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[OPINION] Using sociology to make sense of the coronavirus pandemic

Mar 26, 2020 - 1:35 PM

'We must begin with the kind of mind that links our personal circumstances with the public experience'

What breeds frat wars? U.P sociology dep't conducts campus teach-ins

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:34 PM

'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

FRATERNITIES AND SOCIETY. Professor Gerry Lanuza talks about the the patriarchal system in families. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

More groups slam ‘violent, misogynist’ frat-linked chat

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:07 PM

‘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

FRAT-RELATED VIOLENCE. The U.P. Department of Sociology and various groups slammed frat-related violence following the series of screenshots of group conversations allegedly linked to Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity.

Love in dreams, trees and screens

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

What kind of decision making happens in people who do online dating?

The signature of friendship

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM

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?

[OPINION] Part 2: Rethinking religious education

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

The big task of religious education is far bigger than simply transmitting truth

The surprising effect of rituals

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Humans have brains that crave for some assurance, even momentarily, in the face of uncertainty – and ritual provide that for us

Why do Filipino netizens troll?

Aug 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM

A sociology paper examines some of the reasons why Filipino social media users behave aggressively online – when they can be normally civil people offline

COPS AND ROGUES. Research by a Filipino sociology graduate student suggests trolls can act as both rogues and cops online.

Science is for the people

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:45 PM

As a people we need to recognize the place of science in our society embattled by strife bigotry conflict and inequality

'Googlefeel' maps

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What if cities were mapped according to how you felt as you navigated it?

The face value of make-up

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Why have we as humans fallen for these creams waxes gels sprays and paint ons?

The pain of being alone

May 12, 2017 - 7:28 PM

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

Our fact-resistant brains

Jan 13, 2017 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] If we are not able to change our minds light never gets in

The things that divide us

Sep 23, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What draws the line between who is us and who is them ?

The way we change: Top 10 things

Sep 16, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Learning something about nature and or ourselves forces us to rethink how we have been doing things

The outer life

Sep 02, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Your life will count both in longevity and meaning ONLY if you have good relationships

How Pokemon Go got us walking and reintroduced us to streets

Aug 15, 2016 - 6:38 AM

Pokemon Go has turned its players into one big community one that transcends the fascination of graphics on a mobile screen

A man displays a 'Pokemon Go' game on his smartphones in Taipei, Taiwan, August 6, 2016. David Chang/EPA

Your brain shows love is not a feeling

Jul 01, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] With empathy do you really feel other people s pain?

'Like': Greatest love of all?

Jun 17, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Like seems to be the greatest love of all as far as teenagers now are concerned

The science of Co’s

Jun 10, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What could be happening in our brains when we are conversing or cooperating with others?

Eat, love, thank, and …save?

Apr 29, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What else can gratitude do for us aside from happiness?

Gaze at each other today

Jan 15, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What do we lose when we gain a life run by social apps on our phones?

Are you your sibling’s keeper?

Oct 30, 2015 - 7:45 AM

We are missing out a big chunk of our personhood if we did not understand the role of siblings in shaping it

Our love affair with 'fear'

Oct 23, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Fear is good It is what nature experimented with and succeeded in making animals including humans survive

PODCAST: Saan patungo ang Iglesia ni Cristo?

Aug 08, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Para maintindihan natin ang krisis sa Iglesia ni Cristo makakasama natin ang isang sociologist of religion si Jayeel Cornelio

UP prof: I wasn't bashing Tiffany Uy

Jun 30, 2015 - 10:52 PM

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

What does a second language give you?

Jun 12, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Being raised in a household that speaks more than one language improves more than just a child s communication skills

The case of the missing teenage brain

May 22, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Why do teenagers generally have very unique self defeating solutions to their own self formulated problems?

Are pop songs dumb? Study offers evidence

May 20, 2015 - 8:37 AM

A new study finds that the average hit song has lyrics at a third grader s reading level

The power to be unseen

May 01, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What happens to our psyche when we think we are literally invisible ourselves?

Can climate change affect our taste in music?

Apr 14, 2015 - 4:38 PM

Tastes in songs are likely to change as the climate shifts British researchers say

Who told you she was beautiful?

Feb 27, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[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

Austerity drove up Greek suicides by a third – study

Feb 03, 2015 - 9:49 AM

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

DARK DAYS. In this file photo, a man walks in front of a closed shop in central Athens, Greece, 07 December 2012.  ( Alkis Konstantindis/EPA )

Empathy among mice and men

Jan 23, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Do we have enough empathy to save most of us? Or do we just have pockets of it to save a few?

When women are few, men settle down – study

Jan 14, 2015 - 9:04 AM

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

Facebook 'likes' reveal your true personality

Jan 13, 2015 - 2:47 PM

The findings also raise concerns about privacy leading the study authors to call for policies that give users full control of their digital footprint

Hebdo and responsibility: Why scholars need more guts

Jan 11, 2015 - 8:30 PM

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

No time, no compassion

Dec 26, 2014 - 7:57 AM

[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?

IMF policies criticized over Ebola outbreak

Dec 22, 2014 - 9:28 AM

A study finds IMF programs held back the development of effective health systems in Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone

French NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF - Doctors Without Borders) staff members standing wearing protective gear at the MSF ELWA hospital in Monrovia, 21 August 2014. Zoom Dosso/AFP

What role should today's Church play in politics?

Nov 23, 2014 - 12:30 PM

It will be very difficult to go back to an era when the Church treated the state as its instrument

CHURCH AND POLITICS. Panelists Mary John Mananzan (L), Melba Maggay (C), and Randy David (R) talk about the role of Church in politics. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Stereotypes are for dummies

Nov 21, 2014 - 7:45 AM

How do we manage our natural tendencies to rely on stereotypes?

Tacloban and its uneven recovery

Nov 09, 2014 - 5:45 PM

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

WAITING FOR HELP. Children play along the shore in Tacloban, which was devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) nearly a year ago, on October 17, 2014. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Goodbye to languages

Sep 19, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] The soul is not just mute without language It dies not just a little when a language goes

Presidential variations

Sep 14, 2014 - 2:19 PM

Patronage lingua franca and most important of all working together with local power brought presidents to Malacañang

Are we evil? Review of famous Milgram experiment sparks rethink

Sep 08, 2014 - 2:07 PM

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

Ebola-denial a revolt against colonial mindset – expert

Sep 02, 2014 - 11:27 AM

Social anthropologist: When people say that Ebola does not exist they are rebelling against something

ANOTHER CASUALTY. Liberian nurses pick up a dead body due to Ebola from the waiting area of the ELWA hospital in Monrovia, Liberia 16 August 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Cave markings 'bring Neanderthals closer to us'

Sep 02, 2014 - 10:19 AM

Markings dating back 40 000 years suggest Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated than previously thought researchers say

EVOLUTION. A visitor looks at 'El Neandertal Emplumado,' a scientificly based impression of the face of a Neanderthal who lived some 50,000 years ago by Italian scientist Fabio Fogliazza at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain. Cesar Manso/AFP

Humans, Neanderthals shared Europe for millennia – study

Aug 21, 2014 - 3:46 PM

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

EVOLUTION. A visitor looks at 'El Neandertal Emplumado,' a scientifically-based impression of the face of a Neanderthal who lived some 50,000 years ago by Italian scientist Fabio Fogliazza at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain. Cesar Manso/AFP

Philippine Arena shows INC's 'global' stature

Jul 26, 2014 - 11:22 PM

They re not a religion in the Philippines They re a religion in the world

The rise of INC: 'Stricter religions grow stronger'

Jul 26, 2014 - 10:25 PM

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