By: Erin M. Ritz
Erik Erikson was a German psychoanalyst born in 1902. He is known in scientific history as the man who developed the theory of psychosocial development. His most influential publication is "Childhood and Society,” which established his theory of the life cycle. He believed that...
What was the Stanford prison experiment
By: Greg Kensington
Philip Zimbardo’s 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment was created to examine the potential causes of violence and violent behavior within prisons. The specific goal was “to study the behavioral and psychological consequences of becoming a prisoner and/or a prison guard.” In an attempt...
By: Maria C Collins
You may think that only bearded archeology students, led by long-haired professors, wearing stripey sweaters, can do archeology. Though such people lead digs, they need volunteers to help them. At many digs, anyone, even (supervised) children, can get involved in archeology. There are many exciting...
By: J. Lang Wood
In Southern Illinois, along the Mississippi flood plain, lays an area of the state that was once inhabited by an ancient culture. The Cahokia Indians were builders of the great mounds of earth that served as ceremonial and trade structures for the people of the...
Cahokia mound builders: Ancient culture of the Mississippi flood plain
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The Cahokia Mounds are both a treasure and a mystery. There is much that is unknown about the mounds. What is clear is that there is a history and story contained around these mounds. The Cahokia Mounds are found in Collinsville, Illinois. They are located...
Cesare Lombroso and his influence on criminology
By: Colette Georgii
Cesare Lombroso is known as the "Father of Criminology" or the "Father of Modern Criminology;" also the "founder of criminal anthropology." Cesare Lombroso took a positivist approach to the study of crime and criminology. Lombroso researched crime among individuals who had committed crimes...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Cesare Lombroso, the founder of Italian School of Positivist Criminology, was an Italian professor, physician, author, psychiatrist and criminologist. He became world-famous for his work in the field of characterology (relation between mental and physical characteristics). Lombroso believed that crime was a characteristic trait of...
By: Mindy Horton
Wilhelm Wundt began his life on August 16, 1832 in Neckarau, Germany, the son of a Lutheran minister. By the time of his death in 1920, Wundt had become known as “the father of experimental psychology”. Wilhelm is linked to many “firsts” in...
By: Art Young
Some people feel that everything in life is a zero-sum game. They feel that for every winner there must be a loser. The venerable and often quoted online reference site Wikipedia explains this game theory by using the image of the cutting of a piece...
What is a criminal?
By: Greg Kensington
A criminal is someone who acts contrary to a society’s social, moral or legal code, in essence breaks the rules. When considering what may be held as a criminal act and call those that act in this way a criminal, society in which this...

 

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