2). It is concerned with people and their culture, past, and how they interact. It also delves into detailed studies of local life in a certain group of people. For example, an anthropologist may want to study the factor that makes Americans similar and how these traits are affected by their history. As for psychology, it is technically translated as the study of the mind or soul (Zimmer, 2009). However, it is currently known to “investigate a wide range of phenomena related to human behaviors and mental processes” (Vook, 2011, p.1). This field studies the individual person as well as how he thinks and acts. It is concerned on how a person views things and interprets in information. Specifically, it observes and records what humans do. A psychology student can perhaps conduct a survey on stress responses of teachers. Sociology is “the study of human activity as it is affected by social forces emanating from groups, organizations, societies, and even the global community” (Ferrante, 2008, p.2). It pertains to aspects of a given society, its history, and how the members of that group interact. For instance, sociology reviews information and circumstances on gangs and how it influences the education of the youth.
With these aforementioned explanations, it is easy to see the link between sociology and anthropology that is why these two are usually combined when studied in various universities. These two spring much from language, history, archeology, and the like. Still, they have slightly dissimilar emphasis and different terminologies. On the other hand, much of psychology is based on neuroscience. It is also more focused on separate persons than groups. Though a branch of psychology called social psychology studies human interactions, psychology per se is more on the individual than the other two disciplines. Another difference is that