Social Science

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Book Review: A Memoir Highlighting Scientific Complexity

In this brief, crisply written memoir, “In a Flight of Starlings: The Wonders of Complex Systems,” Parisi takes the reader on a journey through his scientific life in the realm of complex, disordered systems, from fundamental particles to migratory birds. He argues that science’s struggle to understand and master the universe’s complexity, and especially to communicate it to an ever-more skeptical public, holds the key to humanity’s future well-being.

4 weeks ago
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Social Science Can Reduce Firearm-Related Injuries

Every day across the United States, more than 120 people die from firearm injuries. This is a crisis that requires urgent attention from the scientific community, and social scientists have a critical role to play.

9 months ago

Emancipating Women 

In this post, Holly Slay Ferraro, an associate professor in the Villanova School of Business and Academic Director for DEI […]

1 year ago

Co-Creation With Our Reviewers

For all sorts of reasons, our article “A Design Thinking Approach to Teaching Sustainability” should not have been written. This […]

1 year ago

Sensing: The Elephant in the Room of Management Learning

“Sensing,” the authors have written, “is indispensable for constructing knowledge and should be employed on par with the intellect, particularly in today’s complex and uncertain context. Yet, we have observed learners’ reluctance to engage with sensing and attempted to understand the reasons for it.”

1 year ago