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.
The area of treatment of sexual disorders has undergone an enormous expansion
during the last few decades. The introduction of pharmacological treatment of
these disorders (e.g., sildenafil for erectile dysfunction or antidepressants for
paraphilias) rekindled the interest of physicians from different disciplines
(psychiatrists, urologists, gynecologists) in sexual dysfunctions. Physicians are
finding these disorders amenable to pharmacotherapy
For each of the three external sources, in addition to national results, results limited to the six province
area covered by the SEC are also shown to increase comparability with the SEC. As comparisons between
national and SEC area results from the external sources make clear, the older population in the six SEC
provinces resembles fairly closely the older population at the national level, at least with respect to the
characteristics included in the table.
Women’s nutritional conditions differ widely among and within countries. Such conditions
are worst in the less-developed regions and countries of the world, where poverty, social
disparities, discrimination, and different kinds of malnutrition affect large populations.
After researching literature on addiction and film,
I chose the films for the study and viewed each one many
times, specifically looking for socioeconomic representations
of characters, treatment of different races, sexes, and sexual
preferences, methods of production as they relate to addicted
characters and drug usage, and the depiction of treatment/
self-help groups. I then outlined the narrative of each film
and compared the uses and meanings brought to addicts,
addiction, and substances. I found that these movies construct
a fairly unified image of treatment.
Most observers of the economy now accept that a major shift occurred during the 1970s.
The rapid productivity growth of the postwar years came to an end—for reasons that
are still being debated among economists and historians. Wage growth lagged, and the
economy suffered multiple shocks from energy prices and rapid inflation. The surge of
births in the postwar baby boom meant that the labor force grew rapidly, while women
were entering the labor force in numbers unprecedented in peacetime.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths in the industrialized world (World Health
Organization [WHO], 2004) and the second leading cause of death in Germany (Federal
Statistical Office of Germany [DeStatis], 2007). It has been demonstrated that migrant cancer
incidence and mortality differs in general from cancer patterns in the respective host
Cancer is known to have a long latency period between exposure and disease onset.
Important exposure factors can be traced back to childhood and young adulthood.
The term ﬁ nance of the social insurance means incomes and expenditure on beneﬁ ts
ﬁ nanced by the Social Insurance Fund (SIF), that is beneﬁ ts from the old-age pensions’ fund,
pension fund, sickness fund and work accident fund.
And family beneﬁ ts, health beneﬁ ts, beneﬁ ts in respect of unemployment and beneﬁ ts from
the social insurance of farmers are ﬁ nanced in a different way.
The Social Insurance Fund is the appropriated State Fund. It has been established by virtue of the
law as from 1 January 1999, to perform tasks in the ﬁ eld of...
AI refers to several different procedures, all of which involve inserting sperm into a woman’s
body, the differences referring to whether the sperm is placed in her vagina, uterus, cervix or
fallopian tubes. AI can also be combined with hormonal drugs to stimulate production of
multiple eggs to increase likelihood that one of them will be fertilized. AI can be done at home
with a syringe or in a medical setting.
This paper examines the integration of family planning (FP) services with HIV and AIDS services
(voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT)
and anti-retroviral therapy (ART)) in Uganda. The paper finds that: FP service integration is more
evident in VCT and PMTCT settings where counselling, provision of contraceptive methods other
than condoms, and information is available in varying degrees.
Car-sharing means that a number of persons share the use of one or more cars.
Use of a car is booked beforehand, the user paying a fee based on the distance
driven and the length of time the car was made use of.
Although this is similar in some ways to traditional car rental, it differs in the
possibility it provides of booking a car for short periods of time and in the rental
agreement being made for an extended period of time, rather than each time a car
is used. In addition, each household has its own set...
This paper intends to use psychoanalysis to discover where and how the fascination
of film is reinforced by pre-existing patterns of fascination already at work within the
individual subject and the social formations that have moulded him. It takes as
starting point the way film reflects, reveals and even plays on the straight, socially
established interpretation of sexual difference which controls images, erotic ways of
looking and spectacle.
The authorities have made continuous efforts to build benchmarks at different points along
the yield curve. The aim of this strategy is to further develop the interest rate term structure
in the local currency, which would allow better pricing and liquidity of bonds issued both by
the government itself and by the private sector. To this end, the authorities have increased the
average maturity of the outstanding debt and smoothed its maturity profile.
This demand feature bridges the gap between borrowers and lenders. It
allows governments to issue the long-term bonds they prefer, while making
that debt eligible for purchase by money funds that must invest in short-term
Sound like the SIVs we discussed earlier? VRDNs are like SIVs in many
respects, but with some key differences. First, there is generally less concern
about the credit quality of the bonds in a VRDN than the securities held
in a SIV—governments are usually pretty good payers.
The aim of this paper is to compare pricing and performance of mutual
funds with two types of guarantees: a lookback guarantee and an interest
rate guarantee. In a simulation analysis of different portfolios based on
stock, bond, real estate and money market indexes, we ﬁrst calibrate
guarantee costs to be the same for both investment guarantee funds. Second,
their performance is contrasted, measured with the Sharpe ratio, omega
and Sortino ratio, and a test with respect to ﬁrst-, second- and third-order
stochastic dominance is provided.
In preparation to this new scenario, many hardware and software companies are
investing to create new platforms able to attract customers on the clouds. Cloud
platforms provide services to create applications in competition or in alternative to
on-premises platforms, the traditional platforms based on an operating system as a
foundation, on a group of infrastructure services and on a set of packaged and cus-
In Africa music is a powerful mode of communication, transcending national borders, cul -
tures, and languages. Men’s attention can be attracted by using an entertainment format—
the “enter-educate” approach—which has proved effective in many countries. The term
Enter-Educate is a contraction of the words entertainment and education and describes any
communication presentation that delivers a pro-social educational message in an entertain-
Advocacy efforts recognize that, in order to build support for family planning and other
reproductive health, a variety of different audiences and approaches must be used. To
increase men’s participation in reproductive health, advocacy activities can be used to
address a variety of legislative, institutional, religious, and cultural barriers. At the commu-
nity level, opinion leaders and religious leaders often have negative perceptions of family
The care of a woman and her baby in the immediate hours, days and
weeks following birth can make an enormous difference to their longterm
health and well-being. The content and timing of postnatal care
led by midwives was formalised in the United Kingdom following a
statutory legislation that was first introduced in England in 1902. Then
there were concerns that too many women were dying following birth.
In a first stage no distinction is made between cars owned by private business, government and
utilities on the one hand and personal cars on the other hand. This distinction could be useful
because the policy instruments can be different in both cases and because changes in the com‐
position of the fleet stock eventually filter down to the personal car stock. Including a separate
category of fleet cars would require modelling the transition of these cars to the personal car