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    science technically means knowledge...so any subject is technically a science.

    OP just because you did psychology during alevel does not make you an expert on the subject, you are clearly ignorant so stfu.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    im sure there is some psychological bull**** to how it does.
    A vast majority of science courses at reputable universities are for the most-part composed of neuroscience modules... are you seriously going to tell me that neuroscience isn't a science?
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    Yeah.. gotta hate dem Social Science's.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    Seriously, Psychology and sociology are not a science, standing around outside Mcdonalds with a clip board asking about dreams is so unscientific.
    Yup, if it doesn't have ball breaking maths in it then it is not a science.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Yup, if it doesn't have ball breaking maths in it then it is not a science.
    Economics is a science, biology is not then?
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    (Original post by kultist)
    Economics is a science, biology is not then?
    Biology has rock hard maths in it in some modules..........:rolleyes:
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    Science: knowledge, as of facts or principles; knowledge gained by systematic study.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Biology has rock hard maths in it in some modules..........:rolleyes:
    Are you talking statistics or actual maths?
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    Your right, social sciences are not sciences they are SOCIAL sciences.
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    (Original post by pina.Love)
    science technically means knowledge...so any subject is technically a science.

    OP just because you did psychology during alevel does not make you an expert on the subject, you are clearly ignorant so stfu.
    The definition of science is a bit more complex than that actually, especially since there are many subjects which aren't related to science at all, such as foreign language. Science is based on empirical evidence, creating hypotheses, and doing experiments to attempt to answer questions. Although you technically can't prove anything in science, all the research that is done is in effort to explain what we see on Earth and in space. This is all a very vague explanation of what science is, but I just want to make the point that it doesn't simply mean "knowledge".
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    :facepalm2: Do you even know what psychology is?

    Psychology is the science of the mind. The human mind is the most complex machine on Earth. It is the source of all thought and behaviour. source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbo...ychology.shtml
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    (Original post by kultist)
    Are you talking statistics or actual maths?
    Advanced calculus which you could base a PhD on.
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      A scientific subject is one which adheres to the scientific method:

      http://www.sciencebuddies.org/scienc...c_method.shtml

      Social sciences adhere to this method (as far as I'm aware). Perhaps their usage of experiments is different than formal sciences, but it does not mean they are not sciences.

      A similar argument would be to say that someone who works at McDonalds does not work as a restaurant as flipping burgers does not qualify as cooking. I feel it is more obvious here that this is untrue.
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      They use scientific methods to gain data to be analysed. This can prove or disprove hypotheses and theories.

      I fail to see how they are not sciences.
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      Science is essentially 'gaining knowledge through reasoning, logic and experimental evidence in a systematic order to reach a conclusion and make further predictions based on the conclusion'
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      (Original post by Remarqable M)
      :facepalm2: Do you even know what psychology is?

      Psychology is the science of the mind. The human mind is the most complex machine on Earth. It is the source of all thought and behaviour. source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbo...ychology.shtml
      The most important part of the human body, the part psychology emphasises but also the part we know the least about.
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      Science is...truth.
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      Altough i don't mind that the subjects in question are called a science. However, i can understand why people believe that this is not the case.

      Science, is a methodology, a way at looking at problems systematically and analysing without bias. But, this is not the case for Psychology and sociology, therefore it could be argues they are not a science.

      To be honest though, i don't care because more and more they are being accepted as a science.
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      Well they have the word science in so obviously they are DUH!!!
      I presume you think economics is not a social science either.

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      Who cares, Chemistry eats psychology for breakfast anyway.
      (Who in turn is the abused wife of Physics)
     
     
     
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