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What is the social/psychological function of nostalgia?

I'm asking specifically for nostalgia for a time before you were born, i.e. the Blitz parties/40s tea dances that have big in the UK for the past decade, or the popularity of Speakeasy-themed bars in the US. I'm thinking of nights that require you to dress in theme specifically and celebrate that time. [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Feb 13, 2014 - 15 answers

The greengrocer snaps!

What is it like to realize you live in a totalitarian system? [more inside]
posted by ecmendenhall on Oct 20, 2012 - 23 answers

Biology = Destiny

Can you recommend a book chapter or article that summarizes the biological and/or psychological perspectives on gender without devolving into straw-man attacks or interdepartmental backbiting? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Aug 8, 2010 - 20 answers

Your wife is nuts!

In 1960, what level of confidentiality could a woman going to a psychiatrist expect in terms of her husband? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker on Nov 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me find interesting anthropology/sociology books.

Books about anthropology, psychology, sociology, modern rituals...I think. Can you point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by lhall on Dec 20, 2007 - 11 answers

Examples of 'The Infinite' in Myth and Their Effect on Conditions of Truth

I am searching for examples of The Infinite, or the immeasurably large, in our mythologies and archetypes. I am also interested in the categories of Truth which came out of the emergence of Western, ontological thought. Does the trust in a rationally conceivable reality deny us the infinity of the mythological realm? By rooting ourselves in the present, and denying atemporal mythologies, do we also deny the infinite origins from where we came? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Nov 28, 2007 - 22 answers

Has anybody written or done psychological profile of famous leaders , past or present, dead or alive , indepth or superficial? ?

Has anybody written or done psychological profile of famous leaders , past or present, dead or alive , indepth or superficial ? [more inside]
posted by studentguru on Aug 3, 2006 - 17 answers

Which historical figures can be classified as "passive-aggressive" or performed historical "passive-aggressive" acts?

Which historical figures can be classified as "passive-aggressive" or performed historically "passive-aggressive" acts?
posted by jeremias on Mar 17, 2006 - 19 answers

Lumpy Earth---gravity's effects on us?

Gravity/Life/SocietyFilter: So the Earth is all lumpy, with more or less gravity in some places. Has anyone ever corroborated it with life/social/world things? Many questions inside... [more inside]
posted by amberglow on Feb 18, 2006 - 33 answers

Intelligence then and now.

Do you think you are a smarter person than the average upper-middle class person of 300 years ago? [more inside]
posted by ashbury on Jun 7, 2005 - 37 answers

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