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…

Literary Devices and Social Injustice in Atonement the Movie

Literary Devices Parallelism– In the movie we are presented with injustice within an injustice. Robbie is accused and convicted of a sexual assault he did not commit.  He is imprisoned and then sent to fight in World War II, which compromises his intentions of attending medical school and slandering his reputation. During his time serving…

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 behavior. Also, his echolalia causes him to repeat vocalizations made by other people even if he doesn’t understand them. Furthermore, his savantism gives…

Jane Goodall & the Chimpanzees of Gombe

1) The primary method that Jane Goodall, was she watched the chimpanzees from a distance for months; such methods were ground breaking. Ultimately, the chimpanzees accepted her presence among them and allowed her to move closer. She named the individual chimpanzees she had come to observe, a gesture that went against the long-standing scientific tradition…