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  • 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.

    Transcendentalism and Marxism

    Transcendentalism and Marxism

    by William J. Prest13

  • 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.

    Is There Really Such a Thing as an Ideal Childhood?

    Is There Really Such a Thing as an Ideal Childhood?

    by Natalie Frank6

  • 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"

    Power: Knowledge Equations in Michel Foucault

    Power: Knowledge Equations in Michel Foucault

    by Monami0

  • Our mothers always told us that breakfast was the most important meal of the day; our mothers, as usual, were right.

    Breakfast the British Way

    Breakfast the British Way

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • 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.

    Aileen Wuornos.  A Life Without Love

    Aileen Wuornos. A Life Without Love

    by Paula128

  • 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 World of Stupidity

    The World of Stupidity

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • 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

    Revolution: Its Impact on Economic Theorists

    Revolution: Its Impact on Economic Theorists

    by enewcomer7

  • 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.

    Saddam's Wars: The Iran-Iraq War

    Saddam's Wars: The Iran-Iraq War

    by Lloyd Busch0

  • 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

    The History and Significance of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test

    The History and Significance of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test

    by Jennifer L. Black0

  • 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...

    Economic Growth Strategies for Hong Kong & Singapore

    Economic Growth Strategies for Hong Kong & Singapore

    by Cameron Corniuk4

  • "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...

    Why Do We Get Bored?

    Why Do We Get Bored?

    by Amanda Littlejohn60

  • 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 to Become Mayor of a City

    How to Become Mayor of a City

    by Isocrates10

  • How a con man duped struggling farmers into a pigeon breeding scheme that had fraud written all over it.

    The Pigeon King Swindle

    The Pigeon King Swindle

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • 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?

    Marx: A Summary of “The Fetishism of Commodities”

    Marx: A Summary of “The Fetishism of Commodities”

    by Rebecca Tromsness0

  • 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?

    Why Is Horror So Popular?

    Why Is Horror So Popular?

    by Clarissa Schmal3

  • The cognitive science of religion tries to understand the psychology of religious belief and behavior. This article summarizes important research and findings.

    The Cognitive Science of Religion

    The Cognitive Science of Religion

    by Thomas Swan81

  • 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.

    Admitting a Wrong:  The Challenge and the Reward

    Admitting a Wrong: The Challenge and the Reward

    by Kim Harris38

  • 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.

    10 Types of Hallucinations

    10 Types of Hallucinations

    by Jenna Ivy3

  • 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.

    5 Unique Ways Homicide Victims Were Identified

    5 Unique Ways Homicide Victims Were Identified

    by CK Amoabeng0

  • For a fee, some people agreed to assume the transgressions of the dead in the belief this would ease their passage into heaven.

    Sin Eaters Paid to Purify the Dead

    Sin Eaters Paid to Purify the Dead

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • 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.

    Gender Schema Theory

    Gender Schema Theory

    by LQWILLIams3

  • 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...

    Analysis of How Sociology Developed as an Academic Discipline

    Analysis of How Sociology Developed as an Academic Discipline

    by pattygayle0

  • The legends of this underworld testify to its otherness and yet also impart a distinctive British flair.

    Annwn: The British Underworld

    Annwn: The British Underworld

    by Chris Pinard0

  • 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

    The Effect of Music on Human Health and Brain Growth

    The Effect of Music on Human Health and Brain Growth

    by Sanjay Sharma9

  • 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.

    Weather Folklore

    Weather Folklore

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • 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?

    Human Giants in Lore, Myth, and Life

    Human Giants in Lore, Myth, and Life

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns21

  • 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.

    Criminal Law - Conspiracy

    Criminal Law - Conspiracy

    by Colleen Swan7

  • An introduction to abnormal psychology, describing various aspects of this field, and disorders that differ in many ways to developmental behavior.

    An Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

    An Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

    by PsychHelp0

  • 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...

    What Is an Example of Civilization?

    What Is an Example of Civilization?

    by larryfreeman13

  • 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.

    Atheism and the Psychology of Doubt and Belief

    Atheism and the Psychology of Doubt and Belief

    by Joel Furches1

  • 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?

    Crom Cruach: Ireland and the Fetters of Cronos

    Crom Cruach: Ireland and the Fetters of Cronos

    by Chris Pinard3

  • 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.

    The Crimes of Gangster James “Whitey” Bulger

    The Crimes of Gangster James “Whitey” Bulger

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • 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...

    History of Abnormal Psychology

    History of Abnormal Psychology

    by lburmaster4

  • 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.

    Examples of the Bystander Effect

    Examples of the Bystander Effect

    by Boulism15

  • 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...

    Public Urination: A Lawyer's Guide

    Public Urination: A Lawyer's Guide

    by Jason Stern6

  • 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...

    Psychology of Hybristophilia

    Psychology of Hybristophilia

    by lovearthistory6

  • 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.

    Equity and Today

    Equity and Today

    by frozenink3

  • Arguably, both intellectually and physiologically our species may be fast reaching the limits of its potential. What may come next?

    Has Homo Sapiens Peaked?

    Has Homo Sapiens Peaked?

    by John Paul Quester3

  • 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.

    Feminist Theory Explained

    Feminist Theory Explained

    by Crystal Gordon0

  • 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.

    A History of Creative Taxation

    A History of Creative Taxation

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • 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?

    Atheists and the Use of Memes as Arguments

    Atheists and the Use of Memes as Arguments

    by Joel Furches3

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  • 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 Aging For?

    What Is Aging For?

    by John Paul Quester0

  • 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.

    What is Love? An Evolutionary Perspective

    What is Love? An Evolutionary Perspective

    by Thomas Swan4

  • "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?

    The Emerging Adult: The Life Stage of 20-Somethings

    The Emerging Adult: The Life Stage of 20-Somethings

    by Catherine Giordano22

  • 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.

    Six Amazing Ghanaian Myths and Legends

    Six Amazing Ghanaian Myths and Legends

    by CK Amoabeng0

  • 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.

    Vegetable Ivory: A Humane Alternative to Elephant Poaching

    Vegetable Ivory: A Humane Alternative to Elephant Poaching

    by Catherine Tally21

  • 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 Study of What Happens at the Hour of Death

    A Study of What Happens at the Hour of Death

    by John Paul Quester2

  • 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.

    The Word Magic of the Rastafari

    The Word Magic of the Rastafari

    by Megan Faust8

  • 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.

    What Is

    What Is "Schedule" and "Questionnaire" in Research Methodology

    by Dilip Chandra6

  • 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.

    The Presidential  Power of Veto: Where Did it Come From?

    The Presidential Power of Veto: Where Did it Come From?

    by William R Bowen Jr3

  • Is religion wishful thinking? This work summarizes the experimental evidence, and incorporates comfort theories into the cognitive science of religion.

    Comfort Theories of Religion

    Comfort Theories of Religion

    by Thomas Swan27

  • 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.

    The ESTP Personality: Life, Careers, and Relationships

    The ESTP Personality: Life, Careers, and Relationships

    by LQWILLIams0

  • 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...

    Feral Children: Fact or Fiction?

    Feral Children: Fact or Fiction?

    by James Kenny39

  • 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.

    How Nature Affects Well Being and Quality of Life

    How Nature Affects Well Being and Quality of Life

    by Sustainable Sue6

  • 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.

    Piaget and Child Cognitive Development

    Piaget and Child Cognitive Development

    by adamschwartz0

  • 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.

    Intelligence Testing and the Beginning of Eugenics

    Intelligence Testing and the Beginning of Eugenics

    by Natalie Frank4

  • 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.

    Analyzing Utopian and Dystopian Societies

    Analyzing Utopian and Dystopian Societies

    by JourneyHolm7

  • 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.

    The Pitfalls of Protectionism

    The Pitfalls of Protectionism

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • 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...

    Did War Really Make the Modern State?

    Did War Really Make the Modern State?

    by lazybum7

  • 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

    The Tort of Wrongful Death

    The Tort of Wrongful Death

    by Colleen Swan6

  • 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.

    Who Killed God’s Banker?

    Who Killed God’s Banker?

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • 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

    Legal Aspects of Professional Psychology

    Legal Aspects of Professional Psychology

    by Jennifer L. Black2

  • 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?

    The Cult of Nine Maidens in Northwest Europe

    The Cult of Nine Maidens in Northwest Europe

    by Chris Pinard2

  • 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.

    "The Art of Thinking"

    by LiveFitForLife0

  • 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.

    4 Ways You Fool Yourself

    4 Ways You Fool Yourself

    by Sam0

  • 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!

    This Great Nation: Fun Facts About the USA

    This Great Nation: Fun Facts About the USA

    by Kristi Sharp80

  • 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.

    Persephone: Goddess of Greek Mythology

    Persephone: Goddess of Greek Mythology

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • 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.

    Psychology in Interrogation Tactics

    Psychology in Interrogation Tactics

    by MK Sloan0

  • 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?

    Is Violent Behavior a Result of Nature or Nurture, or Both?

    Is Violent Behavior a Result of Nature or Nurture, or Both?

    by Cristina2

  • 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.

    Abraham Maslow's Self-Actualization Theory

    Abraham Maslow's Self-Actualization Theory

    by Chris Achilleos8

  • 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.

    The Importance of Facial Recognition

    The Importance of Facial Recognition

    by Jennifer L. Black2

  • 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?

    Finding Thule: The Uncharted Lands of the North

    Finding Thule: The Uncharted Lands of the North

    by Chris Pinard0

  • 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.

    The Most Common Eye Color in the World

    The Most Common Eye Color in the World

    by Edmund Custers5

  • 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.

    Lying and Microexpressions: Catching a Thief

    Lying and Microexpressions: Catching a Thief

    by Schatzie Speaks22

  • 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.

    The Finfolk of Orkney Folklore

    The Finfolk of Orkney Folklore

    by Carolyn Emerick9

  • 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

    Recruitment and Socialization in the Workplace

    Recruitment and Socialization in the Workplace

    by Jennifer L. Black0

  • Psychologist Dr. Billy Kidd interviews a 1960s Acid Guide. They discuss the psychology of psychedelics and make the counterculture movement come alive.

    LSD: Interview With a 1960s Acid Guide

    LSD: Interview With a 1960s Acid Guide

    by Dr Billy Kidd5

  • 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.

    Coke Versus Pepsi, 2001: WACC & EVA Analysis

    Coke Versus Pepsi, 2001: WACC & EVA Analysis

    by lee custodio6