Dr. Jeni Cross, Professor, Sociology, Director, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences

Dr. Jeni Cross, Professor, Sociology, Director, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences

Dr Jeni is a professor in the department of sociology at the Colorado state university.

 

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Overview

Does social science ever contradict your common sense? Well, we had been encountered this question several times in our lives but sometimes fail to answer.

Then, who will take the decision? If you are also in a dilemma, then Dr Jeni Cross is here for your rescue.

Dr Jeni Cross is a community sociologist conducting research with and for community partners to solve community problems and improve quality of life. Her research has focused on public health issues, place attachment, behaviour change, community engagement, and using social networks to create systems change. She earned a bachelor s degree from Colorado State University. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California at Davis.

[00:43] – About Dr. Jeni Cross

  • Professor Jeni is a community sociologist
  • Doing research with and for community agencies & groups to address community issues
  • Dr Jeni is a professor in the department of sociology at the Colorado state university
  • Founder & director of the institute for research in social science

[1:35]– The 3 myths of behavioural change.

  • People think sociology is common sense
  • Social science contradicts common sense
  • Science tells us the path towards the outcome

[24:28] – What inspires you to go ahead?

  • We all are here with a gift to share and deliver
  • My path & passion is to help people to make a transformation
  • People’s questions inspire me to go ahead
  • Overcoming the complicated stuff inspires me all the time

[21:04] – What science tells you is actually beneficial?

  • Organizations are hardest to change,
  • Schools have become commercial buildings where there is successful behavioral change.

[10:40] – What is the typical question & who are the typical people who would then ask you for support and help?

  • Social science is a tool that is used for change
  • People implement things after watching my TED talk
  • Human beings want to maintain their full tactile sensational
  • From domestic violence victims and supporters to glove manufacturers trying to ensure worker safety worldwide, there is so much diversity in the people.

[29:50]- What would be your advice to young people to be successful?

  • Discover or uncover your uniqueness
  • It’s dangerous to go with your common sense every time

RESOURCES:

You can connect with Dr Jeni Cross- on LinkedIn 

Visit – https://www.drjenicross.com/

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  • Professor Jeni is a community sociologist
  • Doing research with and for community agencies & groups to address community issues
  • Dr Jeni is a professor in the department of sociology at the Colorado state university
  • Founder & director of the institute for research in social science

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