Differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
By: Marissa Iacullo
Have you ever wondered what drives a single parent to drag themselves to work after a sleepless night only to come home to cook and clean their homes knowing they must repeat these steps over and over again for weeks, days, or months? If you...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The concept of social engineering can be viewed on various scales which range from massive manipulations of whole societies, to interaction between two persons that results in a great social impact. But, regardless of the scale, social engineering involves actions which are manipulative in nature...
The US prison system: How it fails
By: Kathrine Mills
Reflecting on prisons in the United States today, we are faced with an ugly truth. They are simply trying to keep criminals off the streets. The claims of the desire to rehabilitate people, is a nice notion, but it truly has never been the...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The military as a social construct is a widely varied, vast and historically rich field to study. Throughout history, life before, between and after battles concerned housing, socializing, and relating to people in the disputed regions, at home, and in permanent or temporary camps and...
By: Richard Serra
For a number of years I thought about why I immediately disliked someone without ever getting to know them. Quite often I'd remark that I can't stand this person or that person for no reason other than that it was my immediate thought at the...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The changing role of urbanization in the 21st century is being driven by the changing ability of the population to thrive in settings that are neither rural nor urban. The growth of suburban agglomerations where industry, commerce, cultural and other features that were traditionally confined...
How to understand the emotions of a child
By: Brenda Schmitt
Children who are well loved and secure are refreshingly open about what they are feeling. This is part of their charm. Of course, don't expect your five years old to understand you might not want him to repeat your negative review of the pastors...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Belief should be only one of the building blocks of culture. Factual proof, gained over time, through experience, training or study, constitutes much of a societal culture that intends to survive for a time. Belief serves a society when proof is not available in the...
How are values related to culture?
By: Cody Hodge
How are values related to culture? If you stop and think about it, our values are related to the culture that we live in. You grow up only knowing the ways of life that you are living in. Regardless of who you are, or what...
In the animal world man alone has culture
By: Elizabeth M Young
The studies of culture as it exists in the animal world are extensive. Animal groups are capable of amazingly sophisticated levels of group interaction and behaviors that are passed down from generation to generation. But one overriding definition of culture has not been developed. Culture...

 

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