We the People: Socius – 10 Words


an extended group having a distinctive cultural organization

As a society, we ignore such hate at our peril.Washington Post (Oct 8, 2015)

the state of being connected together as in memory

It recalls the profession’s association with Florence Nightingale, who is credited as the founder of modern nursing.Washington Times (Sep 25, 2015)

marked by friendly companionship with others

Researchers gathered 235 million tweets sent over six weeks and analyzed the frequency and ratio of words typically associated with certain social and behavioral characteristics.US News (Oct 1, 2015)

the adoption of the behavior of the surrounding culture

The word kindergarten means “children’s garden,” and it was originally conceived of as a time of play, discovery, and socialization.Slate (Oct 1, 2014)

inclined to or conducive to companionship with others

Tapas are sociable nibbles whose small size, a Spanish writer once put it, conveys “the respect shown the meal awaiting at home.”New York Times (Aug 28, 2015)

one who is well known or prominent in fashionable circles

Edward, who abdicated to marry the American socialite Wallis Simpson, faced numerous accusations of being a Nazi sympathiser.The Guardian (Jul 18, 2015)

a political advocate of state control of industry

Commander of the Army, General Pinochet, had seized control and immediately ordered his opponents, principally communists and socialists, to be rounded up.The Guardian (Sep 9, 2015)

the study and classification of human societies

To resolve conflicts, Gottman says we can learn from game theory—the study of conflict and decision making used in political science, sociology and economics.Scientific American (Mar 25, 2015)

a person with an antisocial personality disorder

It is believed that sociopaths make up just 1% of any given population; the rest of us have an enormous potential capacity for empathy.The Guardian (Jul 20, 2014)

hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of behavior

The longer we cling to strong beliefs about the existence of pure evil, the more aggressive and antisocial we become. Scientific American (Oct 29, 2013)

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