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Cuevas, Marco Polo - - 2012
Apparently unaware of the existence of at least three Spanish language homonyms of "chino" with different significations, times and places of origin, there is a considerable research corpus inaccurately translating as "Chinese" the Mexican colonial name "chino," found in Mexican colonial documents from the late sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. ...
Byrd, Steven - - 2012
Calunga is an Afro-Brazilian speech spoken primarily in and around Patrocinio, Minas Gerais, a rural town located in the western region of the state known as the Triangulo Mineiro. In the early 21st century, this Afro-Brazilian speech exists in a moribund state. The present article is an attempt to provide ...
Quinn-Leandro, Jacqui - - 2012
Zargar, Sara - - 2012
Afrocentricity in literature is a viewpoint that encourages writers to victoriously write about the history and culture of Africa. Thus, an act to free African art and culture from Eurocentrism that often acts as a virus in countries outside the Eurocentric paradigm. This study explores the possibilities and limits of ...
Ani, Amanishakete - - 2012
This article expounds on the construct of interracial dissonance, first introduced into the literature in 2010 (i.e., Chandler, 2010) as a means of understanding the nonparticipation of many Black people in mental healthcare. Without a doubt, race continues to be a leading social metaphor that most often impacts human relations ...
Lark, Taj'ullah - - 2012
It has been more than 50 years since Brown vs. Board and almost equally as long since the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in the context of Higher Learning Institutions and the enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 substantiated the necessity of the ...
Gyampo, Ransford - - 2012
The essence of governance and representative democracy is for elected leaders to formulate and implement appropriate policies on behalf of the people to deal with the quagmires of poverty and under-development among them. In doing this, sometimes it becomes necessary to consult the people, especially, the particular group that a ...
Adejuwon, Akin - - 2012
This paper attempts to trace determinant memories shaping elements of Yoruba artistic culture within African tradition and perspectives of art and the artists as they influence shared meanings in the tradition. To achieve this, notable iconology and dexterity of portraiture signifying the people's traditional ingenuity are considered. This is done ...
Klaer, Neil - - 2012
Results of recent seabird bycatch studies in the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas Convention Area were combined to estimate total seabird bycatch of pelagic longline fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, and bycatch per selected species. Available studies do not apply to the full spatial and temporal extent ...
Desfosse, Lisa - - 2012
In 2006, the National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, initiated development of a national bycatch report that would provide bycatch estimates for U.S. commercial fisheries at the fishery and species levels for fishes, marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds. As part of this project, the need to quantify the relative quality ...
Brooke, Samantha - - 2012
Bycatch, or the unintended capture of fish, marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds by fishing gear, occurs to some degree in most fisheries. The recently released National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) U.S. National Bycatch Report provides information on bycatch in U.S. commercial fisheries by fishery and species. The report also ...
Sadat Nurullah, - - 2012
This review highlights some recent developments in the area of received and provided support, and particularly the effect of such support in promoting better health and well-being. Studies conducted in the past ten years suggest that receiving social support has mixed effects on physical and mental health in that the ...
Campbell, Laura - - 2012
The purpose of this case study was to determine if the assignments offered in a health education course fulfilled a balance of the three psychological needs of the self-determination theory. Method: Undergraduate female students were asked to identify each assignment with the corresponding psychological need. Each response was analyzed for ...
Kelley, R. - - 2012
Has public health and medical research over the last century resulted in a new understanding of what behaviors are needed for "healthy living" or has it confirmed what was already known through "indigenous wisdom"? Of the 129 historical recommendations identified in the text books published in the 1920s, 1930s, and ...
Michel, Kacy - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to qualitatively examine how cultural, occupational, and familial systems impact physical activity within marriage as well as how the marital system itself affects activity. Employing principles derived from Bertalanffy's Systems Theory, we utilized interviews and photo-elicitation to guide our study of twelve spousal pairs. ...
Vidourek, Rebecca - - 2012
School connectedness is a leading protective factor against youth engagement in risky behaviors. Ohio teachers (N = 419) completed a survey (60% response rate) examining benefits and barriers to positively connecting students to school. Results indicated that the leading benefits were increased school climate, student self-esteem and student involvement in ...
Ford, Kentya - - 2012
Little effort has been made to develop communication messages that influence African American young adults to obtain H1N1 immunization. To better understand the communication sources that are most influential in their decision making, this cross-sectional study was undertaken among 540 students attending Delaware State University. Findings indicate students who had ...
Knepper, Hillary - - 2012
In the United States, health care is not equitably distributed. As indicated in the literature, age, income, and other socio-economic indicators contribute to substantial differences in the variety and scope of health services. The 2010 Affordable Care Act illustrates the United States' effort to bring balance and equity to the ...
Clay, Joy - - 2012
As the research findings in this symposium demonstrate, public and nonprofit managers in health and human service agencies continue to collaborate with multiple goals in mind. As would be anticipated, the collaborations described in the symposium generally addressed service gaps, enhanced services, improved access, and expanded programs. A common underlying ...
Sullivan, Brenda - - 2012
Local governments have long used partnerships and collaborations with the nonprofit and private sectors to improve services, support innovation, and save cost. Nowhere is this more evident than in the public health and human services sectors. This case study follows up on an earlier report on the attributes of a ...
Mayhew, Fred - - 2012
This article examines the nature of interorganizational relationships that are formed within a multi-tier human service delivery system. Taking into account the hierarchical structure of a statewide initiative to support early childhood education, the study investigates the differences in the relationships between organizations at the service and administrative levels of ...
Wrobel, Sharon - - 2012
Early childhood education and childcare have traditionally been dominated by nonprofit and other grant-funded agencies. However, public education agencies are increasingly involved with early childhood education through state funded pre-K program initiatives. As public pre-school programming has steadily expanded, programs such as Head Start have to compete for enrollment. As ...
Caldwell, Katy - - 2012
Goddard, Murray - - 2012
Selected writings of B. F. Skinner are compared to 5 current topics in main-stream psychology, including the role of the unconscious, human language, the role of dispositions in psychology, human perceptions of conformity and bias, and mindfulness. The striking similarities between Skinner's work and these 5 current topics support Richelle's ...
Baltruschat, Lisa - - 2012
This study is part of a programmatic line of research into the use of basic positive reinforcement procedures for improving working memory in children with autism spectrum disorders. The authors evaluated the effects of multiple exemplar training, utilizing positive reinforcement, on performance of a "digit span backwards" task--a test of ...
Gueguen, Nicolas - - 2012
Research has demonstrated that women near ovulation change their appearance in order to look more attractive. I hypothesized that, near ovulation, women would use more cosmetics. In a first study, female participants received an LH test in a laboratory setting to determine their fertility risk. Participants estimated the time they ...
Weatherly, Jeffrey - - 2012
Immediacy theory of schizophrenia posits that the behavior of individuals with schizophrenia is controlled to a greater degree by stimuli in the current environment relative to individuals without schizophrenia. Prior research supports this idea by finding that individuals with schizophrenia display steeper rates of delay discounting than those without it. ...
O'Reilly, Anthony - - 2012
Subjects completed a baseline stimulus matching procedure designed to produce two symmetrical stimulus relations; A1-B1 and A2--B2. Using A1, B, and two novel stimuli, subjects were then trained to produce a common key-press response for two stimuli and a second key-press response for two further stimuli across two blocks of ...
Tse, Chi-Shing - - 2012
English speakers use horizontal spatial metaphors (e.g., before/after) to talk about time relative to vertical spatial metaphors (e.g., up/down), so they may be faster in verifying temporal targets (e.g., June comes after April) that are preceded by primes that activate horizontal, relative to vertical, spatial metaphors. We examined this horizontal ...
Johnson, Douglas - - 2012
Self-pacing, although often seen as one of the primary benefits of computer-based instruction (CBI), can also result in an important problem, namely, computer-based racing. Computer-based racing is when learners respond so quickly within CBI that mistakes are made, even on well-known material. This study compared traditional CBI with two forms ...
Hyland, John - - 2012
The current study investigated the relative effects of Before and After relational cues on temporal order judgments. In Experiment 1, participants (N = 20) were exposed to a 5-phase temporal relational responding task. Participants observed a sequence of 2 familiar shapes and then completed either a Before or an After ...
Ruiz, Francisco - - 2012
This study compared an individual, 4-hr intervention based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) versus a no-contact control condition in improving the performance of international-level chess players. Five participants received the brief ACT protocol, with each matched to another chess player with similar characteristics in the control condition. Experimental participants ...
Zettle, Robert - - 2012
The degree to which experiential avoidance may represent a functional response class was examined by comparing the perseverance of participants displaying high versus low levels of experiential avoidance, as assessed by the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (Hayes et al., 2004), during a "psychological biathlon" consisting of 2 challenging tasks that ...
Vilardaga, Roger - - 2012
Social anhedonia has been linked to the development and exacerbation of psychosis. The present study explored the hypothesis that scores in social anhedonia are related to deictic relational responding, empathic concern, and experiential avoidance, as suggested by relational frame theory and acceptance and commitment therapy. College students (N = 110) ...
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