So much faith and perfection is put into these ceremonies that even one slip of the tongue in a recitation, one omission of a word, one stumble in a dance, can discredit the performer and bring misfortune for the entire village and a failed crop for the year.
The tort of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress has evolved, by slow degrees, into the legal lexicon. For some time, physical symptoms were required for a claim to be viewed as valid
Historically the law of torts, consisting of the right of one person to sue another, is a fairly recent development, as is the intent of a defendant, as well as his act
Behaviorists believe that psychology should focus on measureable and observable physical behaviors and how these behaviors can be manipulated by changes in the external environment. There is no room in behaviorist theory for thoughts or emotions, a...
This article, the first in a three article series, discusses three theories of moral development, the Piagetian, Biological & Psychodynamic models. Each theory is discussed and examples given.
After reading this article, you will have an understanding of what Cambridge Analytica is. It describes the roles of the key players and how they collected and analysed big data to influence not only groups of potential Trump voters, but also targeted individuals based on their Facebook profiles.
The thirties are a decade or permanence and establishing the status quo. The thirties begin for most adults by growing a family, a predictable job, having a car and home.
Some economists suggest this action will have more negative impacts on the United States economy than positive ones.
Somewhere in the beautiful and foggy forests of northern California lie the answers to the disappearances of many Humboldt County women.
English ivy is an attractive vine that has interesting symbolic meanings. It's part of a rich mythology and has been used in many traditions over the years.
A strange phenomenon called the Dunning-Kruger Effect leads some people into believing they are smarter than they really are.
Cindy Campbell was a mentally ill, spoiled little rich girl willing and to do anything for money - even kill her parents in front of her own children.
The terminology, economic roles, spiritual roles, sexuality, and modern roles of berdaches in Native America cultures. Includes photos and videos of historical and modern berdaches.
It was a house fire that police and emergency services were responding to on May 11th, 2011, in rural Redwater, Texas, but the police quickly realized that something was just not right when the arrived at the scene. The bodies of 34-year-old...
Divorce statistics are changing worldwide. The rate of divorce in America is decreasing rather quickly, but that of Japan has continued to increase gradually since 1988.
The use of IQ tests to prove that immigrants and minorities were inferior to the white majority is discussed. The roles of Binet, Terman, Goddard and Yerkes in the Eugenics Movement are considered.
There are many forms of government, and the different forms are often intermingled. Learn about monarchy, oligarchy, fascism, communism, and a few others you probably never heard of.
The tale of Cody Posey, and the murder of his family is a sad and tragic one. The strange twist in the story is that what makes it so exceptionally sad and tragic is not what you might think. Any murder is tragic, but it is not the murders...
An explanation of gerrymandering and why it always favors the political party in control, and never favors the voters. How political districts are drawn and who draws them.
Who wants high-tech instruments, algorithms, and forecast models when all you need to know is that a plentiful crop of pine cones means a harsh winter is coming? Or not.
The BNA sees poverty in terms of consumption deprivation. But the capabilities approach looks at poverty in terms of deprivation of opportunities related to lifestyles people value.
Some modern critics disparage fairy tales for their depiction of women. But, the truth is that fairy tales are complex with much to offer women of any age.
Despite much furor about European language policy, there is inadequate information concerning its translation and actual functioning. Crossing Barriers and Bridging Cultures helps to correct such a defect.
Ghana has myths ingrained in its society and directs the way of life and behavior of its people. Some of these myths have evidence to back them up and serve as sacred and tourist attraction sites.
Perception in psychology enables us to make sense of the world around us. We view our surroundings and this information is translated into meaning within the brain.
When your brain goes blank, it temporarily interrupts your ability to perform. Take control of that foggy feeling in your head by employing five practical steps to combat and prevent blank brain.
Lore and tales of mead, honey, and wassailing in the Germanic cultures of the Germans, Norse, Anglo-Saxons, and English.
Join me in my quest to find out, at last, who really stole the cookies from the cookie jar. There is a sure way to ID that little rascal! Exploring microexpression analysis and how to spot a liar.
Susan Wright was unhappy in her marriage but divorce would be too troublesome. Stabbing her husband 193 times was obviously the better option for her.
After a partnership businesses operated for some and want to dissolute them for some reasons, there are some points to be be considered before the dissolution is concluded with just and equitable terms for the partners.
A central aspect of Irish folklore is the wealth of traditional beliefs and superstitions which have been held by Irish people over the centuries. Many of these beliefs can be traced to Celtic traditions which the Catholic church failed to...
This article discusses the development of criminal law, from inception as an act in itself, towards understanding that both intent and act are vital to the judicial view of the commission of a crime
"Emerging Adult” is now recognized as a life-stage occurring after the teen-aged years and before full adulthood. What are the characteristics, problems, and advantages of these years?
A totem is a natural object that has special meaning for that person. Butterflies are a favorite totem for many people. Read more to find out about butterflies and the meaning of their colors.
Release from prison should give a convict a second chance to build a new life; unfortunately, some see it as a second opportunity to create more mayhem?
9-Year-Old Elizabeth Olten. Family Photo When most teenagers have a Friday off school, they sleep in, maybe get together with friends, or bum around the house in pajamas all day. When 15-year-old Alyssa Bustamante of Missouri had a Friday off from...
You can never know when you could have information that could solve these missing children cold cases and bring closure to their families.
The cognitive science of religion tries to understand the psychology of religious belief and behavior. This article summarizes important research and findings.
Somebody is watching me... and I need to know what to do. Get the feeling you are not alone? Your life is being monitored by some unknown person or organization?
I recently visited the Paths of Life exhibit at the Arizona State Museum, and was dismayed at their simplistic representation of identity and history of the Tohono O'odham (a local tribe in the US Southwest). Here, I take short a research-style approach to analyzing the exhibit.
Feral children have fascinated us for millennia. We've concoted many fanciful stories of children who have lived and survived in the wild. But this hub reveals that there is substantial truth behind the myths and the legends. In this hub, you'll meet the real Mowgli's and Tarzan's and learn how they survived, how they were rescued, and whether they were successfully rehabiliated...
A study of the different ways people from around the world wash their dishes. Includes the dish-washing practices of people from Syria, Iran, Germany, India, France, and the U.S.
When NASA ignored the growing stress and psychological problems reported by the Skylab 4 crew, the crew took matters into their own hands. They mutinied, cutting all communication for a full day.
A comprehensive look at the psychology of conspiracy theorists. Ten traits are identified as important for explaining why people believe conspiracy theories.
Culture goes far beyond race and ethnicity. Raising cultural awareness is essential to accepting and respecting those cultures that may be different from our own.
In the folklore and mythology of every culture there have been stories and legends of giants. Were the myths based on facts or were the facts exaggerated into mythological legends over time?
The Amish life is steeped in tradition and an adherence to the teachings of the bible. With a culture that goes back 400 years, there are many surprising traditions and beliefs that exist in stark contrast to modern day life.
INFJ, intuitive, feelers, funny people, smart people, Myers Brigg, Billy Crystal, Jamie Foxx, humanitarians, counselors, super creative people, you know.
Circumstances more than character or personality influence and determine human behavior. An explanation of why people sometimes do things that are out of character.
A summary of the shocking story of Johnny Gosch, kidnapped & tortured to be used as part of a sex slave operation. One person never gave up hope: His mother, Noreen Gosch. Learn about incidents related to this case and the hushed taboo that is rampant in America today.
Serena, 3, and Sophia Campione, 19 months, were drowned in a bathtub by their own mother. This is an account of the events surrounding the murders including home videos and footage of a police interview.
A brilliant sociological examination of Lin Village in Fujian Province in China, this book reads more like a richly characterized novel than a dry sociological work.
The advantages and disadvantages of the democratic system of government in the form of pros and cons lists.
When I read the studies on fatherless children, I was shocked. I grew up without a father, and unfortunately, I've experienced many of the psychological consequences the studies discuss.
Is Tim Hennis guilty of murdering Katie Eastburn and two of her daughters or is he a victim of a prosecutor's witch hunt?
Was Harry Truman the Worst President? - Truman dropped atomic bombs on civilians, brought about the creation of Israel, established the CIA, and took America into the Korean War.
Some ancestors of Granny Women in Appalachian regions come from Ireland, Scotland,and Wales. Let's step through a door to the past and take a look at some of their ancient healing practices...
Cleanse your soul and connect to Mother Earth in a pure and organic way. Participate in a Native American sweat lodge ceremony.
Hidden and unaddressed parental Narcissistic Personality Disorder in custody courts hurts children and dupes judges.
Tribal Art and Traditions can be weird and wonderful. From the Long Neck Tribe of Burma to the beautiful energy and color of the dancing Wodaabe Fulani tribesmen of Southern Niger. Including Neck Rings, Lip Plates Nose Plugs and Exotic Makeup.
Empathy is an attitude and more than that, it is a skill that can be used to deepen all kinds of relationships - at work and at home.
The article takes a look at killers who were convicted with the help of the most unlikely pieces of evidence.
Understanding the nature of what propels us forward, intensity of effort, and how to get where we want to be.
Neuropsychology is concerned with the brain and its interactions with the cognitive functions of the mind. Broca and Wernicke both made key discoveries vital to the development of this discipline.
Before the spread of Christianity, the ancient people of Europe worshiped land spirits also known as the genius loci. Learn about the genius loci here.
Are you being victimized by your neighbor? Wondering if there's anything you can do about it? The answer is yes, there is.
Is religion wishful thinking? This work summarizes the experimental evidence, and incorporates comfort theories into the cognitive science of religion.
What does "Arab" really mean? Is it a language, religion, or ethnicity? This hub dispels commonly held false beliefs with facts.
Americans are simply in love with England. They just can't help themselves! There are many reasons to love England, but here are the top fifteen, from the accents to the royalty to the literature.
When children murder, it's shocking. Even more shocking and unimaginable is when children murder their own parents. The youngest person ever charged with multiple counts of murder in Canada is Jasmine Richardson, who was 12 years old at the time of...
The pine is a genus of tree which has meanings and symbolism all around the world. Cultural and religious meanings of the pine tree and various facts about the great pine.
Have you ever noticed the rabbit in the moon? Are you familiar with the Moon Rabbit, or Jade Rabbit as it's sometimes called? "The Moon Rabbit In Legend and Culture" is dedicated to that big bunny pounding away in its pestle!
The 17th March, St Patrick's Day, is recognised as a celebration of Irishness around the world. Yet somehow, even though there are almost a million Protestants living on the island of Ireland, Irishness is often equated with Catholicism in many...
Vidocq was an 18th century criminal who reformed himself and became the father of modern criminal investigation. He was a convict, an escape artist, a fugitive, a master of disguise, and a detective.
The INTJ women is the most unique woman of all types when it comes to Myers-Briggs. Learning what makes her tick and how to get close to her takes some expertise.
Many people know of the Jersey Devil, but not many people know of the man the legend likely originated from.
Twenty percent of all women fit the ISFJ category in MBTI. She wants marriage and motherhood and she's good at it. Don't say something nasty to her. She's hyper-sensitive and she'll never forgive you.
A toddler is dead, and another young boy, his older brother, could spend the rest of this life in prison as punishment. The question is - is charging a 12-year-old boy with first-degree murder, and trying him as an adult (a charge which carries a...
Even though the carved cedar pole and potlatch were illegal for many years until 1951, their meanings in a cultural context were never lost. The lineage of the Master Carvers preserved them.
The words 'Latin America' are used to describe the group of 21 countries (listed below) in the American continent where Latin languages are spoken. These countries are all located south of the US-Mexico border, starting with Mexico in North America,...
Brian Banks was a high school football star when he was falsely accused of rape. After spending five years in prison, he was completely exonerated. And now he has a chance to play in the NFL.
This list will help you come up with your own, original sociology research topic. The top 11 sociological subjects are listed below with plenty of ideas for your research.
Finfolk are an unsual breed of mythological creatures unique to Orkney and Shetland Islands. Similar to Mermaids and other mythic sea creatures. And connections to Norse mythology.
In order to understand what types of people lead and join cults, we need to study the personalities and characteristics of these individuals in relation to their cult involvement.
It was the summer of 1968 in Scotswood, a community north of London in England. Martin Brown's lifeless body was discovered lying on the floor inside a boarded-up, condemned house, with blood and saliva trickling down his cheek. With no obvious...
A single parent to three children and struggling financially, Ellen Boehm knew something had to change.
The story of Lionel Tate, convicted of first-degree murder at the age of 14 following the death of 6-year-old Tiffany Eunick.
The curious cultural differences between the English and the Dutch . Bizarre, strange,puzzling and just plain odd goings on in two very civilised countries.
Are you a confident person? Is your self esteem high or low? Do you have more of one than the other? Find out where your confidence and self esteem stand.