but the makeup inside of you will overall be the ruling factor.
8/30/2015 2:34 PM
Stephanie Kline wrote ...
The approach I agree with most is Sociocultural. I have always agreed with the idea the way person is raised will help them turn out to be. One person can change another persons' view with just listening to them and helping them. The movie Les Miserable is a good example of that one person can change your view of people and life. This is the best way of explaining of human behavior because it can explain a person alot by knowing their past and how they were raised.
8/30/2015 12:14 PM
Kristen Sposetta wrote ...
The approach I most agree with is Psychoanalysis. The reason I agree with this method is because I believe that past experiences and internal conflicts greatly affect how we behave and react to certain situations. I also believe that most people repress these deeply rooted fears and experiences but they can be brought to the surface.
8/29/2015 7:47 PM
Dani Lough wrote ...
For me it was hard to pick between Humanistic and Sociocultural. I do believe that the place and the way you are raised has a huge impact on the way a person act and thinks. At a young age you are taught what is right from wrong, you are taught how to live, but at a certain point you can't blame everything on the way you are raised. That's the part that I believe more of the Humanistic Approach. People who have been raised in bad homes, turn their life into a positive and people raised in good homes have turned their life into a negative, so that has nothing to do with the environment you are raised in. That is your mind making its own decisions with internal motivation that no one else knows about. But, for the purpose of this blog I do have to choose one, so I am going to have to choose Sociocultural. I think in the long run where and how you are raised has a huger impact on your actions and thoughts than the other approaches. Although all the approaches have good points i believe that Sociocultural has the best main point. Also, from what I have witnessed personally in our high school is most apples don't fall far from the tree, so this approach must have some truth to it.
8/29/2015 7:41 PM
Abbi Vernon wrote ...
I would choose cognitive. Cognitive is how we process, store, retrieve and use information and how that impacts our behavior. This approach to me is cooperates wi th how we take in the knowledge and how we use it to answer the questions that we have.
8/29/2015 3:56 PM
Tracy Wyatt wrote ...

If I had to pick one approach it would be sociocultural.  Social psychology is one of my main areas of interest, so the idea that our environment influences our behavior and thoughts in fasinating to me.  Sociocultural psychology explains why we have the differences we do across the our country and the world.  This approach to me encorporates more options to explain human behavior than the other approaches.

8/28/2015 8:23 AM
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