Though it's been causing a stir in recent years, social science is not a new concept. In fact, it's a broad field that has developed over the last several hundred years and has impacted human society in many ways. Not surprisingly, the academic discipline has affected one of the most tangible facets of human life: the workplace. Related: How To Build Positive Workplace Relationships You see, at its very core, social science refers to the study of relationships between individuals and the ways in which those relationships ultimately shape societies. Some of the areas of study that fall under the social science umbrella are anthropology, economics, political science, and, of course, psychology, and sociology. With such a broad spectrum, it's no wonder it's changed the way we do things. With that said, here are a few ways to use social science to improve the workplace.