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Sp681-Y-Communicating With Your Parents, The University Of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service Oct 2006

Sp681-Y-Communicating With Your Parents, The University Of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service

Family

You may just need a little help relating to your parents, or you may need to talk to them about something difficult. Either way, read on!

Opening a dialogue is not as frightening as it may seem, and it doesn’t have to be the adult who starts the discussion. Teens can open the lines of communication, too. As the saying goes, “talking is a two way street.” If there is something on your mind, if you are feeling confused or if you just need to talk, there is always some trustworthy adult willing to listen. Your parents, your aunts ...


Sp681-X-Communicating With Your Teen, The University Of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service Oct 2006

Sp681-X-Communicating With Your Teen, The University Of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service

Family

Sometimes the gulf between adults and teens seems huge and communication s seems impossible. Yet good communication with your teenage children is key to helping them make good decisions and lead healthy lives. Luckily there are ways to make communication with teens more effective. Here are some guidelines that can help parents and other adults communicate successfully with the teens they care about.


The Divorce Decree, Communication, And The Structuration Of Coparenting Relationships In Stepfamilies, Paul Schrodt, Leslie A. Baxter, M. Chad Mcbride, Dawn O. Braithwaite, Mark A. Fine Oct 2006

The Divorce Decree, Communication, And The Structuration Of Coparenting Relationships In Stepfamilies, Paul Schrodt, Leslie A. Baxter, M. Chad Mcbride, Dawn O. Braithwaite, Mark A. Fine

Papers in Communication Studies

Using Giddens’s (1984) structuration theory, this study explored the communicative processes surrounding the divorce decree in coparenting relationships in stepfamilies. Participants included 21 adults who were coparenting children in stepfamilies who completed diary entries of all interactions with coparents over a 2-week period, and who completed follow-up interviews. Results revealed two structures of signification with respect to the divorce decree that enabled and constrained coparenting interactions. The first signification structure was one in which the decree was framed as a legal document, dictating the rights and responsibilities of parenting, especially with respect to child access and financial issues. The ...


Elements Of Human Decision-Making, Jens G. Pohl Aug 2006

Elements Of Human Decision-Making, Jens G. Pohl

Collaborative Agent Design (CAD) Research Center

The purpose of this paper is to present some understandings of the human problem-solving activity that we have gained in the Collaborative Agent Design Research Center (CADRC) over the past two decades. Since we feel strongly that the human decision-maker should be an integral component of any computer-based decision-support system, it follows that we would have endeavored to incorporate many of the elements that appear to be important to the user in the design of these systems. The complexity of the human cognitive system is evidenced by the large body of literature that describes problem-solving behavior and the relatively fewer ...


Information Content Of Coyote Barks Howls, Brian R. Mitchell, Maja M. Makagon, Michael M. Jaeger, Reginald H. Barrett Aug 2006

Information Content Of Coyote Barks Howls, Brian R. Mitchell, Maja M. Makagon, Michael M. Jaeger, Reginald H. Barrett

USDA National Wildlife Research Center - Staff Publications

The information content of coyote (Canis latrans) vocalizations is poorly understood, but has important implications for understanding coyote behavior. Coyotes probably use information present in barks or howls to recognize individuals, but the presence of individually-specific information has not bean demonstrated. We found that coyote barks and howls contained individually specific characteristics: discriminant analysis correctly classified barks of five coyotes 69% of the time and howls of six coyotes 83% of the time. We also investigated the stability of vocalization characteristics at multiple distances from the source. Recordings were played back and re-recorded at 10 m, 600m, and 1,000m ...


Good Practices For The Economic Inclusion Of People With Disabilities In Developing Countries: Funding Mechanisms For Self-Employment, Handicap International Aug 2006

Good Practices For The Economic Inclusion Of People With Disabilities In Developing Countries: Funding Mechanisms For Self-Employment, Handicap International

GLADNET Collection

This report aims to highlight good practices, strategies, tools and operational methods that guarantee the efficiency and sustainability of projects that support access to funding mechanisms and the self-employment of landmine victims and people with disabilities in general. More specifically, the study focuses on the use of microcredit and grants for the start-up and expansion of microenterprises.


Two Energy Efficient Algorithms For Tracking Objects In A Sensor Network, Arvind Rapaka, Sanjay Kumar Madria Jul 2006

Two Energy Efficient Algorithms For Tracking Objects In A Sensor Network, Arvind Rapaka, Sanjay Kumar Madria

Computer Science Faculty Research & Creative Works

We propose two energy efficient algorithms for locating a target object moving in an area covered by a wireless ad hoc network. The first algorithm developed conserve energy by efficiently identifying sensor nodes, as Home Nodes, and use only local messages between neighboring nodes to follow the trail of the object. Since we avoid the long-range transmission and maximize the localization, the algorithms reduce the communication cost. The dynamic nature of the second algorithm exploits the predefined parameters such as the object velocity. Our algorithm represents query shipping against the conventional data shipping as a means to reduce the amount ...


Talking Vs. Communicating, Ken Margolies Jul 2006

Talking Vs. Communicating, Ken Margolies

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] There is a saying, "When all is said and done, more is said than done." Stewards who attend union meetings to decide how to handle and issue or grievance sessions with management probably agree. Why is it so difficult to get past the talk and make decisions, agreements, and well, get things done?


Ilr Impact Brief - Knowledge, Skills, And Performance: Getting The Most From Team Training, Bradford S. Bell, Aleksander P.J. Ellis, Robert E. Ployhart, John R. Hollenbeck, Daniel R. Ilgen Jul 2006

Ilr Impact Brief - Knowledge, Skills, And Performance: Getting The Most From Team Training, Bradford S. Bell, Aleksander P.J. Ellis, Robert E. Ployhart, John R. Hollenbeck, Daniel R. Ilgen

ILR Impact Briefs

Teams are an integral feature of the American workplace; indeed, more than 80% of the Fortune 500 companies make extensive use of work teams. Action teams, pulled together to carry out a particular time-limited function that requires the specialized expertise of its members, are becoming increasingly common. Researchers have noted that the success of these teams is often thwarted by their lack of information about teamwork in general and their insufficient mastery of basic team competencies. Most organizations train team members for the particular job at hand, so the question arises as to the utility of generic team training. In ...


The Human Face Of Organisational Change, Camille Ruth Ann Jackson Jul 2006

The Human Face Of Organisational Change, Camille Ruth Ann Jackson

Theses

This current study investigated a possible extension to existing transformational leadership models used during organisational change programs. Researching the literature provided some preliminary evidence there was a need to include a potential extension to transformational leadership models.

The original models of transformational leadership involved looking at the staff members from an organisational perspective, whereas the potential extension, concerns the human aspects of organisational change. The potential new extension consists of four components: communication, team building, stress and coping and inter-group conflict. This possible extension to the transformational leadership models appeared to be an exciting addition as it addresses important human ...


Notions Of Progress, C. Waite Jun 2006

Notions Of Progress, C. Waite

Articles

The question of progress and a concern with relatedness are elements of the same puzzle. The very idea of progress, or lack of it, indicates something about the role machines can play in one’s life. Notions about how technology can be used – to improve, subvert, destroy, extend, or interrogate – reveal the interplay of human and machine. What notion of progress might adequately capture the complex interdependence of human and machine in a way that illuminates our current predicament? To ask whether specific events make things better or worse does not reveal what guides our notion of better and worse ...


Disability And Work: A Trade Union Guide To The Law And Good Practice, Trades Union Congress May 2006

Disability And Work: A Trade Union Guide To The Law And Good Practice, Trades Union Congress

GLADNET Collection

[Excerpt] This guide includes up-to-date case studies to show how the courts have interpreted the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), and recommendations of good practice in some of the major areas of working life where experience has shown that disabled people face the worst problems.


Book Review: Perspectives On Culture, Technology And Communication, J. Wesley Baker Apr 2006

Book Review: Perspectives On Culture, Technology And Communication, J. Wesley Baker

Communication Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


We Must Test The Blood For Antigens, Fred W. Markham Jr. Apr 2006

We Must Test The Blood For Antigens, Fred W. Markham Jr.

Department of Family & Community Medicine Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


Supporting Communication Using Pictures And Symbols, Lori J. Marks Feb 2006

Supporting Communication Using Pictures And Symbols, Lori J. Marks

ETSU Faculty Works

Boardmaker templates mentioned in the presentation are available here.


Communicating Bad News: A Model For Emergency Mental Health Helpers, Thomas Nardi, Kathleen Keefe-Cooperman Feb 2006

Communicating Bad News: A Model For Emergency Mental Health Helpers, Thomas Nardi, Kathleen Keefe-Cooperman

Faculty of Counseling & Development Publications

This article addresses the concerns of the messenger/helper who must convey tragic news to individuals and families. It offers a model to be used as a guide to ease the stress on both the deliverer and receiver of bad news. The model uses the mnemonic, PEWTER (Prepare, Evaluate, Warn, Tell, Emotional Response, Regroup), to represent the six components of the communication process.


Strategic Communications Planning, Rasmuson Foundation, The Spin Project Jan 2006

Strategic Communications Planning, Rasmuson Foundation, The Spin Project

Communication

No abstract provided.


Powerpoint Accessibility, World Blind Union Jan 2006

Powerpoint Accessibility, World Blind Union

GLADNET Collection

Guidelines on how to make the use of PowerPoint and other visual presentations, accessible to audience members who have a vision or print impairment.


From Silence To Voice: What Nurses Know And Must Communicate To The Public, Bernice Buresh , Suzanne Gordon Jan 2006

From Silence To Voice: What Nurses Know And Must Communicate To The Public, Bernice Buresh , Suzanne Gordon

Book Samples

[Excerpt] These experiences made us realize that we had underestimated the significance of cultural issues in the relationship between nursing and the external public world. Whereas we once thought that nursing could become significantly more visible by using more or less generic public relations techniques, we now believe that communication considerations specific to nursing must be addressed. Our metaphors also changed over time. Initially we thought in terms of the “invisibility” and “visibility” of nursing. Now we strongly feel the operative terms are “silence” and voice.” That is why we call this book From Silence to Voice and why we ...


Community Collaboration And Communication In The Design Studio, Noam Austerlitz, Avigail Sachs Jan 2006

Community Collaboration And Communication In The Design Studio, Noam Austerlitz, Avigail Sachs

Architecture Publications and Other Works

Based on the authors teaching experience, this essay presents an example of how the traditional design studio might be modified so as to foster democratic participation and egalitarian communication between the participating students and instructors. Open communication in the studio is seen as the key to incorporating important values such as collaboration, community and respect for the every day environment into the studio's hidden curriculum. The essay begins by discussing the potentials for and obstacles to meaningful communication in the studio. This discussion is followed by a description of a modified studio project that included continuous role-playing on the ...


Ece4660 - Communication Systems I, Spring 2006, Jacob Gunther Jan 2006

Ece4660 - Communication Systems I, Spring 2006, Jacob Gunther

Electrical and Computer Engineering - OCW

The first portion of the class will cover topics in analog communication. Beginning with basic Fourier transform properties, techniques for analog modulation and demodulation will be developed. Insights to these problems will be uncovered along the way. The majority of this course will be devoted digital communication. Technical Requirements: MATLAB


Out Of Thin Air: Using First Amendment Public Forum Analysis To Redeem American Broadcasting Regulation, Anthony E. Varona Jan 2006

Out Of Thin Air: Using First Amendment Public Forum Analysis To Redeem American Broadcasting Regulation, Anthony E. Varona

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

American television and radio broadcasters are uniquely privileged among Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensees. Exalted as public trustees by the 1934 Communications Act, broadcasters pay virtually nothing for the use of their channels of public radiofrequency spectrum, unlike many other FCC licensees who have paid billions of dollars for similar digital spectrum. Congress envisioned a social contract of sorts between broadcast licensees and the communities they served. In exchange for their free licenses, broadcast stations were charged with providing a platform for a free marketplace of ideas that would cultivate a democratically engaged and enlightened citizenry through the broadcasting of ...


Using A Digital Library Of Images For Communication: Comparison Of A Card-Based System To Pda Software, Trudi Miller '08, Gondy Leroy, John Huang '05, Serena Chuang '05 Jan 2006

Using A Digital Library Of Images For Communication: Comparison Of A Card-Based System To Pda Software, Trudi Miller '08, Gondy Leroy, John Huang '05, Serena Chuang '05

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Autism spectrum disorder has become one of the most prevalent developmental disorders and one of the main impairments is difficulty with communication. One method of augmentative and alternative communication is the use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to create messages using a series of images printed on cards and organized in binders. We are developing a digital alternative based on an image library that is displayed on a personal digital assistant (PDA). We conducted an initial user acceptance study that compared the effectiveness and usability of both systems. The study showed that the PDA system was able to ...


Conflict And The Shaping Of The National Museum Of The American Indian (Nmai), Lynn Paxson, Joseph B. Juhasz, Rubén Martinez Jan 2006

Conflict And The Shaping Of The National Museum Of The American Indian (Nmai), Lynn Paxson, Joseph B. Juhasz, Rubén Martinez

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

On September 21, 2004 after more than a decade of planning, preparation and design, marked along the way with a number of very public conflicts, the Smithsonian NMAI (National Museum of the American Indian) opened its doors. While the opening was perhaps not as marked by conflict as it might have been - it did generate a certain amount of controversy, some of which is ongoing. The story of the events and process(s) that led to this point an interesting and instructive.


Gender And Communication At Work: An Introduction, Mary Barrett, Marilyn J. Davidson Jan 2006

Gender And Communication At Work: An Introduction, Mary Barrett, Marilyn J. Davidson

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

The last three to four decades have seen a rapid increase in numbers of womenin the workplace worldwide, with more women also entering managerial ranks.However, despite legislation in many countries aimed at furthering women’scapacities to move to the top of their organizations, the phenomenon of the ‘glassceiling’ persists (Davidson and Burke, 2004; Ryan and Haslam, 2005). Publicpolicy documents, academic research and popular books advocating government,industry and organization-level policy initiatives to facilitate women’s advancementcontinue to be published. So-called ‘business case’ arguments, that is, argumentsto the effect that organizations that fail to acknowledge and use the skills of ...


Young, Fast And Dead: A Fresh Perspective From The Early Driving Group, Amanda Burrell, Tonia L. Gray Jan 2006

Young, Fast And Dead: A Fresh Perspective From The Early Driving Group, Amanda Burrell, Tonia L. Gray

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

Risk taking behaviour is synonymous with adolescence. Moreover, epidemiological statistics associated with early driver deaths in Australia paint a disturbing picture. There is considerable debate about the effectiveness of advertising and marketing as a prophylactic to unsafe driving behaviours. This paper discusses the search for innovative approaches to road safety campaigns by accessing the perceptions of the novice driver group. A case scenario was developed by reviewing current literature on adolescent health behaviour, risk awareness, road safety and marketing communication. Initial findings from a pilot study with members of the early driving group, imply that they, as members of the ...


Cross-Cultural Online Communication: Making Connections Through Project-Based Learning, Mike Keppell, Morris Jong, Harold Tsang, Susan J. Bennett, Lori Lockyer Jan 2006

Cross-Cultural Online Communication: Making Connections Through Project-Based Learning, Mike Keppell, Morris Jong, Harold Tsang, Susan J. Bennett, Lori Lockyer

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

This paper examines a project that encourages cross-cultural communication among teachereducation students through online discussion and project-based learning. An authentic case was presented to eleven students (divided into two groups) who volunteered to participate in the project over one semester. The case focussed on the development of a website by the two groups which would provide information to local Hong Kong students visiting the University of Wollongong on an intensive English immersion programme. The students were encouraged to seek advice from their HKIEd mentor and UOW advisor via synchronous and asynchronous communication tools available in the Blackboard Learning Management System ...


Investing In Inter-Organisational Communication: The Melbourne Wool Brokers Association, Simon Ville, David Merrett Jan 2006

Investing In Inter-Organisational Communication: The Melbourne Wool Brokers Association, Simon Ville, David Merrett

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

Trade associations were common in Australia in the 1960s with an estimated 1250 in existence (Freeman 1968: 443–58). Their primary role, as perceived by economists of the day and the Attorney-General intent on introducing legislation to quell restrictive trade practices, was to create economic gain for the association’s members at the expense of their suppliers and/or customers. While Freeman (1968: 457–58) argued that trade associations were neither necessary nor sufficient conditions for restrictive trade practices, such an interpretation was swept aside by Mancur Olson’s influential work on the rent-seeking ‘distributional coalition’ from the 1960s to ...


Communication And Conflict Between Marketing And R&D During New Product Development Projects, Graham R. Massey, Elias Kyriazis Jan 2006

Communication And Conflict Between Marketing And R&D During New Product Development Projects, Graham R. Massey, Elias Kyriazis

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

Effective cross-functional working relationships (CFRs) between Marketing Managers and R&D Managers are a key factor in successful new product development (NPD). Empirical evidence suggests however, that this CFR is often problematic. This article adds to our knowledge about Marketing/R&D CFRs during NPD by examining the effects of three forms of communication (communication frequency, bidirectionality, and quality) on two forms of conflict (dysfunctional and functional conflict). A hypothesised model of Marketing/R&D CFRs is tested using a sample of 184 NPD projects conducted in Australia, using R&D Managers as key respondents reporting on their relationships with ...


Conversations Between Postgraduate Students And Their Supervisors: Intergroup Communication And Accommodation, Michael Willemyns, Cynthia Gallois, Victor J. Callan Jan 2006

Conversations Between Postgraduate Students And Their Supervisors: Intergroup Communication And Accommodation, Michael Willemyns, Cynthia Gallois, Victor J. Callan

University of Wollongong in Dubai - Papers

The main aim of this study was to analyze intergroup communication and language processes in conversations between postgraduate students and their academic supervisors. Communication accommodation theory and Social Identity Theory were used as the main theoretical frameworks. A secondary aim was to contribute to the CAT literature by further operationalizing communication accommodation strategies. Transcripts of conversations between 31 postgraduate students and their supervisors were examined using thematic content analysis, and the findings produced a number of predicted and emergent themes. The themes included dominance, status, mentoring, academic and professional identity, and postgraduate students’ independence. Face issues also emerged as a ...