By: Erin M. Ritz
Cultural criminology is a recently developed field of research which combines aspects of cultural studies, sociology and criminology. Specifically, it addresses the effects of popular culture, media and subcultures on criminal behavior. Jeff Ferrell, a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona...
People who belittle others are only belittling themselves
By: Christyl Rivers
We all know people who can’t stop putting others down. This is always a sign of insecurity. When we find constant fault with others, this is what pychologists call “projection.” The critic is projecting their own feelings of insecurity, which they do...
Views on the theories of evolution
By: Christyl Rivers
There are many views on evolution. Most are well worth the total value of those trace bits of matter: water and other molecules, and minerals, that they add up to in their host organism, which is to say, not all that much. This is not...
If and why we fear death
By: Andrea Gerstner
If and Why We Fear Death Fear of death, or thanatophobia means that most people are afraid of dying, almost to the point of phobia. Dr. Alex Lickerman states that people are afraid to die painfully. He goes on to say that people, because of...
By: Wayne Leon Learmond
Philosophers, going back to Aristotle and Plato, have all contemplated deeply on just what constitutes ‘consciousness’. They came to no satisfactory answer. Even now, in the 21st century, we are no further on in our search for the answer to this most intriguing question...
Why are some people smarter than others?(barring any mental illnesses)
By: Christyl Rivers
Some people are smarter than others, because they learn problem solving skills. Problem solving skills can include almost anything. A person caught in a rain storm who can come up with several solutions to stop from getting soaked, is a smart person. A person who...
By: William O'Neal Stringer
The approximate age of ancient artifacts can be determined as long as the artifact is not older than 50,000 years. It's a technique called carbon-14 dating. All organisms that live on the Earth are based on carbon. This would be wood, plants, animals and...
By: Samuel Reid
Determining the age of artifacts has helped humans to learn more about history, and about the civilizations and ages that came before the present day. For example, if you take the example of an ancient artifact (such as a fossil), it's age can be used...
By: Janet Grischy
Much of scientific research is about accurate, reliable, repeatable comparison. In controlled experiments in fields like psychology and medicine, scientists sometimes separate their subjects into two groups in order to compare them. One group is designated as the control and one as the experimental group...
How functionalism differs from structuralism
By: Robert Grice
The Enlightenment discarded metaphysical explanations for human behavior. Concepts such as “soul” and “sin” fell out of fashion. Instead, attention turned to seeking rational and naturalistic explanations for mental processes and behavior. Structuralism and Functionalism were the initial theoretical attempts to explain psychological...

 

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