It is often said that women are better communicators than men. Women are also considered to be much more in touch with their emotions and able to express them better than their male counterparts. However, could it be both groups are equally good communicators, except their messaging is different?
Dunbar’s number was created by a British anthropologist to define how many friends an individual can reasonably have. This article examines the idea of friendship, the science behind it and the number of real friends people can have in the age of social media.
Now referred to as new religious movements (NRM), cults are tight-knit groups often led by a charismatic leader who claims to be everything from God on Earth to the Messiah who will save humanity. Cult followers are often abused mentally and sexually as well as exploited for their labor.
Shoes are an incredibly prominent aspect of fashion, culture, and personal style. But did you know that shoes have meanings even beyond those everyday interpretations? Learn how to interpret dreams of shoes, as well as some of the religious, cultural, and historical significance of shoes.
Buddhist culture has some interesting customs and rituals. This article explores flashbacks of the life of Andy Liu, a monk who is working with a Buddhist team in Los Angeles.
This article describes a social phenomenon in Japan of which few people are aware. It points to the fact that its customs, traditions and lifestyles are patently different from Western and specially American culture. Perhaps, this is why it continues to fascinate so many people worldwide.
This article explores the impact of race on nation-building through an analysis of four separate historiographical works. What effect did racial issues have on social, economic, and political developments in Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, and Cuba during the Twentieth Century?
What responsibilities do you owe those whom you have immediate relationships with in your life? Do you owe responsibility to those whom you did not voluntarily enter into a relationship with? The nonreductionist argues against the voluntarist, suggesting that we owe responsibility to all people.
The zombie has fascinating roots. In Haiti, it is a soul or a body enslaved by a sorcerer called bokor. It was appropriated by the West in the 20th century.
A look at Joseph Walther's social information processing & communication theories: How does the Internet, and other similar technologies, affect our ability to communicate and form relationships?
John Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo unleashed a horrifying series of attacks on residents of the DC area and beyond. During their 3-week reign of terror, 10 people were killed and 3 critically injured.
Stereotype threat is the fear of unintentionally confirming the stereotype of the group we belong to. And most of us belong to several stereotyped groups.
What about clowns throughout the ages has led to the common portrayal of them as evil?
Cindy Campbell was a mentally ill, spoiled little rich girl willing and to do anything for money - even kill her parents in front of her own children.
Kidnapping is a global problem that affects countries all over the world—from the United States and Mexico to many countries in Africa, Asia, and beyond. Learn more about this global scourge.
Man's greatest invention and experiment is the creation of the city. Of all of mankind's cities through the times, our modern city is by far the most complex; and almost always plagued with unrest.
Sociology, the systematic study of social behavior and society through the scientific method, has not always been recognized as a formal discipline. The beginnings of sociology go back to Ancient Greece where Aristotle developed the first system of...
This list is a collection of five of the best sociological books out there. This list does not include textbooks or readers, but rather, books that one would read outside of the classroom. Scroll down to explore the fascinating world of sociology and culture.
Need to get an A on your next sociology essay? This list will help you come up with your own, original sociology research topic. The top 11 sociological subjects are listed below.
Have you ever noticed that the US is a numbers society? Or have you noticed that Americans are quite business oriented? It's not a coincidence. It's part of my argument that the US is a very left-brained society.
A sociology essay that addresses how Robert Merton's Strain Theory fits into the functionalist theory. Thereafter, I critique Strain Theory from the angle of other classic sociological perspectives, such as conflict, feminist, and symbolic interactionist theories.
Social Capital Theory is concerned with the nature, structure, and resources embedded in a person’s network of relationships (Seibert et al, 2001; Granovetter, 1973; Burt, 1992; Lin, Ensel, & Vaughn, 1981a, 1981h). Social Exchange Theory is...
A questionnaire refers to a device for securing answers to questions by using a form which the respondent fills in by himself. It consists of a number of questions printed or typed in a definite order. A schedule is a structure of set of questions on a given topic which are asked by the interviewer or investigator personally.
In the 19th century, two philosophies struggled for supremacy. They were Marxism and transcendentalism. Marxism takes a materialist view of the cosmos, while transcendentalism takes a more, what can be called, mystical view coupled with naturalism. Both have the element of concern for their fellow human beings. The approach each has is different.