The phenomenon of wealth in Armenian modern weddings

Meline Aslanyan

meline14@gmail.com

The wealthy people, whose opportunities are initially larger and more multifarious, than the rest of the socio-economic categories of the population, always existed. The studies conducted by the American journal “Forbes” indicated that the status of the wealthy people in the world rises every year. For example four hundred wealthy people in the world possessed $ 2159.1bilion in 2000 and they had $ 2653.2 billion in 2001. According to the Human Development Report in the year of 200 the gap between the incomes of the wealthy people and the poor is increasing rapidly (6; 3-4).

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Social Identity: Establishment of the «others»

Sona Nahapetyan

sona.nahapetyan@gmail.com

Identity is one of several fundamental human needs that underlie many intractable conflicts. Human needs theorists argue that conflicts over needs are fundamentally different from conflicts over interests, because interests are negotiable, whereas needs are not. One of the most common types of needs conflicts are conflicts over identity. These conflicts occur when a person or a group feels that his or her sense of self–who one is–is threatened, or denied legitimacy or respect. One’s sense of self is so fundamental and so important, not only to one’s self-esteem but also to how one interprets the rest of the world, that any threat to identity is likely to produce a strong response. Typically, this response is both aggressive and defensive, and can escalate quickly into an intractable conflict.

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