Overcrowded prisons: Analysis and solutions
By: Edgar Arold
I have been to prison in the United States about ten years ago as an inmate and currently live in Thailand and visit prisons as a preacher of the Gospel. The prisons in the U.S. for the most part are like country clubs...
By: Elizabeth M Young
In the simplest form, a hypothesis is an assumption that is a tentative explanation of the facts about something. The hypothesis is made in order to test or to examine the assumption's validity or veracity. Hypotheses are inferential in nature, meaning that there is an...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The most highly regarded and rigorous experimental design in sociological research is the controlled experiment, where artificial conditions are established, the highest standards of internal validity prove that there is no other explanation for the cause and effect relationship, and the highest level of external...
An overview of attribution theory
By: D. Victor
How, when and why we determine the causes of behavior (our own or that of others) is the domain of attribution theory. Attribution theory is a critical aspect of social and applied psychology, particularly where issues of motivation and self-esteem arise. Circa 1958, Fritz Heider...
An overview of social cognition theory
By: D. Victor
Social cognition theory is based on two fundamental assumptions. One assumption is that humans learn from the behavior of other humans. The second is that it is important to understand the thought process of a human in order to make a valid and reliable psychological...
Introduction to the three basic analytical thinking tools
By: ib
Scientific theory is based on the fundamental concept that as our knowledge of planet Earth increases, so must our theory. It is the developed human brain's ability to observe, question analyze and interpret how everything works that has allowed the human race to evolve away...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There is rarely the opportunity to perform the classic and most rigorous form of experiment, or The True Experiment, because the first critical requirement is to randomize all selection of test subjects. Second, there must be randomization in all decisions as to which subjects are...
How to interpret the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT) test results
By: Molly Froerer
The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT) is a test of achievement for children and adolescents that is given by psychologists or other qualified professionals and is linked to the WIAT, a test of intelligence. The WIAT includes scores for Reading, Mathematics, Oral Language, and Written...
By: Jillian Jacobs
Cultural anthropology, also known as socio-cultural anthropology, and archaeology are quite closely related to each other. They both belong to the larger academic field of anthropology, the study of all human experience. This field is also occupied by linguistic anthropologists and biological or physical anthropologists...
By: Elizabeth M Young
It is the most profound definition of socialization within a family when a child simply states that "Families do things together, and Mom and Dad make the rules." In an era where there can be miles of physical separation between members of a family...

 

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