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Category: Sociology

Social Dominance Theory

Human beings thrive on connections. We are surrounded by various hierarchies that influence our life experiences, relationships, and opportunities. Social Dominance Theory (SDT) attempts to explain the layers of dominance woven into the fabric of society. In this blog post, we will discuss the foundation of theory, key concepts, and its implications.

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Tall Poppy Syndrome: Risk of Standing Out

In a world where success is celebrated, it’s often surprising to witness how some individuals criticize others for their achievements, instead of praising them. This phenomenon is known as “Tall Poppy Syndrome.” In this blog post, we will dive deep into this social issue, explore its origins, understand its psychological impact, learn how to cope with it and discover ways to rise above it.

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Uncertainty Reduction Theory

The only certain thing in this changing world is “Uncertainty”. The uncertainty surrounding a person, their intentions, and their actions can either enhance or hinder our connections with them. If you’re wondering how to foster stronger, more meaningful relationships, Uncertainty Reduction Theory (URT) is a psychological concept that holds the answers.

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Reciprocal Determinism: Interplay of Multiple Factors

Reciprocal determinism is a concept from psychology that describes the complex interplay between various factors: an individual’s behavior, the environment, and their personal characteristics. This idea, popularized by Albert Bandura, suggests that these factors are not isolated but rather influence each other in a dynamic and ongoing process. In this post, we will explore reciprocal determinism in detail by providing examples to illustrate how it operates in various aspects of our lives.

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What is a Stereotype Threat?

Stereotype Threat:

Stereotype threat is a term coined by Claude Steele and Joshua Aronson in 1995. It is defined as: “discomfort experienced by people when they are confronted with a negative stereotype associated with their identity.” It makes people uncomfortable and fearful of how they are perceived by others. This unconscious fear negatively affects the performance in situations where stress or distraction are disruptive e.g. public speaking, stage performance, etc.

Stereotype threats are not just abstract concepts; they are real psychological barriers that hinder individuals from reaching their full potential. In this blog post, we will explore what stereotype threats are, how they affect people in various contexts, and most importantly, how we can overcome them to create a more inclusive and empowering society.

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Assimilation vs. Acculturation: Cultural Integration in Global World


In an increasingly interconnected and globalized world, the collision of cultures is inevitable. As individuals and communities migrate across borders, the concepts of assimilation and acculturation come into play. While these terms are often used interchangeably, they represent distinct processes and approaches to cultural integration. This post explores the nuances of assimilation vs. acculturation, highlighting their differences, benefits, challenges, and overall impact on individual identity and society at large.

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