The study of psychology is partially based on our opinion but that only gives birth to ideas that science must reaffirm. "Psychology is the mind + the sciences." (Kathleen Briggs, "Intro to Psych") Now, the study of psychology isn't entirely opinion based but these thoughts play a major role. However, any student in this study must make certain their opinion is refined by the science within the study of psychology, simply to diminish any bias the proposed opinion holds. Now, people can't adhere to this basic rule of refinement because this intentional bias is established by the misconception that our personal opinions are the foundation of this study. It is these types of opinions that take less effort to formulate and are easier to prove because "it's my opinion" and we are all "entitled to our opinion". These opinions are what make us experts on the study of psychology. However, we are not experts on this study because the bias we hold for our personal opinions remain present due to the idea that our thoughts are the forebearers of psychology. It's interesting that even in this complex science, we make room to be proud human beings. As students, we must adhere to the science in the study of psychology, but who wants to hear that their opinion is wrong?
Briggs, Kathleen. "Intro to Psych." University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Willey Hall 175. 19 January 2012.