By: Steven Bishop
Somewhere between economics and psychology is the rapidly growing field known as behavioral decision theory, which studies how people make choices in life. It analyzes empirical evidence of people’s actions and attempts to make sense of how they decide to do the things they...
The human need for social interaction
By: Christyl Rivers
The human need for interaction is one of the most misunderstood and fundamental core features of human psychology and sociology. A major mistake is the assumption that humans should only interact with humans. Or that we only need a keyboard to connect to the whole...
Correlation and the Pearson product-moment in statistics
By: Jeffrey Graf
The Pearson product moment ( r ) is the standard statistical measurement to represent the degree of correlation between two variables It is named for its English inventor, Karl Pearson, who was born in 1857. If the two variables are co linear, or lie on...
Is secular humanism immoral?
By: Christyl Rivers
Secular Humanism does not deny religion, but allows people to choose their own faith. It defends separation of church and state so no central authority can begin to dictate tyranny. It accepts that people are basically good and trustworthy, and should be entitled to democracy...
What is the connection between religion and art?
By: Skyler Milligan-Lecroy
Cultures across the world have evolved to have distinct and unique representations of deities and religion. The works of the Japanese Yakushi and of Bayerische Staatsbibliothek’s The Annuciation to the Shepherds shows the dichotomy between the religious traditions of the eastern and western world...
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...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In the study of prison systems worldwide, the Chinese prison system plays a major role not only because it is located in a communist country but also because it is one of the most populous prison systems in the world. Estimated to hold more than...
By: Michael Totten
The prison system in China is governed by the Prison Law of the People's Republic of China (1994). This law is based on the Chinese constitution, Article 28: "The State maintains public order and suppresses treasonable and other counter-revolutionary activities; it penalizes acts that endanger...
Examining the psychology of hoarding
By: Christyl Rivers
A hoarder confuses a sense of having, with s sense of BE-ing. Hoarding displays a lack of security. A person holds onto to objects, and often attaches to them unrealistic expectations of what happiness (future) or value they hold. The value may be both monetary...

 

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