Questions tagged [sociology]

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How can we realize when a sociological question is impossible to answer?

In my language there is a famous common sense statement which tells the populations are swinging back and forth from one extreme to the other. The idea behind is that, at a sociological level, the ...
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Empirical proof for social network models

I've recently encountered the domain of social network modelling while reading the papers on models of strategic voting (unpublished), opinion dynamics and influence spread. All of these papers ...
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Easy-to-use simulations of human behavior

I'm interested in simulations of human behavior. Nicky Case has done some really good ones: https://ncase.me/trust/ - A simulation of repeated prisoner's dilemma under different scenarios, showing ...
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Are there cultures in which leadership/hierarchy does not exist?

Unproven statement: Human cultures depend on the concept of leadership/hierarchy. All the cultures I've seen until now depend on this concept. But I may be mistaked: It might be possible that my ...
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Does denying climate change work similar to believing the earth is flat?

I have a vague idea how believing in a flat earth may work. (Not enough to write it down) But it still irritates me that an appreciable fraction of the general population in the US deny that climate ...