The science in social science

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A recent poll showed that most people think of science as technology and engineering - life-saving drugs, computers, space exploration, and so on. This was, in fact, the promise of the founders of modern science in the 17th century. It is less commonly understood that social and behavioral sciences have also produced technologies and engineering that dominate our everyday lives. These include polling, marketing, management, insurance, and public health programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20796-20799
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number51
StatePublished - Dec 18 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Public understanding of social science
  • Social science technologies
  • Success of social science

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