Differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
By: K. L. Hosking
Motivation to take action often comes from internal sources. The need to fulfill one’s own needs does not necessarily need to be externally motivated, and self-determination theory focuses on autonomy, competence, and relatedness, which are all intrinsic motivators. Similarly, instinct is an internal stimulus...
Why do sociologists study religions?
By: Jay O'Toole
The ability of sociologists to study religion is closely related to their ability to self-examine and to self-criticize. Therefore, the reason that sociologists study religion must have to do with classifying "us or them," as that study relates to belief in GOD. According to...
Why do sociologists study religions?
By: Jack Merrywell
The study of religion is a central consideration in the twin fields of sociology and cultural anthropology. Three major aspects of its importance to these fields include its role as a major factor in modern social behavior, its influence on the emergence of stratified societies...
Correlation and causation explained
By: Jack Merrywell
In elementary schools, it is possible to track a very interesting correlation relating to children’s test scores. As it turns out, there is a very strong positive correlation between a child’s shoe size and the child’s performance on a standard spelling test...
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) described
By: Artemis
Ever wonder how different sentences with similar meaning spark different response? * Go take that pencil for me! * Would you try to get the pencil for me? * If you have time later, please take the pencil for me. * Why can't you take...
By: Sun Meilan
The management of criminal activity in most countries focuses on three areas: prevention, punishment and rehabilitation. In the UK, there are many charities and organisations that concentrate on the rehabilitation of offenders after they have received their punishment, yet the fact remains that many employers...
Theories on the disappearance of the Nazca civilization
By: Neal Lloyd
The Disappearance of the Nazca Civilization. The Nazca civilization disappeared over 1500 years ago and with no written history by the civilization or any written content made by them the question remains “Where did they go, what happened to them?” We can only...
By: Debbie Campbell
The pain is real and most of the time the perpetrator doesn't even realize it. Bullying is a widespread issue that is extremely dangerous - not only are the victims losing confidence in themselves, horrifically - many of them are taking their own lives. We...
By: Colette Georgii
John Broadus Watson (1878-1958), one of America's early psychologists who introduced the behaviorist approach to the scientific community, introduced a radical change in the study of psychology whereby he felt that the focus of psychology should be on directly observable behaviors rather than on the...
By: Kathy Cakebread
In many countries the charge for a crime is capital punishment, one of the most serious ways of punishing someone’s wrongs. Whilst many countries use capital punishment to punish crimes such as murders, countries like the People’s Republic of China use it as...

 

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