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Social Sciences

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Disease relevance of Social Sciences

  • Models of contagion arise broadly in both the biological and the social sciences, with applications ranging from the transmission of infectious diseases to the spread of cultural fads [1].

Psychiatry related information on Social Sciences


High impact information on Social Sciences

  • Respondents reported reviewing papers for 274 other journals in 1987, 81% of which were monitored by the Science Citation Index or the Social Science Citation Index [7].
  • The primary objective of the meeting was to foster the exchange of information on the effects of nicotine and tobacco use, as well as factors which influence their use, drawing from biological, behavioral and social sciences [8].
  • Studies of the sex ratio in the social sciences and animal behaviour either support or are compatible with the idea that the sex-determining role of X- and Y-chromosome bearing spermatozoa may be preceded by factors under maternal control which provide for differential access of spermatozoa [9].
  • The Statistical Package for Social Sciences software (Base 10.0, 1995, SPSS Inc, Chicago, IL) was used for statistical analysis [10].
  • Living in the paddies: a social science perspective on how inland valley irrigated rice cultivation affects malaria in Northern Côte d'Ivoire [11].

Biological context of Social Sciences

  • The solution to the riddle of pharmacologic, psychological, and social addiction to nicotine, heroin, alcohol, and a high-fat diet, and the discovery and implementation of strategies for spreading healthy "addictions" will aid in solving many major public health and social science problems in the next century [12].
  • The following databases were searched: Telemedicine Information Exchange (TIE) database, MEDLINE, Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), Psycinfo, and Citation Index of Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL) [13].
  • METHODS: Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index databases were used to collate data on ophthalmology research literature from 1980 to 2000 [14].

Associations of Social Sciences with chemical compounds


Gene context of Social Sciences

  • Public health measures employed to fight against the spread of SARS need to be guided by biomedical knowledge as well as an understanding of the social science aspects of the disease [20].
  • Second, it developed a national/local partnership (Triangle 2) among the Faculties of Arts, Agriculture and Medicine at the University of Peradeniya by involving them in a joint programme of health social science research and training covering the entire range of activities from proposal development to dissemination of research results [17].
  • Of 200 libraries in 50 states 130 responded to a survey showing the major CD-ROM databases available: ERIC, PsycLIT, INFOTRAC/INFOTRAC II, Social Science Index, COMPACT DISCLOSURE [21].
  • Medicine as social science: the case of Freud on homosexuality [22].
  • The results were analyzed using ANOVA of the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) 9.0 version [23].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Social Sciences


  1. Universal behavior in a generalized model of contagion. Dodds, P.S., Watts, D.J. Phys. Rev. Lett. (2004) [Pubmed]
  2. A population-based twin study of self-esteem and gender. Kendler, K.S., Gardner, C.O., Prescott, C.A. Psychological medicine. (1998) [Pubmed]
  3. The Medical Humanities at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine: historical, theoretical, and curricular perspectives. Wear, D. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. (2003) [Pubmed]
  4. Popularity or influence? The use of citation index to identify leaders in family therapy. L'Abate, L., Thaxton, M.L. Family process. (1980) [Pubmed]
  5. Reviewing the effort-reward imbalance model: drawing up the balance of 45 empirical studies. van Vegchel, N., de Jonge, J., Bosma, H., Schaufeli, W. Social science & medicine (1982) (2005) [Pubmed]
  6. Testosterone and men's depression: the role of social behavior. Booth, A., Johnson, D.R., Granger, D.A. Journal of health and social behavior. (1999) [Pubmed]
  7. Who are the peer reviewers and how much do they review? Yankauer, A. JAMA (1990) [Pubmed]
  8. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Perkins, K.A., Benowitz, N., Henningfield, J., Newhouse, P., Pomerleau, O., Swan, G. Addiction (1996) [Pubmed]
  9. Sex determination and the maternal dominance hypothesis. Grant, V.J. Hum. Reprod. (1996) [Pubmed]
  10. Food type, food preparation, and competitive food purchases impact school lunch plate waste by sixth-grade students. Marlette, M.A., Templeton, S.B., Panemangalore, M. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. (2005) [Pubmed]
  11. Living in the paddies: a social science perspective on how inland valley irrigated rice cultivation affects malaria in Northern Côte d'Ivoire. De Plaen, R., Geneau, R., Teuscher, T., Koutoua, A., Seka, M.L. Trop. Med. Int. Health (2003) [Pubmed]
  12. The key scientific issue of the next century: the science of addiction. Hirayama, T. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. (1990) [Pubmed]
  13. Limitations of patient satisfaction studies in telehealthcare: a systematic review of the literature. Williams, T.L., May, C.R., Esmail, A. Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association. (2001) [Pubmed]
  14. Research contributions in ophthalmology: Australia's productivity. Davis, M., Wilson, C.S. Clin. Experiment. Ophthalmol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  15. Discrimination in Social Science & Medicine? Waitzkin, H. International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation. (1990) [Pubmed]
  16. Methylmercury and the health of indigenous peoples: a risk management challenge for physical and social sciences and for public health policy. Wheatley, B., Wheatley, M.A. Sci. Total Environ. (2000) [Pubmed]
  17. Promoting interdisciplinary collaboration in health research in developing countries: lessons from the Triangle Programme in Sri Lanka. Silva, K.T., Peeters, R., Lewis, J. Acta Trop. (1994) [Pubmed]
  18. The role of the social sciences in determining the constitutionality of capital punishment. White, W.S. The American journal of orthopsychiatry. (1975) [Pubmed]
  19. Social sciences in malaria control. Jones, C., Williams, H.A. Trends Parasitol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  20. SARS in Singapore: surveillance strategies in a globalising city. Teo, P., Yeoh, B.S., Ong, S.N. Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands) (2005) [Pubmed]
  21. CD-ROM databases in academic libraries. Piotrowski, C., Perdue, B. Psychological reports. (1989) [Pubmed]
  22. Medicine as social science: the case of Freud on homosexuality. Ruse, M. The Journal of medicine and philosophy. (1981) [Pubmed]
  23. Bifunctional effect of human IFN-gamma on cultured human fibroblasts from Tenon's capsule. Guo, Y., Ge, J., Liu, H., Li, Y., Zheng, J., Huang, X., Lan, Y. Yan ke xue bao = Eye science / "Yan ke xue bao" bian ji bu. (2000) [Pubmed]
  24. Comprehensive discharge planning with postdischarge support for older patients with congestive heart failure: a meta-analysis. Phillips, C.O., Wright, S.M., Kern, D.E., Singa, R.M., Shepperd, S., Rubin, H.R. JAMA (2004) [Pubmed]
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