On this episode, the team at Ology Research Group and the ORGanon Podcast celebrates its 100th episode, which means we’ve committed to having 100 conversations about contemporary social issues. We reflect on our experience thus far, and plan ahead for episode 101 and beyond!
According to an article published by the Pew Research Center, most people who attend religious services state that they attend church, synagogue or mosque to feel closer to God. Those who don’t attend religious services tend to be younger, more educated and democratic. Moreover, about 37% of survey respondents indicated that they don’t attend religious services, but they practice faith in other ways. On this episode, we explore some of the perceptions and traits of those who are churchgoers, some motivations for attending and why some opt not to go often or at all… as well as social implications, of course.
A dissertation is the culmination of a doctoral students’ journey as they seek their terminal degrees. It is a long and treacherous process, which tests our research abilities, and where we are tasked with the responsibility of adding to the knowledge base of our field. In this first part of a three-segment mini-series, we wanted to take moment and recognize Kacey Shap and his contributions to the field of social and behavioral science, and have a chat about his study, which is titled: Gangs, Activists, and Law Enforcement: The Formation of Relational Role Theory How Stakeholders Externalize Violent Street Gangs.