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Social Sciences

Importance Of School

School is important because it is a tool to help prepare us for life. Not only can we learn the basic skills to read, write, and do arithmetic but we can learn about peoples, places, and nature....

Latest answer posted June 28, 2012 12:36 am UTC

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Difference Between Verbal And Nonverbal Communication

The other answers do a good job when it comes to verbal communication. So, I will focus on nonverbal communication. Nonverbal communication is communication between people through nonverbal or...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2015 12:52 pm UTC

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What are some examples of social behavior, and what is the definition of social behavior?

Social behaviors are believed to have originated because they benefitted the organisms who made use of them in their earliest forms, making those individuals more likely to survive and reproduce....

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020 3:59 pm UTC

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Why is business so important to a country's economy?

The obvious answer is businesses create products and services that people purchase, which creates jobs. Jobs are the source of income for workers who, in turn, spend their wages on products and...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2020 1:30 pm UTC

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Importance Of Social Science

The term social science is a catch all for so many subjects it is sort of like asking "why should we study life"? Learning about our own identity, history, culture, and how we relate to other...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2011 1:38 pm UTC

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In the essay "On the Rule of the Road," A.G. Gardiner says that some people are becoming "liberty drunk." How can a...

A.G. Gardiner defines the "rule of the road" in the following way: "It means that in order that the liberties of all may be preserved, the liberties of everybody must be curtailed." In other words,...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2017 2:25 pm UTC

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Explain why "social location" might be an important concept in sociology.

Social location is important because it acknowledges that all people in a society don't think alike or experience reality in the same way. Our perception of reality is shaped by a myriad of...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2018 5:40 pm UTC

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Explain the difference between direct and indirect democracy and cite examples of each. Do we need more or less...

Direct democracy is where the citizens vote directly in elections. Each citizen has one vote. This type of democracy is common is class elections and other small organizational meetings. Ancient...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019 8:10 pm UTC

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Can Money Buy Happiness Essay

Scientific evidence has shown us that in fact, money DOES buy happiness, but only to a certain point. A famous Princeton study (linked below) found that emotional wellbeing increases steadily with...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2016 8:34 pm UTC

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What are the causes and effects of modernization? Please give a somewhat detailed answer and examples.

In order to answer this, we must first understand what modernization is. Modernization, in social sciences terminology, is the process by which a country moves from having a traditional, agrarian,...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2013 2:28 am UTC

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What are the strengths and weaknesses of Marxism?

One strength of Marxism is its idealism. It works to expose injustice and fervently believes that all people should be treated with equality and dignity. It asserts that everyone should share...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2019 3:36 pm UTC

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How does family influence values and expectations?

Family is the foundation of society. With the breakdown of the family in recent decades, has come the breakdown of family values. The beliefs and ethics that were brought down from grandparents...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2011 8:59 am UTC

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What does Aguanile mean?  

The word aguanile originates in the West African Yoruba language. The nation of Cuba was heavily influenced by Western African religions and languages when colonists and settlers brought African...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019 5:03 pm UTC

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What are some manifest and latent functions of school education?

The greatest manifest function of a school education is to get an education. It is to acquire the skills needed in order to read and compute on a basic level in order to either join the workforce...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2020 10:44 pm UTC

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a) Negative environmental impacts of tourism. b) Positive socio-cultural impacts of tourism. Explain the...

There are both positive and negative effects of tourism. One positive effect is that jobs are created. Tourists bring money to the economy. Roads, airports, golf courses, shops, hotels and...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2010 1:20 am UTC

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What are micro-linguistics and macro-linguistics?

Linguistics can be categorized into micro-linguistics and macro-linguistics. Micro-linguistics is an in-depth view of language and its structure. Micro-linguistics does not focus on how a language...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2018 10:17 am UTC

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What is meant by the principle: "communication is inevitable, irreversible and unrepeatable"? Explain what is meant...

Talking about miscommunication or misunderstanding might be helpful here. The idea behind the quote, it seems to me, refers to an understanding of communication as a "transferrence of...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2012 7:48 pm UTC

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What are possible topics for a feature article?   I am to do an assignment at school which requires me to research...

Alternative energy is a hot button issue these days. The problem is that we depend too much on oil. This makes us reliant on countries that are unstable in regions of the world that are corrupt....

Latest answer posted July 25, 2011 6:32 am UTC

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What is the difference between a concept paper, a research proposal, and a research report?

The concept paper, the research proposal, and the research report are all parts of a formulated research project that culminates in a final research paper. The concept paper is the initial writing...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2019 5:57 pm UTC

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What are the disadvantages and advantages of sports (e.g., fame/overcompetitiveness)? Please list examples and a...

Sports can be good when it gets students who are sedentary moving around and exercising. It is good for the metabolism, heart rate, pulse and for keeping fit. When people eat a lot of high calorie...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2012 3:01 pm UTC

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of globalization?

Some advantages of globalization are as follows: It has helped to lift millions of people out of poverty in the developing world. This is because globalization works best in countries that are...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2020 6:47 pm UTC

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What are the similarities and differences between cultural relativism and ethnocentrism?

To answer this question, we need to start by defining both cultural relativism and ethnocentrism. Ethnocentrism is the belief that the set of values and beliefs to which you ascribe is superior to...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2020 3:16 pm UTC

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What is the difference between a society and a community?

The difference between a society and a community comes down to two main characteristics: size and interaction. A community and a society can be any size that you want. There isn't a "minimum"...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2015 6:06 pm UTC

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of liberalism and radicalism?

The answer to this depends on what you mean by radicalism and especially liberalism (which can have totally different meanings depending on the context). I will focus on the definition of...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2016 8:39 pm UTC

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Why should a person think before he acts? Why should a person think before he acts?

It is important to think through one’s courses of actions before acting. This is because there are often many ways of solving a given problem. Some solutions to a problem can be quite obvious....

Latest answer posted November 11, 2017 6:12 pm UTC

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What are the positives and negatives of laissez-faire capitalism?

Laissez-faire capitalism has been praised for its advantages and criticized for its disadvantages. Let's look at some commonly cited pros and cons of this system. Advantages: Laissez-faire...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2019 3:18 pm UTC

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Explain the 5 principles of democracy. 

Democracy is government by the people (direct) or by their elected representatives (indirect). Ancient Greece practiced the "direct" form while the US practices the "indirect" form. Democracy has...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2019 11:04 pm UTC

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How do parents influence children in life?

Parents influence their children in countless ways. First of all, they create the life and mix the genes. Children do inherit some traits from their parents. Then, parents create the environment...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2011 11:34 am UTC

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What differentiates sociology from other social sciences?

Sociology is the scientific study of human relationships, interaction, culture, and institutions. It, therefore, investigates the structures within societies and how people interact with these...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2017 5:17 pm UTC

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What are three advantages and disadvantages of totalitarianism?

Totalitarianism is a highly centralized form of dictatorship in which the government tries to control every aspect of a person's life, down to his or her thoughts; even people's private thinking...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2017 12:27 pm UTC

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Worldview Examples

A world view is just like it sounds- how a person looks at the world. We all have lenses through which we temper experiences. Two people can experience the same event, view the same object, smell...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2011 9:07 am UTC

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a teenager? What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a...

I think the teen years are extremely difficult for many people. You are trying to find your place in this world, you are discovering the harsh truths of this world, you are trying to understand...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2011 8:00 am UTC

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of development?    

The question does not identify if the term “development” is referring to the development of land, economy, or technology. Therefore, at least one advantage and disadvantage for each of the three...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2016 10:38 am UTC

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What are some examples of sociological concepts?

Something that came up quite a bit in my sociology course was the idea of individualism compared to collectivism. In essence, collectivists are concerned with the goals, problems, and successes of...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2019 7:39 pm UTC

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1)who is the most influential person in your own life? Explain   Be specific.

The most influential person in my life is my dad. My mom has influenced me too, but my dad has inspired me with his work ethic and caring for others. He has always been a hard worker, and wanted...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2011 9:46 am UTC

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How Can Clothes Tell A Lot About A Person?How Can Clothes Tell A Lot About A Person?

Clothes tell you what a person values and a little about personality. A person wearing a suit tells you something different than a person with shorts and a tank top. Color and style are...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2011 11:36 pm UTC

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Similarities Between Capitalism And Socialism

One similarity between capitalism and socialism is that both systems consider labor and capital to be the primary economic forces. Both capitalism and socialism agree that the world is composed of...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2016 2:39 pm UTC

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What is the difference between a problem statement and a purpose statement in social sciences research?

In all types of research the investigator has to be very clear as far as what is at stake, what is being investigated, and what is the reason for the investigation. Moreover, you also need to...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2014 6:41 pm UTC

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What is the function of a trade union?

A trade union is the central organizational unit upon which organized labor is based. Its role is to corral the financial and political resources of its members and sympathizers to create...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2019 4:39 pm UTC

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What are the postives and negatives of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism?

To be ethnocentric means to evaluate another group or culture solely by the standards of your own. The way your group acts is the only right way to behave, and your customs and beliefs are superior...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2017 12:09 pm UTC

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of interpersonal communication?

Interpersonal communication is the exchange of information between people. This is not just limited to verbal communication but instead includes body language and facial expressions as well as...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2019 6:30 pm UTC

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What were the Pros and Cons of the American Revolution? (in point form)

The American Revolution had many consequences. While most Americans would view the Revolution as a positive event, there were some downsides to it. The positives and negatives of the Revolution are...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2020 1:42 pm UTC

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Why does a supply curve slope upward?

The supply curve slopes upward due to the value of the commodity and the inherent profit a manufacturer or supplier would receive for supplying said product. The supply curve is bounded by quantity...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2019 4:47 pm UTC

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What are some examples of social structures?

Social structures are how societies are organized. One common example of a social structure is a patriarchy. In this kind of society, prevalent through much of the world, society is structured...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2019 1:30 am UTC

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Computer

Computers are here to stay, whether we like them or not. They are part of the juggernaut of the Industrial Revolution which began in England with textile making. This put many independent weavers...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2014 8:05 am UTC

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In "On the Rule Of the Road" by A. G. Gardiner, liberty is not a personal affair only, but a social contract. Explain...

Alfred George (A.G.) Gardiner was a British journalist and author. He was a prolific essayist and his style and subject matter easily qualified him to be categorized as what the English would call...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2017 2:31 am UTC

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Why is the production possibilities curve bowed out in shape?

The Production Possibilities Curve represents the choice society faces regarding whether to invest resources (inputs) into producing one kind of product or service or another. The reason that this...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2020 11:52 pm UTC

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Women's Role In Society Past And Present

The role of women is much different today than it was in the past. Today, women work outside the home much more (a single income household is simply too hard to support). Women also have more power...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2011 7:15 am UTC

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Can you discuss the three major economic theories (laissez-faire, Keynesian economics, monetarism) that have...

Laissez-faire economics, Keynesian economics and monetarism are all economic theories that envision very different visions as to how government should interact with a national economy. The oldest...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2020 10:14 pm UTC

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Explain what cultural relativism is and what its importance is when studying another culture. 

In a nutshell, cultural relativism is understanding a culture other than your own objectively, without laying the rules of your own culture into your understanding. I would argue that empathy—the...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2020 10:51 am UTC

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