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I think "social processes" '''should not''' be a main category. I think it should be a sub-category of [[:Category:Social psychology|social psychology]]. (I suppose that it could also be simultaneously a sub-category of [[:Category:Sociology|sociology]], but that's a secondary concern.) Comments? [[User:Jaywin|Jaywin]] 04:57, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
 
I think "social processes" '''should not''' be a main category. I think it should be a sub-category of [[:Category:Social psychology|social psychology]]. (I suppose that it could also be simultaneously a sub-category of [[:Category:Sociology|sociology]], but that's a secondary concern.) Comments? [[User:Jaywin|Jaywin]] 04:57, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
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I have always been uncomfortable with the distinction between social processes and social psychology, partly because I have never been clear of the distinction. I have always thought this was due to my own ignorance and oneday we would find somebody who would sort this out clearly. Its really a distinction inherited from PsychInfo.
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Could we try to mock up the categories and see how it looks. I sort of understood that social processes were a meta-level above social psychology which showed how the processes are expressed in psychological, as opposed to sociological terms.So a social process is say group dynamics. This can be studies from a psychological point of view in terms of Asch experiments or in sociological terms such as in analysis of the rise of Nazism, both expressing the force of the trend to conformity which would be the basic social process.
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Is the above your understanding and how does this help? <font color="Blue">Dr Joe Kiff</font> - [[User:Lifeartist]] ([[User talk:Lifeartist|<font color="Blue" size="1">talk</font>]]) 23:55, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

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I think "social processes" should not be a main category. I think it should be a sub-category of social psychology. (I suppose that it could also be simultaneously a sub-category of sociology, but that's a secondary concern.) Comments? Jaywin 04:57, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

I have always been uncomfortable with the distinction between social processes and social psychology, partly because I have never been clear of the distinction. I have always thought this was due to my own ignorance and oneday we would find somebody who would sort this out clearly. Its really a distinction inherited from PsychInfo.

Could we try to mock up the categories and see how it looks. I sort of understood that social processes were a meta-level above social psychology which showed how the processes are expressed in psychological, as opposed to sociological terms.So a social process is say group dynamics. This can be studies from a psychological point of view in terms of Asch experiments or in sociological terms such as in analysis of the rise of Nazism, both expressing the force of the trend to conformity which would be the basic social process.

Is the above your understanding and how does this help? Dr Joe Kiff - User:Lifeartist (talk) 23:55, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

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