Unit 1: Q1(a). Why is it important to understand psychological processes for other disciplines of social sciences? 10 marks. CSE 2015
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Understanding psychological processes are important for other disciplines of social sciences because social science directly or indirectly deal with human behaviours. If ignored, knowledge of the discipline can not be complete.
Economics , for example, deals with goods and services. If we don’t take human fear into account, we won’t be able to understand why the poors in the developing countries keep most of their money in saving account, rather than investing somewhere like stock market, mutual fund etc. Why they bank with government banks like SBI but don’t with private bank in their vicinity.
Sociology is study of groups. Sociological phenomena of group conflict and aggression have underlying psychology of prejudice and stereotypes.
Similarly, study of history do have perspectives. Ingroup bias may cause different interpretations of the same incident like Jallianwala Bagh massacre by the Indian and the British.
Likewise, other social sciences have to take behavioural factors into account while explaining subject matter of the discipline…
# within the word limit, briefly add about a few other disciplines of social sciences.