News tagged with social science

Can genetics play a role in education and well-being?

When Daniel Benjamin was just beginning his PhD program in economics in 2001, he attended a conference with his graduate school advisers. They took in a presentation on neuroeconomics, a nascent field dealing with how the ...

Jul 04, 2017
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Research says marriage makes men fatter

Being married makes men gain weight, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem, finds new research from the University of Bath's School of Management.

Jun 21, 2017
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Older adults are good Samaritans to strangers

People tend to become more generous as they age. This certainly holds true when it comes to helping strangers, according to a recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Findings from the ...

Jun 12, 2017
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Mining the data mother lode

A mother posting on Facebook about the way her son behaves while playing video games could provide a vital clue for the correct treatment for his epilepsy. This is but one type of social media chatter that is informing data ...

Jun 07, 2017
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Social sciences

The social sciences are the sciences, or the systematic knowledge-bases or prescriptive practices capable of resulting in a prediction or predictable type of outcome, relating to the social improvement of the community; a department in the more general extended field is Sociology. The social sciences initially were constituted of five fields: Jurisprudence and Amendment of the Law; Education; Health; Economy and Trade; Art. The contemporary field of science comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups, animals and individuals; This includes anthropology, archaeology, communication studies, cultural studies, demography, economics, human geography, history, linguistics, media studies, political science, psychology, and social work.

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