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Social Sciences

Importance Of School

School, as America recognizes it, is important in creating a literate and productive society. Empowering the populace with the ability to read and providing them with core knowledge in various...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2020 10:57 am 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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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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Difference Between Verbal And Nonverbal Communication

Verbal communication relies on the use of words, written and unwritten, to convey a message. Verbal messages are conveyed in a linear fashion, with a clear beginning and end, based on sentence...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2020 11:26 am UTC

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Social Sciences

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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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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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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Social Sciences

Importance Of Social Science

In order to understand the importance of social science, we must first examine what social sciences actually is and what is its purpose. Social science is essentially the study of human society: it...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2020 3:24 pm UTC

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

Technology is a major driving force behind the process of modernization. As a result of rapid developments in technology, society has become more complex, less monolithic, with differentiated...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2020 1:24 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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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 hold very different visions as to how government should interact with a national economy. The oldest of...

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

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Types Of Communication Context

Interpersonal communication Interpersonal communication is the communication between two or more people and presents the exchange between information, thoughts, ideas, and emotions. There are...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2020 11:36 am 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 are micro-linguistics and macro-linguistics?

Macro-linguistics and micro-linguistics are both fields of study of linguistics that focus on language and its form and meaning and the changes that occur to that form and meaning due to other...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2020 10:29 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 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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How does family influence values and expectations?

Each child is born into a family with a unique culture. How many people live in the home, the holidays they celebrate, how they spend their free time, their beliefs about education, and numerous...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2020 6:57 pm 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 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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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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What are the advantages and disadvantages of interpersonal communication?

Interpersonal communication makes the world go round. Every conversation, every text message, and every email that we send is an example of interpersonal communication. Interpersonal communication...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020 10:47 am UTC

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

Generally speaking, laissez-faire capitalism is the name given to the economic system that prevailed in the United States and Western Europe in the mid nineteenth century, though certain of its...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2021 10:58 am 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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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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Explain the quote- "That government is best which governs least." What does it mean? What was the government like...

The quote that you are asking about comes from Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience. The main thrust of the quote is the idea that government should not intervene in the lives of its citizens...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2014 5:40 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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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What is the difference between a problem statement and a purpose statement in social sciences research?

A “purpose statement” follows logically from a “problem statement.” Without the former, the latter would serve little or no purpose in the context of an academic exercise intended to display a...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2021 3:56 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 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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Reasons Why Doctors Are More Important

Doctors work to improve and preserve life, whilst teachers teach us the skills to function in life and hopefully educate and improve future generations. Without teachers a doctor would not have...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2010 6:45 am 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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Describe how you feel about helping others!Pick 3 words that best describe helping others and seeing what they go...

My feelings would change depending on the circumstances surrounding the help I am giving. Helping someone to move furniture from one house to another raises gratitude that it's not me doing the...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2012 6:49 pm 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's the difference between social policy and public policy?

There are different ways to look and answer this question. Roughly speaking, public policy is what the government does when it affects people, whether ill or positive. Social policy usually means...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2010 7:20 am UTC

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What is the importance of group social work?  

Group social work is the process through which a social worker guides people in a group so that they can learn to relate to others more constructively and experience personal and communal growth....

Latest answer posted July 3, 2017 12:35 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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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 is a conclusion regarding transportation in India?

Any country with over one billion people--and, there is only one other, China--is going to have a major challenge in constructing and maintaining the infrastructure needed for the levels of...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2017 2:48 am UTC

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Social Sciences

Travel Is Fun And Broadens The Mind

Travel broadens minds that are open; it may only confirm the prejudices of those with closed minds. However, if one travels with the idea of being receptive to new ideas, new people, new...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2012 10:59 am UTC

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How did people communicate with one another in the 1800s?

If you are speaking of technology, people used letters as the main mode of communication because other kinds were very expensive. Letters were slow, but the pony express made things faster....

Latest answer posted June 27, 2011 10:27 am UTC

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Why does a supply curve slope upward?

Supply curves are traditionally shown on a graph as sloping upwards from left to right. There are a number of reasons for this. First and foremost, there is the profit motive. An increase in demand...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2021 11:07 am UTC

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What is the estate system?

The estate system is a form of social hierarchy in which a peasant or serf must work a piece of land owned by the noble class. In return, a noble would provide protection or any other agreed...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2018 6:17 pm UTC

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Can you offer advice as to how to answer "Please tell us more about your cultural background and identity." I'm a...

This question sounds like it is really asking, "What makes you, YOU?" It wants you to answer this question using information about your cultural background to explain how culture makes you who you...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2014 2:52 am UTC

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