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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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The sociologists will have a special session regarding the challenges and opportunities with reference to society and sociology in Delhi.
Sociologists say that Albanians and Macedonia need to realize that one cannot live in a parallel world and that the improvement of the situation in society will better the relations between young people.
Danish Sociologist Tuf Lawsein called for continuing communication and fruitful meetings between the Syrian and Danish people, stressing that Syria is famous for its unique architectural style which has been preserved over thousands of decades.
Many American sociologists of the period were European-educated and were influenced in their vision by French and German literature and film and the modernist aesthetic.
I'd persuaded two sociologists --Ray de Vries, a sociologist of medicine, and Wendy Cadge, a sociologist of religion--to meet me at Brandeis, where Wendy teaches, and let me observe them talking about hospital chaplains.
And you don't need to be a sociologist to know that rich husbands become less rich when they divorce.
I confront students with the idea that sociological inquiry is subject to the scrutiny of scholars other than sociologists before the process of data collection even begins.
Soldiers aren't just robots who turn on CNN and see there are protesters and get depressed," says professor Morton Ender, a military sociologist at West Point, who recently visited troops in Iraq and found morale there to be high.
In fact, it is Historical Sociologists who have developed what I think are the more nuanced idea of institutions and are providing some interesting hypotheses and methods of research by which to view institutions and historical change.
Democracy was part of the curatorial process, nourished as it was by collaborations between artists and scientists, ethnologists, sociologists, and philosophers, the fruit of long preparation and regular meetings at Latour's Paris home.
By studying the existing theories perfected by sociologists over the past couple of centuries, inexperienced investigators can pursue avenues for theme development while seasoned investigators can refine their existing interrogation skills.
It has been written by Gayle Letherby and Gillian Reynolds, two sociologists from the university's Centre for Social Justice.