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Understanding The Female Conceptualization Of Sexual Addiction And The Role Of Addiction Treatment, Megan Douglass 2010 University of Central Florida

Understanding The Female Conceptualization Of Sexual Addiction And The Role Of Addiction Treatment, Megan Douglass

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Beginning with the diagnosis of nymphomania in the 19th Century, there has been widespread and continued interest across the mental health and bio-medical realm of what constitutes normality of female sexual behavior, and of the boundary at which sexual desire is deemed to be excessive, and thus abnormal. However, research questions that specifically investigate the subjective female voice and perspective in considerations of so-called hypersexuality or sex addiction remain understudied. This research project proposes to examine the cultural pathways and systemic foundations which have historically in the West problematized female sexuality by investigating women's own perceptions of sexual addiction ...


Ua12/8 Annual Report, WKU Police 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua12/8 Annual Report, Wku Police

WKU Archives Records

A statement of current campus policies regarding procedures for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus and policies concerning the institution's response to such reports.


A Pseudo-Bayesian Model In Financial Decision Making With Implications To Market Volatility, Under- And Overreaction, Kin Lam, Taisheng Liu, Wing Keung Wong 2010 Hong Kong Baptist University

A Pseudo-Bayesian Model In Financial Decision Making With Implications To Market Volatility, Under- And Overreaction, Kin Lam, Taisheng Liu, Wing Keung Wong

Department of Economics Journal Articles

This paper develops a model of weight assignments using a pseudo-Bayesian approach that reflects investors’ behavioral biases. In this parsimonious model of investor sentiment, weights induced by investors’ conservative and representative heuristics are assigned to observations of the earning shocks of stock prices. Such weight assignments enable us to provide a quantitative link between some market anomalies and investors’ behavioral biases. The seriousness of an anomaly can be quantitatively assessed by investigating into its dependency on weights. New results other than the short-run underreaction and long-run overreaction can be derived and new hypotheses can be formed.


Gains From Diversification On Convex Combinations: A Majorization And Stochastic Dominance Approach, Martin Egozcue, Wing Keung Wong 2010 Hong Kong Baptist University

Gains From Diversification On Convex Combinations: A Majorization And Stochastic Dominance Approach, Martin Egozcue, Wing Keung Wong

Department of Economics Journal Articles

By incorporating both majorization theory and stochastic dominance theory, this paper presents a general theory and a unifying framework for determining the diversification preferences of risk-averse investors and conditions under which they would unanimously judge a particular asset to be superior. In particular, we develop a theory for comparing the preferences of different convex combinations of assets that characterize a portfolio to give higher expected utility by second-order stochastic dominance. Our findings also provide an additional methodology for determining the second-order stochastic dominance efficient set.


Postmodernism, Processing, And The Profession: Towards A Theoretical Reading Of Minimal Standars, Melanie Griffin 2010 University of South Florida

Postmodernism, Processing, And The Profession: Towards A Theoretical Reading Of Minimal Standars, Melanie Griffin

Special Collections Faculty and Staff Publications

While the ramifications of minimal standards processing for practice are well-documented, the theoretical questions which Greene and Meissner's 2005 article "More Product, Less Process" raises are not. This article seeks to address the broader ideological and theoretical questions involved in recent minimal standards processing recommendations through analysis of Greene and Meissner’s original article and the immediate responses and case studies which it generated, in order to relate this body of literature to theory-driven notions of archival administration.4 By identifying theoretical issues in writings on MPLP rather than focusing on practice alone, it is possible to move beyond ...


How Rewarding Is Technical Analysis? Evidence From Singapore Stock Market, Wing Keung Wong, Meher Manzur, Boon-Kiat Chew 2010 Hong Kong Baptist University

How Rewarding Is Technical Analysis? Evidence From Singapore Stock Market, Wing Keung Wong, Meher Manzur, Boon-Kiat Chew

Department of Economics Journal Articles

This paper focuses on the role of technical analysis in signalling the timing of stock market entry and exit. Test statistics are introduced to test the performance of the most established of the trend followers, the Moving Average, and the most frequently used counter-trend indicator, the Relative Strength Index. Using Singapore data, the results indicate that the indicators can be used to generate significantly positive return. It is found that member firms of Singapore Stock Exchange (SES) tend to enjoy substantial profits by applying technical indicators. This could be the reason why most member firms do have their own trading ...


Changes In Energy Intensiveness Of Hong Kong Economy, 1995–2007, Larry C. H. Chow 2010 Hong Kong Baptist University

Changes In Energy Intensiveness Of Hong Kong Economy, 1995–2007, Larry C. H. Chow

Department of Geography Journal Articles

The growth of Primary Energy Requirements (PER) slackened appreciably since the late 1990s in Hong Kong while Final Energy Requirements (FER) actually declined. Yet GDP continued to grow at a respectable average annual growth rate during the period, leading to a drastic drop in the energy intensiveness of the economy. The article analyzed the factors that contributed to the emergence of the above phenomena and discussed its consequences. The factors that led to the drop in energy intensiveness with respect to FER includes the rising electrification of the fuel mix, improvements in energy end-use efficiency (partly induced by government policy ...


Online Health Information Seeking Behavior In Hong Kong: An Exploratory Study, Yuk Yee Yan 2010 Hong Kong Baptist University

Online Health Information Seeking Behavior In Hong Kong: An Exploratory Study, Yuk Yee Yan

Department of Geography Journal Articles

This is an exploratory study that described the prevalence and patterns of internet health information seeking in Hong Kong. A convenient sample of 443 individuals completed the questionnaires. Only 44% (N = 195) of the respondents were identified as health surfers. Health surfers tended to be younger females (age group 20–29) and have higher education. Digital divide was evident by age and education. Professional health sites (78.0%) were the majority sites visited. Health topics searched ranged from women’s/men’s health to chronic diseases such as heart diseases, cancer and diabetes. Over 60% considered online health information useful ...


Library Annual Report, 2010 Georgia Southern University

Library Annual Report

Library Annual Reports

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Auditory Working Memory: Contributions Of Lateral Prefrontal Cortex And Acetylcholine In Non-Human Primates, Bethany Joy Plakke Anderson 2010 University of Iowa

Auditory Working Memory: Contributions Of Lateral Prefrontal Cortex And Acetylcholine In Non-Human Primates, Bethany Joy Plakke Anderson

Theses and Dissertations

Traditionally, working memory and its neural underpinnings have been studied in the visual domain. A rich and diverse amount of research has investigated the lateral prefrontal cortex (lPFC) as a primary area for visual working memory, while another line of research has found the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) to be involved. This dissertation used auditory cues and found similar patterns of activity for processing auditory working memory information within a task compared to visual working memory processes. The first two experimental chapters demonstrated that the cholinergic system is involved in auditory working memory in a comparable fashion to its role in ...


Philanthropy, Evaluation, Accountability, And Social Change, John Bare 2010 The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Philanthropy, Evaluation, Accountability, And Social Change, John Bare

The Foundation Review

· Many foundations have substituted process accountability for accountability for contributing to social change.

· While process accountability is important, it sets a floor, not an aspirational ceiling.

· There are tools—such as risk analysis, systems approaches, and game theory—that can help philanthropy engage in work on complex social problems that cannot be deconstructed into a series of small, linear projects.

· Seeking to extend basic human rights to more individuals around the world, seeking to reduce racism in a given city, or seeking to change publichealth norms in small town—all of these aspirations require first a willingness to take on ...


Turning Toward Place, Space, And Time, Edward L. Ayers 2010 University of Richmond

Turning Toward Place, Space, And Time, Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

A critical geography and a new historicism have reoriented many humanists and social science disciplines. Like the spatial turn, the temporal turn now grounds the analysis of everything from literature to sociology in new kinds of contexts. The exciting challenge before us now is integrating those new perspectives, taking advantage of what they have to teach us.


Learning-Circle Partnerships And The Evaluation Of A Boundary-Crossing Leadership Initiative In Health, Claire Reinelt, Dianne Yamashiro-Omi, Deborah Meehan 2010 Leadership Learning Community

Learning-Circle Partnerships And The Evaluation Of A Boundary-Crossing Leadership Initiative In Health, Claire Reinelt, Dianne Yamashiro-Omi, Deborah Meehan

The Foundation Review

· Leadership development approaches that are focused on individual knowledge and skill development do not suit the leadership needs of lowincome communities and communities of color in addressing the multiple factors that influence health disparities.

· Boundary-crossing leadership is rooted in a socialjustice perspective and seeks to address the isolation and fragmentation faced by those who are working to address systemic inequities.

· A multicultural approach to evaluation honors different ways of knowing, recognizes that groups have different learning questions, acknowledges and addresses power dynamics that exist between funders and grantees, and ensures that evaluation is culturally relevant and constructive for communities.

· Learning-circle ...


Constructing Collaborative Success For Network Learning: The Story Of The Discovery Community Self-Assessment Tool, Angela Frusciante, Carmen Siberon 2010 William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

Constructing Collaborative Success For Network Learning: The Story Of The Discovery Community Self-Assessment Tool, Angela Frusciante, Carmen Siberon

The Foundation Review

· Despite conversations about the importance of community collaboration, foundations continue to struggle with how to best frame and support collaborative success.

· Existing tools to assess collaboration may not fit with either a foundation’s values or a specific program strategy.

· From a foundation perspective, developing a community self-assessment tool reinforced the idea that collaborative functioning is crucial and deserves attention.

· This article shares a story of the development and initial use of the Discovery Community Self-Assessment Tool as a process of social construction critical to collective action and a possible indicator of network learning.


Philanthropy: Are We A Profession? Should We Be?, Karl Stauber 2010 Danville Regional Foundation

Philanthropy: Are We A Profession? Should We Be?, Karl Stauber

The Foundation Review

· When philanthropy is assessed against seven standards for what constitutes a profession, it meets only 3 of them.

· Questions remain about the core concepts of the field, and how the field builds and disseminates knowledge.

· There is much discussion about “scientific philanthropy,” but the inability to answer these questions limits the field’s ability to function scientifically.

· Wisdom, rigor, and learning may be better approaches to philanthropy that a scientific approach.


Foundation Evaluation Startup: A Pause For Reflection, Jill M. Yegian 2010 California HealthCare Foundation

Foundation Evaluation Startup: A Pause For Reflection, Jill M. Yegian

The Foundation Review

· This article reports on the accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned in creating a new Department of Research and Evaluation at the California HealthCare Foundation.

· Different tools were developed to address each of three key areas: performance assessment, organizational learning, and program evaluation.

· These new processes and tools have been wellreceived by both staff and the board, and have become increasingly important as resources become more scarce, making understanding and maximizing the impact of investments even more critical.

· Fostering a culture of evaluative inquiry in a fast-paced, payout-oriented environment is a significant challenge – program staff often feels pressured to move on ...


The Development Of A Video Task Of Remedial Behaviour To Use In Communication Training Of Health Professionals With Specific Reference To Open Disclosure Practice, Dianne McKillop, Alfred Allan, Julian Dooley 2010 Edith Cowan University

The Development Of A Video Task Of Remedial Behaviour To Use In Communication Training Of Health Professionals With Specific Reference To Open Disclosure Practice, Dianne Mckillop, Alfred Allan, Julian Dooley

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

The National Open Disclosure Standard requires health professionals (hereafter professionals) to disclose errors in the course of their practice. There is, however, evidence that some professionals are reluctant to do so because they are uncertain about how to engage in open disclosure communications in general and, specifically, how to do it in a legally appropriate manner. One way of addressing this problem is to train professionals in disclosing errors to patients and their families in ways that meet their psychological needs as well as the legal requirements. Although preferable, the comprehensive training of all professionals in appropriate open disclosure practices ...


Interpreter-Mediated Neuropsychological Testing Of Monolingual Spanish Speakers: Does It Have An Effect On Test Scores?, Rachel Nichole Casas 2010 University of Iowa

Interpreter-Mediated Neuropsychological Testing Of Monolingual Spanish Speakers: Does It Have An Effect On Test Scores?, Rachel Nichole Casas

Theses and Dissertations

Nearly 13.8 million Hispanics in the United States speak English "less than very well." This has important implications for the field of clinical neuropsychology. Patients who do not speak English fluently are being increasingly referred for neuropsychological services, and many of these individuals are assessed with the aid of language interpreters. However, whether or how the use of an interpreter has an effect on neuropsychological test scores is not known. For lack of a better alternative, it generally is assumed that the test data obtained through an interpreter are a valid indication of the patient's cognitive functioning, but ...


A Revival Of The Music Conspectus: A Multi-Dimensional Assessment For The Score Collection, Katie Lai 2010 Hong Kong Baptist University

A Revival Of The Music Conspectus: A Multi-Dimensional Assessment For The Score Collection, Katie Lai

Library Journal Articles

With an innovative use of the Music Conspectus, the Hong Kong Baptist University Library conducted a score collection assessment to identify not only the strengths and weaknesses of the collection, but also problems with the choice of score publishers and formats arisen in the acquisitions process. Because of its flexible application, this modified Music Conspectus can be easily adopted by libraries of all sizes and libraries that use any classification system. This article provides detailed description of the techniques used and highlights findings, benefits received and actions done following the project.


Free Stuff Is Good! It's Quick And Simple To Enhance Your Libguides With Free Web 2.0 Applications, Katie Lai 2010 Hong Kong Baptist University

Free Stuff Is Good! It's Quick And Simple To Enhance Your Libguides With Free Web 2.0 Applications, Katie Lai

Library Journal Articles

No abstract provided.


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