The Guna: An Endangered Matriarchal Caribbean Society
The Guna are native people who live in Panama and Colombia and are at risk of loosing their land to rising sea levels.
Psychology and Psychiatry in the 20th and 21st Century
This article is an up-to-date view of the history and treatments for mental illness in the last 120 years. Both psychotherapy and psychiatric treatments have come a long way during this time. It is likely these treatments will continue to improve in the future.
The Invisible Child (or Lost Child)
Ever wonder why some children choose to be invisible or avoid other people? Being a part of the roles in a dysfunctional family, a lost child is a child who chooses to 'escape' every possible encounter that has the potential to hurt them as an act of defense mechanism. Check it out!
Breaking Down Myers Briggs: What Is Sensing Vs. Intuition?
Sensing and intuition can be one of the harder spectrums in MBTI to understand. For some, their sensing or intuitive traits are noticeably strong. For others, sensing and intuition are secondary to feeling and thinking. To learn more about MBTI, read this article.
The Maasai: Five Facts About the Ancient African Tribe
The Maasai are instantly recognisable for their iconic red garments and decorative jewellery. Their way of life revolves around their vast cattle herds, and they have preserved these ancient traditions for generations.
First Female Lawyer in the United States: Arabella Mansfield
In 1869 there was a state law in Iowa that limited the taking of the bar exam to any white male. Arabella Mansfield ignored this law and took the bar exam to become a lawyer. She got high scores. After winning a court battle, she became the first female lawyer in the United States.
Main Features of the US Constitution, Compared With British Constitution
This article discusses the main features of the constitution of America, and its comparison with British constitution.
Is Extrasensory Perception Real or All in the Mind?
People have claimed to possess extra-sensory perception throughout human history. A 2005 Gallup poll found that over 40% of Americans believed in ESP, but is there any scientific evidence to back this?
7 Signs Your Country Is a Command Economy and Might Be Headed for Communism
Your country could be operating as a command economy without you realizing it. Here are seven signs that you might be inside an economy that is veering away from free market ideologies.
A Beginner's Guide to Reading Body Language
Learning how to read body language offers a useful life skill. What someone says or doesn't say can be betrayed by their actions. What's their posture? Facial expression? How can you tell when a partner has a secret? Is the perfect job candidate really ideal? Nonverbal communication offers clues.
Attending a Japanese Cremation Ceremony? 5 Things You Should Know
This article contains five important things you should know if you're attending a Japanese funeral or cremation ceremony.
Why It's Important to Pronounce People's Names Correctly
Teaching students from all over the world, I have realized how important it is to do whatever I can to get student’s names right.
Funeral Ceremony of a Titled Man in Awkuzu, Anambra State, Nigeria
This article discusses the traditional rites carried out during the funeral of a Titled man in Awkuzu town, Anambra State.
Why Do We Act Differently With Certain People?
People often change their behavior to adapt to different personalities of those they encounter socially. It helps them feel a sense of belonging. Learn the psychology of this attitude as we analyze the various aspects of this behavior.
Igba-Nkwu: Traditional Marriage Rites of Awkuzu People
This article contains a brief summary of the original traditional marriage rites of the Awkuzu people in Anambra State, Nigeria. Sadly, some of these traditions are no longer being observed by the current generation.
What Is Collective Security? Its Nature, Features, and Failure
This article discussions the concept of collective security.
From Cricketer to Prime Minister of Pakistan: The Life Journey of Imran Khan
Pakistan's ex-Prime Minister, Imran Khan, is a hero and the country's most iconic figure. His life story is interesting. His journey from cricketer to Prime Minister of Pakistan is both fascinating and difficult. He is the voice of Pakistan. The article discusses the stages of his evolution.
Intergenerational Responsibility and the Right to a Healthy Environment
The right to a healthy environment predates governments and constitutions. Today's generation has a responsibility to preserve the environment for generations to come.
8 Techniques to Fight the Spread of Fake News Online
Why do people pass along fake news stories on the internet? What is debunking and prebunking? What cognitive and emotional processes are at work? Learn how to help stop this ongoing problem from a trained rehabilitation counselor.
The Cornish Pasty: Part of Cornwall's Cultural Heritage
The delectable Cornish pasty has a long history. Did you know that there are rules which must be obeyed to ensure that a pasty bearing the description of Cornish is worthy of the name?
British Honours: The M.B.E., O.B.E. and C.B.E. Explained
The British Honours System can look confusing. Here's some clarification about the M.B.E, O.B.E. and C.B.E.
Congressional Bicameral Conference Committee of the Phillipines Explained
This article discusses the bicameral conference committee—its definition, how it is constituted and what its functions are.
Shaping in Psychology: Behavior Modification Through the Method of Successive Approximations
Which term best describes rewarding successive approximations of a target behavior? This article looks at shaping and how it works to modify behavior, including examples of shaping and how it's done.
Psychopaths Can Detect Vulnerability From Body Language
Psychopaths are known for being manipulative and exploitative. According to research, they have the ability to detect vulnerability in others based on the way they walk. This fuels their exploitative skills and helps psychopathic criminals pick their victims.
Do Our Senses Lie? Donald Hoffman’s Case Against Reality
A prominent cognitive scientist invites you to take a proverbial "red pill" and explore his theory of "conscious realism." But be warned—you may never see the world in the same way again.