The Study of Competition
Competition has been studied in several fields, including psychology, sociology and anthropology. Social psychologists, for instance, study the nature of competition. They investigate the natural urge of competition and its circumstances. They also study group dynamics, to detect how competition emerges and what its effects are. Sociologists, meanwhile, study the effects of competition on society as a whole. In addition, anthropologists study the history and prehistory of competition in various cultures. They also investigate how competition manifested itself in various cultural settings in the past, and how competition has developed over time.
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Famous quotes containing the words competition and/or study:
“Wearing overalls on weekdays, painting somebody elses house to earn money? Youre working class. Wearing overalls at weekends, painting your own house to save money? Youre middle class.”
—Lawrence Sutton, British prizewinner in competition in Sunday Correspondent (London)
“Love is the most melodious of all the harmonies, and we have an innate feeling for it. Woman is a delicious instrument of pleasure, but one must know the chords, study the pose of it, the timid keyboard, the changing and capricious fingering.”
—Honoré De Balzac (17991850)