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RELATIONSHIP OF PSYCHOLOGY TO OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES

PSYCHOLOGY scientific study of human behavior and mental processes.

Embraces all aspect of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought.


Seeks to understand the individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching
specific cases.

Other Social Sciences:

1. Anthropology - study of the physical, social, and cultural origins and development of the human race.
It mostly deals with primitive and tribal people. It is particularly concerned with the culture, tradition,
manners, customs, and rituals of such people.
Relationship: Psychology studies man's behavior in relation to the environment. Anthropology is also
a comparative and analytic study of human behavior and experiences. Both try to understand man in
the context of social behavior. Whereas on one side psychological knowledge helps an anthropologist
in understanding the root causes of human behavior in different cultures, on the other side
anthropological studies help the psychologist in calculating the influence of cultural environment to
human behavior.

2. Internet - global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities,
consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.
Relationship: Internet widely change our way of living. Internet affects the mind of a person in
different ways. Internet and computer change how people live, view them, interact with others, and
spend their time. There are videos, news, games and other information that can influence the way of
thinking of an individual. A person tends to be an object that goes with the flow of their lives. A
persons point of view in living is influenced by internet, for example a person change its way of
thinking based on the trends. Another is the videos and news in the web. If the mind of a person is
exposed in news it can affect the behavior of a person, same as if a person is exposed in good things on
web. And psychology studies about the origin of how the individual thinks and internet is one of this.

3. Ethics - involved systematizing, defending and recommending concepts of right or wrong conduct.
Relationship: As a branch of philosophy ethics investigates the question "What is the best way for
people to live?" and "what actions are right or wrong in particular circumstances". The two questions
involved decision making in order to meet the answer, and decision making needs thinking which
studied by psychology and this thinking is influenced by different factors like beliefs and customs and
ethics is one of this. The mind of a person is affected by its beliefs. The person thinks based on what he
knows whats right and whats best.

4. Criminology - focus to determine the root causes of criminal behavior and to develop effective and
human means of preventing it.
Relationship: Criminology solves a crime by figuring out the person's mental state when he did the
crime and why criminals act the way they do. We know that the mind of a person (the brain to be
specific) controls the act of a person. This is the best way to say that criminology needs psychology,
because in order to know the reason why a person did the crime they must know the mental state of a
person and this is the main focus of psychology which deals with the mental processes.

5. Sociology - study of social phenomena, social relationship and studies human behavior in a group.
Relationship: They are dependent with one another in terms of their goal which is to know the
behavior of human as an individual and as a part of the society. Psychology and sociology needs each
other to fully comprehend themselves. As human mind and personality is being influenced by social
factors. And we cannot understand the group apart from the nature of the individual who compose it.
Individual psychology must look to the study of group life for the explanation of much in individual
behavior.