Sociology is the scientific study of human relationships, interaction, culture, and institutions. It, therefore, investigates the structures within societies and how people interact with these structures. Sociology differs from other social sciences in that it is more general and covers human interaction from a broad dimension whereas the other social sciences are specific. In fact, all other social sciences are said to have sprung from sociology.
As indicated, sociology is the scientific study of human relationships, their interactions, and institutions. Psychology, on the other hand, is the scientific study of the mind and mental processes. History, another social science, is the study of the occurrence of past events. Even though sociology and political science are dependent on each other, political science is the scientific study of the state and government. In regards to the study of economics, sociology deals with human interactions, while economics deals with human behaviors in relation to the resources available and their alternative uses.