Clearly. the areas of interest and research in the social sciences overlap in that the goal of scholars. teachers. and students is to learn more about human behavior. including its causes and consequences. In applied sociology. there is increasing collaboration among researchers across disciplines to develop a more holistic, integrated view of how human behavior and social life take place in societies. Join me as. throughout this book. we examine specific ways in which sociology creates its own realm of knowledge yet benefits from the other social sciences in order to provide new information and personal insights that we can use in our everyday lives.