The effects of twins and adoption on criminal behavior
By: Carlton Scott
Cesare Lombroso, an Italian doctor of the 1870's, determined that some prisoners were genetically different to the general population - their biology made them aggressive and/or born to be criminals (Hollin, 1992; Goldsmith, Israel and Daly, 2003: 65). It wasn't until some years later that...
By: Carlton Scott
Hans Eysenck was a research psychologist and temperament theorist. He used factor analysis techniques to develop theories of temperament - that part of the personality we are born with. His original work produced a set of two temperament distinctions, introversion / extroversion and neuroticism. Later...
By: Carlton Scott
There are two main schools of thought to explain the root cause of aggressive behaviour in human beings. Theories can be roughly divided into four types, biological theories of aggressive behaviour, psychological, environmental and sociological based theories. (Hollin, 1991) If you group the 'internal' theory...
By: Angela Pessia
Certain sounds can cause an immediate reaction in your memory. What causes this initial reaction and why does the mind seem to play tricks on us or at least makes us wonder if that memory ever took place or we just imagined that entire scenario...
By: Saron Maramo
Real assertiveness is: EXPRESSING what you want or believe so that it is CLEARLY understood by others. ACHIEVING what you want from someone, in a LEGITIMATE WAY. NOT BEING PERSUADED to do something you do not want to do. DOING what YOU WANT to do...
By: Liam Rhodes
I thought I'd write this article because it's the time of the year when we all come together and do three things - give, receive and over-indulge. It brings a nice philosophical face to why I think really, even though at Christmas you claim you're...
By: Kip Sikora
Life is change. It begins with change as a single sperm among millions fertilizes an egg, creating an embryo that develops into fetus. We are born and we grow, changing all the while, and despite struggles to the contrary, life will end with change as...
By: Elsa Oliva
One repeating issue I've found to be linked throughout my elementary, middle, and high school years is on the bus, in the lunchroom, in hallways, and even in the classroom in front of the teacher who doesn't take the time to notice. This issue...
By: Daniel Stephens
There are several scientific ways to help avoid or diffuse worry. However, for an easy, effective and quick way to get rid of worry and even phobias, I would recommend Dr. Roger Callahan's fantastic Thought Field Therapy. It works like magic - totally getting rid...
By: M. Frederick Voorhees
Intelligence is a relative concept. In suburban America we assume someone's intelligent if they're rich; if their business savvy and good with people; if they score high on their SATs. In other words, they're smart if they're good at the things I'd like to be...

 

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