Intimate Partner Violence Survey

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...

Are Scientists Spiritual?

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.

What is Sociology?

What is Sociology? That’s an excellent question! Ask the question, “Why is the world as it is?” and Sociology explains it all.

What is Religion?

Most sociologists would say religion is either fantasy, social gathering, or elite machination; but in fact it is so much more.

Information, Corporations, and the Free Will Self-delusion

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.

IMPACT! Academics, Citation, and Scholarly Self Delusion

For a scientist, citations are key. If your papers get cited by others, the assumption is you and your work is valuable. But is this a safe assumption? This article questions the validity of citation counting and finally concludes that the measurement is neither a reliable nor a valid measurement of a scholarly worth or scholar’s “impact” on the world.

Facebook and family

Facebook and Family  “I was hesitant to add family members on Facebook at first, but I’ve grown to enjoy it.  I’m not very good at keeping in touch with family, so I feel like if I’ve posted on Facebook I’ve done enough”—Mark, a Facebook user from California Facebook...

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