A question to which I already know the answer, but it would still be interesting to hear your opinion: "Which is more important now, the study of physics or psychology?"?


Answer from: Timothy Bondarenko:
Professional scientist, interests varied. Philosophy, sex, poetry...


Judging by the way you phrased your question, you don't know the answer.
For whom is more important? For you, for some other person, for society as a whole?  The answers will be very different depending on for whom. And also from what is important to the individual right now. Suppose a physicist who is about to make a major discovery is terribly worried about his wife's psychological condition (let's say there are no specialists nearby and he has to solve the problem on his own).  He wants to understand and help, and he tries to study the problem. Which is more important to him now, do you think? It is important for society and for you that he make his discovery, but he will not make it if his psychological state is not normal (and in order for it to become normal, he needs to normalize his wife's psychological state, for which he needs to study psychology, and so on). As you can see, the answers to such questions are not obvious and are known out of context.

Answer from: victor smirnov:
Retired...


Both physics and psychology are our reality, even if psychology, unlike physics, has a rather vague object of study, but it is a science, because hypotheses and theses can be refuted, just like in physics. 
Frankly speaking, my understanding of physics is rather narrow, but I realize its importance and significance in my life. **I am the object of study in physics. My brain is the object of study in psychology. Everything is interconnected. My body is made up of matter, my brain is matter, how and what I see is optics, how I feel and how I move.  Psychology is a combination of the natural and the philosophical.
 Everyone decides for themselves what it is: **science or not**, but like the natural sciences, psychology has **qualitative and quantitative methods of study**, experiments, mathematical analysis of data. Anything that has not been supported by data, not supported by hypothesis, is not scientific. There are many psychologists who are "storytellers", they give tangible variation to concepts. For example, that the human brain only works at 10%. 
Theories are theories, you have to prove them.And in physics, there's still a lot of.. "". The object of physics is the material, " the fundamental interaction of nature". But the object of psychology is not always material. How do you explain one person's attachment to another? (Do hormones alone play an important role?) What are emotions? What is altruism? 
Perhaps the scientific community of physicists, chemists, and biologists will start throwing rocks at me. 
But life is much more complicated, physics and chemistry, and much more beautiful than the dry context of numbers and graphs.

Answer from: Dmitry K.:
114...


Psychology, of course. Physics helps us to survive. And we live to create. It's like medicine. A doctor helps us get well in order to....

Answer from: Svetlana Karmanova:
I have a psychological background. I am interested in the world order....


The matter is that the complication of our knowledge about the outer world (physics, natural science) is accompanied by a proportional complication of our inner world (and this is a subject of psychology already), otherwise there would be simply nothing to grasp this complexity of the outer world.

And yes, objective reality is given to us only in subjective perception, but it would be reckless to declare psychology a more important field of knowledge than physics, because modern science is a collective activity, not a hobby of proud individuals, like in Galileo's time. And this is what psychologists (and not only them) would do in quarantine without modern technical means of communication, which are "applied physics"? All psychology, in which the method of introspection (self-observation) has long been a major source of breakthrough ideas, would immediately stall.

So this is a question from the series of which wheel in a bicycle is more important - the back wheel or the front wheel - not to mention the importance of pedals, handlebars and the frame on which all this is attached (we will not discuss here what exactly plays the role of all these elements; but, for example, the frame is philosophy, or more broadly - "prerequisite level of science").

Answer from: AAAA ah.:
Learning about the world is a great science....


You probably think physics and the exact sciences in general are more important right now)
But you know, what's most interesting is that sometimes the SIMPLE words spoken by a psychologist at the right time turn out to be exactly what's needed for emotional and physical relief.
So all professions and sciences are important, don't be so categorical)

Answer from: Gulnara Gayfullina:
Communications Specialist, Tablet Lover, Community Curator "...


And what is more important for?
For the development of mankind?
For the development of your country?
For the harmonious development of your personality?
For the maximum amount of bang for your buck?
For the increase in the feeling of self-importance?
For maximum enjoyment?
Why don't you try setting yourself a goal first?
)

Answer from: Marina K.:
I am the owner of not a big petting zoo))) I have several higher educations...


There is an option to try to study philosophy and very quickly understand how necessary physics and psychology are for understanding philosophy and the history of its development. A deeper-than-school study of all these sciences will make it clear that psychology and physics complement each other beautifully in virtually all areas of life.
And pardon my curiosity - what answer did you know in advance? I wish I could read it)

Answer from: Ekaterina Shmeleva:
I can't stop learning new things. I like traveling and everything connected with it. Lots of...


And why make choices in terms of what is more important NOW. Try asking yourself: what's more important to ME? And then everything will fall into place. You can't do what's more important at this point in time if you don't have the heart and talent to do it.

Answer from: Alexander Zhirnov:
Engineer...


Who is more important? You? Only you can decide that. You have to understand that psychology is not an applied discipline, like "the art of communication and solving personal problems", but a branch of medicine. Physics is not a world of abstract formulas that require detachment from the human world; it is a powerful natural science with many branches and applications. Choose what you like for yourself. There's no objective scale that's going to tell you "this is great and this is not so great".

Answer from: Alexei:
Psychologist. My interests: psychology, anthropology, history, cultural studies...


It's more important for what purpose? In the sense of where to send more funding for research or what do you mean? You see, there is no unequivocal answer to this question without additional conditions. Moreover, it is not excluded that these two sciences are closely connected and the breakthrough is possible exactly at the junction of these and, maybe, other sciences. For example, modern physics is seriously concerned with the question of free will. In quantum mechanics, for example, the result of an experiment depends on the will of the observer: depending on what scheme of the experiment he chooses, for example, the particle will show wave or corpuscular properties. And this is only one example, but, in fact, quite a lot depends on an observer, because according to quantum physics only at the moment of observation specific states of physical objects are realized, which before that can be described only by probability functions. And the choice of moment and method of observation is a manifestation of free will of the observer... And now we have already penetrated into the field of psychology: how does an observer make his decision, why is it so and not otherwise, what and how does this decision influence him?... On the other hand, to understand human psychology we probably have to go deeper into understanding how the human brain works, how neural networks function and... Oppa, we're already in the realm of physical models! So your question, from my point of view, is somewhat incorrect. In science, it is impossible to say what is important and what is not, in the abstract, without specifying the end goal. It is important to develop, to improve our understanding of the world both externally to us and internally. And what kind of science will give us a new approach to this understanding, will provide a breakthrough in this understanding, it is not so important and, moreover, it is weakly predictable.

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