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The social sciences comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals including anthropology, communication studies, economics, human geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology.

The social sciences comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals including anthropology, communication studies, economics, human geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology.

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Prof Sheldon Solomon on Terror Management Theory

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2024/02/12
05:07 UTC

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Qualitative research about single parent families and adolescence delinquency

Most of the peer-reviewed articles I located are quantitative. My major is criminology and I am researching on both qualitative and quantitative academic articles related to the topic. I am new to qualitative and quantitative studies. From my understanding, a quantitative study includes tables and statistics which most articles I have come across. Can anyone help me with qualitative research related to this topic?

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2024/02/11
23:44 UTC

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Selective Attention Test

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2024/02/11
21:14 UTC

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The Arabs & the Sea, a very overlooked relationship!

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2024/02/11
20:24 UTC

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Which is reasonably my preference?

I am a young, bisexual black woman. I will admit that I am a colorist, and to dealing with internalized racism (though I really do believe that most racial minorities do.)

If we’re strictly talking about sex here, and nothing else, I must admit that unless he is above average looking, I think I’d have trouble ‘getting into’ sex with a white man. There was a good looking Latino man who approached me for sex in late 2023, I’ll admit I did consider it - a man like that, like a man who has medium brown or darker skin, I can most readily envision myself having sex with that man. My only boyfriend was overweight and average looking, African American, but I gave him a blowjob even though I’d never really fantasized about any other man before then - other than David Bowie, who I had a huge crush on in middle school, and once this 1/2 black 1/2 white boy who I had a crush on when he was slightly above average but no longer liked by the time he was average… this was partly a personality thing, though. The person who I was more attracted to than ever recently was Dr Frank N Furter (Tim Curry) in Rocky Horror Picture Show

I’ll admit that even though I think I’ve gotten better about this as I’ve grown older, in elementary school I think that due largely to growing up in an area with a low black population, the only people who I thought of as attractive were white, 1/2 black 1/2 white, or Asian - if they were female (so a mixed race woman would have been more attractive in my mind by the time I was about nine.) I will admit that I still mentally go Gaga when I see particularly attractive 1/2 black 1/2 white people, particularly if they have colored eyes (there was this one other very conventionally attractive 1/2 black 1/2 white boy in my grade who I met in senior year and I don’t think about him often but remember squealing when I saw him in the hallways over how cute he was.)

I will also admit that there’s this one white guy who I know I found attractive a few years ago in part due to his blonde hair and blue eyes.

I really don’t find the average person to be that attractive/am not very attracted to the average person. I know that based upon my one sexual experience with my ex boyfriend (African American,) that having had these sexual experiences has made me more open to sex with black men or future sexual experiences with black men (particularly darker skinned ones, but also honestly a Latino man like I said if he struck my fancy - for example, I think Fez from That 70s Show is attractive and when I was younger thought Benny from The Sandlot was quite cute.) I’ve realized I don’t think I’m really attracted to the average white man (and I live around a lot of them) but unless they’re black I honestly don’t think I’m very attracted to average looking men in general, even though I’m no looker. I remember realizing when we returned from quarantine that I’m really not “into” the average person, and that the pandemic had perhaps shaped my perception of what’s average vs what’s not. People on Lipstick Alley voted “pass” when asked if they’d have been with Otis Redding, but I would have voted “smash” because I think he had a lovely voice and I like his face and aura. It’s hard to explain but if a black man has common, typical features and is average or above I think it’s fair to say there’s a good chance I’ll be attracted to him.

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2024/02/11
01:01 UTC

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What is “income propaganda”?

Does this have to do with hyping up ifferences in wages or something like that?

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2024/02/10
19:55 UTC

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What questions do social scientists ask?

Can any body please tell me some questions that a social scientist would ask themselves. Or direct me to an article that can help.

I have recently started social science degree and would just like some initial help to get my mind thinking and acting like a social scientist.

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2024/02/10
15:23 UTC

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Urban Poverty

I am in high school and I am tasked to write a paper about urban poverty in a specific urbanized region from a developing country. After digging through a lot of statistical data, the poverty incidence of this region is one of the lowest in the country, but the reality shows differently - high population of informal settlers and high number of families with low-to-no income at all. What could be the possible explanation for this?

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2024/02/08
19:26 UTC

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Published critiques of Reproductive Justice?

Hello all. Please let me know if I'm in the wrong place but I haven't found any active subreddits specific to Reproductive Justice. I'm interested to know if there are any published academic papers or books that offer critiques of Reproductive Justice as a framework. I'm struggling to find any, although I know they must exist.

For those interested, I will quote Loretta Ross's description of this idea from the Reproductive Justice Briefing Book:

"Reproductive Justice is the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, social, and economic well-being of women and girls, based on the full achievement and protection of women’s human rights... This definition as outlined by Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ) offers a new perspective on reproductive issues advocacy, pointing out that for Indigenous women and women of color it is important to fight equally for (1) the right to have a child; (2) the right not to have a child; and (3) the right to parent the children we have, as well as to control our birthing options, such as midwifery. We also fight for the necessary enabling conditions to realize these rights. This is in contrast to the singular focus on abortion by the pro-choice movement that excludes other social justice movements.

The Reproductive Justice framework analyzes how the ability of any woman to determine her own reproductive destiny is linked directly to the conditions in her community—and these conditions are not just a matter of individual choice and access. Reproductive Justice addresses the social reality of inequality, specifically, the inequality of opportunities that we have to control our reproductive destiny."

If you're not familiar and interested in the topic, this primer can be found online here:

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/courses/fileDL.php?fID=4051

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2024/02/08
17:50 UTC

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How can youth suicide attempts be 1000x youth suicide deaths?

According to the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/suicide/facts/disparities-in-suicide.html):

- 9% of high school students reported attempting suicide during the previous 12 months.

- The suicide death rate for ages 10-24 is 11 per 100,000.

I'm aware that it's not a perfect comparison as the age ranges aren't identical and the first statistic is limited to the previous 12 months (though this second fact should imply that an apples to apples comparison would be even more disparate). But as a rough estimate, 11/100000 = 0.00011, and 0.09 / 0.00011 = 818.

Does it seem plausible that 817 out of 818 suicides attempts in this age range fail?

Edit: People were noting that my comparisons were apples to oranges, so I've now pulled the first two statistics from the same CDC source, thanks to kosmonavt-alyosha's comment. I've also removed the third link (https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.ajp.161.3.562) as it was on a very different population and an old study. I've also reworked the text. Hopefully the post now more clearly gets across the question I'm asking.

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2024/02/08
06:03 UTC

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LGBT Social Contagion: A Failed Hypothesis

A recent survey showing that 28% of Gen Z identifies as LGBT made headlines. The public reaction has been largely one of disbelief and ridicule. The most common explanation offered by skeptics for how nearly 1 in 3 young people could identify as LGBT is “social contagion” — that they are jumping onto a bandwagon for social clout as part of some kind of craze. As someone who has been professionally covering LGBT issues for several years, I have become steeped in the data. This piece dives into the broader data landscape that paints the rise in LGBT identification in a whole new light.

https://americandreaming.substack.com/p/lgbt-social-contagion-a-failed-hypothesis

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2024/02/05
15:48 UTC

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Arguably Narcissistic Personalization of Shame in Sales Activities vs. Remaining In-role and Repairing the Relationship When Encountering Shame; Differences in How Different Cultures Cause Different Responses and Results in Sales (The Netherlands and the Philippines)

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2024/02/05
07:38 UTC

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What do you know about Nabatea, the Greek influenced Arabian kingdom?

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2024/02/04
20:26 UTC

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Elia Green: All American Baby

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2024/02/03
12:23 UTC

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Which topic is best to continue studying further?

Screenshot from the results done at r/sociology

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2024/02/01
05:17 UTC

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What do you do when someone doesnt respect you, constantly trying to destroy you, you cant avoid/get rid of them &theyre constantly doing stuff to make you feel scared and uncomfortable, anything they find out you dont like or dont want, they start doing it over and over again?

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2024/01/31
01:46 UTC

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[Question to all Social Scientists across disciplines] Applying AI/ML in your domain

Hello r/socialscience!

I'm curious to hear from social scientists who have tried or wanted to apply machine learning and AI techniques in your research. What challenges have you faced? What types of capabilities would be most useful?

The main motivation of asking this question comes from my past experience - I noticed a shortage of over-the-counter AI models specialized for social science research, and started to wonder what other problems we have other than a lack of accessible resources.

What problems do you as a social scientist interested in AI/ML usually face? I am also interested in hearing whether you think AI/ML will fundamentally transform social science, or simply provide some useful but limited tools, or how might the nature of research change.

Really looking forward to hearing perspectives from across the social sciences!

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2024/01/30
03:22 UTC

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Looking for sociology references or articles on ephemeral mediums of writing

Hello !

I recently found the page of CATCALLSOFNYC recently; a page filled with pictures of stories on catcalling, written with chalk on the floor.

Here is their Instagram for references : https://www.instagram.com/catcallsofnyc/?hl=fr

I am interested in understanding why, sociologically, these often politically engaged messages are written with this specific ephemeral medium (as chalk will disappear after a rainy or a busy day), instead of something more permanent. I found many other examples that show sentences of rebellion or political revendications written with chalk, and I find this choice interesting. Is it to stay between the lines of legality and illegality, to preserve freedom of speech, etc. ?

Would anyone have any leads; sociological articles or subject about anything related to my reflection ?

Cheers !

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2024/01/30
01:37 UTC

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College major?

Thought I might ask here since I am interested in all things social science… I am a high school senior and my interests are anthropology/sociology, philosophy, psychology/neuroscience, religion, and politics. The college I’m going to offers all of those as majors and minors (and has the opportunity to custom major or double major/minor) the problem is I don’t know exactly how to study all those things. I’m interested in everything from political theory to the history of culture to neurophilosophy and cognitive science to the intersection of politics and religion to anthropology etc. I’m thinking I want to be a professor. In order to be able to study these things I’m thinking of a few different things:

  • double majoring in political or normal sociology and neurophilosophy

  • Major in only anthropology/sociology (they do the two together as one major) and just take a bunch take political science, psychology, religion, and philosophy classes

  • try to custom minor in political religion

  • ant/sociology and philosophy double major with psychology or politics or religion minor

What do y’all think?

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2024/01/29
02:15 UTC

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Know the terms: Orthodoxy & Orthopraxy in the Study of Religion!

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2024/01/28
19:03 UTC

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Masculinity study 2.0 (Updated Qualtrics Glitch)

Friends, I'm conducting a study (IRB approved) on masculinity. Check it out!

What’s it like being a man today? How did the phrase “toxic masculinity” find its way into that? What does it mean to be a man in today’s society? If you are interested in sharing your thoughts on these questions, follow the link below to participate in a research project. All who identify as a man are welcome to participate...

https://lcu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV\_e4Ywq7ea4ZRZ0H4

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2024/01/24
19:28 UTC

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Instagram Content Formats Study (M/F 18-30 yr. old participants needed)

Hello everyone,

We are conducting a research about different social media content types for the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)! The study takes around 15 minutes and we need around 50 more 18-30 year old global participants to reach the required number. Your contribution would mean a lot to us and would contribute in advancing research into social media. We are available to share results post-study period as they can be useful with your Instagram marketing / content planning!

You can participate through this link if you are interested: https://uva.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8dH2UWWCkJrX3W6

Thank you in advance for your time!

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2024/01/24
14:01 UTC

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Is there a Professor of Sociology here? (USA)

And if so, would that person be up to answering 14 questions about your career? Graduate student who needs someone to "interview" about the job here, and looking to go into that path herself. I'd really appreciate it. Just need one person. DM me if you're available and I will send the questions to you. Thanks again.

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2024/01/23
13:03 UTC

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