Of course, these are all just a few examples of unethical research practices, but they are all examples of research practices that are unethical, no matter the name. The name “social psychology” is a perfect example of why this is a problem. The name “social psychology” and research practices that are unethical are all the same, so the only way to change it is to start over.
I once asked a well-known psychological researcher who specializes in social psychology, “If you want to know why you like watching TV, why do you do it?” He replied, “Because I like to see what happens.” I think that is basically true, but it’s not the whole story.
I think this is the biggest problem with the entire name social psychology. I can’t think of anything else that is as descriptive as it makes the researcher seem like a total dick. “He likes to see what happens,” is not a word that describes him. He is, by definition, a complete jerk.
The name social psychology is an unfortunate one for a few reasons. For one, it sounds like a word. Two, it refers to a profession that is filled by complete jerks. The whole point of social psychology is to understand people’s psychological make-up, not to study them. This can be frustrating for researchers, but it’s also not the most useful name for a profession.
Sociology has no idea what social psychology is. It’s an academic field that doesn’t take any time at all to get into. Its purpose is to understand how people behave. Its name is a misnomer because of its entire purpose, which is to study people.
As in, “The way people behave, or their behavior is, is the way they behave.
Sociology is the study of how the world works. It is an academic discipline, and its research is done over a period of time. Sociologists study people and how they behave, they don’t study them.
Societies are made up of people too, and sociologists study people and their behavior. I know what it means to study humans, but sociology is a sociological discipline.
Sociological research is based on the philosophy of science. The sociologist is a person who studies people and how they behave, his or her job is to study how people behave. While sociologists do work with people, it is not a part of psychology, sociology, or psychology. The study of human behavior is not a part of sociology.