Many people experience love differently. But regardless of the differences in how it's experienced and how it changes over time, humans are social creatures who are deeply fascinated by it.
A researcher in a spacesuit on “Mars” outside the Mars Society Desert Research Station in Utah.
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Understanding isolation's effects on regular people, rather than those certified to have 'the right stuff,' will help prepare us for the future, whether another pandemic or interplanetary space travel.
Makeshift hospital beds at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne during the influenza pandemic of 1919.
COVID-19 presents a social as well as a medical crisis, and we will need many different kinds of expertise to survive it
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There's no need to raid the supermarket today, but gathering supplies is a reasonable response to the prospect of disaster
Stereotypes of AsianAmerican men mean they can have a hard time in the online dating world.
A large body of sociological research has found that in North America, young Asian men are twice as likely as Asian women to be single.
Some people are growing weary with romantic and dystopian visions of the future. Instead, our focus is on now.
Some are convinced that details from the past are being warped.
Real-life adherents to the Mandela Effect veer into conspiratorial thinking. But they do hit on an important truth: Our understanding of history is malleable.
More Americans say they now avoid the news altogether.
Whether due to Trump or unhappiness with the mainstream media, Americans say that they are avoiding the news more than before.
An institution’s culture can affect the behavior of individual participants.
A sociologist spent time as a volunteer firefighter – and learned more about how institutional culture can shape a person's behavior.
Fans take photos of adult film actress Ange Venus at the Adult Video News Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.
There's a strand of radical feminist thought that claims porn causes misogyny. So four researchers decided to test this idea – and descended on a porn expo to study the beliefs of the male attendees.
Brazilian President Jaïr Bolsonaro and his Minister of Education Abraham Weintraub.
Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, threatens to slash funding to sociology and philosophy departments. It was just the opening shot in a new battle against the humanities.
A cultural shift may be underway that reporting sexual harassment won’t necessarily impede a woman’s career advancement.
By chance, a sociologist started an experiment the day sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein became public. As the #MeToo movement gained steam, people's responses changed.
Tastes change over generations.
How tastes differ between first-generation migrants and their British-born offspring.
Knife crime incidents are individual tragedies, but rising homicide rates reveal a changing society which is ill at ease.
Erik Olin Wright, 1947-2019.
The late sociologist looked at existing 'utopias' that could herald a world after capitalism.
Emile Durkheim who taught at Sorbonne University is considered a founder of modern sociology.
Emile Durkheim helped to lay the foundations of sociological thought and theory. He spoke of our current condition as being influenced by social structures and institutions.
Gender differences in jobs and attitudes are wider in countries with more equality, but that's not the end of the story.
Visiting an extreme haunted house can be delightfully terrifying.
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Visiting a haunted house or watching a horror movie can be terrifying and enjoyable at the same time. A sociologist explains the psychological benefits of being safely scared.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 27.
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One striking feature of Brett Kavanaugh's testimony was the number of times he interrupted. Data shows that hearing interruptions are becoming more common, particularly when the nominee is female.
The culture of science is premised on the idea that there are no barriers; that everybody is treated equally as long as they put in the effort.
Parliament has a problem retaining experienced women – and so does science. Working in STEMM places women in an ideological dilemma that is exhausting to confront, and feels impossible to change.