Anthropological training is sought-after for casting agents in the high fashion industry. University of Cincinnati anthropologist, Dr Stephanie Sadre-Orafai, says: “The role of the anthropologist is evolving and the kind of people we work with is evolving, too. As anthropologists … Continue reading Role of the Anthropologist
“In a post-Brexit world in which funding falls, jobs decline, pressure on departments increases and European academics find it harder to meet residency requirements, people will be victims of unkindness. They will be pushed to do more work than they … Continue reading Post-Brexit World
Professor Bill Von Hippel, psychologist, finds that older people rely more on stereotypes to make decisions which can make them more inflexible to new ideas and to changes. “A lot of research shows that older adults suffer losses in their ability to inhibit unwanted thoughts.” Mornings can be a better time for making new decisions for older adults as they are more alert and therfore open minded when drawing on stereotypes.
Today’s social science post comes from sociologist, Peter Berger, from “Invitation to Sociology.”Continue reading “Society”
Sociology and psychology studies show that supporting people by complementing their knowledge and talents has better outcomes in comparison to times when we impose our help upon others. This applies with parenting, between couples, and in times of conflict involving strangers.Continue reading “Social Science of Helping Others”
Want to be a jet-setting leader? A social science degree will get you there! A British Council study shows that 44%of leaders surveyed had a degree in social science, and 46% also had studied or worked overseas.
Below is the quote in context. This is an excerpt from Edward Sapier (1929) ‘The Status of Linguistics as a Science,’ in Language, 5(4): 207-214. The value of linguistics for anthropology and culture history has long been recognized. As linguistic … Continue reading Language is a guide to social reality
In support of social science – via the Nature editorial team: “If social, economic and/or cultural factors are not included in the framing of [science] questions, a great deal of creativity can be wasted. This message is not new. Yet … Continue reading For Science to Deliver for Society You Need Social Science
“Engaging local populations in tourism development builds stronger & more resilient communities.” – Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General United Nations. Continue reading Engaging local populations in tourism
“How do humans perceive extinction? And how do we manage or mismanage resources as a result? What kinds of interventions are taken on behalf of something—a way of life, a language, an ecosystem—said to be disappearing? …When you think of … Continue reading How do Humans Perceive Extinction?