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What Is Healthy? What Is Beautiful?

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing discusses fat as a class issue, as well as a feminist issue. Research shows that middle class families are more likely to be health-conscious eaters, and chances are the shops in their neighbourhoods offer a wider range of healthy food. The resource...
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2000 - 2009

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Do Models Need to Be Thin to Sell Moisturiser?

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing looks at the effectiveness of advertising and whether it really is necessary for advertisers to use very thin models to sell their products. Counter to this view, research shows that women are just as likely to buy a product if the model is of...
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2000 - 2009

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Fat is Not a Four-letter Word

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing looks at how obesity is viewed by the general public and how the war on obesity could lead to discrimination on the grounds of a person's size and intolerance towards the over-weight. The briefing examines the possibly doubtful science that can colour...
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2000 - 2009

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This Sporting Life - and Questions to Think About

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing looks at how middle class people take the need to exercise more personally than others. Although the need for exercise is generally recognised, research shows that more highly educated people are more likely to participate in regular exercise. The...
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2000 - 2009

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What Do Social Scientists Do? Psychology

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) resource looks at psychology as a career option. It begins by defining psychology as the study of the human mind, brain and behaviour. The resource then gives information about career possibilities and gives examples of sectors where psychology graduates are welcomed....
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2000 - 2009

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What Do Social Scientists Do? Sociology

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) resource gives information about careers related to sociology. It starts with a definition, explaining the ways in which sociologists study the effects of social issues and the way society is organised. The resource then lists career possibilities for sociologists using...
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2000 - 2009

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SCISP Teachers’ Guide 4: Interactions and Change

In the Schools Council Integrated Science Project (SCISP) course, the explanations of change used the concept of interaction under these headings:*Recognising change*A close look at a number of different changes*StabilityContents1. Recognising change2. Changes in behaviour3. Changes in acidity4. Changes in motion 15....
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1970 - 1979

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SCISP Topic Book: Human Behaviour

This Schools Council Integrated Science Project (SCISP) topic book was written to accompany the fourth of the SCISP students’ manuals.Contents*Man and computer*The start of life*The influence of the family and other people*The senses*Keeping fit*Motivation*Advertising
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1970 - 1979

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SCISP Topic Book: Human Groups

This Schools Council Integrated Science Project (SCISP) topic book was written to accompany the fourth of the SCISP students’ manuals.Contents*The study of groups*The ecology of groups*Integrated science and social science
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1970 - 1979

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Alcohol: the Spirit of Friendship

This resource, from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), looks at worrying studies into young people's drinking habits. Studies have looked at how and why excessive drinking has become a normal part of life for many young people and the psychological pressures put upon people to drink alcohol, especially...
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2000 - 2009

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