PSYC 105 - Lecture 18 - 11/3/2010
PSYC 105 - Lecture 18
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1.1 Living with death and dying

Knowledge and beliefs about death can have a profound effect both on the way people live and the way they approach their own death. In this Unit we look in depth at these issues. There are three sections.

The first section addresses the effects that the knowledge that we die has on our lives. Here we explore how the beliefs people hold about death affect the meaning they attach to life. We try to imagine what life would be like if it did not end in death. Given that we do die, we examin
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Los noveles : revista de literatura
'Los Noveles' is an electronic literary magazine for new writers from Spanish and Latin America. Published bi-monthly, it first appeared in 2001. Each issue includes a number of short stories, poems and articles, accompanied by short biographical notes on the author. The publication is all free but, at the time of cataloguing, the link for the archive was missing (please check link in the 'relations' section of this record). All back numbers are available in full in this section, as well as subm
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A Holokauszt Magyarországon
The website "A Holokauszt Magyarországon" (The Holocaust in Hungary) is an online digital collection of teaching and learning resources about the fate of Hungarian Jews during WWII. The page is a project of the Budapesti Holokauszt Múzeum és Oktatási Központ (The Budapest Holocaust Museum and Teaching Centre). The site is only available in Hungarian but it is an indispensable resource for understanding the Holocaust, the main events and characters in Hungary. There are two main sections: on
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Introduction

This unit is about rights and rights claims, and the idea of implementing justice in the international sphere based on the concept of rights. It is agreed by most people that ‘rights are a good thing’ and in many respects they are. However, this unit deliberately takes a critical view. It seeks to examine closely why rights are a good thing and highlights some of the problems associated with rights. In this way, we hope that the sense in which rights are still, ultimately, ‘a good thing
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1.2.1 The molecular level

It is common knowledge that the freezing point of pure water is 0°C. Often, however, the temperature of water can fall below 0°C without it freezing, for two reasons:

  1. Any solvent containing a dissolved substance has a lower freezing point than when pure, which is why the sea freezes at a lower temperature than clean freshwater.

  2. The occurrence of supercooling, the phenomenon by which a fluid remains liquid at a temperature below
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4.3.2 Network externalities and increasing returns to scale

The reader should ask herself the following question: Would I subscribe to a telephone service knowing that nobody else subscribes to a telephone service?

The answer should be: Of course not! What use will anyone have from having a telephone when there is no one to talk to?

(Shy, 2001, p. 3)

The uncertainty surrounding production in the introductory phase, which places such importance on
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Bangladesh hangs war crimes convict
An Islamist opposition leader convicted of war crimes in Bangladesh is executed following a court's rejection of his final appeal. Paul Chapman reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. F
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15.356 How to Develop Breakthrough Products and Services (MIT)
Firms must develop major innovations to prosper, but they don't know how to. However, recent research into the innovation process has made it possible to develop breakthroughs systematically. 15.356 How to Develop Breakthrough Products and Services explores several practical idea generation development methods. To convey the art required to implement each of these methodologies, experts are invited to present real cases to the class.
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand aspects of human culture, past and present

  • analyse various ‘objects’, interpret their meaning and evaluate them.


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Writers Series: Donald Revell
Donald Revell, American poet
 Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 7 p.m.
 Westhampton Living Room, Westhampton Center Donald Revell has published 10 books of poetry and has received numerous awards for his work, including the Lenore Marshall Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He also has translated three books of poetry from the French. Former editor of Denver Quarterly, he now is a poetry editor at Colorado Review. He t
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What does it take to make a good idea successful?
Successful medical innovation requires knowing how to secure resources and support. The Medical Innovation lecture series has been conceptualized to bring together students, researchers, academics, practitioners and managers to debate the cross-cutting issue of innovation in the healthcare sector. The lectures explore the challenges of innovation within complex healthcare organisations and provided nuts-and-bolts advice for healthcare professionals and researchers to build businesses around thei
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Story Time | Literary Elements | Second Grade-The Crow and the Pitcher
Reading Comprehension Story: Adapted from a Native American legend. There are no moving images in this video; it just has narration. (02:39) Great for improving listening skills.
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1.2 The economics of water

Water has traditionally been regarded as a free resource in the sense that there is nothing to stop anybody collecting their own supply of water from rainfall. Even water from the public supply is very cheap. Although sand and gravel only cost around £12 a tonne in the UK in 2004 (Argles, 2005), the average of £0.80 per tonne (a cubic metre) for supply of mains water in England and Wales is even cheaper. However, some regions of the world are less fortunate. For example, in Kuwait most fres
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IOSH Managing Safely-Your Health, Safety And Environment Partner

Video link (see supported sites below). Please use the original link, not the shortcut, e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcde

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Energy storage - the missing link
Professor Peter Bruce of the the University of St Andrews talks about the need for a step change in the performance of energy storage devices for the future in order to help us achieve a low-carbon world.
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2.2 Responding to the problems

Consequently, some academics have increasingly voiced concerns about whether it is possible to define family satisfactorily at all – or, indeed, whether it serves any useful purpose even to try. The extract you will look at in the following activity is taken from an Introduction to a four-volume collection of readings on Family: Critical Concepts in Sociology. In this Introduction, the author seeks to find a way of defining family that will work across the four volumes of readings on
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Plato Part 2
Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher. Credited as one
of the founders of Western philosophy, in reality he is an enigmatic
figure known only through other people's accounts. It is Plato's
dialogues that have largely created today's impression of him.

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Economics for Marketing
What is this module about? To develop knowledge and understanding of the concepts and theories in economics that underpins consumer choice and market interactions. The lectures and seminars will explore the theories and empirical evidence regarding the choices made by consumers in the contemporary marketplace, and how these choices are shaped and influenced. Objectives On completion of the module, students will be able to: 1. Examine the key theories of behaviour and economic decision making
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