Category : Social Sciences

Personality Differences and their effect on behavior patterns

Plato once said “No two persons are born exactly alike; but each differs from the other in natural endowments, one being suited for one occupation and the other for another”. Individual difference psychology strives to examine the way in which humans vary by looking at how people are similar and how they differ in their thinking, feeling and behavior. These individual differences can be used to explain and predict people’s attitudes and behaviors across different situations. The research surrounding individual […]

The Sony Shortage of 2009

The PlayStation has been around since the early 1990’s is one of the most recognizable gaming devices on the market since it first started being produced. They sold millions of devices through varies upgrades of the product. In 2006 the makers started to manufacture and produce the PlayStation 3 (PS3). This product has plenty of different factors that could be taken into account when determining the supply and demand curve. In June 2009, Sony, the producers of the PlayStation, announced […]

Alcohol Used For the Wrong Reasons

Alcohol, specifically Bacardi Rum, is the drug that will be talked about all through my paper. It is frequently used for the wrong purposes and like the commercial that I am writing about is used to have a good time, especially at a party. This drug often is used to “help” depression, and is highly looked negatively upon by doctors. My commercial that I found on YouTube is based around what it looks like a classier party. A man in […]


“15% of people with major depressive disorder die by suicide” (Major). Major depressive disorder or the common term depression is a medical illness that involves the mind and body. Major depressive disorder and clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave. Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. mental disorder Depression is usually characterized by low mood, accompanied with low self-esteem and by the loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities. First, to […]

Lack of Communication in Relationships Leading to Divorce

Divorce is financially and emotionally traumatic, a serious concern because nearly five of ten marriages separate. Lack of communication in relationships is considered a major reason for marital divorce. A century ago, when many marriages were economically and politically motivated, conversation might have been less significant.  In today’s society, however, most adults have free will to marry and subsequently divorce whom they please. Identifying the reason for this wall in communication is important, as divorce rates are continually rising. An […]

Empiricism Blip Concerning Knowledge

In hindsight, Empiricism contributed an overwhelming amount of logic that discredits the Rationalists’ notions of innate ideas. Empiricists such as John Locke suggest that the brain comes literally as a blank slate: an individual must experience by sensation and undergo reflection to learn. This seems to be very similar to the existentialists’ view: an individual’s existence precedes their essence.  These separate philosophies hold common values that reinforce each other. This is very observable in the nature of humans as well […]