How the Staffordshire Hoard was discovered
By: Mac Pike
Just an ordinary day: July 5, 2009 must have seemed like another ordinary day to Terry Herbert, then 55 years of age and a resident of Burnford in Staffordshire, in the United Kingdom. Mr. Herbert, then unemployed from a coffin factory, was about to indulge...
What is cognitive psychology?
By: Christyl Rivers
Cognitive psychology is based on the human as a thinking entity. That human beings use highly evolved brains for perception, language, reasoning, memory and learning is the basis for most theories as practiced by Cognitive Psychologists. Cognitive Psychology starts with the biology of the brain...
By: David Ross - 640487
Phrenology is actually a pseudo-science which focuses on the measurement of the human skull to find correlations amongst specific mannerisms, concepts, and their corresponding locations on the brain (developed by the physician, Franz Joseph Gall in 1796). For example, it may have been believed that...
By: Bridget Webber
When summer approaches people look forward to spending time out of doors, lapping up sunshine and enjoying lazy hours as the temperature soars and lethargy sets in. However, it is probable that not many people consider the link between hot weather and violence. The rising...
An introduction to phrenology
By: vinesh thakersee
Phrenology is a pseudo-science and was a term first coined by American, Thomas Foster. It was first developed by physician Joseph Gall from Vienna. He believed that the brain was made up of 27 individual ‘organs’ and that it created one's personality. A person&rsquo...
By: Stephen Bredenkamp
The Lorenz curve is a graphical representation of the inequality in any particular society. Before considering the use of the curve you need to understand how the curve is generated, and some of the pitfalls with this generation. The Lorenz curve has two linear perpendicular...
Biography: Anna Freud
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Anna Freud was the youngest daughter of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. She is regarded as the founder of child psychoanalysis. She is also known for her contributions to ego psychology and defense mechanisms. Anna Freud was born on December 3, 1895 in Vienna...
What is evolution?
By: Christyl Rivers
Evolution is the theory that life forms gradually adapt and change over millions of years. Evolution, like the theory of gravity, says that it is most likely that natural laws have allowed predictable patterns that can be tested with science. Like all theories, evolution is...
By: Jane Allyson
The Neolithic period is also known as the New Stone Age and occurred about 9500 BC in the Middle East. It marked the time when people stopped being nomadic hunters and started to use agriculture as a way of life. The Neolithic period is defined...
The Neolithic Period: An overview
By: Nancy Seddens
The term Neolithic is used to designate the period where farming took hold and replaced the former hunter gatherer culture. Different geographic areas entered their Neolithic period at different times. Farming brought not only increased nutritional security but also enabled and promoted weaving and pottery...

 

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