Guide to the James Bonar Papers, 1886-1924
James Bonar was a late nineteenth and early twentieth century Pittsburgh businessman born in Dunfermline, Scotland, the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie. Bonar migrated to the United States where he was employed for a time by the Carnegie Steel Co. and later formed his own steam appliance company. Bonar was also an artist and served for a number of years as president of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs. Included in the corres
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Guide to the William G. Johnston and Company Records, 1857-1915
This collection consists of the business records of the William G. Johnston and Company printing and book-binding firm of Pittsburgh, 1857-1915.
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The Mayo Clinic and the Free Market

Statue of the Mayo Brothers in front of Mayo Clinic

Neoclassical economists such as Kenneth Arrow and Joseph Stiglitz tell us that the healthcare market is imperfect (or "Pareto inefficient"), meaning that the allocation of services is not optimal from the standpoint of social welfare. They point to information asymmetry as an important cause of this imperfection: pat
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ANSO 486-01, Senior Seminar. Spring 2006
This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.,The senior seminar is the capstone experience of your Anthropology/Sociology major. The main objective is for you to reflect on your major, specifically why you majored in Anthropology/Sociology, what role the major plays in your overall liberal arts education, and how the major informs your future as a professional and a citizen. Students will work on a semester long project on a topic that th
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ANSO 211-01, Women in Prehistory and Women Prehistorians, Fall 2005
This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.,The study of archaeological methods and theory will be pursued through a focus on women in prehistory, gender in archaeological theory, and women archaeologists. This course seeks to reconstruct women’s lives and roles in a range of ancient societies as they contributed to subsistence, technological innovation, symbolic and ritual activity and as they shared in or were denied social, politica
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ANSO 205-01, Victims of Progress. Spring 2005
This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.,The class will undertake an examination of the interaction between industrial nations of the “developed” world and the tribal and peasant societies of the “developing” world. The course will focus on the increasing exploitation of these peoples, not only by the industrialized world, but, also, by “developing” world elites. The approach will be both historical and critical.
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Wetten van de propositielogica
Leereenheid over de wetten van de propositielogica, met definities, stellingen en toepassingen, inclusief opgaven.
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2.3 Summary
Ever wondered how a computer processes data into information? This unit will help you to understand the distinction between the two and examines how a computer-based society impacts on daily life. You will learn what computers can do with data to produce information and how computers can be used to work with data and search for it, control machines, and support commercial operations.
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The Re-Taking of NX35 with Wood Hill
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1.1 What this unit is about
Ever wondered how a computer processes data into information? This unit will help you to understand the distinction between the two and examines how a computer-based society impacts on daily life. You will learn what computers can do with data to produce information and how computers can be used to work with data and search for it, control machines, and support commercial operations.
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Keynote Address by Prof. Asha Kanwar
A Keynote Address entitled - Are OER the Solution to Better learning and Performance? OER - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly - by Prof. Asha Kanwar - Commonwealth of Learning.
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Terry Hodgkinson Inaugural Lecture
Terry has led the Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward, as its Chair for seven years, overseeing the Agency in growing the economy of the Yorkshire and Humber region. He was honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2010 with the award of a CBE for services to business and regeneration and was recently appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire. He has recently launched his new business, entitled ‘Inspiration for Industry Education and Regeneration’. He holds a Visiting P
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How to Change a Flat Tire
This 5:35 minute long video gives the basics of changing a tire.
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5.2 The social construction of reality

What do we mean when we say reality is socially constructed? We inhabit a social world. Many of the ‘facts’ of our lives which we take for granted are ‘facts’ only in so far as we hold common mental models about them: for example, common understandings of money, contracts, marriage, the rules of the road, democracy, to name just a few. To understand the nature of social influences on decision making we need to start from this idea that the environment within which we exist a
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5.1 Introduction

As we noted earlier, both the rational-economic and psychological perspectives on decision making tend to ignore the social context in which we live and work. We turn now to consider this social context.


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4.6 Post-decision evaluation

For most normally functioning people, maintaining self-esteem is an important internal goal. This can cause us to filter out or discount information that might show us in an unfavourable light. This is what lies behind the fundamental attribution bias. This is the tendency to attribute good outcomes to our own actions and bad outcomes to factors outside our control. While such defences against loss of self-esteem can be helpful to the extent that they help us persist in the face of adv
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4.5.2 Anchoring adjustment

Many decisions need revisiting and updating as new information comes available. However, most of us make insufficient anchoring adjustment: this is the tendency to fail to update one's targets as the environment changes (Rutledge, 1993). Once a manager has made an initial decision or judgement then this provides a mental anchor which acts as a source of resistance to reaching a significantly different conclusion as new information becomes available. It is what happens when one has made
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