How a sociologist can understand Trump’s rise

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‘It was just like a lot of things I’d done’: The best sociologists are still alive

Sociologists, as a discipline, are still the ones who have to look at the past and look at their own biases.This is a big one, as well.I’m writing this article on the eve of the start of the Sociological Association of America conference in Dallas, but this is an old story, and I wanted to share it. A couple of years […]

The Psychology of Sociology: A New Theory of Social Cognition

title How Social Cognitions Are Like Physics: How Social Psychology is Different article title The Sociology of Social Norms article title Sociology is about norms.It’s about how norms shape behavior, even when those behaviors are completely arbitrary.