Essay about Sociology and Social Sciences

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The Social Sciences
Complete and submit this assignment by the due date to receive full credit.
(7 points)
1. Rank the seven social sciences (anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology) according to what you believe is their importance and influence on the people in a modern society.
Answer:

1.Psychology (How humans think influences most, if not all of the social sciences.)
2.Sociology (This helps figure out how society thinks. If you understand how society thinks, you can improve it.)
3.Political Science (Politics runs every country.)
4.History (This helps everybody now which ideas and actions were successful, and which ones were mistakes.)
5.Economics (Money also runs every
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Relating to social norms is the idea of conformity. You may find yourself doing things you might not normally do just because others are doing it. A good example of this is sitting in a classroom and responding to a teacher’s question. If a teacher asks to see a show of hands of who agrees with a certain idea or thought and you go to raise your hand but you see that no one else has raised their hand, it's likely that you'll hold back and agree with the other side of the argument or not raise your hand at all.

Political Science is the branch of knowledge that deals with systems of government; the analysis of political activity and behavior. Political science is a social science discipline concerned with the study of the state, nation, government, and politics and policies of government. Aristotle defined it as the study of the state. Politics run every country, it determines everything from how much you pay for petrol, beer, and food, to how much tax we pay, what kids learn in at school. Politics is everywhere and affects of a lot of our everyday lives. History means the study of past events, particularly in human affairs. History helps everybody now which ideas and actions were successful, and which ones were mistakes. Economics is the branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth. Example Let's say, your income. Your income is not unlimited. With that limited income, you want to buy a lot of things.

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