In 1933, President Herbert Hoover commissioned the "Ogburn Report," a comprehensive study of social trends in the United States. Fifty years later, a symposium of noted social and behavioral scientists marked the report's anniversary with a book of their own from the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. The 10 chapters presented here relate the developments detailed in the "Ogburn Report" to modern social trends. This book discusses recent major strides in the social and behavioral sciences, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, and linguistics.
Table of Contents
|The Ogburn Vision Fifty Years Later||19-35|
|Measuring Social Change||36-72|
|Uncertainty, Diversity, and Organizational Change||73-94|
|Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting||95-110|
|Public Statistics and Democratic Politics||111-128|
|Deterrence in Criminology and Social Policy||129-152|
|Choices, Values, and Frames||153-172|
|Changing Views of Cognitive Competence in the Young||173-207|
|Some Developments in Research on Language Behavior||208-248|
|Visual Perception of Real and Represented Objects and Events||249-298|
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