By: William J. Stevens
The establishment of sociology saw the dominance of structural theories, perspectives that assume man is the product of society and its institutions. Within this structural paradigm two competing forces emerged; those who claim consensus forms the basis of society, and those who assert that it...
What's your greatest fear?
By: Scott Hayden
Fear comes in many shapes and sizes. What I'm afraid of is the reckless nature of human beings. Take a good look at your newspaper and what's on television. What do you see? I see death, and much of it is usually preventable or completely...
By: Bruce Kriger
Whether we like it or not, our life is filled with both obvious and hidden conflicts that are usually caused by clashes between real interests and imaginary reasons. Life itself starts with conflict: the first cry of a baby, its face showing a grimace of...
By: Bruce Kriger
Freedom is not just a potential opportunity to do the things that one openly chooses to do, because most human actions are predicated on primal instincts such as fear. Moreover, most of the things that one makes others do are done out of fear. Of...
Book reviews: The Lucifer Effect, Understanding How Good People Turn Evil, by Philip Zimbardo
By: Philo Gabriel
In 1971, a team of psychology researchers led by Philip Zimbardo studying how people respond to authority conducted what has become known as the Stanford Prison Experiment. This book is Zimbardo’s account of and reflections on that experiment almost forty years later, and his...
By: Joanna Fletcher
"Those who speak, do not know. Those who know, do not speak." This Zen proverb points to the paradox of leadership: Efficient leaders are those who don't really seem to be doing anything at all. If efficient means using resources wisely, then that leader...
By: Carolyn Varvel
Mind maps, in the classical sense of webbing, drive me nuts. By the time I get the spokes constructed with all the important points, I can't figure out what is important or where to start.For years I used lists as a way to organize...
What's your greatest fear?
By: Dr. G. A. Anderson
The prospect of developing Alzheimer's is my greatest fear. There is nothing that scares me as much, and nothing that creates as much worry. Losing my ability to remember my loved ones, and possibly the ability to remember myself is what is most frightening to...
By: Leigh Goessl
Social engineering is a way to deceive or manipulate people by preying on them. The social engineer relies upon using psychological and physical techniques to control the behavior of others or to manipulate their victims into abiding to their desires.The accomplished social engineer has...
By: Rob Purifoy
Mapping a task is not unlike mapping your route before a trip. If you know where you are going before you get in the car it's easier, faster and less stressful. The big mistake is being overzealous like a dog to a bone and jumping...

 

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