What is cultural competence?
By: Jael Ravalyn
Why is Cultural Competence so high on the Health Care business priority list? Is it just a move by some politically correct agenda or is there truly any real benefit? Exploring an example of Cultural Competence at work may help: A cultural enclave in Texas...
Introduction to research methods in psychology
By: Carole Somerville
Psychologists use a variety of methods to test out a theory or hypothesis. The starting point of any scientific study is a question or list of questions. Questions lead to the formation of a theory. Questions a child psychologists might ask for instance are: Why...
By: Paul Schingle
Chosen and delivered carefully, words can be as painful (or even moreso) as "sticks and stones." There are a number of factors contributing to the degree and depth of the hurt. Who is using the hurtful language? What is the context? How accurate are...
The teenage struggle
By: Julie Zhu
No doubt, there is no other part of childhood which defines all aspects of one’s life more than the teenage years. During these measly seven years, we severe old friendships, make new bonds, and walk the path towards reality. And in some aspects, we...
By: Paul Schingle
It takes all kinds, I've often heard it said. Probably every last one of us has met at least one person who finds a reason to complain about everything. Sometimes, the sound of the complaining is grating on the nerves. If it's a person with...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The basic concepts of Sociology are not as basic as we would like them to be! As soon as a brilliant theorist comes up with an immutable set of laws that explain human activity or that operate on humans, humans find a way to challenge...
By: Elizabeth M Young
We have benefitted enormously from the scientific and technological advances in medicine, but technology and hard science is not enough when considering ways in which to deliver the benefits to groups and societies. This is a time when Medical Anthropology is a much needed approach...
Why do we let insecurity run our lives?
By: REPuckett
Insecurity is defined, in a psychological sense, as a feeling of apprehensiveness and uncertainty; a lack of assurance or stability. More fundamentally, it is the basic fear of the unknown. It is not hard to imagine how one could decide to avoid making certain decisions...
Defining Saussure's 'The Sign'
By: Maureen Cutajar
Ferdinand de Saussure was born in Geneva and attended University at Leipzig before moving to Paris to teach. He is considered to be the founder of modern linguistics. His work was the starting point for structuralism and much of semiotics. His lectures were reconstructed from...
What is a pathological liar?
By: Molly Froerer
Everyone lies a little, tells only part of the truth, or leaves out relevant facts. A smaller proportion of people lie a lot, and some people lie to the extent that their listeners cannot ever trust their words. Some of these people are referred to...

 

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