Law of demand states that while other things do not change, there is an inverse relationship between the price of a commodity and the quantity demanded at a specified time. In simple terms, people...
Building on Catholic social teachings, distributism is a political theory that calls for the benefits of capitalism to be spread wider.
The lore, folk tales, and myths of ale and beer for the Germanic peoples: Germans, Norse, Anglo-Saxons, and the English.
In the 19th century, two philosophies struggled for supremacy. They were Marxism and transcendentalism. Marxism takes a materialist view of the cosmos, while transcendentalism takes a more, what can be called, mystical view coupled with naturalism. Both have the element of concern for their fellow human beings. The approach each has is different.
Understanding brain wave frequencies could be a vital piece of information that could benefit the future of medical and psychological tools to aid in the many health problems people face.
Acknowledging the time value of money empowers people to make better financial decisions and become better savers and investors.
The article discusses the definition of "normal" and how "normal childhood" is defined differently based on context. Recommendations are made for how children can contribute to this description.
The zombie has fascinating roots. In Haiti, it is a soul or a body enslaved by a sorcerer called bokor. It was appropriated by the West in the 20th century.
A scholarly article analysing the intricate relations of power and knowledge as put forward by Michel Foucault in his books "Discipline and Punish" and "The History of Sexuality"
Our mothers always told us that breakfast was the most important meal of the day; our mothers, as usual, were right.
An in-depth look into the path of addiction, crimes, ignorance, neglect and sexual abuse, that lead toward the creation of a serial killer, who started out as an ordinary, innocent little girl.
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.
The severed head is routinely found throughout the literature and archaeology in Celtic and Norse territories. Is it possible that the severed head served as more than simply a war trophy?
Krampus has risen dramatically in popularity in the United States over recent years. But why has this happened now?
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.
There are a number of crazy mythological creatures in different cultures around the world. Let us now have a look at 15 of the most mysterious and strange mythological monsters.
People text while stepping into traffic, they spend money at casinos and race tracks thinking they are going to win, and they run with the bulls in Pamplona.
The late 19th century was a critical time of change: social, economical, political, and more. This change resulted from the revolutions of the previous centuries. Three such revolutions in particular are the French Revolution, Scientific Revolution, and the Christian Reformation. The culmination of these three revolutions gave birth to new political, social, and economical ideologies of Capitalism, Socialism- governmental and non-governmental, and Communism/Anarchism. Each ideology broke bonds w
The Iran-Iraq War was a costly mistake in both human life and economic damage and it directly contributed to Saddam's decision to invade Kuwait.
Robert Oakley Marshall wanted out of his marriage to be with his mistress but he couldn't afford for his massive debt to be exposed in a divorce.
Most people probably do not know what the MMPI or 16PF is, but mention the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test, and they are likely to show at least a glimmer of recognition. Katharine Briggs and her daughter designed the test after reading Psychological Types, The Psychology of Individuation by Carl G. Jung (Meyers, 2006). Although some research shows that not everyone who takes the test again gets the same results each time, the Myers-Briggs type indicator is not only very popular
I originally wrote the base paper for this hub as part of an assignment for my Econ 224 Macroeconomics class over at American InterContinental University Online. I received an A on the paper, although it was a bit of a bear for me to write. There...
"I'm bored," you say. But what is boredom and why does it happen? Exploring the scientific perspective leads to surprisingly helpful insights that might banish boredom forever. Interested ? Read on...
John Benson, Flickr At some point in your life, you will feel the urge to become a leader. Maybe it’s becoming the coach of your child's soccer team, or opening up your own business. Or maybe it’s much bigger, such as leading one’s own city,...
How a con man duped struggling farmers into a pigeon breeding scheme that had fraud written all over it.
What is "the fetishism of commodities"? If, as Marx posits, the social relations within capitalist society exist between commodities and not between workers, then do workers even have socail relations at all? If so, in what context? Marx asks, is a commodity valuable because human labour was expended to produce it or because it is intrinsically valuable?
The views and studies conducted within the cognitive branch of psychology that relate to gender differences.
Have you ever wondered why series such as "The Walking Dead" or horror films such as "The Shining" attract a huge audience although they are full of atrocities?
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.
Throughout the world people of different regions have used different stories with similar elements to explain the creation of the earth and the creatures that inhabit it.
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.
The market period is a very short period in which the supply of a commodity is fixed. It is the variations in demand that determine the price in such a market period...
The cognitive science of religion tries to understand the psychology of religious belief and behavior. This article summarizes important research and findings.
Why is it so hard for people to admit when they are wrong? Research says it’s because that’s the way the human brain is wired. Our biased brain convinces us that we are right in spite of a mountain of evidence to the contrary.
Modern psychology is decidedly naturalistic in its outlook. Yet, the reading of influential psychologists reveals a surprising variety of perspectives on the mystery of death
Hallucinations can range from mild to severe. A hallucination is any perception in the absence of a stimulus. While most people think of visual hallucinations, they can also be sounds, or even smells or tastes. Psychoactive drugs, Schizophrenia, and nerve damage are common causes of hallucinations. While some are pleasant, like the scent of perfume that isn't there, others are overwhelming like the sense that insects are crawling all over you.
This case study in Abnormal PSychology focuses on Fyodor Dostoyevsky and examines the life of the Rusian novelist in relation to pathological gambling.
We rely on DNA, fingerprinting and dental records for the identification of murder victims. Sometimes killers ensure their victims are not identified. Luckily, forensic science continues to evolve.
For a fee, some people agreed to assume the transgressions of the dead in the belief this would ease their passage into heaven.
A look at Joseph Walther's social information processing & communication theories: How does the Internet, and other similar technologies, affect our ability to communicate and form relationships?
What makes a male a male? What makes a female a female? You may be surprised to learn that the answers to these questions vary from culture to culture.
US citizens like to pride themselves on living in the “greatest democracy in the world.” But can the US be considered a proper democracy at all?
On January 2nd, 2011, at 6pm, near Big Prairie in Holmes County, Ohio, an argument between a woman and her 10 year old son over a chore would turn deadly, and change both of their lives forever.
Erickson's expansion on Freudian development into his 8 stages of Psychosocial development expanded the theory of developmental stages from a process finished by adolescence to a lifelong process.
Sociology, the systematic study of social behavior and society through the scientific method, has not always been recognized as a formal discipline. The beginnings of sociology go back to Ancient Greece where Aristotle developed the first system of...
The study of memory in psychology is a rapidly advancing area of research. The interconnection of cognition, emotion and memory has been particularly insightful in moving this area forward.
The legends of this underworld testify to its otherness and yet also impart a distinctive British flair.
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.
The music helps in the growth of plants and thereby increases their production. Similarly the music has a deep effect on human health and brain growth; and helps in autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s etc
Within Norse history, no figure is more elusive and secretive than the Völva. Little is known about the practices of these figures. Were they witches?
If you listen to two different frequencies played in each ear simultaneously, it can have an instant and profound effect on the subconscious mind. It has the power to affect the way you think & feel.
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.
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?
Conspiracy in itself can constitute a crime. Assistance given in any form, with knowledge of its intended use in a criminal act, involves the provider in whatever conduct ensues.
An introduction to abnormal psychology, describing various aspects of this field, and disorders that differ in many ways to developmental behavior.
Learn everything you need to know about open container laws in New York City and what to do if you are issued an 'Open Container of Alcohol' summons or ticket in Manhattan or Brooklyn.
The British Celts have given us the Mabinogion and Arthurian Legends. Is it possible that constellation lore is imbedded within them?
Recently, I was talking to a colleague at work and I mentioned that civilizations tend to last only 500 years. I had heard this somewhere but I couldn't remember where. Of course, to even begin this discussion raises the question of what exactly...
This article takes an academic approach to answering frequently asked questions about the Great Recession of 2007-2008.
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.
One of the 16 identifiable personality types, the ISFJ personality is warm, sensitive, and dedicated. Learn about the best ISFJ careers, relationships, and famous ISFJ individuals here.
What comes to mind when you think of the word “relationship?” It the social sciences it implies a connection between people or groups. Many relationships are beneficial, while some bring hardships.
References to a deity that resembles Cronos can be found in Irish texts. Is it possible that this Greek being may have taken up residence in Ireland in the distant past?
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.
Stereotype threat is the fear of unintentionally confirming the stereotype of the group we belong to. And most of us belong to several stereotyped groups.
Lore and tales of mead, honey, and wassailing in the Germanic cultures of the Germans, Norse, Anglo-Saxons, and English.
For almost two decades James “Whitey” Bulger, described as a “stone cold killer,” reigned supreme in Boston’s criminal world, a position he held thanks to his friends in the FBI.
Specialists who have studied bones, artwork, and remnants of ancient societies have noticed that the societies probably regarded abnormal behavior as the work of evil spirits. Most ancient societies believed that all events around and within them...
The Bystander Effect is a tragic, yet real, part of the human experience. Why do we not help others when they may or may not be in trouble? Video examples of this very interesting psychological concept are provided.
Nearly every town, village, city and state has some type of law prohibiting public urination. And if you're one of the hundred thousand or so people each year who have been caught in the act, then you probably need some level of guidance on how to...
Hybristophiliacs are people who are sexually aroused and attracted to people who have committed cruel, gruesome crimes such as murder and rape. It occurs more often in women than in men. There are two categories of hybristophiliacs: 1) Passive...
The Celts were renown for their military prowess and fearlessness in battle. This has been attributed to their belief in reincarnation. Do myths and legends preserve this belief?
This article discusses factors that complicate and hinder change in the socio-political landscape of any given nation.
Not much is known about the mythical Hazzi, but what exists about the mountain god, may serve as a key to understanding early civilizations and the migration between continents.
50 million people living in Latin America are considered to be 'indigenous'. The Amerindians of Latin America include many different groups with very different languages and traditions.
Gossen, a German economist, is the first to explain the law of diminishing marginal utility based on general observations of human behavior. Therefore, the law is also termed as ‘Gossen’s first law’.
A review of the development and contribution of equity towards law and the country. It includes discussion of equitable remedies, maxims, doctrines, and principles which are still used until today.
Arguably, both intellectually and physiologically our species may be fast reaching the limits of its potential. What may come next?
There are many different feminist frameworks. This article outlines the various perspectives, theories, applications, and criticisms of "feminist theory," which is relevant to social work practice.
Taxes are as old as sin, as certain as death, and as popular as a skunk at a lawn party, but they do fund social programs we all rely on.
In online discussion, proper argumentation has practically been replaced by the use of memes or meme-driven statements. Why are communities such as atheists increasingly relying on memes as arguments?
The INFJ personality is one of the rarest and most unique.Learn more about INFJ careers and INFJ relationships and Famous INFJ personalities here.
To grant meaning and integrity to the later seasons of life we must consciously embrace the experience of aging, for it can bring profound psychological rewards. As C. G. Jung well understood.
What is Love? An Evolutionary Perspective - This article explains why loving couples fair better in the course of human evolution, and why love is epitomised in poetry yet shrouded in mystery.
Race plays an important role in society, whether we want to admit it or not, but is there any biological validity to the concept of distinct racial categories?
"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?
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.
What does “Economic Facts and Fallacies” by Thomas Sowell cover, and how does it compare to economist Thomas Sowell's other books?
After 75 years of being upstaged by plastics, the tagua nut, known as "vegetable ivory" has resurfaced as one of the most sustainable products in the world. Hopefully, its comeback will put an end to the senseless slaughter of animals for their tusks.
Ostensibly paranormal deathbed phenomena are widely reported across cultures. Palliative care teams in hospices and nursing homes are also witnessing a broad spectrum of such perplexing occurrences.
A review of the language, beliefs, and practices of the Rastafari as displayed in Leonard Barrett's "The Rastafarians," as well as the words and music of the people themselves.
A questionnaire refers to a device for securing answers to questions by using a form which the respondent fills in by himself. It consists of a number of questions printed or typed in a definite order. A schedule is a structure of set of questions on a given topic which are asked by the interviewer or investigator personally.
A strange phenomenon called the Dunning-Kruger Effect leads some people into believing they are smarter than they really are.
The presidential veto is one of the most famous of the president's powers. But where did we get the idea of a presidential veto? In this essay, I give a brief overview of power of the veto that was later given to the office of the president at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Is religion wishful thinking? This work summarizes the experimental evidence, and incorporates comfort theories into the cognitive science of religion.
Indifference curve analysis possesses certain distinguishable and unquestionable merits over Marshall’s cardinal utility analysis. Following are the undeniable merits of indifference curve analysis.
ESTP is one of the 16 identifiable personality types. Like all personality types, the ESTP personality has both strengths and weaknesses that make it unique. Learn about ESTP careers as well as ESTP relationships here.
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...
Nature has its dangers, but without it we starve ourselves in more ways than we can imagine. From nature we learn what it is to be human, how we fit in to life, and how we can make life easier.
Though criticized as somewhat reductionist and overly codified, Piaget was the first developmental psychologist to postulate a series of cognitive stages through which children grow and develop.
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.
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.
A study guide to Industrial/Organizational Psychology examining the interaction of employees and their working environment, with an interesting look at workplace behavior and motivational concepts.
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.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is already toast; the North American Free Trade Agreement may be next as the Trump Administration is seduced by the false allure of protectionism.
Image couresty of Real Future Real Future The idea of the modern state that exists today never attained fruition until the perhaps the 18th century. The modern state and its accompanying instruments, institutions and mechanisms that we know of and...
Understanding the nature of what propels us forward, intensity of effort, and how to get where we want to be.
The criminal law system penalizes defendants found guilty of murder. The tort of wrongful death is meant to ease the financial and emotional suffering of those close to the victim
Roberto Calvi, who was known as God’s banker, was found hanging under a bridge in London, a gruesome discovery that was first deemed to be suicide but later determined to be murder.
Even though legal issues are probably not what first come to mind when most people think about psychology there is more involved in the practice of professional psychology than theories and treatment options. Psychologists are required to maintain their professional competence, not only by staying up-to-date on changes in the field of psychology but by maintaining awareness of any revisions to laws or regulations that could affect them and their practice. Some of the most significant changes i
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?
Early in Ruggerio's "The Art of Thinking" (2012), he defines 'thinking' as "any mental activity that helps formulate or solve a problem, make a decision, or fulfill a desire to understand.
There used to be many traditions and customs for the Chinese New Year. Some of them are no longer observed by the younger generations.
The Maori peoples of New Zealand consider themselves its First Nations. There is much discussion and much dispute over the question of where they came from.
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.
Where did conspiracy theories originate? Like anything involving conspiracy theories, the answer isn't straightforward.
There are many psychological defense mechanisms you use all the time to distance yourself from unpleasant realities. The only way to stop is to know yourself.
This is a compilation of interesting, funny and quirky facts about people in history and the history of the United States. Enjoy the photos, videos and information that will give you some great conversation starters and make you your own human Google!
Persephone is one of the deities of the Greek pantheon who is often overlooked, but she was the daughter of Demeter and Zeus, as well as the wife of Hades, so an important goddess in Ancient Greece.
A discussion on the current uses and laws regarding the use of psychologists in local law enforcement and enhanced interrogation tactics as well as an argument for the use of psychologists.
Hicks and Allen, in an attempt to find an alternative approach to Marshall’s utility analysis, have described the indifference curve analysis. What are the differences between the two?
This article considers the question of where violent behavior in humans comes from. It is a condition caused by genetics or learned from environmental influences. Is violent behavior a result of nature or nurture or the combination of both?
Experience how minimal motion information enables your visual brain to perform complex cognitive tasks.
Maslow's theory emphasizes the uniqueness of the person as well as the potential for self-direction and enhanced functioning. This theory has influenced numerous fields until today.
Types and preparation of food is central to nearly every society; etiquette sometimes creates confusion in cross-cultural dealings
If you have an INFJ friend, this article will would give you ideas for how to make their birthday special without overwhelming them with surprises.
Although object recognition is important, facial recognition is even more so.In this paper the cognitive processes involved in facial recognition, identification, and classification will be explained.
Ancient lore told of a mysterious inhabited island that existed far to the north. This land was named Thule. Might there be any truth to this legend or is it simply fiction?
This post is about the most common eye color in the world, what percentage of the world's population has it and 6 things you should know about it.
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.
Many people know of the Jersey Devil, but not many people know of the man the legend likely originated from.
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.
Recruiting and socialization are both important steps in ensuring companies have the right people in place. There are different factors that can assist recruiters including strategic planning, succession planning, evaluating current employees, and keeping abreast of labor statistics (Jex & Britt, 2008). Applicants in turn evaluate companies to determine where they would fit best (Jex & Britt, 2008). Once an applicant becomes an employee socialization must occur for them to become members of t
The Kikuyu claim that their father was called Gikuyu and his wife was called Mumbi. The entire Kikuyu community refers to itself as the 'House of Mumbi.'
it is noted that parents can set up an account to pay for their child’s school meals through MealpayPlus,
Past traditions & customs still hold sway as observed in the Eyo masquerade festival, claimed to be the foremost cultural event in Nigeria - a grand display of pageantry, history, tradition, & art...
This article examines the concept of humanity that underlines Karen Horney's psychoanalytic social theory.
A full analysis of the Declaration of Independence. Learn what it meant in 1776 and what it still means today.
Handfasting is common practice in Neopagan circles. Many believe this practice dates back to the pagan Celts, but does it really?
Psychologist Dr. Billy Kidd interviews a 1960s Acid Guide. They discuss the psychology of psychedelics and make the counterculture movement come alive.
This case examine the implications of the merger of Pepsi Co. and Quaker Oats Company for the rivalry between Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo, and for value creation by each firm.