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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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You and Your Mind

This book looks at several aspects of how the mind works: *Making sense of the world * How we perceive * How we behave * Ways of learning * How we think and feel * What kind of person are you? You and Your Mind was one of the Science at Work series. All the booklets in the series were highly...
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1980 - 1989

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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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Why Girls Can't Say No to Cigarettes

This briefing, produced by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), looks at a study which shows that girls are twice as likely as boys to smoke. Researchers looked into the peer pressure put upon young people to smoke, comparing the pressures on girls and boys. They give recommendations for anti-smoking...
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2010 to date

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Addiction: Teenage Kicks - the Debate Rages on

This school briefing, from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), gives the facts about drink, drugs and alcohol addiction amongst teenagers and young people. Despite, media stories about famous people struggling with their addictions, drug use, smoking and drinking is increasing and death rates are rising...
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2000 - 2009

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The Chemical Brothers and Sisters Come of Age

This briefing, from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), looks at the widespread use of recreational drugs by young people and the implications for law policies and enforcement. Researchers gathered some frightening statistics concerning the numbers of young people who have tried and are using drugs, often...
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2010 to date

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Supporting male learners using technology

Produced in 2011 by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the themes of harnessing technology and, equality and diversity. From Sussex Downs College, the study describes how research into engaging male learners was used to investigate why more males than females achieved below their...
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2010 to date

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