Category: Sociology

Are You Impressed?

Remember the last time you met someone for the first time? Now assume they never spoke. You still learned something about them, right? You form judgements about everything including: Social status Trustworthiness Health Education Gender Sexual orientation Marital status At the same time, you’re creating this picture about who the other person is, your target…
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Should Supermom Wear a Cape?

From caring for children and other family to holding down one or more jobs outside of the home, mothers do it all.  Moms, nevertheless, get a bum rap for their clothing choices.  The term “mom jeans” says it all — the epitome of fashion flops.  Sippy cup stains become a badge of honor.  How do…
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The Language of Color

What colors are you wearing right now? Did you have to look? Most people spend little time deliberating about the colors they put on. Yet color is usually the first thing other people notice about us. Color is so pervasive in our lives that it’s inescapable. It’s a language unto itself that is buried deep…
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Why Do We Wear Clothes?

Getting dressed is something that we all do every day.  More than seven billion people wear clothes—every day. Most would say that we wear clothing to keep us warm.  Yet that doesn’t explain why clothing continues to be worn through hot temperatures.  Even in cultures near the equator, clothing is worn regularly.  In those warm…
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