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Psychology as Science

a) What is meant by a science? (3m)

b) Discuss the status of psychology as a Science? (22m)

A science consists of various elements, including: theories and hypothesis, prediction and
falsifiability, as well as using scientific methodology and providing understanding. For a discipline to
be classed as…

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Another argument in favour of the status of psychology as a science is that the key features if science
is that theories should provide a clear understanding of human behaviour. For example, the biological
approach has given great insight into the cause of life altering disorders such as schizophrenia and…


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