General psychology is a branch of science that studies the emergence and formation of cognitive processes, states and patterns of the human psyche, and generalizes various psychological studies and knowledge.

The object of study of general psychology is the psyche of living beings, how they interact with the outside world, how they realize their desires and motivations. From the point of view of modern science, the psyche is a mediator between the subjective and the objective, and also gives knowledge of what is internal and external, bodily and mental.

The subject of psychology is a person as a subject of activity, the systemic qualities of his self-regulation; patterns of formation and functioning of the human psyche, his ability to reflect the world, to know it and to regulate its interaction with it.