Category Archives: Society

Mind and Self in Society: Linking Social Structure and Social Cognition

Recent developments in social cognition could enhance sociological social psychologists’ understanding of the mind as both a social product and a social force; yet this work in social cognition has received little attention. Conversely, social cognition has not fulfilled its … Continue reading

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From individualism to Altruism – Changing Society

A rise in individualism helps create generations of people with more altruistic mindsets, researchers report. Altruism based on individual values is changing Western society. People in Western countries have seen a rise in individualism for quite some time, and this … Continue reading

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The Sociology of Scientific Work – The Fundamental Relationship between Science and Society

In science and engineering faculties just about everywhere, social science training courses have been introduced. Sometimes, the temptation is to believe that a dash of epistemology will be enough to get across to young scientists exactly what science in action … Continue reading

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Quelles Synergies Sciences-Société pour Demain?

Parce qu’elles visent à placer la recherche au cœur des enjeux les plus contemporains, les Rencontres Université–Société sont articulées autour de quatre thèmes faisant écho à la demande sociale : 1) Bien-être, handicap et santé; 2) Développement et durabilité; 3)  … Continue reading

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Education and Health – Free choice of hospital may reinforce social differences

People with higher education, and people who live in areas with a low mortality rate, are overrepresented among users of the free choice of the hospital system. Research shows that the system has reduced waiting times nationally, but different sections … Continue reading

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Sociological Reflections on the Neurosciences

The neurosciences are the new cutting edge in biomedicine, and this is the first book to take a sociological imagination to this field. The neurosciences are more than a collection of scientific practices – they offer up new ways of … Continue reading

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The social life of the brain: Neuroscience in society

Neuroscience is viewed by a range of actors and institutions as a powerful means of creating new knowledge about our selves and societies. This article documents the shifts in expertise and identities potentially being propelled by neuroscientific research. It details … Continue reading

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Understanding origins: contemporary views on the origin of life, mind, and society

The question of origins is inseparable from a web of hypotheses that both shape and explain us. Although origin invites examination, it always seems to elude our grasp. Notions have always been produced which seek to interpret the genesis of … Continue reading

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