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July 2013

JUL 31
Individual Papers will be considered by blind review - to the extent that this is possible - by at least two experien...

Prague,
Czech Republic

May 2014

MAY 7
The 2nd International Symposium on Education, Psychology and Social Sciences (ISEPSS 2014) will be held on May 7-9...

Kyoto,
Japan

June 2014

JUN 4
THEME “Studying language in mind: A multi-disciplinary approach to research methodology” will be held on 4 June 201...

Birmingham,
UK

July 2014

JUL 7
CALL FOR PAPERS EMPIRE 2014 - 2nd workshop on "Emotions and Personality in Personalized Services" http://empire2014....

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Aalborg

JUL 24
The conference theme is “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy” and the organizers encour...

Brighton,
UK

September 2014

SEP 12
PARLAY Conference: Postgraduate and Academic Researchers in Linguistics At York Friday 12th September 2014 The Univer...

University of York,
UK

SEP 14
INVITATION: Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to s...

,
Seattle

SEP 25
Update: Call for Papers deadline extended to August 1 2014 - 2014 Conference Theme: “Individual, Community & Society:...

Providence,
RI

SEP 26
Dear colleagues, We want to inform you that the 10th Conference Days of applied psychology, organized by the Departmen...

Niš,
Serbia

November 2014

NOV 1
The 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences 2014 (ICIBSoS 2014) Bali Dynasty Hotel...

,
Bali

NOV 25
Communication is increasingly at the center of human activity and crucial to the success of individual professionals an...

Wroclaw,
Poland

NOV 28
CYBERSPACE 2014 www.cyberspace.muni.cz = CALL FOR PAPERS = 12th international conference organized by the Institut...

Brno,
Czech Republic

December 2014

DEC 1
Full papers are welcome, but not required. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper...

Hiroshima,
Japan

DEC 17
2014 International Conference on Education and Psychology (ICEAP 2014) is scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan, ...

Tokyo,
Japan

DEC 29
2014 HKICEPS is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academics and independent scholars and ...

Hong Kong,
Hong Kong

January 2015

JAN 8
The Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Society and Psychology (APCESP 2015) will be held in Seoul , Korea duri...

Seoul,
Korea (South)

March 2015

MAR 26
Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the l...

Osaka,
Japan

MAR 28
We invite you to join the Cognitive Neuroscience Society at our 22nd Annual Meeting. CNS 2015 will be held in San Franc...

San Francisco,
United States

April 2015

APR 23
The ICEPAS Conference aims to provide a communication platform for scholars, professionals, academics and graduate ...

Shanghai,
China

May 2015

MAY 2
International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2015 in Ljubljana, Slovenia: send your abstract...

Ljubljana,
Slovenia

MAY 15
2015 2nd International Conference on Society, Education and Psychology (ICSEP 2015) will take place in Roma, Italy, May...

Roma,
Italy

MAY 17
About the Conference In 2015 the JvR Africa Group is hosting a conference focusing on people development in Africa. We ...

Kruger National Park,
South Africa

July 2015

JUL 6
IAFOR and Its International Partners are excited to announce the call for papers for the Second European Conference on ...

Brighton,
United Kingdom

JUL 11
Public Health Conference 2015 accepts the following types of submissions: Research Papers: Completed research papers i...

Bangkok,
Thailand

JUL 29
The International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society(ICEPS 2015) will be held in Okinawa, Japan during Ju...

Okinawa,
Japan

August 2015

AUG 12
The Global Conference on Education and Psychology (GCEP 2015) is scheduled to take place in Beijing, China from August 1...

Beijing,
China

September 2015

SEP 2
2015 Annual International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society (AICEPS 2015) is an interdisciplinary internat...

Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

January 2016

JAN 5
The Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Society and Psychology (APCESP 2016) will be held in Seoul , Korea during Jan...

Soeul,
Korea (South)

JAN 19
ICSPE is an interdisciplinary international conference for academics and independent scholars and researchers around the...

Cebu,
Philippines

February 2016

FEB 1
This time ICEEPS 2016 is going to be held in Fukuoka, Japan during February 1st-3rd. We welcome academics, independent s...

Fukuoka,
Japan

FEB 1
The American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) holds an annual conference that brings together schol...

Las Vegas, Nevada,
United States

FEB 3
2016 3rd International Conference on Education and Psychological Sciences (ICEPS 2016) Date: February 3-4, 2016 Venue...

Florence,
Italy

FEB 22
Global perspectives shall complement discussions regarding the generation, promotion and implementation of evidence-base...

Singapore,
Singapore

March 2016

MAR 21
The Provincial Health Services Authority, Disaster Psychosocial Program is presenting their inaugural conference on disa...

Vancouver,
Canada

April 2016

APR 19
The ICEPAS Conference aims to provide a communication platform for scholars, professionals, academics and graduate stude...

Jeju Island,
Korea (South)

May 2016

MAY 13
Whenever human actions seem difficult to comprehend, those who best understand how physiological, emotional and cognitiv...

San Mateo, California,
United States

October 2016

OCT 7
Dreaming Asleep, Dreaming Awake International Conference 7-­8 October 2016 – Warsaw, Poland organised by Interdisc...

Warsaw,
Poland

OCT 18
1st Semarang State University International Conference on Counseling and Educational Psychology (SICCEP) 2016. We encour...

Semarang,
Indonesia

November 2016

NOV 9
Conference Name: 7th International Conference on Psychology, Language and Teaching (ICPLT), 09-10 Nov 2016, Singapore C...

Singapore,
Singapore

February 2017

FEB 19
10th International Conference on Learning, Education and Pedagogy (LEAP), 19-20 Feb 2017, Dubai Conference Dates: 19-20...

Dubai,
United Arab Emirates

FEB 20
10th International Conference on Psychology, Language and Teaching (ICPLT), 20-21 Feb 2017, Dubai Conference Dates: 20-...

Dubai,
United Arab Emirates

March 2017

MAR 6
Global perspectives shall complement discussions regarding the generation, promotion and implementation of evidence-base...

Singapore,
Singapore

MAR 6
Global perspectives shall complement discussions regarding the generation, promotion and implementation of evidence-base...

Singapore,
Singapore

June 2017

JUN 15
Conference Name: 14th International Conference on Psychology and Behavioural Sciences (ICPBS), 15-16 June 2017, Singapor...

Singaore,
Singapore

July 2017

JUL 11
Sri Lankan Association of Psychology, Counselling and Allied Professions and TIIKM Conferences invites you to take part...

Colombo,
Sri Lanka

September 2017

SEP 3
Welcome to the 4th Conference on Psychology for Sustainability in Asia (PSYSUS 2017), which is being held Sunday, Monday...

Hiroshima,
Japan

SEP 18
- We feel privileged and cordially invite you to our conference on Positive Psychology and Behavioral science. This meet...

san antonio, Texas,
United States

October 2017

OCT 11
23rd International Conference on Psychology & Language Research (ICPLR), 11-12 October 2017, Dubai, UAE Conference Date...

Dubai,
United Arab Emirates

November 2017

NOV 2
Hello, This is Robert James; we cordially invite at our upcoming “27th World Congress on Clinical Psychiatry on Nov...

Georgia,
Georgia

January 2018

JAN 29
Global perspectives shall complement discussions regarding the generation, promotion and implementation of evidence-base...

singapore,
Singapore

June 2018

JUN 21
2018 Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2018), organized by East Asia Research and supported by Singapore ...

Singapore,
Singapore

Books

Psychology Gone Wrong

The Dark Sides of Science and Therapy

by Tomasz Witkowski & Maciej Zatonski

02/20/2015

Psychology Gone Wrong: The Dark Sides of Science and Therapy explores the dark sides of psychology, the science that penetrates almost every area of our lives. It must be read by everyone who has an interest in psychology, by all those who are studying or intend to study psychology, and by present and potential clients of psychotherapists. This book will tell you which parts of psychology are supported by scientific evidence, and which parts are simply castles built on sand. This is the first book which comprehensively covers all mistakes, frauds and abuses of academic psychology, psychotherapy, and psycho-business. The second volume was published under the title Psychology Led Astray Cargo Cult in Science and Therapy, also released by BrownWalker Press. IN THE NEWS See Chronicle of H...

Psychology Led Astray

Cargo Cult in Science and Therapy

by Tomasz Witkowski

08/01/2016

This book shows how scientific and psychotherapeutic practices change into worthless rituals called by the famous physicist, Richard Feynman, "cargo cult." It is a must-read for everybody who is interested in psychology, who is studying or intends to study it, but also for present and potential clients of psychotherapists and parents of mentally-disabled children. Readers will learn which parts of psychology and therapy are cargo-cult-like and which are reliable. This book is the second part of trilogy devoted to the dark side of psychology. The first volume was published under the title Psychology Gone Wrong: The Dark Sides of Science and Therapy, also released by BrownWalker Press. IN THE NEWS See Chronicle of Higher Education (20 Mar 2017) BOOK REVIEWS Psychologist Witkowski f...

Christian Psychotherapy & Criminal Rehabilitation

An Intregration of Psychology and Theology for Rehabilitative Effectiveness

by James Slobodzien

06/01/2004

Recently, there has been a growing interest in biblically based approaches to counseling by spirit filled evangelical scholars and counseling psychologists. They are integrating the research of psychology and religion particularly the Christian Faith, for rehabilitative efforts. Since a review of a number of recidivism studies in various states and in the Federal prison system leads to the conclusion that roughly two-thirds of the offenders released from prison will be reimprisoned, usually for committing new offenses, within a 3-year period, there is a great need for change in our correctional counseling philosophies. When we consider that a large percentage of the inmates that go to jail and prison return to the community unchanged, it can paint a pretty frightening picture of how u...

Conrad's Lord Jim

Psychology of the Self

by John P. Anderson

02/28/2005

This non-academic author explores Conrad’s classic Lord Jim as a clinic in the psychology of the self, a novel whose characters are designed to reflect various degrees of integration of self-image and action and independence from the approval of others. Conrad’s character construction anticipates the findings and theories of modern psychology, particularly those of psychological differentiation and to a lesser extent Jung and Freud. The main contrast in the clinic of the self is between the independent Marlow and the dependent Jim. After Jim fails to do his duty as First Mate on a ship named the Patna, he is judged by a court of inquiry and humiliated. Pathologically subject to shame because of the lack of any secure self, the dependent Jim attempts to hide by moving from port to port...

by Tomi L. Wahlstrom

04/16/1999

Today's business environment requires more effective leadership than ever. In the constantly changing business environment, the leader has the central responsibility of keeping people motivated and productive. Many companies have been downsizing and laying off employees, and leaving behind employees with a wounded morale. To lift this morale, the leader needs to possess characteristics and qualities that cannot be learned from courses taken in business schools alone. These characteristics and qualities can only be learned from life itself in an individual journey of individuation. The leader needs to undergo an initiation process from immature psychology to mature psychology. Traditionally, this process is what makes "men out of boys" and "women out of girls." In analytical psycholo...

Evolution, Information and Personality

Toward A Unified Theory of the Psyche

by Robert DePaolo

09/15/2007

If writing a multidisciplinary treatise is difficult (and this endeavor wasn't exactly a walk in the park) then I had to imagine how difficult it might be for the reader to assimilate the cross references to evolution, information dynamics and clinical psychology that characterize this book. Moreover, I had to consider that reading a book written in language derived from quantum physics, psychology and anthropology might prove to be a bit dreary, even for seasoned clinicians. So to preclude possible confusion this book was written with Information Theory in mind. That's why, for the sake of clarity, certain themes are repeated in successive chapters to serve as an anchor point for the diverse ideas that revolve around them. As to the book itself, it is offered as an integrative...

Expanding Horizons

Current Research on Interpersonal Acceptance

by Karen J. Ripoll-Nunez, Anna Laura Comunian, & Carrie M. Brown (editors)

08/03/2012

Expanding Horizons: Current Research on Interpersonal Acceptance offers readers an outstanding collection of papers that reflects current trends in research on interpersonal acceptance. Papers in this volume cover a variety of questions and topics with regard to issues of acceptance-rejection by significant figures in parent-child, sibling, peer, and adult intimate relationships. Also, several papers deal with the implications of interpersonal acceptance for the development and educational achievement of children, college students, as well as children with special needs. Lastly, an entire section of the book is devoted to methodological issues in the evaluation of interpersonal acceptance across cultures. The authors draw on the perspectives of different disciplines such as educational psy...

by DeWayne P. Frazier

05/15/2009

Job satisfaction is one of the most researched topics in the field of industrial psychology. This dissertation is an examination of job satisfaction of international educators in the post-September 11th era. International educators have experienced immense change since September 11, including implementation of the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and the threat of global terrorism. As a result many international educators are contemplating early retirement or are leaving the field for different vocations. This study focuses on four different international educator groups: English as a second language administrators/ teachers, international student advisors, study abroad/ international program advisors, and international admissions advisors. The study is the first compreh...

Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection

Social, Emotional, and Educational Contexts

by Elias Kourkoutas and Fatos Erkman (editors)

02/25/2011

Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection: Social, Emotional, and Educational Contexts draws on research to offer a global perspective on issues of fundamental importance to family functioning, childhood development, and adult intimate relationships, as well as to policy and practice for children, adolescents, couples, and families at risk. It draws on the perspectives of major social science disciplines such as clinical and educational psychology, anthropology, psychology, special education, and sociology, thus ensuring topics are discussed within broad theoretical frameworks. The authors cover a wide spectrum of questions and topics in relation to perceived acceptance and rejection by significant others. Chapters are set in the context of worldwide trends in the area of interpersonal accept...

Advancing Conjugate Gaze

Advanced Concepts in Reflex Mind-Body Therapy

by Vincent L. Perri

10/31/2013

Advancing Conjugate Gaze advances Dr. Perri's Conjugate Gaze approach of manipulative reflex therapy to an integrated mind-body approach to reflex-based physical and somato-emotional therapeutics. Covering such diverse topics as the "tadpole child" of the autistic spectrum disorders to the underlying relationship of the cranial fascial planes to the chakras of the human body, Dr. Perri charts a specific and highly referenced approach to integrating dysfunctional mind-body interactions. Advancing Conjugate Gaze will take interested practitioners of any physical medicine discipline as well as psychology to a full understanding of the conjugate gaze mechanism. Its application in conjunction with peripheral reflex contacts, verbal cues, spatial field of interaction, visceral fascial releases,...

Into Complexity

A Pattern-oriented Approach to Stakeholder Communications

by Cornelis Pieters

03/25/2010

The NWO-programme "the societal aspects of genomics", has called for stronger means of collaboration and deliberative involvement between the various stakeholders of genomics research. Within the project group assembled at the UH, this call was translated to the 'lingua democratica', in which the prerequisites of such deliberative efforts were put to scrutiny. The contribution of this thesis has taken a more or less abstract angle to this task, and sought to develop a vocabulary that can be shared amongst various stakeholders with different backgrounds, interests and stakes for any complex theme, although genomics has more or less been in focus throughout the research. As 'complexity thinking' is currently a theme in both the 'hard' sciences as the social sciences and the humanities, and ...

Weaving Dreams into the Classroom

Practical Ideas for Teaching about Dreams and Dreaming at Every Grade Level, including Adult Education

by Curtiss Hoffman & Jacquie Lewis (editors)

04/07/2014

Weaving Dreams into the Classroom is an extraordinary anthology which combines the seasoned experience of ten educators at all educational levels to provide the reader with practical, hands-on models for bringing the subject of dreams and dreaming to students. It also includes the perspective of a teenage student who has been embedded in a dream-centered education program since early childhood. The authors come from diverse backgrounds, including academic and clinical psychology, anthropology, and religious studies. Their home institutions range from small private colleges and institutes to large research universities, both in the United States and Great Britain. PRAISE FOR WEAVING DREAMS INTO THE CLASSROOM In recent years, there has been an unprecedented interest in dreams and how t...

Building on Nietzsche's Prelude

Reforming Epistemology for the Philosophy of the Future

by Musa al-Gharbi

03/22/2014

Drawing from the "anti-philosophies" of Nietzsche and Wittgenstein, and deploying a methodology which synthesizes critical theory with evolutionary psychology and contemporary cognitive science, our analysis demonstrates: 1. Justifications, in any context, are oriented towards social manipulation and bear no relation to any "cognitive processes." 2. The role of logic is overstated, both with regards to our justifications, and also our cognition. 3. Truth and falsity are socio-linguistic functions which have no bearing on any "objective reality." Insofar as these claims are correct, the methods and aims (both normative and descriptive) of "classical epistemology" are invalidated. We offer up a proposal as to what a more useful/meaningful epistemology might look like, exploring h...

by Carol Elizabeth Reed-Jones

03/29/2014

The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential for increasing informal music-making in elementary school culture, and create a model of such music-making. Precedence for this model can be found in the literature of ethnomusicology, educational psychology and learning theory, multicultural music education, and cultural anthropology. Literature from four distinct traditions and contexts of music-making in integrative sociocultural contexts—sub-Saharan African ngoma, and Community Music as manifested in New Orleans second lines, old-time music and dance, and summer camp music-making—was parsed with a philosophical lens to determine and assess possible areas of intersection between these four participatory cultures and North American public school culture. Each of these five ar...

by Larry Robson

10/03/1999

START A NEW BUSINESS - EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS, ADVANCE YOUR CAREER - GET MORE OUT OF LIFE More than a self help resource -- a complete and practical guide to finding and managing success. Eighty percent of all success is generated by 20 percent of the people. Compound this with the fact that four out of five new businesses may never realize their fifth anniversary and an important question immediately presents itself. Why? This book explores that very question and responds. Much has been written on this topic in books that specialize in everything from psychology to practical management guides of every size, shape and description. It's Your Business begins with a different twist in that it explores who we are inherently and instinctively. The reader is challenged to think from out...

by Hassan Shamsy

02/01/2000

The book provides a concise, step-by-step easy guide to new individual investors on stock investment. Basic information is discussed followed by the more complex issues of stock fundamentals and fundamental analysis using three different approaches. Technical analysis is presented applying major indicators. The reader will then be familiarised with risk factors, legal and ethical aspects of stock investment and a review of the economic and major market indices. Potential investment strategies, including stock options, are presented with risk reward analysis. Market structure is outlined and hidden facts about market psychology and how it works are revealed. Everything is then put together in five modules under a master plan. Three very useful annexes are also added. It is difficult...

by Bethel G.A. Erastus-Obilo

10/30/2008

Lay participation in the criminal justice process in the form of a jury is a celebrated phenomenon throughout the common law jurisdictions. While not claiming credit for its origin, England, as the latent cradle of the modern jury, disseminated this mode of trial to a great part of the world through colonization. Yet, trial by jury does not enjoy constitutional protection under English law. The system has been under severe criticism, curtailment and considerable pressure in recent times, perhaps far more than in other countries. Critics have demanded reform or outright abolition and supporters have opposed the demands just as vehemently and any reform achieved has been piecemeal and reluctant. The furore has helped to galvanise robust and extensive intellectual debate on the subject. It ha...

Genes, Polymorphisms and the Making of Societies

How Genetic Behavioral Traits Influence Human Cultures

by Hippokratis Kiaris

04/30/2012

Our genes determine to a large extent who we are as individuals and why we are different from the other human beings. In this book, Hippokratis Kiaris explores how various genetic polymorphisms in different ethnic populations may affect the development of distinct cultures and eventually historical decisions. It should be read by anybody interested in history, anthropology, behavior, psychology or genetics. The reader will find clues linking together these scientific disciplines and how such genetically determined behavioral traits may play an undervalued, as yet, role in shaping historical outcomes. The book initially describes some basic concepts on genetics and proceeds with an outline of human evolution, the journey of early humans Out-of-Africa, and the colonization of Earth by dif...

by Mounir Bashour, MD, CM, PhD, FRCSC, FACS

06/11/2007

There exists a need for the creation of an objective system for measuring facial attractiveness and along with it a detailed mathematical analysis and understanding of facial sexual dimorphism. Both the areas of ophthalmic and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and the areas of facial attractiveness and recognition research in psychology would greatly benefit from achieving these goals. The objective of this work has been to: develop and test a system for measuring facial attractiveness in an objective manner; and analyze orbital and facial sexual dimorphism. A facial overlay system or mask variously called the phi, archetypal, golden, or golden ratio mask has been claimed to be capable of being adapted to create an objective system for measuring facial attractiveness. The cen...

Secret Death and New Life

Self-Development Strategies Founded on Analytical Spirituality for Learned People

by S. M. Zakir Hussain

02/05/2005

The book has been structured into three parts, namely, Analytical Meditation, The Death of Diseases: Psychological Vaccination, Communication with the Heart: The Utterances that Provide Energy, and The Architecture of the Mind: The Psychology of Spirituality. The entire approach is founded on the concept of the combination of Analysis (or self-enquiry), Meditation, Self-Hypnosis, and Prayer and is expected to simultaneously work on the different dimensions of the mind –emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and behavioral. It is expected, as hundreds of the author’s readers have reported to have experienced, that the method will work instantly on the mind, without the reader’s having to do any special mental exercise as is typical of most meditation practices.

The Archetype of the Ape-man

The Phenomenological Archaeology of a Relic Hominid Ancestor

by Dawn Prince-Hughes

12/24/2000

This interdisciplinary dissertation explores the archetype of the "ape-man" from a phenomenological perspective, with its genesis and present continuation dependent on extant and accreted human behavior and morphology. In order to ascertain the embedded components of the ape-man archetype, an identikit ape-man as a discrete phenomenon is derived after the examination of cross-cultural examples world-wide. Next, this discrete phenomenon and its constituent parts are compared both to extant ape species' behavior and morphology and the paleoanthropological evidence to determine in what ways -- if any -- components of each are reflected accurately in the phenomenon. Utilizing concepts in the fields of cultural and physical anthropology, ethology, psychology, and philosophy, this dissertati...

NHS Complaints Managers

A Study of the Conflicts and Tensions in their Role

by Clare Xanthos

03/05/2005

This thesis is an interdisciplinary study of the conflicts and tensions in the role of NHS complaints managers. The thesis sets out to explore the contradictions inherent in the role of complaints managers and the ways complaints managers deal with these contradictions. The interdisciplinary theoretical underpinning of the research is informed by conceptualizations of the complaints manager in the specific socio-legal sense of ‘complaints handler’/ third-party dispute handler;’ a broader public administration framework, of ‘administrator’/ bureaucrat, and finally a wide-ranging sociological/ social psychological framework, as ‘social actor’. Thus the thesis draws on an eclectic range of literature from socio-legal studies, public administration, sociology, and social psy...

J. Henry Shorthouse, "The Author of John Inglesant"

(with reference to T. S. Eliot and C. G. Jung)

by Charles W. Spurgeon

06/06/2003

When J. Henry Shorthouse (1834-1903) published John Inglesant in 1881, he contributed a unique synthesis of Anglo-Catholic sensibilities to the enduring legacy of the Oxford Movement. Although his "philosophical romance" has been acclaimed "the greatest Anglo-Catholic novel in English literature" and "the one English novel that speaks immediately to human intuition without regard to the reader's own faith or philosophy", his most enduring contributions are the "religion of John Inglesant", an Anglo-Catholic synthesis of obedience and freedom, faith and reason, and the sacramental vision of "the myth of Little Gidding". The popular success of John Inglesant transformed the quiet, middle-class, Birmingham manufacturer into "the author of John Inglesant", apologi...

by Wojciech Pisula

07/10/2009

The purpose of the book is to deliver a critical review of the literature and author's research data relevant for understanding the phenomena of curiosity, information seeking behavior, and novelty seeking. The book is designed to be a comprehensive and systematic lecture of areas related to the main subject in a way that will enable the reader to grasp the notion of development in terms of the evolutionary time scale and ontogenesis. Each of the subjects is explained on the basis of three perspectives: ultimate factors, integrative levels, and aroximate mechanisms. This work is intended to integrate approaches adopted within psychology, ethology, and behavioral neuroscience.

by Igor Smirnov

07/11/2005

The study of the general development of children in infancy assumes special significance in connection with the reform of schools providing general education and vocational schools, and also in connection with the change to starting systematic study at the age of 6 years. One way of solving this problem may be to look for methods stimulating a more dynamic psycho-physiological development of infants. The assumption is that during the first months of life, when psychosomatic development proceeds more rapidly •than in the adult, the study of the effect of environmental factors on the formation of sensitive periods in infancy, considering the fact that "... sensitive periods coincide absolutely with what we have called ... optimal learning times" (Vygotskii, 1956), is particularly inter...

by Jessica Bantom

09/27/2012

This study was conducted in order to define what constitutes color education in the undergraduate interior design curriculum. The study was also intended to assess students' knowledge of color upon completing their design education and preparing to enter the profession. The research for this study was conducted via the following: an evaluation of the curriculum of 96 accredited interior design programs and several course syllabi and supporting materials; a survey of final-year students regarding their views of color education; an interview with a former Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) site visitor to define criteria for assessing color proficiency in a design program; and a color exercise administered to final-year students to examine their practical color application ...

by Bethel Erastus-Obilo

07/29/2009

Reason Curve, Jury Competence, and the English Criminal Justice System, a cross-jurisdictional and cross-disciplinary book, seeks to stimulate discussion and extend the debate in the area of criminal trials in light of the absence of an articulated explanation for a verdict. The book traces the history and development of the jury, from the Carolingian kings, its advancement in the English Courts following papal intervention, the impact of the Magna Carta, to its general use, current curtailment in England and Wales, and re-emergence in Continental Europe. Central to the book's submission is the dictum that the jurors' franchise to deliver a cryptic verdict is 'a matter between them and their conscience.' In light of human and civil rights movements, the book advances arguments that a cr...

by James M. Strawbridge, Ph.D

11/20/2007

For several decades, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has played a major role in the lives of people recovering from alcohol dependence. For many, AA is a first-line treatment, while others join AA during inpatient or outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. Many AA members are middle-aged and older adults. However, in an organization that does not keep formal records, it is difficult to discern what proportion of older members classify as early onset or late-onset alcohol dependents. The research question was: What is the experience of long-term sobriety for men ages 55 through 65 who are currently members of Alcoholics Anonymous? Older adults have historically been neglected in research on AA, as they have been in research on substance abuse in general. A key source of AA’s strength lie...

GOD

A Psychological Assessment

by Gary M. Bakker

05/23/2013

What is God really like? What sort of personality does he have? What are his values and priorities? And who can best answer such questions? These are vital questions for anyone who wants to understand and please him, and so ensure an eternal future. But they are not philosophical or theological questions. They are about his psychology. Gary Bakker is a clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience at answering these questions. He has studied God's words and deeds (his self-report and his behavior), found evidence of 16 psychological characteristics of God, and from these, reports some surprising conclusions. For example, if God has what we would regard as a diagnosable psychological problem, can it be treated? The 16 features/chapters that lead to an overall diagnosis and conclus...

by Siddhartha Sarkar

07/22/2016

Organization development activities intervene in the interactions of human resource systems, such as formal and informal groups, work culture and climate, and organization design to increase their effectiveness using a variety of applied behavioral sciences. Organizational development is an ongoing, systematic process to implement effective change in an organization. Organizational development is known as both a field of applied behavioral science focused on understanding and managing organizational change and as a field of scientific study and inquiry. This peer-reviewed International Journal of Strategic Organization and Behavioural Science (IJSOBS) ISSN 0974-3464 is interdisciplinary in nature and draws on sociology, psychology, and theories of motivation, learning, and personality and ...