Introduction to Psychology

What is psychology? Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. This definition of psychology reflects its concern with an objective study of observable behaviour. It also recognizes the importance of understanding mental processes that cannot be directly observed but must be inferred from behavioural and neurological data. Approaches to psychology There are…

What is Cultural Anthropology

Cultural anthropology is the study of how culture shapes human ideas and learned behaviours.  It examines how cultures have developed and compares similarities and differences among them. Cultural anthropologists base their knowledge on observation.  They try to be objective and draw conclusions from data, without imposing their own personal judgments. Many times anthropologists are faced…

Rain Man (1988): Movie Summary & Analysis

What conditions does Raymond suffer from? According to the movie Raymond is an autistic savant. Though somewhat mild, his autism has led to impaired social interaction and communication, and restrictive and repetitive behaviour. Also his echolalia causes him to repeat vocalizations made by another people even if he doesn’t understand them. Furthermore his savantism gives…