Social sciences study how people interact with and relate to one another

Social sciences study how people interact with and relate to one another

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Social sciences study how people interact with and relate to one another. The study of  American government, with its emphasis on political systems and the distribution of  power, falls into this larger academic category. Like other disciplines within political  science, the study of American government draws from some other social sciences,  including sociology, economics, psychology, and anthropology. Sociology  Sociology studies social life and human interactions, from how groups form to how large  organizations run to how people interact with one another. In their analyses of American  government, scholars make use of sociological studies and methods when examining,  for example, how small group dynamics affect the decision-making process, how people  acquire and maintain power, and how political culture shapes our attitudes. Economics 
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