The mind is one busy place, what with all those thoughts, memories and ideas rushing around. It is also one powerful and complex entity. It is what makes you, you. Technically, the brain might function alike in all human beings; but yet each of us is unique in the way we think and behave.

There are two sciences that study the complexities of the human mind – psychology and psychiatry.

What is psychology, in the first place? It is the science of human and animal behaviour, both observable and covert – and it’s impact on things. This includes complex thoughts, varied emotions and corresponding behaviour. In theory, psychology has in it aspects of social sciences, humanities and medical sciences. Experts thus say that a grounding in science is very important for psychology.

The rigours of testing and experimenting helps one understand psychology better. And it inculcates the scientific frame of mind to question and enquire.

Whether or not we are aware of it, each of us has a bit of a psychologist in us. Even simple actions, like waiting for the right time to ask your parents for a new gadget you want or a raise in your pocket money involve an amount of understanding of how people around you will react.

Hope that helped! Let us know if you have more questions.

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