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It’s important to understand that the majority of people struggle with the difficulties of life. It isn’t something commonly known, but that’s only because many people are really good at hiding the challenges they are dealing with.

However, trying to be one of them isn’t what is going to cut it. You must seek help, which is, contrary to what you may think, reflects courage and self-responsibility.

Are you suffering from what have turned into universal mental health issues like depression, anger or anxiety? If you are, then we know it’s easy to feel lonely and unfulfilled.

My practice is aimed at helping people like you break through the blocks and advance towards the goals of life you always wanted to achieve, and live a life that will make you feel fulfilled and satisfied.

A Look at the History of Psychology

There aren’t many things more exciting than psychology. And the history of psychology gives us an opportunity to understand how it has evolved.

However, the history of psychology differs from the histories of other fields in the sense that instead of focusing on a bunch of names and dates, it tries to explains how times and places have intersected and how it defines today’s field of psychology.

Here’s a quick outline of what we are talking about.

1600 – The emergence of empiricism that revolved around the centrality of human observer in gaining knowledge.

1850 – Helmholz discovered a way of measuring neutral impulse, while Weber & Fechner studied psychophysics.

1859 – Darwin’s Origin of Species was published.

1883 – The United States saw the first psychology lab being set up in the country.

1887 – American Journal of Psychology became the first psychology journal.

1890 – Principles of Psychology was published by James.

1892 – The year saw the American Psychological Association (APA) being born.

1894 – Margaret Floy Washburn became the first woman in the United States to get a Ph.D. in psychology.

1904 – The emergence of Titchener’s experimentalists.

1905 – Mary Whiton Calkins became the first woman president of APA.

1909 – Freud visited the United States for the only time.

And these developments continued in full swing until 1988, the year that witnessed the birth of the American Psychology Society (which was later renamed as the Association for Psychology Science).

Grand Theories

Now let’s take a quick look at some of the most popular grand theories related to mental health.

Analytical/Development Theories

These theories work like a foundation when it comes to thinking about human growth, development and learning. They can be very useful if someone wants to gain a deeper knowledge of what motivates the human thought and behavior.

Behavioral Theories

These theories have been developed on the idea that behaviors are built through conditions. While they have been the primary subject of psychology in the first half of the twentieth century, they are now commonly used for helping clients acquire new skills and work on their behaviors.

Cognitive Theories

These theories concern themselves with mental processes, including the way people think, perceive, remember and learn.

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