The relationship between sociology and social Sciences

  

Date Posted: 4/28/2012 4:37:24 AM

Posted By: bony maurice  Membership Level: Silver  Total Points: 664

Sociology is the scientific study of the structure and changes of human groups in relation to their members and other groups. Sociology is not the only discipline that studies human behavior and societies.neighboring disciplines like economics, anthropology, history, political science and psychology share interests in some aspects of social life as follows.
Anthropology
Anthropology seeks to describe human variations, both physical and social since humankind’s earliest beginnings. Traditionally it has studied remote culture and has begun to start social groups in industrial societies. We then begin to see ethnographies of urban street gangs, peer culture in schools, the transmission of culture among immigrants and gender role behavior. These studies closely parallel many of the concern of sociology.
Economics
This field considers activity related to the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Economics tend to see the work force as a supply of labour.sociology consider other aspects of the workers as social makeups that can influence work situation. Workforce comprised of individuals of various races sexes ages and religion on which any or all of this factors may affect it.
Because goods and services may easily be counted and measured, economists have been able to use sophisphicated mathematical and statistical analysis in their work. But the production, distribution and assumption of goods and services also occur within the social web. Sociologists are also required to provide additional perspectives on economic life.
Political science
It emerged after the development of economics and focused on political philosophy and the ideals of good government. Political scientists have come to use more numerical data such as voting records or numbers of people holding certain attitudes. They have also begun to focus on actual political behaviors more than on political philosophies. Today the interests of political scientists study the voting behavior and public opinion formation on which they depend much on sociologists.
History
Some historians claim that history is a series of unique events which can only be described separately and which never form patterns or trends. They see history as part of humanities rather than as a social science. Other historians provide comparisons across time or record, disappearing styles of life, they resemble sociologists who study the past. Few historians borrow sociological methods for analyzing numerical data and some sociologists include historical background in their studies of communities, class structures or organizational change.
Psychology
It explores both biological and the social origins of human behavior. Physiological psychology considers the physical processes that underlie thinking, feeling and perceiving. Social psychology focuses on what happens inside individuals, including personality development and how they are influenced by the groups, societies and cultures they belong. Social psychology is then well established in both psychology and sociology departments.
Social work
It’s concerned with helping people who have problems. Social workers provide variety of services such as situations, administering public assistance to welfare mothers, counseling young people and helping ex-convicts find jobs. Therefore sociological understanding may assist social workers as they do their job and sociologists often want their studies to help people.
Geography
It can also be asocial science which deals with society like sociology, the population studies demography, health and environment are all geographical studies which deals with society which are also inter-related to sociology as a field of study.
Conclusion
In conclusion sociology is closely related to other social sciences. This relation is therefore important to learners of sociology in that it helps to provide information needed on those discipline on which is advantageous to sociologists.it also helps learners who would like to advance in any social discipline by providing some information required from the point of view.

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