A group of American hunters were murdered in the Canadian wilderness, and a local woodsman and guide was fingered for the crime. But did he do it?
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.
A light-hearted and simplified review of the educational development theories of Vygotsky, Erikson, and Paiget.
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?
The United Nations Organisation (UNO) aims at maintaining international peace and security, to develop friendly relations among nations. Principal Organs of UNO.
Does your favorite ice cream flavor reflect your personality traits? Take the ice cream personality test to find out!
To help society with the issue of crime, criminology or the study of crime has been instrumental in the prediction, deterrence, punishment, and explanation of crime. Criminology is an important part of society today. For people to understand what is happening in the world today, they must go back and look at previous data and research. Perceived notions of past and present criminologists along with hard data and statistics make the criminal justice system what it is today.
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.
This article takes a look at five major comic book superheroes, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Hulk, and The Silver Surfer, and makes the case that modern man uses superheroes to explain the world in the same way ancient man used myth.
What is federalism and does it constrain democracy? For that matter, is constraining democracy a good thing?
The law of supply states the functional relationship between price and the quantity offered for sale. At higher prices, more sellers are interested in producing the product, and each existing seller..
If the basic needs approach (BNA) sees poverty in terms of consumption deprivation, the capabilities approach (CA) looks at poverty as deprivation of opportunities required to lead the life people want to live..
When people think their lives are not going so well they often think things were better in some ill-defined past, but this is an illusion.
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
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.
Some important economic concepts such as law of demand, consumer's surplus, elasticity of demand and law of substitution are based on the law of diminishing marginal utility.
When you can't store it in your home anymore, you may need to use a self-storage facility in Louisiana. Know the law regarding LA self store facilities before you use them.
Want to know who are the best business men and women of India. Then here is the list of Indian entrepreneurs for you to get inspired from their stories.
Where did conspiracy theories originate? Like anything involving conspiracy theories, the answer isn't straightforward.
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’.
Where did the British people come from? Several hints to their origin originate from medieval documents, and yet other clues come from the genetic record. Could Anatolia be the home of the Brits?
Winemaking is a multifaceted and delicate process that has transcended centuries and is enjoyed by many cultures. However, the intricate method of creating wine has both numerous positive and negative environmental, social as well as economical impacts.
Matters of economic of growth and decline hinge on the population. This is called human capital, and to truly understand the world, we must understand the role that populations play in an economy's growth or decline. This article will help you understand how human capital reshapes an economy.
What is Lifespan Development? Understanding the concepts of life-span development and how changes occur physically, mentally and socially across a person's lifespan.
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.
Assault is a deliberate creation of a well based belief that a harmful or offensive contact is about to occur. Battery comprises this contact.
Dzi (pronounced Zee) is a Tibetan word used to describe a patterned, usually agate, of mainly oblong, round, cylindrical or tabular shape pierced lengthwise called Heaven's Bead (tian zhu) in Chinese. The meaning of the Tibetan word "Dzi"...
The views and studies conducted within the cognitive branch of psychology that relate to gender differences.
A dramatic call to police. A small voice gives a name and location. A man yells. A girl screams. And the line goes dead. The name nervously uttered on the call was “Anthonette Cayedito,” a 9-year-old from Gallup, New Mexico, who had been missing for a year.
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?
In this article, I explain what classical and operant conditioning are. I also explain the pros and cons of behaviourism.
As the “American City” expanded its industry, people began to pour into the city. Immigrants and people from the hinterlands moved to the city looking for a better life and more opportunities. In other words, they came to work. And as more people moved into the cities, the greater the demand was for living space close to their jobs. As a result, tenement buildings sprung up around the city. The owners of the tenements, in hopes of getting rich quick, built buildings cheaply and divided them in
Ethnocentricism in psychology can lead to negative stereotypes and racism. What is cultural bias and how can we counter it?
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.
In August 2014, our home in Thailand was blessed by nine Buddhist monks. After examining why homes are blessed, this article describes the ceremony conducted in the presence of family and friends.
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 lives of these successful people, including famous actors, show that the dream of a better life is possible, if not for migrants, then for their children or grandchildren.
One day after my wife and I purchased a new SUV in Thailand, we decided to get it blessed by a Buddhist monk. In this article, I explain why the vehicle was blessed and then describe the interesting ritual involved.
Psychology has played an important role in the U.S. Space Program since it's inception. However, at the beginning it was relied upon for selection & to address initial problems in the program. Today, psychology is regularly utilized to ensure the well-being of astronauts & their families.
This article explains how propaganda has developed and been utilized over time and in different contexts.
Signs you're an extrovert, dating an extrovert, and why extroverts love people and the world so much.
The success of counseling largely depends on the goals identified by the counselor and the timeframe given for the treatment of a particular condition.
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"
This essay highlights the importance of Psychological Research on animals, weighing both the pros and cons of psychological research, especially the ethics of animal research in psychology.
How old do you have to be to get married? Are arranged marriages valid? Can one person marry into a group? What does the world have to say about these many forms of marriage? Find out here.
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?
All these economic books are international best sellers. They are representative of views endorsed by millions of people, and deal with austerity, capitalism, inequality and the super-rich.
Political causes of the American Civil War that come easily to mind are that the South wanted to protect their rights to own slaves and to make a state more sovereign than the Federation. One economic cause is that the South was being dominated economically by the North.
“[The Savage] looks with compassion on poor civilized man -- no courage, no strength, incapable of providing himself with food and shelter: a degenerate, a moral cretin, a figure of fun in his blue coat, his red hose, his black hat, his white ...
What did Mohawk families wear from 1800 - 1900? While they had their own traditional clothing, they readily added European pieces to their wardrobes as they made friends with settlers.
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.
Spiral Dynamics is identifying the inner workings of our minds and gives us a common language and road map to understand how people think about things and why they make the decisions they make.
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.
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.
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 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.
Though gender roles are clearly defined, in Zuni culture gender is not tightly bound to biological sex. Zuni sacred history promotes a cultural role for people of a third 'middle' gender.
How a con man duped struggling farmers into a pigeon breeding scheme that had fraud written all over it.
The INFJ personality is one of the rarest and most unique.Learn more about INFJ careers and INFJ relationships and Famous INFJ personalities here.
Erik Erikson, an individual with many creative talents, was most certainly one of the pioneers of psychology and aspects of psycho-social behaviors. In this article, you'll find his theories.
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.
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.
An introduction to abnormal psychology, describing various aspects of this field, and disorders that differ in many ways to developmental behavior.
Maneki Neko literally means “beckoning cat” and it represents a ceramic or china statuette with a raised paw.
The curious cultural differences between the English and the Dutch . Bizarre, strange,puzzling and just plain odd goings on in two very civilised countries.
Types and preparation of food is central to nearly every society; etiquette sometimes creates confusion in cross-cultural dealings
Karl Marx's writings display his misgivings when it comes to the doctrine of natural rights, instead focusing on human "need" and "emancipation." Marx objects to the familiar “bourgeois” liberal doctrine that rights are universal, natural, and constitutive of our humanity.
The Montessori Method of Education often attracts parents of children with ADHD because of its individualized learning methodology, but is this really the best method for children with ADHD?
The law of equi-marginal utility or Gossen's second law explains how a consumer allocates his income among various commodities for getting maximum satisfaction.
Sometimes, we feel the need to step in and try to protect people - and we should, if we can. But people often go about it in very wrong ways, which only make things worse, and can cause legal trouble.
After a trip to the UK, I realised there are a lot of cultural habits British people have that may seem strange to others. Here are a few cultural quirks you might notice if you visit the UK.
What does westernization mean for Pakistan? What are the effects of modernization on Pakistani culture? This article discusses the positives and negatives of Western influence in Pakistan.
The Advocate describes a person who fights for human rights, speaks out for the voiceless, and lives a life committed to advancing humanitarian causes. They are motivated by a desire to make a change.
What are New York's laws on self storage facilities? What are your rights when dealing with self storage sites?
This article examines the concept of humanity that underlines Karen Horney's psychoanalytic social theory.
Narcissism has been increasing since the 1970's yet the increase in college students since 2002 has been drastic and could have serious consequences.
Our mothers always told us that breakfast was the most important meal of the day; our mothers, as usual, were right.
The concept of opportunity cost occupies an important place in economic theory. The concept was first developed by Wieser. The opportunity cost of anything is the alternative that has been foregone...
This article will help you pass the AS Unit 1 psychology exam 'Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods'.
Though Papua New Guinea is part of Commonwealth legal system of this World but her Legal sysyem is divided into two areas. The Customary Laws and the introduced and thus written law (Statutes).
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?
A guide to achievement motivation in sport psychology with a focus on the following theories: need achievement, attribution, goal, and competence motivation.
This article explores three theories of moral development, the Piagetian, Biological & Psychodynamic models. Each theory is discussed and examples given.
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.
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...
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.
Psychologists have proposed a number of theories about the origins and function of emotions. The theorists behind the dissenting views do agree on one thing, however: emotion has a biological basis.
There is scholarly debate on whether or not shamanism was present in many European cultures. Prehistoric shamanism lingered on in the European folk tradition, it is simply often overlooked.
In a rapidly changing global society where traditional cultures under pressure, we must respect our many diverse ways of life without giving up the ethical demand for universal human rights.
NORAID was pivotal to the Irish cause during the troubles, but this contribution has largely been overlooked.
Fundamentalism and fascism are both relatively new phenomena responding to globalisation and modernity but to what degree are the two related?
What is meant by accuracy in second or foreign language acquisition and how does it relate to fluency and complexity?
In this article, I explain cognitive dissonance and give some real-life examples of the foot-in-the-door technique. This is a basic concept of psychology and examples like this make it easier to understand for students.
Transactional analysis is a powerful model which can help people understand why communication sometimes goes so wrong, and how to make it better.
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...
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.
Social Capital Theory is concerned with the nature, structure, and resources embedded in a person’s network of relationships (Seibert et al, 2001; Granovetter, 1973; Burt, 1992; Lin, Ensel, & Vaughn, 1981a, 1981h). Social Exchange Theory is...
What is GDP or GNP? How are GDP and GNP related? What is Nominal GDP and Real GDP? A short overview of these important economic concepts.
Have you ever wondered if it's possible for you to outsmart a polygraph test, better known as a lie detector test? You should know it is not only possible but relatively easy to do so!
There used to be many traditions and customs for the Chinese New Year. Some of them are no longer observed by the younger generations.
Examines the how, when, and why of creation myths to show how creation myths define cultural norms by comparing Enuma Elish, Hesiod's Theogony, and Ovid's Metamorphoses.
These women are classified as missing but homicide detectives believe their husbands know more than they are telling.
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.
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...
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.
You can never know when you could have information that could solve these missing children cold cases and bring closure to their families.
The Philippine legend of the guava fruit. Ever wonder why of all fruits, only guava seems to have a crown-like feature? This is the story of how the guava got its "crown" and flavor.
Do you need help focusing? Here are some real and effective ways you can implement to improve your concentration and sustained selective attention.
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.
Barack Obama a relative unknown defeated John McCain a long-established politician in the 2008 presidential race. How'd he do it?
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?
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.
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.
A comprehensive review for stepmoms trying to understand and survive the chaos of a borderline ex-wife or girlfriend.
What culture is, how advertising highlights cultural aspects in societies and how "the gaze" is used in advertisements.
"Estan locos? Are you guys crazy? The Shuar kill strangers on their land." This was the reaction of the (non-Shuar) locals at the edge of the Ecuadorian rainforest when my friend and I told them we planned to try and meet some Shuar people.
An indifference curve, since it represents level of satisfaction, is a subjective phenomenon. Each person has a unique set of indifference curves. However, all indifference curves possess some...
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.
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.
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...
A detailed look at the preamble of the United States Constitution and it's relevance to life today in America.
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?
Many people know of the Jersey Devil, but not many people know of the man the legend likely originated from.
Sugar and spice and everything nice - not always! These 5 stories of little girls who kill proves we should all beware of pretty little packages.
Couple’s therapy really is therapy because you are physically working on a relationship. Emotions, thoughts, and feelings are all brought into therapy, but there are specific exercises and actions that the couple does together to improve their relationship.
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?
Fascism is a threat to democracy. It's even more dangerous when someone attempt to equate it with an ideology they oppose. This is a rebuttal to an article recently written on the subject.
Before marriage, an individual should look into marital properties to see that his or her interests and conjugal rights will be protected.
Great psychologists argued that the manner in which we face our mortality has a profound impact on our attitude towards life and our overall psychological well being.
Experience how minimal motion information enables your visual brain to perform complex cognitive tasks.
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 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.
Understanding the nature of what propels us forward, intensity of effort, and how to get where we want to be.
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
Customary Marriage in Papua New Guinea is recognised by Status law and the parties in a marriage decide on which customs to conduct a marriage and conclude it. There are some requirements in it.
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.
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
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
The preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a great reminder of how much we must pay attention to human rights and how we must promote equality and these rights in the face of a potentially dangerous 21st century.
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.
The history and development of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, & how IO Psychology seeks to understand the effects that the working environment has on employee satisfaction and productivity.
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 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...
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...
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.
This article explains many facts associated with dreaming, the physiological and psychological components. It recounts the history of scientific studies, and many little known facts are included. Nightmares and lucid dreaming is also discussed. The difference between men and women’s dreams is expl
Since the time of Aristotle, humans have used the three pillars of persuasion: pathos, ethos, and logos. This articles looks at the meanings and uses of these persuasion techniques.
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,...
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 case study in Abnormal PSychology focuses on Fyodor Dostoyevsky and examines the life of the Rusian novelist in relation to pathological gambling.
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.
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.
There are various ways to cook eggs. People might not know that the way they eat their eggs reveals a lot about them. See what it says about you.
As I walked out of the theatre after viewing 'Black Swan' I could not help but notice the striking similarities between the primary actors' roles and certain archetypes of the unconcious mind as delineated by Carl G. Jung. This film seems to be...
This article discusses factors that complicate and hinder change in the socio-political landscape of any given nation.
This article explores the impact of race on nation-building through an analysis of four separate historiographical works. What effect did racial issues have on social, economic, and political developments in Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, and Cuba during the Twentieth Century?
An essay on the nature and causes of aggression from a psychological point of view. A comparison between the different theories of aggression.
Income Effect on Consumer's Equilibrium - Substitution Effect on Consumer's Equilibrium - Price Effect on Consumer's Equilibrium - Derivation of Demand Curve from Price Consumption Curve
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.'
This is a highly contested issue currently in the United States of America. It goes beyond the Democrat vs. Republican debate it also affects the press and the government.
The law of returns to scale examines the relationship between output and the scale of inputs in the long-run, when all the inputs are increased in the same proportion.
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...
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?
The formation and dissolution of customary marriage in Papua New Guinea is recognized by the Laws of Papua New Guinea and still customary law is applicable in Papua New Guinea, if and only marrying parties agree to conduct their marriage in the legal process, apart from the Statute marriage.
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...
The purpose of prehistoric cave art drawings and symbols is still unclear, but they must have possessed some decorative or ritualistic value. Probably they were not really meant to 'pretty up' their enclaves but rather, have some sort of religious significance.
Sociology is a fascinating field that reveals startling insights about how we live. Learn more about the main seven areas of sociology.
invasion of USSR (1979) and US in (2001) in Afghanistan ruin not only Afghan nation but it also destroy the economy of both countries and face failure in their aims. powerful nations attack on other small nation to get their aims and do not care about even humanism.
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!
A sociology essay that addresses how Robert Merton's Strain Theory fits into the functionalist theory. Thereafter, I critique Strain Theory from the angle of other classic sociological perspectives, such as conflict, feminist, and symbolic interactionist theories.
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?
Building on Catholic social teachings, distributism is a political theory that calls for the benefits of capitalism to be spread wider.
Cave paintings of Lascaux are some of the earliest visual demonstrations of art created by people living in the Paleolithic era.
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.