This is the "Home" page of the "Psychology and the Social Sciences" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content
North Country Community College

Psychology and the Social Sciences  

On the continuum between the humanities and the natural sciences rest the social sciences. They include psychology, anthropology, archeology, political science and sociology.
Last Updated: May 8, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
Home Print Page

Social Sighences


Sociology RSS, Articles from PLOS I, Open-access, peer-reviewed source

Loading Loading...
blank padding

Social Sciences

The social sciences fall along the continuum between the humanities and the natural sciences.  Those working in the social sciences may use both quantitative and qualitative assessments to examine human behavior and relationships, and to further our knowledge of how people interact and which practices are socially beneficial.  Psychology, economics, sociology, political science and geography are some of the subject areas embraced by this broad class of study.  Some famous social scientists from history include anthropologist Margaret Mead, sociologist and writer W.E.B. Du Bois, psychologist B.F. Skinner, and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

NCCC Databases for Researching Social Sciences

The NCCC databases make findable thousands of articles, primary sources, maps, reports, and other articles.  They bring together more scholarly sources than can be found in a Google search.  Start your research here!


What are the Social Sciences?

APA Style Guide, Format and Citation

APA style, developed and maintained by the American Psychological Association, is often preferred in the fields of nursing and allied health, as well as the social sciences.


NCCC Library Books Covering Social Sciences

Cover Art
Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN: 9780812993547
Publication Date: 2015

Cover Art
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis - J. D. Vance (Audiobook read by the author)
ISBN: 9780062477521
Publication Date: 2016

Cover Art
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN: 9780062316097
Publication Date: 2015

Cover Art
Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight - Harriet Brown
ISBN: 9780738217697
Publication Date: 2015

Cover Art
Facebook Nation - Newton Lee
ISBN: 9781461453079
Publication Date: 2012-09-15
Information and mis-information in the age of Facebook

Cover Art
All the Single Ladies - Rebecca Traister
ISBN: 1476716579
Publication Date: 2016-10-11


Loading  Loading...