Utilitarian Moral Theory

Characterized as a teleological theory, utilitarianism is used to test the morality of an action based on its consequences, but not its motives. This theory is premised on the principle of maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain. The rightness of an action is therefore justified if it results into maximizing human welfare (Singer 325–337). Utilitarianism is […]

Nature verses Nurture

Introduction Human growth and development is an important aspect in human life. Conventionally, it describes the physical, emotional, or psychological and cognitive transformation in human life. In addition, it is a complicated process controlled by both environmental and genetic aspects (Bronfenbrenner 3). Throughout human history, research has continually debated on several aspects of human life […]

The Revelations of Epigenetics: A New Way to Look at the Chances of Gene Expression

Introduction: The Miracle of Genetics. Defining Epigenetics The problems of genetics have always been drawing people’s attention. No matter what level technological development people can reach, the idea of entering the genetic domain still seems rather creepy and at the same time very promising. Hence the weird attraction and awe towards identical twins (Araniel, 2012) […]

Early Infancy

During the first three months of life, an infant’s brain exhibits rapid development. The baby has a biological need to learn and absorb information from the outside world; it has a cognitive and a sensory need that requires nurturing at this stage of life ensuring that the rest of the stages in the baby’s life […]

Uniqueness of Maori Society

Introduction Maori is a unique indigenous society that had a special developmental pattern, i.e. they moved from sedentism to hunting and again to sedentism. More importantly, now Maori constitute 15% of the population of New Zealand and they have managed to preserve their culture up to these days. In this paper, I deal with the […]

The Major Subfields of Anthropology

Introduction Anthropology refers to a branch of science that deals with the study of origin of humankind, its biological characteristics, certain beliefs, and social customs as well as humans’ physical and cultural development. As a matter of fact, anthropology is the study of the past and present of our humankind (Kottak, 2010). There are four […]