1. What specifically is studied in the following areas of psychology: developmental psychology, personality, neuroscience, abnormal psychology (deviance), clinical psychology, social psychology, organizational psychology and cognitive psychology? 2. Describe the different fields of sociology in terms of their focus and purpose: demography, criminology, gender studies. 3. What are the four distinguishable fields of anthropological research? Describe each field of research and what cultural phenomena each seeks to research? 4. Applying your understanding of the different fields of Social Science research, how would each of the three different areas of the Social Sciences research the following topics: violence in the stands at a soccer match; the desire to seek close loving relationships; and the function of Canadian correctional facilities.
Select one of the examples and write what is central to each Social Science approach and the questions a sociologist, psychologist and an anthropologist may pose to better understand this topic. 1. Developmental Psychology: Developmental psychology is the scientific study of changes that occur in human beings over the course of their life. Personality: Personality psychology is a branch of psychology that studies personality and its variation between individuals Neuroscience Psychology: Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system. Abnormal Psychology(deviance): Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior, emotion and thought, which may or may not be understood as precipitating a mental disorder. Clinical Psychology: the branch of psychology concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental illness and disability Social Psychology: the branch of psychology that deals with social interactions, including their origins and their effects on the individual. Organizational Psychology: is the scientific study of human behavior in the workplace and applies psychological theories and principles to organizations. Cognitive Psychology: Cognitive psychology is a sub discipline of psychology exploring internal mental processes. It is the study of how people perceive, remember, think, speak, and solve problems.
2. Demography: It is the statistical study of the human population. Criminology: The study of crime and criminals.
Gender Studies: This is the study of women studies, men studies, and the lgbt studies.
3. The 4 distinguishable fields of anthropological research are biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and archaeology. Biological Anthropology:(other known as physical anthropology) is a scientific discipline in which research is concerned with the biological and behavioral variation of human beings, other non-human primates, and extinct hominin ancestors of the human species. Cultural Anthropology: focused on the study of cultural variation among humans and is in contrast to social anthropology which perceives cultural variation as a subset of the anthropological constant. Linguistic Anthropology: is the interdisciplinary study of how language influences social life. Archaeology: The systematic study of past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence, such as graves, buildings, tools, and pottery.