A Sense of Control

A Sense of Control
Author: Christine Tilley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2008-10-30
ISBN: 1780631448
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sense of Control Book Excerpt:

This work develops a theoretical framework for a virtual community for people with long-term, severe mobility disabilities. It proposes strategies for implementing a virtual community model based on user information needs. The central theme to emerge from their narratives is how the use of information and communications technology (ICT) allows them to regain a sense of control. The conclusion is that the technology provides strategies for independence and facilitates self-empowerment. Draws on the author’s wide-ranging experience of ICT and disability Provides practical and realistic recommendations to real-world problems

Resiliency

Resiliency
Author: Bonnie Benard
Publsiher: WestEd
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0914409182
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resiliency Book Excerpt:

A few years ago, resiliency theory was relatively new to the fields of prevention and education. Today, it is at the heart of hundreds of school and community programs that recognize in all young people the capacity to lead healthy, successful lives. The key, as Benard reports in this synthesis of a decade and more of resiliency research, is the role that families, schools, and communities play in supporting, and not undermining, this biological drive for normal human development. Of special interest is the evidence that resiliency prevails in most cases by far -- even in extreme situations, such as those caused by poverty, troubled families, and violent neighborhoods. An understanding of this developmental wisdom and the supporting research, Benard argues, must be integrated into adults' vision for the youth they work with and communicated to young people themselves. Benard's analysis of how best to incorporate research findings to support young people is both realistic and inspirational. It is an easy-to-read discussion of what the research has found along with descriptions of what application of the research looks like in our most successful efforts to support young people.

Handbook of Motivation Science

Handbook of Motivation Science
Author: James Y. Shah,Wendi L. Gardner
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2013-12-09
ISBN: 1462515118
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Motivation Science Book Excerpt:

Integrating significant advances in motivation science that have occurred over the last two decades, this volume thoroughly examines the ways in which motivation interacts with social, developmental, and emotional processes, as well as personality more generally. The Handbook comprises 39 clearly written chapters from leaders in the field. Cutting-edge theory and research is presented on core psychological motives, such as the need for esteem, security, consistency, and achievement; motivational systems that arise to address these fundamental needs; the process and consequences of goal pursuit, including the role of individual differences and contextual moderators; and implications for personal well-being and interpersonal and intergroup relations.

Design for Health

Design for Health
Author: Emmanuel Tsekleves,Rachel Cooper
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 1317152506
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design for Health Book Excerpt:

One of the most complex global challenges is improving wellbeing and developing strategies for promoting health or preventing ‘illbeing’ of the population. The role of designers in indirectly supporting the promotion of healthy lifestyles or in their contribution to illbeing has emerged. This means designers now need to consider, both morally and ethically, how they can ensure that they ‘do no harm’ and that they might deliberately decide to promote healthy lifestyles and therefore prevent ill health. Design for Health illustrates the history of the development of design for health, the various design disciplines and domains to which design has contributed. Through 26 case studies presented in this book, the authors reveal a plethora of design research methodologies and research methods employed in design for health. The editors also present, following a thematic analysis of the book chapters, seven challenges and seven areas of opportunity that designers are called upon to address within the context of healthcare. Furthermore, five emergent trends in design in healthcare are presented and discussed. This book will be of interest to students of design as well as designers and those working to improve the quality of healthcare.

From Individual to Collective Intentionality

From Individual to Collective Intentionality
Author: Sara Rachel Chant,Frank Hindriks,Gerhard Preyer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-02-28
ISBN: 019993651X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Individual to Collective Intentionality Book Excerpt:

Many of the things we do, we do together with other people. Think of carpooling and playing tennis. In the past two or three decades it has become increasingly popular to analyze such collective actions in terms of collective intentions. This volume brings together ten new philosophical essays that address issues such as how individuals succeed in maintaining coordination throughout the performance of a collective action, whether groups can actually believe propositions or whether they merely accept them, and what kind of evidence, if any, disciplines such as cognitive science and semantics provide in support of irreducibly collective states. The theories of the Big Four of collective intentionality -- Michael Bratman, Raimo Tuomela, John Searle, and Margaret Gilbert -- and the Big Five of Social Ontology -- which in addition to the Big Four includes Philip Pettit -- play a central role in almost all of these essays. Drawing on insights from a wide range of disciplines including dynamical systems theory, economics, and psychology, the contributors develop existing theories, criticize them, or provide alternatives to them. Several essays challenge the idea that there is a straightforward dichotomy between individual and collective level rationality, and explore the interplay between these levels in order to shed new light on the alleged discontinuities between them. These contributions make abundantly clear that it is no longer an option simply to juxtapose analyses of individual and collective level phenomena and maintain that there is a discrepancy. Some go as far as arguing that on closer inspection the alleged discontinuities dissolve

Schools Can Change

Schools Can Change
Author: Dale W. Lick,Karl H. Clauset,Carlene U. Murphy
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN: 1452279632
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schools Can Change Book Excerpt:

Build a dynamic system for change! From NCLB to Common Core standards, we are inundated with directives for improving our schools. How can we really create lasting change? By applying the Change Creation system! Learning community pioneers Dale Lick, Karl Clauset, and Carlene Murphy lead teachers, principals, and schools in this dynamic approach to school improvement. With a free, comprehensive online collection of practical resources, this book shows you how to: Develop the right vision, relationships, and culture to create and sustain change Model learning-inquiry cycles for action teams for success Build loyalty, trust, and responsibility within your teams and across the school

The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents

The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents
Author: Steven R. Smith,Leonard Handler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 647
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN: 1317843479
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents Book Excerpt:

This book highlights assessment techniques, issues, and procedures that appeal to practicing clinicians. Rather than a comprehensive Handbook of various tests and measures, The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents is a practitioner-friendly text that provides guidance for test selection, interpretation, and application. With topics ranging from personality assessment to behavioral assessment to the assessment of depression and thought disorder, the leaders in the field of child and adolescent measurement outline selection and interpretation of measures in a manner that is most relevant to clinicians and graduate students. Each chapter makes use of extensive case material in order to highlight issues of applicability.

The Stubborn System of Moral Responsibility

The Stubborn System of Moral Responsibility
Author: Bruce N. Waller
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0262028166
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stubborn System of Moral Responsibility Book Excerpt:

In this book the author examines the stubborn philosophical belief in moral responsibility, surveying the philosophical arguments for it, but focusing on the system that supports these arguments: powerful social and psychological factors that hold the belief in moral responsibility firmly in place.--Publisher's description.

All in One Care Planning Resource

All in One Care Planning Resource
Author: Pamela L. Swearingen
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 0323074200
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All in One Care Planning Resource Book Excerpt:

The only book featuring nursing care plans for all core clinical areas, Swearingen's All-In-One Nursing Care Planning Resource, 4th Edition provides 100 care plans with the nursing diagnoses and interventions you need to know to care for patients in all settings. It includes care plans for medical-surgical, maternity/OB, pediatrics, and psychiatric-mental health, so you can use just one book throughout your entire nursing curriculum. This edition includes a new care plan addressing normal labor and birth, a new full-color design, new QSEN safety icons, new quick-reference color tabs, and updates reflecting the latest NANDA-I nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems. Edited by nursing expert Pamela L. Swearingen, this book is known for its clear approach, easy-to-use format, and straightforward rationales. NANDA-I nursing diagnoses are incorporated throughout the text to keep you current with NANDA-I terminology and the latest diagnoses. Color-coded sections for medical-surgical, maternity, pediatric, and psychiatric-mental health nursing care plans make it easier to find information quickly. A consistent format for each care plan allows faster lookup of topics, with headings for Overview/Pathophysiology, Health Care Setting, Assessment, Diagnostic Tests, Nursing Diagnoses, Desired Outcomes, Interventions with Rationales, and Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning. Prioritized nursing diagnoses are listed in order of importance and physiologic patient needs. A two-column format for nursing assessments/interventions and rationales makes it easier to scan information. Detailed rationales for each nursing intervention help you to apply concepts to specific patient situations in clinical practice. Outcome criteria with specific timelines help you to set realistic goals for nursing outcomes and provide quality, cost-effective care. NEW! Care plan for normal labor and birth addresses nursing care for the client experiencing normal labor and delivery. UPDATED content is written by practicing clinicians and covers the latest clinical developments, new pharmacologic treatments, patient safety considerations, and evidence-based practice guidelines. NEW full-color design makes the text more user friendly, and includes NEW color-coded tabs and improved cross-referencing and navigation aids for faster lookup of information. NEW! Leaf icon highlights coverage of complementary and alternative therapies including information on over-the-counter herbal and other therapies and how these can interact with conventional medications.

Boise National Forest N F Land and Resource s Management Plan LRMP

Boise National Forest  N F    Land and Resource s  Management Plan  LRMP
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 4
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Behavior and the Natural Environment

Behavior and the Natural Environment
Author: Irwin Altman,Joachim F. Wohlwill
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461335396
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavior and the Natural Environment Book Excerpt:

The theme of the present volume concerns people' s response to the natural environment, considered at scales varying from that of a house hold plant to that of vast wilderness areas. Our decision to focus on this particular segment of the physical environment was prompted in part by the intrinsic interest in this subject on the part of a diverse group of sodal scientists and professionals-and of laypersons, for that matter and in part by the relative neglect of this topic in standard treatments of the environment-behavior field. It also serves to bring out once again the interdisdplinary nature of that field, and we are pleased to have been able to inc1ude representatives from geography, sodology, soda! ecology, and natural recreation among our contributors. We believe that this volume will serve a useful purpose in helping to integrate the find ings and concepts in this presently somewhat fragmented field, scat tered as they are over a very diverse array of publications representing a similarly varied group of spedalties. It is hoped that the result will be to stimulate future development of this area and to add a measure of in creased coherence to it. Volume 7 of our series will be devoted to the theme of elderly people and the environment, with M. Powell Lawton joining us as guest co-editor. The titles of the papers comprising Volume 7 are shown on page v. Irwin Altman J oachim F. Wohlwill ix Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Encouraging Sustainable Behavior

Encouraging Sustainable Behavior
Author: Hans C.M. van Trijp
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN: 1136496351
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encouraging Sustainable Behavior Book Excerpt:

Increasingly it is being recognized that consumer behavior may be a key trigger in the march toward sustainable development. Several lines of psychological theory and approaches have been developed relatively independently, each of which may provide major implications and action points on how consumers might be moved toward more sustainable behavior. This book is the first that brings together this variety of perspectives and theoretical angles around the common ambition of sustainable development. The contributors are all leading social scientists in the field of consumer behavior who met the challenge to sketch out their theoretical perspectives, but also to go beyond their normal theorizing and think out of the box in order to show how these theoretical perspectives might be made actionable in terms of key managerial and policy perspectives toward sustainable development. The result is a book that shows a wealth of information and approaches the question of how to encourage sustainable behavior from a myriad of divergent perspectives. This should stimulate scientists and policy-makers alike to find similarities, differences, and synergies between state-of-the-art psychological thinking about how to most effectively stimulate sustainable consumer behavior.

Anxiety and Self Focused Attention

Anxiety and Self Focused Attention
Author: Ralf Schwarzer,Robert A. Wicklund
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2015-09-25
ISBN: 1317380150
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anxiety and Self Focused Attention Book Excerpt:

First published in 1991, this book consists of 13 articles that were originally published in the journal Anxiety Research. They address the topic of anxiety and self-focused attention from a variety of perspectives, representing recent advances in social, clinical and personality psychology at the time. As a whole, the book poses a stimulating theoretical challenge to traditional anxiety research, which had been dominated by psychometric issues, clinical case studies and stable personality constructs. The contributors share the view that anxiety is an emotional state of distress dependent upon specific antecedent cognitive processes such as self-awareness, perceived role discrepancy or unfavourable expectancies.

The Psychology of Individualism

The Psychology of Individualism
Author: Alan S. Waterman
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 359
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Individualism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Desire for Control

Desire for Control
Author: Jerry M. Burger
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN: 1475799845
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desire for Control Book Excerpt:

This book is a cumulation of a research program that began in the sum mer of 1978, when I was a doctoral student at the University of Missouri. What started as a graduate student' s curiosity about individual differ ences in need for personal control led to a personality scale, a few pub lications, some additional questions, and additional research. For reasons I no longer recall, I named this personality trait desire for control. One study led to another, and questions by students and colleagues often spurred me to apply desire for control to new areas and new questions. At the same time, researchers around the globe began using the scale and sending me reprints of articles and copies of papers describing work they had done on desire for contro!. In the past decade or so, I have talked or corresponded with dozens of students who have used the scale in their doctoral dissertation and master's thesis research. I have heard of or seen translations of the Desirability of Control Scale into German, Polish, Japanese, and French. There is also a children's version of the scale. I estirnate that there have now been more than a hundred studies conducted on desire for contro!.

Close Relationship Loss

Close Relationship Loss
Author: Terri L. Orbuch
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461391865
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Close Relationship Loss Book Excerpt:

Social scientists from various disciplines have been increasingly concerned with the nature, structure, and function of close relationships. Although most of the early work on the topic of close relationships drew attention to the development of close relationships, since the mid-1970s researchers have begun to investigate the many different aspects connected to the loss of close relationships. Despite the change to a more comprehensive conceptual framework, close relationship research is often criticized for being atheoretical; the research is criticized for being purely descriptive in nature and thus lacking a more theoretical framework. Contrary to this belief, I wish to argue that researchers in the area of close relationship loss employ several critical and prominent theoretical perspectives to describe, explain, and understand the endings of relationships-thus, the fruition of this book. The major aim of this edited book is to present and illuminate, within one volume, some of these major theoretical perspectives. The volume as a whole has several unique qualities. First, within each chapter, the authors provide a general overview of the theoretical per spective or approach within which they examine close relationship loss.

Best Practices in Midwifery

Best Practices in Midwifery
Author: Barbara A. Anderson,Susan Stone
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2012-08-24
ISBN: 0826108857
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Practices in Midwifery Book Excerpt:

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Functional Performance in Older Adults

Functional Performance in Older Adults
Author: Bette R Bonder,Vanina Dal Bello-Haas
Publsiher: F.A. Davis
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2017-12-04
ISBN: 0803658834
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Performance in Older Adults Book Excerpt:

Support the very best health, well-being, and quality of life for older adults! Here’s the ideal resource for rehabilitation professionals who are working with or preparing to work with older adults! You’ll find descriptions of the normal aging process, discussions of how health and social factors can impede your clients’ ability to participate in regular activities, and step-by-step guidance on how to develop strategies for maximizing their well-being.

Older Adults Health Information and the World Wide Web

Older Adults  Health Information  and the World Wide Web
Author: Roger W. Morrell
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2001-11
ISBN: 1135648085
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Older Adults Health Information and the World Wide Web Book Excerpt:

This work explores how the Web might be used to deliver current, easily accessible health information to adults over the age of 60 and their caregivers. It considers how age-related changes in vision, cognitive function, and motor skills impact on the delivery of health information.

Stress Cognition and Health

Stress  Cognition and Health
Author: Tony Cassidy
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2022-10-07
ISBN: 100073868X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stress Cognition and Health Book Excerpt:

The new edition of this bestselling textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research on stress and health, moving beyond the former deficit model to a resource growth model. It examines all aspects of the topic, from how the external world and the impact of technology makes demands upon individuals, through biological and psychological processes, to outcomes in terms health and wellbeing. The process is set within a dynamic, multilevel systems and developmental lifespan perspective. The book includes a history of the evolution of stress research and the biological systems and immune responses that translate external pressures into health outcomes. It considers the role of personality and cognition in terms of appraisal and coping strategies set within a social ecology of power and support. The role of positive psychology in terms of resilience, psychological capital, and self-compassion brings the area up to date in considering the benefits as well as the threats of stress on health and wellbeing. An integration of issues of importance in stress research is provided with some suggested guidelines for both research and practice. Issues around prevention and intervention are discussed to reduce stress and increase resilience in families, schools, workplaces and communities, and suggestions for the future development of the field are presented. With an engaging style, the book is equally accessible to the lay person and the scientist, the practitioner and the academic. Providing a basis for further exploration of the vast area of stress and health, it is valuable reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and those working in organisations with an interest in understanding and preventing or alleviating stress.