7.2 Understanding the limits of rationality

An important first step in making more effective decisions is to understand the limits of human rationality. Because of these limits we have developed formal processes for reasoning: statistics; probability theory; modelling methods; and so on. We have also developed technologies such as computers to support us in processing information. These are certainly useful, but it is always important to remember they are used by humans and can be easily subverted. For example:

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Kezia Payne De Pelchin’s Remarkable Journey
Carolyn Adams
This module provides biographical background on Kezia Payne De Pelchin, a nurse during the US yellow fever outbreaks.
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1.1 Introduction

This extract looks at what we are calling ‘boundaries of explanation’. It tackles key issues such as:

  • What are mental health and distress – and who decides?

  • What are the views of people who have acquired a label of ‘mental illness’?

  • What are the views of those who determine – and patrol – the boundary between mental distress and ‘normality’?

The extract looks at langua
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This Week @Minnesota: Energy and U, World Languages Day and Chris Sacca
School might be out for the summer, but things are still happening at the U of M! In "This Week @Minnesota" for the week of May 16-20, we look at two on-campus events for K-12 students in Minnesota - "Energy and U" and "World Languages Day." We also hear highlights from the Carlson School commencement address, given by one of Twitter's original investors, Chris Sacca. Connect with us on Twitter @UMNews and let us know what you'd like to see next week on This Week!
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Fisiología Humana (2011)-G367
La asignatura de Fisiología Humana estudia el funcionamiento del cuerpo humano, mediante el estudio de las principales funciones de sus distintos aparatos y sistemas. Es una asignatura básica que define las características del cuerpo humano en estado de salud, y constituye la base para el posterior estudio de las alteraciones o desviaciones en el estado de enfermedad. Se estudian las funciones de los distintos órganos y sistemas, desde sus mecanismos moleculares hasta su integración en el f
Author(s): María José Noriega Borge

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3.6 ‘Racialisation’ and racism
Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication – whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service – means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This unit explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.
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Blue light surgical tool prevents oral cancer recurrence
Two Simon Fraser University researchers are helping to bring new hope to those with a devastating and deadly form of cancer, thanks to their participation in a new multi-site pan-Canadian surgical study of oral cancer. During the last five years a hand-held fluorescence visualization (FV) or blue light tool developed at the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) has been proven to prevent oral cancer recurrence by detecting previously unrecognized cancer cells. For more information, visit http://www.sfu.ca
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Folding pathway of the B1 domain of protein G explored by a multiscale modeling
The understanding of the folding mechanisms of single domain proteins is an essential step in the understanding of protein folding in general. Recently, we developed a mesoscopic CABS protein model which was successfully applied in protein structure prediction, studies of protein thermodynamics and modeling of protein complexes. In the present research this model is employed in a detailed characterization of the folding process of a simple globular protein, the B1 domain of IgG-binding protein G
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5.3 Type 2 diabetes
Diabetes is an increasing problem among both adults and children. This unit looks at the way diabetes is managed once it has been diagnosed in order to reduce the risk of further complications. You will look at the role of each member of the team involved in the diabetes annual review and look at the risk factors involved with certain diabetes complications.
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Plot Your Course - Navigation
In this unit, students learn the very basics of navigation, including the different kinds of navigation and their purpose. The concepts of relative and absolute location, latitude, longitude and cardinal directions are discussed, as well as the use and principles of a map and compass. Students will discover the history of navigation and learn the importance of math and how it ties into navigational techniques. Understanding how trilateration can determine one's location leads to a lesson on the
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Deze zeer uitgebreide en volledige cursus behandelt op een gestructureerde wijze alle mogelijkheden van Java: - de basisconcepten, - variabelen, - programmastructuren, - arrays en werken met klassen, - objecten, - data, - methodes. Na elk …


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02.06.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel hat sich angesichts der Euro-Schuldenkrise demonstrativ zur europäischen Währung bekannt. Bei einem Vortrag am renommierten "Institute of Southeast Asian Studies" in Singapur betonte Merkel, die EU und der Euro seien für Deutschland eine "Herzensangelegenheit". Die Bundesregierung
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Física I
Les assignatures de física estan en la base de tot allò que s'estudiarà al llarg de la titulació: els senyals no deixen de ser ones electromagnètiques, els fonaments de les quals s'estudiaran en aquesta assignatura. Així, doncs, Física I senta les bases per a qualsevol assignatura en que juguin un paper les ones electromagnètiques. A nivell més genèric, Física I ajuda a comprendre els fonaments del món que ens envolta i que, per tant, afecten tot allò amb què un enginyer haurà de
Author(s): Albert Gras Martí,Laura Jarauta Rovira,Marta Mora

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President Lambert charges the class of 2011
Elon University President Leo M. Lambert delivers the charge to the Class of 2011 at Commencement on May 21, 2011
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Stéphane Bouquet est écrivain, scénariste, poète, ancien critique aux Cahiers du cinéma. Il est aussi l’auteur de Sergueï M. Eisenstein (Cahiers du cinéma/Le Monde, 2008).


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An Interview with CIA Graduate Grant Achatz '94
Grant Achatz, who graduated in 1994, returned to his alma mater to speak to CIA students and share the incredible and inspiring story of his 2007 battle with tongue cancer as chronicled in his book Life, on the Line. The question and answer format was moderated by journalist and fellow CIA alumnus Francis Lam '03. Achatz's Alinea in Chicago was named the Best Restaurant in America and 6th Best in the World for 2011 by London's Restaurant magazine. In this interview, Grant talks about his caree
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The 2011 Beantown Blitz at Northeastern University
Northeastern University hosts the Beantown Blitz, one of the largest off-season robotics events in the New England Area. Northeastern also mentors the Nutrons, one of the teams competing in the event.
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Armstrong's Medical Laboratory Science program has an excellent track record for placing graduates in the professional world.
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5.6 Reliability and usability
Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet WiFi – are they terms that mean nothing to you? This unit will gently guide you to an understanding of how devices 'talk' to each other and what technologies and processes are involved. You will also look at wired and wireless communication technologies, introducing you to some of the key methods involved.
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SFAP 2011 – L’utilisation des opioïdes et des benzodiazépines avant l’admission en soins pal

Titre : SFAP 2011 – L’utilisation des opioïdes et des benzodiazépines selon le milieu de vie avant l’admission en soins palliatifs
Auteur(s) : F. TARDIF (coordonnateur équipe de recherche – Québec – Canada).
Etablissement : Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie
Résumé : Les patients atteints de cancer avancé expriment le souhait de prolonger le temps passé à domicile avant leur admission en unité de soins palliatifs pour la phase terminale. Cependant, il
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