Relationship Between Sociology & the Social Sciences


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How is sociology defined?

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1. How does sociology's focus differ from the focus of psychology?

2. Within social sciences, which discipline is concerned with government and governing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet test what you know about the relationship between sociology and the social sciences. You'll review your understanding of what sociology is and the different types of social sciences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of sociology
  • Another name for social sciences
  • The type of social science discipline concerned with government and governing
  • Why these types of study are considered 'sciences'

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about sociology to answer a question about its meaning
  • Information recall - see if you can recall another name for social sciences
  • Making connections -use what you know about sociology and how it relates to social sciences

Additional Learning

You can find a full explanation of this topic in the lesson called Relationship Between Sociology & the Social Sciences. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • The different types of social sciences
  • What anthropology studies
  • The difference between sociology and psychology
  • How sociology benefits the social sciences