You may believe many things separate us from the rest of the animal kingdom, and while there are no doubt … Continue reading Alienation, Deindividuation, and Disillusionment: Differences and Development
VIOLENCE IS A VERY COSTLY SYMPTOM of a more acute set of problems. Every violent act has ingredients, roots, branches, … Continue reading VIOLENCE: An Evasive Symptom
THE OLDEST EPIC POEM, The Epic of Gilgamesh, elaborates upon a long-standing human notion: the selfish quest for immortality. Gilgamesh, … Continue reading THE EPIC OF CIVILIZATION: What Now?
Stressors occlude the path we call life. Stress is physical, as in excercise or disease; external, as noise or weather, … Continue reading MINDFULNESS: Practical Lessons from Buddhism for Existential Combat
EVERY NOW AND AGAIN people talk about decisions, choices, or free will. There are determinists~those who believe what will occur … Continue reading Why Did You Do That, Free Will?
STANDING ROCK RESERVATION IS NOT A TOURIST ATTRACTION; however, it is a place reeling from the unintended effects of history, … Continue reading Searching for Home
Deviance seems straight~forward enough of a term that one can discern the behavior within a social setting without too much thought. For instance, green, mohawked hair deviates from the typical style we see in everyday life, except for, say on…oh, St. Patrick’s Day or Halloween, a green~spikey doo will blend into our surroundings because celebration is expected behavior. Moreover, is that green hair … Continue reading Closer to Deviance
Fairness (justice) is an idea we may not ponder about often enough; we have a tendency to rely on our … Continue reading FAIRNESS: Social Engineering Feat or Trait Intrinsic to Humanity?
There exists many theories of personality, and of these nearly all avoid defining what exactly the stuff of personality is. … Continue reading Personality: Your ”Big 5” Characteristics
Robert Merton (Meyer Schkolnick, at birth) was born in Philadelphia in 1910 and lived to be 92. He was the … Continue reading SOCIAL STRAIN and DR. MERTON