1.3.11 The significance of the near-death experience

The sociologist Allan Kellehear (1995) observes that most studies have had a medical focus, investigating whether near-death experiences could be the result of a lack of oxygen to the brain or another medical or psychological cause. Kellehear suggests that the search for psycho-medical explanations has focused on psycho-neurological and defensive mechanisms emphasising altered status of consciousness or physical functioning and not taken into account the meaning of these experiences. Kellehea
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Retailing in Leeds - Consumer Shopping preferences
Leeds is a major city in the UK and as such is a magnet for shoppers from the surrounding region. Around 1.7 to 1.9 million people are in the catchment area as shoppers in Leeds city centre. Consequently retail is an important business for Leeds. John Temperley Senior Lecturer in Marketing in the Business School and a retail specialist, explains the choices that face consumers and what their preferences are, based on research by students sponsored by Leeds city centre management. The results ar
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, Opposite angles simulation tool
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Deuxième session : Régulation du religieux et opinion publique : la traduction médiatique en ...

Présidence de session : Rita Hermon-Belot, Historienne, directrice d’études au Centre d’études en ssociales du religieux (Césor)/EHESS

« Le débat Charlie Hebdo en France : religion, laïcité et délibération dans la sphère publique »

Eleftheriadis Konstantinos, Postdoctorant à l’Institut universitaire européen de Florence et Castelli Gattinara Pietro, Postdoctorant à l’Institut universitaire
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3.8 Sustainable Scotland

This broad-based unit will introduce you to a number of different aspects of sustainability that impact on Scotland and the wider world. It wil appeal to anyone with an interest in a sustainable future in the context of contemporary Scottish society.

To access this material click on the unit link below. It leads to a separate OpenLearn unit and will open in a new window.

IPCC Report: the latest climate change assessments - what are the implications for our communities?
Drs Andy Reisinger and Judy Lawrence discuss the latest IPCC report, with a particular focus on the chapters based on Australia and New Zealand. The talk was sponsored by OERC, CSAFE and the Otago Climate Change Network
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We have taken a brief excursion through three different perspectives on decision making (the rational-economic, the psychological and the social) and we have considered how we think about risk from these different perspectives. How can you use these ideas to improve your own and others' decision making? The first way is to use them to develop greater insight into the pressures and influences that may be affecting how you process information, think, and decide. By becoming more aware of these
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Singapore to use state-of-the-art farming tech to produce more veggies
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