History recorded the fall of the Berlin Wall as the symbolic ending of the Cold War. But did the Cold War end? Was it merely on ice as a wounded Russia licked her wounds and recharged? We can see Russia’s creeping influence in the Central European arena and in the events of the 2016 US election.
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.
The purpose of this article is to explore why the psychology of happiness is important to psychology as a field and the history behind it.
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.
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
Somewhere in the beautiful and foggy forests of northern California lie the answers to the disappearances of many Humboldt County women.
From a man who remembers every day of his life to a woman who regularly gets lost in her own home, “Unthinkable” tells the stories of nine extraordinary brains and the people who hold them.
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.
Taman Shud mystery: The body found on Somerton Beach, Australia, in December 1948 was never identified. The story involving an unknown man, espionage, crime, murder, cipher code, and love triangles.
I was shocked when I read the studies on fatherless children. I grew up without a father, and unfortunately, I've experienced many of the psychological consequences the studies discuss.
You can never know when you could have information that could solve these missing children cold cases and bring closure to their families.
The costs and revenues of a firm determine its nature and the levels of profit. The revenue concepts commonly used in economic are total revenue, average revenue and marginal revenue...
The cognitive science of religion tries to understand the psychology of religious belief and behavior. This article summarizes important research and findings.
Were the 13 colonies justified in declaring the Declaration of Independence to be Justified? The amendments they came up with. The 13 colonies were...
Understanding the nature of what propels us forward, intensity of effort, and how to get where we want to be.
Narcissism has been increasing since the 1970's yet the increase in college students since 2002 has been drastic and could have serious consequences.
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.
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.
Summarizing 10 scientific theories about the purpose of dreams. Possible functions include aiding memory, preventing heat loss, and rehearsing threats.
Cleanse your soul and connect to Mother Earth in a pure and organic way. Participate in a Native American sweat lodge ceremony.
Have you ever noticed that the US is a numbers society? Or have you noticed that Americans are quite business oriented? It's not a coincidence. It's part of my argument that the US is a very left-brained society.
This article discusses how psychopathic traits could be beneficial for the individual who wants to achieve their own personal goals.
Being poor is no fun; among the many negatives are bad health, exposure to crime, and lack of education.
Do I know you? Face detection is something we do every day without even thinking about it. For most of us recognizing faces is an automatic skill, but this is a complex psychological process.
The article takes a look at killers who were convicted with the help of the most unlikely pieces of evidence.
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.
This article discusses the relationship between our hidden values and belief systems and our outward behaviours. Similarly, attitudes have been described as hypothetical constructs that represent a person’s likes or dislikes.
This hub outlines the Japanese creation myth of how Izanami and Izanagi created the islands of Japan and many other kami and other elemental forces. It describes the fate of the unfortunate Leech Child and the death of Izanami and Izanagi's journey to the Land of the Dead.
Are you being watched by your neighbor? Wondering if there's anything you can do about it? The answer is yes, there is.
Gamblers, although probably not successful ones, easily fall into the trap of believing in the “hot hand” or “lucky streak.”
Duck's model of relationship breakdown explains the stages we all go through when experiencing a breakup. An advantage of this model is that it can be used to prevent breakups from happening entirely, but some argue that the model does not apply to everyone.
Natural wool textiles are the best fabrics used during the winter to provide warmth. In this article you will know the history of wool, characteristics of wool fibers, woolen microstructure, sheep wool types, wool manufacturing process, uses, and the good washing of wool fabrics.
Linen fibers are natural fibers that have a long history. In this article, you will know a brief history of flax, the microstructure of flax fiber, physical and chemical properties, flax industry, its uses and how to care for linen fabrics.
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.
INTJ women are 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.
The Guna are native people who live in Panama and Colombia. They are at risk of loosing their land to rising sea levels. Directly related to the Caribs, from which the name Caribbean derives, they are one of the few matriarchal society in existence today. This article is about them.
Need to get an A on your next sociology essay? This list will help you come up with your own, original sociology research topic. The top 11 sociological subjects are listed below.
People who want to purchase condominium homes in Florida would do well to find out about the biased and unfair laws in that state that strip them of many rights once they become owners. Here are the worst of them.
"Ghosts of Rwanda" is a Frontline documentary that explores the Rwandan genocide and how the international community reacted. Various international relations theories can be applied to the tragedy and explain how the world let it happen. European imperialism and national interests played a role.
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.
Is religion wishful thinking? This work summarizes the experimental evidence, and incorporates comfort theories into the cognitive science of religion.
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.
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.
Many people know of the Jersey Devil, but not many people know of the man the legend likely originated from.
INFJ, intuitive, feelers, funny people, smart people, Myers Brigg, Billy Crystal, Jamie Foxx, humanitarians, counselors, super creative people, you know.
An Update: Romani and Domari people, who are pejoratively referred to as 'gypsies', are itinerant populations found worldwide. Together they number approximately 20 million and are mainly found throughout Europe, the Middle-East and the Americas, for years discriminated against. This is their story.
In this article, I will be talking about the development of behaviorism through the work of psychologists such as Watson, Pavlov, Thorndike, and Skinner.
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.
The Myers-Briggs personality INFJ. Introverted + intuitive + feeler + judging. In this article, I will show you how to identify someone with this type of personality and I will also go over their strengths and weaknesses.
A comprehensive look at the psychology of conspiracy theorists. Ten traits are identified as important for explaining why people believe conspiracy theories.
When the realm of psychology is androcentric, can the results of experiments really be generalised to all genders? Here you can learn about different types of gender bias and the effect they can have on society.
An analysis of utopian and dystopian literature as well as some real-world attempts at creating utopian societies during the Protestant Reformation. I also have a summary of modern day utopias.
It is always interesting to study other cultures and it is extremely important to do just that if you are going to have interactions with them. You don’t want to insult someone or embarrass yourself and your own culture. This is particularly true when comparing the differences between the US and China.
Circumstances more than character or personality influence and determine human behavior. An explanation of why people sometimes do things that are out of character.
Let's dive into an overview of copyright law and explore the concepts of ownership, licensing, and plagiarism.
People seen as a threat to the orthodoxy of government policy in China are whisked off to places where they learn to accept the wisdom of the regime – or else.
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...
Information designed to help the reader gain a basic understanding of the Jungian animus archetype. Explains concepts such as masculine and feminine principles, the divine hermaphrodite, and how to identify and interpret animus dreams.
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.
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.
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.
A single parent to three children and struggling financially, Ellen Boehm knew something had to change.
This article explores three theories of moral development, the Piagetian, Biological & Psychodynamic models. Each theory is discussed and examples given.
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.
There are dozens of self-proclaimed all over the world that often spring from a whimsical mind. They include America's “Molossia,” Canada's “Outer Baldonia,” and the UK's “Austenasia.”
Advice on how to grow stronger as an ISTJ and ISFJ, Myers Briggs awareness, how you can help yourself to grow stronger than you previously realized.
It is often said that women are better communicators than men. Women are also considered to be much more in touch with their emotions and able to express them better than their male counterparts. However, could it be both groups are equally good communicators, except their messaging is different?
"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?
What makes us the way we are? Do we have free will to decide how we behave or are our choices determined by genes? This article will cover the conflict between free will and determinism.
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.
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!
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.
This article discusses differences between suicide related OCD and other types of OCD. Reasons that compulsions associated with suicidal obsessions are ineffective at decreasing anxiety are provided.
Hidden and unaddressed parental Narcissistic Personality Disorder in custody courts hurts children and dupes judges.
The treatment of mental illness has undergone an astonishing transformation since ancient times. During the Renaissance mental illness was thought to be from demonic possession. The Age of Enlightenment ushered in the humane treatment of the mentally ill. Where are we today? Also, new videos added.
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.
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
Norse and Celtic Europe is plentiful with myths and folklore that mention nine maidens. Where do these legends originate? Might there be a spiritual legacy to these maidens?
This article provides information on the archetypes as a concept in and of itself, the shadow side of archetypes, and explains the concept of the collective unconscious.
This article describes a social phenomenon in Japan of which few people are aware. It points to the fact that its customs, traditions and lifestyles are patently different from Western and specially American culture. Perhaps, this is why it continues to fascinate so many people worldwide.
As atheism has become a cohesive force in society, questions regarding "belief" and "doubt" are emerging as an important issue for psychological study. Here is what psychology says.
Somebody is watching me... and I need to know what to do. Do you have the feeling you are not alone, that your life is being monitored by some unknown person or organization? Here's how to find out and what to do if it's true.
The curious cultural differences between the English and the Dutch . Bizarre, strange,puzzling and just plain odd goings on in two very civilised countries.
This article discusses how psychopathic traits could be beneficial in a corporate setting for business and capitalism.
The idealistic dreamer—there is so much to love and yet so much to grapple with. These are the main struggles of the Myers-Briggs INFP personality type.
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.
MDMA, known as ecstasy, is an illicit substance commonly used in the rave scene. The high is immensely enjoyable, making the user feel simultaneously euphoric, excited, empathetic, loving and at peace with the world. In this article, I take a closer look at the psychology of MDMA use and addiction.
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.
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...