Social science

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Social science is the set of academic disciplines that study human society and social relationships. The major branches of social science include anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology and sociology. While most of these fields have been studied since the classical period, the idea that they can be studied as sciences is rooted in The Enlightenment of the 18th century.