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  • Observational Realm And The Policy Action Realm
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    Sociologist study a variety of topics in basic settings as well as in applied settings. To do so, the sociologist must work within three different realms. These realms are the theoretical realm, the observational realm, and the policy / action realm. To begin research sociologist must look into the theoretical realm. Here (s) he may observe existing social knowledge about human behavior. After the sociologist focuses on one of these existing studies they may move on to the observational realm. I...
  • Leon Festinger's Cognitive Dissonance Theory
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    Cognitive Dissonance How do human beings make decisions? What triggers a person to take action at any given point? These are all questions that I will attempt to answer with my theoretical research into Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance, as well as many of the other related theories. We often do not realize the psychological events that take place in our everyday lives. It is important to take notice of theories, such as the balance theory, the congruency theory and the cognitive d...
  • Different Beliefs On Sexual Infidelity
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    This a Review from an article in Newsweek 12-30-96 written by Sharon Begley "Infidelity and the Science of Cheating" Through research psychologists and other researchers have claimed that sexual infidelity effects both men and women differently. In addition, their beliefs on sexual infidelity differ. There have been many theories about the occurrence of infidelity, and most researchers have different opinions about these theories. Researchers from the article Infidelity and the Science of Cheati...
  • Criticism In Relation To The Masculinity Theory
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    -Chapter One Introduction Crime, when discussed or written about, appears initially neutral, meaning you can not differentiate whether the author is writing about men, women or both. References to "offenders" and "criminals" are common language among much criminological literature. Only after considerable reading does it become clear that the subjects concerned are male, not female. Such neglect is often rationalise d by suggesting "females represent a small proportion of arrested offenders" (Mo...
  • Flaws Of Positive Accounting Theory The Premises
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    Introduction Positive accounting theory (PAT) is a general term for any theory that provides descriptive information regarding the behavior of accountants. The title has been used by Watts and Zimmerman and this is largely an expansion of previous studies carried out firstly by Fama and later by Ball & Brown in the 1960's. In looking at the apparent acceptance by politicians, firms and wide publication in academic journals PAT could easily be mistaken as being a success. A deeper analysis of the...
  • Yawn
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    As I began reading the articles about yawning, I was fascinated by all of the different theories that were suggested. So, I set out for a terrific journey for a few days. I read over articles that explained several theories of the mysterious yawn. Some thought that it was due to lack of oxygen, some thought it was just plain boredom, and some say it is due to an evolutionary theory of showing our teeth. Discovering more about these theories still didn't explain why we automatically yawn as soon ...
  • Research Findings On Transformational Leadership
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    An Analysis Of "Transformational Leadership And Than Analysis Of "Transformational Leadership And The Performance Of Research And Development Project Groups' An Analysis of "Transformational Leadership and the Performance of Research and Development Project Groups' "Transformational Leadership and the Performance of Research and Development Project Groups' is a technical analysis of the use of transformational leadership in a research and development (R&D) environment. Transformational leadershi...

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