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Definition comprised of areas of study that apply scientific methods to human aspects of the world; e.g., psychology and economics
  • The core curriculum is supplemented by three theme courses — one in the natural sciences, the humanities and the social sciences.
  • For a time, China eliminated the social sciences from university curricula.
  • Taylor argues that by largely ignoring the importance of spiritual values, social science theorist have left out a crucial avenue by which people find meaning in their lives.
  • Donald H. Rubinstein, "Epidemic Suicide Among Microncsian Adolescents," Social Science and Medicine (1983), vol. 17, p. 664.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • They therefore search after a new social science, after new social laws, that are to create these conditions.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • It was called the New York Public Library of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • The social sciences building at the University of Michigan has a long, narrow hallway in the basement lined with riling cabinets.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • But in the behavioral and social sciences of morals and politics, men are less easily convinced.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • It was a mixed humanities and social sciences course and he stuck it out for eighteen months.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • I really considered this study a social science, not a hard science, and I wasn't interested in the squishy stuff, so I had stayed away.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing but medicine on a large scale.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • She had a pile of huge books she had borrowed from Mrs. Kaplan, the social science teacher.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • In the second half of the twentieth century, "mere matters of words" became the study of an ever-expanding branch of the social sciences, linguistics.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Monument is a city of 33,000 people, he told himself—he had done a study of the city for his social science class at school—and he couldn't expect to know everyone.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • But still Sergey Ivanovitch had expected that on its appearance his book would be sure to make a serious impression on society, and if it did not cause a revolution in social science it would, at any rate, make a great stir in the scientific world.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • For kindly consenting to their republication here, in altered and extended form, I must thank the publishers of the Atlantic Monthly, The World's Work, the Dial, The New World, and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • In countries where all the theories of social science have been contested in their turn, the citizens who have adopted one of them stick to it, not so much because they are assured of its excellence, as because they are not convinced of the superiority of any other.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • It was filled with mementos of his service, ceremonial and Samurai swords, nautical instruments, charts, maps, books on shelves and stacked in corners, bound files of the Proceedings, The Foreign Affairs Quarterly, and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Again and again, in lectures to universities with good social science departments where students were fired with enthusiasm for racial justice, I found that the school libraries, which took every newspaper and magazine published here and in Europe, did not have any subscriptions to black newspapers, scholarly journals or magazines.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • ...truth that its task is to further human happiness, or in other words, finally to eradicate human suffering by combating it with practical social work; heedful, further, of the truth that this noble mission can be completed only wirh the help of social science, whose ultimate goal is the perfect state—the League for the Organization of Progress resolved in Barcelona to publish a multivolumed work, which is to bear the title The Sociology of Suffering and in which human sufferings of all...
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain

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