By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Flight-fight response is a physiological manifestation resulting from a perceived threat, which can be either real or imaginary. It is a chain reaction, which is also known by the names of ‘acute stress response’ and ‘hyperarousal.’ Walter Canon first described the phenomenon...
Processes of culture change: Acculturation
By: K. Russell
Culture is defined as the social customs, institutions, and achievements of a particular group of people. Cultures can be unique to specific regions, religious groups, ethnic groups, or families, to name a few. Acculturation occurs when one group adopts some or all the customs of...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Rationalization is an ego-defense mechanism that people use to make excuses for situations or events in their lives that they do not like. People use it often when they are angry, depressed, scared or hurt. The mechanism usually works negatively to make the person feel...
By: Michael Totten
Triangulation in sociological research is the use of 3 or more contrasting methods in a study to produce 3 different sets or even types of data. Its purpose is to reduce the weight given to any individual set of results. Instead, results obtained by different...
By: Michael Hourigan
History: At the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949 the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) had defeated the nationalist Kuomintang. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) then took over full control of the country's security operations, which included protecting China from foreign invaders, as well...
What is the psychological meaning of conservation?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Conservation is a term generally refers to the protection, preservation, management or restoration of physical and non-physical attributes of an environment for the benefit of all those who are concerned. However, due to the importance of a healthy environment for the sustainability of the human...
How conspiracy theories develop
By: Jason Daniel Baker
There is big money these days in perpetuating and inventing conspiracy theories. Sadly there is no money in refuting and debunking them. There is enough about phony conspiracy theories to fill a book and several have been written none of which has struck as big...
Helping people change negative self images
By: Christyl Rivers
It is little wonder people have such a negative self image these days. People are completely disconnected from the lives they evolved to live, in small bands or tribes, in rich biodiversity and abundant plenty at most locations. Today, relationships to our very planet are...
An overview of existentialism
By: Michael Hicks
Existentialism is a system of thought popularized by French philosophers Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre in the mid-20th century but tracing it's roots to Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard in the early nineteenth century. One of it's signature characteristics are that it's meaning can fluctuate depending...
Depression: Is society taking the wrong approach?
By: Jacob Woods
Depression is viewed by psychologists as a mental disorder. There are many forms of depression including seasonal affective disorder, major depression, and minor depression. The criteria for diagnoses varies just as much as the various forms of depression itself. These include irritability and the feelings...

 

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