A main part in the first chapter was about answering the question, "what is psychology?" Psychology to some people is using their intuition and doing what is natural to them, but to others, it is a science. William James, regarded as the founder of American psychology, noted that psychology is difficult to study, and that simple explanations are few and far between. What we will learn throughout this course is knowing how to use your natural psychological state, along with the science behind it. Thinking about psychology in a scientific way can help you become more effective with people and problems you may have. It helps you think more clearly, and helps you avoid making simple mistakes. If you use what you learn in psychology the right way, it can give you a major advantage moving forward with your life.