By: Suzanne Bertrand
Social workers uphold the values of the profession by acting on behalf of their client's best interest. While social workers are multitasking and making quick decisions, ethical principles are at the forefront in their practice. Social workers have an ethical responsibility to their clients while...
New sociology: How buildings can affect the way people act
By: Bridget Webber
At first glance, the idea that buildings can affect the way people act may seem bizarre, however, sociology has bought to light new information, regarding how humans react to their surroundings, which may have a huge impact on on the future of architecture and housing...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The good news is that serious violence in schools, such as killings, stabbings, shootings, rapes and other serious crimes of assault and battery have declined significantly since a peak during the 1990s. The bad news is that the conditions still exist that lead to violence...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Socio-economic status has been the major reason, throughout history, whether most families were able to stay together or were torn apart. It is true that a stable job, position in the middle class, and suitable income goes a long way toward keeping families together, but...
Why does society believe in conspiracy theories?
By: P.D. Rivers
Why are people so intrigued with Conspiracy Theories? They are the ultimate puzzle; the conundrum that everyone wants to solve. Conspiracy theories allow people to exercise their brains at the best of their abilities. We try to analyze the evidence surrounding the conspiracy where that...
By: Thomas E. Foss
Countries around the world struggle with slum areas and all the problems associated with these areas. Not only are conditions often inhumane for the people living there, but these areas also tend to generate crime and may thus have a bad influence on surrounding areas...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Functionalism is the original and still dominant discipline of thought in the social sciences. As a construct of two forms of scientific investigation: the scientific approach and viewing the individual as a part of a social organism or social whole, the scientific method considers society...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Socialization is the process for passing on the norms, customs, values, and ideologies of a society, either to new adult members, or to succeeding generations of members. In the process of socialization, the concepts, requirements, and assignments of social roles are also passed on. Socialization...
Social design: The Venus Project
By: Lauren Todd
For those of you who may have read my article, "Just What Is The Venus Project, Anyway?" and for those who have not, let me introduce Jacque Fresco; the designer/social engineer and the visionary behind the Venus Project. So why should anyone care about...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The anthropological approach is the first field research methodology that we think of when we hear the words "participant observation". To the degree that the observer of a group or situation is also a participant in the group or situation, then the research is defined...

 

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