Steve RoseSteve Rose holds a PhD in sociology from Queen’s University. His dissertation inquires into the problem of suicidal ideation among Canadian military Veterans returning from Afghanistan.

This site explores how social bonds make us happier and healthier by providing a sense of purpose and belonging. Drawing on sociology’s disciplinary roots, Durkheim states, “society is the end on which our better selves depend,” and if it disintegrates into a dog-eat-dog world of, as Weber said, “specialists without spirit, and sensualists without heart,” we will lose a sense of community and what Tönnies described makes us happiest: “when one is surrounded by his family and his own circle.” This sociological framework is applied to issues facing veterans in transition to civilian life, in addition to the field of behavioral addictions.