Archaeologists find evidence of chocolate in Ancient Mexico
By: Sun Meilan
It has long been known that cacao, the basis of chocolate, existed in Ancient Mexico some 3,500 years ago, but recent evidence which found traces of cacao on a 2,500 year old Mayan plate has caused great excitement because it is the earliest...
Why children are losing touch with reality
By: Christyl Rivers
For tens of thousands of years, children once lived among farms and villages, and knew neighbors, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. Now they often live far from the family of origin and among strangers. For only the last two hundred years, human beings and their...
Challenges of being an introvert
By: Jacob Woods
The challenges of being an introvert are derived directly from the fact that much of the western and industrialized world emphasizes extroverted behavior. Susan Cain speaks on behalf of introverts living in the world of extroverted bias, “Our most important institutions, our schools and...
The need for love in humans and certain animal species
By: Christyl Rivers
Love has been called the most powerful force in the Universe. Is there any science to back this up? Do only human beings love? No, love is one of the most primitive emotions, triggered deep in the reptilian brain. When one thinks of love, it...
How people become criminals
By: Paul Brodie
Deviant behavior is of interest to social scientists because it represents a departure from the norm. Humans, as animals, behave with similarity; however, this is only true in generalities and there are many factors which direct the thoughts and behaviors of the individual. For the...
Understanding "emo"
By: Paul Brodie
Youth brings self discovery which leads to world discovery. Adolescence is a time of finding topics of interest, making and breaking friendships, and exercising more independence. With some teens, music plays a huge role in influencing hobbies, clothing, and friends. Since the late 1990s...
A psychological look into serial killers
By: Durga Krishnan
According to the FBI’s guidelines, a serial killer is someone who has murdered at least 3 people, with a cooling off period in between kills. The killer is usually a stranger to the victims and the motivation for murder is rarely, if ever, primarily...
By: Sapphire M. Brown
It seems that very few weeks pass, during some periods just days, when we hear about the significant problem of bullying amongst young people, particularly those who are LGBT or deemed as such by their peers. With projects such as Dan Savages ‘It Get&rsquo...
By: Durga Krishnan
Profiling is a tool used by law enforcement agencies around the country to help identify distinguishable characteristics of a perpetrator of a crime based on an analysis of the crime and the way it was committed. While psychological profiling is more famously known for its...
By: Durga Krishnan
A Psychological Profile of Ted Bundy and What it Means Ted Bundy is a serial killer who killed at least 30 women over a span of 5 years. The last few killings he committed after escaping during his trial for the other murders. Both times...

 

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