Join in our conversation! While you can comment on any of our articles without registering, create an account now to be able to connect with other members, discuss new topics in our forums, and to get regular email alerts with the latest news.Members Login
Social Science Bites
Welcome to the blog for the Social Science Bites podcast: a series of interviews with leading Social Scientists. Each episode explores an aspect of our social world. You can access all audio and the transcripts from each interview here. For a full list of previous episodes see http://www.socialsciencespace.com/socialsciencebites-archive/. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @socialscibites to keep up to date on the latest activities.More about Social Science Bites...
By Social Science Bites | Published: August 31, 2012
There is still a great deal of inequality between the sexes in the workplace. In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast Paul Seabright combines insights from economics and evolutionary theory to shed light on why this might be so.
By Social Science Bites | Published: August 1, 2012
In the past twenty years there has been a revolution in economics with the study not of how people would behave if they were perfectly rational, but of how they actually behave. At the vanguard of this movement is Robert Shiller of Yale University. He sits down with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast
By Social Science Bites | Published: July 2, 2012
How are children using the Internet? How is it affecting them? Sonia Livingstone, who has overseen a major study of children’s behaviour online discusses these issues with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast.
By Social Science Bites | Published: June 1, 2012
Some people have strong and visceral reactions to cities. They might love or loathe New York, or Jerusalem, or Berlin. This may have something to do with the architecture and the infrastructure of a place; it may also be a response, at some level, to the people, the culture, the politics, the way of life. Avner de-Shalit claims that some cities - not all cities but some - have a spirit.
By Social Science Bites | Published: May 8, 2012
Thursday is our first Twitter #socsci chat! An interview with Nigel Warburton of Philosophy Bites to discuss Social Science Bites. 3.30 – 4 PM BST. Join in and ask your own questions! Follow #socsci.
By Social Science Bites | Published: May 4, 2012
There’s a limited number of tickets available for our official launch party! Join us in London on Thursday 10th May at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. To register for a ticket see our EventBrite page – hurry they’re going fast!
We all need to co-operate to some degree. According to the eminent sociologist Richard Sennett, author of a recent book on the topic, complex co-operation is a craft.
“Everybody lives in a society...They want to know what it is they’re living in” An exploration of the nature of the social sciences. How do they differ from the physical sciences? What challenges do they face? What is their value?
We live in an age of economic inequality. The rich are growing richer relative to the poor. Does this matter? In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast Danny Dorling, a human geographer, discusses this question with Nigel Warburton.