An Updated Bibliography of the Published Primary
... An Updated Bibliography of the Published Primary-Source
Works of B. F. Skinner: An Expanded Version with References to Works Reprinted in His
Collections and Texts
Since the first bibliography of Skinner’s primary-source works was published (Morris & Smith,
2003) and posted to the website of the B. ...
The Trust Paradox
... What is trust? What make us trust each other in the first place? What is the relationship
between trust and social change? And what goes on in the ‘black box’ where empirical
observations are transformed into science? Questions like these have been on my mind for
decades and are what finally led to ...
A Critical Analysis of Rousseau`s Narrative of Subjectivity
... nature that emphasises its plasticity and adaptability, accordingly, when individuals are faced
with changes in their circumstances and social lives, there is a concomitant change within their
psychology and behaviour as they adapt to the newly encountered situation. It is this aspect of
Back to Basics: consumer-centric marketing or target
... Groups of consumers have been the main focus of marketing activity. As an example, the basic idea behind
segmentation, one of the most important marketing processes, is that consumers are not all alike. They have
different characteristics and lifestyles, which calls for the need to group them (and t ...
AMERICAN CULTURE THROUGH AMISH EYES: PERSPECTIVES
... Despite the absence of police, courts or prisons, Amish communities
are almost free of adult crime and their members are often reluctant to
become involved with the larger culture's criminal justice system - as
complainants or witnesses - even when they are victimized by outsiders.
Although the Amis ...
The mind should be studied through
... following research question: what happens in our brain when we
forget details about stressful life events, and how does this
process affect behavior?
Innovation Without the Word
... Third, the neglect of Ogburn may be due to the absence in Ogburn’s writings of the term
innovation (see Appendix 1), a term that was just beginning to appear in the academic
literature of the 20th century. However, as it would be a mistake to study an object or
concept (innovation) in construction o ...
Il fanatismo - Padis
... underlying meanings that fanatic consumers ascribe to their favorite brands. After having
defined the concept of fanaticism in literature we design a research project founded on an
interpretive epistemology. Then we undertake a data collection by conducting participant
observations and phenomenologi ...
Chapter 1: The Study of Laughter
... behind his eye, his seeing, thinking, and feeling 'I.' In recent times, the scientific (and
social scientific) endeavour has been shaken by glimpses of self-awareness, the
deforming retina raised as gross evidence of the uncertain nature of all its prized research
results. This will not be my purpos ...
Individualism and Freedom
... for their cultural identity, in which both the state and the members of its ethnic and national majority (if there is one) go out of their way to tolerate and
accommodate practices that are quite different from their own.
Jeremy Waldron, Mill and Multiculturalism, in MILL’S ON LIBERTY: A CRITICAL GU ...
Bourdieu and early Boltanski (1960
... summation of generalised findings. There were two inter-related issues. In general,
Bourdieu was anxious to explore the nature of the relationship between subjective experience
– the accounts of their experiences given by people in everyday life – and objective analysis –
the accounts given by socio ...
DIFFE/ RENCES INEQUA/ LITIES
... These three keywords of the ESA conference that is about
to open in Prague connect us directly not only to the
profound changes distinguishing this phase of history, but
also link us with the answers to these processes that the
discipline we practice is able to identify. Our era is one of
Zidane in Tartarus - UWS ResearchDirect
... draw upon Zidane’s transgression as a case study through which sociological accounts of emotions, namely
pragmatic and Durkheimian contributions, are employed as means of amplifying Aristotle’s account of
katharsis and the broader social significance of tragic mythos in contemporary life.
An analysi ...
The Strength of Weak Ties: A Network Theory Revisited
... Coser then elaborates the cognitive ramifications of this conundrum: "In a Gemeinschaft everyone knows fairly well why people
behave in a certain way. Little effort has to be made to gauge the
intention of the other person. ... If this reasoning is correct ... the
manner of communication will tend t ...
Untitled - FIB Unair
... theories and methods of discourse analysis and speci®cally CDA. The
meeting made it possible for everyone to confront each other with the
very distinct and different approaches, which still mark the different
approaches today (see the papers in this book and related literature). In
this process of g ...
On the evocative power and play value of a wearable - GTI
... key to create technologies they can effectively use
, especially at intermediate stages of the design
process , when the concept of the technology has
been defined (e.g. the WSK) but numerous design
decisions are still to be made .
A noteworthy challenge of PD is “to develop empathetic u ...
Untitled - University of Helsinki
... it is now. Nor do we need much justification for the view that
what now is needed is critique, a social science that offers views
on how modern societies work, stick together and change. This
is what our 11th conference in Turin will do.
This major fair of sociology with over 2500 registered
Word - Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal
... of autism as a plurality of different modes of mental processing, of interpreting and living in the
world, that are not well served by classification as a mental disorder or disease.
Autism is just emerging as an object of psychological study. Even as late as 2002,
experts in the field were willing ...
- University of Salford Institutional Repository
... issue here (Levine et al, 1976), but what does need to be
emphasised is that Simmel's socioloqy constituted a significant
element of the intellectual milieu at the University of Chicago
during Goffman's apprenticeship there between 1945 and 1954.
It will be argued that much can be learned about Goff ...
In Honor of I. P. Pavlov
... hole in the door he peeked through to observe the movements of his dogs, and a classical Pavlovian experiment, amplified now
with photographic recording of electrocardiographs, pneumatic responses, and so on.’’
He noted that ‘‘Everyone worships Pavlov,’’
and that questions were often answered by
Parents, Siblings, and Peers - CLAS Users
... deviant behaviors is an extension of the Sutherland (1947) differential association theory and the Burgess and Akers (1966) differential associationreinforcement theory, all of which were developed to explain criminal or
deviant behaviors. According to the Akers social learning theory, adolescents’ ...
The Problem of Excess - American Sociological Association
... completely new approaches to old questions. In this article, to be sure, I shall not fully
achieve these desirable goals. Given limited space, I can only undertake the preliminary
task of sketching the necessity, the lineage, and the basic internal logic of a sociological
theory that rests on a prob ...
Discourse Analysis As Theory and Method
... Let us give a few examples of possible applications of discourse analysis. For instance, it can be used as a framework for analysis of national
identity. How can we understand national identities and what consequences does the division of the world into nation states have? Many
different forms of te ...
The Future of Children - The Wallace Foundation
... and emotional skills.7 Looking across these
organizing systems, frameworks from
different disciplines refer to the same skill
or competency by different names, or use
the same name to refer to two conceptually
distinct skills.8 Frameworks also vary in the
type of construct they aim to describe—
In psychology, social psychology is the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. In this definition, scientific refers to the empirical method of investigation. The terms thoughts, feelings, and behaviors include all psychological variables that are measurable in a human being. The statement that others' presence may be imagined or implied suggests that we are prone to social influence even when no other people are present, such as when watching television, or following internalized cultural norms.Social psychologists typically explain human behavior as a result of the interaction of mental states and immediate social situations.Social psychologists therefore deal with the factors that lead us to behave in a given way in the presence of others, and look at the conditions under which certain behavior/actions and feelings occur. Social psychology is concerned with the way these feelings, thoughts, beliefs, intentions and goals are constructed and how such psychological factors, in turn, influence our interactions with others.Social psychology is a discipline that had traditionally bridged the gap between psychology and sociology. During the years immediately following World War II there was frequent collaboration between psychologists and sociologists. However, the two disciplines have become increasingly specialized and isolated from each other in recent years, with sociologists focusing on ""macro variables"" (e.g., social structure) to a much greater extent. Nevertheless, sociological approaches to social psychology remain an important counterpart to psychological research in this area.In addition to the split between psychology and sociology, there has been a somewhat less pronounced difference in emphasis between American social psychologists and European social psychologists. As a generalization, American researchers traditionally have focused more on the individual, whereas Europeans have paid more attention to group level phenomena (see group dynamics).