Award Date

1-1-2004

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Sociology

First Committee Member

David Dickens

Number of Pages

86

Abstract

Evolutionary theory is the unquestioned paradigm for all biological sciences and is gaining acceptance in many of the social sciences, predominantly psychology and anthropology. Sociology, as a discipline, has failed to embrace evolutionary theory and remains uninformed about the most powerful scientific theory of living things: the theory of evolution by Darwinian selection. Traditional sociological theory is based largely on empirically questionable ideas about human development, behavior, and psychology, and often contradicts fundamental knowledge about evolution. As such, it often fails to contribute to a coherent and progressive corpus of sociological knowledge. Biosocial theories present a compelling alternative to the standard social science model. They provide an empirical account for human behavior by drawing on research from the biological sciences. I propose the following research as a conceptual framework for biosocial theories in the social sciences, explaining how they might be successfully incorporated into sociological thought.

Keywords

Balanced; Biosocial; Sciences; Social; Theory

Controlled Subject

Social sciences--Research

File Format

pdf

File Size

4904.96 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/5jp5-vy39


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