The Pavlovian Temperament Survey PTS

Author: Jan Strelau
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Pub
Format: PDF, ePub
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The PTS is the only personality inventory measuring the behavioral expression of nervous system properties as distinguished by Pavlov, namely, strength of excitation, strength of inhibition, and mobility of nervous processes. The PTS was originally constructed with a cross-cultural approach in mind, and more than a dozen culture-specific but equivalent versions have now been developed. Reliability and validity of all language versions have been shown to be satisfactory. The PTS is especially useful in looking at the biological background of personality and in searching for links between temperament dimensions in adults, as measured by inventories based on different theories. Studies have also shown that it can be applied successfully in stress research. This International Handbook describes the constructs on which the PTS is based and its theoretical background, as well as its construction, psychometric properties, the large amount of cross-cultural data collected to date, its validity, and of course its administration and application. Appendixes list the universal item pool, items and scorekeys for the country-specific versions, as well as reproducing several of the different language versions of the questionnaire (including American English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish versions).

Geographic Information Systems in Petroleum Exploration and Development

Author: Timothy C. Coburn
Publisher: Amer Assn of Petroleum Geologists
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A broad view of how the computer technology is being used in the petroleum industry, incorporating many products, applications, geological settings, approaches, philosophies, and operational aspects. Within sections on technological foundations, practical realities, case studies, supporting roles and applications, geographical information system re

Genre by Example

Author: David Starkey
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 9780867095746
Format: PDF
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This book argues that creativity need not be muted simply to meet the perceived boundaries of the academic essay, that, in fact, an author immersed in a form has special insight unavailable through any other means.

GenEthics and Religion

Author: Georg Pfleiderer
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3805589735
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Human gene and cell technology is a diverse and rapidly evolving field of research. As genes represent the 'blueprint' of an organism, their analysis and manipulation is a challenge to our understanding of human nature. Stem cell research, genetic testing, gene therapy, therapeutic and reproductive cloning -- all these fields of application have been raising fundamental ethical and religious-theological questions: When does human life begin? Should human beings be allowed to interfere with natural procreation or to manipulate the genome of their own species? Is genetic engineering tantamount to 'playing God'? Based on the symposium 'GenEthics and Religion' held in Basel, Switzerland in May 2008, this volume examines the role religion can play in establishing ethical guidelines to protect human life in the face of rapid advances in biology and especially gene technology. It does so in a multidisciplinary way with contributions by philosophers, theologians, human geneticists, and several bioethicists representing the Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Buddhist perspectives. The essays illustrating a diversity of views and expressing the problems and self-critical reflectiveness of religious ethicists have been brought up to date and discuss the importance of religious ethics in society's discourse on gene technology.

Genocide of the Mind

Author: MariJo Moore
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 0786750316
Format: PDF, Kindle
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After five centuries of Eurocentrism, many people have little idea that Native American tribes still exist, or which traditions belong to what tribes. However over the past decade there has been a rising movement to accurately describe Native cultures and histories. In particular, people have begun to explore the experience of urban Indians—individuals who live in two worlds struggling to preserve traditional Native values within the context of an ever-changing modern society. In Genocide of the Mind, the experience and determination of these people is recorded in a revealing and compelling collection of essays that brings the Native American experience into the twenty-first century. Contributors include: Paula Gunn Allen, Simon Ortiz, Sherman Alexie, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Maurice Kenny, as well as emerging writers from different Indian nations.


Author: Ahmed Shehu Awak, PhD
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1481797220
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a general business book focused on the attitudes and perceptions of the people in charge of other people in places of work, either public or private. It provides an insight into the activities and lives of people who run outfits or organizations and their priorities in running the outfits and how they view these outfits. The book further provides insight into the nature of customers,employees and managers/owners. It helps you shape your perception on how you should run your outfit- from a barber shop to a large corporation, and be a natural and a winner at what you do. It cuts across all borders of industry. The president of Toyota could pick a thing or two, likewise the hotel owner, auto-mechanic garage and all others.

Generous Enemies

Author: Simon Drake
Publisher: Simon Drake
ISBN: 0955971918
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Following a global refugee crisis, Indonesia invades half of Australia and warlords emerge from the chaos of Occupied Australia. China steps in as the only superpower capable of restoring peace. Major Katherine Krue is ordered to take out an ex-Australian Army colonel, who commands a militia army and imports weapons of mass destruction.

General Organic and Biochemistry Media Update

Author: Ira Blei
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429209946
Format: PDF
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Blei and Odian’s text gives students the tools they need to develop a working understanding of chemical principles—rather than just asking them to memorize facts. Now available in a new media-enhanced version, complete with its on own online course space, learning environment ChemPortal, Blei/Odian is better suited than ever to meet the needs of the students taking this course. The Media Update version of Blei/Odian includes references to dynamic, interactive tutorials, which provide a step-by-step walkthrough of concepts and problem-solving skills, as well as answer-specific feedback and practice problems. We recognize that all introductory courses are not alike. For that reason, we offer this text in three versions, so you can choose the option that’s right for you: General, Organic, and Biochemistry (cloth: 0-7167-4375-2, paper: 1-4292-0994-1) – the comprehensive 26-chapter text. An Introduction to General Chemistry (0-7167-7073-3) – 10 chapters that cover the core concepts in general chemistry. Organic and Biochemistry (0-7167-7072-5) – 16 chapters that cover organic and biochemistry plus two introductory chapters that review general chemistry.