When considering the problems that people face, psychology discusses mechanisms of adjustment. Adjustment mechanisms are certain types of behavior that people tend to adopt when they are faced with particular types of situations. In psychology, emotions such as fear and anxiety are also considered. Sometimes, the emotions of fear and anxiety can be harmful in a person’s life.
Psychology can inform you about things that have to do with your personal behavior. It also teaches you about behavior that has to do with being in a group or another social situation. Psychology teaches you about other things, such as prejudice, international relationships, and drug use.
Groups have many ways that they can learn to help them get along with each other. Conditions of the economy brings out barriers. Nations handed down to us from history can cause conflict among groups of people and nations. Historical events can influence current disagreements. Different religious teachings can cause conflict and disagreements among people.
It is important that we understand the different values that people hold in their own society and in the society of others. A lot of emotional attachment is involved when a person holds value in something. Holding value in things means that the person feels strongly about those things. People value respect and dignity. Resentfulness comes about when that respect and dignity is interfered with. It is important for us to understand values and how people and society develops them. This is one thing that psychology helps with.
Understanding how the minds of people work and why they feel the things they feel and do the things that they do can be very helpful to people. Understanding psychology helps us to understand mankind.