By: Michael Totten
The confirmation bias is the tendency to cherry pick data to fit a hypothesis, avoiding any data which disproves that hypothesis. Selective information gathering can apply either to selective memory or to selection of new data. A famous example of both is the lunar effect...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The standard Internet forum is based on ideals, attitudes, opinions, or hobbies that are shared by members of a group, just as in the real world. As such, Internet forums are little societies that operate within the greater society of a social networking site. In...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Social networking can be viewed in two senses: in the sense of interacting socially and undergoing socialization at sites throughout the Internet, or in interacting socially , and undergoing socialization in the real world. Many sociological constructs consider that human societies are systems which contain subsystems...
Book reviews: The Myth of Repressed Memory, False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse, by Elizabeth Loftus and Katherine Ketcham
By: Philo Gabriel
Elizabeth Loftus is one of the top scientific experts in the world on human memory. Throughout her career she has been a strong, sometimes lonely, voice against the criminal hysteria of the "recovered memory" movement. I respect and applaud her for having written an important...
Natural selection versus life experience and human behavior
By: James Dubreze
We ought to believed that we are not free, and that the very idea that we have free speech is only a figment of our imagination. We live in a world of appearances, created by the human mind, which uses the material senses as...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The technical and general understanding of the difference between qualitative and quantitative data is that quantitative data is in numerical form. Qualitative data is any data that is not in numerical form. Quantitative data is considered to be "hard" data which is measurable, verifiable, and...
By: Thomas Austen
Lombroso's theory can no longer be taken seriously do you agree Cesare Lombroso was an Italian criminologist (1835-1909), he devised a theory that criminality is a psychological trait, however if someone has a criminal mind, this can be recognised by their appearance. Cesare believed...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Internet "flame wars" are sometimes the stuff of legend within the tens of thousands of forums that exist on line. Whether the war is a consequence of an individual posting a series of inflammatory and controversial posts, or whether the war is a basic failure...
Written Text as a Communication Medium
By: Ryan Gray
This question falls in line with the time-honored tradition of investigating whether the item that came first still has what it takes to last. But the item under examination here has been around longer than just about every other form of communication, so there is...
By: Cody Hodge
How do disputes arise in social networking? A good question, and the answer is that social networking disputes arise because there are actually people running the sites, and using the sites. You can put the person on a computer, but you only turn the computer...

 

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