About Behavioral Sciences

JSC studentBehavioral sciences students look at the ways that humans behave, as individuals and as groups, and examine the impact this behavior has on human society as a whole.

Each area of focus provides a different lens through which to view these subjects. Anthropological study looks at the similarities and differences between and among cultures: dance, religion, art, music, healing and other activities form the objects of this area of investigation.

Sociological study takes as its subject the interactions between groups of people and the effects of various social structures on those interactions. Psychology examines individual human behavior, development, emotions, intelligence, and more through the lens of various psychological theories.

The wellness and alternative medicine area of behavioral sciences combines aspects of all three of these disciplines, as well as biology, chemistry, anatomy and other natural and behavioral sciences, examining healing and health practices from across the globe.