Rengin Firat

Rengin B. Firat is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of California, Riverside. Her work cuts across sociology and neurosciences to investigate how the human mind organizes and motivates social behavior. She uses functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and large scale social surveys to study the moral and emotional micro-dynamics of ethno-racial inequalities and group polarizations. Her research has been published in journals like Social Science ResearchPerspectives on Psychological Science and Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, amongst others.

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July 20, 2020 in Sociology

Debate: Nothing in Sociology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution

It is time for sociologists to engage in a deeper conversation with evolutionary scientists about human origins and human needs.
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