Office Hours

  • Tues/Thurs 1:00-2:00pm
  • or by appointment
 
 

Paul McLaughlin

Associate Professor of

Sociology

Sturges 121h
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-6200
mclaughp@geneseo.edu

Paul

Paul McLaughlin has been a faculty member of Geneseo since 2008.

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • M.S., University of Chicago

Research Interests

Dr. McLaughlin's primary interest is in tracing the parallels between the Darwinian revolution and changes currently occurring within various subfields of the social sciences. He has also done empirical research in organizational ecology, including studies of the cooperative movement in Saskatchewan, Canada and the U.S. environmental movement. His current research is focused on the use of evolutionary models to understand the dynamics of vulnerability to climate change and other natural hazards.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • McLaughlin, Paul. 2012. "The Second Darwinian Revolution:Steps Toward A New Evolutionary Environmental Sociology." Nature and Culture 7 (3): 231-258.
  • McLaughlin, Paul. 2012. "Ecological Modernization in Evolutionary Perspective." Organization and Environment 25 (2): 178-196.
  • McLaughlin, Paul. 2011. Climate Change, Adaptation and Vulnerability:Reconceptualizing Societal-Environment Interaction within a Socially Constructed Adaptive Landscape. Organization and Environment 24(3):269-291.
  • McLaughlin, Paul and Thomas Dietz. 2008. "Structure, Agency and Environment: Toward an Integrated Perspective on Vulnerability." Global Environmental Change 18:99-111.
  • McLaughlin, Paul. 2001. "Towards an Ecology of Social Action: Merging the Ecological and Constructivist Traditions." Human Ecology Review 8(2):12-28.
  • McLaughlin, Paul and Marwan Khawaja. 2000. "The Organizational Dynamics of the U.S. Environmental Movement: Legitimation, Resource Mobilization and Political Opportunity." Rural Sociology 65(3):422-439.
  • McLaughlin, Paul. 1998. "Rethinking the Agrarian Question: The Limits of Essentialism and the Promise of Evolutionism." Human Ecology Review 5(2):25-39.
  • McLaughlin, Paul. 1996. "Resource Mobilization and Density Dependence in Cooperative Purchasing Associations in Saskatchewan Canada." Rural Sociology 61(2):326-348.
My Classes

SOCL 211:
R/Statistics for Social Resrch

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    Data presentation, descriptive statistical analysis, and basic inferential techniques. Theoretical and methodological issues, as well as statistical applications, are studied. Students are trained to develop quantitative analysis skills and an ability to use statistics in social science disciplines and day-to-day life. (Students may not receive credit for more than one 200-level statistics course, including credit for more than one of the following courses: ECON 202, MATH 242, PLSC 251, PSYC 250, and SOCL 211.) Prerequisites: Three years of high school mathematics including intermediate algebra.

Socl 211:
R/Statistics for Social Resrch

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    Data presentation, descriptive statistical analysis, and basic inferential techniques. Theoretical and methodological issues, as well as statistical applications, are studied. Students are trained to develop quantitative analysis skills and an ability to use statistics in social science disciplines and day-to-day life. (Students may not receive credit for more than one 200-level statistics course, including credit for more than one of the following courses: ECON 202, MATH 242, PLSC 251, PSYC 250, and SOCL 211.) Prerequisites: Three years of high school mathematics including intermediate algebra.

SOCL 340:
Social Movements

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    Both elementary forms of collective groups and varieties of social movements that affect social change are analyzed. The focus is on structural and normative considerations. Prerequisites: Any 100-level Sociology course or permission of instructor. Offered every year