Discussion Question: Art or Science?
A historical debate that continues to rage in the field of psychology pertains to its understanding. Is psychology an art? Or, is it a science? Often, it is categorized as a “soft science.” How do you view psychology – as an art, a science, or both? Provide reasons for your position.
I’ve got a pretty strong opinion on the answer to this question – but I’ll hold off on revealing that until the end. As you approach this question, consider the aims of psychology, the methods used in the field, and how results are applied.