Lesson Idea: Origins of Conflict

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Your Task There are five resources below that you will need to complete this task. Working with your group, it’s a race to see who can answer this question first: All of these conflicts started for the same reason. What is that reason? Source 1: The “Beaver Wars” (Warpaths2peacepipes) This article summarizes a conflict in North America in the late …

Love and Marriage Support Pack is Now Available

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added another support pack to the store. Chapter 5 – Love and Marriage is now ready to roll. Go to our store (link) and you’ll find our support packs We’ve tried to make the resource better by implementing some feedback: We’ve made them easier to edit so teachers can adapt them more easily We’ve …

Key Studies: Dopamine and Love (Fisher, 2005)

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The human brain has been evolving over millions of years. Throughout that evolutionary process, the brain has adapted to act and react in a way that will improve the chances of its owner’s survival, as well as its owner’s ability to procreate. One important neurotransmitter involved in both of these pastimes (i.e. survival and procreation) is dopamine. Dopamine is a …

Key Studies: Darley and Latane – Bystanderism (1968)

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Darley and Latane hypothesized two factors that may influence bystanderism: Diffusion of responsibility Social influence Diffusion of Responsibility “Someone else will help.” This is one thought that might be a result of diffusion of responsibility. To diffuse means to spread something widely, so if there are more people around the responsibility of helping is spread amongst those people so individuals …