Social Psychology of Health

Social Psychology of Health
Author: Peter Salovey,Alexander J. Rothman
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781841690162
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Psychology of Health Book Excerpt:

"The volume also contains an introductory chapter by the editors providing a history of personality and social psychology's interest in health and illness. Together with overviews for each section, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading, the volume is an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on health psychology."--BOOK JACKET.

The Roommate

The Roommate
Author: Regan Taylor
Publsiher: eXtasy Books
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1487426399
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roommate Book Excerpt:

Following her graduation from the police academy Kelly McKenna joins the ranks of Red Oak police department as an officer. At the same time her long-time friend and roommate Susan Hammond has accepted a job in Los Angeles leaving Kelly with the choice of going it alone or finding another roommate. Kelly soon finds what starts out to be a near perfect roommate named Natalie. In the midst of settling Natalie into her house Kelly also finds herself contending with a competitive and conniving badge bunny in dispatch, one who makes no effort to hide her disdain for Kelly and her new roommate. Natalie, it seems, has her share of issues, not the least of which is being manipulative and something of a drama queen. While Kelly shrugs off most of Natalie’s drama, there is someone out there who doesn’t find her at all tolerable. Meanwhile Kelly’s long-time love, AFT Agent Ryan Michaels, is about to arrest the key member of a major criminal gang. Its members are determined to protect their leader and will stop at nothing to protect him or her. Is Natalie the real target, or is someone out to get Kelly?

Saving Farmland

Saving Farmland
Author: Nathalie Chambers
Publsiher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015
ISBN: 177160073X
Category: Farms, Small
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saving Farmland Book Excerpt:

Saving Farmland shows how sustainability, ecosystems and biodiversity transcend the paradox of man-made losses. Chambers details how to overcome obstacles, choose models, identify vital farmland, build community and raise funds. Stories of commonly shared land, international trusts, regained farmland and several real heroes provide inspiration that a future is possible where local farming and sustainable development will deliver good eating - forever.--COVER.

Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling

Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling
Author: Todd D. Little
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2013-02-26
ISBN: 1462510272
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling Book Excerpt:

Featuring actual datasets as illustrative examples, this book reveals numerous ways to apply structural equation modeling (SEM) to any repeated-measures study. Initial chapters lay the groundwork for modeling a longitudinal change process, from measurement, design, and specification issues to model evaluation and interpretation. Covering both big-picture ideas and technical "how-to-do-it" details, the author deftly walks through when and how to use longitudinal confirmatory factor analysis, longitudinal panel models (including the multiple-group case), multilevel models, growth curve models, and complex factor models, as well as models for mediation and moderation. User-friendly features include equation boxes that clearly explain the elements in every equation, end-of-chapter glossaries, and annotated suggestions for further reading. The companion website (www.guilford.com/little-materials) provides datasets for all of the examples--which include studies of bullying, adolescent students' emotions, and healthy aging--with syntax and output from LISREL, Mplus, and R (lavaan).

My Roommate s Girl

My Roommate s Girl
Author: Julianna Keyes
Publsiher: Julianna Keyes
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN: 0995050740
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Roommate s Girl Book Excerpt:

The day a judge gave me the choice between going to prison or going to college was the day I vowed to stop stealing. Never again would I see something beautiful and beyond my means and take it, just because I wanted it. Just because I could. When I moved in with Jerry, it was with good intentions. I needed a place to live while I got my degree, and he needed a roommate. Then I saw Aster. Blond and beautiful, good, pure, sweet, smart…and Jerry’s girlfriend. She was everything I never thought I could have. Except…maybe I can. So I put a plan into action. Yeah, I’d probably go to hell, but it would be worth it. I wanted Aster. I wanted her yesterday and tomorrow and every possible way. But you know what they say. Be careful what you wish for…because you just might get it.

Radical Equations

Radical Equations
Author: Robert Moses,Charles E. Cobb
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2002-06-10
ISBN: 0807031690
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Equations Book Excerpt:

The remarkable story of the Algebra Project, a community-based effort to develop math-science literacy in disadvantaged schools—as told by the program’s founder “Bob Moses was a hero of mine. His quiet confidence helped shape the civil rights movement, and he inspired generations of young people looking to make a difference”—Barack Obama At a time when popular solutions to the educational plight of poor children of color are imposed from the outside—national standards, high-stakes tests, charismatic individual saviors—the acclaimed Algebra Project and its founder, Robert Moses, offer a vision of school reform based in the power of communities. Begun in 1982, the Algebra Project is transforming math education in twenty-five cities. Founded on the belief that math-science literacy is a prerequisite for full citizenship in society, the Project works with entire communities—parents, teachers, and especially students—to create a culture of literacy around algebra, a crucial stepping-stone to college math and opportunity. Telling the story of this remarkable program, Robert Moses draws on lessons from the 1960s Southern voter registration he famously helped organize: “Everyone said sharecroppers didn't want to vote. It wasn't until we got them demanding to vote that we got attention. Today, when kids are falling wholesale through the cracks, people say they don't want to learn. We have to get the kids themselves to demand what everyone says they don't want.” We see the Algebra Project organizing community by community. Older kids serve as coaches for younger students and build a self-sustained tradition of leadership. Teachers use innovative techniques. And we see the remarkable success stories of schools like the predominately poor Hart School in Bessemer, Alabama, which outscored the city's middle-class flagship school in just three years. Radical Equations provides a model for anyone looking for a community-based solution to the problems of our disadvantaged schools.

Contemplations

Contemplations
Author: Robert O. Doverspike
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN: 1664182578
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemplations Book Excerpt:

Contemplations is a collection of works and writings that Robert O. Doverspike wrote throughout his life.

Poems Equations and Prophecies

Poems  Equations and Prophecies
Author: Clark LaPointe
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1412005825
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poems Equations and Prophecies Book Excerpt:

Gathered from scrapbooks, diaries, book margins and disk drives, this collection charts the author's life from boy to man, from travels to Africa, from young family to middle age. The predominant themes of spiritual path and scientific rationale are set in emphatic rhythms and rhymes. The tone is sometimes sombre - prophecy does tend to be gloomy- but patches of bright sun shine in the poems Sparrows Chirping and From the Farm, which delight in the appreciation of Nature. Many of the poems employ dream images and words. In the humorous On Our Way to Mali, and in the challenging Quantitative Analysis, the colour, light, situation and sound of the dream world creates the poem. Poems, Equations and Prophecies has only a few poems with equations embedded in the verses. These should not distract the student of literature any more than the student of mathematics should be distracted by religious symbols. They stimulate the other senses as much as imagery and alliteration, but may require some background reading to fully appreciate. Poems, Equations and Prophecies describes visions interpreted using contemporary ideas and techniques. The poem I saw you twice relies on the teachings of Carlos Castaneda to lend meaning to bizarre, real-life events. One Foundation Trilogy questions the value of prophecy in modern society. More rational means are available to help humanity choose its way through crisis, as in Isaac Asimov's classic novels. The Besht comes to help uses the analytical method of Carl Jung to interpret a kabbalistic vision of the Heavenly Chariot. Seeds of this discovery are apparent throughout the earlier poems, particularly in RESUME. Lastly, what collection would be complete without an enduring love song? Two Worlds is at heart a love poem written to the author's wife. With inconsistent equations inspired by Gödel's Theorem and a prophetic connection with September 11th, this poem will intrigue the poet reader and test the mathematician for time to come.

What I Saw When I Went Blind

What I Saw When I Went Blind
Author: John H. Erickson
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN: 151271528X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I Saw When I Went Blind Book Excerpt:

In 1969, John Erickson was twelve years old, and he found himself in the hospital, checking out some serious headaches and a slight loss of his eyesight. He would have nine operations over the next three years to save his life, but he would become legally blind in the process. He came to see that blindness was far different than he thought, and that other people’s perception of and reaction to his blindness was far different than he ever expected.

Teaching in the Hospital

Teaching in the Hospital
Author: Jeff Wiese
Publsiher: ACP Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1934465445
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching in the Hospital Book Excerpt:

Written by experts in the field, this text offers a unique perspective on the goals of inpatient teaching and practical advice for hospitalists and attendings who teach on the wards.

Conservation of Wildlife Populations

Conservation of Wildlife Populations
Author: L. Scott Mills
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-10-04
ISBN: 1118406672
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation of Wildlife Populations Book Excerpt:

Population ecology has matured to a sophisticated science with astonishing potential for contributing solutions to wildlife conservation and management challenges. And yet, much of the applied power of wildlife population ecology remains untapped because its broad sweep across disparate subfields has been isolated in specialized texts. In this book, L. Scott Mills covers the full spectrum of applied wildlife population ecology, including genomic tools for non-invasive genetic sampling, predation, population projections, climate change and invasive species, harvest modeling, viability analysis, focal species concepts, and analyses of connectivity in fragmented landscapes. With a readable style, analytical rigor, and hundreds of examples drawn from around the world, Conservation of Wildlife Populations (2nd ed) provides the conceptual basis for applying population ecology to wildlife conservation decision-making. Although targeting primarily undergraduates and beginning graduate students with some basic training in basic ecology and statistics (in majors that could include wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, environmental studies, and biology), the book will also be useful for practitioners in the field who want to find - in one place and with plenty of applied examples - the latest advances in the genetic and demographic aspects of population ecology. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/mills/wildlifepopulations.

Introductory Econometrics

Introductory Econometrics
Author: Jeffrey Zax
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2011-03-31
ISBN: 0804777209
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introductory Econometrics Book Excerpt:

Introductory Econometrics: Intuition, Proof, and Practice attempts to distill econometrics into a form that preserves its essence, but that is acceptable—and even appealing—to the student's intellectual palate. This book insists on rigor when it is essential, but it emphasizes intuition and seizes upon entertainment wherever possible. Introductory Econometrics is motivated by three beliefs. First, students are, perhaps despite themselves, interested in questions that only econometrics can answer. Second, through these answers, they can come to understand, appreciate, and even enjoy the enterprise of econometrics. Third, this text, which presents select innovations in presentation and practice, can provoke readers' interest and encourage the responsible and insightful application of econometric techniques. In particular, author Jeffrey S. Zax gives readers many opportunities to practice proofs—which are challenging, but which he has found to improve student comprehension. Learning from proofs gives readers an organic understanding of the message behind the numbers, a message that will benefit them as they come across statistics in their daily lives. An ideal core text for foundational econometrics courses, this book is appropriate for any student with a solid understanding of basic algebra—and a willingness to use that tool to investigate complicated issues.

Social Capital

Social Capital
Author: Viva Ona Bartkus,James H. Davis
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 1848445962
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Capital Book Excerpt:

For this book Bartkus and Davis assembled the social capital equivalent of the New York Yankees slugger s row of the 1950s, recruiting some of the best Hall of Fame hitters around along with a number of future stars still early in their careers. The result is a good reflection of the current state of the literature on social capital. Robert D. Putnam, Harvard University, US Social capital is widely used and sometimes mis-used by scholars, policymakers, and the general public. The time has come for thoughtful reflection, synthesis, and informed criticism regarding this important concept. Bartkus and Davis have developed a ground-breaking collection of essays exploring the ideas and evidence underpinning social capital. Denise M. Rousseau, Carnegie Mellon University, US At heart, social capital is a simple concept that relationships matter. Bartkus and Davis foster a vibrant debate among leading scholars as to the critical definition, creation, and consequences of social capital. I commend Bartkus and Davis for their interdisciplinary efforts, for there is no more important challenge facing the social sciences today than the exploration of trust and social capital in our society. Father Theodore Hesburgh, University of Notre Dame, US Social capital has taken the social sciences by storm yet remains fraught with controversy. Despite its complexity and conceptual difficulties, the persistent interest in social capital arises from the fact that it helps us make sense of why people do what they do. This book showcases new innovative research in economics, politics, sociology, and management regarding the topic. Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines present ground-breaking new research exploring the still-undiscovered value of social capital. The book employs a self-consciously multi-disciplinary approach to address two objectives: reaching out and reaching in. Through theoretical and empirical scholarship, the authors explore the many contexts in which the phenomenon can have impact. In effect, social capital research reaches out to issues of economic well-being, civic participation, educational achievement, knowledge and norm formation, and competitive advantage. Further, the authors investigate the many connections between the core themes of social capital and the pillars on which it rests, including structural networks, cognition, relationships and trust. This book is fundamentally about bridging bridging across disciplines, units of analysis, and themes. Scholars, students, and other interested readers from the social sciences and management will find this book challenging and illuminating.

The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis

The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis
Author: Shin Takahashi,Iroha Inoue,Co Ltd Trend
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN: 1593277288
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis Book Excerpt:

Like a lot of people, Miu has had trouble learning regression analysis. But with new motivation—in the form of a handsome but shy customer—and the help of her brilliant café coworker Risa, she’s determined to master it. Follow along with Miu and Risa in The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis as they calculate the effect of temperature on iced tea orders, predict bakery revenues, and work out the probability of cake sales with simple, multiple, and logistic regression analysis. You’ll get a refresher in basic concepts like matrix equations, inverse functions, logarithms, and differentiation before diving into the hard stuff. Learn how to: –Calculate the regression equation –Check the accuracy of your equation with the correlation coefficient –Perform hypothesis tests and analysis of variance, and calculate confidence intervals –Make predictions using odds ratios and prediction intervals –Verify the validity of your analysis with diagnostic checks –Perform chi-squared tests and F-tests to check the goodness of fit Whether you’re learning regression analysis for the first time or have just never managed to get your head around it, The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis makes mastering this tricky technique straightforward and fun.

Events in the Life of an Ordinary Man

Events in the Life of an Ordinary Man
Author: Richard R. Pariseau
Publsiher: LifeRich Publishing
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN: 1489703624
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Events in the Life of an Ordinary Man Book Excerpt:

Dick Pariseau reveals the excitement, adventures, and predicaments one can get into if one is afraid to miss anything, welcomes every opportunity, seeks excitement, and listens to ones poker buddies when they suggest new or unfamiliar areas to explore. He earned a PhD at night school because he thought decision makers would more readily accept his analysis if it was authored by a doctor. Denied the opportunity to play basketballhis most accomplished sportin college, he chose to play lacrosse and became a First Team All-American. Seeking an advantage over the competition at singles dances, he took dance lessons and ended up as a dance host and instructor aboard a cruise ship. Uncomfortable with the casual disrobing of the co-ed models at the university painting class, his poker buddies recommended that he get over it by spending time at a nudist camp. As an adventuresome traveler, he has sailed the Nile River and flown in a hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings, gone hut-to-hut hiking in the Swiss Alps, and learned to throw a boomerang with the aboriginals in Cairns, Australia. Be entertained by the adventures and humorous predicaments of this ordinary man, and use it as a catalyst to document the adventures in your life.

Journal of College Student Development

Journal of College Student Development
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: College student development programs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of College Student Development Book Excerpt:

Roommates and Other Anomalies

Roommates and Other Anomalies
Author: Sylvia Bergthold
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2009-07
ISBN: 1608440710
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roommates and Other Anomalies Book Excerpt:

In ROOMMATES AND OTHER ANOMALIES, we encounter Julietta Jenkins, (JJ), who begins her journey with a major crisis in her life. Her landlord has the police on his tail, and poor JJ has to find another place to live, PRONTO. Newly arrived from the state of Vermont, she learns quickly that life in California is not as simple as she had hoped. Through many episodes while attempting to find the perfect roommate, she develops a keen sense of fair play and learns that life is not always what it seems. JJ grows to be the ultimate problem solver, a roommate advisor whose recommendations are frequently comical and surprising. This book is written in a journal format with a humorous tone. The reader will enjoy JJ s (and the authors) many experiences in living with roommates. Sylvia Bergthold has been supplementing her income for 35 years, by sharing her California home with roommates. As a consequence, she penned the self-guide manual Sorry, The Boa Has Gotta Go! A Roommate Survival Guide. Her book, popular among homeowners and numerous apartment dwellers eager for financial relief, has been instrumental in easing the economic burdens for many households. Writing roommate advice articles for numerous national newspapers, including domestic and foreign magazines, subsequently led to her stint as the roommate advisor on AllExperts.com. Recently retiring from that post, her expertise was again called upon by VideoJug.com: life explained on film. She and the Video Jug team created several successful videos on the various aspects of shared living. Her latest endeavor is the novel ROOMMATES AND OTHER ANOMALIES, a fictionalized account of her years sharing life with a multitude of roommates."

The Roommates

The Roommates
Author: Allyson Lindt
Publsiher: Acelette Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2021-12-13
ISBN: 195551805X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roommates Book Excerpt:

Daria My ex taking our daughters to Disneyland is his latest way to prove Dad Rules and Mom Sucks. While they're riding roller coasters, I'm taking a trip of my own—a long deserved island getaway for one. And I'm letting my eldest's swim coaches stay at my place while we're all gone, and their apartment is fumigated. Except a last minute work emergency means I'm stuck at home, rather than lying on a beach enjoying the view. First time I see Colin wandering around the house shirtless, I realize the view has come to me. First time Tanner offers me an entirely different type of vacation—the no-clothes-horizontal-grind kind—I almost cave. But I can't hook up with a man almost a decade younger than me, and definitely not two of them. Can I?

The Terror That Comes in the Night

The Terror That Comes in the Night
Author: David J. Hufford
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN: 0812292596
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Terror That Comes in the Night Book Excerpt:

David Hufford's work exploring the experiential basis for belief in the supernatural, focusing here on the so-called Old Hag experience, a psychologically disturbing event in which a victim claims to have encountered some form of malign entity while dreaming (or awake). Sufferers report feeling suffocated, held down by some "force," paralyzed, and extremely afraid. The experience is surprisingly common: the author estimates that approximately 15 percent of people undergo this event at some point in their lives. Various cultures have their own name for the phenomenon and have constructed their own mythology around it; the supernatural tenor of many Old Hag stories is unavoidable. Hufford, as a folklorist, is well-placed to investigate this puzzling occurrence.

Heredity Family and Inequality

Heredity  Family  and Inequality
Author: Michael Beenstock
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0262016923
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heredity Family and Inequality Book Excerpt:

An economist critiques nature versus nurture hypotheses from behavioral genetics, developmental psychology, sociology, and economics. Empirical literature in disciplines ranging from behavioral genetics to economics shows that in virtually every aspect of life the outcomes of children are correlated to a greater or lesser extent with the outcomes of their parents and their siblings. In Heredity, Family, and Inequality, the economist Michael Beenstock offers theoretical, statistical, and methodological tools for understanding these correlations. Beenstock presents a comprehensive survey of intergenerational and sibling correlations for a broad range of outcomes--including fertility and longevity, intelligence and education, income and consumption, and deviancy and religiosity. He then offers a critique of the sometimes conflicting explanations for these correlations proposed by social scientists from such disciplines as developmental psychology, sociology, and economics. Beenstock also provides an axiomatic framework for thinking about the complex interplay of heredity, family, and environments, drawing on game theory, control theory, and econometrics. Chapters 1-7 discuss such topics as the important contributions of Francis Galton (1822-1911) to the statistical study of heredity, the family as an engine of inequality and diversity, and natural experiments designed to identify how environments, families, peer groups, and neighborhoods affect human outcomes. Chapters 8-10 present technical material on statistical, theoretical, and methodological tools used by the earlier chapters. Beenstock's goal is not to argue for either nature or nurture but to suggest more rigorous ways to assess the diverse contributions to this lively debate.