3.4 Biological approaches Certain kinds of psychological disturbances may be seen as ‘malfunctions’ of the brain. If a psychological problem has an obvious biological explanation, then it may be possible to direct therapeutic approaches at this level. However, as we have seen, it is difficult to identify precise biological causes for complex psychological phenomena. Even if this were possible, it would not always be practicable to use treatments to change the underlying biological factors. Genetic ‘exp
Certain kinds of psychological disturbances may be seen as ‘malfunctions’ of the brain. If a psychological problem has an obvious biological explanation, then it may be possible to direct therapeutic approaches at this level. However, as we have seen, it is difficult to identify precise biological causes for complex psychological phenomena. Even if this were possible, it would not always be practicable to use treatments to change the underlying biological factors. Genetic ‘exp
Essays on Wage Inequality: the Role of Composition, Immigration and the Cost-of-living
This thesis focuses on the role of composition, immigration and the cost-of-living on wage inequality. I begin by investigating to what extent changing characteristics of the labour force can help explain the fact that residual or within-group wage inequality –wage dispersion among workers with the same education and experience- is generally thought to account for most of the growth in wage inequality observed in several industrialised countries over the last thirty years. I compare
2011 Allan Martin Lecture - Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Thomas Jefferson enslaved over 700 people over the course of his adult life. Most lived and worked at his famous home, Monticello. This paper examines Jefferson's complicated relationship to slavery - what he wrote about it and how he lived it at the plantation that occupies an iconic place in the American imagination.
Memory in the Aftermath of War: Australian Responses to the Vietnamese Refugee Crisis of 1975-76
Dr. Nathalie Nguyen, Associate Professor of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, gives the first Oxford Transisiional Justice Research Seminar 2011 Trinity term on 3rd May 2011.
Hurricane Floyd from SeaWiFS: September 14, 1999
Zoom in to Hurricane Floyd as seen by SeaWiFS on September 14, 1999
Vocabulary: Les fournitures de bureau.
At the end of this lesson you will be able to name and describe a number of office supplies.
Using the General Social Survey to Investigate Social Relationships
In the first part of this exercise, students will learn (1) how to do preliminary data analysis using the General Social Survey (GSS); and (2) how to examine relationships between social constructs empirically. To carry out this study, whey will follow the basic procedures in social research and apply the concepts and techniques that have been discussed in class.
Chemical Engineering Centennial Seminars - April 21, 2011
Charles Davidson, chairman and CEO of Noble Energy, Inc., discussed the Technology Impacts on Global Energy Supplies during the Centennial Seminar on April 21, 2011. https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE/AboutUs/Centennial/seminars.html
6. The Bolt Report - The Steaming Toad with HG Nelson
Andrew Bolt, Australia's leading climate commentater opens up to the Toad. This is one happening dude. This multi media star of print, radio and television has a growing international reputation of being the 'go to man' in any challenging climate controversy.
Scale of the Large
In this segment, Sal Khan attemps to comprehend the scale of the large. The educator uses computer software and photographs to aid his instruction.(11:02)
Dialogue - intro to the Aeneid.
have a look at John Piazza's useful website. (Just Google for John Piazza Latin) if you have not yet encountered John's website, I highly recommend it. John is one of the moderators over at Latin Best Practices - also a very useful resource and email list, where everyone of any consequence in the English speaking latin language educational community, intereste in a communicative approach to Language learning, is signed up as a member. (once again, just google for it, it is a yahoo based list)
Food Webs - by StudyJams
The food web shows all of the relationships between all of the plants and animals in a community. It also shows how different food chains interact with one another and overlap. Learn more about food webs with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included in this link.
Interview about 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Following the announcement, Professor Sven Lidin, Member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, was interviewed by freelance journalist Joanna Rose about the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Dan Shechtman "for the discovery of quasicrystals". Read more about the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: http://www.nobelprize.org/
Learn Hindi Daily Show – money, thiin, where do you live, past habitual tenses, BBC Hindi article
When we review the mystery word from yesterday, we cover the words for money, cheap and expensive. Learn another Hindi letter today, and see it used in the habitual past...
Light-Induced Phenotypic Plasticity in Plants
Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of an individual organism to alter its physiology or morphology in response to changes in environmental conditions. This ability is particularly important for the non-motile vascular plants that are unable to move when environmental conditions become unfavourable. This exercise compares morphological and anatomical characteristics of two plant species after 6 weeks of growth under two differing levels of irradiation. Measurements of leaf area, weight, thickne
What Can Be Learned About Forest Dynamics from the Age Distribution of Trees?
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in forest ecology, including student outlines and detailed instructors notes.
"Ther haint nothin' as hard as a easy payment." Abe Martin
Abe Martin, a folksy Brown County cartoon character created by Frank McKinney “Kin” Hubbard, first appeared in the Indianapolis News in December 1904. Many of his satirical comments still ring true for today’s events.,Brown County Journey
Structural Evolution of the Protein Kinase-Like Superfamily
The protein kinase family is large and important, but it is only one family in a larger superfamily of homologous kinases that phosphorylate a variety of substrates and play important roles in all three superkingdoms of life. We used a carefully constructed structural alignment of selected kinases as the basis for a study of the structural evolution of the protein kinase-like superfamily. The comparison of structures revealed a “universal core” domain consisting only of regions required for
El Nino-La Nina Sea Surface Temperature and Height Anomalies: January 1997 through February 1999
An animation of sea surface temperature and height anomalies in the Pacific for January 1997 through February 1999