George Kelly launched his revolutionary ideas about the nature of being human
nearly fifty years ago upon a world ill-prepared to receive them. This book is
evidence that the value of those ideas has not only been seen by those who are
primarily academics but also by those who are primarily practitioners. And not
only by psychologists, but by those in many other walks of life.
So widespread has the interest in personal construct psychology become, that this
book does not and cannot provide a complete coverage of personal construct work
or of areas in which such work is relevant.
We begin with the simplifying assumption that the individual has only one opportunity to enter
business school at period t = k.
23 We further focus attention on full-time students. At t = k−1, an
individual chooses whether or not to enter business school in the next period k. There is a cost to
attending business school, ci + ηik, which is assumed to be observed by the individual at the time
of the decision. The ﬁrst term, ci, denotes the individual-speciﬁc costs that can be measured by
the econometrician (i.e.
The construct of adaptive behavior: Its conceptualization, measurement, and use in the field of intellectual disability updates the current conceptualization, measurement, and use of the adaptive behavior construct.
In this chapter, students will be able to: Understand the relationship between financial plans and statements, prepare a personal balance sheet, generate a personal income and expense statement, develop a good record-keeping system and use ratios to evaluate personal financial statements, construct a cash budget and use it to monitor and control spending, apply time value of money concepts to put a monetary value on financial goals.
Every sentence has at least one verb. When you construct sentences, you have to pay
close attention to the verbs. You must choose the correct tense of the verb and make the
verb agree with its subject. The following discussion centers on these aspects of verbs. The
lesson ends with a review of some verb pairs that are especially troublesome.
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The word robot is commonly defined as a mechanical device capable of performing
human tasks, or behaving in a human-like manner. No argument here.
The description certainly fits.
But to the robotics experimenter, “robot” has a completely different meaning.
A robot is a special brew of motors, solenoids, wires, and assorted electronic odds
and ends, a marriage of mechanical and electronic gizmos.
As professionals in the real estate markets, we have worked with thousands
of real estate investors and businesspeople, and we know that there is something
different about the mindsets of successful individuals. They approach
life with a certain set of assumptions, enabling them to apply analytical
strategies to their decision-making and, as a result, create positive professional
and personal lives.
Why is having the right mindset important? Investors the world over
are reeling from the effects of the Great Recession.
This book arises out of a project funded by Scottish Homes, as part of EC
Competitive Renewal Initiatives in Sustainable Europe Network Group. Our
first acknowledgement is to the support of Scottish Homes for enabling this
research to be conducted. Equal thanks are due of course to all the persons
who offered us their time for interviews in the course of the research project
in the five countries studied. Also, we would like to thank Alison Smith for
her help in preparing the book. Finally, we would like to thank Dymphna
Evans of Edward Elgar for her support....
Then work backwards on the
overall margins to see what the range will need to be for your product to be competitive
in the end market and pay for all the value chain functions between you and the
consumer. Price margin examples have been provided for handicraft items, but note
that other product lines – food, personal care products, etc. many have different
margins. Shipping and warehouse costs tend to be consistent across products, since
space is space for these functions. The exception is when climate controlled (e.g.
One morning, long ago, John woke up and decided he wanted to write a book on theories
and techniques in counseling and psychotherapy. He thought, “Of all the classes I
teach, I love teaching theories and techniques best, so I should write a textbook.”
John then began using a cognitive self-instructional problem-solving strategy (see
Chapter 8). He identified the problems associated with existing theories and techniques
textbooks and formulated possible solutions.
This book provides a modern and basic introduction to a branch of international
law constantly gaining in importance in international life, namely international
humanitarian law (the law of armed conflict). It is constructed in a way suitable for
self-study. The subject matters are discussed in self-contained chapters, allowing each
to be studied independently of the others.
Welcome to this book. You have in your hands a book of ready-made solutions to common problems
encountered while writing SQL to run against an Oracle database. I’ve written this book for the person in
a hurry who needs to solve a specific problem and then get on with the job. Each recipe addresses a
specific problem and presents a solid, working solution to that problem. For those who are interested,
each recipe also provides an extended discussion of the solution and sometimes alternative solutions....
This is a book about the paths of constitutional development culminating
in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark civil liberties and civil rights jurisprudence
of the 1960s and 1970s. The roads to Mapp v. Ohio (1961) (search
and seizure/privacy), University of California Board of Regents v. Bakke (1978)
(affirmative action), Engle v.
Despite the dramatic decline in the number of reported cases of tuberculosis (TB) in New York
City, many New Yorkers remain at high risk for developing active tuberculosis disease, once
infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Groups at especially high risk include contacts of
persons with active tuberculosis, HIV-infected persons, individuals with certain predisposing
medical conditions, and recent immigrants from countries with high rates of TB.
Denial is one of the best-developed coping refl exes in health care
workers, particularly in physicians and nurses. It exists on several
levels, and it is provoked by a number of different but related dynamics.
Most of us in health care—in the profession of caring for patients—
have thought of denial as a self-protective reaction, a shield against the
emotional and psychic turmoil of the environment in which we work.
And for physicians and nurses, where they work is essentially where
It is a well-worked and commonly described dynamic.
Among the metal-persons of Phobos, robot B-12 held a special niche. He might not have been stronger, larger, faster than some … but he could be devious … and more important, he was that junkyard planetoid’s only moonshiner. I AM B-12, a metal person. If you read Day and the other progressive journals you will know that in some quarters of the galaxy there is considerable prejudice directed against us. It is ever so with minority races, and I do not complain. I merely make this statement so that you will understand about the alarm clock. An alarm clock...
The creation of the Language Proficiency Handbook: A Practitioner’s Guide to Instructional Assessment (hereafter, the Language Proficiency Handbook) has been a team effort, and all the persons involved in that process are to be recognized for their contributions. For two years,the Language Proficiency Committee of the Bilingual Assessment Advisory Panel wrestled with issues and explored ideas related to the construct of language proficiency and its implications for instructional assessment. It was responsible for the development of the conceptual out line and the selection of rubrics...