According to Mark Banschkick, M.D. of Psychology Today, sports are important to society because they help prove the importance of rules. Without rules, games such as football and baseball are not playable. In the same co... More »

Sports are important because they allow members of society to see the way that following rules can lead to a victory, and they also give people the opportunity to compete against each other in a low tension environment. ... More »

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior and, as such, plays a number of important roles in modern society. Psychology helps people with a variety of mental health conditions. It also helps businesses targe... More »

Approximately 54.4 percent of NHL players are Canadian, according to a 2010 USA Today report. In that season, 20.5 percent of NHL players were American and USA hockey assistant executive director Jim Johannson said the l... More »

People shun others for many reasons ranging from shame and jealously to racial and cultural bias, notes Psychology Today. Shunning has been explored in literature throughout history as exemplified in Nathaniel Hawthorn's... More »

Although results aren't conclusive, listening to music while taking a test may help people perform better on tests if the music is relaxing and doesn't contain distracting elements, notes Psychology Today. The reason for... More » Education Standardized Tests

Scary things that make people jump include visions of disfigurement, unusual frightening things that resemble everyday objects and crawling things that touch the skin, reports Psychology Today. Frightening occurrences of... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Mental Health