According to a study depicted on NPR on June 20th, researchers conducted an experiment where they dropped 17,000 wallets in 40 different countries, containing varying amounts of cash, contact information and other personal effects. As it turns out, while most of us would think that the wallets would be long gone, the researchers discovered that most wallets, especially those containing cash, were handed over to the authorities. On this episode, we discuss our ideas on why people were leaning more towards honesty, have a conversation about ethical behavior, honesty and theft.
According to an article published in Science Advances, sociologist Elizabeth Bruch, Ph.D., and Mark Newman, Ph.D., a physics professor, collected DMs received by online daters across four cities to determine level of desirability. On this episode, we discuss trends in online dating, usage of data to identify social patterns and of course - social implications and new knowledge that can come from this!
According to a Gallup poll, 8 in 10 Americans report they “frequently” or “sometimes” experience stress in their daily lives, compared to about 21 percent who say they “rarely” or “never” do. It’s no question that stress, has always been prevalent here in America, and that many Americans don’t seek therapy or counseling, be it for personal reasons, because they’re just too busy, or because of social stigma associated with therapy. On today’s episode, we’re joined by virtual counselor, Aida Vazin, licensed therapist who provides therapy online and helps people overcome the stressors of everyday life!
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about 1 of every 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness during any given year. In 1949, Mental Health America started a yearly observation which elevates the importance of addressing mental health, along with media campaigns, events and screenings. On this episode, the team at Ology Research Group wanted to acknowledge the national observance and talk about this relevant topic and its applicability in today’s time.
Religious fundamentalism refers to the belief of an individual or a group of individuals in the absolute authority of a sacred religious text or teachings of a particular religious leader, prophet, and/or God. Over the past several years, we have witnessed stories about extremist groups, whose actions are generally blamed on their religious beliefs. On this episode, we seek to answer the question: what are the elements that cultivates extreme groups? Is religion really to blame? Or are these groups an extension of a failed state system?
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 second part of a three-segment mini-series, we wanted to take moment and recognize Carl Letamendi and his contributions to the fields of social science and consumer behavior; and have a chat about his study, which is titled:
Identifying the Factors That Influence Changes in Aggregate Sentiment Among the Masses: An Analysis of the Measure of Consumer Sentiment Through a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Lens.
According to University of Pennsylvania psychologist, Angela Duckworth, grit is defined as a child’s “perseverance and passion for long-term goals,”. The concept of grit, however, may be applied to other areas of our society, such as in the workplace setting, in relationships, etc. Is grit, a good attribute to use to measure people? In this episode, we discuss the concept of “grit”, general expectations of what success looks like, contemporary research around the topic of grit, and our thoughts on measuring humans on the basis of a benchmark expectation.