Sociology and comparing subjects

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What is sociology?
Sociology is the 'study of society'. A society can be defined as a group of people who share a culture or way of life. Sociology explores the 'social factors' that shape human behavior and the way that society influences our daily lives.
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What is common between sociologists, psychologists and biologists?
They all study people and human behavior
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What is the difference between the work of a psychologist and a sociologist?
Psychologists focus on an individuals behavior. They study topics like mental illnesses. Sociologists study influences on human life. They focus on group behavior rather than individual behavior.
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What is the difference between the work of a biologist and a sociologist?
Biologists look for causes or characteristics when studying human behavior. Sociologists view behavior as social or cultural rather than biological.
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What is the difference between the work of a sociologist and a journalist?
Sociologists and journalists sometimes research into similar social issues. However, journalists' research is less thorough and reporting may be biased. Sociologists must select and use evidence in a balanced way or their research may be criticized.
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In summary psychology is...
The science of mind and behavior.
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Biology is...
The study of living organisms, such as animals and plants.
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Journalism is...
Writing or reporting for newspapers, news broadcasts or the internet.
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Examiner's tip
When you are revising Studying Society( and all other sections), it is a good idea to begin by writing a revision checklist of the relevant topics, key terms and concepts. Once you have revised an item on your checklist you can tick it off.
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Another tip..
Learn your definitions so you know what you are writing about during the exam. Be sure to use these when needed whilst writing.
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Credits to my revision guide...
The Collins Revision book for GCSE Sociology by Pauline Wilson
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