Blog number two please read, comment and rate using the stars at the bottom :)
Everyone has a belief in the world. Whether its religion the paranormal or even just the way we believe the world is round and gravity is what keeps us grounded. But have you ever sought for this information yourself or had a first hand experience in it? If yes then good, it’s always good to believe in something. I have faith in things that aren’t proven but why? I have no evidence, no scientific proof or experience but I have the human right to have faith in anything as do us all. I’m not a religious individual but I like to think there is some form of ‘life’ after death and that were not the only beings in the universe and no I’m not crazy. I did use the phrase ‘like to think’ because I know it can’t be proven until, in my own opinion, I see it for myself or it’s plastered across the news. I also believe in science and that I need to question everything, test it, research it and analyse it.
The majority of the time I listen to the authority figures in my life and I think most of us do. I trusted the people who taught me at school and when I was a child I trusted my mum because I was naïve about the world. At certain times in your life you have to put your trust in people but now were expected to question everything and become critical thinkers, although children often ask why to everything but they usually believe the answers they hear straight away. In psychology we use the scientific method of knowledge and were encouraged to. It’s a mix of being rational and using the empirical method. We’ve all touched something hot and learnt not to do it again so the next time we see something hot we would know don’t touch! This follows the behaviourist’s beliefs that all behaviour is learnt. We also need to consider our intuition, ‘that gut feeling’, maybe its already engrained in us via evolution not to touch fire, but intuition alone can not provide scientific evidence. The rational method doesn’t deal with that first hand experience however when discovering new things we can compare them to what we already know or believe is true. The scientific method is probably most significant in psychology when making discoveries. However I think it’s important to also consider our intuition, authority figures and use the method of tenacity because it’s where we get our new ideas from. We should listen to authority because you can learn from others but also question them using our intuition if we feel something is wrong.