What is the difference between sociology and anthropology in UPSC syllabus?

Difference between sociology and anthropology UPSC

A2A,A somewhat similar discussion was done which might help you greatly.

Social Sciences: What is the difference between sociology and anthropology? Although the discussion does not deal with UPSE syllabus specifically I believe it would give you a fair idea.

,To me, the scope of anthropology has a wider scope than sociology.

Additionally most of the theories in sociology are u201cforeignu201d like Marx and Weber.

In short, the sociology is actually seeing through developed (read western) lenses.

Anthropology is more to do with studying the underdeveloped or undeveloped and we can have share of u201cnativeu201d narrative.

Some of the branches like archaeology involves material evidences.

The syllabuses are:

Difference between sociology and psychology

I can appreciate your confusion.

Many people confuse psychology and psychiatry.

However, both sociology and psychology focus on behaviour and behavioural patterns of people.

,Psychology focuses on behaviour of people as individuals; what are the factors and propensities which motivate, affect, influence and explain what individuals tend to do in a variety of situations.

,Sociology focuses on the collective behaviour of people, whether in groups or as the totality of individual behaviour, and how their behaviour can be described, predicted and influenced.

,Both speak to general tendencies and activities, and allow for variation; neither treats the behaviour of their specific focus as absolute or unchangeable.

,Psychiatry is a separate discipline which uses therapy to assist people to deal with behavioural issues, problems and tendencies.