The psychology behind fire setting
By: Karon Brandt
Most children are fascinated with campfires, fireplaces, bonfires, etc. That’s natural. But when fascination turns into an obsession, fire setting can become a serious problem. Juveniles who set fires obsessively become a huge problem to society, and property losses from intentionally set fires total...
Introduction to Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs
By: Jesse Card
The Hierarchy of Needs, postulated by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation”, is easily one of the most prominent models in Western literature regarding factors which motivate human behavior. It is ascribed to by many sectors; to include marketing...
Parental neglect causes behavior problems in children
By: Francis Harris
Child rearing is not straightforward.The question of whether parental neglect causes behavior problems presupposes we have a very clear understanding of (a) what children need to thrive and (b) can accurately determine cause-and-effect when their needs are not being met. Unfortunately, we do not...
Psychology: Adult temper tantrums
By: Robert Grice
Psychology: Adult Temper Tantrums We have all lost our “cool” at times. Is this the same as temper tantrums? I do not believe they are the same. Temper tantrums in adults are more of a chronic issue that typically shapes one’s reputation. We...
Overview of Skinner's theory of personality
By: Robert Grice
B.F. Skinner was part of the Behaviorist “school” of psychology. While other theorists considered human psychology as a complex system of varied influences, Skinner believed the human psyche was not far removed from the cognitive processes found in other animals. Namely, human behavior...
By: Michal Dorcak
Archaeology studies historical human cultures. This is achieved through recovery, documentation, analysis and interpretation of material remains of these historical culture. A lot can be learned thanks to archaeological research. This research has three basic stages, specifically, the survey, excavation and analysis. Survey Archaeological research...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Sometimes it just feels good to have an adult temper tantrum, stomping the feet and kvetching about the unfairness of it all. But problematic adult temper tantrums go farther. They are usually defined as a sudden, unexpected display of anger and rage; or a display...
The power struggle between science and society
By: Jeffrey Graf
Let me first say that this title caught my eye because I believe that is based upon a spurious premise. There have always been struggles between the various forces in society, but science as we know it has only existed for a few hundred years...
Why positive thinking is not about solving problems
By: Bridget Webber
Positive thinking really is not about solving problems. Problems will not disappear just because you think in a positive way about them. You will however, feel differently about them, if you think in a positive manner. It is how you view problems, and your attitude...
By: Suzanne Rose
Are girls who grow up in large families more likely to become pregnant in their teens? There is no definitive answer to this. In some scenarios a larger family might cause it to be more common, while in other scenarios it might make it less...

 

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