Social Science

Anthropology of Religion (Definition, History)

Anthropology of Religion (Definition, History)

People in the West have a clear idea of what religion should be like. It takes place in a special building (a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, etc.), revolves around appeals to a higher, all-powerful deity, and involves the articulation of beliefs (often set down in texts) that the general popu.....

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Refugees and Asylum Seekers were more Isolated as a Result of the Lockdown

Refugees and Asylum Seekers were more Isolated as a Result of the Lockdown

People who have fled war, violence, conflict, or persecution and crossed an international boundary in search of safety in another country are known as refugees. They’ve often been forced to run with nothing more than the clothes on their backs, abandoning their homes, belongings, jobs, and .....

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The way the Media Portrays Migration has an Impact on our Attitudes and Emotions

The way the Media Portrays Migration has an Impact on our Attitudes and Emotions

News that portrays migration in a positive light makes us more optimistic about it, and vice versa. Nora Theorin makes this point in a new dissertation on media and migration at the University of Gothenburg’s Department of Journalism, Media, and Communication. Human migration is the permane.....

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According to a Study, Kids and Teenagers Feel that Girls are Uninterested in Computer Science

According to a Study, Kids and Teenagers Feel that Girls are Uninterested in Computer Science

Girls as young as six years old develop beliefs that they are less interested in computer science and engineering than boys. These stereotypes can persist until late adolescence, contributing to a gender gap in STEM college courses and related occupations. A new study from the University of .....

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According to a Study, Gentrification Changes the Psychological Makeup of Communities in Just a Few Years

According to a Study, Gentrification Changes the Psychological Makeup of Communities in Just a Few Years

Rising housing prices may alter the psychological makeup of US cities in the future years, with citizens becoming more open-minded not only as wealthier individuals move in, but also among long-term residents. According to a study done by the University of Cambridge, nearly two million people in .....

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Addressing Research Gaps Could Aid in the Development of Disabled-Friendly Workplaces

Addressing Research Gaps Could Aid in the Development of Disabled-Friendly Workplaces

According to a new assessment of disability research, closing significant gaps in research and knowledge of the treatment of persons with disabilities in the workplace might assist increase employee effectiveness on the job and promote more disability-inclusive workplaces. Although people with di.....

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Sociologists Look at the Impact of Religion on Children’s Development

Sociologists Look at the Impact of Religion on Children’s Development

Do children raised in religious houses develop socially and psychologically better than children raised in non-religious homes? According to a recent study, religion might be a mixed blessing for youngsters as they grow older. The Alamo Colleges District’s Office of Institutional Research a.....

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Spending on Experiences Rather than Possessions Leads to Greater Happiness in the Short Term

Spending on Experiences Rather than Possessions Leads to Greater Happiness in the Short Term

According to a recent study from The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, certain purchases are better than others in sparking people’s in-the-moment delight. Consumers are happier when they spend money on experience purchases rather than material ones, accordin.....

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The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

There are 370 million Indigenous people all over the world; these communities are different, but they all face the same problems. Indigenous rights are those that arise in recognition of indigenous peoples’ unique circumstances. This includes not only the most fundamental human rights of ph.....

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Prevention And Control Of Human Trafficking

Prevention And Control Of Human Trafficking

Trafficking of human beings is a transnational crime involving international cooperation, and the US has taken the lead in encouraging intercontinental cooperation. Today, we find that, once again, human slavery is a sickening fact. Men, women, and children are trafficked and abused all over the .....

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Human Trafficking As Organized Crime

Human Trafficking As Organized Crime

Human trafficking is a criminal activity that is highly orchestrated and coordinated. It is the process of trapping people and exploiting them for financial or personal gain through the use of intimidation, manipulation or coercion. It can happen inside a country or trans-broadly. The criminal ve.....

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Unity In Diversity

Unity In Diversity

Unity in diversity is an ancient term that was first used in North America and China by some cultures, often about 500 B.C. The most obvious example that gives the term credence is that of a democratic country. It is used as an expression of peace and solidarity between people or groups that are .....

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