A teacher has to make clear fundamental ends and valuations, and therefore he [sic] is a deeply religious man [sic] when he accepts this as his [sic] highest duty. If we want to save the world we need educators of powerful personalities. Objective Knowledge is not all that students need. We need responsible development of youth so that they will understand that service to mankind (sic) must be their goal – Albert Einstein
Did you know, the same glass of wine "tastes better" if you pay more for it. Using MRI technology, researchers at the University of Bonn demonstrated that subjects perceived an identical drop of wine to be of better quality if they were told it cost more!...
Michael Jackson may have been the King of Pop music, but towards the end of this life, he was standing with the poor and disenfranchised and calling for a global revolution–a far cry from the brotherhood pop music of Thriller.
Young children’s Christian entertainment is some of the most demeaning, dismissive, and demonizing media for the under-8 set. What is more remarkable, Christians making up 70% of the American population. Christian gender socialization is thus a major source of reactionary gender experience and as such must be addressed if forward progress is to be made.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again Facebook ain’t your friend. From the facile and shallow way it connects people to the awesome power it gives authorities to monitor and surveille, Facebook is a technology born not in the hallways of emancipation and freedom but in the byways of power and control. Or at least, that’s what Julian Assange founder of WikiLeaks thinks and frankly, I tend to agree. Never before in this history of this planet have so many been monitored by so few with so little responsible oversight.
An interview with Anthony Giddens about sociology, modernity, technocracy, globalism, global security, and other timely issues.
Famous American psychologist Abraham Maslow thought that mystical experience was the authentic core of all religion and spirituality. Maslow thought that all religions, all spiritualities, and all spiritual sensibility was rooted in a mystic’s experience.
One gets the sense that any attempt at defining love is limited, ultimately inadequate in its ability to encapsulate the richness of its content. Indeed, the concept of love is a nebulous one. Perhaps, this is because of the multiple manifestations in which love can...
We live in an incredibly violent society. From the time we are born to the time we die we are subject to repeated assault and disregard. This article helps to highlight the profoundly deleterious consequences of violence on our precious and powerful Physical Unit. If you want to realize your full potential, stop the violence against you.
This post is excerpted from Michael’s Sociology 287 course at Athabasca University. To find out more, visit the course home page.
Are boys really different than girls, or are we the victims of cultural and environmental manipulations?
What is socialization? It is the process of “fitting you in” as a productive member of society.
Preliminaries These are the survey results for the Socjourn Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) survey. This is currently an ongoing survey that measures the incidence of intimate partner violence. Because this survey is ongoing, results are interim and may change over...
What is homophobia and why are people like that? The answer is not what you might think
What causes poverty? The same thing that causes global warming, war, debt, and a host of other global evils
Why is the world in such financial crises? Why is Greece on the brink? Why is the stock market tanking? Why is oil going south? Why is Trump on the rise? WTF is going on? The answers you seek lie directly before you. In this accessible introduction to globalized finance and accumulation, Dr. Sharp takes you on a sociologically sophisticated trip to the source of our problems and the root of all “evil” – accumulation and the love of money that drives it forward. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to finally put the pieces together.
The following is a short survey on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). The survey is designed to gauge gender differences (or gender similiarities) in IPV. The survey should take you less than two minutes to complete. For background on the survey, please read the article...
Surprise surprise surprise. Men are abused by their intimate partners just as much as women are.
Are scientists spiritual? The answer is yes! Recent research suggests that the majority of scientists at top universities in North America have spiritual leanings, even though they may not like to admit it.
Most sociologists would say religion is either fantasy, social gathering, or elite machination; but in fact it is so much more.
Corporations and governments received heavy criticism for influencing the minds of the public in the 1950s and 60s: corporations for manipulating a potential purchase and governments for deliberately guiding people through the city. In 1955, Guy Debord criticized, “Present-day urbanism’s main problem is ensuring the smooth circulation of a rapidly increasing number of motor vehicles. A future urbanism may well apply itself to no less utilitarian projects…”. He suggests the threat of control is timeless, only the practice changing method.