Having worked in and traveled to many countries, most recently as the Ambassador
and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations, I have
seen people in different societies react to trauma in various ways. While experts
contributed to this important book, Trauma Psychology: Issues in Violence, Disaster,
Health, and Illness, I share my perspectives from serving the people of Thailand and
other nations and from my experiences in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that
struck the cities and towns in the Indian Ocean rim, including Thailand.
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Psychological response of family members of patients hospitalised for influenza A/H1N1 in Oaxaca, Mexico
Our study panel began deliberations with significantly divergent
views on the meaning of the concept of “psychological consequences”
and the definition of terrorism. In addition we had many perspectives on
the appropriate preventive and therapeutic roles of public health and
mental health systems with respect to the psychological consequences of
terrorism. We agreed that terrorism affected humans in all walks of life
and that societal terrorists are as diverse as the individuals they terrorize
Paul Graham (Hackers and Painters) has mentioned that an important read for preparing to start your own business is How To Win Friends and Influence People. I'm happy to report that this gem from 1936 is timeless and truly life-changing. I believe Paul's reasons for the recommendation include: the importance of charisma, general rounding out one's personality, and finding ways to get responsiveness from people by making them feel good.
We report the results of experiments on economic decisions with two populations,
one of healthy elderly individuals (average age 82) and one of younger students (average
age 20). We examine confidence, decisions under uncertainty, differences between
willingness to pay and willingness to accept and the theory of mind (strategic thinking).
Our findings indicate that the older adults’ decision behavior is similar to that of young
adults, contrary to the notion that economic decision making is impaired with age.
In the a-posteriori (post-hoc, natural or market defined) approach of market segmen-
tation, market segments are identified by forming groups of consumers that are inter-
nally homogeneous and externally heterogeneous along a set of measured consumer
characteristics ( segmentation variables). That is, a-posteriori market segments are
based on responses of consumers that are available only after a survey has been con-
It could be argued that the prevailing sense of interest rate predictability at the time of the
“conundrum” combined with a banking system willing to take huge duration exposures would
have made a policy of bond sales ineffective. But it should be remembered that this sense of
interest rate predictability was itself deliberately nurtured by the Federal Reserve policy of a
“measured pace” in increasing the Federal funds rate. The Federal Reserve was anxious to
avoid a bond market collapse similar to the one that took place around the early 1994
A science of positive subjective experience, positive individual
traits, and positive institutions promises to improve
quali~.' of life and prevent the pathologies that arise when
life is barren and meaningless. The exclusive focus on
pathology that has dominated so much of our discipline
results in a model of the human being lacking the positive
features that make life worth living. Hope, wisdom, creativity,
future mindedness, courage, spirituality, responsibility,
and perseverance are ignored or explained as transformations
of more authentic negative impulses.
Psychological rather than informational differences may explain much of the
variation in financial capability reported in the FSA (2006) Baseline Survey. This
applies both to differences between individuals and across competence dimensions.
The Baseline Survey indicates that in most capability categories, scores improve with
age and the level of general education. This is consistent with the importance of
attitudes rather than teachable specific knowledge.
This book examines different conceptions of death and their impact on
Â�children’s cognitive and emotional development. It not only addresses
Â�practical and clinical issues related to children’s developing understanding of
death, but also focuses on theoretical and philosophical aspects Â�linking children’s
concept of death to religion, morality, politics, and law. The Â�material is
drawn from a wide range of disciplines including psychology, anthropology,
philosophy, medicine, education, and the law.
Second, within the wider pattern of concurrent care, we identified a more complex
relationship between the two broader provider groups – for high users of GPs, consultation
with some CAM practitioners (eg. acupuncturists) is associated with less frequent visits with
a GP. It is possible that this finding reflects a change in women’s health-seeking behaviour as
a result of what they perceive as a discouraging response by their GPs to their concerns or
Small Business Problems and Priorities has three characteristics that make it unique. The
first is that the survey has a very large number of respondents. Three thousand five hundred
and thirty (3,530) small business owners returned useable questionnaires. The sizeable re-
sponse allows break-outs into a large number of respondent categories or groups with adequate
returns to analyze and compare them. It is thereby possible and appropriate to note where
the responses of those in different categories or groups vary from the population and among
The Essays which follow represent an attempt at intellectual coöperation. No effort has been made, however,
to attain unanimity of belief nor to proffer a platform of "planks" on which there is agreement. The consensus
represented lies primarily in outlook, in conviction of what is most likely to be fruitful in method of approach.
As the title page suggests, the volume presents a unity in attitude rather than a uniformity in results.
Consequently each writer is definitively responsible only for his own essay.
The world knows an immense amount of suffering, much of it humanly inflicted
and much of it humanly preventable. My book seeks to shed light on the moral
dimensions of this fact. Ultimately, it aims to clarify the nature of the duty to relieve
suffering, and to encourage reflection on the kinds of changes that would be necessary
to bring our lives into adequate compliance with this duty.
I have brooded on these matters for a long time.
Clinical neurophysiology is an area of medical
practice focused primarily on measuring function
in the central and peripheral nervous
systems, the autonomic nervous system, and
muscles. The specialty identifies and characterizes
diseases of these areas, understands
their pathophysiology, and, to a limited extent,
treats them. Clinical neurophysiology relies
entirely on the measurement of ongoing
function—either spontaneous or in response
to a defined stimulus—in a patient.
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
The current extraordinary advances in basic biomedical and social sciences
have unprecedented potential to improve the human condition. These
insights, together with the human genome project and its successor
proteomics, will require an enormous commitment to translational research
to harvest their applications for medicine and public health. The progress
in political and social theory, linguistics, statistics, psychology, and behavioral
sciences generally deserves a similarly broad application of human
research to reach full expression.
Therefore an Executive MBA degree program was created that is open for management / business ad-
ministration graduates as well as for graduates from other disciplines (e.g. computer science, engineer-
ing, economics, and psychology). The Executive MBA in Business Engineering program is offered as
a part-time program. To guarantee an effective learning situation, two-week learning periods at the uni-
versity alternate with six-week practice periods in which the students return to their jobs.
Raising capital gains taxes will lower the return on some types of assets, and could decrease investment. If investors decrease
stock holdings, and businesses rely on financing from in-state investors, then a state’s economy could grow more slowly. But
a debate on capital gains taxes in the 1980s and 1990s inspired a considerable body of research, which ultimately found that
these taxes have little impact on long-term investment.
It is generally agreed that abuse of older people is
either an act of commission or of omission (in
which case it is usually described as ‘‘neglect’’), and
that it may be either intentional or unintentional.
The abuse may be of a physical nature, it may be
psychological (involving emotional or verbal
aggression), or it may involve financial or other
material maltreatment. Regardless of the type of
abuse, it will certainly result in unnecessary
suffering, injury or pain, the loss or violation of
human rights, and a decreased quality of life for the
older person (4).