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From Canter To Cantor: Negotiating Constraints, And The Perceptions Of Elitism In Serious Leisure Pursuits : The Experiences Of A High Performing Athlete And Artist, Lorraine O'Neill 2010 Edith Cowan University

From Canter To Cantor: Negotiating Constraints, And The Perceptions Of Elitism In Serious Leisure Pursuits : The Experiences Of A High Performing Athlete And Artist, Lorraine O'Neill

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Everyone experiences leisure differently but, for people who excel in a chosen field, a hobby can become a serious goal-oriented leisure pursuit. Many talented people, however, fail to reach their leisure goals due to constraints. This study explored individual life experiences of serious leisure participants. It focused on the lived experiences of individual event [horse] riders and opera singers who successfully negotiated their constraints, enabling them to reach their high performance goals.

The purpose of this study was to explore positive personal strategies that individuals used to negotiate constraints in serious leisure. This was done by exploring intrapersonal, interpersonal and ...


Rewiring Head And Heart : An Investigation Into The Efficacy Of A Clinical Psychotherapeutic Modality For The Treatment Of Depression, Genevieve Milnes 2010 Edith Cowan University

Rewiring Head And Heart : An Investigation Into The Efficacy Of A Clinical Psychotherapeutic Modality For The Treatment Of Depression, Genevieve Milnes

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

This is a presentation of the psychotherapeutic treatment modality, „Rewiring Head & Heart (Rewiring)‟ that combines cognitive therapy (“head”) with psychodynamic exercises (“heart”) into an evidence-based clinical treatment modality for use by therapists. This study extends previous research conducted by Milnes (1998). Descriptions of the origins of the treatment modality, the underpinning theoretical framework, and practical application in the Rewiring Manual are followed by an empirical investigation of its efficacy on a sample of adults with depressed mood, before discussing case studies and issues of clinical application of Rewiring. Rewiring consists of two contributing elements – Cognitive Fluency (CF) and Psychodynamic Therapy ...


Consuming Online Communities : Computer Operating Systems, Identity And Resistance, Gregory C. Stratton 2010 Edith Cowan University

Consuming Online Communities : Computer Operating Systems, Identity And Resistance, Gregory C. Stratton

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

A defining feature of the modern era of computer technologies has been a massive reliance upon the mass consumption of personal operating system software. Currently three products dominate how the world experiences computer operating system – Microsoft‘s Windows, Apple‘s Mac, and Linux. The near monopoly held by Windows has been a crucial enabler of the ICT revolution, while the small but significant markets held by Mac and Linux provide alternatives to Windows monoculture. Aside from their technical differences each offers distinct examples of modern-day branding, with individuals forming communities in which members signify their allegiance with these products. This ...


Upward Mobility -- A Study Of Barriers Encountered And Strategies Employed By Assistant Principals Aspiring To Be Principals, Todd Calvert Davidson 2010 College of William & Mary - School of Education

Upward Mobility -- A Study Of Barriers Encountered And Strategies Employed By Assistant Principals Aspiring To Be Principals, Todd Calvert Davidson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

American social culture had a long-prevailing ideology that minorities were inferior to their Caucasian counterparts. Clearly, though, integration reflected an acknowledgement that racial equity and equality could and should be achieved in the composition of schools. In the last 40 years, as a profession and individually, educators have shifted from concerns about removing legal constraints or policy barriers based on race or gender to issues of equity and access to opportunity for advancement to the site-based leadership position called the principal.;This study use Marshall's typologies of the (1992) plateaued assistant principal, shafted assistant principal, and the assistant principal ...


The Spectacle Of Citizenship: Halftones, Print Media, And Constructing Americanness, 1880--1940, Sarah Lucinda Grunder 2010 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

The Spectacle Of Citizenship: Halftones, Print Media, And Constructing Americanness, 1880--1940, Sarah Lucinda Grunder

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Advances in photography and conceptions of national identity proceeded side by side during the nineteenth century. The introduction of halftone reproductions marks the beginning of an information revolution and is an important moment not only in media history, but in studies of nineteenth and twentieth century cultural history and studies of national identity. Visual representation of differences between people and places was one means by which people identified and validated Americans' belonging because photographs were infused with authority: they seemed to be truthful, to provide infallible evidence of events and of people. as the nineteenth century gave way to the ...


Buck-Horned Snakes And Possum Women: Non-White Folkore, Antebellum *Southern Literature, And Interracial Cultural Exchange, John Douglas Miller 2010 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

Buck-Horned Snakes And Possum Women: Non-White Folkore, Antebellum *Southern Literature, And Interracial Cultural Exchange, John Douglas Miller

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The antebellum American South was a site of continual human mobility and social fluidity. This cultivated a pattern of cultural exchange between black, indigenous, and white Southerners, especially in the Old Southwest, making the region a cultural borderland as well as a geographical one. This environment resulted in the creolization of many aspects of life in the region. to date, the literature of the Old South has yet to be studied in this context. This project traces the diffusion of African-American and Native American culture in white-authored Southern texts.;For instance, textual evidence in Old Southwestern Humor reveals a pattern ...


Building Efficient Wireless Infrastructures For Pervasive Computing Environments, Bo Sheng 2010 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

Building Efficient Wireless Infrastructures For Pervasive Computing Environments, Bo Sheng

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Pervasive computing is an emerging concept that thoroughly brings computing devices and the consequent technology into people's daily life and activities. Most of these computing devices are very small, sometimes even "invisible", and often embedded into the objects surrounding people. In addition, these devices usually are not isolated, but networked with each other through wireless channels so that people can easily control and access them. In the architecture of pervasive computing systems, these small and networked computing devices form a wireless infrastructure layer to support various functionalities in the upper application layer.;In practical applications, the wireless infrastructure often ...


An Interoperable And Secure Architecture For Internet-Scale Decentralized Personal Communication, David Alan Bryan 2010 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

An Interoperable And Secure Architecture For Internet-Scale Decentralized Personal Communication, David Alan Bryan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Interpersonal network communications, including Voice over IP (VoIP) and Instant Messaging (IM), are increasingly popular communications tools. However, systems to date have generally adopted a client-server model, requiring complex centralized infrastructure, or have not adhered to any VoIP or IM standard. Many deployment scenarios either require no central equipment, or due to unique properties of the deployment, are limited or rendered unattractive by central servers. to address these scenarios, we present a solution based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) standard, utilizing a decentralized Peer-to-Peer (P2P) mechanism to distribute data. Our new approach, P2PSIP, enables users to communicate with minimal ...


Flying Under The Radar With The Royal Chicano Air Force: The Ongoing Politics Of Space And Ethnic Identity, Ella Maria Diaz 2010 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

Flying Under The Radar With The Royal Chicano Air Force: The Ongoing Politics Of Space And Ethnic Identity, Ella Maria Diaz

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation explores the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), a Chicano/a arts collective that produced numerous murals in Sacramento, CA, for over forty years. Grounded in Mexican and US aesthetic traditions, their murals reflect cultural hybridity and re-imagine US history through a Chicano/a perspective. Many of their works were and are located in Sacramento's Chicano/a barrios, while others occupy interethnic, public space in the vicinity of the State Capitol. By encoding hidden Chicano/a iconographies within each mural, the RCAF offers what scholar Alicia Gaspar de Alba calls "alter-Native" narratives of American history because they posit ...


Heavy Metal Archaeology: A N Examination Of Lead's Significance For The Interpretation Of Archaeological Bone, Peter andrew Regan 2010 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

Heavy Metal Archaeology: A N Examination Of Lead's Significance For The Interpretation Of Archaeological Bone, Peter Andrew Regan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"To Learn The Trade Of A Potter": Apprenticeship, Emulation, And Deviance In The Wachovian Tradition, Jessica Lauren Taylor 2010 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

"To Learn The Trade Of A Potter": Apprenticeship, Emulation, And Deviance In The Wachovian Tradition, Jessica Lauren Taylor

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Possible Regulatory Effects Of Coalition Computations On The Mu Rhythm, Kyle Timothy Gagnon 2010 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

Possible Regulatory Effects Of Coalition Computations On The Mu Rhythm, Kyle Timothy Gagnon

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Aging And Cognitive Control: Discriminating Stimulus From Response Deficits Of Attention, Kathryn A. Holt 2010 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

Aging And Cognitive Control: Discriminating Stimulus From Response Deficits Of Attention, Kathryn A. Holt

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Cumulative Risk Experience And Violence Exposure On Children's Prosocial Behaviors, Lauren Aaron 2010 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

The Effects Of Cumulative Risk Experience And Violence Exposure On Children's Prosocial Behaviors, Lauren Aaron

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"The Chills" As A Psychological Response: Affective Composition, Trait Antecedents, And Factor Structure, Laura Anne Maruskin 2010 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

"The Chills" As A Psychological Response: Affective Composition, Trait Antecedents, And Factor Structure, Laura Anne Maruskin

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Environmental Hypocrisy--Or Environmental Quota?, Peter Bernard Sadza 2010 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

Environmental Hypocrisy--Or Environmental Quota?, Peter Bernard Sadza

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The 2008 Election: Prior Belief Strength, Cognitive Dissonance, And Voter Reactions, Elicia Chelsey Lair 2010 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

The 2008 Election: Prior Belief Strength, Cognitive Dissonance, And Voter Reactions, Elicia Chelsey Lair

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Awareness And Accessibility Of Environmental Information In Nigeria: Evidence From Delta State, Yemisi T. Babalola, Akinola D. Babalola, Faith O. Okhale 2010 Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State

Awareness And Accessibility Of Environmental Information In Nigeria: Evidence From Delta State, Yemisi T. Babalola, Akinola D. Babalola, Faith O. Okhale

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Environmental awareness is a pre-condition for environment-friendly behaviour and sustainable environment; proper awareness of environment related issues is therefore pertinent. This study examined awareness and accessibility of environmental information in Nigeria with specific reference to Warri Central Local Government Area of Delta state. Data were collected with a structured questionnaire from 140 respondents using the simple random sampling technique and analyzed with descriptive statistics. The results showed that many of the respondents are aware that soil erosion, oil spillage and pipeline vandalization are sources of environmental problems but they are not aware of the ecological impact of domestic activities like ...


Libraries Build Autonomy: A Philosophical Perspective On The Social Role Of Libraries And Librarians, Audrey Barbakoff 2010 University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Libraries Build Autonomy: A Philosophical Perspective On The Social Role Of Libraries And Librarians, Audrey Barbakoff

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

An important, overlooked moral contribution of libraries and librarians to the community is the provision of support for autonomy. Philosophers have long considered autonomy a primary moral value, essential to living a flourishing life. Although library scholarship has not often engaged deeply with the philosophical discourse surrounding autonomy, libraries and librarians are uniquely positioned to enact many of the methods for encouraging it. By considering the moral significance of library services as autonomy-building activities, libraries and librarians can provide a valuable social support for their communities, individual users, and ultimately themselves.


Libraries And Education For Peace In Pakistan, Rubina Bhatti 2010 The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Libraries And Education For Peace In Pakistan, Rubina Bhatti

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper explores the role of all kinds of libraries (school, college, university, public and national) in promoting education for peace. This paper investigates how libraries can play their part in peace building in Pakistani society. The methodology is a review of the related literature and informal discussion with educationists, psychologists, sociologists, library professionals and other society members. Extensive discussion with international participants from various countries was also conducted during the International Conference in India in February, 2010. It concluded that libraries, by organising, seminar, conferences, book displays, fairs and exhibitions can create an environment where conflict and relationships may ...


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