The Other Social Sciences

The Other Social Sciences - positions of power within a...

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The Other Social Sciences Social sciences concern people’s relationships and interactions with one another. Sociology, with its emphasis on social life, falls into this category. A multidisciplinary field, sociology draws from a variety of other social sciences, including anthropology, political science, psychology, and economics. Anthropology Anthropology concerns individual cultures in a society, rather than the society as a whole. Traditionally, it focuses on what might be termed “primitive” cultures. Anthropologists place special emphasis on language, kinship patterns, and cultural artifacts. Political Science Political science concerns the governments of various societies. It considers what kind of government a society has, how it formed, and how individuals attain
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Unformatted text preview: positions of power within a particular government. Political science also concerns the relation of people in a society to whatever form of government they have. Psychology Psychology takes the individual out of his or her social circumstances and examines the mental processes that occur within that person. Psychologists study the human brain and how it functions, considering issues such as memory, dreams, learning, and perception. Economics Economics focuses on the production and distribution of society’s goods and services. Economists study why a society chooses to produce what it does, how money is exchanged, and how people interact and cooperate to produce goods....
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