BY : Kampuzz Team

Date : 13-05-2015

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Difference Between Behavioral Sciences And Social Sciences


Behavioral Sciences

It is the analysis and investigation of human and animal behavior by the means of:

  • Controlled & reliable & naturalistic observation.
  • Scientific experimentations.
  • Rigorous formulations.

Examples Of Behavioral Sciences Are As Follows:

  • Psychobiology
  • Cognitive science
  • Psychology
  • Criminology

Behavioral sciences are categorized in two parts are:

  • Social i.e. Relational Sciences
  • Neural i.e. Information Sciences

Information Sciences deal with information of stimuli processing by the way of engaging in decision-making, social perception, social judgment & organism survival in an environment.

Examples Of Information Sciences Are As Follows:

  • Neural Network
  • Social Cognition
  • Psychobiology
  • Semantic networks
  • Ethology
  • Social neuroscience
  • Cognitive sciences
  • Social psychology
  • Psychology

Relational Sciences deals with Interaction, Communication networks, Associations, Relationships, Attraction between organisms in a social system.

Examples Of Relational Sciences Are As Follows:

  • Social networks
  • Dynamic network analysis
  • Sociological social psychology
  • Micro simulation
  • Agent-based model

Social Sciences

It is one of the major branches of science and a major category of disciplines related to the concerns with society and the connectivity among people within a society. Social sciences also include some fields in the Humanities e.g. Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Anthropology and Law.

Examples Of Social Sciences Are As Follows:

  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Demography
  • Sociology
  • Geography of human

Social sciences are an integral part of the syllabus of standard 1st to 10th .It is impertinent to learn social sciences to survive in a good way in our life.

The Main Differences Between Behavioral Sciences & Social Sciences Are As Follows:

  • People generally think that behavioral sciences and social sciences are one & same thing. But, even though they are interlinked with each other in many aspects yet they differ from each other by the way of their level of analysis of behavior.
  • Behavioral Sciences research in-depth data and knowledge to investigate the communication ways and decision-making strategies between individuals in a social system whereas Social sciences works on a framework based on perceptions through structural adjustment of individual and of groups in a social system.
  • Behavioral Sciences include Cognitive science, Psychology etc. whereas Social Sciences include Economics, Public health, demography etc.
  • There are some subjects of study also e.g.  Behavioral Economics & Political Psychology which comes under behavioral sciences although there way of analysis and research data contains most of the aspects of social sciences such as political science & economics.

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