The social sciences are disciplines that examine human behavior, culture, and society using scientific methodology in both research and analysis. This series explores the fields of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and historiography. The history, development, major figures, and significance of each field are fully explained, providing students the opportunity to dive deeper into topics that are touched upon in their general social studies courses. Aligns with social studies standards. Britannica content and treatment makes subjects come to vivid life. Far from being dry accounts of these fields, the texts are bursting with the eventful lives of the pioneers in these fields and their intriguing theories, transformative discoveries, and the impactful implications of their work and meets a need for upper grade, at-level, high-page count content relating to the social sciences.