Three Social Science Disciplines Essay

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1. Which of the three social science disciplines (anthropology, psychology, sociology) do you think examines the most interesting aspects of human behaviour? Explain your reasoning.
In my opinion, of the three social science disciplines, Sociology examines the most interesting aspects of human behaviour because it focusses on ones mental processes and comes to social outbreaks and conclusions with research that is classified as the scientific method. The scientific method is a standardized way of making observations, gathering data, forming theories, testing predictions, and interpreting results. Researchers make observations in order to describe and measure behaviour. After observing certain events repeatedly, researchers come up with a theory that explains these observations. (Methods)
Personally, the study of human behaviour through mental processes is important because many of my family members are affected by mental dysfunctions and this study really could help in the future of people who suffer from mental illnesses. It also searches for reasons behind why people act in such manners (especially criminals like rapists, terrorists, shooters, etc.) 2 Which of the
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This is known as 'participant-observation'. By living within the culture, it is believed that the members of the community will carry on throughout their daily activities as if the observer was not even there. By using this technique anthropologists have been able to bring some understanding to lives of various communities around the world. Some critics of this method argue that the presence of a researcher could change the way in which the group being observed behaves — this is known as the 'observer expectancy effect' and could negatively influence the accuracy of information collected through participant
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