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The Matthew Effect

The Matthew Effect was named by sociologist Robert Merton who named if after a sentence from the Book of Matthew in the Bible, viz., “For those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance, but for those who have nothing, even that will be taken away.” Matthew was specifically referring to wealth (the rich get richer and the poor get poorer). 210 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Is Prostitution Really a Victimless Crime?

A victimless crime is defined by Dr. Carol A. Veneziano, Ph.D., a professor at Southeast Missouri State University, as “an illegal act that involves consenting adults and lacks a complaining participant (Schur, 1965). 433 more words

Oh Expectations...

When I think of expectations I think of disappointment. I am an organized planner, someone who likes to have an agenda and get things done, even on the weekend. 300 more words



~ ATROS-IOTIMF ~ All The Resources Of Science – In Order That Imbecility May Flourish ~ Aldous Huxley

~ TINWBL ~ There Is No Wealth But Life ~ John Ruskin… 427 more words


Anomie Strain Theory

anomie, also spelled anomy , in societies or individuals, a condition of instability resulting from a breakdown of standards and values or from a lack of purpose or ideals. 1,566 more words


What explains success?

On Privilege and Luck, or Why Success Breeds Success

Ask successful people about the secrets of their success, and you’ll probably answers like passion, hard work, skill, focus, and having great ideas. 125 more words

Behavioral Economics