A Comparison Of Social Sociology And Mainstream Social Psychology

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Social psychology is a divided discipline since its birth, so it has been difficult to define. It has its roots in Sociology, anthropology and psychology. Nowadays we can find two competing approaches: Critical Social Psychology and Mainstream social psychology. They are different ways of looking for the same topic, but they are not different things. We can find that both differ in mainly three areas: method, ideology and social work. As the saying goes, they are two sides of the same coin. The aim of this essay is to differentiate both of them, but in a critical style. Then, this will be supported by researchers of feminism, wich is a movement for the defence of women 's rights. It is a way of changing relations between the two sexes for equality. We will use feminism 's examples because of the close relationship with the critical approach, in terms of that both proposed about there are other ways of life not governed by traditional. Let us begin by discussing the methodology. The Method is used to control and direct an investigation. Mainstream Social Psychology uses the experimental method because it provides facts and is the only way to obtain knowledge about processes and social phenomena. Moreover, it looks for make…show more content…
According to Gergen Kenneth (1973), the communication of values through knowledge is unwitting, as values are subproducts of the social experience, people, who are participants in social relationships, find hard to keep them apart. Thus, bias is present in research. This point shows that it is necessary to employ other methods, also shows that experimental method is not free of bias. They are taking part in the next area to talk about the differences between critical and

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