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Renunciation and Non-Renunciation in Indian Films
This article reviews the renunciation and non-renunciation in Indian films. Renunciation is one of the most widely studied subjects among Indic traditions. The image of a half-naked ascetic with a stick in one hand and a begging bowl in other has captured the attention of scholars more often than the mundane householder. Whereas the ascetic captured the imagination with his (and sometimes her) individualistic spirit rebelling against the maligned caste hierarchy, the householder has been seen as a poor creature living a routine life according to the rules dictated by the caste (varna) and the stage in life (ashrama). The author reviews several films to analyze the portrayal of ascetics and householders, but cannot claim that the review is encyclopedic because there are so many films with variations on this theme. All of the films introduced here were made by Indian filmmakers except for two Hollywood films, the Householder (1963) and Siddhartha (1972), that were filmed in India with an Indian cast and story.
Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners
This article discusses dharmic ecology.
Three Important Things to Consider When Starting Intervention for a Child Diagnosed with Autism
This article discusses important things to consider when starting an intervention for a child diagnosed with autism. The authors discuss questions that one should ask before beginning such an undertaking and important things to consider after the first year of intervention.
Teaching and Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism: "Necessity is the Mother of Invention"
This article discusses applied behavior analysis and autism. Professionals on both international and national levels who work with children with autism are expressing the need for graduate-level training in applied behaviour analysis. The implementation of effective instruction in higher education for professionals working with children with autism and their families is a complex undertaking: the learner needs to acquire an understanding of the principles and procedures of applied behaviour analysis and also adopt this knowledge to the learning prerequisites of individuals with autism. In this paper, the authors outline some current thinking about adult education and blended learning technologies and then describe and illustrate with examples emerging possibilities of multimedia technology in the development of teaching materials. We conclude that synergies between graduate-level curriculum requirements, knowledge of adult learning, and communication technology are necessary to establish comprehensive learning environments for professionals who specialize in autism intervention.
The Effects of a Supportive Communication Training Workshop on the Verbal Behavior of Behavior Analysis
Article on the effects of a supportive communication training workshop on the verbal behavior of behavior analysts.
Emerging Opportunities in Higher Education: Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism
This article discusses applying behavior analysis to autism.
The Development of Interests in Children with Autism: A Method to Establish Baselines for Analyses and Evaluation
This article discusses development of interests in children with autism.
Cultural Memory and Heirloom Seeds: The Foundation of Local Food Systems
This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on the Food We Eat. This presentation discusses heirloom seeds and covers information about the Foundation of Local Food Systems.
HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa
This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on HIV/AIDS. This presentation discusses HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
Occipitoparietal contributions to recognition memory: stimulus encoding prompted by verbal instructions and operant contingencies
This article discusses occipitoparietal contributions to recognition memory and stimulus encoding prompted by verbal instructions and operant contingencies.
Amygdala involvement in human avoidance, escape and approach behavior
This article discusses amygdala involvement in human avoidance, escape and approach behavior. The authors examined amygdala reactivity to threatening cues when avoidance responding consistently prevented contact with an upcoming aversive event (money loss).
Nothing to fear? Neural systems supporting avoidance behavior in healthy youths
This article discusses neural systems supporting avoidance behavior in healthy youths. Presently our understanding of the neural systems supporting human avoidance is largely based on nonhuman research. Establishing the generality of nonhuman findings to healthy children is a needed first step towards advancing developmental affective neuroscience research on avoidance in childhood anxiety. Accordingly, this investigation examined brain activation patterns to threatening cues that prompted avoidance in healthy youths.
Behavioral Measures of Play
This paper discusses measuring play. Children with autism frequently display deficits in play skills, such as pretend play and object manipulation. This is described both in the diagnostic criteria for autism (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) and in descriptive studies on children's play (Jarrold, 2003; Williams, 2003). However, the nature of these deficits and the degree to which the play of children with autism differs in complexity and variety from the play of typically developing children is unclear (Vig, 2007). The purpose of this article is to review the importance of play in a young child's life and to discuss the importance of measuring play when designing interventions for children with autism. Furthermore, this paper will present an example of a consistent and reliable observation system that assesses the complexity and variety of play on children with autism and with typically developing children.
Inter-organizational digital divide: Civic groups' media strategies in the Trinity River Corridor Project
This article discusses a study on civic groups' media strategies in the Trinity River Corridor project. Drawing from theory and empirical research on the social effects of new media, the authors focus on whether new media is used in a way that lowers barriers to ordinary citizens' participation in local politics, or else contributes to a "digital divide" between elite and non-elite civic groups.
[Review] Habits of the Heartland: Small-Town Life in Modern America
This article reviews the book Habits of the Heartland: Small-Town Life in Modern America by Lyn C. MacGregor. Based on Lyn C. MacGregor's dissertation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Habits of the Heartland is an ethnographic study of Viroqua, a small town approximately 4,000 residents in southwestern Wisconsin. MacGregor's two years living in Viroqua was time well spent: she collected a great deal of ethnographic and interview data, and her arguments regarding the town's social divisions are generally convincing and well supported as a result. MacGregor comes across as a trustworthy guide to Viroqua, and the book is well written and genuinely edifying.
Public Libraries and Democratization in Three Developing Countries: Exploring the Role of Social Capital
This article explores the role of social capital. The authors develop a theoretical framework intended to facilitate systematic investigation of the contributions public libraries may make to democratization.
Malnutrition And Food Aid Programs: A Case Study From Guatemala
This report is on a case study from Guatemala on malnutrition and food aid programs. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of food aid and/or food aid programs on the nutritional status of its recipients in two regions of Guatemala. From this investigation, empirically-based programmatic statements as to the role of food aid and its impact on human society will be presented.
Generalized anxiety modulates frontal and limbic activation in major depression
This article explores how generalized anxiety modulates frontal and limbic activation in major depression. The authors' findings highlight frontal and limbic hypoactivation in patients with depression and comorbid anxiety and indicate that anxiety level may modulate frontal and limbic activation depending upon the emotional context.
Nurse Aide Decision Making in Nursing Homes: Factors Affecting Empowerment
Article on nurse aide decision making in nursing homes and the factors affecting empowerment.
Social Capital and Self-Rated Health among Older Adults in China: A Multilevel Analysis
Article on social capital and self-rated health among middle-aged and older adults in China.
Consequences of Empowered CNA Teams in Nursing Home Settings: A Longitudinal Assessment
Article on a longitudinal assessment and the consequences of empowered CAN teams in nursing home settings.
Village Characteristics and Health of Rural Chinese Older Adults: Examining the CHARLS Pilot Study of a Rich and Poor Province
Article on the village characteristics and health of rural Chinese older adults and an examination of the CHARLS pilot study of a rich and poor province.
The Perception of "Training Availbility" Among Certified Nurse Aides: Relationship to CNA Performance, Turnover, Attitudes, Burnout, and Empowerment
Article on the perception of "training availability" among certified nurse aides (CNAs) and the relationship to CNA performance, turnover, attitudes, burnout, and empowerment.
Older Poor Parents who Lost an Adult Child to AIDS in Togo, West Africa: A Qualitative Study
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Article on a qualitative study exploring older poor parents who lost an adult child to AIDS in Togo, West Africa.
Geographic Distance, Contact, and Family Perceptions of Quality Nursing Home Care
Article on the geographic distance, contact and family perceptions of quality nursing home care.
Breast Implants for Graduation: A Sociological Examination of Daughter and Mother Narratives
Article on a sociological examination of daughter and mother narratives.
Disclosure of Children's Positive Serostatus to Family and Nonfamily Members: Informal Caregivers in Togo, West Africa
Article on the disclosure of children's positive serostatus to family and nonfamily members.
Financing Geriatric Programs in Community Health Centers
Article on financing geriatric programs in community health centers.
Functional Analysis and Treatment of Self-Injury in a Captive Olive Baboon
Article on the functional analysis and treatment of self-injury in a captive olive baboon.
Loading the Problem Loader: The Effects of Target Training and Shaping on Trailer-Loading Behavior of Horses
Article on the effects of target training and shaping on trailer-loading behavior of horses.
Behavioral Cusps: A Developmental and Pragmatic Concept for Behavior Analysis
Article on behavioral cusps and a developmental and pragmatic concept for behavior analysis.