WANT TO INVITE YOU to join me in a personal journey of selfexploration
and discovery. This is a book about coaching people to
develop their emotional intelligence. You cannot approach this topic
as a coach without taking a close look at yourself and the life experiences,
beliefs, attitudes, assumptions, and personal abilities that have
shaped the development of your own emotional intelligence.
There is an underlying assumption present in all coaching: that
the coach has developed deeper mastery of the knowledge and skills
of a topic than the person receiving the coaching.
There are two situations in which the TST is not required. Applicants providing written documentation (with a health-care provider’s signature) of a TST reaction of 5 mm or greater of induration or applicants with a history of a severe reaction with blistering to a prior TST may be excluded from this requirement. Applicants in these two groups must undergo a chest radiograph. A verbal history of a positive TST reaction from the applicant is not acceptable.
Since time immemorial, medicaments
have been used for treating disease in
humans and animals. The herbals of antiquity
describe the therapeutic powers
of certain plants and minerals. Belief in
the curative powers of plants and certain
substances rested exclusively upon
traditional knowledge, that is, empirical
information not subjected to critical examination.
More specifically, we must further examine
health beliefs, and food beliefs and
practices that have symbolic or traditional
importance to determine how knowledge,
beliefs and attitudes translate into eating
behaviour in older adults, especially at
advanced ages. More research is needed to
clarify the relative contribution of income,
ethnic background and other personal predictors
of healthy eating – self-control,
emotions, resistance to change, time constraints,
lack of knowledge – and environmental
factors governing food availability
Information gathered from the remaining intact tropical habitats might seem to deserve
special treatment, for such data can be thought to represent precise, finely
tuned biological interrelationships. Their evolutionary reason for existence might
be revealed simply in their current ecology. Tropical data in general are often
deemed more significant than comparable data taken in other habitats. Like the
first-mentioned bias, this belief can encourage creative speculation, but sometimes
it diminishes the accuracy with which the actual setting of a field study is examined
This paper considers what types of knowledge one must possess in order to reason about actions. Rather than concentrating on how actions are performed, as is done in the problem-solving literature, it examines the set of conditions under which an action can be said to have occurred. In other words, if one is told that action A occurred, what can be inferred about the state of the world? In particular, if the representation can define such conditions, it must have good models of time, belief, and intention. ...
We discuss how a deductive question-answering system can represent the beliefs or other cognitive states of users, of other (interacting) systems, and of itself. In particular, we examine the representation of first-person beliefs of others (e.g., the ~ / v . ~ ' ~ representation of a user'A belief that he himself is rich). Such beliefs have as an essential component "'quasi-indexical pronouns" (e.g., 'he himself'), and, hence, require for their analysis a method of representing these pronominal constructions and performing valid inferences with them. ...
Following this persistent pattern of beliefs, there is a considerable literature in
psychology and medicine that investigates for a moon effect on human behavior. Some
of these studies find significant relations, for example individual studies find that
homicides, hospital admissions, and crisis incidents peak in the days around the full
moon. However, reviews and meta-analyses of the literature have generally been
negative. Rotton and Kelley (1985) examines and aggregates the evidence of 37 studies,
and concludes that lunar phase influences are “much ado about nothing.”...