Psychology versus Sociology « Psychology Majors

Psychology versus Sociology

Psychology and sociology are both social sciences, so what are the major differences between the two? Technically speaking, psychology takes a micro-level approach to social science and sociology takes a macro-level approach. Simply put, “Psychology studies the individual person while Sociology studies groups of people.” Rodger Rossman’s Intro to Psychology Site
The lines blur somewhat in the overlap between the two disciplines. For example, both disciplines tend to use SPSS in quantitative analyses and often use the same statistical analysis techniques as well. However, both disciplines have separate histories. Read more about the differences between psychology and other disciplines at Rodger Rossman’s blog.