By: Elizabeth M Young
Socialization is the process for passing on the norms, customs, values, and ideologies of a society, either to new adult members, or to succeeding generations of members. In the process of socialization, the concepts, requirements, and assignments of social roles are also passed on. Socialization...
Social design: The Venus Project
By: Lauren Todd
For those of you who may have read my article, "Just What Is The Venus Project, Anyway?" and for those who have not, let me introduce Jacque Fresco; the designer/social engineer and the visionary behind the Venus Project. So why should anyone care about...
Is irritability a symptom of anger
By: Dolores Moore
Without a doubt, irritability is a symptom of anger, as it is a response to that underlying feeling of vexation or annoyance. It is the outward manifestation of that feeling, and as such can erupt into anger if pushed far enough. To irritate someone is...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The anthropological approach is the first field research methodology that we think of when we hear the words "participant observation". To the degree that the observer of a group or situation is also a participant in the group or situation, then the research is defined...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The oldest living plant is the Bristlecone Pine in the White Mountains of California. It is a historical figure. What has it done? It has lived for over 4,700 years. That is all. It has lived for longer than any plant that we know...
By: Paul Schingle
Unhappiness, like any other emotion, is only a result of external circumstances if one lets that be the case. Yes, some (even many) things can happen that are beyond your control. But, the way you respond to these things is within your control. And...
By: Mike Canning
War, and espionage seem to go hand and hand in today's world, Each side of the battlefield is desperately trying to figure out what the other side is doing, without being caught themselves. Of course today there are a wide variety of tools we have...
How to overcome fear
By: Scott Birch
It makes sense that we as an evolving species are still afraid of the unknown. Fear is a survival technique, but since we no longer have to worry about what may be waiting for us in a dark cave; we fear what the future holds...
How to tell if you're too proud
By: Xen
As I carry furniture into her house from the front lawn, my mother regales Melanie, seated on a plastic foot rest and knitting, about the one time I had friends over for New Years Eve."We were used to [my brother] Dan's friends. They drank...
By: Brittany Murrietta
Golden light glows from the lamps and illuminates the talking faces of my relatives. We're all packed into the dining room with the aroma of apple cider drifting through the house. It's Christmas Eve at my mother's house. Thanks to a few bottles of liquor...

 

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