Understanding the relationship between natural selection and evolution
By: Hans Hell
The natural selection is a necessary sub-process during evolution. Charles Darwin was the one who, together with Alfred Russell Wallace, presented the theory of natural selection as an explanation for the observed differences between species. Natural selection is often summarized by the phrase "survival of...
Social psychology: What is social facilitation and social inhibition
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Did you notice that the speed of an athlete increases, in the presence of more competitors. In addition have you noticed sometimes, that your work performance decreases significantly in the presence of more coworkers? Above scenarios can be explained by a concept in social psychology...
Stereotyping vs. sociological hypothesis: The difference
By: Colette Georgii
Stereotyping is a term used by sociologists to describe aspects of racism, ethnocentrism, hate crimes, discrimination, and prejudice; whereas a sociological hypothesis refers to a statistical analysis and conclusion attempted in a scientific research design. A sociologist might use the term stereotyping in a research...
Looking at whether Milgram's obedience experiments were cruel
By: Jesse Vorton
Ian Parker’s article titled Obedience, explores the several reactions to Stanley Milgram’s Obedience experiment. The paper produces a timeline of the results of Milgram’s findings i.e. upon the earliest of Milgram’s results; he was first turned down by two distinguished...
What was the Stanford prison experiment
By: Jesse Vorton
Philip Zimbardo a Professor at Stanford University had developed the idea for a prison experiment. This would help Zimbardo get a better understanding the process of which prisoners and guards become obedient and take on the rule of an authoritarian. What he had done for...
Stanley Milgram's Yale experiments on obedience
By: Jesse Vorton
'The Perils of Obedience' is Stanley Milgrim’s recollection of the experiment he conducted while employed as a Yale Psychologist in 1963. The set up of the experiment consists of a learner, a teacher and the experimenter. The learner was a hired actor whom would...
Disobedience as a psychological and moral problem
By: Jesse Vorton
Erich Fromm’s thesis in 'Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem' to be that man has continued to evolve by acts of disobedience. Fromm envelops the argument of disobedience, and whether or not obedience is virtuous and disobedience and a vice. He begins by...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The propensity for most people to believe in conspiracy theories often comes less from the fact that a person favors conspiracy as a more desirable explanation for things and more from the way in which they take in information and come to conclusions based on...
The importance of developing a healthy relationship with yourself
By: Effie Moore Salem
When the party is over, the house deserted, and you are alone with yourself, how do you feel? Are you glad to be you and are not afraid of what discoveries you have uncovered about you when amidst a group of people? If so, you...
By: Terry Smith
Deep down, whether we agree with them or not, we all love a good conspiracy theory. We love the intrigue that a good conspiracy sparks. The opportunity to argue our side in the debate and sneer at those that believe or not, depending which side...

 

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