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Psychology is the study of the mind, occurring partly via the study of behavior. Grounded in scientific method, psychology has the immediate goal of understanding individuals and groups feelings andthoughts by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases, and for many it ultimately aims to benefit society.
The word “psychology” literally means “the study of the soul” andcomes from ψυχή, psukhē, meaning "breath", "spirit", or "soul"; and -λογία -logia, translated as "study of" or "research".
This word was first used by the Croatian humanist and Latinist Marco Marulicin his book “Psichiologia de rationa humanae animae”.
The principal objective of the Psychology School is to build scientific professionals capable of collaborating in the different areas of thehuman animal conduct, across actions of exploration, prediction, orientation and modification of situations, both in the context of pure research, and in the context of applied research, the teaching inPsychology and the professional free or institutional exercise.

History Of Psychology

The history of psychology as a scholarly study of the mind and behavior dates back to the Ancient Greeks.There is also evidence of psychological thought in ancient Egypt, China, India and Persia. Psychology was a branch of philosophy until the 1870s, when it developed as an independent scientificdiscipline in Germany and the United States. Psychology borders on various other fields of the humanities.
Psychology as a self-conscious field of experimental study began in 1879, when Wilhelm Wundt foundedthe first laboratory dedicated exclusively to psychological research in Leipzig. Wundt was also the first person to refer to himself as a psychologist and wrote the first textbook on psychology:Principles of Physiological Psychology.
Historians point to the writings of ancient Greek philosophers, such as Thales, Plato, and Aristotle, as the first significant body of work in the West to be rich...
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