A Sense of Control

This work develops a theoretical framework for a virtual community for people with long-term, severe mobility disabilities. It proposes strategies for implementing a virtual community model based on user information needs. The central theme to emerge from their narratives is how the use of information and communications technology (ICT) allows them to regain a sense of control. The conclusion is that the technology provides strategies for independence and facilitates self-empowerment. Draws on the author’s wide-ranging experience of ICT and disability Provides practical and realistic recommendations to real-world problems

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  • Author : Christine Tilley
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 308 pages
  • ISBN : 1780631448
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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A Sense of Control

A Sense of Control
  • Author : Christine Tilley
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 October 2008
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This work develops a theoretical framework for a virtual community for people with long-term, severe mobility disabilities. It proposes strategies for implementing a virtual community model based on user information needs. The central theme to emerge from their narratives is how the use of information and communications technology (ICT) allows them to regain a sense of control. The conclusion is that the technology provides strategies for independence and facilitates self-empowerment. Draws on the author’s wide-ranging experience of ICT and

Making Sense of Behavior

Making Sense of Behavior
  • Author : William Treval Powers
  • Publisher : Benchmark Publications Incorporated
  • Release : 25 January 1998
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The along-anticipated work on Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) by the originator of this system of ideas, written for the general public in nontechnical language. Back cover copy by Richard S. Marken, Senior Behavior Scientist, The RAND Corporation. "Some of the best science is done by people who refust to take the obvious for granted. Copernicuss didn't take the sun's daily trek across the sky for granted, Einstein didn't take the regular tick of time for granted, and William T. Powers

Education, Social Status, and Health

Education, Social Status, and Health
  • Author : John Mirowsky,Catherine E. Ross
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release : 25 January 2021
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Education forms a unique dimension of social status, with qualities that make it especially important to health. It influences health in ways that are varied, present at all stages of adult life, cumulative, self-amplifying, and uniformly positive. Educational attainment marks social status at the beginning of adulthood, functioning as the main bridge between the status of one generation and the next, and also as the main avenue of upward mobility. It precedes the other acquired social statuses and substantially influences

Handbook of Positive Psychology

Handbook of Positive Psychology
  • Author : C. R. Snyder,Shane J. Lopez
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 20 December 2001
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Psychology has long been enamored of the dark side of human existence, rarely exploring a more positive view of the mind. What has psychology contributed, for example, to our understanding of the various human virtues? Regrettably, not much. The last decade, however, has witnessed a growing movement to abandon the exclusive focus on the negative. Psychologists from several subdisciplines are now asking an intriguing question: "What strengths does a person employ to deal effectively with life?" The Handbook of Positive

How Healthy Are We?

How Healthy Are We?
  • Author : Orville Gilbert Brim,Professor of Psychology Carol D Ryff, PhD,Carol D. Ryff,Ronald C. Kessler
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 15 January 2004
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Childhood, adolescence, even the "twilight years" have been extensively researched and documented. But the vast terrain known as midlife—the longest segment of the life course—has remained uncharted. How physically and psychologically healthy are Americans at midlife? And why do some experience greater well-being than others? The MacArthur Foundation addressed these questions head-on by funding a landmark study known as "Midlife in the U.S.," or MIDUS. For the first time in a single study, researchers were able to

Dollars and Sense of Command and Control

Dollars and Sense of Command and Control
  • Author : Raymond C. Bjorklund
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release : 01 August 1995
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Measures command and control in 3 ways: its role in improving mission success, its affordability, and its degree of integration into the military force structure. Military managers will find this book extremely useful as they defend investments in command and control against competing demands. Bibliography, photos., tables, and figures.

The Self-Driven Child

The Self-Driven Child
  • Author : William Stixrud, PhD,Ned Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 13 February 2018
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“Instead of trusting kids with choices . . . many parents insist on micromanaging everything from homework to friendships. For these parents, Stixrud and Johnson have a simple message: Stop.” —NPR “This humane, thoughtful book turns the latest brain science into valuable practical advice for parents.” —Paul Tough, New York Times bestselling author of How Children Succeed A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed

The Psychology of Happiness

The Psychology of Happiness
  • Author : Michael Argyle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 23 October 2013
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What is happiness? Why are some people happier than others? This new edition of The Psychology of Happiness provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of research into the nature of happiness. Major research developments have occurred since publication of the first edition in 1987 – here they are brought together for the first time, often with surprising conclusions. Drawing on research from the disciplines of sociology, physiology and economics as well as psychology, Michael Argyle explores the nature of positive and negative

Permanent Habit Control

Permanent Habit Control
  • Author : Dr. Brian S. Grodner, PhD, ABPP,David B. Reid, PsyD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release : 18 January 2010
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Grodner and Reid present the first professional book that attempts to permanently change health behaviors using Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. This book provides mental health professionals with a practical resource that will help them initiate permanent habit change in their clientsí lives. Hypnotherapy has been proven to help people break poor eating habits, quit smoking, reduce alcohol and drug consumption, and manage stress. The book provides eclectic and innovative behavioral and naturalistic interventions that can be individually tailored to help clients regain

Personal Control in Action

Personal Control in Action
  • Author : Miroslaw Kofta,Gifford Weary,Grzegorz Sedek
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 30 June 1998
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This new study presents exciting international research developments on personal control and self-regulation. Each chapter examines the subject at a different level of analysis to foster a complete understanding. Brief synopses of each chapter are provided as introductions to the three major sections of the book. These sections cover the person as an agent of control, affective and cognitive mechanisms of executive agency, and reactions to threatened control.

Handbook of Motivation Science

Handbook of Motivation Science
  • Author : James Y. Shah,Wendi L. Gardner
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release : 09 December 2013
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Integrating significant advances in motivation science that have occurred over the last two decades, this volume thoroughly examines the ways in which motivation interacts with social, developmental, and emotional processes, as well as personality more generally. The Handbook comprises 39 clearly written chapters from leaders in the field. Cutting-edge theory and research is presented on core psychological motives, such as the need for esteem, security, consistency, and achievement; motivational systems that arise to address these fundamental needs; the process and consequences

Understanding Management Control and Organisational Sense-making

Understanding Management Control and Organisational Sense-making
  • Author : Dr Krister Bredmar
  • Publisher : Chartridge Books Oxford
  • Release : 29 July 2016
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Summary This book centres around three different areas; management control, organisations and information systems - in order to understand what is actually going on and to make sense of management control questions. Management control techniques used today could in many cases be traced back to industrialisation. With the help of computeraised information systems, the speed and detail with which a manager could get a hold of important information has increased. Today, it has become even more important to be able

Stress and Tension Control 3

Stress and Tension Control 3
  • Author : F.J. McGuigan,W.E. Sime,J.M. Wallace
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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These are the proceedings of the Third International Interdisciplinary Conference on Stress and Tension Control, sponsored by the International Stress and Tension-Control Society held at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland from August 30-September 3, 1988. The Society celebrated the 15th year of its existence. It was founded in 1974 as the American Association for the Advancement of Tension-Control which held annual meetings in Chicago through 1979. Recognizing the multi-national interest in stress and tension control, the association changed its name and scope accordingly. The