For their controversial new book on the differences between the way men and women think and communicate, Barbara and Allan Pease spent three years traveling around the world, collecting the dramatic findings of new research on the brain, investigating evolutionary biology, analyzing psychologists, studying social changes, and annoying the locals.
Ten years ago when I wrote the foreword to the first edition of this book, the
concept of women’s health was changing at a rapid pace. The focus was just
shifting from solely reproductive issues and biological factors, to an expanded
perception that women’s health encompasses biological, familial, cultural, economic,
emotional, psychological, and behavioral elements of each woman and her
sociopolitical environment, beyond just the reproductive organs and across her
This book is the long-anticipated sequel to the first edition of Psychological Aspects
of Women’s Health Care written almost a decade ago. In this edition, the authors
continue the tradition of writing and speaking plainly about the
fascinating, and at times baffling, relationships between women patients and
their obstetrician and gynecologist physicians. As the authors note, the field
has changed dramatically since the first volume was published.
Huairou Commission member in Binga District in the
Northwest of Zimbabwe, Ntengwe for Community
Development, with support from the Huairou
Commission, carried out an on-going land, property and
inheritance project at the grassroots level to provide
direction in the implementation of land rights and
property and inheritance rights for women and girls
through the support of women’s groups and community
dialogue. Watchdog groups were set up with 15 women
in each group. Women meet monthly for sharing
challenges and lessons learned.
The growing tissue then begins
to release more hormones to keep everything in the right condition. How-
ever, if fertilization does not occur, the continued preparations in the
uterus are unnecessary. The body realizes this near the end of the four-
week period of the menstrual cycle. At this time, the level of LH decreases,
the corpus luteum breaks down, and the level of progesterone decreases.
Without this hormone, the uterine lining no longer remains intact.
Instead, the lining breaks down.
A week after our daughter Lauren was born, my wife Bonnie and I were completely exhausted. Each night Lauren kept waking us. Bonnie had been torn in the delivery and was taking painkillers. she could barely walk. After five days of staying home to help, I went back to work. She seemed to be getting better.
The importance of psychology and health, multiculturalism,
and a focus on strengths and positive psychology are
the dynamic issues of psychology in this new millennium.
These central issues in psychological research and practice
today form the backbone of the Handbook of Girls’ and
Women’s Psychological Health. To encounter all three integrated
into a handbook on women and girls is like fantasizing
a feast and having it appear on your table.
This session aims to benefit from the presence of both gender and development cooperation experts. Participants are
encouraged to reflect on the above issues in the context of a world faced with new challenges and a rapidly changing
development landscape. The question of how to best ensure gender equality and the empowerment of women given the
multiplicity of actors and new approaches is one question which could be discussed.
The impact that physical and psychological violence
have on the health of an older person is exacerbated
by the ageing process and diseases of old age. It is
more difficult for the elderly to leave an abusive
relationship or to make correct decisions because of
the physical and cognitive impairments that usually
come with old age. In some places, kinship
obligations and the use of the extended family
network to resolve difficulties may also lessen the
ability of older people, particularly women, to
escape from dangerous situations.
gonadal (HPG) axis is subject to both positive feed-forward and negative
feedback regulation at several levels. At the level of the hypothalamus, early recognition of
the pulsatile nature of gonadotropin releasing hormone secretion led to the notion of a
central ‘‘pulse generator”, the inherent oscillatory activity of which controls the secretory
rhythm of GnRH neurons (Knobil, 1980).
The Graziadio School focuses on the professional and personal development
of business professionals, managers, and senior executives. The school’s
programs prepare individuals for leadership positions in a wide variety of
industrial, educational, nonprofit, and other service organizations. The school
views leadership as being applicable at all levels of the organization that
require management and stewardship of resources toward the accomplishment
of stated objectives.
Programs are organized from an integrated, interdisciplinary perspective.
The links between Women‟s Studies and Cinema are evident. After the women‟s movement, the field of
women‟s studies has allied with almost every discipline to provide an alternative perspective of knowledge and
reality as viewed by the practitioners and academia of the discipline. Feminist theory took up a distinct stance in
relation to the objectification, exclusion and silence of women in cinematic narratives. It also evaluated the
stereotyping of female characters in cinema.
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
The demographic changes within populations, especially in developing
regions, are projected to occur at a rate of three and a half times from
1980 to 2020, causing a rapid increase in the over-60 population. With
more people living longer, the burden of unnecessary blindness from
trachoma among older people is estimated to be very high. And, of the
projected 50 million blind people living in low-income societies by the
year 2020, roughly 38 million will be women.
Press releases should be typed, double-spaced and spell-checked. Press releases need to be
presented in a professional manner that is easily read. Spelling errors are a quick ticket to the
· The name and address of the organization sending the press release should be prominently
displayed at the outset. This is easily accomplished by using pre-printed letterhead, either
designed professionally or on your computer.
· Always include the name and phone number of a specific person to be contacted for more
information at the top of the first page.
The speed portion of the session is conducted as a series of high-speed efforts
ranging from 200-300m in length. These efforts are aimed at improving your
maximal speed and running economy. This improved running economy will filter
down to slower speeds as well, such as your 10km race speed. Each speed
repetition is conducted in a fresh state, to allow to you hold good posture, and
achieve high speeds. While these efforts are done at a high speed, they should
not be a maximal sprint; focus on being fast, tall and in control of your technique.
If there is any virtue in advertisements—and a journalist should be the last person to say that there is not—the American nation is rapidly reaching a state of physical efficiency of which the world has probably not seen the like since Sparta. In all the American newspapers and all the American monthlies are innumerable illustrated announcements of "physical-culture specialists," who guarantee to make all the organs of the body perform their duties with the mighty precision of a 60 h.p. motor-car that never breaks down. I saw a book the other day written by one of these specialists, to...
Unfortunately, data on the installation and use of pollution control equipment at our two
sample maquiladora plants is limited. While the two plants claim to use emissions abatement
devices, regulatory inspection and monitoring data is not available, and there is no easy way of
verifying these claims. To account for this issue, we present estimates of health damages given:
(i) emissions that would result if the plants used no pollution control devices whatsoever, and (ii)
emissions that would result if they used all of the pollution control equipment that is standard in
In the general field of Environmental Psychology an increasing number of studies propose that subjects’ general well-being
can be significantly increased as a result of contact with environments considered to have high aesthetic value. The present
study has attempted to study the possible effects of the contemplation of everyday landscapes on citizens’ emotional well-
being, identifying some of the main affective responses associated with aesthetic judgements of urban landscapes.
This article raises questions that must be solved if psychol- ogists are to develop a science of positive psychology. First, how should psychology quantify positive mental health? At present, psychology has no metric except per-haps scores of greater than 85 on the DSM-1V's Axis V (Global Assessment of Functioning). If more reliable meth- ods or assessing the relative maturity of defenses can be developed, psychology may gain a means of quantifying the theoretical formula for positive mental health that Marie Jahoda (1959) offered to psychology 40 years ago.