Academic Hoax
Three people conducted what they call a ‘grievance studies’ experiment. They wrote fake papers on ridiculous subjects and submitted them to prominent academic journals in fields that study gender, rac...
Goals And Smiles As Glasgow Hosts The 2016 Homeless World Cup
A specially built city centre football arena has been treated to a tournament of rain, sun, goals and smiles as Glasgow hosts the 14th Homeless World Cup.
'Pokemon Go' Player Finds Body Near Holocaust Memorial In NH
A "Pokemon Go" player found a body Thursday afternoon in a brook in Nashua, New Hampshire, according to authorities.
June, 24-A Strange Case of Dancing Mania Struck Germany Six Centuries Ago Today
Six-hundred and forty two years ago today, citizens in the German city of Aachen started to pour out of their houses and into the streets where they began to writhe and whirl uncontrollably. This was ...
Large-Scale Conspiracies Would Quickly Reveal Themselves, Equations Show
If you’re thinking of creating a massive conspiracy, you may be better scaling back your plans, according to an Oxford University researcher.While we can all keep a secret, a study by Dr David Robert ...
Yes, Animals Think And Feel. Here's How We Know
The author of a new book also says that animals can feel empathy, like the humpback whale that rescued a seal. Do animals feel empathy? Does an elephant have consciousness? Can a dog plan ahead? These...
Here's What The World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Population Sizes
Because they portray our world in only two dimensions, continents and countries become skewed, as does our perception of how big they truly are. And that doesn't even factor in how many people actuall...
Better DNA Hair Analysis For Catching Criminals
A simple, lower-cost new method for DNA profiling of human hairs developed by the University of Adelaide should improve opportunities to link criminals to serious crimes. The researchers have modified...
Criminology
Criminology (from Latin crīmen, "accusation"; and Greek -λογία, -logia) is the scientific study of the nature, extent, management, causes, control, consequences, and prevention of criminal behavior, b...
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Crowd psychology
Crowd psychology, also known as mob psychology, is a branch of social psychology. Social psychologists have developed several theories for explaining the ways in which the psychology of a crowd differ...
Demography
Demography involves the statistical study of human populations. As a very general science, it can analyze any kind of dynamic living population, i.e., one that changes over time or space (see populat...
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Geodemography
Geodemography includes the application of geodemographic classifications for business, social research and public policy but has a parallel history in academic research seeking to understand the proce...
Human ecology
Human ecology is an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary study of the relationship between humans and their natural, social, and built environments. The philosophy and study of human ecology has a ...
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Nationalism studies
Nationalism studies is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of nationalism and related issues. While nationalism has been the subject of scholarly discussion since at least the la...
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Penology
Penology (from the Latin poena, "punishment" and the Greek suffix -logia, "study of") is a section of criminology that deals with the philosophy and practice of various societies in their attempts to...
Political ecology
Political ecology is the study of the relationships between political, economic and social factors with environmental issues and changes. Political ecology differs from apolitical ecological studies b...
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Semiotics
Semiotics (also called semiotic studies; not to be confused with the Saussurean tradition called semiology) is the study of meaning-making, the philosophical theory of signs and symbols. This includes...
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Social epistemology
Social epistemology refers to a broad set of approaches to the study of knowledge that construes human knowledge as a collective achievement. Another way of characterizing social epistemology is as th...
Social geography
Social geography is the branch of human geography that is most closely related to social theory in general and sociology in particular, dealing with the relation of social phenomena and its spatial co...
Social philosophy
Social philosophy is the study of questions about social behavior and interpretations of society and social institutions in terms of ethical values rather than empirical relations. Social philosophers...
Sociobiology
Sociobiology is a field of scientific study which is based on the hypothesis that social behavior has resulted from evolution and attempts to explain and examine social behavior within that context. A...
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Sociolinguistics
Sociolinguistics is the descriptive study of the effect of any and all aspects of society, including cultural norms, expectations, and context, on the way language is used, and the effects of language...
Sociology of culture
The sociology of culture and, the related, cultural sociology concerns the systematic analysis of culture, usually understood as the ensemble of symbolic codes used by a members of a society, as it is...
Suicidology
Suicidology is the scientific study of suicidal behaviour and suicide prevention. There are many different fields and disciplines involved with suicidology, the two primary ones being psychology and ...
Systems theory
Systems theory is the interdisciplinary study of systems in general, with the goal of elucidating principles that can be applied to all types of systems at all nesting levels in all fields of research...
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Victimology
Victimology is the study of victimization, including the relationships between victims and offenders, the interactions between victims and the criminal justice system — that is, the police and courts,...