Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow pioneered and led the humanistic psychology movement. He was born in 1908 in Brooklyn, New York. The oldest of seven children from parents who immigrated to the United States from Russia, Maslow was quoted as describing his childhood as miserable and his family as unhappy and unloving. For Maslow, study and education provided… Continue reading Abraham Maslow

Marriage

Marriage As An Institution The first recorded history of marriage as an institution  was  gleaned  from  the  ancient  civilizations. In “civilized” societies, women were considered property owned by men, first by their fathers and then by their husbands. Early Romans and Greeks often gave women to men as prizes for some heroic deed. Wives had… Continue reading Marriage

Marital Equity

Marital equity refers to the degree of balance of authority, power, or influence between spouses. There are multiple domains related to marital power, including, for example, each partner’s education background and economic contribution; each spouse’s ability to use communication skills to influence the other partner; and how much each partner has a say in decision… Continue reading Marital Equity

Marijuana

Although the marijuana, or cannabis, plant first appears in human history approximately 10,000 years ago, there is limited research that tells us about its role in human development. Indeed, this plant with hundreds of active chemicals when smoked remains a mystery to many, although with over hundreds of millions of people in the world having… Continue reading Marijuana

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Malnutrition

In most normal, healthy children, the genetic potential is helped toward fulfillment by healthful, invigorating  environmental  conditions.  The  quality of children’s nutrition and health care strongly influences their development and the general quality of life they experience. Unfortunately, a majority of children in the world, and many of the children in the United States, receive… Continue reading Malnutrition