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Social Styles Diagram

Social Styles – which one are you? Merril and Reid’s work on identify social styles helps you to identify your preferences – the style you generally display and deploy at work.  Your social style is how you act routinely which will naturally carry with …

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Advocacy for a Change! - new research paper

‘Case’, ’cause’ and ‘class’ advocacy are important methods for helping disadvantage groups make change and improve their lives. In fact they were the original foundations of the social work profession.  This research paper Advocacy for a Change best pr …

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Love a Quotation.... on change

Change isn’t what it used to be! Included here are quotations from Ghandi, Heraclitus, Winston S. Churchill and Aldous Huxley and more on the topic of change. Be the change you want! Famous quotations about change

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Pop Sociology.. or the sociology of pop music

Pop music tells us lots about our world shifting as it has from celebrating only romantic love to broader social themes and personal strife alongside the diet of getting loved up.  Click on this: Pop Sociology for a fun little section from my book. Ord …

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NEW BOOK: Back For the Future! Sociological Theory and Today's Big Issues

What would the great founders of social theory have to say about happiness statistics, modern capitalism, sexual identity, generation rent or pop music? and what were their ideas about?  This fun, new book is now available at Lulu bookshop in paperback …

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Evaluation matters! refresher, introduction and training exercise

Have you done evaluation before or are you a newcomer? Either way you have evaluated and you have some evaluation skills ever since you first posed a ‘Why…mum?’ question.   What is evaluation and why bother (training) is a short 3 page guide that wil …

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What are the advice needs of unemployed people?

Unemployed people want to change their personal situations and are keen to re-train. This means that setting up advice and support activities with them needs to be broad and widely skilled in its outlook taking into account peoples personal situations …

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Preferring the Irrational? – social behaviour and cognitive bias introduced

The Rational Actor Sample Chapter –  Most of what we do and the decisions and judgement we make are fed and watered by our unconscious, automated thinking. The experts that run our economy, politics and business would have us believe that the world is …

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