Rappler's latest stories on sociology
'Violence is in our everyday lives, and if we want to get rid of violence [in our society], we have to get rid of it in our everyday lives,' professor Jo Dionisio tells students
‘These incidents point to a larger, more harmful issue at hand: the culture of impunity, derogation and moral corruption that have become inevitably associated with the fraternities on campus,’ says the UP Economics Society
What kind of decision making happens in people who do online dating?
When we consider someone our close friend, we know that it is because of deeper reasons other than the circumstances of our birth. What could it be?
The big task of religious education is far bigger than simply transmitting truth
Humans have brains that crave for some assurance, even momentarily, in the face of uncertainty – and ritual provide that for us
A sociology paper examines some of the reasons why Filipino social media users behave aggressively online – when they can be normally civil people offline
As a people we need to recognize the place of science in our society embattled by strife bigotry conflict and inequality
Why have we as humans fallen for these creams waxes gels sprays and paint ons?
In the company of cheerful dancing endless traveling and fearless sexual encounters one can still feel so alone Loneliness is at the very heart of the modern condition
[Science Solitaire] If we are not able to change our minds light never gets in
[Science Solitaire] What draws the line between who is us and who is them ?
[Science Solitaire] Learning something about nature and or ourselves forces us to rethink how we have been doing things
[Science Solitaire] Your life will count both in longevity and meaning ONLY if you have good relationships
Pokemon Go has turned its players into one big community one that transcends the fascination of graphics on a mobile screen
[Science Solitaire] With empathy do you really feel other people s pain?
[Science Solitaire] Like seems to be the greatest love of all as far as teenagers now are concerned
[Science Solitaire] What could be happening in our brains when we are conversing or cooperating with others?
[Science Solitaire] What else can gratitude do for us aside from happiness?
[Science Solitaire] What do we lose when we gain a life run by social apps on our phones?
We are missing out a big chunk of our personhood if we did not understand the role of siblings in shaping it
[Science Solitaire] Fear is good It is what nature experimented with and succeeded in making animals including humans survive
Para maintindihan natin ang krisis sa Iglesia ni Cristo makakasama natin ang isang sociologist of religion si Jayeel Cornelio
Gerry Lanuza responds to the negative reactions to his post about students with high academic standing including the UP summa cum laude with near perfect grades
[Science Solitaire] Being raised in a household that speaks more than one language improves more than just a child s communication skills
[Science Solitaire] Why do teenagers generally have very unique self defeating solutions to their own self formulated problems?
A new study finds that the average hit song has lyrics at a third grader s reading level
[Science Solitaire] What happens to our psyche when we think we are literally invisible ourselves?
Tastes in songs are likely to change as the climate shifts British researchers say
[Science Solitaire] When science cuts to our sense of beauty and attraction it summons a panel where you have seats for different fields of science
The study is the first attempt to chart suicides in Greece on a monthly decade spanning scale and to correlate them to big economic events
[Science Solitaire] Do we have enough empathy to save most of us? Or do we just have pockets of it to save a few?
It turns out the dynamics of sex are partly driven by the law of supply and demand: a man s fidelity depends to a large degree on the number of available women
The findings also raise concerns about privacy leading the study authors to call for policies that give users full control of their digital footprint
To qualify one’s objection against a cold blooded murder by saying that Charlie Hebdo was racist is for people pleasers We who do not risk our lives to tell the truth owe our solidarity to those who do however disagreeable their approach may be
[Science Solitaire] In an age where the tragedies that befall others could be viewed and turned off on demand how can we become more compassionate?
A study finds IMF programs held back the development of effective health systems in Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone
It will be very difficult to go back to an era when the Church treated the state as its instrument
The use of different strokes for different folks has resulted in different capacities for recovery with implications on how people are reorienting their lives in the post Yolanda context
[Science Solitaire] The soul is not just mute without language It dies not just a little when a language goes
Patronage lingua franca and most important of all working together with local power brought presidents to Malacañang
What prompts ordinary people to commit acts of evil? Psychologists having reviewed an opinion shaping experiment carried out more than 50 years ago are calling for a rethink
Social anthropologist: When people say that Ebola does not exist they are rebelling against something
Markings dating back 40 000 years suggest Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated than previously thought researchers say
Neanderthals shared Europe with modern humans for as long as five millennia until they died out 40 000 years ago – ample time for cultural exchanges and interbreeding
They re not a religion in the Philippines They re a religion in the world
The Iglesia ni Cristo stresses obedience even if it goes against your personal wishes – a strictness that a sociologist sees as part of the reason for its success
[Science Solitaire] What does “closeness” look like inside our brains?