sociology

03/19/2012 - 11:45

Technology alone won't help the world turn away from fossil fuel-based energy sources, says University of Oregon sociologist Richard York. In a newly published paper, York argues for a shift in political and economic policies to embrace the concept that continued growth in energy consumption is not sustainable.

02/07/2012 - 07:34

Research by a University of Leicester sociologist shows that racist jokes can reinforce serious meanings about race issues – and suggests that we should be paying attention to this as well as the offence these jokes can cause.

03/07/2011 - 20:58

Have you caught yourself conforming to your friends’ opinions? A new study published in Psychological Science found conformity to social norms happens even in our brains! When people change their opinions to conform to social norms, the parts of their brains associated with rewards are engaged, giving us added incentive to fit in.

03/03/2011 - 00:00

A research conducted at the University of Granada has revealed a high rate of gender-based violence -both physical and psychological-directed by drug-addict men against their partners. The study also