Psychology

The Aesthetics of Disengagement

The Aesthetics of Disengagement

Author: Christine Ross

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816645396

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

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Reveals the artistic subjectivity of the scientific notion of depression.
Social Science

Attitudes Towards Social Limits, Undersocialized Behavior, and Self-presentation in Young People

Attitudes Towards Social Limits, Undersocialized Behavior, and Self-presentation in Young People

Author: Hans Grietens

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9061869463

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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In this book a study is presented on the attitudes of 12- to 20-year-old youngsters towards social limits, imposed by their social and educational environment by means of laws, rules, values, norms or expectations. The study is part of a research programme on the course and treatment of juvenile delinquency, which started at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen during the eighties. Young people's attitudes towards social limits are assessed by the 'Standard Reaction Instrument'. A critical incident technique is used to elicit young people's knowledge, behavioral intentions and motivations in ten hypothetical situations including social limits. The instrument was administered from youngsters in secondary schools and from same-aged detained youngsters who have committed at least one criminal offence which has been recorded by police or judicial authorities. The responses of both groups are compared in order to test the validity of the instrument. Further, the relationship is tested between the youngsters' attitudes towards social limits and self-reported delinquent and aggressive behavior. Finally, a comparison is made between the responses of Flemish and Dutch youngsters. Starting point of the empirical study is a social psychological view on juvenile delinquency. In this view, which is based on the self-presentation paradigm developed by the sociologist Ervin Goffman and the early symbolic interactionists, juvenile delinquency is considered as a means of social communication towards significant others (parents, teachers, peers, society). Special attention is paid to the development, maintenance and management of social reputation by the juvenile delinquent.
Technology & Engineering

When Soldiers Say No

When Soldiers Say No

Author: Andrea Ellner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134763160

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 290

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Traditionally few people challenged the distinction between absolute and selective conscientious objection by those being asked to carry out military duties. The former is an objection to fighting all wars - a position generally respected and accommodated by democratic states, while the latter is an objection to a specific war or conflict - theoretically and practically a much harder idea to accept and embrace for military institutions. However, a decade of conflict not clearly aligned to vital national interests combined with recent acts of selective conscientious objection by members of the military have led some to reappraise the situation and argue that selective conscientious objection ought to be legally recognised and permitted. Political, social and philosophical factors lie behind this new interest which together mean that the time is ripe for a fresh and thorough evaluation of the topic. This book brings together arguments for and against selective conscientious objection, as well as case studies examining how different countries deal with those who claim the status of selective conscientious objectors. As such, it sheds new light on a topic of increasing importance to those concerned with military ethics and public policy, within military institutions, government, and academia.
Psychology

Before Speech

Before Speech

Author: Margaret Bullowa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521220319

Category: Psychology

Page: 422

View: 927

Long before they can make any sounds approaching language, infants can share in communication, though what this means is the subject of much scrutiny. This 1979 volume deliberately draws on people whose different backgrounds have brought them to explore questions that have a bearing on communication in this earliest phase of human infancy. This is, then, as Dr Bullowa says in her introduction, primarily a book about 'how scientists go about finding out how infants and adults communicate with one another'. It is nowhere dogmatic; contributors have all been encouraged to say why they came to do the research reported, how they set about it and what they discovered. Dr Bullowa herself provides a useful introduction which makes its own substantial contribution, while surveying the broad context of the particular research, discussing some of the themes that recur in the book and relating them to the wider literature.
House & Home

Throw Out Fifty Things

Throw Out Fifty Things

Author: Gail Blanke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446544344

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

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"A perfect guide to getting the non-essentials out of the way, so that simple joys can make their way into our lives." -- Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love "If you want to grow, you gotta let go," is the mantra that bestselling author, columnist, and life coach Gail Blanke lives by. That means eliminating all the clutter - physical and emotional - that holds you back, weighs you down, or just makes you feel bad about yourself. In Throw Out Fifty Things she takes us through each room of the house - from the attic to the garage - and even to the far reaches of our minds. Through poignant and humorous stories, she inspires us to get rid of the "life plaque" we've allowed to build-up there. That junk drawer (you know that drawer) in the kitchen? Empty it! Those old regrets? Throw 'em out! That make-up from your "old" look? Toss it! That relationship that depresses you? Dump it! Once you've hit fifty (you'll be surprised how easy it is to get there) and once you've thrown out that too-tight belt and too-small view of yourself, you'll be ready to step out into the clearing and into the next, and greatest, segment of your life.
Political Science

The Evolving Relationship between China, the EU and the USA

The Evolving Relationship between China, the EU and the USA

Author: Jing Men

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429649295

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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This book closely scrutinizes the individual and collective roles played by China, the EU and the USA in contemporary world politics. Examining the three actors’ respective strategic and policy positions on and behaviour towards the flux of the contemporary global order, the analysis focuses on three major issues and challenges: foreign and security policy; economics and trade; and climate change and energy. Discussing their relative power, as well as their interests, beliefs and positions on a set of decisive issues, this book explores bilateral relations between the three powers and the ways in which they may interact trilaterally in a broader global context to shape international politics. Written by a stellar line-up of experts from the fields of politics and international relations, The Evolving Relationship between China, the EU and the USA will be of huge interest to students and scholars from within these fields, as well as policy-makers and practitioners more generally.
Law

Rules of Disengagement

Rules of Disengagement

Author: Marjorie Cohn

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780981576923

Category: Law

Page: 227

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Rules of Disengagement examines the reasons men and women in the military have disobeyed orders and resisted the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It takes readers into the courtroom where sailors, soldiers, and Marines have argued that these wars are illegal under international law and unconstitutional under U.S. law. Through the voices of active duty service members and veterans, it explores the growing conviction among our troops that the wars are wrong. While the Obama Administration’s pledge to remove all American troops from Iraq by the end of 2011 is encouraging – and in no small way likely attributable to resistance by our armed forces – it continues to fight in Afghanistan, and the military may soon have a heightened presence elsewhere in the Middle East and in Africa. As such, Rules of Disengagement provides inspiration and lessons for anyone who opposes an interventionist U.S. military policy.
Education

Engaging the Disengaged

Engaging the Disengaged

Author: Lois Brown Easton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412949989

Category: Education

Page: 305

View: 814

Offers high school educators strategies and ideas for connecting with students who may be at risk for failing or dropping out, including tips for improving the school climate in ways that foster student support and create a supportive schoolwide climate.
Air warfare

Air Combat Model Engagement and Attrition Processes High Level Design

Air Combat Model Engagement and Attrition Processes High Level Design

Author: Patrick D. Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000037318205

Category: Air warfare

Page: 57

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The purpose of this high-level design document is to act as a basis of discussion between model designers, model users, and the sponsors. The purpose of the model design is to allow applications to many implementations, especially as part of an overall hierarchy of models. The purpose of the types of models in which this design is implemented, such as the theater-level combat or nonlinear combat model (TLC/NLC) or possibly the RAND Strategy Assessment System (RSAS), is to support policy-level analysis of air combat issues primarily at RAND, but possibly at other institutions as well. The objectives of this document are to describe the high-level design of an air combat engagement and attrition model, present the design to potential RAND study sponsors to ensure that the key factors of air combat are addressed, and to publish this updated version as a point of reference during model implementation and evaluation.
Science

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers

Author: Stephen M Hall

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780123877895

Category: Science

Page: 456

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Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers, Fifth Edition, provides solutions, common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations to help chemical and process engineers deal with practical on-the-job problems. It discusses physical properties for proprietary materials, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sector heuristics, and process design, along with closed-loop heat transfer systems, heat exchangers, packed columns, and structured packings. Organized into 27 chapters, the book begins with an overview of formulae and data for sizing piping systems for incompressible and compressible flow. It then moves to a discussion of design recommendations for heat exchangers, practical equations for solving fractionation problems, along with design of reactive absorption processes. It also considers different types of pumps and presents narrative as well as tabular comparisons and application notes for various types of fans, blowers, and compressors. The book also walks the reader through the general rules of thumb for vessels, how cooling towers are sized based on parameters such as return temperature and supply temperature, and specifications of refrigeration systems. Other chapters focus on pneumatic conveying, blending and agitation, energy conservation, and process modeling. Chemical engineers faced with fluid flow problems will find this book extremely useful. Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers brings together solutions, information and work-arounds that engineers in the process industry need to get their job done. New material in the Fifth Edition includes physical properties for proprietary materials, six new chapters, including pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical sector heuristics, process design with simulation software, and guidelines for hazardous materials and processes Now includes SI units throughout alongside

The Rules Of Disengagement

The Rules Of Disengagement

Author: Bryan Bruce

Publisher:

ISBN: 152096126X

Category:

Page: 178

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Discover The Rules Of Disengagement And Getting Past Your BreakIt's no longer news that most adults experience at least one breakup in their life time. The problem is that half that number of folks involved in one breakup or the other suck at break up. Nobody will wish to have a breakup but it does happen to the best of us. What then can you do? What exactly is in your power to do so you don't suck at breakups. You need a clean breakup from your ex. Whatever the reason that lead to the breakup, if it happens, then you must make it clean and as fast as possible. That way you can heal faster and get back to dating faster. Hell; you can even make it THE BEST THAT HAVE EVER HAPPENED TO YOU. Yeah; why not. Just because you got caught up in a breakup doesn't mean that's the end of life, life goes on like it or not. Now this book is not about why women dump men but about how to take the heart break and turn it into something that will become the best thing that have ever happened to you. This is about not being a sucker for someone but about how to be your own super hero. It's about how not to suck at it if it happens to you, how you can come out the other side bigger, stronger and better. With more confidence in yourself and your ability to love gain and achieve happens. You see, the past is just what it is, simply the past. You don't need to have anything to do with the past except to recognize it for what it is, learn from it and move on. It mustn't stop you or take you back, rather it should be your spring board to a better and more fulfilling romantic relationships in the future. That's what this book aims to help you do. Ultimately you alone can make that decision, this book will help point you in the right direction to a better place. You Will Learn- 1- 3 Stages оf Getting Over a Brеаkuр2- Wауѕ Tо Get Ovеr A Brеаkuр аnd Start Healing Nоw3- Life Aftеr Divorce: Hоw to Move Past thе Hurt4- Dеаlіng Wіth Lоnеlіnеѕѕ After a Separation Would You Like to Know More?Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'buy button' now!
Classroom management

Engaging the DisEngaged

Engaging the DisEngaged

Author:

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551387925

Category: Classroom management

Page: 92

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