How to measure success in social work
By: Gil Vanorder Jr
HOW DO WE MEASURE SOCIAL WORK EFFECTIVENESS? Some time ago, I attended a three-day training workshop on how to measure the success of a social work program. The thrust of the training was how to measure real positive results in people rather than simply counting...
Overview of Gardner's theory on multiple intelligences
By: Sarah Ganly
Everyone excels in some subjects, and everyone does not do so hot in other subjects; this is is an obvious fact of life, but many people may not realize why this is so. Howard Gardner was a professor who studied this concept, and he revolutionized...
By: Elizabeth M Young
In Social Science, the holy grail is in the logic that is used to formulate hypothesis and in the design of quasi experiments, where complete control over subjects, variables and even intervening variables is not possible. The arguments in favor of and the argument against...
Biography: Carl Rogers
By: Robert Grice
EARLY YEARS Carl Rogers was born in 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois. He was born to a large family being the fourth of six children. His childhood was not a happy experience primarily due to the fundamentalist Christian beliefs held by his family and the...
By: Magda DH
If you asked people why it is (or might be) a good idea to reduce inequality in a society, many people would assume that reducing inequality works by making the life of the poorest better: that the poor are the ones who benefit from reduction...
By: Robert Grice
Gordon Allport was born on November 11, 1897 in Montezuma, Indiana. He was the youngest of four sons. His family moved to Cleveland, Ohio when he was six. Gordon’s father was a country doctor and converted the family home into a private hospital. Gordon...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Laziness is far too often in the eye of the beholder. A person who has hyperactivebehavior would see a more relaxed person as lazy. A person who is elderly, but who spent a lifetime of constant and hard work might see a younger person who...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) notes that there are some differences between sociopaths and psychopaths, but classifies them together as Antisocial Personality Disorder. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases And Related Health Problems (ICD) refers to Dissocial Personality Disorder. Both disorders...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Sociologists have ingrained tendencies to make observations, attempting to eliminate bias and to control the personal filters that result in skewed or missing perceptions of human behavior. In this speculative article, some of the tools of observing and managing information in the social sciences could...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The Black and White logical fallacy has a simple form: the respondent may only choose between A or B, while knowing that other possibilities exist. But this fallacy has several aliases: The false dilemma, the bogus dilemma, either/or, black AND white, and bifurcation. This is...

 

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