What’s the difference between psychology and sociology? What’s the difference between sociology and cultural anthropology?

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What’s the difference between psychology and sociology? What’s the difference between sociology and cultural anthropology?

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Sociology focuses on groups/ multiple people as the unit of analysis, while psychology focuses on the individual. There is overlap because each field recognizes that the individual is never “just” an individual but always influenced by others (and even takes the perspective of others in its own minds).

Sociology is broader than cultural anthropology, and comes from a different academic disciplinary history, but includes the same topics: the meanings, practices, and artifacts of a particular culture, and how they work. Sociology also includes lots of topics besides “cultural meaning” itself, and many levels of analysis, from social psychology to economic behavior, to history of politics, etc.

Source: PhD/ B.S. in sociology from two top tier American universities

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