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TWDK Sociology doodle by Giles Meakin

While psychology is the science of human thought, sociology is the science of human relationships. Sociologists consider all social interactions and the structures that make up society itself, ranging from crime to religion to class - and even the way in which social activity impacts upon the development of scientific knowledge.

Sociology considers these issues on not only the societal level, but also from personal and global perspectives. What are the societal implications of gender identity, and how do they form? What are the causes behind migration? The resulting impacts upon both communities?

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Emotions
Emotions are a vital part of society, but there are still plenty of mysteries surrounding them- from what they are for to whether it will be possible, or desirable, to create AI that experiences them.
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The captive shark
We still don’t know how to engineer truly suitable shark tanks for the great white, used to travelling hundreds of kilometres daily. Large sharks have large appetites, are fussy, and killing everything.
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The social shark
Wild sharks have been observed cooperating, playing and courting. This suggests they communicate, yet they don’t emit sounds. Other possible methods of communication being researched include body language, touch, pheromones, and cellular signalling
Image credit: Hans (CC0 Public Domain via Pixabay)
Evolution
Despite its amazing ability to explain how species change and diverge there are some areas of evolution that scientists are still working to understand.
Image credit: Johnhain (CC0 Public Domain via Pixabay)
Disgust
Disgust is a powerful emotion that has links with morality in ways we don't understand

Our latest sociology blog posts

Our blog posts focus on a specialist topic.
Many are written by scientists about their ongoing research, others by the TWDK team.

Science blog article.
Do cheaters prosper?
Tuesday 8th of September 2015
Science blog article.
Food for Thought; the Future of Global Food?
Wednesday 19th of August 2015
Science blog article.
Media violence and criminal behaviour
Wednesday 19th of June 2013

Delve deeper into Sociology

Can't find what you're looking for? Browse the branches of sociology that interest you most.

TWDK magnifying glassAnthropology looks at the history of our species- how we evolved and the development of culture and societies around the world.

TWDK magnifying glassCriminology covers why people commit crimes, and the effects of punishment.

TWDK magnifying glassCultural Studies considers the culture that surrounds us every day. By studying this culture, we can better understand how individuals experience the world.

TWDK magnifying glassMedical Sociology investigates how culture and society impact on human health.

TWDK magnifying glassSocial Psychology focuses on how our behaviour is affected by the presence or absence of other people.

TWDK magnifying glassSociobiology aims to explain human behaviour and culture by looking at evolutionary processes in other species.

TWDK magnifying glassSocioeconomics is the study of the interface between someone’s economic status and their social interactions.

TWDK magnifying glassSociolinguistics is the science of how languages change and are shaped by society, and how society is shaped by language.

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