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  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences Graduate Student Summer Seminar (August 9-22, 2015, deadline February 27) The Philosophy of the Social Sciences Graduate Student Summer Seminar (August 9-22, 2015) in Chicago, Illinois is now accepting applications and may interest our members! This two-week seminar provides intensive instruction in the philosophy of the social science, with special attention to the realist approaches. The application deadline is February 27, 2015.For further information and application instructions, please visit the Graduate Student Summer Seminar website here:http://sociology.yale.edu/graduate-student-seminar-applicat…
    Posted Jan 28, 2015, 4:21 PM by Shai Dromi
  • Sociology, Morality, and Social Solidarity: On Christian Smith’s 'Sacred Project of American Sociology' / Bradley Campbell Sociology, Morality, and Social Solidarity: On Christian Smith’s Sacred Project of American Sociology   Bradley Campbell Associate Professor of Sociology California State University, Los Angeles   In The Sacred Project of American Sociology, Christian Smith presents what he calls a “sociology-of-religion of sociology-the-discipline” (2014:x, n. 4). The book examines a “sacred movement, although in this case a secular sacred movement” (Smith 2014:x, n. 4). The movement is American sociology, and it is sacred in Emile Durkheim’s sense: Sacred things are those set apart from the ordinary and treated differently.    What is sacred for most American sociologists is a particular moral enterprise. Smith is overly wordy in describing this moral enterprise, which he says is ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2014, 10:26 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Appeal for Unpublished Data on Altruism and Well-Being from the Cambridge Prosociality and Well Being Laboratory Appealing for Unpublished Data on Altruism and Well-BeingThe Cambridge Prosociality and Well-Being Laboratory is currently conducting a meta-analysis on the relationship between altruism and well-being and looking for unpublished and newly published work.If you have any relevant dissertations/theses, book chapters, conference posters/presentations/proceedings, unpublished study results, submitted articles, or in-press articles, we would greatly appreciate it if you could email a copy of them to us at phh33@cam.ac.uk (Bryant HUI) within 4 weeks’ time. For more inclusion criteria of the articles, please feel free to contact us. 
    Posted Nov 11, 2014, 8:03 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Section Report at the 109th ASA Annual Meeting August 18th, 2014, San Francisco / Shai M. Dromi The Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity organized an exciting program of activities for the recent ASA Meeting in San Francisco, which included two paper session, nine round tables, a business meeting, and a reception. The first session was on open submissions session on altruism, morality, and social solidarity organized by Stephen Vaisey (Duke Univ.) and chaired by Pamela M. Paxton (UT Austin). The first presenter was Sonja Pointner (Ludwig Maximilian University – Munich) who presented a paper authored by herself and Axel Franzen (University of Bern) about the effects of the visibility of one’s conduct on selfishness and altruism using the dictator game and the ultimatum game. In both games players are given an amount to divide between ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2014, 12:51 PM by Shai Dromi
  • New editors at Social Psychology Quarterly: Jan E. Stets and Richard T. Serpe Dear Section Members,We are writing because we have learned that a significant number of members in this section also are members of the social psychology section. Effective August 1, 2014, we became the new coeditors of Social Psychology Quarterly. In an effort to expand the breadth of the journal, we are reaching out to you to encourage you to consider submitting your work to SPQ. We wuld like to attract more contributions to the journal from a broad base of researchers who use social psychological approaches. We think that for many in this section, this would include your work.We want you to know that we are committed to making editorial decisions in a timely manner. While time in ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2014, 4:45 PM by Shai Dromi
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