Social Network Algorithms Are Distorting Reality By Boosting Conspiracy Theories
Talk of Facebook's anticonservative stance is in the news, but the issue of what news social networks choose to show us is much broader than that...
Happiness and Sadness Spread Just Like Disease
There may be a literal truth underlying the common-sense intuition that happiness and sadness are contagious. A new study on the spread of emotions through social networks shows that these feelings ci...
Social Network Size Linked to Brain Size - Scientific American
How and why the volume of the orbital prefrontal cortex is related to the size of social networks
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Actor-network theory
Actor–network theory (ANT) is an approach to social theory and research, originating in the field of science studies, which treats objects as part of social networks. Although it is best known for it...
Social constructionism
Social constructionism or the social construction of reality (also social concept) is a theory of knowledge in sociology and communication theory that examines the development of jointly constructed u...
Elite theory
In political science and sociology, elite theory is a theory of the state which seeks to describe and explain the power relationships in contemporary society. The theory posits that a small minority, ...
Labeling theory
Labeling theory is the theory of how the self-identity and behavior of individuals may be determined or influenced by the terms used to describe or classify them. It is associated with the concepts o...
Marxist theory
Marxist philosophy or Marxist theory are works in philosophy that are strongly influenced by Karl Marx's materialist approach to theory, or works written by Marxists. Marxist philosophy may be broadly...
Role theory
Role theory is a perspective in sociology and in social psychology that considers most of everyday activity to be the acting out of socially defined categories (e.g., mother, manager, teacher). Each ...
Sociological paradigms
In sociology, sociological theories are statements of how and why particular facts about the social world are related. They range in scope from concise descriptions of a single social process to parad...
Post-materialism
In sociology, post-materialism is the transformation of individual values from materialist, physical and economic to new individual values of autonomy and self-expression.Post-materialism is a tool in...
Social Network Algorithms Are Distorting Reality By Boosting Conspiracy Theories
Talk of Facebook's anticonservative stance is in the news, but the issue of what news social networks choose to show us is much broader than that...
Environmental determinism
Environmental determinism, also known as climatic determinism or geographical determinism, is the belief that the physical environment predisposes human social development towards particular trajector...
Status generalization
Within the context of sociology, and as defined by Webster and Driskell, status generalization is "the process by which statuses of actors external to a particular interaction are imported and allowed...
Bureaucratic collectivism
Bureaucratic collectivism is a theory of class society. It is used by some Trotskyists to describe the nature of the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin, and other similar states in Central and Eastern E...
Postpositivism
In philosophy and models of scientific inquiry, postpositivism (also called postempiricism) is a metatheoretical stance that critiques and amends positivism. While positivists believe that the researc...
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Neofeminism
Neofeminism describes an emerging view of women as becoming empowered through the celebration of attributes perceived to be conventionally feminine, that is, it glorifies a womanly essence over claims...
Social reality
Social reality is distinct from biological reality or individual cognitive reality, representing as it does a phenomenological level created through social interaction and thereby transcending thereb...
People accounting hypothesis
Within the field of equality, diversity and inclusion, the people accounting hypothesis is a social psychological theory based on social categorization. Defined as “a hypothesis that describes how a s...
Parallel Polis
The political-social concept Parallel Polis was created by Czech political thinker and dissident Vaclav Benda in connection with movement Charter 77. In addition to other philosophers, Benda sought a...
Sociotechnical system
Sociotechnical systems (STS) in organizational development is an approach to complex organizational work design that recognizes the interaction between people and technology in workplaces. The term al...
Social interface
Social interface is a concept from social science (particularly, sociology of technology). It can be approached from a theoretical or a practical perspective.As a concept of social interface theory, s...