Questions related to Social Behavior
What are the most influential ontologies or taxonomies in the behavioral/social sciences? How did they make a difference? What does it mean to be an influential ontology or taxonomy? Citations? Use? Saved lives?
Due to the highly interactive nature of video games, the function of feedback in video games should be very important, but in papers based on the general learning model (Anderson & Bushman, 2002), the general aggression model (Buckley & Anderson, 2006), or the other models that discuss the influence of video games on social behavioral outcomes, it seems straightforward to equate "the game contains violent content" with "the game positively feeds back violent content" (similarly for prosocial content), e.g. measuring post-game cognitive and behavioral changes after playing a game containing violent behavior for a short period of time, e.g. asking subjects to what extent the game they often play contains violent behavior and examining its relationship with other variables through structural equations.
Searching for "video games" plus "feedback" in WoS, etc., there are not many studies from the psychological perspective, most of the focus has been on the function of feedback in video games cognitive training. There is one study (Carnagey & Anderson, 2005) mentioned the role of reward and punishment in post-game aggressive behavior, little research have discussed this issue. I'm very curious if I'm missing something in this, shouldn't the function of feedback in video games be critical?
I'm currently studying the effect of optogenetic stimulation on social behaviors using the mouse model of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In one of my experiments, I conducted the three-chamber test in two sessions, before and after the optogenetic stimulation. The social memory (or social novelty preference) test, which is the second phase of the three-chamber test, consisted of a novel mouse on one side and a familiar mouse that has been exposed to the subject earlier on the other side, as established by previous protocols.
In the first session (before the optogenetic stimulation), the subject mice couldn't distinguish between the familiar and novel mouse, which was demonstrated by similar time spent in interaction with each mouse. However, in the second session (after the optogenetic stimulation), the subject mice spent significantly more time interacting with the familiar mouse rather than the novel mouse (The target mice pair was replaced by a new pair in the second session). This result was quite unexpected and confusing since it is well known that mice generally seek novelty by natural instinct, which is exhibited by exploration time. But anyway, I still interpreted this finding as a positive improvement of the social memory, because after the stimulation, the subjects can now at least distinguish between familiar and novel targets.
Currently, I'm trying to search for some references that reported similar results of social attraction towards the familiar mouse, or any other alternative explanation based on the natural behaviors of mice, but haven't found any. Can anyone provide suggestions or recommend references with relevant findings? Is my interpretation correct?
Thanks in advance.
Sensitizations act as more of a publicity/ad for companies, government and other bodies. They make use of it through a hidden motivation; the companies name or the "welfare of the people" from the state. Sensitization involves targeting a group of a population and giving specific access to knowledge which is thought to perpetuate. But it doesn't!
The memory policies constitute an interesting scope of analysis when we are investigating individual and collective memory. Different government regimes, authoritarian or not (sometimes even in democracies), have for decades been reinforcing or even building memories aligned with their ideological goals. However, due to the panoply of approaches in the scope of social memory, which authors are essential in an investigation about the relationship between memory policies and individual and collective memory?
When I see government responses to crises such as the corona virus, I see a non-systematic response that in the end is more painful for the economy and society.
Other things being equal, If governments took proactive responsibility and had a policy of given every citizen a minimum income per months for three months to cover at least rent and basic needs so they stay home at the beginning of the outbreak when people are healthy, they would save money as the number of sick people and therefore, the healthcare cost would be minimal. Proactive responsibility brings social, economic and environmental stability increasing the sustainability of the system during the crisis.
But governments seems to love reactive responsibility causing unnecessary economic and social pain as more people get sick trying to make a living during the crisis and the health care cost goes to the maximum. This is happening all over the world right now.
Which leads to the theoretical question from the sustainability angle, Is Corona virus response a classic case of lack of proactive government responsibility? I think yes, what do you think?
I am doing a behavioral experiment with zebrafish where I only need to mark a focal individual for 20 minutes. I need Ethovision to detect the particular fish, and in my experience, it is not very accurate without a mark. I have been looking in the literature, but I have only found marks that last a couple of days. I can´t dye the focal fish because I am testing social behavior, and I don´t want to use an invasive method because of the question we are testing. I was thinking of painting a little spot with non-toxic nail polish in the back of the fish, but I am concerned about the chemical implications because I haven't found someone that has done it before. Thank you!
We need to analysis social network of multiple individuals. Such like record contacting time between multiple individuals(5-10 mice group) to find out the most popular one (social centrality or spending most time with) in a open field. Besides, we also need to differentiate aggression, random contact, and friendly contact. Some of my friend suggest me to use "DeepLabCut", but I am not sure if anyone has a better suggestion to achieve what I need. I am kind of software-challenged person. So if you guys have a easy user manual or toolkit, please share with me. Thank you!
What is your role as a researcher in this crisis Corona Corvide 19? Your role could be, educating the community around you, the family and surrounding areas, scientific research, scientific studies, vaccine tests, treatment testing, preparing therapeutic chemicals, psychological studies, and social behavior studies.
I am looking for a scale that measuring purpose of using social media among adolescents' and/or whether social media helps adolescents to participate on social behaviors that benefit other people.
We are proposing a projected titled ``Framework for the mitigation of the spread of rumors in Online social networks.'' the main objective of the project is the proposal of a frame work that is able to mitigate the propagation of rumors in online social networks.The project requires several discipline from different field in computer science, where different compounds of project are illustrated in the proposed figure and listed as follows:
Data collection: As in any problem that deals with data mining, machine learning, or artificial intelligent, the data is the primary resource the investigate any problem. Thus, this step is one the first and significant steps in framework. The main objective is to develop method and algorithm to extract data from online social networks. Then, it requires structuring these data in order the facilitate their storage and exploitation.
Rumor detection: This step has the objective to detect rumors that are spreading in OSNs. In order to accomplish this task four steps as distinguishable, which are: Rumor classification, Rumor tracking, Stance Classification, and Veracity classification.
Study and analysis of rumor propagation process main objective is to study the dynamic propagation process of rumors in online social networks. this component highlights the the influence or the impact of different factors on the propagation of the rumors. These factors could be related the human factors such as: human individuals and social behaviors, or factors inherent to the networks structure.
Rumor influence minimization compounds aims to stop the propagation of rumors in online social networks.
If you have interested this project, I sincerely invite you to follow it: https://www.researchgate.net/project/Framework-for-the-mitigation-of-the-spread-of-rumors-in-Online-social-networks.
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i am searching for some research paper in favour of this topic and some against this topic to prove my point ethically.
I am working on a toolkit of social protection (SP) policies and programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean, and I am interested in knowing more about SP tools that have proved effective to protect individuals, families, and communities from the consequences of natural disasters (such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, etc.), especially in a developing country context. Thanks.
Please take into consideration some thoughts about your interesting paper.
The bibliography and the references are not enough for a complex ecoomic case like the greek one.
Maybe you should take into mind the culture of the greeks and some unique phenomena related to social behaviour. For example after 8 years of austerity, greeks have one of the best ratios of owing an iPhone smartphone in Europe, no matter the economic poverty.
By the way, a study to our work about tax behaviour in the case of Greece, will be useful for your paper.
In addition, if European Union is wrong about the commands in economic greek policy, you should offer a new alternative proposal.
If you relate the economic problem in Greece with the ones of greek society, I think you will have a better view about Greek economy and the future prospects.
Finally, I'd like to congratulate you for your interest about the greek economic case that certainly will change the concept of economic handbooks in the near future.
Hi, I am a student whose project is about social behavior. I want to know if there is any test can be used to meausre social interactions with peers in adolescents. The test is good to be a game that can be used in computer. Thanks.
I want to know about day to day behavioural changes in adolescents due to technological advancements.
any help is much appreciated.
During social behavior experiments, I need to measure the velocity of moving mice and their Reaction time between visual light cue (sensory stimulus) and movement of mice (subsequent behavior response). So, I ask about method to measure and analysis these values.
Suppose I allow a group of small animals (say ants, insects or fish) to explore a given area in a lab setting. I have recorded them and I can identify them individually in the group. Is there a way in which I can infer association patterns among group members (I am interested in social behaviors) and how much will that make sense? Or should I change my methods or something else (other than association patterns) can be inferred from such data.
I'm currently analyzing data from a study performed this last summer. Fish were assigned to one of 20 "shoals", and assessed for social behavior in an arena (both associative and directional aggressive). The shoals were size matched so that each member of each shoal (6 fish per shoal) were close in size. From that data, I extracted a few basic social network metrics, including weighted degree. The goal was to relate weighted degree to vulnerability to angling capture (we later stocked the fish into a pond and fished them), however I found that shoals consisting of larger individuals were "tighter" (higher density), such that the weighted degree of larger fish was also higher. This seems problematic, since the sociability of the fish can be influenced by the social behavior of the fish around them
If I wanted to normalize the data so that comparisons between individuals in different shoals could be made, how would I go about doing this? I thought about dividing the weighted degree of each fish by the average degree of the shoal, and also about simply dividing each fish's weighted degree by its length (size, not path length). Alternatively, I could do no normalization at all. What is the best approach here?
What is the impact of National Anthems (lyrics and music tonality, measure) upon population?
Does the violence invoked in lyrics have any impact upon population; a positive or negative impact?
May the National Anthems be responsible for the increased aggressive behavior and violence among populations ?
Does the tonality of melody have any impact? What about the rhythm, does it have any influence?
In the paper “National Anthems and Suicide Rates” by David Lester of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and John. F. Gunn III of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, published in Psychological Reports, 2011,108,1,43-44. DOI 10.2466/12.PR0.108.1.43-44, ISSN 0033-2941 the summary mentions:
“In a sample of 18 European nations, suicide rates were positively associated with the proportion of low notes in the national anthems and, albeit less strongly, with students' ratings of how gloomy and how sad the anthems sounded, supporting a hypothesis proposed by Rihmer.”
Do you know of any countries that consider to change their National Anthem for any reasons, especially due to the invoked violence and/or the mood it creates?
As it is known in the neurolinguistics (Neurolinguistic Programing), the texts as well as certain sounds have a profound impact upon people's mind.
As an other example, I'll mention the anthems of France, United States of America (USA) and Romania , texts that contain blood, bombs, revenge, (perhaps discrimination as we find in the Romanian anthem).
Can anybody add to this study, reference, studies, and opinions please? All discussions will help a great deal.
Adrian Toader-Williams, PhD
There are many definitions of model-based sciences, which have a different philosophical meaning. This is due to the fact that the signification of the term ‘model’ is ambiguous: some of these theories may be based only on one kind of models and are unable to integrate in their field the other ones. I will give here two examples of model-based theories, but you can find many other ones.
The semantic theory of models, more recently called a ‘model-based’ view of science attacked the empirical explanatory models, which dominated the philosophy of science before the 1960’s, and promoted formal explanatory models during the following decade. Even if various versions of this approach differ (Patrick Suppes, Frederick Suppe, Bas van Fraassen, etc.), it continues to be developed nowadays. In this approach models, as abstract representations of some portion of the world which are different from empirical laws, are the central element of scientific knowledge. For 21st century researcher, computer modelling will permit the statement, manipulation, and evaluation of more and more complex theoretical models, as Thomas Burch (2017) said. But how in this case identify the relations between the theoretical model and the empirical observations, and test the fit of a simulation model? There is a real danger to construct theoretical models without any relationship with observed data and no way to verify this relationship.
The mechanistic view, which had been mainly developed for biological sciences during the 1990’s, is also considered as a model-based science. Again various versions of this approach differ (William Bechtel, Carl Carver, Stuart Glennan, etc.), but its development nowadays is increasing not only for biological sciences but for social sciences. A more recent version of this view is given by Robert Franck (2002) as the functional-mechanistic approach. As the semantic view the mechanistic theory of models rejects the empirical explanatory approach, and may appear as similar. But, while for the semantic approach a theory is a formal system empty of any empirical content, the mechanistic one infers, from the sustained observation of some property of nature, its functional structure –in classical terms the axiom, form, principle or law- which rules the process generating this property, and without which this property could not come about as it does. By focusing on the mechanism, generating a social property, the functional structure is treated independently of the causal structure, and may be generalized. We used this approach, with other researchers, in a recent paper on model-based demography (2017).
Under this question, I would like to discuss here the different model-based theories, their main aims, and the use of the term model.
Burch T. (2017). Model-based demography. Springer.
Courgeau D., Bijak J., Franck T., Silverman E. (2017). Model-based demography: towards a research agenda. In Agent-based modelling in Population Studies, Grow A., van Bavel J. eds., Springer.
Franck R. ed. (2001). The explanatory power of models. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Mäki U. (2001). Models: philosophical aspects. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Smelser N.J., Baltes P.B. eds., Elsevier Ltd.
sometimes greed is considered a good thing as it promotes economy but on another hand it has negative effects on economy as well. if we call a person greedy, he/she feels bad. how can we justify its negative as well as positive effects on social behavior
does anyone know where I could get this questionnaire ?
I found that several studies using this questionnaire to evaluate symptoms severity of children with autism.
But I can't find it.
Is there a free access or may I purchase it somewhere ?
Thanks in advancce for your help !
My question is raised in research in psychology but may apply to other subjects in social sciences. The study is about the influence of a social cognitive capacity (SocCog) on a social behavior (SocBeh). The SocCog is known to be present in children, but it influences the SocBeh only in some contexts, and I would like to present this graphically (or in whatever way understandable) with PPT.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you all.
I want to do a circuit study on social behavior test. I will use inhibitory DREADD to investigate the role of specific brain regions in this particular behavior. I wish to inject the CNO intraperitoneal to inhibit this brain circuit before the experiment. Could you tell me when should I inject the CNO in mice? before which time should I inject the CNO? before 10 or 20 min?
Hello everyone, I am gathering information about social and behavioral traits in several species of mammals, and I am experiencing trouble to find a clear definition of Myotis lucifugus social group size. Of course, these small bats are quite social, and live in large groups, but unlike with other highly social species, I could not find any information at all about average numbers. I am not an expert in their ecology, so could anyone bring some light on this?
Thank you all!
I would like to keep my animals group-housed after they have been implanted with a microdrive array for electrophysiological recording. So far, we started singly-housing them right after the surgery to exclude the risk of other animals chewing on the implant. However, as we are investigating social behaviour, group-housing would be desirable. Does anyone have experience with group-housing them after implantation, for example in customized cages?
I'm in the planning stage of a study looking at captive grey wolf social behaviour and was wondering about the best video equipment for continual recording would be. It's all occurrence sampling so 3 different cameras would be set up across the habitat to give the best view of the whole area. They need to be able to record continually for an hour at a time, which is where most trail cams fall short
Videos have become a popular instrument of communication between members of several web communities. These videos have an associated usage statistics of number of shares, views, and likes.
Can we acquire this (share,view,likes) statistics to discover patterns in social behavior within that web community.
Finally, can we study the correlation between video features (genre, etc.) and previously learnt community behavior to predict the influence of a video within a given web social network?
From the perceptions here in Brazil, this questioning aims to know your opinion on the subject, in other countries.
Even in elementary school, we no longer have disciplines focused on ethical, moral and even civic values. Few schools, including the military, teach this or sing the national anthem before daily activities, which means that many young people do not even know the national symbols and the lyrics of the anthem!
Therefore, I appreciate the contributions, as much about this as in other countries, such as your understanding of the subject.
Thank you all!
Dear friends: This obedience is not only in a small society like family, but also observed at the university level, as well. I'd like to request you all members of RG, especially, those experts in social behavior, to give some resolving ideas on this critical issue. THANKS.
I am working on measuring risk taking ability as a personality trait. Looking for scales to measure risk taking ability. Have zeroed on 30 item DOSPERT scale. Suggestions needed for shorter version of DOSPERT. Even unpublished ones would work for me.
Alternatively, any suggestions for reliable and valid scales to measure risk taking ability please.
Shall be glad if anyone could help me out.
I'm wondering if food associated calls have been found to increase the rate of foraging or successful foraging behaviour of other individuals, particularly in primate species
development is a basic need for our society. when we notify the projects in certain areas, why certain sections of our society are against these. why? many development projects have been started but due to certain protests they have not been notified.
I'm looking something simillar to this:http://shura.shu.ac.uk/30/1/fulltext.pdf
in case the link doesnt work. Thats Feona Attwood's(2005) piece-What do people do with porn? qualitative research into the
consumption, use and experience of pornography and
other sexually explicit media.-
I'm aware of the Porn studies journal but it doesnt seem to have anything simillar..
- am trying to conduct a primary research on the impact of social interaction/isolation on the increase rise in the development and advancement of dementia but I need supporting articles and suggestions on the best research methods and approach to utilize.
I am looking into the benefits and effectiveness of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) for children with ASD for my 4th year Speech Pathology research review. I have started some preliminary review of literature and have found there to be some great gains on communication and social behaviour. I am wondering what other researchers on this topic or Speech Pathologists view points are to this approach? Has anyone seen this delivered in practice?
I would be interested in instruments able to asses empathy and prosociality in an specific time and sensible to changes after a short activity or intervention.
Thank you very much.
I am working on research about trust in people. I am looking for some social variables that could predict trust beside personal factors that I've used (personality and perceived risk). Any suggestions will be very helpful!
The M-Pesa model demonstrates the beneficial impacts to society (government, firms and households) through reduced costs for financial intermediation, improved efficiencies in service delivery to the bottom of the pyramid, the productivity implications, the security benefits of going cashless, efficiencies in tax collection and the facilitation in spurring related innovations.
Despite the overwhelming success in Kenya, similar successes has not been translated in other overseas jurisdictions. What are the barriers to successful diffusion in other jurisdictions ? Is the lack of success due to the resistance of the incumbent banking sector, the conservatism of the regulators, the different local cultures, the density / ubiquity of the smart phone penetration ?
One indicator to describe social relationships is the rate of association (distance of one elephant length between the dyad partners). I would like to define a kind of cut-off association rate below which the relationship is weak and above which the relationship is strong. I thought of using a log survivor plot, but I'm not sure if this is suitable in this case.
Thanks a lot!
Recently, I engaged in a conversation with a professor who concluded that intrinsic rewards differ from internal rewards. Moreover, he suggested that extrinsic rewards differ from external rewards. What are the differences (if any)?
Please include references.
Can anyone provide me the methods of financial and economic quantitative methods (ratios) or (factors) to measure social responsibility or social behavior?
It is an aspect I am looking at for my Honors project, but it seems nobody ever looked at the influence of loud music on social behavior. Plenty has been researched on how different aspects of music (tempo, loudness, genre etc) effects shoppers, increase/decrease sales, makes you drink more, but I cannot find anything related to influencing the social behavior in public spaces (bars and pubs).
We have recently seen a lot of down-votings in some threads. We also saw different kinds of reactions on this phenomenon. I would like to ask a question about these reactions.
First I assume that there are several possible reasons for downvotings: dissent – misunderstandings – misuse of buttons without knowing it– a social scientist who writes a paper about the reactions – a test carried out by RG – some technical problem, etc.
I would like to have a discussion about the reactions on the part of researchers. We have seen calls to ban down-voters or to cancel their anonymity. Elections in democracies are anonymous and there are good reasons for this. I think most of us agree about some basic traits of democracy, the right to stay anonymous is among them. What about these basics in social media?
I am studying in educational sciences so I would like to hear from the experts in the field of social sciences. I would like to study the relationship between Learning Styles and student's socialization: how the student react with his teachers/parents/fellows/friends in Higher Education.
Any help will be highly appreciated to find the instrument/inventory/questionnaire that has been proved to be valid and widely accepted in the field.
Do you have any research on cyberbullying in regard to adults? I am interested in exploring this issue. I am currently a MSMHC student and have a first hand experience with this issue.
Social habits tests provide data on how speakers in a community describe and perceive the different resources and strategies of courtesy (Hernández Flores, 2002; Boretti, 2003; Murillo Medrano, 2006; Bravo, 2009).
I want to know if dominance hierarchies are exclusive only to male mice. Aside from territoriality, what other factors that can trigger aggressive behavior of mice? Any other sources/journal articles that concerns with mouse behavior would be very helpful.
The smartphone is quickly becoming an extension of the human brain. Technology is good but we risk having our brains become vestigial organs. Research on technological tools including smart phones, suggests that offloading our mental functions to these electronic devices could cause our brains to go soft and even induce dementia.
Is communication kind of social interaction from psychological / sociological view? I would like to know whether the level of social interaction can be considered based on the level of communication? Would you please provide references related with this issue?
Please, I'm searching papers and recent studies about gregarious and social behaviour in actual reptiles. Doesn't matter the species!
Even if you have any suggestion of general references about this subject, it will be useful.
Thank you all!
I am looking for specific working examples of new social/architectural experiments that encourage social interactions for either educational, cultural or mental health advancements. Examples could be intention or non-intentional.
I am trying to locate recent studies which have validated and used scales for measure behavioral intention. Some papers report one-item measures like, Are you planning to xxx, or I intend to xxx. I am also trying to find studies that have focused on BI to participate in research studies (medical or otherwise).
Does anyone have any suggestions?
I have a question concerning the conflict model of decision making (Janis & Mann, 1976). The model suggests that stress is an important factor in understanding the decision making process. The level of stress depends e.g. on expected risks in the current and anticipated course of action as well as on time pressure. If there's an optimal stress level then vigilance as the decision making pattern will result. Vigilance is then assumed to be associated with e.g. a careful evaluation of risks and chances of different course of actions. Now, my question: According to the model, the evaluation of risks (and chances) determines first the stress level (see above) but is second also a result of the stress level. Why does the evaluation of risks appear twice in the model? I don't get it. Has anyone an idea? Am I wrong? I'm thankful for any advice.
I got hold of the questionnaires of the SPES but I do not have the psychometric properties and I cannot seem to find the study, formulation nor the author of the survey. Please help me find the link where I could find the source of the survey.
School and Personal Experience Survey (SPES) is a survey on bullying based on the primary socialization theory.
Your help will be greatly appreciated...
In rolling out sustainable development projects, it becomes more and more important to perform Social Impact Assessment together with the traditional Environmental Impact Assessment.
To what extent has the consent of Indigenous people been taken into consideration in sustainable and biodiversity projects, especially in the context of eco-tourism and eco-park developments.
Will appreciate if anyone can inform about case studies or express an opinion please.
I need to develop a quantitative/qualitative research project on these topics and I would like to receive some hints about good surveys and inquiries (overcoming the traditional pictures provided by the EWCS).
I'm looking for a study that specifically examined people's behavior in close relationship in comparison to none-attachment like interactions (in organizational context, for example). I am only familiar with Pietromonaco's study.