I want to take one of these at a-level but I'm not sure as to which. Which one is
Psychology or sociology watch
- Thread Starter
- 08-11-2017 12:24
- 08-11-2017 12:45
People say Sociology is easier, and Psychology is a slightly more respected A-Level of the two. I only take Psychology so can only comment on that, but it’s a really interesting A-Level.
- Community Assistant
- 08-11-2017 12:56
Sociology is generally seen as easier (I've seen people change from psychology degrees to sociology ones because they viewed it as easier) and it is the study of society, behaviours, why people do what they do, people who live and work together in an area, how society is run, people's identities and how they're connected to each other etc. You study social science and sociology at the beginning of a psychology degree so it's like the basis of psychology.
Psychology is more in depth about individuals or about a certain group of people i.e. children, looking at psychological studies and human and animal experiments, doing studies yourself, learning about the brain and it's compartments. It involves biology, maths and science.
It depends on what career you wish to do though? Do you want to study psychology/sociology in future? Would these subjects benefit your future career?
I'm biased, but I'd choose psychology. It's more challenging, it seems to be more respected over sociology and can be applied to a lot of things.
Last edited by hannxm; 08-11-2017 at 15:44.