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Interactive Dimensions of Human Life

1. Physical
2. Emotional
3. Intellectual
4. Social
5. Spiritual

The Physical Dimension involves firstly, the natural world consisting of incorporated
matter, and secondly, the use of the five physical senses: eyes for sight, ears for sound, nose for
smell, taste buds for taste, and nerves for touch and feel.

The Emotional Dimension involves the soul and the ego; both of these experiencing
stimuli in a spectrum of feelings that range from pain to pleasure. The word itself suggests "a
moving", and this implies forces which have direction. While they can both be taught, fear
becomes primarily an instinctive emotion while love becomes essentially intuitive. Affections and
desires can become soulish, ego- driven, excessively emotional impulses.

The Intellectual Dimension brings together both conscious and unconscious aspects of
the mind which is designed to coordinate physical functions and sustain mental activities by
means of logic, reason, knowledge, and belief.

The Social Dimension provides for communication and association between individuals
and groups. The effect of people upon one another, their behaviour, the development or
breakdown of their relationships, the requirements of their communities and their organization
as a society, their culture, and the environment they exist in, and generate; all these give rise to
the social dimension into which the other dimensions mesh.

The Spiritual Dimension is the breath of life in humanity that is capable of God-
consciousness, and of communication with God, as different from the soul which is self-conscious,
and the body which is world-conscious. It has been said that mankind has an inborn desire to
worship someone or something, and as history shows, there is much debate about who or what
this should be. It could be said of those who deny their spiritual dimension, that they worship their
own opinion. There are many ways of expressing a heart-felt conviction that God is worth
worshipping, but for a Christian, singing His truth and uttering His praises, praying sincerely,
preaching His gospel, giving and serving, fellowshipping with other believers, and living in
obedience to His revealed will, are evidence of such a commitment.


Ideally there should be balance and harmony between these five interactive dimensions, not in
there being equal giftings, talents and abilities in all dimensions, but in each responding and
cooperating with the other in ways that are mutually beneficial.

Temperaments and tendencies vary from person to person. Some are more physical, some more
emotional; some are more intellectual, some are more social, and some are more spiritual than
others. Any excess in one area will place stress on the others unless compensated for.

The biblical wisdom and knowledge that produces a happy interaction of all five dimensions, and
the heavenly resources available through the spiritual dimension, are able to prevent negative
emotions such as hatred, bitterness, self-pity, lust, greed, envy, and jealousy, from ruling a life in
ways that bring psychosomatic and mental illness, burn-out and despair, destruction, defeat,
disorder and tragedy.

Galatians 6:8 "For he that sows to his flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption: but he that sows to
the Spirit, shall from the Spirit reap life everlasting."

Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be
opened to you:"

NATURAL ============================================ SOCIAL

There are several branches of SOCIAL SCIENCES

Types of Social Sciences


(The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural
development of humans)
Anthropology is a social science, which includes several different aspects of social sciences like
archeology, physical or biological anthropology, archaeology, ethnography, anthropological
linguistics and also ethnography. Fundamentally, anthropology is based on four fundamental
branches or pillar of anthropology, which are physical anthropology, socio-cultural anthropology,
linguistic anthropology, and archaeology. Physical anthropology, also known as biological
anthropology involves the study of human evolution and adaptability, population genetics,
primatology and also subjects like paleoanthropology, anthropometrics, forensic anthropology,
osteology and nutritional anthropology. Physical anthropology basically aims to study the physical
aspects of human beings. Socio-cultural anthropology deals with understanding the social and
cultural organization of people and deals with sub-fields like psychological anthropology,
anthropology of religion, cultural studies, anthropology of media and cyberspace, ethnic studies.
Linguistic anthropology is a branch that deals with understanding the process of human
communication. Archaeology is a branch of anthropology that deals with study of human cultures
and civilizations by recovery, documentation, analysis and interpretation of ancient material
remains as well as environmental data.


Economics is a branch of social sciences that aims to study the production, distribution and
consumption of wealth. Economics is further categorized into two broad divisions, which are
microeconomics and macroeconomics. The branch of microeconomics deals with how individuals,
households and firms take decisions to allocate limited resources and thus it covers the gist of
economics activities dealing with issues like inflation, growth, unemployment, and taxation levels.
On the other hand Macroeconomics understands and studies the economy as a whole.
Macroeconomics considers the factors affecting long term levels and growth of national income like
capital accumulation, labor force and technological developments.


(the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs.)

If it hadn’t been for communication, human civilizations wouldn’t have evolved. The study of
communication is also included under the umbrella of social sciences. There are a number of
aspects about communication, which are being studied in addition to the exploration of new ideas
and avenues. Communication is thus a very important aspect of our everyday lives, be it something
as simple as an informal chat with your friend, a phone call or even a business meeting.


One of the basic needs of man after food shelter and clothing remains the education. Education is a
very reason for evolution of human species, the reason why we developed from the archaic ages
and have reached an era of computers and high-technology gadgets and gizmos. The importance of
education cannot be stressed enough, since it forms the basis of the developing human
civilizations. It is one of the core branches of knowledge that is essential for the process of
passing on the wisdom from one generation to another. The field of education includes
teaching and learning specific skills, but more important is that it involves mastering the art of
disseminating knowledge, balanced judgment and creating responsible citizens through the process
of all-round education. The field of education is not only limited to the art of pedagogy but it also
makes uses of other sciences like psychology, philosophy, computers science, neuroscience,
linguistics, anthropology as well as sociology.


(The science that deals with mental processes and behavior)

The branch that deals with the study of the human mind – psychology is a very important social
science which is also useful in several other branches of science

Political Science

Political science has been one of the major subjects under the branch of social sciences. Political
science is the discipline that studies the theories and practice of politics. It also involves in-
depth analysis of political systems and patterns in political behavior. Political science includes
subjects like international relations, political theory, public policies, national politics, public
administration as well as comparative politics. There are distinct philosophies that are used in the
studies of political sciences. Some of the popular philosophies used in political science are classical
political philosophy, interpretivism, structuralism, behaviorism, pluralism, realism and


Geography is classified into two different disciplines – human geography and physical geography.
Human geography deals with how space is created, viewed and managed by human beings.
While physical geography focuses on the natural environment which includes climate,
vegetation, life, soil, water and even landforms. There also exists a third field called
environmental geography, which combines the two branches and studies the interaction
between human beings and environment. Human geography involves understanding the
processes that shape human interaction with the environment. Broadly defined, human geography
is a branch of science, which deals with the causes, and consequences of spatial distribution of
human activity on the earth. The various sub-fields that are included under human geography are
cultural geography, development geography, economic geography, health geography, historical
geography, political geography, population geography, urban geography and tourism geography.
On the other hand physical geography is the branch that deals with the processes and patterns in
the natural environment. Physical geography thus has sub branches, which deal with the various
elements in the environment. Geomorphology, hydrology, glaciology, biogeography, climatology,
pedology, palaeogeography, coastal geography, oceanography, quaternary science, landscape
ecology, geomatics and environmental geography are the sub-fields that fall under physical


Law is one of the important branches of social sciences. The study of law deals with study of the
law structure and the implied legal policies. It also incorporates case studies in the past and social
patterns for possibilities of formulation of new laws. The study of law basically deals with legal
subjects, legal systems, legal theories and legal institutions. Legal subjects include subjects
like international law, constitution and administrative law, criminal law, contract law, tort law,
property law, equity and trusts. This studies of legal systems include civil law, common law and
equity, religious law and various jurisdictions. Legal theories include study of history of law,
philosophy of law, economic analysis of law as well as the sociology of law. Law studies also include
study of various legal institutions and branches like judicial law, legislative law, executive law,
military laws and ethics of the legal profession.


Linguistics is a branch of social sciences that deals with cognitive and social aspects of human
languages. Conventionally linguistics is divided into four major areas, which are syntax,
semantics, phonetics and phonology. Syntax is the study of rules that governs sentence
structure. Semantics is the study of meaning of words, phonetics is the study of speech
sounds and phonology is the study of abstract sound system of a particular language. New
areas in this field include subjects like evolutionary linguistics, which involves study of origin and
evolution of languages and psycholinguistics, which deals with psychological factors in the human
languages. Read more about Linguistic Intelligence


Sociology can be defined as the study of societies and human social behavior. Sociology
generally includes social rules and processes and in-dept analysis of social interactions. It often
involves study of social lives of people, groups and societies. Sociological studies make use of
various research and data collection methods. Some of the commonly used methods include case
studies, historical research, participant observation, interviewing, surveys, social network analysis
and even model building. There are a vast number of sub-fields that can be included under
sociology. Some examples of these sub-fields are clinical sociology, business sociology, childhood
sociology, art sociology, economic sociology, political sociology, rural sociology and urban

Social Work

Social Work: Social work is also considered as a branch of social sciences.

History is a discipline of science, which deals with the study of past of human race, with
regard to scientific discoveries, important events, which have been documented, and
the archaeological evidences. Specific areas in the field of history deal with the study of
events and developments in particular time periods or geographical or regional
historical studies. In addition to these, there are also sub-fields like social history,
diplomatic history, gender history and even history of people. The methods and tools
used in historical studies include contemporaneous corroboration, prospography and
historical revisionism. Nowadays portrayal of history on film is also considered as a
documented record of history. In addition documented logs and observations regarding
social changes are some of the commonly used methods for historical studies.
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such
as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.[1][2] It is distinguished
from other ways of addressing fundamental questions (such as mysticism, myth, or the
arts) by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.
[3] The word "philosophy" comes from the Greek φιλοσοφία (philosophia), which literally
means "love of wisdom".

Branches of philosophy

The following branches are the main areas of study:

* Metaphysics is the study of the nature of being and the world. Traditional branches are
cosmology and ontology.

* Epistemology is concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge, and whether
knowledge is possible. Among its central concerns has been the challenge posed by skepticism and
the relationships between truth, belief, and justification.

* Ethics, or "moral philosophy", is concerned with questions of how persons ought to act
or if such questions are answerable. The main branches of ethics are meta-ethics, normative ethics,
and applied ethics. Meta-ethics concerns the nature of ethical thought, comparison of various
ethical systems, whether there are absolute ethical truths, and how such truths could be known.
Ethics is also associated with the idea of morality. Plato's early dialogues include a search for
definitions of virtue.

* Political philosophy is the study of government and the relationship of individuals and
communities to the state. It includes questions about justice, the good, law, property, and
the rights and obligations of the citizen.

* Aesthetics deals with beauty, art, enjoyment, sensory-emotional values, perception,

and matters of taste and sentiment.

* Logic is the study of valid argument forms. Beginning in the late 19th century,
mathematicians such as Frege focused on a mathematical treatment of logic, and today the subject
of logic has two broad divisions: mathematical logic (formal symbolic logic) and what is now called
philosophical logic.

* Philosophy of mind deals with the nature of the mind and its relationship to the body, and
is typified by disputes between dualism and materialism. In recent years there has been increasing
similarity between this branch of philosophy and cognitive science.

* Philosophy of language is inquiry into the nature, origins, and usage of language.

* Philosophy of religion is a branch of philosophy that asks questions about religion.