By: Elizabeth M Young
Culture is the environment and practice of striving for excellence, refinement and formalization of social or group expression, education, art, and symbolic expression and behavior. Values are the group or social expression of that which is right and wrong, good and bad, acceptable or unacceptable...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The concept and practice of insuring mankind's property and operations against the certain and uncertain damage that can happen is an ancient one. The earliest evidence of insurance programs lie in Babylonia, where merchants established contracts with their investors to forgive any loans if their...
Theories about how society influences behavior
By: John Tyler - 381773
It would be hard to find a person when asked if they attribute their development as a political, personal, moral, and religious individual to the society they live in. It seems all too common that people seek to rebel and repress mainstream culture as a...
Emotional intelligence = intelligence quotient
By: Joanna Fletcher
Daniel Goleman says that “Academic intelligence has little to do with emotional life” and goes on to say “…people with with high IQs can be stunningly poor pilots of their private lives.” In Chapter 3 of his popular book on the...
Is psychology really scientific?
By: Eric Youmans
Psychology is not an exact science. One cannot duplicate experiments with human subjects and get the exact same results time after time. Contrast psychology to a hard science such as physics or chemistry. You can test the theory of gravity and get the same...
Overview of Sigmund Freud classical psychoanalysis
By: Eric Youmans
The psychoanalytic method of treatment was developed by Sigmund Freud. Although some modern psychologists attach little significance to the theories of Freud, his treatments have been used for over a century, which leads one to conclude that there must be something of value in psychoanalysis...
Is irritability a symptom of anger
By: Carol Gioia
Irritability is a symptom of anger, but being irritable cannot be exclusively attributed to being angry. There are many reasons a person might display signs of extreme annoyance, anger being just one of them. Irritability can be a by-product of myriad mental and physical conditions...
By: Art Moran
Despite the natural resilience that most children radiate prior to reaching their adolescence, there remains extensive findings whereby; it can be determined that being raised in poverty can have lasting effects both psychologically, and sociologically. There are specific attributes children seem to possess that tend...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The Union Carbide Bhopal disaster at Bophal, Madaya Pradesh, India, ranks as one of the biggest man made disasters. Since the disaster occurred on December 3, 1984, over 25,000 eventually died from direct effects of the release of a combination of methyl isocyanate and...
Gottfredson's theory of circumscription and compromise
By: Molly Froerer
Linda Gottfredson is a psychological theorist who works in the area of gender roles and careers. She begins with four major assumptions: the career development process begins in childhood; career aspirations are attempts to implement one’s self-concept (social components of self-concept include self-perceptions of...

 

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