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The Military Genogram: A Solution-Focused Approach For Resiliency Building In Service Members And Their Families, Eugenia Weiss, Jose Coll, Jennifer Gerbauer, Kate Smiley, Ed Carillo 2010 University of Southern California, Irvine, CA

The Military Genogram: A Solution-Focused Approach For Resiliency Building In Service Members And Their Families, Eugenia Weiss, Jose Coll, Jennifer Gerbauer, Kate Smiley, Ed Carillo

School of Social Work Faculty Publications and Presentations

In recent decades, it has become evident among mental health practitioners that the military is a unique culture that is comprised of distinct ethics, core values, codes of conduct, and strict hierarchical roles. In light of the war in Afghanistan and the war in Iraq, veterans and their families are seeking mental health services due to a variety of psychosocial issues; however, mental health practitioners are lacking military-specific knowledge in understanding individuals within the military subculture. In addition, they are ill-equipped with interventions aimed at supporting the military family. Historically, the genogram has been an effective tool in delineating intergenerational ...


The Physical And The Virtual: The Relationship Between Library As Place And Electronic Collections, Jennifer Gerke, Jack M. Maness 2010 University of Colorado, Boulder

The Physical And The Virtual: The Relationship Between Library As Place And Electronic Collections, Jennifer Gerke, Jack M. Maness

University Libraries: Faculty Scholarship

A statistical analysis of responses to a LibQUAL+™ survey at the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB) was conducted to investigate factors related to patrons’ satisfaction with electronic collections. It was found that a respondent’s discipline was not related to his or her satisfaction with the Libraries’ electronic collection, nor was the frequency with which the respondent used the Libraries’ facilities or used commercial search engines. The factors significantly related to users’ satisfaction with electronic collections were the frequency with which they used the Libraries’ Web site, and, most interestingly, the physical library they most often visited.


A Boyfriend To Die For: Edward Cullen As Compensated Psychopath In Stephanie Meyer’S Twilight, Debra Merskin 2009 University of Oregon

A Boyfriend To Die For: Edward Cullen As Compensated Psychopath In Stephanie Meyer’S Twilight, Debra Merskin

Debra Merskin

This article is an analysis of the teen-targeted vampire novel Twilight. The series and related merchandise have been a runaway financial success. Illustrative quotes from Twilight are presented according to Guggenbühl-Craig’s concept of the “compensated psychopath” (CP)—an individual who approaches the psychological extreme of psychopathy but is able to pass for functional in society. The author argues the lead male character Edward Cullen is a CP and that the representation is problematic. The book’s main female character, Bella Swan, becomes completely dependent on Edward, desires him in part because he seems unattainable, and is willing to die ...


March 12, 2010 - Staff Meeting Agenda, 2009 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

March 12, 2010 - Staff Meeting Agenda

ALEC Committee Minutes

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The Post-Nuclear Family And The Depoliticization Of Unplanned Pregnancy In Juno, Knocked Up, And Waitress, Kristen Hoerl, Casey R. Kelly, Kristen Hoerl, Casey R. Kelly 2009 Butler University

The Post-Nuclear Family And The Depoliticization Of Unplanned Pregnancy In Juno, Knocked Up, And Waitress, Kristen Hoerl, Casey R. Kelly, Kristen Hoerl, Casey R. Kelly

Kristen Hoerl

This essay explores three films from 2007, Knocked Up, Juno, and Waitress, which foreground young women's unplanned pregnancies. These movies depoliticize women's reproduction and motherhood through narratives that rearticulate the meaning of choice. Bypassing the subject of abortion, the women's decisions revolve around their choice of heterosexual partners and investment in romantic relationships. Although they question the viability of the nuclear family for single pregnant women, these films represent new iterations of post-feminism that ultimately restore conservative ideas that valorize pregnancy and motherhood as women's imperatives. We conclude by addressing how these movies present a distorted ...


Creating Supportive Clinical Learning Environments: An Intervention Study, Amanda Henderson, Michelle Twentyman, Emma Eaton, Debra Creedy, Peta Stapleton, Belinda Lloyd 2009 Princess Alexandra Hospital

Creating Supportive Clinical Learning Environments: An Intervention Study, Amanda Henderson, Michelle Twentyman, Emma Eaton, Debra Creedy, Peta Stapleton, Belinda Lloyd

Peta B. Stapleton

Aim. To assess the impact of an intervention aimed to build capacity of registered nurses to enhance the clinical learning environment for undergraduate nursing students. Workplace learning is vital for the development of skills, attributes and knowledge of student nurses. Registered nurses need to be appropriately prepared to maximise student learning during clinical placement.

Background. The quality of student learning during clinical practicum is largely dependent on interactions with ward staff.

Design. A quasi-experimental design.

Method. Measurement of students’ perceptions of the psycho social learning environment during and outside of the intervention period was used to evaluate the capacity building ...


Preliminary Findings From The New Leaders For New Schools Evaluation, Paul Heaton 2009 Rand Corporation

Preliminary Findings From The New Leaders For New Schools Evaluation, Paul Heaton

Paul Heaton

Effective school leadership is widely seen as a key determinant of student achievement, yet it remains unclear what constitutes an effective principal. To address the need to develop new principals to lead urban schools, the New Leaders for New Schools organization was established with the goal of ensuring high academic achievement for all students by attracting, preparing, and supporting leaders for urban public schools. This working paper presents preliminary findings on the impact of attending a school led by a K-8 school led by a New Leader. Using longitudinal student-level data collected from the six cities in which New Leaders ...


The Effects Of The Affordable Care Act On Workers' Health Insurance Coverage, Christine Eibner, Peter Hussey, Federico Girosi 2009 Selected Works

The Effects Of The Affordable Care Act On Workers' Health Insurance Coverage, Christine Eibner, Peter Hussey, Federico Girosi

Christine Eibner

No abstract provided.


Shooting On A Moving Target: Explaining European Bank Rates During The Interwar Period, Kirsten Wandschneider 2009 Occidental College

Shooting On A Moving Target: Explaining European Bank Rates During The Interwar Period, Kirsten Wandschneider

Kirsten Wandschneider

This paper describes the monetary policy response of countries during the inter-war period. How did central banks react to the Great Depression? How did countries balance the externals demands of the gold standard with domestic policy pressures? What was the optimal level of international policy coordination? We use weekly data over the period 1925-1936 to estimate central bank rate reaction functions for a panel of 22 countries during the inter-war gold standard. The estimates suggest to us changing objectives for monetary policy. Countries moved away from the sole objective of convertibility and towards a more ‘modern’ monetary policy based on ...


Searching Savvy On The Internet, Amanda Izenstark 2009 University of Rhode Island

Searching Savvy On The Internet, Amanda Izenstark

Amanda Izenstark

Provides an overview of techniques and exercises for developing an understanding of search engine functionality and comparing search engine features. Information on searching for relevant blog content and monitoring blogs using an RSS feed readers is also included. Details about the book are available at http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2889.


Using Photography To Capture The Essence Of Home Environments, Terri Lewinson 2009 Georgia State University

Using Photography To Capture The Essence Of Home Environments, Terri Lewinson

Terri Lewinson

No abstract provided.


Lifting Without Seeing: The Role Of Vision In Perceiving And Acting Upon The Size Weight Illusion, Gavin Buckingham, Melvyn Goodale 2009 The University of Western Ontario

Lifting Without Seeing: The Role Of Vision In Perceiving And Acting Upon The Size Weight Illusion, Gavin Buckingham, Melvyn Goodale

Gavin Buckingham

BACKGROUND: Our expectations of an object's heaviness not only drive our fingertip forces, but also our perception of heaviness. This effect is highlighted by the classic size-weight illusion (SWI), where different-sized objects of identical mass feel different weights. Here, we examined whether these expectations are sufficient to induce the SWI in a single wooden cube when lifted without visual feedback, by varying the size of the object seen prior to the lift.

METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Participants, who believed that they were lifting the same object that they had just seen, reported that the weight of the single, standard-sized cube ...


This Is A Test, A Teng 2009 University of California, Davis

This Is A Test, A Teng

A S Teng

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Caution, The Use Of Humor May Lead To Confusion: Evaluation Of A Video Podcast Of The Midwest Teen Sex Show, Michelle Campo, Natoshia Askelson 2009 University of Iowa

Caution, The Use Of Humor May Lead To Confusion: Evaluation Of A Video Podcast Of The Midwest Teen Sex Show, Michelle Campo, Natoshia Askelson

Michelle L. Campo

Web sites about sexual health lack the interactivity, humor, and “viral” nature required to attract young adults. The Midwest Teen Sex Show (www.midwestteensexshow.com) is an interactive, humor-based Web site that provides sexual health information to young adults. One episode from the Web site was shown to six focus groups of young women, ages 18–30. Women found it funny, but some were offended or confused. Women were unable to differentiate between facts and humor; however, women could identify the key messages. Most women reported they would think about it later, visit the Web site, and share it with ...


What Is Indian Art?, Gwen Sharp, Lisa Wade 2009 Occidental College

What Is Indian Art?, Gwen Sharp, Lisa Wade

Lisa Wade

No abstract provided.


Advocacy And Workplace Diversity, Janice Simmons-Welburn 2009 Marquette University

Advocacy And Workplace Diversity, Janice Simmons-Welburn

Janice Welburn

No abstract provided.


"Introduction", Chris Hebdon 2009 Yale University

"Introduction", Chris Hebdon

Chris Hebdon

The Energy Reader presents a series of readings that examine the energy problem from an anthropological perspective and look at energy holistically, including social and cultural components and long term implications for global and social environmental change.

Brings a unique critical approach to the problem of energy and its complexity

Presents the topic as both a human and a technological problem, differentiating long-term perspectives from short term fixes

Includes coverage of the politics of energy, the protection of future generations, the avoidance of dangerous waste products, efficiency, resilience, and democratic relevance

Features selections drawn from the work of physicists, economists ...


Mix It Up: Popular Culture, Mass Media, And Society, David Grazian 2009 University of Pennsylvania

Mix It Up: Popular Culture, Mass Media, And Society, David Grazian

David Grazian

No abstract provided.


Robust Placement Of Sensors In Dynamic Water Distribution Systems, Jianhua Xu, Michael Johnson, Paul Fischbeck, Mitchell Small, Jeanne VanBriesen 2009 University of Massachusetts - Boston

Robust Placement Of Sensors In Dynamic Water Distribution Systems, Jianhua Xu, Michael Johnson, Paul Fischbeck, Mitchell Small, Jeanne Vanbriesen

Michael P. Johnson

Designing a robust sensor network to detect accidental contaminants in water distribution systems is a challenge given the uncertain nature of the contamination events (what, how much, when, where and for how long) and the dynamic nature of water distribution systems (driven by the random consumption of consumers). We formulate a set of scenario-based minimax and minimax regret models in order to provide robust sensor-placement schemes that perform well under all realizable contamination scenarios, and thus protect water consumers. Single-and multi objective versions of these models are then applied to a real water distribution system. A heuristic solution method is ...


Integrating Information Behaviour And Information Literacy During Academic Tasks: A Comparative Study Of Japanese And Canadian Undergraduate Students In Canadian Universities, Yusuke Fitzgibbons, J Bartlett 2009 Edith Cowan University

Integrating Information Behaviour And Information Literacy During Academic Tasks: A Comparative Study Of Japanese And Canadian Undergraduate Students In Canadian Universities, Yusuke Fitzgibbons, J Bartlett

Yusuke Fitzgibbons (Ishimura)

No abstract provided.


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