Models Of Intelligence

Author: Jacques Lautrey
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781557989710
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This volume brings together leading scholars in intelligence research to present various perspectives. Each contributor builds upon past studies of intelligence and explores new ideas that differ radically from traditional notions about intelligence. Contributors also examine how intelligence changes over the lifespan, focusing on such issues as the importance of environmental context in determining intelligence and the importance of understanding how intelligence relates to other constructs like emotion and temperament.

Sport And Violence In Europe

Author: Dominique Bodin
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9287155119
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This book aims to pull together the main themes relevant to the relationship between sport and violence, using information from the media, court reports, statistics and research. The topics covered include: football grounds and violence; the links between sport, politics and violence; the way it is treated in the media; violence directed at minority groups; and the economic perspective.

Profiles In Terror

Author: Aaron Mannes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742535251
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Presents information on terrorist organizations in the Middle East, with descriptions of their ideology, financial resources, areas of operation, targets, and a chronology of the attacks and events they are responsible for.

A Different Kind Of Care

Author: Gilles Julien
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773528017
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An alternative and compassionate way to treat troubled children.

International Handbook Of Giftedness And Talent

Author: K. A. Heller
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080544168
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The first edition of this popular reference work was published in 1993 and received critical acclaim for its achievement in bringing together international perspectives on research and development in giftedness and talent. Scholars welcomed it as the first comprehensive volume in the field and it has proved to be an indispensable resource to researchers. Since the first edition, the scholarly field of giftedness and talent studies has expanded and developed, welcoming contributions from researchers in related disciplines. Several theoretical frameworks outlined in the first edition have now been empirically tested and a number of new trends have emerged. The Second Edition of the International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent provides an invaluable research tool to academics, researchers and students interested in the field of giftedness and talent. The contributors are renowned in the field and the broad range of topics on giftedness that have been studied in the past century, right up to the late 1990s, are represented in this volume. It is truly international in scope, bringing together leading scholars and teachers from all around the world. This new edition has been fully updated and rewritten and includes 22 completely new chapters. It provides a comprehensive review and critical synthesis of significant theory; a unique cross-national perspective with contributions from over 100 distinguished authors covering 24 nations; significant contributions from scholars working in related fields; an increased focus on empirically supported scholarship; and is arranged for quick and easy reference with comprehensive subject and author indexes.

Hell Is A Very Small Place

Author: Jean Casella
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1620971380
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The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has denounced the use of solitary confinement beyond fifteen days as a form of cruel and degrading treatment that often rises to the level of torture. Yet the United States holds more than eighty thousand people in isolation on any given day. Now sixteen authors vividly describe the miserable realities of life in solitary. In a book that will add a startling new dimension to the debates around human rights and prison reform, former and current prisoners describe the devastating effects of solitary confinement on their minds and bodies, the solidarity expressed between individuals who live side by side for years without ever meeting one another face to face, the ever-present specters of madness and suicide, and the struggle to maintain hope and humanity. These firsthand accounts are supplemented by the writing of noted experts, exploring the psychological, legal, ethical, and political dimensions of solitary confinement, and a comprehensive introduction by James Ridgeway and Jean Casella. Sarah Shourd, herself a survivor of more than a year of solitary confinement, writes eloquently in a preface about an experience that changed her life.

What Makes Giftedness

Author: Joseph S. Renzulli
Publisher: L T I Publications
ISBN: 9780318021348
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Manwatching

Author: Desmond Morris
Publisher:
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A catalogue of human actions, postures, gestures, facial expressions, clothing, and adornments includes explanations of their underlying causes and meanings.

Children Talking Television

Author: David Buckingham University of London Institute of Education.,
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135722277
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Is television harmful to children? Does it destroy imagination, provode delinquency and violence, undermine family life and have other detrimental effects on children?; The author, himself a parent, teacher and researcher investigates the complex ways in which children actively make meaning and take pleasure from television. Chapters cover the popular debates about children and television from a general and academic perspective. The characteristics of children's talk about television are explored, as children interact with other children and other family members in "family viewing" sessions.; Key concepts which inform children's talk about television are investigated i. e. genre, narrative, character, modality, and agency. Finally, conclusions are presented and issues outlined for further research.; Drawing on theories and ideas developed within media and cultural studies, English, education, psychology, sociology, linguistics and other related areas, this book will be useful to both students and teachers in the field, and to the general reader with an interest in children and the media.

The Collected Prose

Author: Robert Lowell
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374522674
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A collection of the author's prose, including writings on ancient and modern poets from Virgil to Sylvia Plath, comments on the Gettysburg Address and Hawthorne's myth of Pegasus, his extended interviews of 1961 and 1971, and autobiographical pieces