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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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