Sociofacts is a term that describes the way sociological beliefs become ingrained in a culture throughout generations, ultimately becoming a fact rather than opinion or interpretation for members of that culture. The wor... More »

Value conflict is a difference of opinion created by differences in long-held beliefs and word views. The conflict cannot be easily resolved with facts because the differences are belief-based and not fact-based. More »

The term "social climate" is a sociological term that refers to the general feelings, attitudes, beliefs and opinions on a subject within society. Social climate is closely related to ideas such as the political climate,... More »

Cultural assimilation occurs when members of one cultural group adopt the language, practices and beliefs of another group, often losing aspects of their traditional culture in the process. One example involves the force... More »

While there is a popular perception of Vikings as barbaric, marauding raiders, this only paints a partial image of a culture that included mothers, children, old and infirm people; in fact, as a whole, the ancient Scandi... More »

By studying the past, scientists are better able to determine how people and animals have evolved, how they lived and how they may continue to grow in future generations. Studying the past allows scientists to learn how ... More »

Public opinion is measured via public opinion polls. Polling organizations, advertisers, and politicians conduct opinion polls to measure public support for a variety of issues. More »