A feral child is a human child who has lived isolated from human contact from a very young age.
A feral child is a human child who has lived isolated from human contact from a very young age, and has no (or little) experience of human care, loving or social behavior, and, crucially, of human language.
Their integration into human society is also made to seem relatively easy.
They often seem mentally impaired and have almost insurmountable trouble learning human language.
The fact that feral children lack these abilities pinpoints the role of socialization in human development.
A race is a human population that is believed to be distinct in some way from other humans based on real or imagined physical differences.
Racial classifications are rooted in the idea of biological classification of humans according to morphological features such as skin color or facial characteristics.
Conceptions of race, as well as specific racial groupings, are often controversial due to their impact on social identity and how those identities influence someone's position in social hierarchies (see identity politics).Ethnicity, while related to race, refers not to physical characteristics but social traits that are shared by a human population.
Documentary research involves examining texts and documents as evidence of human behavior.
It is possible to do sociological research without directly involving humans at all.
Media studies may draw on traditions from both the social sciences and the humanities, but mostly from its core disciplines of mass communication, communication, communication sciences, and communication studies.
Content analysis refers to the study of recorded human communications, such as paintings, written texts, and photos.
It falls under the category of unobtrusive research, which can be defined as ways for studying human behavior without affecting it in the process.