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Happiness Index Methodology, Laura Musikanski, Scott Cloutier, Erica Bejarano, Davi Briggs, Julia Colbert, Gracie Strasser, Steven Russell Jan 2017

Happiness Index Methodology, Laura Musikanski, Scott Cloutier, Erica Bejarano, Davi Briggs, Julia Colbert, Gracie Strasser, Steven Russell

Journal of Social Change

The Happiness Index is a comprehensive survey instrument that assesses happiness, well-being, and aspects of sustainability and resilience. The Happiness Alliance developed the Happiness Index to provide a survey instrument to community organizers, researchers, and others seeking to use a subjective well-being index and data. It is the only instrument of its kind freely available worldwide and translated into over ten languages. This instrument can be used to measure satisfaction with life and the conditions of life. It can also be used to define income inequality, trust in government, sense of community and other aspects of well-being within specific demographics ...


Happiness In Communities: How Neighborhoods, Cities And States Use Subjective Well-Being Metrics, Laura Musikanski, Carl Polley, Scott Cloutier, Erica Berejnoi, Julia Colbert Jan 2017

Happiness In Communities: How Neighborhoods, Cities And States Use Subjective Well-Being Metrics, Laura Musikanski, Carl Polley, Scott Cloutier, Erica Berejnoi, Julia Colbert

Journal of Social Change

This essay, the fourth and last of a series published by the Journal of Social Change, is intended as a tool for community organizers, local policy makers, researchers, students and others to incorporate subjective well-being indicators into their measurements and management of happiness and well-being in their communities, for policy purposes, for research and for other purposes. It provides case studies of community-based efforts in five different regions (São Paulo, Brazil; Bristol, United Kingdom; Melbourne, Australia; Creston, British Columbia, Canada; and Vermont, United States) that either developed their own subjective well-being index or used the Happiness Alliance’s survey instrument ...


Corporate Responsibility In Peace Building, Conflict Prevention And Development: The Role Of The Mining Sector In Ghana, Abdul Karim Issifu May 2016

Corporate Responsibility In Peace Building, Conflict Prevention And Development: The Role Of The Mining Sector In Ghana, Abdul Karim Issifu

Journal of Interdisciplinary Conflict Science

This article seeks to explore the role of the mining sector in peace building, conflict prevention and community development in Ghana. After thoroughly reviewing secondary data, including articles, books, journals, newspapers, etc., via critical document review and qualitative research approaches the research found that, there is no legal document on CSR in Ghana, yet mining companies in a free will, have executed CSR programs laying down for peace, security and development in the country. More so, this article provides a theoretical support for the Integrative theory of CSR on the basis that, the socio-economic, political, cultural and environmental needs of ...


Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness: Measuring What Matters, Laura Musikanski, Carl Polley Jan 2016

Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness: Measuring What Matters, Laura Musikanski, Carl Polley

Journal of Social Change

This essay focuses on ways in which the governments of Bhutan and the United Kingdom are measuring subjective well-being as well as on how other governments including Norway, Spain, China, Canada, and New Zealand, are exploring the development of subjective well-being indicators. It concludes with recommended actions to aid in the formation of a consistent and comparable subjective well-being indicator for use by governments globally. The third in a series for which the purpose is to provide information to grassroots activists to foster the happiness movement for a new economic paradigm, this essay builds on the previous essays, Happiness in ...


Review Of Developing Quantitative Literacy Skills In History And The Social Sciences: A Web-Based Common Core Approach By Kathleen W. Craver, Victor J. Ricchezza, H L. Vacher Jul 2015

Review Of Developing Quantitative Literacy Skills In History And The Social Sciences: A Web-Based Common Core Approach By Kathleen W. Craver, Victor J. Ricchezza, H L. Vacher

Numeracy

Kathleen W. Craver. Developing Quantitative Literacy Skills in History and Social Sciences: A Web-Based Common Core Standards Approach (Lantham MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2014). 191 pp.
ISBN 978-1-4758-1050-9 (cloth); ISBN …-1051-6 (pbk); ISBN…-1052-3 (electronic).

This book could be a breakthrough for teachers in the trenches who are interested in or need to know about quantitative literacy (QL). It is a resource providing 85 topical pieces, averaging 1.5 pages, in which a featured Web site is presented, described, and accompanied by 2-4 critical-thinking questions purposefully drawing on data from the Web site. The featured Web sites range from primary documents (e.g., All about California and the ...


Game Theory Meets The Humanities And Both Win Or Book Review: Game Theory And The Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds, By Steven J. Brams, Karl-Dieter Crisman Jan 2014

Game Theory Meets The Humanities And Both Win Or Book Review: Game Theory And The Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds, By Steven J. Brams, Karl-Dieter Crisman

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

This review discusses Brams' wide-ranging book Game Theory and the Humanities and gives some basic examples of the methodology and style, including how the Theory of Moves contributes to understanding such games.


Trends. National Security And The United States Government 2004 Federal Budget: Is It Good For Security?, Editor Feb 2003

Trends. National Security And The United States Government 2004 Federal Budget: Is It Good For Security?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the (under)funding of homeland security and defense in an Executive Branch proposal for the United States Government 2004 federal budget.


Trends. Personalities, Motivations, And Capabilities: The Iraq-North Korea Distinction, Editor Feb 2003

Trends. Personalities, Motivations, And Capabilities: The Iraq-North Korea Distinction, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses and evaluates the handling of public affairs and justifications for military intervention in Iraq by the United States Secretary of State.


Trends. Thinking On Transportation Security, Editor Jan 2003

Trends. Thinking On Transportation Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the necessity of gathering intelligence successfully to combat terrorism as it pertains to commerce.


Trends. When Governments Want Government To Change, Editor Oct 2002

Trends. When Governments Want Government To Change, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses regime change in Germany and Iraq in a political psychological context.


Thinking About Thinking In An Era Of Globalization: Implications For International Security, Editor Oct 2002

Thinking About Thinking In An Era Of Globalization: Implications For International Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies and critiques hypotheses concerning the impact of globalization on thinking and suggests consequences of thinking (reason, logic) as an epistemological tool of international security.


Trends. Zero-Sum Games And Terrorism: Israeli And Palestinian Contestants, Editor Apr 2002

Trends. Zero-Sum Games And Terrorism: Israeli And Palestinian Contestants, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The construct of the zero-sum game has several denotations in the political psychological literature on conflict.


Democracy And Violence: A Review Of "The Democratic Experience And Political Violence", Editor Aug 2001

Democracy And Violence: A Review Of "The Democratic Experience And Political Violence", Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article is a book review of The Democratic Experience and Political Violence. The book was co-edited by David Rapoport, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles and Leonard Weinberg, Foundation Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.


Trends. Colombian Rebels And Elite Interests: Rights And Wrongs On Human Rights, Editor Jul 2001

Trends. Colombian Rebels And Elite Interests: Rights And Wrongs On Human Rights, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses and analyzes the reactions of elites to rebel actions (e.g., human rights violations, other violent actions) in Colombia.


Self-Injurious Behavior As A Window To The Soul: Support For A Will To Power?, Editor Jun 2001

Self-Injurious Behavior As A Window To The Soul: Support For A Will To Power?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes a rationale for self-injurious behavior in the political world


The Mind-Body Problem: A Tuberculosis/Tobacco Example, Editor May 2001

The Mind-Body Problem: A Tuberculosis/Tobacco Example, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article illustrates two conflicts between what is, perhaps, best for the mind and best for the body.


Trends. Cognitive Dissonance And Conflation Of Patriotism And Political Advocacy: On The Secrecy Of The Intelligence Budget, Editor Apr 2001

Trends. Cognitive Dissonance And Conflation Of Patriotism And Political Advocacy: On The Secrecy Of The Intelligence Budget, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the views of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) regarding the budgeting practices of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).


Sacred Politics: Is Heaven Closed To The Wretched Of The Earth?, Editor Jul 2000

Sacred Politics: Is Heaven Closed To The Wretched Of The Earth?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the political and religious implications of a decision by the leaders of a religious institution for many of its followers and the appeal of the religion itself.


The Public Psychologies Of Terrorism: An Example From France, Editor Jul 2000

The Public Psychologies Of Terrorism: An Example From France, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes several hypothetical intrapsychic phenomena that may be activated to engender terrorist behavior after the publicization of a terrorist event.


Trends. The Attack On Mbeki: Praising Through Damning, Editor Jul 2000

Trends. The Attack On Mbeki: Praising Through Damning, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the controversial contention by President Thabo Mbeki of the Republic of South Africa that poverty and lack of health infrastructures are the causes of AIDS and HIV in Africa instead of limiting his analysis to the biological line of virus inducing disease.


Trends. Licit And Illicit Human Trafficking: The Ultimate Violation Of Human Rights, Editor Jul 2000

Trends. Licit And Illicit Human Trafficking: The Ultimate Violation Of Human Rights, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses human trafficking for economic reasons and its context.


Trends. The People's Republic Of China And Permanent Normal Trading Relations: A Run-Up And Aftermath Of More Smoke Than Fire?, Editor May 2000

Trends. The People's Republic Of China And Permanent Normal Trading Relations: A Run-Up And Aftermath Of More Smoke Than Fire?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the vote of the United States (US) House of Representatives to approve permanent normal trading relations (PTNR) with the People's Republic of China (PRC). Human rights violations are discussed.


The Political Psychology Of Embargoes: An Example From The Eritrean-Ethiopian War, Editor May 2000

The Political Psychology Of Embargoes: An Example From The Eritrean-Ethiopian War, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes psychological inferences embraced by supporters and opponents of embargoes as tools to prevent, end, or moderate political violence between nation-states.


Trends. History And The Consequences Of Political Boundaries In Africa, Editor Apr 2000

Trends. History And The Consequences Of Political Boundaries In Africa, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the inherited narrative of African political conflicts being supposedly based solely on the placement of post-colonial political boundaries.


The Global Poverty Of Shame As A Change Agent In Global Poverty, Editor Apr 2000

The Global Poverty Of Shame As A Change Agent In Global Poverty, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the problems in employing shame as a change agent in the political world.


Globalization Scripts: Dissension Among Global Actors, Editor Feb 2000

Globalization Scripts: Dissension Among Global Actors, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies conflictual cognitions about a globalizing economy that generate conflictual behaviors about this economy.


Trends. Meanwhile In Iraq: Just Say No Becomes Not Accepting Yes, Editor Mar 1999

Trends. Meanwhile In Iraq: Just Say No Becomes Not Accepting Yes, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the continuation of efforts to weaken United Nations (UN)-inspired economic sanctions against Iraq.


From The Ibpp Research Associates. Brazil: Rafael Raffaelli, Rafael Raffaelli - Universidade Federal De Santa Catarina, Katie Colberg - Global Network Initiative Feb 1999

From The Ibpp Research Associates. Brazil: Rafael Raffaelli, Rafael Raffaelli - Universidade Federal De Santa Catarina, Katie Colberg - Global Network Initiative

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article is an e-mail interview with Dr. Rafael Raffaelli who is affiliated with Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.


From The Ibpp Research Associates. Brazil: Louise Madeira, Louise Madeira Jan 1999

From The Ibpp Research Associates. Brazil: Louise Madeira, Louise Madeira

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author, a psychologist working in Brazil, discusses the Brazilian Economic Crisis.


Trends. Bailing Out Of A Bailout: The Case Of Brazil, Editor Nov 1998

Trends. Bailing Out Of A Bailout: The Case Of Brazil, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses international bailouts that are dependent on behavioral promises.