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which is the best?

I reckon sociology mint subject

our view???????


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First of all there's no *best* subject. Any subject can be the best, it depends on what you want to do with your life.

Secondly, psychology and sociology are two pretty different fields. The only field of psychology that relates to sociology is social psychology and, even then, they provide two completely different points of view: social psychology focuses on the individual in the social context whereas sociology focuses mainly on society as a whole. They can both be really useful to each other, though, hence one cannot be better than the other, it's just a matter of perspectives.
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There is a best. Subjects are differnt in terms of respect and usefulness. Psychology is better than sociology.
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people always say sociology n psychology r the same, i know they are not, i have studied them both. However does anyone they that psychology if far deeper and less useful to the whole working of society
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There is a best. Subjects are differnt in terms of respect and usefulness. Psychology is better than sociology.
Lol I spent the past two days discussing something similar in the general discussion section. It depends on what you mean by usefulness. Sociology, for example, might me much more useful than psychology to a politician or a business man trying to launch a product on the market as they'd be interested in social processes as a whole rather than what the single individual does in a social context. Kinda what kerry is saying, I think. Social Psychology can be too 'deep' to be useful in certain contexts and much more useful in other contexts where depth is required.

That said, I think it's always important to distinguish between fields of Psychology when comparing psych with other disciplines. It'd be rather stupid to compare sociology with neuropsychology in asking a X vs Y question.
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true true, i agree wiv wot kalen is saying
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I don't agree with what Kalen is saying.
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(Original post by josephcohen_2)
I don't agree with what Kalen is saying.
Discuss :p:

Keep in mind that I'm a psychologist, hence not bashing my own subject, to me it'll always be the best!
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Ok i guess i realize that different subject have their immediate different applications as shown by your (i must note very good) explanation.

However i do base my beliefs on the most subjective of all things - other students (and teachers) opinions. I think physc. is more respected than socio. and will generally lead to better career prospects.

However, in my view university should be about studying what you want to study.
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True, that's why I'm reluctant to say that a subject is better than another: it depends on what the person likes and what they want to get out of their lives.

Having said that, I could agree that it's easier to get a job with a BA/BSc in psychology (probably more with a BSc than a BA) than with a BA in sociology (is there a BSc?). I think that's probably due to the fact that it's not an "in depth" subject (I don't mean in depth in terms of number of modules/lectures/exams etc., I mean that it focuses on rather general stuff as society is indeed huge, thus the need for generalization) and therefore you might need a Masters to specialize in something. Then again, the great thing about psychology, imho, is that it's interdisciplinary, so one can get whatever they want out of it by picking their modules and in some cases the best of both worlds (social sc. and science) and that can be an advantage in the eye of the employers.
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A lot of people think that sociology is a useless subject... they seem to be forgetting that a lot of the news reports you see (about poverty, smoking, etc.) have been put together using information from studies by sociologists.

I had to decide between the two last year and ended up doing sociology. I'd like to do a psychology degree at some point, though.
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Is that the only job sociologists do? Compile some data about poverty? Surely Economists would know more?
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Is that the only job sociologists do? Compile some data about poverty? Surely Economists would know more?
poverty isn't the only social problem that we have. do you think an economist can solve problems between two religions(judaism, islam christianity, etc)? drug addiction? smoking? come on! we don't need to be individualistic!!!!!!!!!!! :yep: :yep: :yep: :yep: :yep: :yep:
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*Your* view?
Basically, i took both at A-level and they're both great, interesting, hard but bearable subjects.. goodluck with whatever you choose!
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*Your* view?
Basically, i took both at A-level and they're both great, interesting, hard but bearable subjects.. goodluck with whatever you choose!
which one did you prefer and what do they both involve? I am picking my a-levels and I am not sure which one to do. I am taking maths, physics and biology as my other 3 options.
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U gay and fat just cos i took physcologyyou f\t
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[QUOTE=nnninnnn;74609382]i lik both
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which one did you prefer and what do they both involve? I am picking my a-levels and I am not sure which one to do. I am taking maths, physics and biology as my other 3 options.
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Psychology and Sociology are very different.Psychology focus more on the individual minds but Sociology focus on the whole society instead of one individual minds.Psychology is more deep than Sociology since it had more content and key terms that you have to learn. Most of the key terms, you'll need to learn of my heart.I'm in Year 11 and about to make my choices - I think that other choices won't make any differences since it is similar in context. But if your up for the challenge, go ahead and choose Psychology since it takes lots of efforts in this area. -(IT DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU WANT TO BE IN THE FUTURE.) - From my opinion.
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