By: Elizabeth M Young
It is a common myth that disputes arise in social networking because of the lack of human physiological referents: the raised brow, the smile, or even the look in the eye that signals a joke or sarcasm. The reality is that an individual's "voice" can...
By: Elizabeth M Young
"Men do not obey him [the charismatic ruler] by virtue of tradition or statute, but because they believe in him." -Max Weber in "Politics As A Vocation". Of all of the aspects of leadership, charisma is the least understood and the most overlooked, with...
By: Elizabeth M Young
A degree in Sociology is not an instant sentence to spending a lifetime as a college professor or working for non profits. Whatever endeavor an individual winds up in as a career, there are so many elements of a core education in sociology, philosophy, logic...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The art as well as the science of medical care has always involved the possibility of adapting care to fit the belief systems of the patient, group of patients, or category of patients. A geriatric primary care doctor is better served by understanding that elderly...
By: Trisha Orlando
Maybe I am not seeing the full picture because I have only been studying the criminal justice system for just over 2 years now but I do not see how any of the sentencing goals can be truly reached when our prisons are run the...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Many on line writers and bloggers are upset at the enormous numbers of ratings, reviews, views and hits that come to sites or to blogs that are based on the top search optimization terms. It is a known fact that anything with Megan Fox or...
How conspiracy theories develop
By: Diane Chinn
Conspiracy theories have been around almost as long as human beings and they have become an integral part of our everyday life. The United States seems to be a particularly fertile field for these theories, both as a source and a target. Theories range...
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...
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: 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...

 

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