|Compare and contrast various approaches to psychology. Complete these tasks in your journal:
- What are the 6 approaches to the study of psychology that Stangor has chosen to describe? Write down their names and a brief definition for each;
- Judging by the kinds of topics he covers and the explanations he offers, which of the 6 approaches do you think the MIT professor probably follows? What makes you think that?
- Choose another of the 6 approaches, not the one you believe the MIT professor follows. How might that approach explain visual illusions? What aspects of illusions would that approach emphasize, how would they explain illusions, etc.?
- Of the 6 approaches, which seems to you, here at the start of your study, to be the most attractive approach? Why? Post a brief argument online to convince your classmates that this is the best approach to psychology.