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  • [Article] Mass Arrests in Turkey’s Ergenekon Case

    [Article] Mass Arrests in Turkey’s Ergenekon Case

    In 2001, reports say, evidence emerged of an upcoming Turkish coup d’état attempt. The newly elected government took little action regarding the plot for over half a decade. Then in 2007 it suddenly launched a massive investigation and began making arrests. Many in Turkey and elsewhere believe the plot to be an invention or an exaggeration by the Turkish government and an excuse to jail dissidents.

     
  • [Article] Two Popular Science Magazines Review the Socionomic Hypothesis

    [Article] Two Popular Science Magazines Review the Socionomic Hypothesis

    John Casti’s just-published book, Mood Matters: From Rising Skirt Lengths to the Collapse of World Powers, continues to bring socionomics to the attention of the academic media. Two of the world’s most prestigious science journals published lengthy reviews of the socionomic hypothesis in their September issues. One write-up was favorable toward Dr. Casti’s book and socionomics, the other less so.

     
  • [Article] WikiLeaks Takes Center Stage; Government Reactions Intensify

    [Article] WikiLeaks Takes Center Stage; Government Reactions Intensify

    Originally published in the Aug. 2010 Socionomist   In his two-part April and May study published in The Socionomist, Alan Hall predicted that: A continuing long-term trend toward negative social mood will cause society to become increasing fearful. This movement will lead to polarized views toward authoritarianism. Increases in surveillance […]

     
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    [Article] From Felix to Mickey, Cartoon Styles Shift Dramatically with Social Mood

    Euan Wilson walks you through animation’s first 40 years step-by-step and shows you how trends in cartoons are actually reflections of waxing and waning social mood throughout the period. This in-depth study will not only alter the way you understand cartoons, it will revolutionize the way you look at popular media.

     
  • Two Books Offer Takes On Socionomics

    Two Books Offer Takes On Socionomics

    Two books discussing socionomics have just hit the scene. One offers a friendly and accessible presentation of the nascent science, the other a proposal to retool governments’ regulatory approach according to socionomic precepts.

     
  • [Article] Social Mood Regulates the Popularity of Stars: The Beatles

    [Article] Social Mood Regulates the Popularity of Stars: The Beatles

    In this exhaustive report from Robert Prechter, you will discover that social mood drives not only market movement, but also the fame, fortune and fallout of the most iconic band in history.

     
  • [Article] Military and Political Leaders Need a Socionomic Perspective

    [Article] Military and Political Leaders Need a Socionomic Perspective

    Guest contributor Michael Flagg asserts that even the best military and political analysts tend to commit a cardinal sin of forecasting. In this discussion, Michael explores the errors of conventional analysis and explains how socionomics gives a better context for understanding geopolitical and corporate conflict.

     
  • [Article] Socionomics in a Snap

    [Article] Socionomics in a Snap

    Read an in-depth interview with Robert R. Prechter, Jr., founder of the Socionomics Institute. “I always feel that it’s taking too long for people to discover socionomics. But when I review the latest developments, I realize that progress is coming along nicely.”

     
  • [Article] Where I Believe Socionomics is Heading

    [Article] Where I Believe Socionomics is Heading

    In a full question and answer interview, Mark Almand and Robert Prechter walk you through the development of socionomic thought from news headlines to the academic chalkboards. This issue also delves into new theoretical insights including a detailed chart of the structure of socionomic theory that puts all the pieces in place.

     
  • [Article] Socionomics Can Benefit Sociology: Baby Names

    [Article] Socionomics Can Benefit Sociology: Baby Names

    What motivates how parents name their children? Seven sociologists attacked this question in three different studies, without a consistent answer between them. Socionomics has an answer, linking name popularity to epidemics and the NASDAQ Composite Index.