Keep an eye on MyScienceWork's scientific news! This week, we had some nice articles about classification of scientific disciplines, wildfires and psychosocial stress for transsexuals.
Which is more difficult: Physics or psychology? For a great majority of us, it’s most likely physics. Why not? It’s a truly “hard” science. However, according to the theory of the Hierarchy of Sciences, which aims at classifying objectively all scientific disciplines along a scale of complexity, psychology is undoubtedly the most complex science of all. You want to know why? Want to find out more about this classification? Click the following link.
This is a good illustration of the classification of scientific disciplines according to their complexity. As the situation in California’s Yosemite Park remains unchecked, though, we must, more than ever, be aware of how serious and complex the wildfire issue is. Fortunately, it is possible to get a better understanding of the sometimes threatening truth about physics. Thanks to mathematical models and computer simulations, researchers are now able to find extremely accurate and detailed ways to fight and control forest fires.
In the end, physics doesn’t look so difficult to understand! Psychology, however, according to the definition used for the Hierarchy of Sciences, deals with the highest and toughest complexity of all: brains studying brains. Here is a good example: According to a recent study, psychosocial stress in some form experienced by transsexuals could be seen in the functioning of the brain and could have implications for the way we view individual choices regarding gender.
So here we ask again: Which is the most complex science?
Hoping you’ll find some space in your weekend for a bit of reading.
The MyScienceWork Team