The importance of ethnography in media research
By: Jennie Mc Donald
In his article The River would Run Red with Blood', Larry Taylor attempts to understand and put forward the answer to what appears to modern society to be a puzzling question. He is doing ethnographic research into an economically depressed area in Donegal; a community...
Understanding the Oedipus complex
By: Jennie Mc Donald
Greek tragedies affirmed the moral values which were once at the core of Greek societies. Theatre allowed authors such as Sophocles, to experiment with new ideas, explore certain issues and to test them in a safe way. According to Aristotle, catharsis is essential to the...
If and why we fear death
By: Dolores Moore
Death is the final, inevitable journey all who live must take. Unlike any other trips that are planned, there is no set timetable or itinerary available, it will just happen, for we know not the hour or the moment. If we as humans fear death...
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) described
By: Jonnie Chastain
NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMINGIn the early 1970's John Grinder, a Linguist, and Richard Bandler, an Information Scientist, set about discovering the secrets of effective people. Could their behavior be duplicated? Could the brain copy a healthy pattern of behavior that would lead to positive effects both physically...
How to achieve a higher level of self confidence
By: Joseph Wardy
Achieving self confidence is not a matter of financial investment or purchase. We cannot go to a store and buy confidence nor can we go to the bank to save or store it. And I am not sure we can achieve it as achievement is...
Neanderthals in popular culture
By: Anita Lucia
One of my favorite book series as a child was The Time Warp Trio books, by Jon Scieszka, about a group of boys who manage to zip around time and space via a magic book. My favorite in the series? Your Mother Was a Neanderthal...
Intuition: Have you ever met someone you immediately disliked?
By: Dolores Moore
The answer to this must be "yes" for every person, unless they are blessed with saintliness. Though I admit I have liked more people on first meeting than disliked, nevertheless, this does happen. The immediacy of such a dislike stems from a gut reaction, a...
The social self and its role in identity
By: Tracy Reed
In my live I have belonged to several different social groups. Primarily the four that have had the largest impact on my life would be my family, friends, choir, and religious affiliation. Each one has played a role in the development of my moral beliefs...
Intuition: Have you ever met someone you immediately disliked?
By: Cody Hodge
I would call you a liar if you could honestly tell me that you have never met someone that for whatever rubbed you the wrong way the moment you met them. Sure, maybe your opinion changed of them when you got to know them, but...
By: Jonte Rhodes
Neanderthal man was a separate species from modern day humans that existed in Europe and Asia before modern humans inhabited these areas. However around the time that modern man colonized these same areas as Neanderthal man, they began to become extinct, and disappeared completely from...

 

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