By: Silva Payne
When we make decisions, there are many things that influence how we decide on one thing over one or more others. Even in those people who appear to make split-second decisions with no forethought at all, there are still influences at work on their choices...
Which came first Language or Culture
By: Angel Sosa
Which one came first, Language or Culture? Does it take a culture to create the language, or does it take a language to form a culture? In order to identify the answers to these questions, we have to know exactly what each of these are...
Tips for social scientists learning statistics
By: Sun Meilan
If you're studying social science at college, you will have to take a course in statistics, which can be very off-putting, especially if mathematics was not your strong-point at school. However, when it comes to research for your dissertation or thesis, you will need to...
By: Bobby Brown
I was at home talking with my teenage daughter the other day (those of you who have teenagers know how it can be getting them to talk aobut anything) and we began talking about the First Amendment. This led us to the Thirteenth Amendment...
Intelligence
By: Catalin Ciobanu
A similarly narrow view has been taken toward the idea of intelligence in the past century. While the word “intelligence” entered the English language in Europe during the early Middle Ages, it has become a synonym for IQ or intellectual quotient. This one kind...
By: Katerina Nikolas
Groups of devoted followers who are manipulated into believing that their charismatic leader offers something unique and outside their usual scope of parameters are cult members. Every cult needs a leader who exhibits highly self delusional belief in their own right ways and dismissal of...
Why do people convert to deviant perspectives?
By: Magda DH
The concept of deviance is value laden by definition: it means, by its dictionary definition, behaviours that go against cultural norms. These include officially enforced norms (and thus crime is by definition a deviant behaviour, at least in societies whose legal rules have social legitimacy)...
By: Elaine M. Doxie
When women started going to work, it was assumed that men would start to pick up the slack in the domestic duties where she would fall short. This is unfortunately not the case in many homes. The reason for this is partially biological, and partially...
Examining the discipline of environmental psychology
By: Mary Tyrer
The discipline of Environmental Psychology has many meanings, although the simplest way to explain Environmental Psychology as it relates to human psychological needs and values is that it lends value as it relates to psychology. According to Conservation Psychology Environmental Psychology is the study that...
How research in social psychology can explain religious cults
By: Robert Grice
Religious cults like the Branch Davidians or the followers of Jim Jones are no different than any other cult except they believe that their group is uniquely favored by God or the Divine and all others are deceived. The word “cult” can be used...

 

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