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What is the difference between psychology and philosophy?

What is the difference between psychology and philosophy?

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Asked by H.Donna, Last updated: Jan 27, 2020

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A.Jeff

A.Jeff

Answered Mar 13, 2018

Both psychology and philosophy are words originating from the Greek language. The word philosophy translates to “love of wisdom”. Philosophers study the essential, important, and underlying issues associated with items such as knowledge, reason, values, and existence. One of the best known philosophical questions is “What is the meaning of life?” The word psychology translates to “the study of human spirit”. Psychologists study the mental proces...Read More
 

C.Kevin

C.Kevin

Answered Mar 08, 2018

Both psychology and philosophy are two branches of the same tree. They tend to concentrate on people and life but the part each focuses on is different. Psychology is derived from the Greek word 'psychologia', which translates to 'the study of the human spirit'. Psychology is basically the study of human behavior and the human mind. It incorporates the use of both conscious and unconscious experiences and also interactions between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Psychology is an applied...Read More
 

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