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Why are Psychologists more concerned with the study of human behavior than with the study of the human mind?


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July 27, 2007 5:33PM

Because behaviors are easier to observe and that gives them a something that they can work with in order to help their patient alter their behavior more directly in terms of daily life. If they focused more on the workings of the human mind, they would have to consider bio-chemical reactions that were occurring during the behavior. In other words, psychologists work with the social aspects of behavior, and neuroscientists work with the chemical components of human behavior.