Developing methods and doing research about youth trends
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Self-esteem research, arguably the largest field of research in the history of social science, has devoted much of its efforts to the idea that self-esteem causes a broad range of behavioral and social problems, but has failed to produce strong, consistent evidence for most claims. However, this research has conceptual and methodological problems,...
Individualization remains the most prominent theoretical explanation for the shifts in European demographic trends since the 1960s, including decreasing marriage and fertility rates and increasing divorce rates. Demographic theorists suggest that a shift from traditional to individualized values, such as autonomy and self-realization, has been driv...
Much research has demonstrated that human behavior can never be fully accounted for by deliberate rationality, as much of what happens in the human mind occurs outside of our awareness and beyond conscious control. Contemporary dual-process theories attempt to detail this duality of the human mind by distinguishing between two fundamentally differe...
This study adds to research on digital interactions by exploring the role of emoji use patterns in online dating among young adults. Focus group data suggest emojis play a similar role as non-verbal behaviors do in an offline context, where coordination is used to ascertain mutual interest. The data shows how the degree of synchronization in emoji...
The expanding gaming industry now includes a large group of consumers who watch others play games. On Twitch.tv – the leading platform for gameplay streaming – influencers livestream themselves playing games while viewers watch and interact with them. Previous research suggests that social interaction may be critical for a successful stream but has...
In both policy-making and academia, the realisation is growing that transitions striving for sustainability have to be just to be socially accepted. This insight has given rise to institutionalised approaches to a “just transition” – but also beyond these, justice is a key challenge in the governance of sustainability transitions. In this paper, we...
This book explores cognitive sociology as an area of inquiry focused on culture, cognition, and the social dimensions of human thought. Highlighting differing traditions, from cultural sociological perspectives focused on emphasizing group differences in categorical knowledge to neuropsychology-influenced integrative perspectives analyzing the mech...
A growing number of sociologists are now joining the interdisciplinary study of culture-cognition interaction, but broader engagement has been prevented by the vastly different vocabularies of cognitive and cultural theories, which creates an illusion of mutual incompatibility and irrelevance. The concept of ‘Cultural schemas’ can provide a concept...
This chapter briefly covers the history of culture and cognition-research in broad strokes to illustrate how we ended up in a situation where 'cognition' is a foreign term to culture researchers (as is 'culture' to many cognitive scientists). It describes the separate developments of cognitive science and cultural studies, and the subsequent develo...
Self-esteem research has been in ‘‘crisis’’ during the last decade, due to the lack of strong, consistent correlations between self-esteem and behavioral outcomes. Some researchers have interpreted this as indicating that self-esteem is inconsequential in many important areas of life. However, the model of direct causality used in correlational res...
European marriage rates have been steadily declining since the 1960's, a part of the second demographic transition largely attributed to the individualization of values. In 1998, Swedish marriage rates reversed into an incline, surpassing the European average in 2004. This reverse is particularly interesting as Sweden has been an international fore...
In this thesis I reframe theories of love-relationships in late modernity (by Anthony Giddens, Zygmunt Bauman and Ulrich Beck & Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim) in relation to a general framework of discursive theory (inspired by Michel Foucault). I suggest that current developments and contradictions in the field of love-relationships with advantage can...
Is there any research on what's often called 'scambaiting,' when content creators make entertainment content, for example on Youtube or Twitch, by stringing scammers along?
What is your no1 reference for the contributions of qualitative research? Lots of practical method texts out there, and a fair amount of philosophy of science, but are there any good and clear sources on the purpose of doing qualitative research? Books, papers, blog posts, or your own take are all welcome. Ideally in in an accessible form that would make sense to for example natural scientists.
I'm about to draft a specific approach to focus groups and am curious about what you would consider important reading on focus group methodology, such as contemporary debates, good method texts, or discussions of pros and cons of focus groups or different approaches to them.
What shouldn't I miss reading up on?
Esports are getting more attention from researchers, but are there yet any studies on the organization of teams and their practices in professional esports? In the games where the stakes are highest, teams are highly professionalized and employs coaches and managers, but what is known about how collaborative learning and organization is encouraged, for example in practice sessions?
Theoretical dissertations are uncommon in sociology, and tend to be in monographs form. Is anyone aware of any good examples of article-based theoretical dissertations, in Sociology or related disciplines (e.g. psychology, anthropology, political science, perhaps economics or philosophy?). Any suggestions are helpful, thanks!
I am interested in the extent to which IAT-tests can be used to measure "extrapersonal knowledge" (i.e. culture), something which is often considered a bias in psychological research but could prove useful to sociologists and anthropologists.
I am interested in for example reviews, causality, comorbidity and social/psychological factors. Anything to get some insight in state of the art research and important literature!
I am not a depression researcher, but I came across the notion of 'situational depression' assumed to be tied to specific stressful or traumatic events. This idea seems to imply that other forms, or causes, of depression are 'non-situational' and thus fundamentally different. But is there any good reason to make such a distinction?