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Understanding human behavior is a complicated venture. Additionally, behavior can be impacted by social roles because social roles bring a degree of expectation to human interaction (Weiten & McCann, 2013, p. 768). These roles and expectations can result in conformity, obedience and/or compliance. This paper explores the question: how has research on conformity, compliance, and… Continue reading Consequences of Conformity, Compliance & Obedience
The Painted Bird is a novel by Jerzy Kosinski and the story is set during the Second World War and it takes place in Eastern Europe. The story follows a young boy who is either a gypsy or of Jewish descent as he travels from one village to another constantly being tormented and mistreated largely… Continue reading The Painted Bird & Thoughts On Human Behavior
The falling snow slowly drifted side to side with the help of the wind, coming to a halt on the ground where it first covered the footprints of men, women, and children that had gone before him and after that, it melted, wetting the stairs which he climbed towards the open doors of the Branchwood… Continue reading Short Story: A Hero’s Welcome
How do you know if you have made progress? Epictetus viewed progress by what you have put into practice. Someone who is able to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. It doesn’t matter if you have read books on impulse control or on avoiding desires. Rather, are you less impulsive than before?… Continue reading Stoic Lessons: Epictetus On Progress
In the course of life, an individual faces many obstacles. Financial hardships, relationship problems, disruptions in set plans, moments of weakness, environmental barriers, cultural barriers and many more. To Epictetus, almost all of these disruptions fall into the realm of things that are out of one’s control. Except for moments of weakness, we have influence over… Continue reading Stoic Lessons: Epictetus On What Is In Our Power & What Is Not