Since their very beginnings, psychology and sociology appears to have been independently developed into their status quos. The issue of relations between psychology and sociology has been addressed on and off (e.g., Back, 1984; Lowie, 1915). From the perspective of interdisciplinarity (e.g., Boix Mansilla & Duraising, 2007; Klein, 1990) and the trend of world globalization (Chan, 2010), this article will explicate the necessity of the interdisciplinary integration of sociology and psychology in term of scientific knowledge development as well as professional education and training. Then, on the basis of a critical review of relevant literatures and their implications, various viable strategies for the integration will be proposed, and the realities in those areas will be evaluated. As a case of interdisciplinary integration action, Department of Social Psychology, Shih-Hsin University in Taiwan will be examined afterwards. Finally, the impediments of the interdisciplinary integration of the two sciences will be discussed in the conclusion.
|Keywords:||Relations between Psychology and Sociology, Interdisciplinary Integration, Higher Education Program|
Associate Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Shih-Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan
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