Understanding culture and how it applies to psychology
By: Rovanio
Culture applies to all areas of psychology, such as cultural psychology, educational psychology, industrial psychology, and much more. One goal of psychology is to create a model to help people, and culture is one way to achieve that. It touches every aspect of life, such...
Dream interpretations: Teeth falling out
By: Cody Hodge
Have you ever had a dream where your teeth have all of a sudden fallen out? Those dreams are the worst, and sometimes the first thing you do when you wake up is dash to the mirror to make sure that you have all your...
Factors that influence behavior changes
By: Joshua M. Garrin, M.S., ACSM-CPT, ACE-CPT
The timeless sayings “you can’t teach and old dog new tricks” and “you can’t change the spots on a leopard” speak to an inevitable fact of life: Behavior modification can be challenging. In daily life, the continual struggle to do things...
Criminal defined
By: Karen Moore
There are several definitions for criminal, but the one that comes readily to mind is simply someone who breaks the law. Yet, when looked at, the definition of criminal is more than that. An action may be criminal as well, for instance a behavior that...
Chaos theory and sociology
By: Elizabeth M Young
In general, chaos theory is not about disorder, it is about very complicated systems of order. In social sciences, chaos theory is the study of complex non linear dynamic systems of social complexity. This field of theory was born in the 1970s and has grown...
Declining European population rates and fears of minority population growth
By: SophiaRay
The main mistake people make when talking about Europe, is the tendency to generalize facts without taking into consideration the diversity of the continent. It is true that all European countries are experiencing a population decline of the ethnic group in the majority and a...
The cost of crime: How it affects citizens
By: Cody Hodge
The true costs of crime are sometimes hard to really get your hands around. There are many ways in which the entire community suffers when a crime is committed. It isn't just the victims, or the criminals that have to pay the price when a...
Correlation and causation explained
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Correlation and causation are two terms that are often misunderstood, especially in the context of the sciences. Correlation is simply a relationship between variables, whereas causation means that one variable is directly affected or influenced by another variable (i.e. a cause and effect relationship)...
Healthy scepticism: Are oil spill models dependable?
By: Elizabeth M Young
Oil spills introduce volumes of oil into the atmosphere and top layers of the water where natural weathering begins immediately. Depending on the water temperatures and composition, gases vent off, the remaining solids are subject to movement by tides and currents and the oil may...
Introduction to Sigmund Freud's id, ego, and super-ego concepts
By: Kristina Manusu
During the long stretch of time between Aristotle and Kant a new approach to philosophy appeared; a philosophy based on science. No longer did philosophers just ponder about theories and base their theories on observation. Scientific philosophy utilised the new information men were discovering about...

 

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