What is Socialization?

In Sociology, the concept of socialization is critical. But, “What is socialization?” The authors of one text book define socialization as “a learning process, one that involves development or changes in the individual’s sense of self”, and this is exactly true....

What Causes Poverty

Greetings and welcome! Today we are going to learn a little bit about poverty. We’ll start our discussion of poverty by looking at some of the facts about poverty. First of all, we have to understand that poverty is a serious individual and social problem. The fact...

What is Money?

Introduction Money, money, money. Money makes the world go round. So, what is the problem with money? Well, money is the root of all evil, or so we are told. It is the bane of our existence. It is the source of our despair, especially if you don’t have money and...

Intimate Partner Violence

I just saw a news story about a man who brutally beat a woman and killed her, dead as a door nail, on mother’s day. Of course, there will never be a public analysis and we (and by “we”, I mean the general public) will never know why he did it. The...

What is Religion?

So, what is religion? What a good question that is. Unfortunately, as good as the question is, it is not so easy to answer. The problem is, there is no general agreement on this planet’s surface regarding the nature and purpose of religion. Most attempts to define...

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