Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Psychology
Anthropology is the study of humans, whether alive today or thousands of years ago.
Sociocultural anthropologists aim to understand mankind by studying their organizational systems, beliefs and values, across diverse cultures. They do this by placing themselves within cultures to observe how different societies live. The similarities across different cultures, as well as their differences, can give insight into what traits are universal for people across the planet.
Biological anthropologists focus on the evolution of Homo sapiens, and how our species diversified to fit very different environments across the earth. They study other primates, fossil records and modern people to try to understand how we fit into the evolutionary tree of life.
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