By: Cody Frew
Do you think that your intelligence exists solely within the confines of your cranium? Do you think that your mind is a separate entity from your body and from the rest of the world? Well, if this is the case, then your brain is...
By: Bleeding Heart Communist
The idea has been proposed to me that love is an addiction. The argument is that love, like any other drug, is not desired so strongly until it is encountered . . . experienced. Before that it seems that we don't know what we're missing out on. It...
By: Carlton Scott
Attachment is the emotional bond between an infant and their care giver/s. Usually the first attachment is with the mother and then other bonds develop later. Some infants bond with alternate caregivers as that person might be their principal carer. Infants will show a preference...
By: Carlton Scott
Some cultural groups are shaped by a shared background and experience, such as birthplace-related cultural groups. Other groups emerge or develop because the members share a distinct or unusual commonality. A cultural group is a group held together by shared ideas, emotions, attitudes and values...
By: Carlton Scott
In Australian society there are many different strategies used to prevent crime. Some methods of crime control are obvious, such as having laws, police, the court system and media publicity about what crime is and what the punishment is for perpetrating crime. There are also...
By: Carlton Scott
Sociological theories are descriptions of how society functions or models of how a society could function. Two sociological theories used to explain how the structure of society influences behaviour are Conflict Theory and Functionalism. CONFLICT THEORY The original conflict theorist was Karl Marx. He wrote...
By: Carlton Scott
Thousands of people are assaulted in Australia each year. The facts and figures regarding these crimes are commonly available but the full story regarding violence is complex and wide-reaching. There is not enough room here to discuss all aspects of the assault story. It isn't...
By: Carlton Scott
Whilst some researchers appear to still be investigating the connection between mental disorder and violence, professionals including Hare (2004) have already determined that mental disorder is so convincingly linked to violence that to not evaluate the mental health of prospective employees, as part of a...
The effects of twins and adoption on criminal behavior
By: Carlton Scott
Cesare Lombroso, an Italian doctor of the 1870's, determined that some prisoners were genetically different to the general population - their biology made them aggressive and/or born to be criminals (Hollin, 1992; Goldsmith, Israel and Daly, 2003: 65). It wasn't until some years later that...
By: Carlton Scott
Hans Eysenck was a research psychologist and temperament theorist. He used factor analysis techniques to develop theories of temperament - that part of the personality we are born with. His original work produced a set of two temperament distinctions, introversion / extroversion and neuroticism. Later...

 

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