By ALAN ROBERTS, Associated Press Duke University’s College of Social Sciences has issued a new job description for a sociology major: “We will work with groups of individuals and/or groups to solve problems and seek solutions.We are particularly interested in groups of people, such as groups of young people, older people, and people with disabilities, as well as people with […]
With their first-year sociology major, students will take a course on the sociology of people, people and social networks, as well as social norms.Then they’ll take a test in social cognition, which focuses on how people perceive, evaluate and process information.Students will study a range of topics, including the relationship between the brain and culture, the role of media in […]
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The term “sociological research” may conjure up images of professors and grad students with lab coats and computer keyboards.But the work of sociologists has more in common with the work done by economists, sociometricians, and psychologists.When it comes to assessing how people behave in different contexts, it can be helpful to consider the context of the research.That’s where the research […]
When you look at the trends in social media in this country, you see that there are two groups of men: those who like to post videos about men’s bodies, and those who want to express themselves in ways that are respectful of women.And both groups are very vocal about their views.They see themselves as men, and they see themselves […]
In a world of social media, what’s real life?And what is it like to live online?That’s the question that sociologist and sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania and sociologist at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Elizabeth Wills, is exploring in her new book, “Real Life: The Science of Social […]
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We know we don’t know everything about the world.It is also a question of how many questions there are, and how well we can answer them.But one of the big questions we have to ask ourselves is whether the answer to that question is just a set of words.That’s the big question of functionalist thought: what is it we can […]
As the feminist movement has grown in prominence and visibility in the United States, it has become increasingly apparent that it has an even broader reach than many would have thought.Feminists have increasingly taken on issues of race, gender, sexuality, disability and even race and ethnicity.In fact, the number of people identifying as feminists has more than doubled in the […]
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