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sociology

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

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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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The professional sociological habitus predicated by training in sociological theory will undoubtedly become more important as the trend continues for more and more sociologists to become employed in interdisciplinary units, or as the trend continues for sociologists to provide the core courses in the service capacity role for interdisciplinary programs.
While my academic training is in the humanities, I like to hang out with sociologists. I did my doctoral research in "Sp.
New Delhi, Dec.8 (ANI): In a first ever such congregation of large number of sociologists, over 2000 teachers of sociology from across the globe including USA, Germany, Sweden, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bhutan and Bangladesh are converging in city starting Sunday to discuss a host of issues including challenges of social transformation.
The paper, by the sociologists Emily Erikson of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Peter Bearman of Columbia University, draws on data "compiled from ships' logs, journals, factory correspondence, ledgers, and reports that provide unusually precise information on each of the 4,572 voyages undertaken" by the company's traders.
SOCIOLOGISTS have discovered one of the root causes of divorce.
if a Negro writer is going to listen to sociologists ...
The history, philosophy, and justification of goofing off, supplemented with careful research and statistics, makes for engaging reading whether for expert sociologists researching the cultural phenomenon's of shirking or lay readers making the most of their own relaxation time.
Many scholars position qualitative research in holistic terms, defined by the commonalities of methodology rather than disciplinary boundaries (Cisneros-Puebla, Faus, and Mey 2004), while, conversely, disciplinary knowledge, regardless of methodological approach, is definitive to many sociologists. The consequent tensions can lead instructors to face either the obfuscation of unresolved epistemological concerns or the willful ignorance of the boundaries that academic debates have created.
Because the news broke while army sociologists were preparing the surgeon general's 2004 survey, the military leadership in Iraq requested a special assessment of mental health among the troops still stationed at the prison complex.
Historical sociologists and economic historians recently have been stressing institutional constraints on the decision of all actors and even more on how these institutions are created and evolve.
The problems and conflicts among students reflect the situation in society in which there are deep ethnic divisions, assess sociologists and professors.