Tag Archives: Sociology

Parents of children with cancer distrust and fear online sources of health information, study shows

Bert Gambini EurekAlert In the age of information, physicians still are the most trusted source when parents confront serious illness. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Parents and adult caregivers of pediatric cancer patients prefer personal consultations with trusted health care providers over … Continue reading

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Rewriting history: “treatment” of climate sceptics disappears from University of Oregon press statement

Anthony Watts WUWT UPDATE: University of Oregon responds, see Update #3 below. I’ve been purposely ignoring this ugly pronouncement related to “Planet Under Pressure“, because well, it was just so beyond ugly and it brought up visions of the Soviet … Continue reading

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Public Sociology — Lecture 5: Overcoming Inequality through Dialogue

OVERCOMING INEQUALITY through DIALOGUEVERCOMING INEQUALITY through DIALOGUE. Ramón Flecha & Marta Soler, University of Barcelona, February 29, 2012.

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Income Inequality Goes to School

Bill Boyarsky Truth Dig Countering the efforts of educational reformers—including President Obama and his Race to the Top crew—to blame teachers for student failures, researchers are finding that the growing gap between the affluent and the poor is the real … Continue reading

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TEDxSalzburg – Barbara Prainsack – Crowdsourcing Medicine

Barbara Prainsack TED Barbara Prainsack is a Professor in Sociology and Politics of Bioscience at Brunel University London, Great Britain.

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Study: young couples not marrying due to fear of divorce

Source: LifeSiteNews A study conducted at Cornell University has found that young couples are not marrying because they fear the ravages of divorce. The study, “The Specter of Divorce: Views from Working and Middle-Class Cohabitors,” is published in the journal … Continue reading

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Map: The Climate Change Scare Machine — the perpetual self-feeding cycle of alarm

Source: JoNova Two professors of sociology think they can explain why “Climate Deniers” are winning.  But Riley E. Dunlap and Aaron M. McCright start from the wrong assumption and miss the bleeding obvious: the theory was wrong, the evidence has … Continue reading

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RSAnimate REMIX: The Economic Consequences of Mr Brown

Source: RSA In 2009, Stein Ringen, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Oxford, gave his assessment of the New Labour government and the state of the British constitution. This was the subject of the first experimental, … Continue reading

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