Impact

Blog posts and resources demonstrating the impact of the social and behavioral sciences in policy , society and academe.

Have the Social Sciences Failed Us?

On 16 April, Aditya Chakrabortty wrote an article for the Guardian’s Comment is Free, arguing that social scientists have failed to step up and offer alternatives in the wake of the economic crisis. Here, Andrew Gamble FBA responds.

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My Social Science Career: Special Edition with Milena Zic-Fuchs

An open letter was published online calling for social science and humanities research to be integrated into the new European Framework. Professor Milena Zic-Fuchs spoke to socialsciencespace about the reasons for the open letter and the reaction that it has received.

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Richard Sennett

Richard Sennett on Co-operation

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.

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Rom Harre

Rom Harré on What is Social Science?

“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?

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Dumbing up

The challenge of writing popular psychology came home to me recently when I accepted the invitation to write Forensic Psychology for Dummies

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Adding People to the Climate Change Equation

People’s behavior has been noticeably absent in science on sustainability, but a conference before June’s U.N. summit offers some hint human processes may join natural ones in developing solutions.

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Working Moms: The Kids Are All Right

Working mothers tend to be happier and healthier than mothers who stay at home caring for young children, according to recent research. But many of those who work are often haunted by the question: “Am I screwing up my kids?”

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