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American Sociological Association: What is Sociology?
What Is Sociology?
the study of society
a social science involving the study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies
the study of our behavior as social beings, covering everything from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes
the scientific study of social aggregations, the entities through which humans move throughout their lives'
an overarching unification of all studies of humankind, including history, psychology, and economics