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DQ 2: What do you think the term “paradigm” means in science? What do you think the
term “paradigm means in the field of psychology? To what do you attribute the
similarities/differences?
In science, paradigm’s can be used to show some type of model, metaphors and
method to find out if and how something works. Different types of steps can be taken in
order to find a scientific answer. Psychology has a lack of paradigm but it’s a
perspective or thought that can be used to understand psychological events. In
psychology it’s not that easy because all of your theory’s about someone’s behavior is
found out by talking to that person you can only have a point of view of the person’s
behavior by using psychological events. Researching a person’s environment or culture
can help when finding answers to way a behavior is different from another person with a
similar job or age. The both are similar because of a theory or observation that has
been made. Science paradigm has the ability to show the cause of why or how
something works by the researchers theory and paradigm in the field of psychology will
allow you to find the reason but by using the researchers theory only without a model.
Using or giving your own perspective on a person’s behavior will only be based on
theory not on fact, a good way would be to use the cause and effect theory to answer
questions about a environment changes.
Response 2
I believe paradigm means in science the ability to see patterns. In psychology,
paradigms mean the patterns in behavior. I believe that in science, the patterns are
important to the way we interact in our environment. For instance, the weather can
directly impact the way we behave in our environment; raining outside, makes one
sleepy or moody. The differences can be the way we can psychological manipulate
another's thoughts or behavior with simple suggestions or assumptions from
some other view point. An example of psychological manipulation in the Wayco
cult. One, suggestion lead to a mass following and ultimately death. In science, we can
factually manipulate the way the public feels about a subject. For instance, the way the
sun is producing solar flares and the solar flares disrupt climate changes. These facts
have been proven by patterns of weather, and studies of climate.

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Response 3
Paradigm is a word that basically means a set that contains one element. In a scientific
manner to me that means taking different elements whether they are chemical or non-
chemical that don't clash and making one single element. In the field of psychology I
believe that it means to take all the resources you have and figure out what's best for a
particular individual. The difference of the two is that one is based on mind and the
other based on chemical. As far as the similarities the two are coming up with a single
resolution. I hope all this makes sense. Thanks.
Response 4
Paradigm in science is a hypothesis, where the fact is trying to be proven, true or false.
In the field of psychology, paradigm means the perceptions of how things are viewed on
an individual bases. Here are a few funny Paradigms that I found and were made many
years ago by experts in their fields. During that time they were said to sound intelligent,
and now they sound idiotic.
1. “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.” This
statement was made in 1977 by Kenneth Olsen, president and founder of Digital
equipment.
2. “Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.” This statement was
made in 1911 by a French Military Strategist and a future World War 1
Commander, Marshal F. Foch.
3. “Television won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six
months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”
These statements were perceptions, theories that science have made true. Science
does not deal in perception but truth, “what you see is what you get”, being realty.
Psychology deals with perceptions and attempts to make it true.

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