Concepts | Definition | Example (Providing MY OWN Psychology related examples) |
Epistemology | According to sources, Epistemology is defined as being that which studies the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge. Epistemology is the study of knowing. It deals with the nature of knowledge, how do we know things, what do we know, why we know, is what we know true, and what are the limits of knowledge. Epistemology is a complicated “term” (for me) because it questions what often cannot be measured or accounted for. | Example:If I was asked to discuss a “Tsunami”. I would say that I “know” that a Tsunami is an under-water earthquake. That would not be an opinion as much as ...view middle of the document...
Over the years various theorists have offered theories that seek to understand human behaviour within context. |
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Model | A model is a schematic description of a system, theory, or phenomenon that accounts for its known or inferred properties and may be used for further study of its characteristics. Models serve as a “template” for extracting information or expanding it. | Example:Albert Ellis developed the ABC Model. The model (in my opinion) provided a simple yet systematic way of analysis of a presenting problem. This has also provided a basis for intervention by virtue of three steps to understanding, interpretation and solutions for a presenting psychological problem or phobia.This is one of many models that can be seen as “schemata” for collecting and analysing information. |
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Technique | According to sources, a technique is a systematic procedure by which a task is accomplished. It has also been described as a method or body of methods for accomplishing a desired end. Simply put, it refers to specific way...