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Jenkins, Lekelia - - 2012
Thirty-six years ago, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service began research on how to reduce mortality of sea turtles, Chelonioidea, in shrimp trawls. As a result of efforts of NMFS and many stakeholders, including domestic and foreign fishermen, environmentalists, Sea Grant agents, and government agencies, many trawl fisheries around the world ...
Ward, John - - 2012
A review of the significant contributions in the peer-reviewed literature indicates that the discarding of marine fish known as bycatch remains one of the most significant problem facing fisheries managers. Bycatch has negative affects on marine biodiversity, is ripe with ethical and moral issues surrounding the waste of life from ...
Benaka, Lee - - 2012
Bycatch can harm marine ecosystems, reduce biodiversity, lead to injury or mortality of protected species, and have severe economic implications for fisheries. On 12 January 2007, President George W. Bush signed the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006 (MSRA). The MSRA required the U.S. Secretary of Commerce ...
Freeman, Jeanne - - 2012
The interchange of the terms sex and gender frequently occurs and is problematic. This exchange of a biologically-constructed variable with a socially-constructed variable creates confusion, reduces the effectiveness of cross-discipline communication, and violates the premises of cultural competency. A brief review of empirical research published in two health education journals ...
Wang, Min - - 2012
The study applied the Geographic Information System (GIS) to identify the need for primary care physicians in Prince George's County, Maryland. Primary care physicians included medical specialists in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. Two Census variables (population size, percentage of African Americans/Blacks) that can serve as ...
Asare, Matthew - - 2012
Background: The purpose of this study was to use health belief model (HBM) and acculturation to assess sexual communication behaviors among African immigrants. Methods: A 47-item cross-sectional survey administered to a purposive sample of 412 African immigrants in Ohio. Results: The study revealed that the HBM constructs as a set ...
Evans, Marion Willard - - 2012
New health care initiatives call for increased primary prevention in primary care. The National Ambulatory Care Survey surveys physicians on patient care, including delivery of health education. This study investigates opportunities for health education in primary care. There were discrepancies in health education delivered when patients were identified to be ...
Wilson, Kelly - - 2012
Background: Curriculum issues in sexuality exceed typical content scope and many individuals are involved in the adoption process. Purpose: This descriptive study investigates characteristics of individuals in school districts that do or do not implement a abstinence-plus sexuality education curriculum. Methods: Authors investigated characteristics of districts utilizing a web-based survey. ...
Gordon, Brian - - 2012
Answers as to whether sexually-oriented music lyrics influence adolescent sexual initiation are unclear.
Vaccaro, Joan - - 2012
Objective: to examine the relationships among reported medical advice, diabetes education, health insurance and health behavior of individuals with diabetes by race/ethnicity and gender.
Packard, Thomas - - 2012
This is a study of organizational change strategies employed in seven county human service agencies to improve the coordination of services through the structural integration of previously free standing organizations or the development of voluntary interagency collaborative service delivery systems. The central question involves the identification of organizational change tactics ...
Ransom, James - - 2012
Background: Vaccines are valuable, cost-effective tools for preventing disease and improving community health. Despite the importance and ubiquity of vaccinations, childhood immunization coverage rates vary widely by geography, race, and ethnicity. These differences have been documented for nearly two decades, but their sources are poorly understood. Between 2005 and 2008, ...
Fertig, Angela - - 2012
This study estimates the benefits and costs of a free clinic providing primary care services. Using matched data from a free clinic and its corresponding regional hospital on a sample of newly enrolled clinic patients, patients' non-urgent emergency department (ED) and inpatient hospital costs in the year prior to clinic ...
Palmer, John - - 2012
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Millay, Jean, Stokes, Douglas - - 2012
Joines, William - - 2012
Shiah, Yung-Jong - - 2012
An underlying mechanism for ESP at the initial perceptual stage has not been fully proposed and the mode of transduction for paranormal information remains unknown. This paper is based on the reasonable assumption that ESP is a kind of normal perception. Recently discovered photoreceptors called cryptochromes, which are present in ...
Hitchman, Glenn - - 2012
The notion that psi may be able to function without conscious intent and mediate adaptive consequences is a feature of several theories of psi. In particular, Stanford's "Psi-mediated Instrumental Response" (PMIR) model predicts that psi can operate without conscious awareness, facilitating advantageous outcomes by triggering preexisting behaviours in response to ...
Laythe, Brian - - 2012
The current study examines the specific experiences of individuals who have reported haunt phenomena in the context of common paranormal belief measures. One hundred and sixty nine community college students completed online surveys assessing personality waits, cognitive functioning, Tobacyk's (2004) measure of paranormal belief, Gallagher, Kumar, and Pekala's (1994) Anomalous ...
Drinkwater, Ken - - 2012
This study investigated the relationship between conspiracist beliefs, reality testing, belief in the paranormal, and related anomalistic beliefs (urban legends). Attitudes toward general conspiracist beliefs and endorsement of specific conspiracy theories correlated with reality testing deficits and belief in the paranormal. High reality testing deficit scores were associated with less ...
Sherwood, Simon - - 2012
Various anomalous experiences have been reported just as people are falling asleep (hypnagogic state) or awakening from sleep (hypnopompic state). These states might be conducive to the operation of paranormal processes but might also facilitate the misinterpretation of normal experiences. It is therefore important to investigate the range of experiences ...
Cardena, Etzel - - 2012
We are currently witnessing an enormous interest in psi phenomena as cultural and experiential events, displayed in landmark exhibits throughout the world and discussed from historical and other perspectives. This essay focuses on the various connections between art and psi. We mention how many forbears of parapsychology were artists or ...
Houston, Taylor - - 2012
This study explores the construction of masculinities and homosocial relationships within alternative subcultures. Through in-depth interviews, I researched men in "indie" rock bands that were redefining homosocial relationships in order to construct alternative masculinities within the indie rock subculture. The study's findings demonstrate that while the men upheld certain hegemonic ...
Cheeseman, Kelly - - 2012
Bulletin board websites and the Internet have created new ways for individuals to find partners for casual sexual encounters through personal ads. This paper examines men who are seeking sexual encounters with married men through placement of a "men seeking men" personal ad found on a free, non-sexual, large mainstream ...
Myers, Kristen - - 2012
Because children consume television as their identities are being formed, it is important to analyze the messages that are communicated to them through television programming. Entire television networks are marketed toward children from a very young age. Many series present male characters that are not hegemonically masculine. Potentially, non-hegemonic male ...
Ramirez, Michael - - 2012
Using interview data from twenty-eight men performing in independent rock bands in a college music town, this study examines the consequences informal careers have on constructions of masculinities. First, musicians illustrate the ways in which musical commitment poses challenges to normative masculinities as they move into adulthood. In particular, parents, ...
Lewis, Daniel - - 2012
Alan Sillitoe's 1958 novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning explores shifting masculine roles for working and middle-class men in England following the Second Worm War and the Korean War. I propose a reading of Sillitoe's novel that focuses on the abilities and the limits of male speech in the construction ...
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