Research methods used in Sociology
By: Jerry Curtis
Social researchers use a variety of methods and paradigms in doing their research. Each method has its own unique perspective, point of view, and approach and contributes its own way to the realm of social science research. The following are common social research paradigms...
Anthropology: Introduction to the four subfields
By: Rae Ross
What is Anthropology? The word “anthropology” comes from the Greek words “anthropos”, meaning “man”, and “logia”, meaning “to study”. So, in simple terms, anthropology is the study of man. A more complete explanation of the discipline is that anthropologists...
According to the biological and psychodynamic approaches, do dreams have meaning?
By: Christyl Rivers
Dreams do have meaning, but not all dreams have significant meaning. Sigmund Freud published one of his most important works, The Interpretation of Dreams in 1899. In it, he reveals much about the sub conscious, or unconscious. He finds that dreams largely represent wish fulfillment...
Are you inner or outer directed?
By: Thomas H. Dorr
Are you motivated from within, or from your surroundings? Are you selfish or selfless? Independent or dependent? Egotistical or altruistic? As humans, we’re all motivated. We all have ambitions, interests. We all drive towards a goal or two. But what fuels that ambition? Is...
The necessity of unions: Understanding labor history in light of globalization
By: Gary Wonning
Are Unions Necessary? In the United States, there has always been a love-hate relationship with labor unions. There is no doubt that many people who owe a debt of gratitude to the unions because of the elevated standard of living that has been afforded to...
Population growth and the problems it poses
By: Robert Daniel Smith II
The United Nations estimates that the world population could rise to as high as 10.6 billion people by 2050. As the planet’s population grows, demographers worry that it could outstrip its carrying capacity. A large population puts strain on the earth and its...
What is evolution?
By: Quentin Frere
Evolution, as we know it today, is the change in different groups of organisms over time. We could also think of it as a long term adjustment to a certain species. Evolution was first introduced to the world by a man named Charles Darwin...
By: Timiarah A. Camburn
Verbal abuse is just as damaging as mental abuse because verbal abuse is mental abuse. Think about it. When a person puts down another person by calling them names, nagging, arguing, badgering, making threats, or saying otherwise cruel things, where does this information go? It...
Verbal abuse and its effect on self esteem
By: C. Key Strokes
“You make me act this way towards you!” These are the words of an abuser to his lover of three years. As I unfortunately bear witness to this wild display of emotions, I think to myself of how to stop this abuse from...
How traditional male roles have been redefined in America
By: Carol Rucker
Traditional male roles have gone through a dramatic transformation over the past few decades. Ask a Baby Boomer to tell you how it was way back when. They will reminisce about coming of age in a world where men ruled the home and women kept...

 

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