Naturalistic vs Personalistic Approach in Psychology

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Personalistic vs the Naturalistic Viewpoint

History is a troublesome word in the English language, having a number of meanings and usages. We often use the term without really considering the underlying concepts it represents. We use history to stand for actual events that took place in the past. The view of history as a collection of events, a flow of actions and reactions is as old has human curiosity about things happened before their own time. The human mind has always seemed to seek consistency in things, perhaps more than is really to be found. . History has made us and society who we are, and the past will always affect the present and not so much our future like so many of us perceive it does. Psychology is still a very
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The naturalistic position involves humans in the natural world and how we as humans act within the universe. This position causes us to behave in certain ways that help benefit us and help us to make the right decisions. In a sense naturalistic includes the personalistic position because it does involve the individual person but just adds the environmental factor into it. This naturalistic is also considered to be environmentalistic. It is referred to as education, social class, patterns of belief, prejudices, fears; all the things that make up the social inheritance of the individual and produce the antecedent conditions of human behavior that underlay the progression of history. George Berkeley was born in 1685 near Kilkenny, Ireland. Berkeley’s philosophical notebooks, which began in 1707, provides rich documentation of his early philosophical evolution, enabling his reader to track the emergence of his immaterialist philosophy from a critical response to Descartes, Locke, Malebranche, Newton, Hobbes, and others. Berkeley charges that materialism promotes skepticism and atheism: skepticism because materialism implies that our senses mislead us as to the natures of these material things, which moreover need not exist at all, and atheism because a material world could be expected to run without the assistance of God. Berkeley replies

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