Tag: sociology

Marmots Don’t Benefit from Being Social, But What About Humans?

Can being too social actually negatively impact your health? It can if you’re a marmot, according to new data from researchers at UCLA (“Can being too social take years off your life? Yes, biologists report, if you’re a marmot,” 2018). Recently, a team of biologists set out to determine exactly how the social behaviors of …

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Salem Honors 300+ Years Since Witch Hangings and Mass Hysteria

In July, the city of Salem, Massachusetts, held a ceremony to honor those who were killed during the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692. A memorial was opened to commemorate the people who were convicted, and it stands at the assumed site of the witch hangings. July marked the 325th anniversary of the tragedy, which …

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religion, society, science, sociology

Researchers: Our ‘Vengeful Gods’ May Have Helped Society Expand Over Time

Whether or not you believe in a god, evidence shows that our ancestors did in the past. Furthermore, it may have fueled their fears and assisted with the expansion of society. A new study published in Nature shows that religiosity might have contributed to greater cooperation and collaboration, despite geographic separation between groups of people. “Our results …

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Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love by Myron Uhlberg [book review]

Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love by Myron Uhlberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary Hands of My Father was an interesting memoir about Uhlberg’s youth. He was a boy growing up after the depression, during times of war, and most uniquely, was born to …

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