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Which of the contemporary perspectives in psychology makes the most sense to you Discussion It is evident that psychology is being increasingly used in daily events Employment for example in Europe more companies are subjecting potential personnel to psychological profile checks and psychological tests during interviews Even our social lives are becoming affected People who are seeking the right partner are using psychological techniques to establish the emotional state of their potential partners As psychology becomes more and more accessible and understandable to more people I feel that it will begin to influence our lifestyles more The evolutionary perspective focuses on why a particular behavior or physical structure developed and how the behavior or structure aids in adaptation to the environment Lahey 20 Charles Darwin was the innovator who popularized the evolutionary theory This summarizes how a being can adapt to an environment and keep certain habits in turn passing these traits along to future generations Sociocultural perspective focuses on the different cultures ethnic identity and other sociocoultural factors to fully understand a person Lahey 17 - which I think is makes the most sense At a point in time the psychology field was dominated by Caucasian males Females and people from different races were not allowed to be in the field or even to obtain a doctoral degree Thought the years the percentage of men and women in the field have changed dramatically Once dominated by men the field has shifted more toward women dominating the field The contemporary perspective in psychology that makes the most sense to me is the neuroscience perspective I think the neuroscience perspective is very important especially within the medical field I understand why this course is a pre-req for entry into pharmacy school The neuroscience perspective focuses on the nervous system in explaining behavior and mental processes Psychologists are interested in the structures of the brain that play roles in emotion reasoning speaking
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