Fictional Archaeologist Inspires Interest in this Field
By: Len Morse
The Indiana Jones movies have inspired interest in archaeology, even though the movies are based around a fictitious character. These films do not give archaeology a bad name at all: They focus on the adventures of an intelligent, respectable man who is passionate about his...
Coping with criticism
By: Elizabeth M Young
Criticism can be constructive. Criticism can be destructive. Some people criticize in order to manipulate or control others. Others criticize in order to hurt, discourage or harm. Other critics cannot or will not edit the content of their negative and malignant minds before they speak...
Social Interaction: Causes and speculations
By: Elizabeth M Young
In speculating about the causes of social interaction, there are three readily identifiable causes of social interaction: requirement, desire, and need. Requirement: All humans live within the confines of a sovereign nation, even if they live in isolated and unregulated areas. At some point these...
Megalopolis vs metropolis: The difference explained
By: Elizabeth M Young
Beginning with the basic definitions: A metropolis is one city with a population of half a million or more residents that sits at the core of an "agglomeration" of smaller urban entities that merge into a continuous built up area. A megalopolis is a regional...
Why do some people complain about everything
By: Adele Gregory
Complaining. It clears the air and defends your rights. It can even be a social glue. Who hasn't felt closer to workmates after a good moan around the water cooler? For some, however, complaining seems to be the only acceptable form of conversation. People can...
Uncovering the significance of dreams
By: Carole Somerville
Dream Analysis and Dream Incubation to help Uncover the Significance of Dreams The ability to see into the future while dreaming has formed the plot for many fictional stories. Some people might even argue that they can actually see the future in their dreams. -...
Freud's famous theory
By: Carole Somerville
In a process called psychoanalysis, Freud would look to his patients' dreams to discover what was going on in the subconscious mind. Dreams that are pure wish fulfilment can sometimes be straightforward and easy to analyse. Freud and Dreams However, dreams rich in symbolism are...
Guide to attachment styles in adults
By: Carole Somerville
Although Bowlby focused on infant-caregiver attachment, he believed attachment characterized human experience from "the cradle to the grave". In the mid-1980s researchers began to take the possibility that attachment processes may play out in adulthood more seriously. Phil Shaver was one of the first researchers...
By: Darian Peters
Evolutionary psychology is a scientific approach to the mind that has developed significantly over the last few decades. It challenges the standard social science model, which saw the mind as blank slate. Evolutionary psychologists such as Steven Pinker and Leda Cosmides, for example, see the...
How is religion related to social life?
By: Megan Stoddard
Religion is a piece of everyone's social identity, every bit as much as gender, ethnic, and national identity. Often, religion is correlated with ethnic and/or national identity, if not one and the same. If you are Jewish or Hindu, your religion and ethnic identity are...

 

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