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Artist: Kieran Healy (based on XKCD original)
Thinks sociology is common sense reasoning.  Fails first test on sociological imagination.

Misc: Sociology

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Cognitive Dissonance  "Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong.  When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted.  It creates a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance.  And becaust it is so important to protect the core belief they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with that core belief."  ~ via The Middle Minds Journal
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Being Defensive: How Psychotherapy Sees You

Misc: Psychology

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The longest bull market in history began shortly after Obama entered office and continued well into Trump’s presidency. Investors welcomed Trump’s corporate tax cuts in 2017, and although the trade war with China put them on edge, stocks enjoyed a record-breaking run all the way up to 2020. At the start of the pandemic in 2020, the S&P 500 plunged 34% in about a month, before recovering later in the summer. As of October 28, the index was up 44% in Trump’s presidency, overall... Source: CNN
The widest measure of economic activity — gross domestic product — measures the value of the goods and services produced in the country. It typically grows between 2% to 3% per year after adjusting for inflation. Trump’s first three years were all within that range, but 2020 saw a deep decline. We don’t have a full year of data yet, but the second quarter was the worst in records going back to 1947. Third-quarter data, which was released on Thursday, showed a partial recovery. Many economists
The federal government’s debt burden hasn’t been this high relative to the size of the economy since World War II, but it didn’t get there during Trump’s presidency alone. The debt grew under Reagan, who ushered in massive tax cuts, and it surged under Obama, who used federal stimulus funds to aid the economy during the Great Recession. At the time Trump took office, the debt totaled around 76% of GDP.... Source: CNN

Misc: Economics

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"If you're not an expert but you think you've destroyed the entire foundation of a vast scientific edifice with 10 minutes of Googling, you might want to consider the possibility that you could be wrong." ~ @GidMK
"Hey I know we have dedicated our whole lives to this, but this guy's comment on Facebook raises some interesting questions."  Artist: M. Reuter

Misc: Science & Academia

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BELIEFS - spiritual - moral - social - intellectual - economic - political VALUES - Values are global, abstract principles that serve as guiding principles in people's lives (e.g., freedom, honesty, equality, beauty, harmony, competitiveness, happiness, order and wisdom). ATTITUDES - Three components: 1) Cognitive (what we believe); 2) Affective (our feelings); 3) Behavioral (learned associations)... Source: Mohan Kumar
"Postmodernity is said to be a culture of fragmentary sensations, eclectic nostalgia, disposable simulacra, and promiscuous superficiality, in which the traditionally valued qualities of depth, coherence, meaning, originality, and authenticity are evacuated or dissolved amid the random swirl of empty signals." ~ Jean Baudrillard
Social murder is a term coined by Friedrich Engels in 1845 and used to describe murder committed by the political and social elite where they knowingly permit conditions to exist where the poorest and most vulnerable in society are deprived of the necessities of life and are placed in a position in which they cannot reasonably be expected to live and will inevitably meet an early and unnatural death.

Misc: Social Theory

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Source: Gallup World Poll / OECD
Source: United Nations World Happiness Report, 2013
Source: World Happiness Report

Misc: Happiness

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"Trauma in a person, decontextualized over time, looks like personality. Trauma in a family, decontextualized over time, looks like family traits. Trauma in a people, decontextualized over time, looks like culture." ~ Resmaa Menakem
"Those who fall outside the norm deserve to live in this world without fear, to love and to exist, and to seek to create a world more equitable and free of violence."  ~ Judith Butler
"Don't Kill Me for Not Being Like You"  Created by artist Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d), "I’m Not a Joke" (No Soy Tu Chiste) is a campaign spreading awareness for the LGBTI community through art and design. The campaign is a reaction to the recent violent acts against the LGBTI community in Venezuela.

Misc: Violence

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Source: Pew Research Center
Source: Pew Research Center
"Glocalisation: when 'global' or 'local' just won't do"    [click on this image to find a short clip which takes the functionalist view that the global society is becoming increasingly interdependent]

Misc: Globalization

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Desire (Stoic Acceptance) - derived from Physics - Virtues: Courage, Temperance - "Don't hope that the events will turn out the way you want, welcome events in whichever way they happen: this is the path to peace." (Epictetus, Enchiridion, 8) Action (Stoic Philanthropy) - derived from Ethics - Virtue: Justice - "Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them." (Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, VIII, 59) Assent (Stoic Mindfulness) - derived from Logic - Virtue: (Practic
Kantian Philosophy (Immanuel Kant, Germany, 1724-1804) - Deontological (from Greek for duty); non-consequentialist - Says: do it because it is the right thing to do, on principle. - People are ends in themselves, must not be treated as means to ends, 'respect for persons' - Motives are what counts, having a 'good will,' a sense of duty, makes an action right. - Linked to Natural Law (Thomas Locke, 1632-1714); precursor to 'universal human rights'...

Misc: Ethics & Morality

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Princeton psychologists recently showed that certain faces, even when expressionless, strike people as trustworthy or untrustworthy. Features like the shape of the eyebrow are part of an unconscious language of trust that powerfully affects human interaction. According to recent work by Nikolaas Oosterhof and Alexander Todorov of Princeton's psychology department, we form our first opinions of someone's trustworthiness through a quick physiognomic snapshot...
Source: PRRI / MTV 2017 National Youth Survey

Misc: Stereotypes & Prejudice

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Paul Sr.: Anthropology is a means of reproducting the "Orient" for the Western observer!" (see Said 1979)  Paul Jr.: There is still valuable knowledge to be gleaned from classic ethnographies and our encounters with those encounters (Jackson 2017)
"There is really no such thing as the 'voiceless.' There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard."  ~ Arundhati Roy
"All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."

Misc: Power

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It's #BeerDay which is a great excuse to post pics of the ~ 12,000-year-old site of Gobekli Tepe, which features some of the oldest (possible) evidence of beer drinking. ~ @AntiquityJ We didn't manage to get a powered aircraft off the ground until the 20th century, but beer? We had that nailed 12,000 years ago. @jens2go ~ @JazzShaw
Source: Pew Research Center

Misc: Technology

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The "Dark" Ages were only dark if Western Europe is the center of the known universe.  [follow this link to find a short video and analysis contemplating a Western centered perspective on global charity: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2013/02/saving-the-savior-africa-for-norway.html]
On ethnocentrism and othering
Two Versions of India: "In World - India was discovered by Vasco-de-gama" vs. "In India - Vasco-de-gama discovered the sea-route to India."

Misc: Ethnocentrism

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