The Study of Humans

Written by Oksana on October 19, 2011. Posted in Human Study

The study of humans is one of the most fascinating endeavors that a researcher can undertake. In fact, human beings are so complex that multiple disciplines of study have been established so that we can choose to study the aspect of human behavior that interests us the most. The most popular fields of human study include psychology, sociology, and anthropology, each of which explores human behavior from a different perspective.

Many people who study human beings focus on psychology, or the study of individual behavior and mental processes. Psychologists study brain functions, emotions, cognition, and the development of relationships between people. Psychology also involves the study of abnormal behavior among individuals, and can include the analysis of intelligence and personality.

Sociology is another popular field of human study. Whereas psychology involves the study of individual human behavior, sociology focuses on the study of human groups and societies. Rather than focusing on cognition or mental processes as psychologists do, sociologists study the influencing factors that bind groups of humans together. Sociologists are more concerned with global social phenomena than interpersonal relationships, and they often focus their attention on organizations, associations, groups, and institutions.

A third discipline of human study is anthropology, or the study of human culture and society. While anthropology shares some similarities with both psychology and sociology, the distinguishing aspect of anthropology is a focus on the role that characteristics such as race, gender, anatomy, and biology have on humankind. Anthropologists also examine the impact that languages, kinships, and economic factors have on people.

In sum, the study of humans is a complex undertaking. Many people choose to study either individual people or groups of people, while others opt to study human cultures and races. Accordingly, separate fields of human study exist to provide researchers with a means by which they can target their focus.

Introduction to Human Behavioral Biology

Written by Oksana on March 27, 2013. Posted in Human Study

Watch this video on the introduction to human behavioral biology, it will be worth your while.

Human Psychology

Written by Oksana on March 18, 2013. Posted in Psychology

human psychologyWhat is Psychology?

Psychology is the study of human mental and behavioral processes; however, this field is also applicable in many aspects of life. Everything that human being does is related to psychology. This type of scientific study aims to study an individual and his ways. Through psychology, a person will know what he will become in the future. Experts say that psychology actually emerged from philosophy and biology, and is closely related to other areas of discipline like anthropology, linguistics, medicine and sociology.

Importance of Studying Psychology

Psychology has been used by experts in order to determine the root cause of certain life-threatening illnesses like neurological diseases, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Nowadays, people know a lot more about these physical conditions, and were able to produce the right treatment that will help the victims. Another field in which psychology is important is the education system. Schools often use several intelligence tests so as to effectively evaluate their students and to provide the correct amount of assistance that these students require. Additionally, special program for gifted children and individuals is also made available by means of psychology.

The Power of Assumption

Written by Oksana on November 9, 2012. Posted in Sociology

By: Anup Varghese

It is a well observed fact that in this present day generation people are so preoccupied with matters that they do not have the time to talk about finer details such as motives behind actions or words, even though they may be reasonably well acquainted themselves. Gestures and tones of speech account for majority of the interpreted data from an individual. This trait not only results in an increase in assumed notions and suppositions but also greatens the probability of misunderstanding ones intentions. The patterns discussed hereafter are limited between two individuals who have at least one common social circle, and are less prevalent or observed among a husband and wife scenario.

What to Expect When You Get a MPA

Written by Oksana on June 12, 2012. Posted in Human Study, Science, Sociology

public relationIf you want to use your career to give back to society, providing a valuable service to your community by leading and managing community organizations, government agencies or nonprofits,

Psychopathology

Written by Oksana on October 19, 2011. Posted in Psychology

The word psychopathology can mean one of two things: the appearance of experiences and behaviors that may be signs that a person is impaired psychologically or has a mental illness, or the study of mental distress or mental illness.

The study of mental distress or illness involves a number of different professions. Clinical psychologists and psychiatrists are among the professionals most involved in studying this subject. These professionals research the way mental illness appears, how it develops and how it originates. They may also take part in clinically treating people who suffer from mental illness.

However, these professionals are not the only ones who study psychopathology. Many other specialists are also interested in this discipline. Neuroscientists are one example, as they can study which changes to the brain may occur along with mental illness.

This means that a person who is called a psychopathologist may belong to any of a variety of professions in which a person can specialize in areas related to psychopathology. Descriptive psychopathology is one of the main interests of psychiatrists. People in this discipline try to describe the different types of mental illness and the symptoms that are associated with these syndromes.

Descriptive psychopathology has a few different uses. It can be used to verify a particular patient’s diagnosis, based on whether the symptoms the patient is exhibiting fit with those that are currently used to classify a certain mental illness. It can also be used to help create new diagnosis systems by determining which behaviors and experiences should be used to diagnose a particular mental illness, such as schizophrenia or clinical depression, and which symptoms and signs should be included when diagnosing mental illness in general. One example of a diagnostic system is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Psychopathology is different from psychopathy, which involves criminality and antisocial personality disorders.

Human Cloning: Possible in the Near Future?

Written by Oksana on October 19, 2011. Posted in Science

Dolly, sheep cloned in 1997.

Scientists have been able to successfully clone quite a few animals within the past few years. Now they are hoping that they can do the same thing with humans. There have been many news articles written suggesting that scientists may be able to clone a human baby to replace a person who died when he or she was a newborn.

Many people think that it would cloning another human would truly be a remarkable thing. However, many are opposed to human cloning for moral, ethical and social reasons. There are also many people who are concerned that the science behind animal cloning is not full concerned.

The Successes and Failures of Animal Cloning

Dolly the sheep was successfully cloned in 1997. She was the first animal to be cloned and by far the most famous one. Ever since then, researchers have been able to successfully pigs, horses, deers, rabbits and mules. Scientists cannot say for certain that it is possible to clone a human. However, researchers in South Korea have found that it may be possible to generate stem cells from cloned human embryos.

It is important to note that there has been several failures in animal cloning. Studies have shown that there are only one or two viable offspring for every 100 experiments done. In some cases, there have been three offspring. Many people believe that if scientists do start cloning humans, the same outcomes will be produced. Researchers have not been able to identify the exact reason that so many experiments fail, but they do believe that the problems can be fixed in the future.

The Many Facets of Psychology

Written by Oksana on October 19, 2011. Posted in Psychology

Many people who study human beings focus on psychology, or the study of individual behavior and mental processes. Psychologists study brain functions, emotions, cognition, and the development of relationships between people. Psychology also involves the study of abnormal behavior among individuals, and can include the analysis of intelligence and personality.

In addition to the more common facets of psychology outlined above, the study of psychology has evolved to encompass more specific areas of focus. For instance, forensic psychology, psychological testing, and research psychology are increasingly popular subspecialties. Forensic psychology explores the relationship between individual human behavior and the criminal justice system. Forensic psychologists often work in prisons or juvenile detention centers to evaluate the mental health of people who are on trial for criminal behavior.

Research psychology and psychological testing both focus more on the analysis of data obtained through a face to face examination of a person. Psychological testing often involves the administration of personality tests and intelligence tests to screen for deficiencies or abnormalities in a person’s mental processes. Research psychology, on the other hand, involves the use of controlled experiments or existing data to identify patterns or tendencies that guide human behavior. Research psychologists are often employed by universities, research centers, or governmental organizations.

The Expanding Role of Sociology in our Global Society

Written by Oksana on October 19, 2011. Posted in Sociology

Sociology is another popular field of human study. Whereas psychology involves the study of individual human behavior, sociology focuses on the study of human groups and societies. Rather than focusing on cognition or mental processes as psychologists do, sociologists study the influencing factors that bind groups of humans together. Sociologists are more concerned with global social phenomena than interpersonal relationships, and they often focus their attention on organizations, associations, groups, and institutions.

As our population grows and cultures continue to blend across the globe, sociology will play an increasingly important role in facilitating a more functional living environment for all people. Since the dawn of time, groups of people have experienced problems cohabitating peacefully. Because sociologists work within small local groups, organizational groups, and widescale or national groups to identify and resolve problems, their comprehensive efforts combine to create a more harmonious society.

Along with the growth of sociology as a discipline is the evolution of subspecialties of the field. For instance, some sociologists focus specifically on the effect that the media has on group behavior, while others study businesses to identify and address organizational flaws that adversely impact employees. There are even sociologists who focus on financial institutions and the impact that they have on various groups of people. The field of sociology will undoubtedly continue to expand its scope as globalization increases.

Anthropology and Human

Written by Oksana on October 19, 2011. Posted in Anthropology

A third discipline of human study is anthropology, or the study of human culture and society. While anthropology shares some similarities with both psychology and sociology, the distinguishing aspect of anthropology is a focus on the role that characteristics such as race, gender, anatomy, and biology have on humankind. Anthropologists also examine the impact that languages, kinships, and economic factors have on people.