Latest Social sciences Stories

2007-11-25 03:00:15

By Dvorak, James D I. INTRODUCTION The past thirty years of biblical studies has seen the substantial growth and impact of social-scientific criticism of the Bible. Barton attributes, but does not limit, its rise to the following factors: The rise to prominence of the social sciences from the late nineteenth century on, and the impact of the sociology of knowledge in a wide range of academic disciplines; the influence on interpretation theory of the hermeneutics of suspicion represented...

2007-06-08 06:00:14

By Sluzki, Carlos E After reviewing Engel's bio-psycho-social proposal and Kandel's "principles for an integration between mind and brain," the author introduces a set of akin propositions that aim at integrating neurosciences, genetics, the mind, and the social world into a succinct set of systemic formulations focusing on interlevel interfaces, with profound implications for the training, practice, and research in the field of family processes and therapy. Keywords: Systemic Models;...

2006-05-16 12:25:36

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Being low on the totem pole at the workplace increases the risk that a woman will develop symptoms of severe depression, a new study from Denmark shows. And while low workplace status doesn't appear to affect men's depression risk, job insecurity does -- men who reported feeling that their jobs were in danger were twice as likely to become depressed. Dr. Reiner Rugulies of the National Institute of Occupational Health in Copenhagen said he...

2005-08-11 21:55:00

Scientists in the social sciences are more likely to believe in God and attend religious services than are scientists in the natural sciences, according to a survey of 1,646 faculty members at elite research universities by a Rice University sociologist. "Based on previous research, we thought that social scientists would be less likely to practice religion than natural scientists are, but our data showed just the opposite," said Elaine Howard Ecklund, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department...

2004-11-27 03:00:16

The Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods. Ed. by Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Alan Bryman, and Tim Futing Liao. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2004. 3 vols. $550 (ISBN O-7619-2363-2). This three-volume encyclopedia makes a wonderful addition to reference collections supporting creators or consumers of quantitative or qualitative social science research. Its one thousand alphabetical entries run from abduction to zero-order and address topics obviously connected to social science...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.