Where does psychology stand today and how is it different from the past?

Question by konka04219: Where does psychology stand today and how is it different from the past?
how often is psychology researched now then it was when it was first introduced.

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Answer by snoomoo
I would argue that psychology today is very different from psychology when it was first initiated.

Psychological research today uses techniques that are derived from the traditional sciences, such as use of control groups, placebo groups, counterbalancing of effects and systematic control of variables. Research psychologists also publish in refereed journals so there is critical evaluation of research studies and methods.

I’m not too sure which area of psychology you are interested in, but in the late 19th century, psychological studies generally were not systematic and there was a lot of reporting of case studies. There was also the use of introspection, which is highly subjective compared to the subjective methods of today. Now, psychologists recognise that psychology is a scientific subject of study whereas people then thought that perhaps psychology could not be subject to empirical methods.

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