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Social Sciences problem: Introspection

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Literature Review: Introspection problem for Social Sciences

This “Ten Problems for Social Sciences in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students’ theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. interculturalism,
  2. introspection,
  3. truth,
  4. authenticity,
  5. human enhancement,
  6. critical thinking,
  7. technocracy,
  8. privilege,
  9. ethics,
  10. higher education.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.


2 Introspection

THE PROBLEM — Introspection is a key tool for approaching one’s private mental events. Human subjects can accurately introspect about their errors, their reaction time and their attention. That said, various sources of errors may accompany introspection.

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CONCLUSIONS — How we consciously perceive the external world has troubled humans since the beginning of the scientific inquiry. The biases and distortions accompanying introspection are a necessary by-product of a subject’s cognition. Consciously improving emotional intelligence through self-introspection, individuals can master the skill of decision making. Autoethnography examines the differences that exist between different people, races, and regions around the globe. Transdisciplinary and philosophy-of-science analyses compare metrologists’ structural framework of physical measurement with psychologists’ and social scientists’ fiat measurement of constructs. Algorithmic procedures are probably the leading technology in achieving the destruction of ordinary lives that neoliberal austerity requires. As people navigate violence, whether for the purpose of research or simply everyday life, their actions transform social spaces and relationships. Political bias can slip in and distort the research process and scientific pursuit of truth at many stages. A typical weak positive prayer-wellbeing association is observed at group level in Denmark, which disappears when controlling for social desirability. Multi-senses acquire creative significances upon the attractive and holding power of museum exhibitions, specifically the emotional relevance and resonances.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …


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