By: Katerina Nikolas
Groups of devoted followers who are manipulated into believing that their charismatic leader offers something unique and outside their usual scope of parameters are cult members. Every cult needs a leader who exhibits highly self delusional belief in their own right ways and dismissal of...
Chaos theory and sociology
By: Ray Burke
Chaos: The law of unintended attraction There you are sitting at your desk. It’s peaceful and you have a little time to read or catch up on your to-do list. Then all of a sudden there’s someone in front of you with several...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Imagine the apartment building that was designed in a way that made the residents rush to get through the door and to get it closed and locked. This is because the building was designed and situated in a way that made it easy for robbers...
Why do people convert to deviant perspectives?
By: Magda DH
The concept of deviance is value laden by definition: it means, by its dictionary definition, behaviours that go against cultural norms. These include officially enforced norms (and thus crime is by definition a deviant behaviour, at least in societies whose legal rules have social legitimacy)...
Understanding anger and its impact
By: Margaret Paul Ph.D.
Are you terrified of others' anger? Are you afraid to open to your own anger for fear of getting out of control? If you grew up in an angry or violent home, there is a good possibility that you have a fear of both your...
How culture loss occurs
By: Loretta Sadowski
Language is perhaps the most important agent of culture. In 1915, Franz Kafka published the following: Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er sich in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheueren Ungeziefer verwandelt. This first line from the Metamorphosis has plagued...
By: Thomas E. Foss
Cultural change in reality equals the sum of a society’s ability to incorporate new ideas, innovations and habits. Different cultures differ to the degree that they are able to incorporate ideas, innovations and habits and a culture may therefore be said to be both...
The psychology of religious cults: Persuasion and manipulation
By: Courtney Lopez
A religious cult is described as a certain belief or practice that may be bizarre in the eyes of society. Some cults may even be considered a subculture. The idea of cults were introduced into psychology and sociology in 1932. Throughout the years, more cults...
Reframing your thoughts and the effects this has on positive thinking
By: Bridget Webber
Reframing, or altering negative thoughts and making them positive, can be a powerful self-help tool. Reframing requires that you learn to think differently. This enables you to see the brighter side of situations and experiences, so you can get the most, rather than the worst...
How to plan a career in forensic anthropology
By: Theresa Ann White
There is no telling how many college students in criminal justice programs found their career by watching television programs that glorify the profession. Perhaps they are fans of Ducky’s lab in NCIS or the Art Deco glitz of the CSI Miami crime lab. What...

 

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