Jan 222014

Question by nikosmommy28: Pretend that you are in a discussion with friends and the topic is hard sciences versus soft sciences. It is?
argued that psychology is not a true science at all, as are sciences like chemistry and physics. How would you defend the proposition that psychology is a true science?

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Answer by PooPooLaTrash
Psychology is a social science. Chemisty and physics are natural sciences.

To answer you, they are all sciences, but approached and studied differently. The natural sciences are based on experimental, quantifiable data or the scientific method and focus on accuracy and objectivity, where the social sciences are rooted in methodology and theory. Just because something isn’t a natural science doesn’t mean it isn’t a science, it’s merely a different type. Apples and oranges.

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May 132011

Question by lisa m: What is meant by hard and soft magnetism?
In terms of physics what exactly is hard magnetism and what is soft magnetism?

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Answer by trueprober
Hard magnetism is ferro magnetism. Soft magnetism is para magnetism.
Even with a mild magnetising field (H) the magnetic induction B will be very intense in case of ferro magnetism. Hence hard magnetism.
Even with an intense magnetising field (H), the magnetic induction will be so weak. Hence it is considered as soft magnetism.
Hope my guess goes in the right direction.

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