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sociology

 [so″se-ol´ah-je]
the scientific study of social relationships and phenomena.

sociology

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

sociology

[sō′sē·ol′əjē]
Etymology: L, socius + Gk, logos, science
the study of group behavior within a society.

sociology,

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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Firstly, physical space is the domain of materiality of the sociocultural system and the bearer of meaning in it.
These questions are divided into three subtheories: personality subtheory (1,2), sociocultural systems subtheory (3, 4), and coping subtheory (5).
In healthier sociocultural systems than our own, rituals function on multiple levels.
Local management techniques developed in an evolutionary way are ideologically related to the unique characteristics of a country's or area's sociocultural system.
Sanderson (1999) stressed the fact that to understand the nature of causation and structural relationships between the ideological superstructure, social structure, and material infrastructure, the materialist theoretical approach (Marx & Engels, 1970) may serve as a general theoretical framework to explain the totality of the sociocultural systems and provide a logical set of priorities for the study of sociocultural life in terms of the practical, material conditions of human existence.