What is the future of religion?
By: Bob Lloyd
The future of religion is intimately connected with the development of society itself, its beliefs and customs, its values and traditions. Religions express long-standing cultural beliefs about our origins and the world we live in and the meaning of our lives. But they have also...
Biology Culture Arts Animals Symbiosis
By: Christyl Rivers
Man alone has culture? In the Helium debate, presumably taken only by humans, (despite the fondness your cat may have for the keyboard); the idea that many animals have culture is far and away in the lead. Looking deep into nature, as Albert Einstein suggested...
What is cognitive psychology?
By: Saba Sajjad
Cognitive psychology is branch of psychology, which deals with the perception, learning, and thoughts of people. Cognitive psychologists study how people perceive, remember and think about information. Now the question arises about influencing human cognition. Is it nature or Nurture? The most accepted current view...
By: Judith Willson
Increasing suburbanistation from the 1940s onwards led to increasing racial segregation and intensified class divides. The two are linked and the root cause is the same. Particular groups of people would move into the suburbs, and others wouldn’t. This intensified each group’s sense...
What is the Forer Effect in Psychology?
By: Drake Tae
The Forer Effect is an phenomenon observed by psychologists. Experiments have revealed a variety of strange tendencies with respect to how human beings reasons. One of these tendencies involves the fact that people are more inclined to accept claims when they believe the claim is...
Criticisms of urban sprawl
By: Judith Willson
Many of the problems associated with urban sprawl can be mitigated during the planning stage, or by residents and authorities afterwards. The main criticisms usually fall into one of the following areas, and they nearly always have solutions: Aesthetic concerns The first criticism most people...
By: Drake Tae
The bystander effect is a psychological tendency observed by psychologists. Essentially, it's been revealed that the likelihood of a person helping in an emergency decreases as the number of people nearby increases. For instance, someone witnessing a car crash who is walking alone at night...
How to design a walkable neighborhood
By: Judith Willson
If you are involved in the planning process of a new development then designing a walkable neighbourhood might be high on your list of priorities. With fuel prices shooting up, people wishing to move away from dependence on oil, and growing concern about the environment...
What is new urbanism?
By: Judith Willson
New urbanism is a design movement which began in the 1980s in response to the rapidly increasing urban sprawl in the United States. Taking its inspiration from developments done before the rise of the automobile it promotes mixed, walkable communities that are easy on the...
The hidden cost of living in the suburbs: Transportation
By: Judith Willson
Before moving to the suburbs most people have a good idea of how their cost of living will change. Mortgage payments, tax, even home energy and maintenance are taken into account. However there are substantial hidden costs that come with a suburban lifestyle, and the...

 

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