Behavioral roles

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  • Understanding of the neuroendocrine system provides an insight into a wide range of bodily and mental processes. Neuroendocrinology and Behavior brings its readers a concise guide to up-to-date knowledge on the function of the endocrine glands and organs in association with neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and behavioral manifestations. Various forms of stress response, e.g. anxiety and cognitive changes, have been intrinsic to both ourselves and other species.

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  • Although metabolites and energy balance have long been known to play roles in the regulation of food intake, the potential role of fatty acid metabolism in this process has been considered only recently. Fatty acid synthase (FAS) catalyzes the condensation of acetyl-CoA and malonyl-CoA to generate long-chain fatty acids in the cytoplasm, while the breakdown of fatty acids (h-oxidation) occurs in mitochondria and is regulated by carnitine palmitoyltransferase-1 (CPT-1), the rate-limiting step for the entry of fatty acids into the mitochondria....

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  • In this chapter, students will be able to understand: How behaviors are the result of natural selection, how innate and learned behaviors increase survival and reproductive fitness, how organisms use communication to increase fitness, the role of altruism and inclusive fitness in kin selection.

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  • Many of the world’s problems—violence, overpopulation, substance abuse, poverty, terrorism, infant mortality, HIV/AIDS, chronic disease— involve human behavior. Since countries are increasingly interdependent, cross-national collaboration is imperative. U.S. psychological scientists can take an active role, working with colleagues in and from other countries, to improve the world’s capacity to address these pressing issues. International research collaboration in the psychological, behavioral, and social sciences is critical to improving the quality of peoples’ lives worldwide.

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  • Chapter 1 - What is organizational behavior? After reading this chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions: What is the definition of "organizational behavior" (OB)? What are the two primary outcomes in studies of OB? What factors affect the two primary OB outcomes? Why might firms that are good at OB tend to be more profitable? What is the role of theory in the scientific method? How are correlations interpreted?

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  • Chapter 13 - Leadership: power and negotiation. After reading this chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions: What is leadership, and what role does power play in leadership? What are the different types of power that leaders possess, and when can they use those types most effectively? What behaviors do leaders exhibit when trying to influence others, and which of these is most effective?...

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  • This article describes a robust semantic parser that uses a broad knowledge base created by interconnecting three major resources: FrameNet, VerbNet and PropBank. The FrameNet corpus contains the examples annotated with semantic roles whereas the VerbNet lexicon provides the knowledge about the syntactic behavior of the verbs. We connect VerbNet and FrameNet by mapping the FrameNet frames to the VerbNet Intersective Levin classes.

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  • The basic purpose of this chapter is to acknowledge the role that determinants other than culture play in influencing consumer behavior. The chapter thus examines the psychological and social dimensions, and these include motivation, learning, personality, psychographics, perception, attitude, social class, group, family, opinion leadership, and the diffusion process of innovations.

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  • Environmental Land Use Planning brings together leading scholars in the field of environmental problem solving to examine environmental problems and effects on land uses; analytical methods and tools in the field; and the role of governments, community grants and tradable permits in environmental planning. The chapters are based on empirical research from countries around the globe including Canada, USA, China, Nigeria, Germany, Serbia, Venezuela, and Brazil.

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  • As you begin your study of psychology, you will find that it is different from any of your other classes. This is because psychology is connected to both the social sciences, such as history or economics, and the natural sciences, such as biology and chemistry. As a social science, psychology explores the influences of society on individual behavior and group relationships. As a natural science, psychology looks for biological explanations for human behavior.

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  • Many pesticides are being highly stable and continue to kill the target and the host long after the application which is both advantageous and disadvantageous. Thus, the detection and assays of pesticide residues have significant role to know level of residual pesticide molecules. The present edition of volume attempted to consolidate significant advancement of research at worldwide on pesticide residues. The status of pesticide usage pattern and residue level in food from plant and animal origin at different regions are described in-depth in the chapters....

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  • Between 1981 and 1983, one of us (Max) served on the faculty of Boston Univer-sity. At the time, he was conducting laboratory studies on decision biases in negotiation. Behavioral decision research did not exist as a topic of study in most management schools. The faculty at Boston University included a number of excellent colleagues, and yet they knew very little about the emerging research on judgment. This lack of awareness among management colleagues motivated Max to write this book. The goal was to make the area of judgment a more central part of the management literature.

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  • The issue of the equilibrium level of credit in the economy is addressed in the liter- ature from di®erent perspectives. Several papers use theoretical models to analyze the equilibrium level of credit over business cycles by identifying phases of credit rationing or credit booms (Kiyotaki and Moore, 1997; Azariadis and Smith, 1998; Lorenzoni, 2008). In the similar spirit, DSGE models have been used recently to analyze the asymmetry in the behavior of borrowers and lenders in reaction to structural, and in particular ¯nancial shocks (Iacoviello, 2005; Gerali et al., 2010)....

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  • Individual differences that have consequences for work behaviors (e.g., job performance) are of great concern for organizations, both public and private. General mental ability has been a popular, although much debated, construct in Industrial, Work, and Organizational (IWO) Psychology for almost 100 years. Individuals differ on their endowments of a critical variable—intelligence—and differences on this variable have consequences for life outcomes.

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  • Members of the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (APCIMS), who include wealth management and broking firms, provide a key role in facilitating investment in and providing liquidity for quoted companies, including Small and Mid-Caps, on behalf of private investors. According to the compeer 2009 uK Wealth Management industry report, at the end of 2008 the private client wealth management industry had £335 billion of investment assets under management.

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  • On June 5–7, 2005, sixty leaders from around the world gathered at Wye River, Maryland for a path breaking meeting entitled “Innovations in Supporting Local Health Systems for Global Women’s Health: A Leader’s Symposium.” This diverse group of participants, ranging from cabinet ministers to advocates, academics to local practitioners, shared a common goal: to shine a bright spotlight on urgent challenges in global women’s health and the critical need to pioneer innovations in strengthening local health systems to address those challenges.

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  • The Federal Reserve plays an important role in the U.S. payments system. The twelve Federal Reserve Banks provide banking services to depository institutions and to the federal government. For depository institutions, they maintain accounts and provide various payment services, including collecting checks, electronically transferring funds, and distributing and receiving currency and coin. For the federal government, the Reserve Banks act as fiscal agents, paying Treasury checks; processing electronic payments; and issuing, transferring, and redeeming U.S.

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  • There are a number of compelling reasons for all physicians to possess knowledge and skill in the behavioral and social sciences. Perhaps most important is that roughly half of the causes of mortality in the United States are linked to social and behavioral factors. In addition, our nation’s population is aging and becoming more culturally diverse. Both of these trends highlight the need for enhanced physician capabilities in the behavioral and social sciences.

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  • Academy of Marketing Science Review As luxury is a subjective and multidimensional construct, a definition of the luxury concept should follow an integrative understanding. For our purposes, we define luxury as the highest level of prestigious brands encompassing several physical and psychological values. To explain consumers‘ behavior in relation to luxury brands, apart from interpersonal aspects like snobbery and conspicuousness, personal aspects such as hedonist and perfectionist motives as well as situational conditions (e.g.

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