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the scientific study of social relationships and phenomena.


/so·ci·ol·o·gy/ (so″se-ol´ah-je) the scientific study of social relationships and phenomena.


Etymology: L, socius + Gk, logos, science
the study of group behavior within a society.


n the study of group behavior within a society.

Patient discussion about sociology

Q. i suffer from fear of heights ... is there any sociological way to treat it and make it less effective?

A. Fear of heights is a very common specific phobia, in psychiatric terms. Nowadays the best way of therapy is called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),in which a person learns how to deal with the phobia through cognitive thinking in steps. It is a very recommended method in psychology/ psychiatry these days.

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in Sociology at the Sociology Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Section "Sociology of Labor and Social Policy".
While Robert Park served as chair of the sociology department at the University of Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s, faculty members and students at "the great American university" (in the words of Fiske Guide to Colleges author Edward Fiske) published a series of ethnographic monographs about people marginalized by the emergence of the industrial city.
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There has been a theoretical revolution in sociology in the past quarter century as the traditional post WWII structuralist models of explanation with their inherently anti-historical bias have given way slowly to modes of thought which take historical experiences as fundamental for explaining institutions, groups, cultures and even individual behavior.