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An Overview Of The Near-Death Experience Phenomenon, David San Filippo Ph.D. Dec 2006

An Overview Of The Near-Death Experience Phenomenon, David San Filippo Ph.D.

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Near-death experiences appear to be universal phenomena that have been reported for centuries. A near-death encounter is defined as an event in which the individual could very easily die or be killed, or may have already been considered clinically dead, but nonetheless survives, and continue his or her physical life. Reports of near-death experiences date back to the Ice Age. There are cave paintings, in France and Spain that depict possible after life scenes that are similar to reported scenes related to near-death experiences. Plato's Republic presents the story of a near-death experience of a Greek soldier named Er ...


The Role Of Training Variables In Effective Dissemination Of Evidence-Based Parenting Interventions, Alexandra C. Seng, Ronald J. Prinz, Matthew R. Sanders Nov 2006

The Role Of Training Variables In Effective Dissemination Of Evidence-Based Parenting Interventions, Alexandra C. Seng, Ronald J. Prinz, Matthew R. Sanders

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From a public health perspective, mental health in parents and children can be promoted through population-based dissemination of parenting and family support interventions. However, it is critical that service providers who are acquiring evidence-based parenting interventions complete the training regimen to optimize dissemination and impact. This article examines training completion and its relationship to individual service provider characteristics, barriers to program use and subsequent implementation of an evidence-based program, the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program. In this study, 83.7% of the service providers completed the two-part training. Individual-level variables did not predict training completion. Service providers from diverse backgrounds ...


The Role Of Women’S Alcohol Consumption In Managing Sexual Intimacy And Sexual Safety Motives, Maria Testa, Carol Vanzile-Tamsen, Jennifer A. Livingston, Amy M. Buddie Sep 2006

The Role Of Women’S Alcohol Consumption In Managing Sexual Intimacy And Sexual Safety Motives, Maria Testa, Carol Vanzile-Tamsen, Jennifer A. Livingston, Amy M. Buddie

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Objective: Two studies, based on an alcohol myopia model, were designed to understand the role of women’s alcohol consumption on vulnerability to sexual assault. We predicted that, in a high-conflict social situation, alcohol would make it more difficult to recognize sexual assault risk, lowering intentions to resist sexual advances.

Method: In Study 1, women (N = 51) were recruited in bars and classified as having a high (.06 or greater) breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) or low BrAC. They were asked to project themselves into a hypothetical scenario that portrayed interest in establishing an intimate relationship and included mild sexual aggression ...


The Evolution Of Thought, Jennifer Vonk Jun 2006

The Evolution Of Thought, Jennifer Vonk

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Building The Emotionally Learned Negotiator, Erin Ryan Apr 2006

Building The Emotionally Learned Negotiator, Erin Ryan

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Perspectives On The Fears Of Death & Dying, David San Filippo Ph.D. Jan 2006

Perspectives On The Fears Of Death & Dying, David San Filippo Ph.D.

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This E-Book will examine some perspectives on fear, the fears of death, and constructs used to overcome or deal with the fears of death. By examining the literature on fear in general, a framework can be developed to understand how individuals become fearful. In the section, “Fears of Death,” what people fear about death and why they fear it will be discussed.


Historical Perspectives On Attitudes Concerning Death And Dying, David San Filippo Ph.D. Jan 2006

Historical Perspectives On Attitudes Concerning Death And Dying, David San Filippo Ph.D.

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Beliefs and practices concerning death have changed throughout human history. In pre-modern times, death at a young age was common due to living conditions and medical practices. As medical science has advanced and helped humans live longer, attitudes and responses to death also have changed. In modern Western societies, death is often ignored or feared. Changes in lifestyles and improved medical science have depersonalized death and made it an encroachment on life instead of part of life. This has left many people ill equipped to deal with death when it touches their lives.


Philosophical, Psychological & Spiritual Perspectives On Death & Dying, David San Filippo Ph.D. Jan 2006

Philosophical, Psychological & Spiritual Perspectives On Death & Dying, David San Filippo Ph.D.

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This Ebook reviews the philosophical perspectives on death, the psychological perspectives on death and the fears of death and some religious perspectives of death. The philosophic section will review perspectives of death from ancient Greece through modernity. The psychological section will review death, and the fear of death, from the perspectives of psychoanalytic, humanistic, and existentialist theories. The religious section will provide a brief overview of Prehistoric, African, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, and Christian religious beliefs concerning death and afterlife.


Religious Interpretations Of Death, Afterlife & Ndes, David San Filippo Ph.D. Jan 2006

Religious Interpretations Of Death, Afterlife & Ndes, David San Filippo Ph.D.

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This E-book reviews religious beliefs concerning death, afterlife, and near-death experiences. The discussion will provide commentary regarding the similarities between different religious beliefs and experiences concerning death, as well as between religious interpretations of near-death experiences.


Thinking For Speaking About Motion: L1 And L2 Speech And Gesture, Gale Stam Jan 2006

Thinking For Speaking About Motion: L1 And L2 Speech And Gesture, Gale Stam

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The Value Of The Awareness Of Near-Death Experiences, David San Filippo Ph.D. Jan 2006

The Value Of The Awareness Of Near-Death Experiences, David San Filippo Ph.D.

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A principal value of Near-death experiences may be in the telling of the stories and the effect these stories have for others to reduce their fears of and concerns about death. This E-book explores the impact and value knowing about, not having a near-death experience has on those who have heard, watch, or read reports of this phenomenon.


Angels As Spiritual Guides, David San Filippo Ph.D. Jan 2006

Angels As Spiritual Guides, David San Filippo Ph.D.

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The existence of angels has been discussed for centuries in legendary, philosophical, and religious writings. Many people have reported encounters with angels at different times in their life. Near-death research has recorded angelic encounters, during near-death experiences, by describing encounters with beings of light or angelic forms recognizable to the experiencer. This essay will discuss some legendary, theological, and philosophical beliefs that support the belief in the reality of angels as messengers, guides, and guardians to human beings and their function as spiritual guides during near-death experiences.


Taxometric Investigation Of Ptsd: Data From Two Nationally Representative Samples, Joshua J. Broman-Fulks, Kenneth J. Ruggiero, Bradley A. Green, Dean G. Kilpatrick, Carla Kmett Danielson, Heidi S. Resnick, Benjamin E. Saunders Jan 2006

Taxometric Investigation Of Ptsd: Data From Two Nationally Representative Samples, Joshua J. Broman-Fulks, Kenneth J. Ruggiero, Bradley A. Green, Dean G. Kilpatrick, Carla Kmett Danielson, Heidi S. Resnick, Benjamin E. Saunders

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Current psychiatric nosology depicts posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a discrete diagnostic category. However, only one study has examined the latent structure of PTSD, and this study suggested that PTSD may be more accurately conceptualized as an extreme reaction to traumatic life events rather than a discrete clinical syndrome. To build on the existing literature base, the present research examined the latent structure of posttraumatic stress reactions by applying three taxometric procedures (MAXEIG, MAMBAC, and L-Mode) to data collected from large nationally representative samples of women (ns = 2684 and 3033) and adolescents (n = 3775). Results consistently provided evidence for ...