Ingroups and outgroups: what psychology doesn't say
Factors such as race and sex or gender play a role in ingroups and outgroups. Sociobiology provides some, but not all, of the answers to the question of why people behave as they do. However, it has served as a 'natural' explanation of discriminatory behavior toward outgroups. Ingroup favoritism can be explained by arguments underpinned by natural selection, innate chemical-character, biological imperative or social selection of personal attributes. Outgroups and ingroups bring to light the question of resource allocation and ways by which resources can be distributed fairly.
Publication Name: Business Ethics Quarterly
Subject: Philosophy and religion
The iniquitous undertaker: legends of Oscar and Mary Fischer
Urban legends about the unscrupulous practices of undertakers reverberate in modern sensibility. One such legend concerns Oscar and Mary Fischer, of Florence, AL, who ran a funeral home in the 1940s. Legend accuses them of decapitating corpses and selling bodies to medical schools. The legend evokes human feelings about burial customs, the last viewing of a body, and the vulnerability of the poor at the time of a loved one's death.
Publication Name: Southern Folklore
Subject: Regional focus/area studies
An overview is presented of a tour which is available to New Zealand, a country which is a blend of European and Maori cultures and which has strong Commonwealth traditions. The tour includes some of the most spectacular natural habitats in the North and South islands.
Publication Name: Nature Canada
Subject: Science and technology
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