The social sciences comprise the scientific study of the human aspects of the world. They are also known as social studies.
Psychology studies the human mind, sociology examines human society, political science studies the governing of groups and economics concerns itself with the allocation of wealth in society. Social sciences diverge from the humanities in that the social sciences emphasise the scientific method or other rigorous standards of evidence in the study of humanity.
The main social sciences include:
Anthropology and History are sometimes classified as social sciences or as humanities. Furthermore, anthropology is sometimes classified as a natural science.
Non-traditional approaches to social sciences include: