This is the most controversial post I have ever written in ten years of blogging. I wrote it because I was very angry at a specific incident. Not meant as a criticism of feminism, so much as of a certain way of operationalizing feminism.
A Talk By Jonathan Haidt [2. Are we a community that is bound together by liberal values and then blind to any ideas or findings that threaten our sacred values? I believe the answer is yes, and I'll make 3 points to support that claim.
In recent years moral psychology has become a convergence zone for research in many fields. I have summarized the state of the art in moral psychology with these 4 principles. As we think about the future of social psychology, and where we might be inI think that this 4th one is particularly helpful.
Morality binds and blinds.
This principle can reveal a rut we've gotten ourselves into, and it will show us a way out. The biggest question of all time has sometimes been said to be this: Why is there something, rather than nothing?
Why is there a universe at all, and why did it begin so rapidly 14 billion years ago? The question is usually asked of astronomers and other natural scientists, but it is just as puzzling, and just as grand, when addressed to social scientists.
Why are there large cooperative societies at all, and why did they emerge so rapidly in the last 10, years? Many animals are social.
That's not hard to explain from an evolutionary point of view. But only a few are ultrasocial. That is, they live together in very large groups of hundreds or thousands, with a massive division of labor, and a willingness to sacrifice for the group.
This trick was first discovered over million years ago by the hymenoptera, that is bees, wasps, and ants.
But it was discovered completely independently by some cockroaches who became ultrasocial; we now know them as termites. And it was also discovered completely independently by one species of mammal, the naked mole rat.
In all of these cases, though, the trick is the same, that is, they are all first degree relatives. They're all sisters, or sisters and brothers, and they concentrate breeding in a queen. The queen is not the ruler; she's simply the ovary, and in all of these species it's one for all, all for one.
If they keep the queen alive to reproduce, they reproduce. There's just one ultrasocial species on Earth that doesn't use this trick, and that's us.
We humans qualify as being ultrasocial. We live together in very large groups of hundreds or thousands or millions, with a massive division of labor and a willingness to sacrifice for the group. Antisocial personality disorder Brian Sopko University of Phoenix Introduction Antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others.
This behavior is often criminal. Antisocial Personality Disorder Antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition that entails the total disregard and violation of the rights of others. People who are diagnosed with this condition do not have any sort of respect for the feelings and wishes of other people.
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers. DIR Atlas AUGUSTUS (31 B.C. - 14 A.D.) [Additional entry on this emperor's life is available in DIR Archives]. Garrett G. Fagan Pennsylvania State University. Introduction Augustus is arguably the single most important figure in Roman history.
The desire to eradicate disease is the desire to help others; it is a moral impulse derived from our best social instincts. The expression of this desire through advanced science provides us with new methods of preventing disease.
The Crime and Disorder Act defines anti-social behavior as " acting in a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as " (Code of Practice for Youth Conditional Cautions).
Understanding Anti-social Behavior Nursing Essay Sample: Minor Sport Head .
Psychopathy and Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD) Essay - Stories of the ‘psychopath’ are often intriguing to individuals in the general population as they receive exhaustive media coverage and are the basis for many interesting story lines in books, television and movies.