A major misconception about psychologists is “Ooh you are a psychologist? Then I should be careful with you..you can read my mind..!”
For all those who think the same, here is a very quick history of its terminology.
- In the early days, when psychology was first introduced, they called it as the study of the “psyche” which means “soul”.
Well, has anyone seen “soul”? If not, then how can you study it ??? :O
- So, they re-defined it as the study of the “mind”.
I thought mind was an expirience and could not be seen…confused !!O.o
- Finally, they called psychology as the study of “behavior”.They defined it as the scientific study of human behavior.
Ah !! Now that makes sense..! 🙂