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78 FR 20644 - Information Collection; Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428A, 428B, and 428C)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...to tangible personal property when...by a Federal financial assistance award...the ``Grants Management'' and...Financial Assistance Management Improvement...S. Chief Financial Officers Council...standards for management and disposition...supplies (tangible personal property)...

2013-04-05

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78 FR 38337 - Submission for OMB Review; Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428A, 428B, and 428C)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...to tangible personal property when...by a Federal financial assistance award...the ``Grants Management'' and...Financial Assistance Management Improvement...S. Chief Financial Officers Council...standards for management and disposition...supplies (tangible personal property)...

2013-06-26

3

76 FR 81128 - Guidance Regarding Deduction and Capitalization of Expenditures Related to Tangible Property  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...produce, or improve tangible property. The text of the temporary regulations published in the Federal Regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. This document...general asset account regulations. The text of the temporary regulations also...

2011-12-27

4

NASA Personal Property Disposal Manual  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Personal Property Disposal Manual is issued pursuant to Subchapters E and H of the Federal Property Management Regulations and the Space Act of 1958, as amended. It sets forth policy and procedural guidance for NASA personnel for the reporting, utilization, redistribution, and disposal of installation and contractor-held NASA excess and surplus personal property.

1988-01-01

5

78 FR 73471 - Guidance Regarding Dispositions of Tangible Depreciable Property; Hearing Cancellation  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SUMMARY: This document cancels a public hearing on proposed regulations regarding dispositions of property subject to depreciation under section 168 of the Internal Revenue Code. DATES: The public hearing originally scheduled for December 19, 2013...

2013-12-06

6

32 CFR 174.13 - Personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Personal property. 174.13 Section 174.13 National Defense...ADDRESSING IMPACTS OF REALIGNMENT Personal Property § 174.13 Personal property. (a) This section outlines...

2013-07-01

7

topobo for Tangible Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

We introduce topobo, a constructive assembly system invented to give children a tangible tool to physically simulate kinematic systems, and thus develop an intu- ition about how such systems behave. topobo is embed- ded with kinetic memory, the ability to record and play- back physical motion. We discuss some of the system's underlying concepts in the context of educational manipulative

Hayes Raffle; Cristobal Garcia

8

The Reading Glove: designing interactions for object-based tangible storytelling  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we describe a prototype Tangible User Interface (TUI) for interactive storytelling that explores the semantic properties of tangible interactions using the fictional notion of psychometry as inspiration. We propose an extension of Heidegger's notions of \\

Joshua Tanenbaum; Karen Tanenbaum; Alissa Nicole Antle

2010-01-01

9

48 CFR 52.245-1 - Government Property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...damage to the installed property or to the premises where installed. Precious metals means silver, gold, platinum, palladium, iridium, osmium, rhodium, and ruthenium. Property means all tangible property, both real and personal....

2011-10-01

10

25 CFR 117.30 - Sale of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false Sale of personal property. 117.30 Section 117.30 ...COMPETENCY § 117.30 Sale of personal property. The superintendent may approve the sale of restricted personal property other than livestock. The...

2011-04-01

11

The Development of a Universal Tangible Symbol System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tangible symbols are objects or partial objects with qualities, such as shape, texture, and consistency, that can be used to represent a person, place, object, activity, or concept. They can be handled and share a perceptual relationship with what they represent, known as the referent. This article presents a study on the development of a

Trief, Ellen; Bruce, Susan M.; Cascella, Paul W.; Ivy, Sarah

2009-01-01

12

75 FR 61412 - Information Collection; Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and Firefighter Property (FFP...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and Firefighter Property (FFP) Program Cooperative...Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and Firefighter Property (FFP) program Cooperative...Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and Firefighter Property (FFP) Cooperative...

2010-10-05

13

Grasping the Concept of Personal Property  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept of property is integral to personal and societal development, yet understanding of the cognitive basis of ownership is limited. Objects are the most basic form of property, so our physical interactions with owned objects may elucidate nuanced aspects of ownership. We gave participants a coffee mug to decorate, use and keep. The

Constable, Merryn D.; Kritikos, Ada; Bayliss, Andrew P.

2011-01-01

14

28 CFR 553.11 - Limitations on inmate personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...approved locking device for personal property storage in regular...inmate may store in designated personal property containers. Staff...destination of the inmate's choice. Where the inmate refuses...of this section. (h) Personal Photos. An inmate may...

2010-07-01

15

28 CFR 553.11 - Limitations on inmate personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...approved locking device for personal property storage in regular...inmate may store in designated personal property containers. Staff...destination of the inmate's choice. Where the inmate refuses...of this section. (h) Personal Photos. An inmate may...

2009-07-01

16

Tangible Multimedia: A Case Study for Bringing Tangibility into Multimedia Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multimedia augmented with tangible objects is an area that has not been explored. Current multimedia systems lack the natural elements that allow young children to learn tangibly and intuitively. In view of this, we propose a research to merge tangible objects with multimedia for preschoolers, and propose to term it as "tangible multimedia". To

Tsong, Chau Kien; Chong, Toh Seong; Samsudin, Zarina

2012-01-01

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Emerging frameworks for tangible user interfaces  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present steps towards a conceptual framework for tangible user interfaces. We introduce the MCRpd interaction model for tangible interfaces, which relates the role of physical and digital representations, physical control, and underlying digital models. This model serves as a foundation for identifying and discussing several key characteristics of tangible user interfaces. We identify a number of systems exhibiting these

Brygg Ullmer; Hiroshi Ishii

2000-01-01

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41 CFR 109-1.5148 - Personal property management reports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...false Personal property management reports. 109-1.5148 Section 109-1.5148 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

19

Chemistry Education: A Tangible Interaction Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This system paper reports on some of the advantages tangible interaction can bring to chemistry education. The paper describes how we realized a Tangible User Interface (TUI) called Augmented Chemistry (AC), gives details on basic and specialized interactive tools working in this system, and outlines the educational context. Using the basic tools, elements can be chosen from a booklet menu

Morten Fjeld; Patrick Juchli; Benedikt M. Voegtli

2003-01-01

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MEMODULES as Tangible Shortcuts to Multimedia Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tangible User Interfaces ({TUIs)} are emerging as a new paradigm for facilitating user interaction with the digital world by providing intuitive means to link the physical and digital worlds. The {MEMODULES} project has the objective of developing, experimenting and evaluating the concept of tangible shortcuts (reminders), facilitating (a) the control of devices in the everyday life and also (b) the

Elena Mugellini; Denis Lalanne; Bruno Dumas; Florian Evquoz; Sandro Gerardi; Anne Le Calv; Alexandre Boder; Rolf Ingold; Omar Abou Khaled

2009-01-01

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42 CFR 35.65 - Acceptable personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICAL CARE AND EXAMINATIONS HOSPITAL AND STATION MANAGEMENT Contributions for the Benefit of Patients § 35.65 Acceptable personal property. Contributions of personal...

2012-10-01

22

41 CFR 109-1.5102 - Maximum use of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...1-INTRODUCTION 1.51-Personal Property Management Standards and Practices § 109-1.5102 Maximum use of personal property. Personal property management practices shall assure the best possible use of personal property....

2013-07-01

23

Personal Property Traffic Management Regulation. Change 4.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Regulation prescribes traffic management procedures for the movement and storage of HHG, UB, mobile homes, POVs, and POFs. Its provisions do not apply to the administration or interpretation of entitlements, the shipment or storage of personal propert...

1989-01-01

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25 CFR 117.31 - Removal of restrictions from personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Removal of restrictions from personal property. 117.31 Section 117.31 Indians...Removal of restrictions from personal property. The superintendent may relinquish title to personal property (other than livestock) held by...

2011-04-01

25

Designing tangible programming languages for classroom use  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a new technique for implementing educational programming languages using tangible interface technology. It emphasizes the use of inexpensive and durable parts with no embedded electronics or power supplies. Students create programs in offline settingson their desks or on the floorand use a portable scanning station to compile their code . We argue that languages created with this

Michael S. Horn; Robert J. K. Jacob

2007-01-01

26

Security customer services: the tangibles and intangibles.  

PubMed

The hospital security officer of all hospital employees, has many opportunities to provide customer service, in addition to traditional security services, according to the author. In this article, he gives examples of intangible benefits which can be achieved when carrying out tangible duties. PMID:24707758

Bailey, James O

2014-01-01

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48 CFR 1852.245-78 - Physical inventory of capital personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Physical inventory of capital personal property...Provisions and Clauses 1852.245-78 Physical inventory of capital personal property...i), insert the following clause. Physical Inventory of Capital Personal...

2011-10-01

28

48 CFR 1852.245-78 - Physical inventory of capital personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Physical inventory of capital personal property...Provisions and Clauses 1852.245-78 Physical inventory of capital personal property...i), insert the following clause. Physical Inventory of Capital Personal...

2012-10-01

29

22 CFR 136.4 - Restrictions on dispositions of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...was not acquired for bona fide personal use. For purposes of this subsection...assign or otherwise dispose of personal property within a foreign country...members. (g) For purposes of computing profits on personal property dispositions...

2009-04-01

30

22 CFR 136.4 - Restrictions on dispositions of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...was not acquired for bona fide personal use. For purposes of this subsection...assign or otherwise dispose of personal property within a foreign country...members. (g) For purposes of computing profits on personal property dispositions...

2010-04-01

31

41 CFR 102-38.45 - What are an executive agency's responsibilities in selling personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 38-SALE OF PERSONAL...Adjust your property and financial records to reflect the...

2013-07-01

32

Inspection of management of excess personal property at Rocky Flats  

SciTech Connect

Inspection revealed that immediate management attention is needed to properly control, store, and dispose of excess personal property at Rocky Flats. Current system of operation does not allow for efficient, timely, cost effective management; current storage and disposal practices are not consistent with contract requirements or DOE policies and procedures. Other deficiencies are pointed out. Results of inspection are divided into 4 sections: contract changeover issues, moratorium issues, additional excess property issues, and award fee observations. Recommendations are outlined.

Not Available

1993-05-17

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41 CFR 109-42.1102-52 - Low level contaminated personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Low level contaminated personal property...Regulations System (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS UTILIZATION...of Property § 109-42.1102-52 Low level contaminated personal...

2013-07-01

34

Inspection Report "Personal Property Management at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory"  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is a premier research and development institution for science and technology supporting the core mission of national security. According to Livermore, as of November 2008 the Laboratory managed 64,933 items of Government personal property valued at about $1 billion. At the beginning of Fiscal Year 2008, Livermore reported 249 DOE property items valued at about $1.3 million that were missing, unaccounted for, or stolen during Fiscal Year 2007. Livermore centrally tracks property utilizing the Sunflower Assets system (Sunflower), which reflects the cradle to grave history of each property item. Changes in the custodianship and/or location of a property item must be timely reported by the custodian to the respective property center representative for updating in Sunflower. In Fiscal Year 2008, over 2,000 individuals were terminated as a result of workforce reduction at Livermore, of which about 750 received a final notification of termination on the same day that they were required to depart the facility. All of these terminations potentially necessitated updates to the property database, but the involuntary terminations had the potential to pose particular challenges because of the immediacy of individuals departures. The objective of our inspection was to evaluate the adequacy of Livermore's internal controls over Government property. Based upon the results of our preliminary field work, we particularly focused on personal property assigned to terminated individuals and stolen laptop computers. We concluded that Livermore's internal controls over property could be improved, which could help to reduce the number of missing, unaccounted for, or stolen property items. Specifically, we found that: (1) The location and/or custodian of approximately 18 percent of the property items in our sample, which was drawn from the property assigned to individuals terminated on short notice in 2008, was inaccurately reflected in Sunflower. The data in this system is relied upon for tracking purposes, so inaccurate entries could increase the probability of property not being located during inventories and, thus, being reported as 'lost' or 'missing'. We believe that providing formal training to property custodians, which was not being done at the time of our inspection, could help improve this situation. (2) Some property custodians were not adequately protecting their Government laptop computers when taking them offsite, and they were not held accountable for the subsequent theft of the laptops. We made several recommendations to management intended to improve property controls at Livermore.

None

2009-05-01

35

Considering Reach in Tangible and Table Top Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reach heavily impacts all aspects of designing for tangible and tabletop user interfaces. It dictates the input space available to each user and heavily shapes how that space is used. Despite its impact to date tangible, table top, and user interface design have all largely overlooked reach as a design constraint. As a result advancing the state of the art

Aaron Toney; Bruce H. Thomas

2006-01-01

36

mixiTUI: a tangible sequencer for electronic live performances  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tangible user interfaces for manipulating audio and music focus mostly on generating music on the spot, but rarely on how electronic musicians balance preparation and improvisation in staging live performances or on how the audience perceives the performances. We present mixiTUI, a tangible sequencer that allows electronic musicians to import and perform electronic music. mixiTUI is developed in collaboration with

Kasper Hornbk; Esben W. Pedersen

2009-01-01

37

41 CFR 109-1.5110 - Physical inventories of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Physical inventories of personal property. 109-1...Standards and Practices 109-1.5110 Physical inventories of personal property. (a) Physical inventories of those categories of...

2012-01-01

38

41 CFR 109-1.5110 - Physical inventories of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Physical inventories of personal property. 109-1...Standards and Practices 109-1.5110 Physical inventories of personal property. (a) Physical inventories of those categories of...

2011-01-01

39

41 CFR 109-1.5110 - Physical inventories of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Physical inventories of personal property. 109-1...Standards and Practices 109-1.5110 Physical inventories of personal property. (a) Physical inventories of those categories of...

2010-07-01

40

32 CFR 536.60 - Splitting property damage and personal injury claims.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Splitting property damage and personal injury claims. 536...Claims § 536.60 Splitting property damage and personal injury claims. Normally, a claim will include all damages that accrue by reason of the...

2013-07-01

41

49 CFR 1544.202 - Persons and property onboard an all-cargo aircraft.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Persons and property onboard an all-cargo aircraft. 1544.202 Section 1544.202...SECURITY CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY AIRCRAFT OPERATOR SECURITY: AIR CARRIERS AND...Persons and property onboard an all-cargo aircraft. Each aircraft operator...

2013-10-01

42

TangibleCubes Implementation of Tangible User Interfaces through the Usage of Microcontroller and Sensor Technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The interaction between human beings and technology builds a central aspect in human life. The most common form of this human-technology interface is the graphical user interface which is controlled through the mouse and the keyboard. In consequence of continuous miniaturization and the increasing performance of microcontrollers and sensors for the detection of human interactions, developers receive new possibilities for realising innovative interfaces. As far as this movement is concerned, the relevance of computers in the common sense and graphical user interfaces is decreasing. Especially in the area of ubiquitous computing and the interaction through tangible user interfaces a highly impact of this technical evolution can be seen. Apart from this, tangible and experience able interaction offers users the possibility of an interactive and intuitive method for controlling technical objects. The implementation of microcontrollers for control functions and sensors enables the realisation of these experience able interfaces. Besides the theories about tangible user interfaces, the consideration about sensors and the Arduino platform builds a main aspect of this work.

Setscheny, Stephan

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28 CFR 553.15 - Limitations on personal property-medical transfers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...storage of all inmate personal property not accompanying the inmate. (c) Personal property permitted...destination of the inmate's choice. (1) If the inmate...destination of the inmate's choice. Where lack of space...forwarding the inmate's personal property. (d)...

2009-07-01

44

28 CFR 553.15 - Limitations on personal property-medical transfers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...storage of all inmate personal property not accompanying the inmate. (c) Personal property permitted...destination of the inmate's choice. (1) If the inmate...destination of the inmate's choice. Where lack of space...forwarding the inmate's personal property. (d)...

2010-07-01

45

48 CFR 52.247-21 - Contractor Liability for Personal Injury and/or Property Damage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Liability for Personal Injury and/or Property Damage. 52.247-21 Section 52.247-21...Liability for Personal Injury and/or Property Damage. As prescribed in 47.207-7...for Personal Injury and/or Property Damage (APR 1984) (a) The Contractor...

2013-10-01

46

41 CFR 102-36.235 - What information do we provide when reporting excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...provide when reporting excess personal property? 102-36.235 Section 102-36.235 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

47

41 CFR 102-36.275 - May we dispose of excess personal property without GSA approval?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...May we dispose of excess personal property without GSA approval? 102-36...102-36.275 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

48

41 CFR 102-74.375 - What is the policy on admitting persons to Government property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...policy on admitting persons to Government property? 102-74.375 Section 102-74.375 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

49

41 CFR 102-41.80 - When is personal property voluntarily abandoned?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false When is personal property voluntarily abandoned? 102-41...102-41.80 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

50

41 CFR 102-36.70 - What must we consider when acquiring excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...consider when acquiring excess personal property? 102-36.70 Section 102-36.70 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

51

41 CFR 102-36.220 - Must we report all excess personal property to GSA?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01... Must we report all excess personal property to GSA? 102-36.220 Section 102-36.220 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

52

41 CFR 102-36.390 - How may we dispose of foreign excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...we dispose of foreign excess personal property? 102-36.390 Section 102-36.390 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

53

41 CFR 102-36.230 - Where do we send the reports of excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...we send the reports of excess personal property? 102-36.230 Section 102-36.230 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

54

41 CFR 109-1.5105 - Identification marking of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01... Identification marking of personal property. 109-1.5105 Section 109-1.5105 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

55

41 CFR 109-1.5203 - Management of subcontractor-held personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...Management of subcontractor-held personal property. 109-1.5203 Section 109-1.5203 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

56

41 CFR 109-1.5205 - Personal property management system changes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...false Personal property management system changes. 109-1...Section 109-1.5205 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

57

41 CFR 109-1.5002 - Personal property management program objectives.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...false Personal property management program objectives. 109-1...Section 109-1.5002 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

58

20 CFR 670.905 - Are loss and damages that occur to persons or personal property of students at Job Corps centers...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...persons or personal property of students at Job Corps centers eligible for reimbursement...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) THE JOB CORPS UNDER TITLE I OF THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT...persons or personal property of students at Job Corps centers eligible for...

2013-04-01

59

Xenakis: combining tangible interaction with probability-based musical composition  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we present the table-based tangible interface application Xenakis which uses probability models in order to compose music in a way that can be strongly influenced by the user. Our musical sequencing application is based on a framework for tangible interfaces with an architecture that is strongly inspired by the model-view-controller pattern. In addition, we developed a hardware

Markus Bischof; Bettina Conradi; Peter Lachenmaier; Kai Linde; Max Meier; Philipp Ptzl; Elisabeth Andr

2008-01-01

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Modifying the release properties of liposomes toward personalized medicine.  

PubMed

Surfactant-liposome interactions have historically been investigated as a simplified model of solubilization and breakdown of biological membranes by surfactants. In contrast, our goal was to utilize surfactants to modify the encapsulation and release properties of liposomes. The ability to manufacture one liposomal formulation, which could be modified by the addition of a surfactant to support a wide range of release profiles, would provide greater flexibility than manufacturing multiple batches of liposomes, each differing in composition and with its own specific release profile. A liposomal ciprofloxacin formulation was modified by the addition of various surfactants. These formulations were characterized in terms of liposome structure by cryo-TEM imaging, vesicle size by dynamic light scattering, drug encapsulation by centrifugation-filtration, and in vitro release (IVR) performance. The addition of polysorbate 20 or polysorbate 80 to liposomal ciprofloxacin, in a hypotonic environment, resulted in a concentration-dependent loss of encapsulated drug, and above 0.4% polysorbate 20, or 0.2% polysorbate 80, a modified IVR profile as well. This study demonstrates that the encapsulation and release properties of a liposomal formulation can be modified postmanufacture by the addition of judiciously chosen surfactants in combination with osmotic swelling of the liposomes and may support a personalized approach to treating patients. 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. and the American Pharmacists Association J Pharm Sci. PMID:24715635

Cipolla, David; Wu, Huiying; Gonda, Igor; Eastman, Simon; Redelmeier, Tom; Chan, Hak-Kim

2014-06-01

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41 CFR 102-36.370 - Are there special requirements concerning the use of excess personal property for disaster relief?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...of excess personal property for disaster relief? 102-36.370 Section...Disposal Requires Special Handling Disaster Relief Property § 102-36.370...excess personal property for disaster relief? Yes, upon declaration...

2010-07-01

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41 CFR 102-36.370 - Are there special requirements concerning the use of excess personal property for disaster relief?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...of excess personal property for disaster relief? 102-36.370 Section...Disposal Requires Special Handling Disaster Relief Property § 102-36.370...excess personal property for disaster relief? Yes, upon declaration...

2009-07-01

63

41 CFR 102-36.370 - Are there special requirements concerning the use of excess personal property for disaster relief?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...of excess personal property for disaster relief? 102-36.370 Section...Disposal Requires Special Handling Disaster Relief Property 102-36.370...excess personal property for disaster relief? Yes, upon declaration...

2012-01-01

64

41 CFR 102-36.370 - Are there special requirements concerning the use of excess personal property for disaster relief?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...of excess personal property for disaster relief? 102-36.370 Section...Disposal Requires Special Handling Disaster Relief Property 102-36.370...excess personal property for disaster relief? Yes, upon declaration...

2011-01-01

65

22 CFR 136.4 - Restrictions on dispositions of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...dispose of personal property within a foreign country in a manner that violates the...property were transacted in different currencies, proceeds received and costs incurred in a foreign currency shall be valued in United States...

2013-04-01

66

Inspection on the Management of Excess Personal Property at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) has a personal property inventory of over 53,500 line items with an acquisition value of over $823 million. It generates thousands of excess personal property items each year. In FY 2000, for example, Liv...

2001-01-01

67

41 CFR 102-41.125 - What choices do I have for retaining or disposing of unclaimed personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false What choices do I have for retaining...disposing of unclaimed personal property? 102-41...PROPERTY Unclaimed Personal Property § 102-41.125 What choices do I have for retaining...disposing of unclaimed personal property?...

2009-07-01

68

41 CFR 102-41.125 - What choices do I have for retaining or disposing of unclaimed personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false What choices do I have for retaining...disposing of unclaimed personal property? 102-41...PROPERTY Unclaimed Personal Property § 102-41.125 What choices do I have for retaining...disposing of unclaimed personal property?...

2010-07-01

69

Tangible User Interface for Chemistry Education: Portability, Database, and Visualization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Augmented Chemistry (AC) is a tangible user interface (TUI) for organic chemistry education. Based on the outcome of an extensive evaluation we are in the process of improving the AC system. Firstly, it has been ported to different operating system and now runs on Linux-, Windows-, and Mac OS X based platforms. This enables the use of a wider range

Joakim Almgren; Richard Carlsson; Henrik Erkkonen; Jonas Fredriksson; Sanne Mller; Henrik Rydgrd; Mattias sterberg; Morten Fjeld

70

Sniff: designing characterful interaction in a tangible toy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a design case of an interactive, tangible toy dog called Sniff that through the use of wireless technology gives auditory and tactile feedback from tagged objects in the world. By focusing on non-visual interactive qualities the project aims to engage with the particular needs of children with sight impairment, but also for inclusion across a range of

Sara Johansson

2009-01-01

71

Techniques with Tangibles; a Manual for Teaching the Blind.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The production and use of tangible aids for teaching complete mental concepts to the blind are discussed. The Thermoform vacuum duplicating machine which produces teaching aids simulating pictures or drawings used by sighted children is described; and examples of Thermoform masters are cited, including Mendel's law, the maze, four stages of cell

Fulker, Wilber H.; Fulker, Mary

72

Using Tangible Companions for Enhancing Learning English Conversation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the researchers attempted to extend the concept of learning companions from the virtual world to the real physical environment and made a breakthrough in technique development of tangible learning robots. The aim of this study was to explore an innovative way by combining the speech recognition technology with educational robots in

Wang, Yi Hsuan; Young, Shelley S.-C.; Jang, Jyh-Shing Roger

2013-01-01

73

Evaluation of a tangible interface for architectural daylighting analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a study of a tangible user interface (TUI) for architectural design and daylighting analysis. This tool provides an intuitive way for architects and future building occupants to quickly construct physical models and then view a simulation of daylighting in the model at interactive rates. We conducted a user study of both formally-trained architects and non-architects in a set

Joshua D. Nasman; Barbara Cutler

2012-01-01

74

48 CFR 9904.409 - Cost accounting standard-depreciation of tangible capital assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Cost accounting standard-depreciation of tangible capital assets. 9904...BOARD, OFFICE OF FEDERAL PROCUREMENT POLICY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET ...9904.409 Cost accounting standarddepreciation of tangible capital...

2010-10-01

75

48 CFR 9904.409 - Cost accounting standard-depreciation of tangible capital assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Cost accounting standard-depreciation of tangible capital assets. 9904...BOARD, OFFICE OF FEDERAL PROCUREMENT POLICY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET ...9904.409 Cost accounting standarddepreciation of tangible capital...

2009-10-01

76

The Tangible Pathfinder Design of a Wayfinding Trainer for the Visually Impaired  

Microsoft Academic Search

We detail our proposal for an orientation and mobility (or wayfinding) trainer for the visually impairedthe Tangible Pathfinder. The Tangible Pathfinder allows autonomous learning of a new setting, self-assessment of the resulting cognitive map, and eventually on-site mobility assistance when physically walking through the environment. The Tangible Pathfinder integrates a tablet-like tangible user interface (TUI) which tracks a set of

Ehud Sharlin; Yoshifumi Kitamura; Darren Rorabeck; Robert Lederer; Steve Sutphen; Masafumi Takimoto; Fumio Kishino

77

28 CFR 553.11 - Limitations on inmate personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...on inmate unit bulletin boards. (b) Storage space. Staff shall set aside space within each housing area for use by an inmate...paragraph (b) of this section. (h) Personal Photos. An inmate may possess photographs,...

2013-07-01

78

41 CFR 102-36.305 - May we abandon or destroy excess personal property without reporting it to GSA?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...destruction § 102-36.305 May we abandon or destroy excess personal property without reporting it to GSA? Yes, you may abandon or destroy excess personal property when you have made a written determination that...

2009-07-01

79

41 CFR 102-36.305 - May we abandon or destroy excess personal property without reporting it to GSA?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...destruction § 102-36.305 May we abandon or destroy excess personal property without reporting it to GSA? Yes, you may abandon or destroy excess personal property when you have made a written determination that...

2010-07-01

80

41 CFR 102-75.750 - Who is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal property for correctional facility...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...and related personal property...enforcement, or emergency management response purposes...Regulations System (Continued...Enforcement, Or Emergency Management Response Purposes...and related personal property...enforcement, or emergency management response...

2009-07-01

81

41 CFR 102-75.750 - Who is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal property for correctional facility...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...and related personal property...enforcement, or emergency management response purposes...Regulations System (Continued...Enforcement, Or Emergency Management Response Purposes...and related personal property...enforcement, or emergency management response...

2010-07-01

82

Comparing the use of tangible and graphical programming languages for informal science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of the work done in the field of tangible interaction has focused on creating tools for learning; however, in many cases, little evidence has been provided that tangible interfaces offer educational benefits compared to more conventional interaction techniques. In this paper, we present a study comparing the use of a tangible and a graphical interface as part of an

Michael S. Horn; Erin Treacy Solovey; R. Jordan Crouser; Robert J. K. Jacob

2009-01-01

83

Video architecture and real-time lighting technology for tangible teleconference  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a video architecture and real-time lighting technology for tangible teleconference. The tangible teleconference is to homogenize virtually the lighting environments of remote users in the video conference. To realize the tangible teleconference, the paper proposes a video architecture which consists of color texture, specular reflection component, and lighting environment map of each user. The environment map is

Sae-Woon Ryu; Sang-Hwa Lee; Jong-Il Park

2008-01-01

84

Personal property at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information  

SciTech Connect

The Oak Ridge Operations Office (Operations Office) and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) are responsible for safeguarding and controlling personal property in their possession and in the possession of their contractors. Categories of personal property include vehicles, heavy mobile equipment, computers and software, office furniture and equipment, laboratory equipment, security and protection equipment, and shop equipment. The objective of this audit was to determine whether the Operations Office and OSTI adequately safeguarded and properly accounted for personal property in their possession and in the possession of their non-integrated contractors.

NONE

1998-04-01

85

41 CFR 102-41.85 - What choices do I have for retaining or disposing of voluntarily abandoned personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false What choices do I have for retaining...voluntarily abandoned personal property? 102-41...Voluntarily Abandoned Personal Property § 102-41.85 What choices do I have for retaining...voluntarily abandoned personal property?...

2010-07-01

86

41 CFR 102-41.85 - What choices do I have for retaining or disposing of voluntarily abandoned personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false What choices do I have for retaining...voluntarily abandoned personal property? 102-41...Voluntarily Abandoned Personal Property § 102-41.85 What choices do I have for retaining...voluntarily abandoned personal property?...

2009-07-01

87

48 CFR 53.301-120 - Standard Form 120, Report of Excess Personal Property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Regulations System 2 2006-10-01 2006-10-01 false Standard Form 120, Report of Excess Personal Property. 53.301-120 Section 53.301-120 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION...

2006-10-01

88

48 CFR 53.301-120 - Standard Form 120, Report of Excess Personal Property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...301-120 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (CONTINUED) CLAUSES AND FORMS FORMS Illustrations of Forms 53.301-120 Standard Form 120, Report of Excess Personal Property....

2013-10-01

89

48 CFR 53.302-91 - Release of Personal Property From Escrow.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...302-91 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (CONTINUED) CLAUSES AND FORMS FORMS Illustrations of Forms 53.302-91 Release of Personal Property From Escrow. EC01MY91.152 [55 FR 38523, Sept. 18,...

2013-10-01

90

41 CFR 109-43.305-50 - Nuclear-related and proliferation-sensitive personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Nuclear-related and proliferation-sensitive...3-Utilization of Excess § 109-43.305-50 Nuclear-related and proliferation-sensitive personal property. Nuclear-related and...

2013-07-01

91

Psychosomatic plasticity: An "emergent property" of personality research?  

PubMed

Psychosomatic plasticity, defined as an extreme capacity to turn suggestions into bodily realities, is as phenomenon well worth investigating because it challenges mainstream conceptions about the relationship between mind and body in health as well as illness. The field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) offers a framework within which to understand this phenomenon because PNI makes a compelling case for the biological unity of self. Hartmann's Boundaries concept is particularly applicable because it suggests that the minds of "thin-boundary" persons are relatively fluid and able to make numerous connections. Wilson and Barber's identification of the fantasy prone person and Thalbourne's transliminality concept are similarly relevant. Taking these explorations a step further, this author proposes that the flow of feeling within individuals represents the key to psychosomatic plasticity. Blushing, psoriasis, and immune reactions are offered as examples, as are more anomalous reports such as those provided by heart transplantation recipients and cases said to be indicative of reincarnation. In each instance, persons who are highly sensitive (ie, have a speedier and more direct flow of feeling) are more likely to evidence physical reactions. Psychosomatic plasticity represents an emerging area of interest in personality research, one that clearly merits further investigation. PMID:16781625

Jawer, Michael

2006-03-01

92

After Katrina - Restoration and Cleaning of Military Personal Property in the Gulf Coast Region - 8269  

Microsoft Academic Search

Numerous transportation service providers (TSPs) along the Gulf Coast region that store personal property and household belongings for U.S. military personnel and their families were affected by Hurricane Katrina. The purpose of this project was to provide expert services to evaluate, clean, dry, and restore approximately 680,000 kg (1,500,000 pounds) of personal property being stored at nine separate TSP facilities

James M. Hylko; Larry Copeland

93

"Tangible as tissue": Arnold Gesell, infant behavior, and film analysis.  

PubMed

From 1924 to 1948, developmental psychologist Arnold Gesell regularly used photographic and motion picture technologies to collect data on infant behavior. The film camera, he said, records behavior "in such coherent, authentic and measurable detail that ... the reaction patterns of infant and child become almost as tangible as tissue." This essay places his faith in the fidelity and tangibility of film, as well as his use of film as evidence, in the context of developmental psychology's professed need for legitimately scientific observational techniques. It also examines his use of these same films as educational material to promote his brand of scientific child rearing. But his analytic techniques - his methods of extracting data from the film frames - are the key to understanding the complex relationship between his theories of development and his chosen research technology. PMID:21995223

Curtis, Scott

2011-09-01

94

41 CFR 102-75.445 - Who can convey surplus real and related personal property for historic monument use?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...convey surplus real and related personal property for historic monument use? 102-75...102-75.445 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

95

41 CFR 102-75.1040 - May Federal agencies abandon or destroy improvements on land or related personal property before...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...improvements on land or related personal property before public notice is given of such...102-75.1040 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

96

41 CFR 102-36.260 - How do we promote the expeditious transfer of excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...expeditious transfer of excess personal property? 102-36.260 Section 102-36.260 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

97

41 CFR 102-41.125 - What choices do I have for retaining or disposing of unclaimed personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...retaining or disposing of unclaimed personal property? 102-41.125 Section 102-41.125 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

98

41 CFR 102-41.155 - Is unclaimed personal property available for transfer to another Federal agency?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...2013-07-01 false Is unclaimed personal property available for transfer to another...102-41.155 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

99

41 CFR 102-36.300 - How do we report the furnishing of personal property to non-federal recipients?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...we report the furnishing of personal property to non-federal recipients? 102-36...102-36.300 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

100

41 CFR 102-36.285 - May we charge for personal property transferred to another federal agency?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...false May we charge for personal property transferred to another federal agency...102-36.285 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

101

41 CFR 109-1.5204 - Review and approval of a designated contractor's personal property management system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...contractor's personal property management system. 109-1.5204 Section 109-1.5204 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

102

41 CFR 102-36.45 - What are our responsibilities in the management of excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...our responsibilities in the management of excess personal property... Section 102-36.45 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

103

Tangible User Interface for Chemistry Education: Visualization, Portability, and Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

Augmented Chemistry (AC) is an application that utilizes a tangible user interface (TUI) for organic chemistry education. Based on the outcome of an extensive evaluation, we are in the process of extending the AC system5. Firstly, for enhanced interaction, keyboard-free system configuration, and internal\\/ external database (DB) access, a graphic user interface (GUI) has been incorporated into the TUI. Three-dimensional

Joakim Almgren; Richard Carlsson; Henrik Erkkonen; Jonas Fredriksson; Sanne Mller; Henrik Rydgrd; Mattias sterberg; Kristina Btschi; Benedikt Voegtli; Morten Fjeld

104

A Theoretical Construct of Serious Play and the Design of a Tangible Social Interface  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To construct is to creatively invent one's world by engaging in creative decision-making, problem solving, and negotiation. The metaphor of construction is used to demonstrate how a simple artifact - a building blockw can be used to facilitate the exploration of personal narratives. This chapter presents an argument for the development of tangible social interfaces and interaction design practices that are informed by the premises of twentieth century philosophical and cultural theories. Specifically, this chapter explores the historical notion of the role of play in constructing a civic society. The constructed narratives' electronic construction kit is introduced as an example of research and development of a critical creative technology built on a wireless ad hoc 802.15.4 network platform. The game is designed to support collaborative play and learning.

Jennings, Pamela L.

105

What really brings them back? : The impact of tangible quality on affect and intention for casual dining restaurant patrons  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the usefulness of the TANGSERV (tangible quality) scale by examining the effect of tangible quality constructs on restaurant patrons' affect and behavioral intentions. Design\\/methodology\\/approach A model was proposed based on the literature of tangible quality in service, which posits that tangible quality leads to affective quality and they both

Clark Kincaid; Seyhmus Baloglu; Zhenxing Mao; James Busser

2010-01-01

106

Management of government personal property in the hands of contractors. Handbook for contracting officers and staff  

SciTech Connect

This manual is divided into three parts. Part One applies to the management of Government personal property within the Department of Energy in general terms. Part Two describes the specifics of the application of personal property management techniques to On-Site Contractors. Part three applies to Off-Site Contractors. Part One introduces the field of property management. It discusses: the legal basis and requirements established by Federal Statutes and the parallel authorities and responsibilities; the related evolution of the Department of Energy; the regulation system within the Federal Government and its implementation by the Department for personal property management. The life cycle of equipment is presented and how control over personal property is maintained through an accountability system. Classifications of property and contract clauses are discussed. The relationships of contracting officers and property administrators with contractors are presented in each of the discussions as appropriate. Part One consists of only one chapter and is applicable to the management of property utilized by all types of contractors. It provides the foundation to explore in some detail the actions and interactions that occur between the Department's procurement and property personnel and those of the contractor. This exploration in depth is made in Parts Two and Three.

Not Available

1982-04-01

107

41 CFR 102-36.185 - What are the requirements for acquiring excess personal property for use by our grantees?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...excess personal property for use by our grantees? 102-36.185 Section 102-36...for Non-Federal Recipients Project Grantees § 102-36.185 What are the requirements...excess personal property for use by our grantees? You may furnish excess personal...

2013-07-01

108

41 CFR 109-1.5112 - Loss, damage, or destruction of personal property in possession of DOE direct operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Loss, damage, or destruction of personal property...Practices § 109-1.5112 Loss, damage, or destruction of personal property...and investigation of instances of loss, damage, or destruction of personal...

2013-07-01

109

41 CFR 109-1.5113 - Loss, damage, or destruction of personal property in possession of designated contractors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Loss, damage, or destruction of personal property...Practices § 109-1.5113 Loss, damage, or destruction of personal property...Designated contractors shall report any loss, damage, or destruction of personal...

2013-07-01

110

31 CFR 535.540 - Disposition of certain tangible property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...to obtain payment of any amounts owed by Iran or the Iranian entity, or adequate assurance...the United States from a decision by the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal that the United States is liable to Iran for damages that are in any way...

2013-07-01

111

78 FR 57547 - Guidance Regarding Dispositions of Tangible Depreciable Property  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of the taxable year; (C) Passenger automobiles for which the depreciation allowance...percent); (F) Except for passenger automobiles described in paragraph (c)(2...distribution business: computers, automobiles, and forklifts. On its Federal...

2013-09-19

112

The Vulnerable Personality Style Questionnaire: psychometric properties in Spanish postpartum women  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Vulnerable Personality Style Questionnaire (VPSQ) is a nine-item self-report scale developed to asses personality traits\\u000a which increase the risk of postpartum depression. The aim of the present study was to examine the psychometric properties\\u000a of the Spanish version of the VPSQ in a sample of postpartum women. A cohort of 309 postpartum women was followed up for 32weeks\\u000a after

Estel Gelabert; Susana Subir; Anna Plaza; Anna Torres; Purificacin Navarro; Mara Luisa maz; Manuel Valds; Llusa Garca-Esteve; Roco Martn-Santos

2011-01-01

113

41 CFR 102-36.75 - Do we pay for excess personal property we acquire from another federal agency under a transfer?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY...executive branch policy that working capital fund property shall be...

2013-07-01

114

41 CFR 102-75.820 - Which Federal agency is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal property for the...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...75-REAL PROPERTY DISPOSAL Surplus Real Property Disposal Property...agency is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal...municipality, or instrumentality, surplus real and related personal property...buildings, fixtures, and equipment situated on the...

2013-07-01

115

41 CFR 102-75.820 - Which Federal agency is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal property for the...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...75-REAL PROPERTY DISPOSAL Surplus Real Property Disposal Property...agency is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal...municipality, or instrumentality, surplus real and related personal property...buildings, fixtures, and equipment situated on the...

2010-07-01

116

41 CFR 102-75.820 - Which Federal agency is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal property for the...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...75-REAL PROPERTY DISPOSAL Surplus Real Property Disposal Property...agency is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal...municipality, or instrumentality, surplus real and related personal property...buildings, fixtures, and equipment situated on the...

2009-07-01

117

41 CFR 102-36.370 - Are there special requirements concerning the use of excess personal property for disaster relief?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...the use of excess personal property for disaster relief? 102-36.370 Section 102-36...Whose Disposal Requires Special Handling Disaster Relief Property § 102-36.370 ...the use of excess personal property for disaster relief? Yes, upon declaration...

2013-07-01

118

Psychometric Properties of Within-Person Across-Session Variability in Accuracy of Cognitive Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although most psychological assessments are based on measures related to an individual's average level of performance, it has been proposed that measures of variability around one's average may provide unique individual difference information and have clinical significance. The current study investigated properties of within-person variability in

Salthouse, Timothy A.

2012-01-01

119

26 CFR 1.1445-1 - Withholding on dispositions of U.S. real property interests by foreign persons: In general.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...real property interests by foreign persons: In general. 1.1445-1...real property interests by foreign persons: In general. (a) Purpose...withhold (1) In general. Transferees...real property interests are...

2013-04-01

120

Venice unfolding: a tangible user interface for exploring faceted data in a geographical context  

Microsoft Academic Search

We introduce Venice Unfolding, a case study on tangible geo-visualization on an interactive tabletop to enable the exploration of architectural projects in Venice. Our tangible user interface consists of a large display showing projects on a map, and a polyhedral object to browse these data interactively by selecting and filtering various metadata facets. In this paper we describe a prototype

Till Nagel; Frank Heidmann; Massimiliano Condotta; Erik Duval

2010-01-01

121

29 CFR 4204.13 - Net income and net tangible assets tests.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... Labor 9 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Net income and net tangible assets tests. 4204.13 Section 4204.13...Variance of the Statutory Requirements 4204.13 Net income and net tangible assets tests. (a)...

2012-07-01

122

29 CFR 4204.13 - Net income and net tangible assets tests.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Net income and net tangible assets tests. 4204.13 Section 4204.13...Variance of the Statutory Requirements 4204.13 Net income and net tangible assets tests. (a)...

2010-07-01

123

29 CFR 4204.13 - Net income and net tangible assets tests.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Labor 9 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Net income and net tangible assets tests. 4204.13 Section 4204.13...Variance of the Statutory Requirements 4204.13 Net income and net tangible assets tests. (a)...

2011-07-01

124

Evaluation of Tangible Learning Companion\\/Robot for English Language Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this multiyear study is to combine the voice recognition technology with a tangible learning companion\\/robot which our research team developed to enhance English learning conversation for beginners. In this study, we collected the userspsila needs analysis of using tangible learning companion first then did a pilot test to analyze its usability. The results show that the learners

Yi Hsuan Wang; Shelley Shwu-ching Young; Jyh-shing Roger Jang

2009-01-01

125

The TangibleK Robotics Program: Applied Computational Thinking for Young Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the TangibleK robotics program for young children. Based on over a decade of research, this program is grounded on the belief that teaching children about the human-made world, the realm of technology and engineering, is as important as teaching them about the natural world, numbers, and letters. The TangibleK program uses

Bers, Marina U.

2010-01-01

126

10 CFR 770.5 - How does DOE notify persons and entities that defense nuclear facility real property is available...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...does DOE notify persons and entities that defense nuclear facility real property is available...development? 770.5 Section 770.5 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY AT DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES FOR ECONOMIC...

2010-01-01

127

10 CFR 770.5 - How does DOE notify persons and entities that defense nuclear facility real property is available...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...does DOE notify persons and entities that defense nuclear facility real property is available...development? 770.5 Section 770.5 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY AT DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES FOR ECONOMIC...

2009-01-01

128

A Tangible Programming Tool for Children to Cultivate Computational Thinking  

PubMed Central

Game and creation are activities which have good potential for computational thinking skills. In this paper we present T-Maze, an economical tangible programming tool for children aged 59 to build computer programs in maze games by placing wooden blocks. Through the use of computer vision technology, T-Maze provides a live programming interface with real-time graphical and voice feedback. We conducted a user study with 7 children using T-Maze to play two levels of maze-escape games and create their own mazes. The results show that T-Maze is not only easy to use, but also has the potential to help children cultivate computational thinking like abstraction, problem decomposition, and creativity.

Wang, Danli; Liu, Zhen

2014-01-01

129

78 FR 54568 - Debt That Is a Position in Personal Property That Is Part of a Straddle  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...CFR Part 1 [TD 9635] RIN 1545-BK89 Debt That Is a Position in Personal Property That Is Part of a Straddle AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service...instrument can be a position in personal property that is part of a straddle. The temporary regulations...

2013-09-05

130

78 FR 54598 - Debt That Is a Position in Personal Property That Is Part of a Straddle  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...REG-111753-12] RIN 1545-BL24 Debt That Is a Position in Personal Property That Is Part of a Straddle AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service...instrument can be a position in personal property that is part of a straddle. The proposed regulations...

2013-09-05

131

41 CFR 102-38.120 - When may we conduct negotiated sales of personal property at fixed prices (fixed price sale)?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...may we conduct negotiated sales of personal property at fixed prices (fixed price sale)? 102-38.120 Section 102-38...may we conduct negotiated sales of personal property at fixed prices (fixed price sale)? You may conduct...

2013-07-01

132

Standards and Conventions for TOPS (Transportation Operational Personal Property Standard System) Use of PSL/PSA (Problem Statement Language/Problem Statement Analyzer).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Transportation Operational Personal Property Standard System (TOPS) is an automated integrated information management system developed to help administer the personal property transportation program of the US Department of Defense. Analysis and design...

M. M. Stevens S. S. Stevens P. T. Singley

1988-01-01

133

Environmental Pollution: A Tangible Risk for NAFLD Pathogenesis  

PubMed Central

The liver is crucial for human life, and the health of this organ often mirrors the health of the individual. The liver can be the target of several diseases, the most prevalent of which, as a consequence of development and changes in human lifestyles, is the nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is a multifactorial disease that embraces many histo-pathologic conditions and is highly linked to metabolic derangements. Technological progress and industrialization have also had the consequence of releasing pollutants in the environment, for instance pesticides or solvents, as well as by-products of discharge, such as the particulate matter. In the last decade, a growing body of evidence has emerged, shedding light on the potential impact of environmental pollutants on liver health and, in particular, on NAFLD occurrence. These contaminants have a great steatogenic potential and need to be considered as tangible NAFLD risk factors. There is an urgent need for a deeper comprehension of their molecular mechanisms of action, as well as for new lines of intervention to reduce their worldwide diffusion. This review wishes to sensitize the community to the effects of several environmental pollutants on liver health.

Arciello, Mario; Gori, Manuele; Maggio, Roberta; Barbaro, Barbara; Tarocchi, Mirko; Galli, Andrea; Balsano, Clara

2013-01-01

134

78 FR 47153 - Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act for Loss of or Damage to Property or for Personal Injury...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Damage to Property or for Personal Injury or Death AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection...to property, or for personal injury or death, caused by the negligent or wrongful act...the United States for personal injury, death, or property loss or damage caused...

2013-08-05

135

Tangible interaction + graphical interpretation: a new approach to 3D modeling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Construction toys are a superb medium for geometric models. We argue that such toys, suitably instrumented or sensed, could be the inspiration for a new generation of easy-to-use, tangible modeling systemsespecially if the tangible modeling is combined with graphical-interpretation techniques for enhancing nascent models automatically. The three key technologies needed to realize this idea are embedded computation, vision-based acquisition, and

David Anderson; James L. Frankel; Joe Marks; Aseem Agarwala; Paul A. Beardsley; Jessica K. Hodgins; Darren Leigh; Kathy Ryall; Eddie Sullivan; Jonathan S. Yedidia

2000-01-01

136

Editorial: the evolving field of tangible interaction for children: the challenge of empirical validation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This special issue is devoted to the topic of tangible user interfaces and children. It emphasizes research on tangibility\\u000a that transcends system descriptions, focusing on the empirical support of theories and design guidance. The papers result\\u000a from the organization of a workshop at the CHI 2009 ACM conference in Boston, USA. As an introduction to this issue, empirical\\u000a evidence is

Bieke ZamanVero; Vero Vanden Abeele; Panos MarkopoulosPaul Marshall; Paul Marshall

137

41 CFR 102-36.320 - May we transfer or donate excess personal property that has been determined appropriate for...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...contact the regional GSA Personal Property Management office and implement donation procedures in accordance with part 102-37 of this chapter. [65 FR 31218, May 16, 2000, as amended at 71 FR 53572, Sept. 12,...

2013-07-01

138

Evaluation Policy Alternatives for the Reengineering of the Department of Defense Personal Property Shipment and Storage Program - A Stakeholder Approach.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) is currently reengineering the DOD Personal Property Shipment and Storage Program. DOD is conducting three pilot projects in support of this effort. Each pilot project represents a policy alternative for impr...

M. D. Lepson

1999-01-01

139

48 CFR 53.301-120-A - Standard Form 120-A, Continuation Sheet (Report of Excess Personal Property).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...System 2 2006-10-01 2006-10-01 false Standard Form 120-A, Continuation Sheet (Report of Excess Personal Property). 53.301-120-A Section 53.301-120-A Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL...

2006-10-01

140

48 CFR 53.301-120-A - Standard Form 120-A, Continuation Sheet (Report of Excess Personal Property).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...301-120-A Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (CONTINUED) CLAUSES AND FORMS FORMS Illustrations of Forms 53.301-120-A Standard Form 120-A, Continuation Sheet (Report of Excess Personal Property)....

2013-10-01

141

A tangible user interface for assessing cognitive mapping ability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wayfinding, the ability to recall the environment and navigate through it, is an essential cognitive skill relied upon almost every day in a person's life. A crucial component of wayfinding is the construction of cognitive maps, mental representations of the environments through which a person travels. Age, disease or injury can severely affect cognitive mapping, making assessment of this basic

Ehud Sharlin; Benjamin Watson; Steve Sutphen; Lili Liu; Robert Lederer; John Frazer

2009-01-01

142

41 CFR 102-36.270 - What if a federal agency requests personal property that is undergoing donation screening or in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...a federal agency requests personal property that is undergoing donation screening...102-36.270 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

143

41 CFR 102-36.155 - What are our responsibilities when acquiring excess personal property for use by a non-federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...responsibilities when acquiring excess personal property for use by a non-federal recipient...102-36.155 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

144

41 CFR 102-36.245 - Are we accountable for the personal property that has been reported excess, and who is...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...Are we accountable for the personal property that has been reported excess, and...102-36.245 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

145

41 CFR 102-36.170 - May we transfer personal property owned by one of our non-appropriated fund activities?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...false May we transfer personal property owned by one of our non-appropriated...102-36.170 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

146

41 CFR 102-36.165 - Do we retain title to excess personal property furnished to a non-appropriated fund activity...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...we retain title to excess personal property furnished to a non-appropriated...102-36.165 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

147

Tangible Interaction Based on Personal Objects for Collecting and Sharing Travel Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents a case study which addresses the design of a system which supports the recollection of memories and the\\u000a creation of storytelling by combining physical objects with digital resources. The purpose of our research is twofold. The\\u000a first aim is to investigate the experience of travelling focusing on how objects and information support human activity. The\\u000a second aim

Elena Mugellini; Elisa Rubegni; Omar Abou Khaled

148

41 CFR 102-36.35 - What is the typical process for disposing of excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...surplus property and is available for donation to state and local public agencies and...Surplus personal property not selected for donation is offered for sale to the public by...public bodies. [65 FR 31218, May 16, 2000, as amended at 71 FR 53571, Sept....

2013-07-01

149

Psychometric properties of the resourcefulness scale among caregivers of persons with autism spectrum disorder.  

PubMed

Caregiving for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be very costly to caregivers' well-being. Resourcefulness interventions have shown increases in positive health outcomes. However, before delivering the intervention, there should be a reliable and a valid measure to test resourcefulness. The psychometric properties of the Resourcefulness Scale (RS) have not been examined among ASD caregivers. This study examined the psychometrics of the 28-item RS in a convenience sample of 204 ASD caregivers. A Cronbach's alpha of .91 showed the internal consistency of the RS. Construct validity was supported by the emergence of two dimensions of resourcefulness (personal and social) in a confirmatory factor analysis and by substantial intercorrelations between the two subscales (r = .48, p < .001). Findings suggested the reliability and validity of RS among ASD caregivers, which is a necessary step toward implementing resourcefulness interventions to help ASD caregivers to deal with their stress and improve their quality of life. PMID:24151172

Bekhet, Abir K; Zauszniewski, Jaclene A

2014-05-01

150

A Field Study of a Standardized Tangible Symbol System for Learners Who Are Visually Impaired and Have Multiple Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: The study reported in this article tracked the learning rate of 43 children with multiple disabilities and visual impairments who had limited to no verbal language across seven months of classroom-based intervention using a standardized set of tangible symbols. Methods: The participants were introduced to tangible symbols on a daily

Trief, Ellen; Cascella, Paul W.; Bruce, Susan M.

2013-01-01

151

Psychometric Properties of the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality in a PTSD Sample  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated the psychometric characteristics of the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality (SNAP; Clark, 1996) in 280 individuals who screened positive for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The SNAP validity, trait, temperament, and personality disorder (PD) scales were compared with scales on the Brief Form of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (Patrick, Curtin, & Tellegen, 2002). In a subsample of

Erika J. Wolf; Kelly M. Harrington; Mark W. Miller

2011-01-01

152

Wi-roni: a gesture tangible interface for experiencing internet content in public spaces  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we describe a case study in which we explore the opportunity of gesture tangible interfaces to allow the retrieval of web content. Wi-roni provides audio content (streaming radio and podcasts), and the interface is based on capturing physical gestures as command input and providing sound as a feedback response to these actions. Wi-roni is urban furniture that

Elisa Rubegni; Jevon Brunk; Maurizio Caporali; Antonio Rizzo

2007-01-01

153

Dynamic Testing with Tangible Electronics: Measuring Children's Change in Strategy Use with a Series Completion Task  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Aims: This study sought to explore the use of a novel approach that incorporates dynamic testing and tangible electronics in the assessment of children's learning potential and strategy use. Sample: A total of 77 children with a mean age 8.9 years participated in the study; half of them were dynamically tested using graduate prompt techniques; the

Resing, Wilma C. M.; Elliott, Julian G.

2011-01-01

154

Tangible user interface for chemistry education: comparative evaluation and re-design  

Microsoft Academic Search

Augmented Chemistry (AC) is an application that utilizes a tangible user interface (TUI) for organic chemistry education. The empirical evaluation described in this paper compares learning effectiveness and user acceptance of AC versus the more traditional ball-and-stick model (BSM). Learning effectiveness results were almost the same for both learning environments. User preference and rankings, using NASA- TLX and SUMI, showed

Morten Fjeld; Jonas Fredriksson; Martin Ejdestig; Florin Duca; Kristina Btschi; Benedikt M. Voegtli; Patrick Juchli

2007-01-01

155

Social Benefits of a Tangible User Interface for Children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tangible user interfaces (TUIs) embed computer technology in graspable objects. This study assessed the potential of Topobo, a construction toy with programmable movement, to support social interaction in children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC). Groups of either typically developing (TD) children or those with ASC had group play sessions

Farr, William; Yuill, Nicola; Raffle, Hayes

2010-01-01

156

Computing in tangible : using artifacts as components of ambient intelligence environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this essay we will present a coherent way to create UbiComp applications. These are considered to consist of tangible objects, which carry the computing and networking technology required. By providing uniform abstractions and a supporting middleware, we treat objects as components of a UbiComp application. The component architecture is made directly visible and accessible via an Editor device that

Achilles KAMEAS; Irene MAVROMMATI; Panos MARKOPOULOS

2004-01-01

157

Preparing for Future Learning with a Tangible User Interface: The Case of Neuroscience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we describe the development and evaluation of a microworld-based learning environment for neuroscience. Our system, BrainExplorer, allows students to discover the way neural pathways work by interacting with a tangible user interface. By severing and reconfiguring connections, users can observe how the visual field is impaired and,

Schneider, B.; Wallace, J.; Blikstein, P.; Pea, R.

2013-01-01

158

The Selection of Tangible Symbols by Educators of Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tangible symbols are objects or partial objects that can be physically manipulated and that share a perceptual relationship with what they represent, known as the referent. They make fewer demands on memory and representational ability, making them an appropriate expressive form of communication for individuals with visual impairments and

Trief, Ellen; Bruce, Susan M.; Cascella, Paul W.

2010-01-01

159

A Mixed Reality System with Visual and Tangible Interaction Capability - Application to Evaluating Automobile Interior Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a mixed reality (MR) system with tangible interface as well as visual fusion in an MR space. The sense of touch is given by physical objects on which computer generated imagery is accurately registered and superimposed. The proposed approach is especially useful in industrial design where digital mockups and physical mockups are thoroughly utilized.

Toshikazu Ohshima; Tsuyoshi Kuroki; Hiroyuki Yamamoto; Hideyuki Tamura

2003-01-01

160

Tangible Reinforcement Plus Social Reinforcement versus Social Reinforcement Alone in Acquisition of Toothbrushing Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Use of a tangible reinforcer plus social reinforcement was found to be more effective in training a 33-year-old male with profound mental retardation to brush his teeth than social reinforcement alone. Determination of true positive reinforcers and training staff members to carry out such treatment programs are also discussed. (Author/VW)

Wolber, Greg; And Others

1987-01-01

161

Marble track audio manipulator (MTAM): a tangible user interface for audio composition  

Microsoft Academic Search

We created a tangible user interface that allows children to create musical compositions through constructive play. Our Marble Track Audio Manipulator (MTAM) is an augmented marble tower construction kit where marbles represent sound clips and tracks represent different sound effects. To create musical compositions, children collaboratively build a marble tower and then play their compositions by dropping marbles into the

Alex Bean; Sabina Siddiqi; Anila Chowdhury; Billy Whited; Orit Shaer; Robert J. K. Jacob

2008-01-01

162

The Designers' Outpost: A Tangible Interface for Collaborative Web Site Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

In our previous studies into web design, we found that pens, paper, walls, and tables were often used for explaining, developing, and communicating ideas during the early phases of design. These wall-scale paper-based design practices inspired The Designers' Outpost, a tangible user interface that combines the affordances of paper and large physical workspaces with the advantages of electronic media to

Scott R. Klemmer; Mark W. Newman; Ryan Farrell; Mark Bilezikjian; James A. Landay

163

Tangible computer programming: Exploring the use of emerging technology in classrooms and science museums  

Microsoft Academic Search

In considering ways to improve the use of digital technology in educational settings, it is helpful to look beyond desktop computers and conventional modes of interaction and consider the flood of emerging technologies that already play a prominent role in the everyday lives of children. In this dissertation, I will present a research project that builds on tangible user interface

Michael S. Horn

2009-01-01

164

DECOMPOSING VALUES OF TANGIBLE CAPITAL INTO PRICES AND QUANTITIES: SHOULD QUALITY ALSO HAVE A PLACE?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aggregation of tangible capital assets across vintages and the decomposition of value aggregates into quantity and prices aggregates are considered. Taking a neo-classical viewpoint, focus is both on capital stock values and capital service values. If the deflnitions and ways of measuring prices and quantities are not conformable, a quality component may have to be ac- counted for. Should it

ERIK BIRN

2006-01-01

165

Computing Science: TangiSoft Designing a Tangible Direct-Touch Tabletop Keyboard.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

TangiSoft is a hybrid of a physical and a soft keyboard designed specifically for digital tabletops. The aim of the design was to combine the advantages of tangible and direct-touch interaction in a tool for the tabletop. TangiSoft was realised by printin...

A. N. Sulaiman P. Heslop P. OPilver

2008-01-01

166

The Psychometric Properties of the WAI in a Career Counseling Setting: Comparison with a Personal Counseling Sample  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Working Alliance Inventory-Client version (WAI-C) and Working Alliance Inventory-Short and revised (WAI-SR) in a career counseling setting. Moreover, it compared the impact of career versus personal counseling settings based on results obtained using the WAI-SR. Subjects were 188

Perdrix, Sophie; de Roten, Yves; Kolly, Stephane; Rossier, Jerome

2010-01-01

167

Tangible computer programming: Exploring the use of emerging technology in classrooms and science museums  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In considering ways to improve the use of digital technology in educational settings, it is helpful to look beyond desktop computers and conventional modes of interaction and consider the flood of emerging technologies that already play a prominent role in the everyday lives of children. In this dissertation, I will present a research project that builds on tangible user interface (TUI) technology to support computer programming and robotics activities in education settings. In particular, I will describe the design and implementation of a novel tangible computer programming language called Tern. I will also describe an evaluation of Tern's use in both formal and informal educational settings--as part of an interactive exhibit on robotics and computer programming called Robot Park on display at the Boston Museum of Science; and as part of a curriculum unit piloted in several kindergarten classrooms in the greater Boston area. In both cases, Tern allows children to create simple computer programs to control a robot. However, rather than using a keyboard or mouse to write programs on a computer screen, children instead use Tern to construct physical algorithmic structures using a collection of interlocking wooden blocks. The goal of this work is not to propose that tangible programming languages are general purpose tools that should replace existing graphical programming languages; rather, I will present evidence to support the argument that tangible programming begins to make sense when one considers the contexts and constraints of specific educational settings. Moreover, in these settings tangible languages can compensate for some of the shortcomings of graphical and text-based systems that have limited their use.

Horn, Michael S.

168

41 CFR 102-36.205 - Is there a limit to how much excess personal property we may furnish to our grantees?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...personal property we may furnish to our grantees? 102-36.205 Section 102-36...for Non-Federal Recipients Project Grantees § 102-36.205 Is there a limit...personal property we may furnish to our grantees? Yes, you must monitor...

2013-07-01

169

76 FR 51125 - Additional Identifying Information Associated With Persons Whose Property and Interests in...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations.'' AGENCY: Office of...Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations.'' FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations'' (the...

2011-08-17

170

Assessing personality traits by questionnaire: psychometric properties of the Greek version of the Zuckerman-Kuhlman personality questionnaire and correlations with psychopathology and hostility  

PubMed Central

Background: The Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire (ZKPQ) was developed in an attempt to define the basic factors of personality or temperament. We aimed to assess the factor structure and the psychometric properties of its Greek version and to explore its relation to psychopathological symptoms and hostility features. Methods: ZKPQ was translated into Greek using back-translation and was administered to 1,462 participants (475 healthy participants, 619 medical patients, 177 psychiatric patients and 191 opiate addicts). Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses were performed. Symptoms Distress Check-List (SCL-90R) and Hostility and Direction of Hostility Questionnaire (HDHQ) were administered to test criterion validity. Results: Five factors were identified, largely corresponding to the original versions respective factors. Retest reliabilities were acceptable (rlis: 0.79-0.89) and internal consistency was adequate for Neuroticism-Anxiety (0.87), Impulsive Sensation Seeking (0.80), Aggression-Hostility (0.77) and Activity (0.72), and lower for Sociability (0.64). Most components were able to discriminate psychiatric patients and opiate addicts from healthy participants. Opiate addicts exhibited higher rates on Impulsive Sensation Seeking compared to healthy participants. Neuroticism-Anxiety (p<0.001) and Impulsive Sensation Seeking (p<0.001) were significantly associated with psychological distress and Aggression-Hostility was the most powerful correlate of Total Hostility (p<0.001), and Neuroticism-Anxiety was the stronger correlate of introverted hostility (p<0.001), further supporting the instruments concurrent validity. Conclusions: Present findings support the applicability of the Greek version of ZKPQ within the Greek population. Future studies could improve its psychometric properties by finding new items, especially for the Sociability scale.

Hyphantis, T; Antoniou, K; Floros, DG; Valma, V; Pappas, AI; Douzenis, A; Assimakopoulos, K; Iconomou, G; Kafetzopoulos, E; Garyfallos, G; Kuhlman, M

2013-01-01

171

Exploring the use of tangible user interfaces for human-robot interaction: a comparative study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we suggest the use of tangible user interfaces (TUIs) for human-robot interaction (HRI) applications. We discuss the potential benefits of this approach while focusing on low-level of autonomy tasks. We present an experimental robotic interaction testbed we implemented to support our investigation. We used the testbed to explore two HRI-related task-sets: robotic navigation control and robotic posture

Cheng Guo; Ehud Sharlin

2008-01-01

172

4 CFR 22.14 - Production of Documents, Electronically Stored Information, Other Tangible Things, or Entry Onto...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...designated documents or electronically stored information (including writings, papers, books, accounts, photographs, drawings, graphs, charts, recordings, and other data or data compilations), or other tangible things, not privileged, which are in...

2011-01-01

173

Tangible holography: adding synthetic touch to 3D display  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Just as we expect holographic technology to become a more pervasive and affordable instrument of information display, so too will high fidelity force-feedback devices. We describe a testbed system which uses both of these technologies to provide simultaneous, coincident visuo- haptic spatial display of a 3D scene. The system provides the user with a stylus to probe a geometric model that is also presented visually in full parallax. The haptics apparatus is a six degree-of-freedom mechanical device with servomotors providing active force display. This device is controlled by a free-running server that simulates static geometric models with tactile and bulk material properties, all under ongoing specification by a client program. The visual display is a full parallax edge-illuminated holographic stereogram with a wide angle of view. Both simulations, haptic and visual, represent the same scene. The haptic and visual displays are carefully scaled and aligned to provide coincident display, and together they permit the user to explore the model's 3D shape, texture and compliance.

Plesniak, Wendy J.; Klug, Michael A.

1997-04-01

174

11 CFR 100.135 - Use of a volunteer's real or personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...expenditure results where an individual, in the course of volunteering personal services on his or her residential premises...recreation room in a residential complex where the individual volunteering services resides, provided that the room is available...

2009-01-01

175

75 FR 24820 - Federal Management Regulation; Replacement of Personal Property Pursuant to the Exchange/Sale...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) by making changes to its policy on the replacement of personal...accident or natural disaster); or (3) Scrap gold for fine gold. * * * * * Sec. 102-39.80 [Amended] 0 3....

2010-05-06

176

76 FR 17188 - Additional Identifying Information Associated With Persons Whose Property and Interests in...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya'' AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control...Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya,'' whose property and interests in property...Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya,'' (the ``Order'') pursuant...

2011-03-28

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MixPlore: A Cocktail-Based Media Performance Using Tangible User Interfaces  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents MixPlore, a framework for a cocktail-based live media performance. It aims to maximize the pleasure of mixology, presenting the cocktail as a plentiful art medium where people can fully enjoy new synesthetic contents by the integration of bartending and musical creation. For this, we fabricated Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs): tin, glass, muddler, and costume display, etc. The basic idea of performance and music composition is to follow the process of making cocktails. At the end of every repertoire, the performer provides the resultant 'sonic cocktails' to audience.

Lee, Zune; Chang, Sungkyun; Lim, Chang Young

178

The Inventory of Personality Organisation: its psychometric properties among student and clinical populations in Japan  

PubMed Central

Background The Inventory of Personality Organisation (IPO) is a self-report measure that reflects personality traits, as theorised by Kernberg. Methods In study 1, the Japanese version of the IPO was distributed to a population of Japanese university students (N = 701). The students were randomly divided into two groups. The factor structure derived from an exploratory factor analysis among one subsample was tested using a confirmatory factor structure among another subsample. In study 2, the factor-driven subscales of the IPO were correlated with other variables that would function as external criteria to validate the scale in a combined population of the students used in study 1 and psychiatric outpatients (N = 177). Results In study 1 the five-factor structure presented by the original authors was replicated in exploratory factor analyses in one subgroup of students. However, this was through reduction of the number of items (the number of the primary items was reduced from 57 to 24 whereas the number of the additional items was reduced from 26 to 13) due to low endorsement frequencies as well as low factor loadings on a designated factor. The new factor structure was endorsed by a confirmatory factor analysis in the other student subgroup. In study 2 the new five subscales of the Japanese IPO were likely to be correlated with younger age, more personality psychopathology (borderline and narcissistic), more dysphoric mood, less psychological well-being, more insecure adult attachment style, lower self-efficacy, and more frequent history of childhood adversity. The IPO scores were found to predict the increase in suicidal ideation in a week's time in a longitudinal follow-up. Conclusion Although losing more than 40% of the original items, the Japanese IPO may be a reliable and valid measure of Kernberg's personality organisation for Japanese populations.

Igarashi, Hiromi; Kikuchi, Hiroyoshi; Kano, Rikihachiro; Mitoma, Hiroshi; Shono, Masahiro; Hasui, Chieko; Kitamura, Toshinori

2009-01-01

179

Epistemic action: a measure for cognitive support in tangible user interfaces?  

PubMed

The quality of user interfaces is often measured in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction. In the area of tangible user interfaces, epistemic--or exploratory--action has been suggested as a fourth measure of quality. In computer game studies (Kirsh & Maglio, 1992, 1994), players used epistemic actions to modify the environment, which helped them determine the correct position of blocks with less mental effort. There, the researchers found that it might be easier to physically modify the external world and then interpret it than to compute and interpret a new state mentally. Specifically, epistemic action may be a relevant concept when researching tangible user interfaces incorporating physical handles. This article examines the potential relations between the three traditional measures of usability and epistemic actions using three spatial planning tools with different degrees of physicality. The results indicate that epistemic action is a measure that is independent of the three traditional usability measures: efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction. However, epistemic action does not increase linearly with the physicality of a user interface, and it probably is a more complex measure that is also related to the reusability of the interface. Further research is needed to fully understand the potential of this measure. PMID:19587204

Fjeld, Morten; Barendregt, Wolmet

2009-08-01

180

Tangible display systems: direct interfaces for computer-based studies of surface appearance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

When evaluating the surface appearance of real objects, observers engage in complex behaviors involving active manipulation and dynamic viewpoint changes that allow them to observe the changing patterns of surface reflections. We are developing a class of tangible display systems to provide these natural modes of interaction in computer-based studies of material perception. A first-generation tangible display was created from an off-the-shelf laptop computer containing an accelerometer and webcam as standard components. Using these devices, custom software estimated the orientation of the display and the user's viewing position. This information was integrated with a 3D rendering module so that rotating the display or moving in front of the screen would produce realistic changes in the appearance of virtual objects. In this paper, we consider the design of a second-generation system to improve the fidelity of the virtual surfaces rendered to the screen. With a high-quality display screen and enhanced tracking and rendering capabilities, a secondgeneration system will be better able to support a range of appearance perception applications.

Darling, Benjamin A.; Ferwerda, James A.

2010-02-01

181

The Greek version of the Revised Person's Relating to Others Questionnaire (PROQ2-GR): psychometric properties and factor structure.  

PubMed

The Revised Person's Relating to Others Questionnaire (PROQ2) is a self-administered questionnaire of 96 items for measuring a person's negative relating. Its eight scales correspond to the eight octants of the theoretical structure called the interpersonal octagon, which is based upon the assumption that relating occurs along a horizontal, close-distant axis and a vertical, upper-lower axis. The present study concerns the Greek translation of the questionnaire called the PROQ2-GR. The psychometric properties and the factor structure of the PROQ2-GR were studied in a Greek population sample of 457. The findings were compared with those of an English population sample of 276. All scales showed good internal reliability. Four factors were extracted, representing the four main poles of the interpersonal octagon, with good psychometric properties. The positive correlations between all adjacent scales and the negative correlations between certain pairs of opposite scales are as would be expected in a model of circular ordering. The PROQ2-GR showed a greater degree of bipolarity than the PROQ2. Women were significantly more upper close and neutral close than men. The Greeks had a higher total mean score than the English and had higher mean scores on five out of the eight scales. PMID:14577895

Kalaitzaki, Argyroula E; Nestoros, Joannis N

2003-09-01

182

26 CFR 1.1031(a)-2 - Additional rules for exchanges of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...paragraphs (b)(4) and (5) of this...described in a 6-digit product class within...A property's 6-digit product class is referred...property's NAICS code. (4) Modifications of...classes based on the 4-digit codes contained...

2013-04-01

183

Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of Type D Personality Scale (DS14).  

PubMed

Objective: Type D personality is based on negative affectivity (NA) and social inhibition (SI). The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Persian version of 14-item Type D personality scale (DS14). Methods: The study included 191 normal participants and 176 patients with myocardial infarction (MI). They all filled out the Persian version of DS14, containing 7-item NA and SI subscales; 71 normal subjects completed the neuroticism and extroversion subscales of Eysenck questionnaire. Besides, 71 participants filled out the DS14 twice over a 2-month period. Results: In this study, 35.8 % of MI patients and 24.6% of healthy people were classified as Type D. Factor analysis of Persian version of DS14 yielded the two-factor structure; all of the NA and SI items loaded between 0.65 to 0.80 in patients and 0.48 to 0.79 in healthy people on their corresponding factor. Test-retest stability of the NA and the SI subscales were 0.86 and 0.77 respectively over a 2-month period. High internal consistency of Cronbach's alpha coefficient has been found to be 0.84 in patients and 0.87 in healthy people for the NA sub-scale and 0.86 in patients and 0.75 in healthy people for the SI sub-scale. The construct validity of NA and SI sub scales were confirmed against neuroticism (r = 0.65) and extroversion (r = -0.62) subscales of Eysenck questionnaire respectively. Conclusion: Persian version of DS14 is an acceptable, reliable and valid measure of dimensions of Type D personality. PMID:24644442

Bagherian, Reza; Bahrami Ehsan, Hadi

2011-01-01

184

39 CFR 233.11 - Mail reasonably suspected of being dangerous to persons or property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Screening of mail. When the Chief Postal Inspector determines that there is a credible threat that certain mail may contain a bomb, explosives, or other material that would endanger life or property, including firearms which are not mailable...

2013-07-01

185

41 CFR 102-35.20 - What definitions apply to GSA's personal property regulations?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...unusual rates of loss, theft or misuse, or due to national security or export control considerations. Such property includes...information technology equipment with memory capability, cameras, and communications equipment. These classifications...

2013-07-01

186

77 FR 31068 - Additional Identifying Information Associated With Persons Whose Property and Interests in...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Governments of Iran and Syria via Information Technology AGENCY: Office of Foreign...Governments of Iran and Syria via Information Technology,'' whose property and...Governments of Iran and Syria via Information Technology,'' (the...

2012-05-24

187

48 CFR 1852.245-78 - Physical inventory of capital personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2) of this paragraph are met. (1) The Contractor utilizes an electronic system for property identification, such as a laser bar-code reader or radio frequency identification reader, and (i) The programs or software preclude manual data...

2013-10-01

188

76 FR 47646 - Additional Designation of Person Whose Property and Interests in Property Are Blocked Pursuant to...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...national emergency to address the deterioration of the security situation and the persistence of violence in Somalia and acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property...

2011-08-05

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76 FR 47647 - Additional Designation of Person Whose Property and Interests in Property Are Blocked Pursuant to...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...national emergency to address the deterioration of the security situation and the persistence of violence in Somalia and acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property...

2011-08-05

190

26 CFR 1.263(a)-3 - Amounts paid to improve tangible property.  

...trusses, tracks, steps, handrails, and safety brushes. In Year 1, when G placed...City C passes an ordinance setting higher safety standards for buildings because of...requirement that K's building meet certain safety standards to continue to operate is...

2014-04-01

191

26 CFR 1.263(a)-3T - Amounts paid to improve tangible property (temporary).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...retail sales facility for additional warehouse space. Assume that the amount paid...leased building to provide additional warehouse space in the building. Assume that...City passes an ordinance setting higher safety standards for parapets and...

2012-04-01

192

Critical thresholds and tangible targets for ecosystem-based management of coral reef fisheries  

PubMed Central

Sustainably managing ecosystems is challenging, especially for complex systems such as coral reefs. This study develops critical reference points for sustainable management by using a large empirical dataset on the coral reefs of the western Indian Ocean to investigate associations between levels of target fish biomass (as an indicator of fishing intensity) and eight metrics of ecosystem state. These eight ecological metrics each exhibited specific thresholds along a continuum of fishable biomass ranging from heavily fished sites to old fisheries closures. Three thresholds lay above and five below a hypothesized window of fishable biomass expected to produce a maximum multispecies sustainable yield (BMMSY). Evaluating three management systems in nine countries, we found that unregulated fisheries often operate below the BMMSY, whereas fisheries closures and, less frequently, gear-restricted fisheries were within or above this window. These findings provide tangible management targets for multispecies coral reef fisheries and highlight key tradeoffs required to achieve different fisheries and conservation goals.

McClanahan, Tim R.; Graham, Nicholas A. J.; MacNeil, M. Aaron; Muthiga, Nyawira A.; Cinner, Joshua E.; Bruggemann, J. Henrich; Wilson, Shaun K.

2011-01-01

193

Social benefits of a tangible user interface for children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions.  

PubMed

Tangible user interfaces (TUIs) embed computer technology in graspable objects. This study assessed the potential of Topobo, a construction toy with programmable movement, to support social interaction in children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC). Groups of either typically developing (TD) children or those with ASC had group play sessions with Topobo and with LEGO. We recorded the extent and sequence of different categories of play during these sessions. For both participant groups, there were more social forms of play with Topobo than with LEGO. More solitary play occurred for LEGO and more parallel play occurred with Topobo. Topobo was also associated with more time in onlooker and cooperative play in TD. Finally, we observed differences in play sequences between TD and ASC children, and discuss how different play materials might produce specific patterns of play in these two groups. PMID:20484323

Farr, William; Yuill, Nicola; Raffle, Hayes

2010-05-01

194

Caryocar brasiliense supercritical CO2 extract possesses antimicrobial and antioxidant properties useful for personal care products  

PubMed Central

Background The cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries have an increasing interest in replacing synthetic antimicrobials in dermatological products due to increased microbial resistance to conventional antimicrobial agents. Pequi (Caryocar brasiliense) is a native fruit tree of the Brazilian Cerrado, specifically used in cosmetics, in the food industry, and for medicinal purposes. Leishmanicidal and antifungal activities have been reported previously. This study was designed to evaluate the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of a C. brasiliense extract obtained by supercritical CO2 extraction. Methods The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus were determined by the classical microdilution method. Antiseptic activity against these organisms was evaluated by the plate diffusion method. The antioxidant potential of the extract was evaluated using a method based on the oxidation of 2,2?-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS). The extracts chemical profile was analyzed for the presence of alkaloids, saponins, anthraquinones, steroids, tannins, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds according to standard colorimetric methods. Results The C. brasiliense supercritical CO2 extract exhibits antimicrobial activity against all bacteria tested. It also possesses antioxidant activity, when compared to a vitamin E standard. Conclusions The C. brasiliense supercritical CO2 extract may be useful for the development of personal care products, primarily for antiseptic skin products that inactivate, reduce, prevent, or arrest the growth of microorganisms with the inherent intent to mitigate or prevent disease as well as products that minimize damage caused by free radicals.

2014-01-01

195

Comparative study of nonlinear properties of EEG signals of normal persons and epileptic patients  

PubMed Central

Background Investigation of the functioning of the brain in living systems has been a major effort amongst scientists and medical practitioners. Amongst the various disorder of the brain, epilepsy has drawn the most attention because this disorder can affect the quality of life of a person. In this paper we have reinvestigated the EEGs for normal and epileptic patients using surrogate analysis, probability distribution function and Hurst exponent. Results Using random shuffled surrogate analysis, we have obtained some of the nonlinear features that was obtained by Andrzejak et al. [Phys Rev E 2001, 64:061907], for the epileptic patients during seizure. Probability distribution function shows that the activity of an epileptic brain is nongaussian in nature. Hurst exponent has been shown to be useful to characterize a normal and an epileptic brain and it shows that the epileptic brain is long term anticorrelated whereas, the normal brain is more or less stochastic. Among all the techniques, used here, Hurst exponent is found very useful for characterization different cases. Conclusion In this article, differences in characteristics for normal subjects with eyes open and closed, epileptic subjects during seizure and seizure free intervals have been shown mainly using Hurst exponent. The H shows that the brain activity of a normal man is uncorrelated in nature whereas, epileptic brain activity shows long range anticorrelation.

2009-01-01

196

IBM's tangible culture approach can smooth the way to successful transformation : A practical approach for culture change  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose Describes the tangible culture approach in promoting culture change, and smoothing the way to successful integration, which consultants and researchers devised to resolve some of the issues IBM faced over the $3.5 billion acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting in 2002. Design\\/methodology\\/approach Details the three concepts business practices, right vs. right, and outcome narratives which lie at

Sara J. Moulton Reger

2007-01-01

197

16 CFR 3.37 - Production of documents, electronically stored information, and any tangible things; access for...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...test, or sample any tangible things which are within the scope...particularity the documents or things to be produced or inspected...compelled to produce documents and things or to submit to an inspection...party submitting the request may move for an order under §...

2010-01-01

198

Design-Based Research on the Use of a Tangible User Interface for Geometry Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This design-based research study was conducted to identify what importance of a tangible user interface (TUI) can add to teaching and learning. Over a 2-year period, teachers ("n"?=?39) and students ("n"?=?145) participated in the study. The identified problem for investigation was how students, including those with low fine

Starcic, Andreja Istenic; Cotic, Mara; Zajc, Matej

2013-01-01

199

48 CFR 2452.204-70 - Preservation of, and access to, contract records (tangible and electronically stored information...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...preserve tangible materials and ESI...estimated cost or price or the time...an equitable adjustment in the contract...estimated cost or price or the time...an equitable adjustment in any one of...time-and-materials type contracts...estimated cost or price or the time...an equitable adjustment in any...

2013-10-01

200

41 CFR 102-36.90 - How do we find out what personal property is available as excess?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false How do we find out what personal...102-36.90 How do we find out what personal...excess? You may use the following methods to find...b) Contact or submit want lists to regional GSA Personal...holding agency websites. (d) Conduct on-site...

2013-07-01

201

25 CFR 15.101 - When should I notify the agency of the death of a person owning trust or restricted property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...death of a person owning trust or restricted property? 15.101 Section 15.101 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT...FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES Starting the Probate Process § 15.101 When should I notify the agency of the...

2011-04-01

202

29 CFR 15.304 - Are there limits to claims for loss of or damages to personal property under the WIA?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Claims Arising Out of the Operation of the Job Corps § 15.304 Are there limits...personal property that occurred while at the Job Corps Center or while on authorized travel...be considered under the WIA. (b) The Job Corps will only reimburse up to...

2013-07-01

203

Towards a gestural 3D interaction for tangible and three-dimensional GIS visualizations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The last decade has been characterized by a significant increase of spatially dependent applications that require storage, visualization, analysis and exploration of geographic information. GIS analysis of spatiotemporal geographic data is operated by highly trained personnel under an abundance of software and tools, lacking interoperability and friendly user interaction. Towards this end, new forms of querying and interaction are emerging, including gestural interfaces. Three-dimensional GIS representations refer to either tangible surfaces or projected representations. Making a 3D tangible geographic representation touch-sensitive may be a convenient solution, but such an approach raises the cost significantly and complicates the hardware and processing required to combine touch-sensitive material (for pinpointing points) with deformable material (for displaying elevations). In this study, a novel interaction scheme upon a three dimensional visualization of GIS data is proposed. While gesture user interfaces are not yet fully acceptable due to inconsistencies and complexity, a non-tangible GIS system where 3D visualizations are projected, calls for interactions that are based on three-dimensional, non-contact and gestural procedures. Towards these objectives, we use the Microsoft Kinect II system which includes a time of flight camera, allowing for a robust and real time depth map generation, along with the capturing and translation of a variety of predefined gestures from different simultaneous users. By incorporating these features into our system architecture, we attempt to create a natural way for users to operate on GIS data. Apart from the conventional pan and zoom features, the key functions addressed for the 3-D user interface is the ability to pinpoint particular points, lines and areas of interest, such as destinations, waypoints, landmarks, closed areas, etc. The first results shown, concern a projected GIS representation where the user selects points and regions of interest while the GIS component responds accordingly by changing the scenario in a natural disaster application. Creating a 3D model representation of geospatial data provides a natural way for users to perceive and interact with space. To the best of our knowledge it is the first attempt to use Kinect II for GIS applications and generally virtual environments using novel Human Computer Interaction methods. Under a robust decision support system, the users are able to interact, combine and computationally analyze information in three dimensions using gestures. This study promotes geographic awareness and education and will prove beneficial for a wide range of geoscience applications including natural disaster and emergency management. Acknowledgements: This work is partially supported under the framework of the "Cooperation 2011" project ATLANTAS (11_SYN_6_1937) funded from the Operational Program "Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship" (co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)) and managed by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology.

Partsinevelos, Panagiotis; Agadakos, Ioannis; Pattakos, Nikolas; Maragakis, Michail

2014-05-01

204

Personal(ized) Health Monitoring, Personalization, and Personality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Use of technology in individual health monitoring is predicted to be widespread in near future healthcare systems and in smart home environments. The term Personalized Health Monitoring (PHM) is proposed for these applications. A framework describing aspects of personalization and personality that are relevant to personalized health monitoring is presented. The framework addresses personal data, adaptability, feedback, and personality. Influence

Dieter Rhode

2011-01-01

205

The effects of locomotor training with a robotic-gait orthosis (Lokomat) on neuromuscular properties in persons with chronic SCI.  

PubMed

We studied the effects of robotic-assisted locomotor (LOKOMAT) training on neuromuscular abnormality associated with spasticity in persons with incomplete Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). LOKOMAT training was performed 3 days/week for 4 weeks, with up to 45 minutes of training per session. Subjects were evaluated before and after 1, 2, and 4 weeks of training, and the effects of training on the intrinsic (muscular) and reflexive components of the neuromuscular properties were quantified over the ankle range-of-motion. A linear (slope&intercept) regression was fit to the stiffness-angle curve. "Growth mixture" modeling was used to identify recovery classes for these parameters over the training period. Two distinct classes were observed. Class 1 subjects had initially higher reflex stiffness parameters (i.e., intercept and slope vs. ankle position) and reduced significantly over the training period. Class 2 subjects initially had lower reflex stiffness parameters and experienced non-significant reductions. Similar results were observed for the intrinsic stiffness intercept; however, intrinsic slope showed no significant improvement over training for either class. These findings demonstrate that LOKOMAT training is effective in reducing reflex and intrinsic stiffness (which abnormally increase in SCI) and improving the abnormal modulation of reflexes over the ankle range-of-motion. PMID:23366769

Mirbagheri, Mehdi M; Niu, Xun; Kindig, Matt; Varoqui, Deborah

2012-01-01

206

PingPongPlus: design of an athletic-tangible interface for computer-supported cooperative play  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper introduces a novel interface for digitally-augmentedcooperative play. We present the concept of the athletic-tangibleinterface, a new class of interaction which uses tangible objectsand full-body motion in physical spaces with digital augmentation.We detail the implementation of PingPongPlus, a reactive ping-pongtable, which features a novel sound-based ball tracking technology.The game is augmented and transformed with dynamic graphics andsound, determined by

Hiroshi Ishii; Craig Wisneski; Julian Orbanes; Ben Chun; Joseph A. Paradiso

1999-01-01

207

Poster: Physically-based natural hand and tangible AR interaction for face-to-face collaboration on a tabletop  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present an AR framework that allows natural hand and tangible AR interaction for physically-based interaction and environment awareness to support face-to-face collaboration using Microsoft Kinect. Our framework comprises of six major components: (1) marker tracking (2) depth acquisition (3) image processing (4) physics simulation (5) communication and (6) rendering. The resulting augmented environment supports occlusion, shadows,

Thammathip Piumsomboon; Adrian Clark; Atsushi Umakatsu; Mark Billinghurst

2012-01-01

208

The differential effects of tangible rewards and praise on intrinsic motivation: A comparison of cognitive evaluation theory and operant theory  

PubMed Central

Substantial research indicates that tangible rewards, such as money, prizes, and tokens, decrease response rates by undermining intrinsic motivation. In contrast, praise appears to increase response rates by enhancing intrinsic motivation. Based on their interpretation of available evidence, many social-cognitive researchers warn not to use tangible rewards in applied settings and to use praise instead. Furthermore, they suggest that the differential effects of the two types of rewards on intrinsic motivation cannot be explained using principles of operant psychology. Cognitive evaluation theory provides one of the most recent and widely cited social-cognitive explanations for the different effects of the two types of rewards on intrinsic motivation (Deci & Ryan, 1985). However, a review of existing research found little support for the explanations based on this theory and revealed three potential confounding effects: (a) temporal contiguity, (b) the number of reward administrations, and (c) discriminative stimuli associated with reward availability. These three confounding factors provide explanations for the effects of tangible rewards and praise on intrinsic motivation that are consistent with principles of operant psychology.

Carton, John S.

1996-01-01

209

[A short version of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI-15): dimensionality and psychometric properties in a representative sample of the German population].  

PubMed

The Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) is a commonly used measure of narcissism. This study administered a 15 item short version of the NPI (NPI-15). Central aims of the present study were to examine its dimensionality, and to provide data on its psychometric properties. NPI-15 and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D) were assessed in a representative sample of the German population (N=2,512). According to Scree-plot and model fit, a solution with 2 or 3 factors seemed feasible. Because of factor loadings and item-level associations to depression/anxiety we decided to favour a 2-factor-solution. 2 subscales reflecting different facets of narcissism were compiled (leadership ability/personality [LA/LP], grandiosity [G]). The psychometric properties of these scales were good (LA/LP) respectively unsatisfactory (G). The validity of the NPI-15 needs to be further studied. PMID:23475762

Spangenberg, Lena; Romppel, Matthias; Bormann, Bianca; Hofmeister, Dirk; Brhler, Elmar; Strau, Bernhard

2013-08-01

210

Psychometric properties of an informant personality questionnaire (the HAP) in a sample of older adults in the Netherlands and Belgium.  

PubMed

In geriatric psychiatry, informant reports are often important due to cognitive problems and related impaired insight and judgment. Informant questionnaires to identify personality traits among older adults are sparse. The Dutch informant personality questionnaire (the HAP) is especially developed to address this need. The objective of this study is the psychometric evaluation of the HAP among older adults in the Netherlands and Belgium. We investigated the internal consistency, gender differences, the test-retest and inter-rater reliability, the factorial structure, and the concurrent validity. Informants completed the HAP ratings of nursing home residents (n?=?385) and elderly psychiatric patients (n?=?204). The internal consistency of the scales is good. Medium gender differences on three scales were found in the population Psychiatry. The inter-rater and test-retest reliability are good to excellent. There are significant similarities between a number of HAP scales and dimensions of the Big Five. The congruence between the factor structures in both samples is very high. We labeled the three factors externalizing/antagonistic, internalizing/neurotic, and compulsive. The HAP meets the need for validated and reliable informant instruments for personality assessment among older adults in geriatric psychiatry. The content scales of the questionnaire address traits of the premorbid personality. Therefore, the HAP might be useful for personality assessment and selecting treatment options in mental healthcare and can be applied in scientific research in the area of personality aspects in late life. PMID:23323723

Barendse, H P J; Thissen, A J C; Rossi, G; Oei, T I; van Alphen, S P J

2013-01-01

211

15 CFR 744.22 - Restrictions on exports, reexports and transfers to persons whose property and interests in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...property are blocked pursuant to Executive Orders 13310, 13448 or 13464. 744...property are blocked pursuant to Executive Orders 13310, 13448 or 13464. Consistent...property are blocked pursuant to Executive Orders 13310, 13448 or 13464....

2010-01-01

212

41 CFR 102-75.160 - Should prefabricated movable structures be designated real or personal property for disposition...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 75-REAL...structures such as Butler-type storage warehouses, Quonset huts, and house...

2013-07-01

213

41 CFR 102-75.750 - Who is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal property for correctional facility...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...property for correctional facility, law enforcement, or emergency management response...Property for Correctional Facility, Law Enforcement, Or Emergency Management Response...property for correctional facility, law enforcement, or emergency management...

2013-07-01

214

Development and Psychometric Properties of an Assessment for Persons with Intellectual Disability--The InterRAI ID  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the development of the interRAI-Intellectual Disability (interRAI ID), a comprehensive instrument that assesses all key domains of interest to service providers relative to a person with an intellectual disability (ID). The authors report on the reliability and validity of embedded scales for cognition, self-care, aggression,

Martin, Lynn; Hirdes, John P.; Fries, Brant E.; Smith, Trevor F.

2007-01-01

215

75 FR 60567 - Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Serious Human Rights Abuses by the...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Human Rights Abuses by the Government of Iran and Taking Certain Other Actions By the...C. 1601et seq.), the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment...to be an official of the Government of Iran or a person acting on behalf of the...

2010-10-01

216

41 CFR 102-75.575 - Who notifies non-profit organizations that surplus real property and related personal property to...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...property to be used for self-help housing or housing assistance...organizations, following guidance in the GSA Customer Guide to Real Property...Coordinate any requirement for self-help housing or housing assistance use of the property with the...

2013-07-01

217

41 CFR 102-36.200 - May we acquire excess personal property for cannibalization purposes by the grantees?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...property for cannibalization purposes by the grantees? 102-36.200 Section 102-36...for Non-Federal Recipients Project Grantees § 102-36.200 May we acquire...property for cannibalization purposes by the grantees? Yes, subject to GSA approval,...

2013-07-01

218

41 CFR 102-36.195 - What type of excess personal property may we furnish to our project grantees?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...property may we furnish to our project grantees? 102-36.195 Section 102-36...for Non-Federal Recipients Project Grantees § 102-36.195 What type of excess...property may we furnish to our project grantees? You may furnish to your...

2013-07-01

219

The tangible common denominator of substance use disorders: a reply to commentaries to Rehm et al. (2013a).  

PubMed

In response to our suggestion to define substance use disorders via 'heavy use over time', theoretical and conceptual issues, measurement problems and implications for stigma and clinical practice were raised. With respect to theoretical and conceptual issues, no other criterion has been shown, which would improve the definition. Moreover, heavy use over time is shown to be highly correlated with number of criteria in current DSM-5. Measurement of heavy use over time is simple and while there will be some underestimation or misrepresentation of actual levels in clinical practice, this is not different from the status quo and measurement of current criteria. As regards to stigma, research has shown that a truly dimensional concept can help reduce stigma. In conclusion, 'heavy use over time' as a tangible common denominator should be seriously considered as definition for substance use disorder. PMID:24226811

Rehm, J; Anderson, P; Gual, A; Kraus, L; Marmet, S; Nutt, D J; Room, R; Samokhvalov, A V; Scafato, E; Shield, K D; Trapencieris, M; Wiers, R W; Gmel, G

2014-01-01

220

Systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable storage media for wide-field interferometry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable storage media for wide field imaging interferometry. The method includes for each point in a two dimensional detector array over a field of view of an image: gathering a first interferogram from a first detector and a second interferogram from a second detector, modulating a path-length for a signal from an image associated with the first interferogram in the first detector, overlaying first data from the modulated first detector and second data from the second detector, and tracking the modulating at every point in a two dimensional detector array comprising the first detector and the second detector over a field of view for the image. The method then generates a wide-field data cube based on the overlaid first data and second data for each point. The method can generate an image from the wide-field data cube.

Lyon, Richard G. (Inventor); Leisawitz, David T. (Inventor); Rinehart, Stephen A. (Inventor); Memarsadeghi, Nargess (Inventor)

2012-01-01

221

41 CFR 102-41.65 - What happens to forfeited personal property that is transferred or retained for official use?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...additional provisions of subpart E of this part and part 101-42 of Chapter 101, Federal Property Management Regulations in this title when disposing of firearms, distilled spirits, wine, beer, and drug...

2013-07-01

222

[Preventive properties of the blood sera from persons vaccinated with a Proteus vaccine made from soluble antigen complexes].  

PubMed

In experiments of the passive protection of mice the protective properties of sera obtained from humans before and after their immunization with Proteus vaccine used as a monopreparation or in combination with staphylococcal toxoid and/or pyoimmunogen were studied. When introduced in a single subcutaneous injection, Proteus vaccine prepared from soluble antigenic complexes ensured an increase in the protective properties of sera. The second injection of the vaccine essentially enhanced the protective potency of the sera of the immunized donors. The therapeutic injection of Proteus vaccine ensured the essential increase of the protective properties of the sera. This increase could be experimentally detected within at least 25-30 days from the beginning of immunization. The immunization of volunteers with Proteus vaccine in combination with pyoimmunogen and adsorbed staphylococcal toxoid ensured the maximum increase of the protective properties of their sera. PMID:3087123

Levina, L A; Kre?nin, L S; Kaverina, K G; Zdanovskaia, L K; Iurova, V A

1986-04-01

223

The Effectiveness of Education and Schooling Activities with Respect to Learning Styles on the Learning of Abstract and Tangible Concepts of Social Studies by Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research reviews the effects of education and schooling activities that are conducted with respect to different learning styles on the success of teaching abstract and tangible concepts of 6th Grade Social Studies, and researches whether the demographic variables (age, gender) of the students had any effect on this success levels. To do so, 2

Seker, Mustafa

2013-01-01

224

Physical World Hyperlinking: Can Computer-Based Instruction in a K-6 Educational Setting Be Easily Accessed through Tangible Tagged Objects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examined multiple types of physical world hyperlinking hardware configurations for the purpose of determining an optimal reader/tag combination for K-6 student use. Both traditional barcode tags and two types of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags were placed on tangible items. Students ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade

Parton, Becky Sue; Hancock, Robert; Mihir, Mihir

2010-01-01

225

The card box at hand: exploring the potentials of a paper-based tangible interface for education and research in art history  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents art historical research and education as a novel application area for tangible user interfaces. The academic discipline of art history and its subjects are currently undergoing changes that will lead to a rising importance of computers. However, the computer is generally not the art historian's tool of choice. We feel that this is due to existing GUI

Tanja Dring; Steffi Beckhaus

2007-01-01

226

Mystery Person  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features a mathematical game called "Mystery Person." The author describes how the Mystery Person game was tried with first-graders [age 6]. The Mystery games involve the generation of key questions, the coordination of information--often very complex information--and the formulation of consequences based on this coordination.

O'Brien, Tom

2011-01-01

227

26 CFR 1.1059A-1 - Limitation on taxpayer's basis or inventory cost in property imported from related persons.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...for purposes of the basis or inventory cost, be greater than the...properly included in cost basis or inventory cost; was actually incurred...only; and items subject to a zero rate of duty (19 U.S...limitation on a claimed basis or inventory cost in property which...

2009-04-01

228

26 CFR 1.1059A-1 - Limitation on taxpayer's basis or inventory cost in property imported from related persons.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...for purposes of the basis or inventory cost, be greater than the...properly included in cost basis or inventory cost; was actually incurred...only; and items subject to a zero rate of duty (19 U.S...limitation on a claimed basis or inventory cost in property which...

2010-04-01

229

26 CFR 1.1059A-1 - Limitation on taxpayer's basis or inventory cost in property imported from related persons.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...for purposes of the basis or inventory cost, be greater than the...properly included in cost basis or inventory cost; was actually incurred...only; and items subject to a zero rate of duty (19 U.S...limitation on a claimed basis or inventory cost in property which...

2013-04-01

230

41 CFR 102-36.445 - Do we report excess personal property originally acquired from or through the American National...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...acquired from or through the American National Red Cross? 102-36.445 Section 102-36...Whose Disposal Requires Special Handling Red Cross Property § 102-36.445 Do...acquired from or through the American National Red Cross? Yes, when reporting...

2010-07-01

231

41 CFR 102-36.445 - Do we report excess personal property originally acquired from or through the American National...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...acquired from or through the American National Red Cross? 102-36.445 Section 102-36...Whose Disposal Requires Special Handling Red Cross Property § 102-36.445 Do...acquired from or through the American National Red Cross? Yes, when reporting...

2013-07-01

232

41 CFR 102-36.445 - Do we report excess personal property originally acquired from or through the American National...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...acquired from or through the American National Red Cross? 102-36.445 Section 102-36...Whose Disposal Requires Special Handling Red Cross Property § 102-36.445 Do...acquired from or through the American National Red Cross? Yes, when reporting...

2009-07-01

233

26 CFR 15a.453-1 - Installment method reporting for sales of real property and casual sales of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...in the ordinary course of business or investment, of the property. The term qualifying...g., bushels of wheat or ounces of gold). (ii) Example. The following...g., foreign currency, ounces of gold, or bushels of wheat), such...

2013-04-01

234

26 CFR 1.482-3 - Methods to determine taxable income in connection with a transfer of tangible property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...distributors of a wide variety of consumer durables might perform...same general type (e.g., consumer electronics). Furthermore...other factors, including cost structures (as reflected, for example...other factors, including cost structures (as reflected, for...

2013-04-01

235

26 CFR 1.263(a)-2T - Amounts paid to acquire or produce tangible property (temporary).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...or production cost. X purchases and produces jigs, dies, molds, and patterns for use in the manufacture of X's products...section the amounts paid to acquire and produce the jigs, dies, molds, and patterns. See section 263A for the costs required...

2013-04-01

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26 CFR 1.482-3 - Methods to determine taxable income in connection with a transfer of tangible property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...terms); (3 ) Sales, marketing, advertising programs and...following examples illustrate the principles of this paragraph (c...following examples illustrate the principles of this paragraph (d...take into account the general principle that uncontrolled...

2010-04-01

237

26 CFR 1.482-3 - Methods to determine taxable income in connection with a transfer of tangible property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...its foreign distributor. UT1, UT2, and UT3 are domestic computer component manufacturers...performed and risks borne by UT1, UT2, and UT3, and the contractual terms in the uncontrolled...gross profit markups of UT1, UT2, and UT3, however, reflect supervisory,...

2009-04-01

238

Personalized Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the six basic elements of personalized instruction: The dual teacher role (coach and advisor), diagnosing student learning characteristics, a culture of collegiality, interactive learning environments, flexible scheduling and pacing, and authentic assessment. (Contains 23 references.) (PKP)

Keefe, James W.; Jenkins, John M.

2002-01-01

239

Managing Motivation In Personalized Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

addresses the topic of managing motivation in Keller's Personalized System of Instruction (PSI). Outlines the reinforcing features that are at the foundation of PSI theory, and examines methods used to ensure that these reinforcing properties are fu lly utilized. (JR)

Wagner, G. R.; And Others

1974-01-01

240

Personalized ophthalmology.  

PubMed

Ophthalmology has been an early adopter of personalized medicine. Drawing on genomic advances to improve molecular diagnosis, such as next-generation sequencing, and basic and translational research to develop novel therapies, application of genetic technologies in ophthalmology now heralds development of gene replacement therapies for some inherited monogenic eye diseases. It also promises to alter prediction, diagnosis and management of the complex disease age-related macular degeneration. Personalized ophthalmology is underpinned by an understanding of the molecular basis of eye disease. Two important areas of focus are required for adoption of personalized approaches: disease stratification and individualization. Disease stratification relies on phenotypic and genetic assessment leading to molecular diagnosis; individualization encompasses all aspects of patient management from optimized genetic counseling and conventional therapies to trials of novel DNA-based therapies. This review discusses the clinical implications of these twin strategies. Advantages and implications of genetic testing for patients with inherited eye diseases, choice of molecular diagnostic modality, drivers for adoption of personalized ophthalmology, service planning implications, ethical considerations and future challenges are considered. Indeed, whilst many difficulties remain, personalized ophthalmology truly has the potential to revolutionize the specialty. PMID:24665880

Porter, L F; Black, G C M

2014-07-01

241

Personal Revelation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Activity: You are going to develop a scripture chain that teaches us how we can receive Personal Revelation. Remember, when we talk to Heavenly Father we call it prayer. When Heavenly Father responds to us by the Holy Ghost we call it Personal Revelation. Teaching Emphasis (Core) I cannot use any language that describes to you what a revelation is. Somebody said, How can I tell if I have a revelation? I have had a feeling that such and such is true. How can I be sure? ...Revelation is something you experience, and the way that ...

Vasas, Brother

2008-10-15

242

Personal Finance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed as part of the Marine Corps Institute (MCI) correspondence training program, this course on personal finance is designed to provide all Marines with the ability to manage their financial affairs successfully. Introductory materials include specific information for MCI students, a course introduction, and a study guide (guidelines to

Marine Corps Inst., Washington, DC.

243

Personal Beacon  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The MicroPLB (personal locator beacon) is a search and rescue satellite-aided tracking (SARSAT) transmitter. When activated it emits a distress signal to a constellation of internationally operated satellites. The endangered person's identity and location anywhere on Earth is automatically forwarded to central monitoring stations around the world. It is accurate to within just a few meters. The user uses the device to download navigation data from a global positioning satellite receiver. After the download is complete, the MicroPLB functions as a self-locating beacon. Also, it is the only PLB to use a safe battery. In the past, other PLB devices have used batteries that have enough volatility to explode with extreme force. It was developed by Microwave Monolithic, Inc. through SBIR funding from Glenn Research Center and Goddard Space Flight Center.

2000-01-01

244

Factor structure of the Motivation Assessment Scale for persons with mental retardation.  

PubMed

The rating scale used to assess the motivators of maladaptive behaviors in persons with mental retardation was the Motivation Assessment Scale. In the current study, we validated the factor structure of the scale on a sample of 118 subjects with predominately severe or profound mental retardation. They exhibited deviant behaviors such as self-injurious and tantrum behavior, aggression, and passivity. The results of the factor analysis with varimax rotation validated the assumptions of the developers of the scale that the motivators could be grouped into sensory, escape, attention, and tangible reinforcers. These four subscales are easily interpretable and should continue to provide valuable information. PMID:1924623

Bihm, E M; Kienlen, T L; Ness, M E; Poindexter, A R

1991-06-01

245

Towards Tangible Virtualities: Tangialities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rapid proliferation of different types of interaction devices that use more natural channels (voice, touch, gesture) for interfacing with the digital medium illustrates the trend towards the creation of more "humane" interaction mechanisms. However, the current historical paradox is that modern technological advances are dramatically ahead of our

Milekic, Slavko

246

Personalized neuroprosthetics.  

PubMed

Decades of technological developments have populated the field of neuroprosthetics with myriad replacement strategies, neuromodulation therapies, and rehabilitation procedures to improve the quality of life for individuals with neuromotor disorders. Despite the few but impressive clinical successes, and multiple breakthroughs in animal models, neuroprosthetic technologies remain mainly confined to sophisticated laboratory environments. We summarize the core principles and latest achievements in neuroprosthetics, but also address the challenges that lie along the path toward clinical fruition. We propose a pragmatic framework to personalize neurotechnologies and rehabilitation for patient-specific impairments to achieve the timely dissemination of neuroprosthetic medicine. PMID:24197737

Borton, David; Micera, Silvestro; Milln, Jos del R; Courtine, Grgoire

2013-11-01

247

[Personalized neurooncology].  

PubMed

The treatment of patients with intrinsic brain tumors is radically changing. This change is currently not (yet) signified by the use of targeted therapy in clinical practice but more by the definition of molecular markers as predictors for response to therapy which have been used for a long time. While in the past the choice of treatment has been based solely on the tumor entity and its degree of malignancy derived from histological analyses, large randomized trials have now provided a solid basis for personalized molecular-guided treatment decisions. For instance, in the German NOA-08 trial a benefit of chemotherapy with temozolomide alone was only demonstrated in a subgroup of elderly patients with malignant gliomas displaying promoter hypermethylation of the DNA repair enzyme MGMT. This is only one of several examples where molecular analysis of tumor tissue becomes clinically relevant as these analyses can and should be taken into account for treatment decisions and not, as previously, just as an additional parameter for estimating prognosis. This article illustrates the current developments in the area of personalized neurooncology and critically reviews the impact on clinical decision-making in daily practice. PMID:23775285

Platten, M; Steinbach, J P; Wick, W

2013-08-01

248

Paranoid personality disorder.  

PubMed

Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is currently included in DSM-IV's "odd cluster" or "cluster A." In the present article, the authors review available information pertaining to the psychometric properties of PPD, as derived from the relevant literature and from databases of personality disorder study groups. There is comparatively little published evidence for the reliability and validity of PPD, and researchers by and large have tended not to study the disorder, either because of investigators' difficulty recruiting individuals with PPD into research studies, or (as seems more likely) because the trait-paranoia from which many psychiatric patients suffer has seemed better explained by other DSM-IV disorders on Axis I and/or Axis II than by PPD. Given the scant empirical evidence on PPD, it seems reasonable to remove it as an independent diagnosis from the next edition of DSM, and instead to encourage clinicians to code trait-paranoia using a dimensional approach. PMID:22928850

Triebwasser, Joseph; Chemerinski, Eran; Roussos, Panos; Siever, Larry J

2013-12-01

249

"Musical co-creation"? Exploring health-promoting potentials on the use of musical and interactive tangibles for families with children with disabilities.  

PubMed

The point of departure in this text is the ongoing qualitative interdisciplinary research project RHYME (www.RHYME.no), which addresses the lack of health-promoting interactive and musical Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for families with children with severe disabilities. The project explores a new treatment paradigm based on collaborative, tangible, interactive net-based musical "smart things" with multimedia capabilities. The goal in RHYME is twofold: (1) to reduce isolation and passivity, and (2) to promote health and well-being. Co-creation is suggested as a possible path to achieving these goals, by evoking feelings, for example, or accommodating the needs to act and to create social relations; co-creation also motivates users to communicate and collaborate within (new) social relations. This article engages co-creation by incorporating aspects connected to interaction design and the field of music and health. Empirical observations will be referred to. The research question is as follows: What might co-creation imply for families of children with disabilities when musical and interactive tangibles are used as health-promoting implements? PMID:23930992

Stensth, Karette

2013-01-01

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"Musical co-creation"? Exploring health-promoting potentials on the use of musical and interactive tangibles for families with children with disabilities  

PubMed Central

The point of departure in this text is the ongoing qualitative interdisciplinary research project RHYME (www.RHYME.no), which addresses the lack of health-promoting interactive and musical Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for families with children with severe disabilities. The project explores a new treatment paradigm based on collaborative, tangible, interactive net-based musical smart things with multimedia capabilities. The goal in RHYME is twofold: (1) to reduce isolation and passivity, and (2) to promote health and well-being. Co-creation is suggested as a possible path to achieving these goals, by evoking feelings, for example, or accommodating the needs to act and to create social relations; co-creation also motivates users to communicate and collaborate within (new) social relations. This article engages co-creation by incorporating aspects connected to interaction design and the field of music and health. Empirical observations will be referred to. The research question is as follows: What might co-creation imply for families of children with disabilities when musical and interactive tangibles are used as health-promoting implements?

2013-01-01

251

Normal personality versus pathological personality: dimensional and predictive study.  

PubMed

The present study aimed to replicate the previous relationship between the Zuckerman personality model and the Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology-Basic Questionnaire (DAPP-BQ) and to evaluate the contribution of the facets and factors from Zuckerman's new instrument Zuckerman-Kuhlman-Aluja Personality Questionnaire (ZKA-PQ) versus the old Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire to the four clusters of the DAPP-BQ. The sample consisted of 443 subjects from the general population of both sexes. The ZKA-PQ dimensions predicted between 35 % and 61% of the DAPP-BQ cluster variance and facets between 54% and 63%. Local regression graphical analysis (LOESS) showed that neuroticism and aggressiveness are the dimensions most related with emotional dysregulation. Sensation seeking and aggressiveness were associated with dissocial behaviour. Neuroticism and extraversion (negative) were associated with social avoidance and activity and sensation seeking (negative) with compulsiveness. The new ZKA-PQ improves the psychometric properties of the old Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire. Both dimensional personality measures can play a role in the prediction of the future DSM-V personality disorder dimensional system. PMID:24343978

Aluja, Anton; Blanch, Angel; Balada, Ferran

2013-11-01

252

48 CFR 45.101 - Definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...damage to the installed property or to the premises where installed. Precious metal s means silver, gold, platinum, palladium, iridium, osmium, rhodium, and ruthenium. Property means all tangible property, both real and personal....

2011-10-01

253

48 CFR 45.101 - Definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...damage to the installed property or to the premises where installed. Precious metal s means silver, gold, platinum, palladium, iridium, osmium, rhodium, and ruthenium. Property means all tangible property, both real and personal....

2010-10-01

254

The Inventory of Personality Organization: psychometric properties, factorial composition, and criterion relations with affect, aggressive dyscontrol, psychosis proneness, and self-domains in a nonclinical sample.  

PubMed

This report describes 2 studies of the psychometric characteristics of the primary clinical scales of the Inventory of Personality Organization (IPO; O. F. Kernberg & J. F. Clarkin, 1995), which assess reality testing, primitive psychological defenses, and identity diffusion, in a nonclinical sample. The 3 IPO scales display adequate internal consistency and good test-retest reliability. Item-level confirmatory factor analysis supported a two-factor structure of the IPO consistent with O. F. Kernberg's (1984, 1996) model of borderline personality organization. Each of the 3 IPO scales was associated with increased negative affect, aggressive dyscontrol, and dysphoria as well as lower levels of positive affect consistent with Kernberg's model of borderline personality organization. The IPO Reality Testing scale is closely related to various measures of psychotic-like phenomena. PMID:11793901

Lenzenweger, M F; Clarkin, J F; Kernberg, O F; Foelsch, P A

2001-12-01

255

Effects of Input Properties, Vocabulary Size, and L1 on the Development of Third Person Singular -"s" in Child L2 English  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to investigate the development of third-person singular (3SG) -"s" in children who learn English as a second language (L2). Adopting the usage-based perspective on the learning of inflection, we analyzed spontaneous speech samples collected from 15 English L2 children who were followed over a 2-year period. Assessing the

Blom, Elma; Paradis, Johanne; Duncan, Tamara Sorenson

2012-01-01

256

Can computer personalities be human personalities?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study demonstrates that (1) computer personalities can be easily created using a minimal set of cues, and (2) that people will respond to these personalities in the same way they would respond to similar human personalities. The present study focuses on the simikirityattraction hypothesis, which predicts that people will prefer to interact with others who are similar in

Clifford Nass; Youngme Moon; B. J. Fogg; Byron Reeves; Chris Dryer

1995-01-01

257

The Case for Conscientiousness: Evidence and Implications for a Personality Trait Marker of Health and Longevity  

PubMed Central

Purpose Recent initiatives by major funding agencies have emphasized translational and personalized approaches (e.g., genetic testing) to health research and health management. While such directives are appropriate, and will likely produce tangible health benefits, we seek to highlight a confluence of several lines of research showing relations between the personality dimension of conscientiousness and a variety of health-related outcomes. Methods Using a modified health process model, we review the compelling evidence linking conscientiousness to health and disease processes, including longevity, diseases, morbidity-related risk factors, health-related psycho-physiological mechanisms, health-related behaviors, and social environmental factors related to health. Conclusion We argue the accumulated evidence supports greater integration of conscientiousness into public health, epidemiological, and medical research, with the ultimate aim of understanding how facilitating more optimal trait standing might foster better health.

Bogg, Tim; Roberts, Brent W.

2012-01-01

258

Life Satisfaction in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We appraised life satisfaction using the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), and analysed its psychometric properties in persons with intellectual disability (ID). Ninety-nine persons with ID from four services in Spain participated. A battery of subjective assessments was used, including the SWLS, a Quality of Life measure (WHOQOL-BREF), and

Lucas-Carrasco, Ramona; Salvador-Carulla, Luis

2012-01-01

259

Genetics of personality disorders  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a brief review of genetically informative studies of personality disorders. Findings from twin and adoption studies suggest that personality disorders are moderately to strongly heritable (heritability estimates between 30% and 80%) and that environmental factors that increase the risk of personality disorder are individual specific (non-shared environment estimates between 25% and 70%). Molecular genetic studies of personality

Nathalie Fontaine; Essi Viding

2008-01-01

260

Stiff-Person Syndrome  

MedlinePLUS

NINDS Stiff-Person Syndrome Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Stiff-Person Syndrome? Is there ... being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What is Stiff-Person Syndrome? Stiff-person syndrome (SPS) is a rare ...

261

Discovering the Hidden Person.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Working from normalization theory, uses a graphical metaphor to illustrate the liberation of the "hidden self." Explains the layers of the metaphor, the "false person," the "intelligent, rational person," and the "hidden person," and offers several ways educators can work to uncover the layers surrounding the hidden person. (EV)

Zener, Rita; Ezcurdia, Laura Noriega

1997-01-01

262

Nanotheranostics for personalized medicine  

PubMed Central

Nanotheranostics, the integration of diagnostic and therapeutic function in one system using the benefits of nanotechnology, is extremely attractive for personalized medicine. Because treating cancer is not a one-size-fits-all scenario, it requires therapy to be adapted to the patients specific biomolecules. Personalized and precision medicine (PM) does just that. It identifies biomarkers to gain an understanding of the diagnosis and in turn treating the specific disorder based on the precise diagnosis. By predominantly utilizing the unique properties of nanoparticles to achieve biomarker identification and drug delivery, nanotheranostics can be applied to noninvasively discover and target image biomarkers and further deliver treatment based on the biomarker distribution. This is a large and hopeful role theranostics must fill. However, as described in this expert opinion, current nanotechnology-based theranostics systems engineered for PM applications are not yet sufficient. PM is an ever-growing field that will be a driving force for future discoveries in biomedicine, especially cancer theranostics. In this article, the authors dissect the requirements for successful nanotheranostics-based PM.

Kim, Tae Hyung; Lee, Seulki; Chen, Xiaoyuan

2013-01-01

263

Metronomics: towards personalized chemotherapy?  

PubMed

Since its inception in 2000, metronomic chemotherapy has undergone major advances as an antiangiogenic therapy. The discovery of the pro-immune properties of chemotherapy and its direct effects on cancer cells has established the intrinsic multitargeted nature of this therapeutic approach. The past 10 years have seen a marked rise in clinical trials of metronomic chemotherapy, and it is increasingly combined in the clinic with conventional treatments, such as maximum-tolerated dose chemotherapy and radiotherapy, as well as with novel therapeutic strategies, such as drug repositioning, targeted agents and immunotherapy. We review the latest advances in understanding the complex mechanisms of action of metronomic chemotherapy, and the recently identified factors associated with disease resistance. We comprehensively discuss the latest clinical data obtained from studies performed in both adult and paediatric populations, and highlight ongoing clinical trials. In this Review, we foresee the future developments of metronomic chemotherapy and specifically its potential role in the era of personalized medicine. PMID:24913374

Andr, Nicolas; Carr, Manon; Pasquier, Eddy

2014-07-01

264

Personality and Fibromyalgia Syndrome  

PubMed Central

Objectives: We aimed to review how personality characteristics contribute to the onset, maintenance or modulation of fibromyalgia. Method: The databases Medline and PsychINFO were examined from 1967 to 2012 to identify studies that investigated associations between fibromyalgia and personality. Search terms included fibromyalgia and personality, trait psychology, characteristics and individual differences. Results: Numerous studies indicate that patients with fibromyalgia experience psychological distress. Various instruments have been used to evaluate distress and related psychological domains, such as anxiety or depression, in fibromyalgia. In many cases, these same instruments have been used to study personality characteristics in fibromyalgia with a subsequent blurring of cause and effect between personality and psychological distress. In addition, the symptoms of fibromyalgia may change pre-illness personality characteristics themselves. These issues make it difficult to identify specific personality characteristics that might influence the fibromyalgia process. Despite this inherent problem with the methodologies used in the studies that make up this literature review, or perhaps because of it, we found no defined personality profile specific to fibromyalgia. However, many patients with fibromyalgia do show personality characteristics that facilitate psychological responses to stressful situations, such as catastrophising or poor coping techniques, and these in turn associate with mechanisms contributing to fibromyalgia. Conclusion: No specific fibromyalgia personality is defined but it is proposed that personality is an important filter that modulates a persons response to psychological stressors. Certain personalities may facilitate translation of these stressors to physiological responses driving the fibromyalgia mechanism.

Malin, Katrina; Littlejohn, Geoffrey O

2012-01-01

265

Personal identity, multiple personality, and hypnosis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept of multiple personality ia critically examined in the light of its historical development. Various conceptions of multiple personality are considered: aa a diagnostic fashion; aa a product of shaping in therapy; as a product of hypnotic suggestion; as simulation; and aa an extension of characteristica found in normal personslitiea. These considerations lead to the conclusion that the significant

J. P. Sutcliffe; Jean Jones

1962-01-01

266

Measuring Personal Loss Among Adults Coping with Serious Mental Illness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Psychometric properties of a brief self-report measure of personal loss for adults coping with psychiatric disability are examined. The Personal Loss from Mental Illness Scale (PLMI) is a 20-item measure that assesses overall perceptions and four interrelated aspects of personal loss from mental illness. Using a sample of 158 adults with serious mental illness, the PLMI was found to have

Catherine H. Stein; Dryw O. Dworsky; Russell E. Phillips III; Marcia G. Hunt

2005-01-01

267

41 CFR 102-75.1025 - When can a Federal agency abandon or destroy improvements on land or related personal property in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...lieu of donating it to a public body? 102-75.1025 Section...Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT...Destruction, or Donation to Public Bodies Abandonment and Destruction...lieu of donating it to a public body? A Federal agency may...

2013-07-01

268

Personality and Prejudice.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper examines authoritariansim and prejudice from the perspective of contemporary personality theory and literature. Historical theories are reviewed, concluding with current views on right-wing authoritariansim. Factor- based models of personality ...

J. L. Johnson

1997-01-01

269

Borderline Personality Disorder  

MedlinePLUS

... results from the borderline personality disorder study of cognitive therapy (BOSCOT) trial. J Personal Disord . 2006 Oct;20( ... McCormick B, Allen J, Arndt S, Black DW. Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS) for ...

270

Personal Software Process (PSP).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Personal Software Process (PSP) provides engineers with a disciplined personal framework for doing software work. The PSP process consists of a set of methods, forms. and scripts that show software engineers how to plan, measure, and manage their work...

W. S. Humphrey

2000-01-01

271

Schizotypal personality disorder  

MedlinePLUS

... have depression. A second personality disorder, such as paranoid personality disorder, is also common. Common signs of ... of risk, such as a family history of schizophrenia, may allow early diagnosis.

272

Back to the Future: Personality and Assessment and Personality Development  

PubMed Central

In this essay I consider the future of personality development in light of the past effects of Personality and Assessment on the field of personality in general and personality development in particular. The essay is organized around 1) the effect of Mischel's book on the foundational theories informing personality development; 2) definitions of personality traits; 3) an alternative model of personality traits, described as the sociogenomic model of personality traits, that can bridge the divide that still characterizes the field of personality development; 4) the application of the sociogenomic model of personality traits to issues of personality trait development, and 5) a Newtonian vision for the future of personality psychology.

Roberts, Brent W.

2009-01-01

273

Perspective: Balancing Personalized Medicine and Personalized Care  

PubMed Central

The current description of personalized medicine by the National Institutes of Health is the science of individualized prevention and therapy. Although physicians are just beginning to see the promise of genetic medicine coming to fruition, the rapid pace of sequencing technology, informatics, and computer science predict a true revolution in the ability to care for patients in the near future. The enthusiasm expressed by researchers is well founded, but the expectations voiced by the public do not center on advancing technology. Rather, patients are asking for personalized care: a holistic approach that considers an individuals physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This perspective considers psychological, religious, and ethical challenges that may arise as the precision of preventive medicine improves. Psychological studies already highlight the barriers to single gene testing and suggest significant barriers to the predictive testing envisioned by personalized medicine. Certain religious groups will likely mount opposition if they believe personalized medicine encourages embryo selection. If the technology prompts cost-containment discussions, those concerned about the sanctity of life may raise ethical objections. Consequently, the availability of new scientific developments does not guarantee advances in treatment because patients may prove unwilling to receive and act upon personalized genetic information. This perspective highlights current efforts to incorporate personalized medicine and personalized care into the medical curriculum, genetic counseling, and other aspects of clinical practice. As these efforts are generally independent, the authors offer recommendations for physicians and educators so that personalized medicine can be implemented in a manner that meets patient expectations for personalized care.

Cornetta, Kenneth; Brown, Candy Gunther

2013-01-01

274

Effects of Fenton treatment on the properties of effluent organic matter and their relationships with the degradation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products.  

PubMed

This study examined effects of Fenton oxidation on trace level pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) commonly occurring in wastewater. The tested PPCPs included acetaminophen, atenolol, atrazine, carbamazepine, metoprolol, dilantin, DEET, diclofenac, pentoxifylline, oxybenzone, caffeine, fluoxetine, gemfibrozil, ibuprofen, iopromide, naproxen, propranolol, sulfamethoxazole, bisphenol-A and trimethoprim. Transformations of effluent organic matter (EfOM) caused by Fenton oxidation were also quantified. All tested PPCPs, except atrazine and iopromide, were completely removed by Fenton treatment carried out using a 20mg/L Fe (II) concentration and a 2.5 H(2)O(2)/Fe (II) molar ratio. Up to 30% on the total carbon concentration was removed during Fenton treatment which was accompanied by the oxidation of EfOM molecules and formation of oxidation products such as oxalic, formic and acetic acids and, less prominently, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, propionaldehyde and glycolaldehyde. The absorbance of EfOM treated with Fenton reagent at varying Fe (II) concentration and contact time underwent a consistent decrease. The relative decrease of EfOM absorbance was strongly and unambiguously correlated with the removal of all tested PPCPs. PMID:22118906

Li, Wei; Nanaboina, Venkateswarlu; Zhou, Qixing; Korshin, Gregory V

2012-02-01

275

The Architecture of Personality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a theoretical framework for analyzing psychological systems that contribute to the variability, consistency, and cross-situational coherence of personality functioning. In the proposed knowledge-and-appraisal personality architecture (KAPA), personality structures and processes are delineated by combining 2 principles:

Cervone, Daniel

2004-01-01

276

Multilingual person to person communication at IRST  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper refers to a machine-mediated person-to-person multilingual communication system. Stress is put on robustness, that is the ability of the system to preserve communication even in presence of the variability and errors typical of spoken language systems. The statistical approach is adopted not only at the acoustic level, but also for the linguistic processing. Therefore, while an overview of

B. Angelini; M. Cettolo; A. Corazza; D. Falavigna; G. Lazzari

1997-01-01

277

Property.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A number of cases related to property issues involving institutions of higher education are examined in this chapter. Cases discussed touch on such topics as funding for property and equipment acquisition; opposition to building construction or demolition; zoning issues; building construction and equipment contracts; and lease agreements. Current

Bickel, Robert D.; Zeller, Trisha A.

278

Property.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter reviews 1982 cases related to school property. Cases involving citizen efforts to overturn school board decisions to close schools dominate the property chapter, and courts continue to uphold school board authority to close schools, transfer students, and sell or lease the buildings. Ten cases involving detachment and attachment of

Goldblatt, Steven M.; Piele, Philip K.

279

Borderline Personality and Externalized Aggression  

PubMed Central

Individuals with borderline personality disorder are diagnostically and clinically characterized by self-harm behavior, as indicated by the criterion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior. However, individuals with borderline personality disorder can display externalized aggressive behavior, as well. In an area characterized by considerably less research, empirical evidence indicates that individuals with borderline personality disorder may exhibit physical violence toward partners, physical violence toward known but nonintimate individuals, criminal behaviors that embody externalized violence (e.g., property damage), and, on very rare occasion, murderous behavior (either of family members or anonymous others through serial killing). Given this under-researched area, there are probably other types of externalized aggressive behaviors that have not been empirically revealed. However, externalized aggressive behaviors in individuals with borderline personality disorder clearly exist and need to be assessed in both psychiatric and primary care settings in an effort to promote safety of medical personnel and effective patient management.

Sansone, Lori A.

2012-01-01

280

26 CFR 1.199-3 - Domestic production gross receipts.  

... does not include the creation of copyrighted material in a form other than a sound recording, such as lyrics or music composition. (5) Tangible personal property with computer software or sound recordings(i) Computer software and...

2014-04-01

281

26 CFR 1.199-3 - Domestic production gross receipts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... does not include the creation of copyrighted material in a form other than a sound recording, such as lyrics or music composition. (5) Tangible personal property with computer software or sound recordings(i) Computer software and...

2011-04-01

282

26 CFR 1.199-3 - Domestic production gross receipts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... does not include the creation of copyrighted material in a form other than a sound recording, such as lyrics or music composition. (5) Tangible personal property with computer software or sound recordings(i) Computer software and...

2012-04-01

283

45 CFR 602.3 - Definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTS...tangible, nonexpendable, personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of...

2012-10-01

284

About Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  

MedlinePLUS

... and Gowns FDA's Role in Regulating PPE About Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) On this page: What is personal protective ... protective equipment with other users? Q. What is personal protective equipment? A. Personal protective equipment is any type of ...

285

Embryonic development of Carabus insulicola (Insecta, Coleoptera, Carabidae) with special reference to external morphology and tangible evidence for the subcoxal theory.  

PubMed

The egg morphology and successive changes in the developing embryos of the carabid ground beetle Carabus insulicola (Carabidae) are described based on light and scanning electron microscopy observations. Newly laid eggs of this species are ellipsoid and measure approximately 6.1 2.9 mm, before increasing to 6.6 3.4 mm at hatching. The egg period is about 11 days at 23C. The egg shell is characterized by a thin fragile chorion covering a hard serosal cuticle. The embryo forms on the ventral egg surface, where it develops for the duration of the egg period. During the process of thoracic leg formation, two subcoxal rings, subcoxae-1 and 2, are clearly discernible at the basalmost region of the leg rudiments, and these subcoxae participate in the formation of the larval pleura and sterna. The result thus provides tangible evidence for the subcoxal theory, that is, that thoracic pleura and sterna are derived from subcoxal regions. Despite the complete absence of abdominal appendages in the larvae of this species, two pairs of appendage-like swellings, the medial and lateral ones, temporarily arise in the first eight abdominal segments during the middle of embryonic development. The medial swellings are assumed to be serially homologous with the coxal part of the thoracic leg, and they later flatten out and participate in the formation of the larval pleura (hypopleurites). In the light of the serially homologous relationships among gnathal appendages, thoracic legs, and abdominal appendage-like swellings, we identified the subcoxal regions in both the gnathal and abdominal segments. Although, the lateral swellings soon degenerate and disappear, it is considered that the swellings originate in the abdominal subcoxae-2 and may be homologous to the tracheal gills of larvae of Gyrinidae. Based on the embryological results, new interpretations for the constituent of gnathal appendages are proposed. PMID:23913403

Kobayashi, Yukimasa; Niikura, Kazuhiro; Oosawa, Yuuki; Takami, Yasuoki

2013-12-01

286

Artifacts and Personal Identity  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Although historical archaeologists have generally neglected to apprehend the potent meanings of personal possessions, the\\u000a field is stirring. All too often, personal artifacts have been subsumed into broader categories of artifacts, their meanings\\u000a blurred or diminished. Personal artifacts have been assessed as subgroups classified by material, resulting in a muting of\\u000a the individual significance of particular artifacts and a preference

Carolyn L. White; Mary C. Beaudry

287

The Architecture of Personality  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a theoretical framework for analyzing psychological systems that contribute to the variability, consistency, and cross-situational coherence of personality functioning. In the proposed knowledge-and-appraisal personality architecture (KAPA), personality structures and processes are delineated by combining 2 principles: distinctions (a) between knowledge structures and appraisal processes and (b) among intentional cognitions with varying directions of fit, with the latter

Daniel Cervone

2004-01-01

288

Gender and Personality  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Personality is the study of individual differences and thus holds promise for a better understanding of how our gendered society\\u000a shapes and reinforces differences in womens and mens attitudes, emotions, and behaviors. Two strengths of present-day personality\\u000a research are particularly relevant for the study of gender. First, personality researchers gather data from large samples\\u000a of normally functioning individuals and emphasize

Jayne E. Stake; Heather Eisele

289

Realized heritability and repeatability of risk-taking behaviour in relation to avian personalities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Personalities are general properties of humans and other animals. Different personality traits are phenotypically correlated, and heritabilities of personality traits have been reported in humans and various animals. In great tits, consistent heritable differences have been found in relation to exploration, which is correlated with various other personality traits. In this paper, we investigate whether or not risk-taking behaviour is

Kees van Oers; Piet J. Drent; Piet de Goede; Arie J. van Noordwijk

2004-01-01

290

Property.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author notes that controversies over construction bids and contracts continue to represent the largest number of property cases reported in this year's chapter. Most of these cases are routine disputes between colleges or universities and contractors over such issues as the return of bid bonds, recovery of additional costs for construction

Piele, Philip K.

291

Property.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While the number of cases dealing with school property issues was significantly lower than in previous years, a significant number of cases involving the detachment and attachment of land to school districts arose. Eight of the eleven cases dealing with land detachment come from Illinois. The cases concerned requests from parents that their

Piele, Philip K.; Johnson, Margaret M.

292

Borderline Personality Disorder  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary purpose of this chapter is to elucidate the role of therapy homework in the context of an empirically supported treatment for borderline personality disorder Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT; Linehan, 1993a). Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a disorder of emotion dysregulation, and patients who meet criteria for BPD often present with myriad life difficulties and comorbid disorders. According to

Noam Lindenboim; Alex L. Chapman; Marsha M. Linehan

293

Personal communications services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The history of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) examination of proposals to allocate radio frequency spectrum to a new and innovative range of services it calls personal communications services (PCS) is outlined. Personal communication networks (PCN), which will supply mobile two-way, mass-market communications services, the most advanced offering of the PCS area, and spectrum allocation for PCS are discussed.

G. T. Hardy

1992-01-01

294

Designing personalized web applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this paper is to argue the need to approach the personalization issues in Web applications from the very beginning in the application's development cycle. Since personalization is a critical aspect in many popular domains such as e-commerce, it important enough that it should be dealt with through a design view, rather than only an implementation view (which

Gustavo Rossi; Daniel Schwabe; Robson Guimares

2001-01-01

295

Predict Personal Continuous Route  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the daily life, people often repeat regular routes in certain periods. Predicting personal future routes using this information helps to achieve many goals, including improving the quality of intelligent transportation systems (ITSs) and location-based services (LBSs) for individuals. In this paper, a novel system is developed to predict the personal future routes based on the continuous route patterns extracted

Qian Ye; Ling Chen; Gencai Chen

2008-01-01

296

The Patient's Personality Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A logically constructed format for the recording of the patient's personality profile is proposed. The term "personality" is used in a broad sense and refers to data that should be part of the patient's clinical record in any clinical situation and that describe the patient's general vulnerability. (Author/MLW)

Benbassat, Jochanan; And Others

1981-01-01

297

Personal Literacy Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Literacy is inextricably linked to the social context in which literacy is taught, and in which the language is used. Cultural expectations require the use of specific literacies. Who a person is, in terms of a literacy user and a literacy worker are dictated by the culture in which a person chooses to operate. Literacy is not neutral, but an

Knotts, Lester William

298

Personal communication systems (PCS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Personal communication systems (PCS) represent a rapidly growing and increasingly important segment of the telecommunication industry. The goal of PCS is to provide truly personal, cost-efficient communication services to users through portable handsets. In this paper, we present a survey on the research and development in PCS, emphasizing several important aspects such as the PCS concept, service requirements, system architecture,

V. O. K. Li; Xiaoxin Qiu

1995-01-01

299

Evaluating Personalized Risk Messages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An experiment with 766 homeowners compared 3 strategies for delivering radon test results to homeowners. Small improvements in consumer satisfaction were found for personalized messages (a telephone call or personal letter) over a form letter. No detectable improvement was found in recall of advice or compliance for any strategy. (SLD)

Weinstein, Neil D.; And Others

1992-01-01

300

Differential Person Functioning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In many testing situations, differential item functioning (DIF) is a potentially serious problem. It occurs when a test item appears to be easier for one group of examinees than another even after controlling for overall skill level. Differential person functioning (DPF) can occur when "items" can be considered raters and the persons are the

Johanson, George; Alsmadi, Abdalla

301

The personality of physicists  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary-The Eysenck Personality Profiler (EPP) was given to 109 male and 133 female physicists and comparisons made with male and female population norms. Results confirm previous research with male scientists, showing them to be introverted and cautious (particularly careful, controlled, inhibited and unsociable). They were not, however, especially stable relative to same-sex controls. The personality profile of the female physicists

Glenn D. Wilson; Chris Jackson

1994-01-01

302

Personality Theory and TESOL  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, it is argued, based on evidence from psychological literature, that there are three major approaches to the study of personality, namely (1) situationism, (2) interactionism, and (3) constructivism. It is also noticed that these approaches have resulted in the emergence of three major types of personality theories: (i) type

Al Shalabi, M. Fadi; Salmani Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali

2009-01-01

303

Personal Computer Communications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The interconnection between personal computers and other personal, mini, or mainframe computer systems is discussed. The following topics relevant to college personnel are addressed: hardware techniques for tying computers together, advantages and disadvantages of available software, the prospects for sophisticated micro/mainframe links with major

Leclerc, Gerry

304

41 CFR 102-37.40 - What type of surplus property is available for donation?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY...property (including property held by working capital funds established under...

2013-07-01

305

Superabsorbents in Personal Care Industry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water swellable hydrogels, often called Superabsorbent Polymers, are used as a major component in many absorbent products such as baby diapers. The superabsorbents used in personal care industry are typically lightly crosslinked sodium polyacrylate polymers. The current annual worldwide production of the material is close to one million metric tons. These hydrogels can absorb water more than 100 times of their own weight. The absorbed liquid is tightly held inside the superabsorbent materials even against pressure. The balance of many different properties will be discussed.

Li, Yong

1997-10-01

306

Genetics of Personality Disorders: Perspectives From Personality and Psychopathology Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the field is young, studies pertinent to genetic hypotheses have accumulated for several personality disorders. Genetic links to personality disorders from the domains of normal personality and Axis I disorders are reviewed. Evidence of a link to schizophrenia is clearest for schizotypal and less conclusive for paranoid and schizoid personality disorders. A genetic association between borderline personality disorder and

Joel T. Nigg; H. Hill Goldsmith

1994-01-01

307

Tabletop Collaboration through Tangible Interactions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent advances in tracking technology have led to the design of digital tables that support interaction using multi- finger input and physical objects. However, the tradeoffs between these input modalities are not clear, making it difficult for developers to make informed decisions when choosing input strategies for digital table systems. In this paper, we consider the role that multi-finger input

Sriram Subramanian; David Pinelle; Jan Korst; Vincent Buil

2007-01-01

308

Making pH Tangible.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a laboratory exercise in which students test the pH of different substances, study the effect of a buffer on acidic solutions by comparing the behavior of buffered and unbuffered solutions upon the addition of acid, and compare common over-the-counter antacid remedies. (MKR)

McIntosh, Elizabeth; Moss, Robert

1995-01-01

309

Representing videos in tangible products  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Videos can be taken with nearly every camera, digital point and shoot cameras, DSLRs as well as smartphones and more and more with so-called action cameras mounted on sports devices. The implementation of videos while generating QR codes and relevant pictures out of the video stream via a software implementation was contents in last years' paper. This year we present first data about what contents is displayed and how the users represent their videos in printed products, e.g. CEWE PHOTOBOOKS and greeting cards. We report the share of the different video formats used, the number of images extracted out of the video in order to represent the video, the positions in the book and different design strategies compared to regular books.

Fageth, Reiner; Weiting, Ralf

2014-03-01

310

The Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality for Youth (SNAP-Y): a new measure for assessing adolescent personality and personality pathology.  

PubMed

The Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality-Youth Version (SNAP-Y) is a new, reliable self-report questionnaire that assesses 15 personality traits relevant to both normal-range personality and the alternative DSM-5 model for personality disorder. Community adolescents, 12 to 18 years old (N = 364), completed the SNAP-Y; 347 also completed the Big Five Inventory-Adolescent, 144 provided 2-week retest data, and 128 others completed the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent. Outpatient adolescents (N = 103) completed the SNAP-Y, and 97 also completed the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent. The SNAP-Y demonstrated strong psychometric properties, and structural, convergent, discriminant, and external validities. Consistent with the continuity of personality, results paralleled those in adult and college samples using the adult Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality-Second Edition (SNAP-2), from which the SNAP-Y derives and which has established validity in personality-trait assessment across the normal-abnormal continuum. The SNAP-Y thus provides a new, clinically useful instrument to assess personality traits and personality pathology in adolescents. PMID:23794180

Linde, Jennifer A; Stringer, Deborah; Simms, Leonard J; Clark, Lee Anna

2013-08-01

311

Multifunctional Quantum Dots for Personalized Medicine  

PubMed Central

Successes in biomedical research and state-of-the-art medicine have undoubtedly improved the quality of life. However, a number of diseases, such as cancer, immunodeficiencies, and neurological disorders, still evade conventional diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. A transformation towards personalized medicine may help to combat these diseases. For this, identification of disease molecular fingerprints and their association with prognosis and targeted therapy must become available. Quantum dots (QDs), semiconductor nanocrystals with unique photo-physical properties, represent a novel class of fluorescence probes to address many of the needs of personalized medicine. This review outlines the properties of QDs that make them a suitable platform for advancing personalized medicine, examines several proof-of-concept studies showing utility of QDs for clinically relevant applications, and discusses current challenges in introducing QDs into clinical practice.

Zrazhevskiy, Pavel; Gao, Xiaohu

2009-01-01

312

Multifunctional Quantum Dots for Personalized Medicine.  

PubMed

Successes in biomedical research and state-of-the-art medicine have undoubtedly improved the quality of life. However, a number of diseases, such as cancer, immunodeficiencies, and neurological disorders, still evade conventional diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. A transformation towards personalized medicine may help to combat these diseases. For this, identification of disease molecular fingerprints and their association with prognosis and targeted therapy must become available. Quantum dots (QDs), semiconductor nanocrystals with unique photo-physical properties, represent a novel class of fluorescence probes to address many of the needs of personalized medicine. This review outlines the properties of QDs that make them a suitable platform for advancing personalized medicine, examines several proof-of-concept studies showing utility of QDs for clinically relevant applications, and discusses current challenges in introducing QDs into clinical practice. PMID:20161004

Zrazhevskiy, Pavel; Gao, Xiaohu

2009-10-01

313

[Narcissistic personality disorder].  

PubMed

Narcissism is a multifaceted term which encompasses traits of normal personality as well as a specific personality disorder. While much research has been concerned with narcissism as a trait there are only few empirical studies available on narcissistic personality disorder (NPS). The current diagnostic of NPS according to DSM-IV-TR focuses on grandiose type narcissism whereas vulnerable narcissism, which has been described by clinicians and researchers has not yet been recognised. Psychotherapy of narcissistic patients through different psychotherapeutic schools focuses mainly on processes in the therapeutic relationship, the analysis and change of grandiose and vulnerable schemas, emotion regulation techniques and correction of narcissistic behavior in favor of prosocial interactions. PMID:23636574

Lammers, C-H; Vater, A; Roepke, S

2013-07-01

314

Personalized mandala-mantra  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

A method for creating a personalized musical file is presented, the method comprising receiving a birth date, determining angular distribution of planets on a birth sky based, at least in part, on the birth date, selecting a plurality of Names from Shem ha-Meforash based, at least in part, on the angular distribution of planets, associating vowels with at least some of the Names, generating a recorded musical portion for at least some of the Names, assembling at least some of the recorded musical portions in a musical file and recording the musical file. A method for creating a personalized mandala and a personalized mantra is also presented herein.

2012-10-23

315

Cultural influences on personality.  

PubMed

Ecologies shape cultures; cultures influence the development of personalities. There are both universal and culture-specific aspects of variation in personality. Some culture-specific aspects correspond to cultural syndromes such as complexity, tightness, individualism, and collectivism. A large body of literature suggests that the Big Five personality factors emerge in various cultures. However, caution is required in arguing for such universality, because most studies have not included emic (culture-specific) traits and have not studied samples that are extremely different in culture from Western samples. PMID:11752482

Triandis, Harry C; Suh, Eunkook M

2002-01-01

316

PERSONAL COMPUTERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING  

EPA Science Inventory

This article discusses how personal computers can be applied to environmental engineering. fter explaining some of the differences between mainframe and Personal computers, we will review the development of personal computers and describe the areas of data management, interactive...

317

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  

MedlinePLUS

... reduce the number and severity of farmwork related injuries and illnesses. Personal protective equipment not only helps ... repairing machinery, and doing other jobs with head injury risks. Use a sun safety hat (one with ...

318

Nonspecifics in Personalized Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggestions from behavior modification and Personalized Systems of Instruction (PSI) research concerning some subtle variables affecting course success are presented. Variables of interpersonal relationship and of expectancies on the parts of students, proctors, and instructors are delineated. (Author/JR)

Robin, Arthur L.

1975-01-01

319

Schizoid personality disorder  

MedlinePLUS

... is unknown. This disorder may be related to schizophrenia and shares many of the same risk factors. ... personality disorder is generally not as disabling as schizophrenia. It does not cause the disconnection from reality ( ...

320

Personal Web Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As almost every user will admit, personal Webpages are often far from the Internet's strong point. Uninspired, incomprehensible, and sometimes almost unreadable, many personal pages seem more a waste of bandwidth than anything else. This site, an About.com guide created and maintained by Linda Roeder, offers hope and help in the form of a number of articles and numerous related resources to help users design and create their own personal Webpages. Beginners should start with the Creating a Web Site Tutorial, while others will benefit from the archive of weekly articles, tips of the day, design tools, and product reviews. In addition to covering the process of creating and maintaining a personal Website, the guide addresses topics such as online diaries, Webcams, statistics-keeping, and Webrings.

321

Personal Finance Calculations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contains explanations and examples of mathematical calculations for a secondary level course on personal finance. How to calculate total monetary cost of an item, monthly payments, different types of interest, annual percentage rates, and unit pricing is explained. (RM)

Argo, Mark

1982-01-01

322

Part Two. Personal Voices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents people's experiences and perceptions of events in four lesson plans. Includes personal accounts of people moving westward, one family's decision to migrate to America, Lucy Stone and women's rights, and Langston Hughes' high school days. (CK)

King, David C.

1979-01-01

323

The architecture of personality.  

PubMed

This article presents a theoretical framework for analyzing psychological systems that contribute to the variability, consistency, and cross-situational coherence of personality functioning. In the proposed knowledge-and-appraisal personality architecture (KAPA), personality structures and processes are delineated by combining 2 principles: distinctions (a) between knowledge structures and appraisal processes and (b) among intentional cognitions with varying directions of fit, with the latter distinction differentiating among beliefs, evaluative standards, and aims. Basic principles of knowledge activation and use illuminate relations between knowledge and appraisal, yielding a synthetic account of personality structures and processes. Novel empirical data illustrate the heuristic value of the knowledge/appraisal distinction by showing how self-referent and situational knowledge combine to foster cross-situational coherence in appraisals of self-efficacy. PMID:14756593

Cervone, David

2004-01-01

324

Vensim Personal Learning Addition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Vensim PLE is fully functional system dynamics software that is free for personal and educational use, is shareware for commercial use, and comes complete with sample models, help engine, and Adobe Acrobat format PLE User's Guide.

325

Borderline Personality Disorder  

MedlinePLUS

... temperament and specific personality traits, particularly impulsiveness and aggression. Scientists are studying genes that help regulate emotions ... help reduce symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or aggression. Often, people are treated with several medications at ...

326

Towards a Personal Mainframe.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Aspects of computing in a mainframe environment are discussed with reference to the SLAC installation. Personal computers have revolutionized users' expectations, yet the centralized mainframe continues to offer indispensable advantages. Many of the compo...

D. Aston

1987-01-01

327

Reverse Flow Personal Ventilation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The potential contribution of reverse flow personal ventilation for the relief of thermal stress in the aviation field is reviewed. Current evidence is discussed and recommendations are made for further research. (Author)

D. G. Robertson J. Morrison J. R. Allan

1971-01-01

328

Antisocial personality disorder  

MedlinePLUS

Cause of antisocial personality disorder is unknown. Genetic factors and environmental factors, such as child abuse, are believed to contribute to the development of this condition. People with an antisocial or alcoholic parent are ...

329

Molecular genetics of personality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although initial reports of genetic contributions to personality dimensions were promising, continued empirical support remains\\u000a controversial. The focus has largely revolved around polymorphisms of the serotonin transporter gene-linked polymorphic region\\u000a and the D4 dopamine receptor subtype. Equivocal findings likely stem from numerous sources including ethnic diversity of subject\\u000a samples, phenotypic characterization of personality traits, and insufficient sample sizes. Research has

Kurtis L. Noblett; Emil F. Coccaro

2005-01-01

330

Personal Financial Wellness  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the importance of financial health of individuals and families continues to grow, people often use the term financial\\u000a wellness to mean the level of a persons financial health. Financial wellness is a comprehensive, multidimensional concept\\u000a incorporating financial satisfaction, objective status of financial situation, financial attitudes, and behavior that cannot\\u000a be assessed through one measure. This chapter discusses the concept

Sohyun Joo

331

Personality and Expressed Emotion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Expressed emotion (EE) is an established psychosocial predictor of relapse in patients with schizophrenia and mood disorders; however, nothing is currently known about the personality characteristics of high- and low-EE relatives. A total of 45 relatives of schizophrenia patients completed the California Psychological Inventory, a widely used measure of common personality traits. Compared with low-EE relatives, high-EE relatives were more

Jill M. Hooley; Jordan B. Hiller

2000-01-01

332

Borderline personality disorder  

PubMed Central

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER is a chronic psychiatric disorder characterized by marked impulsivity, instability of mood and interpersonal relationships, and suicidal behaviour that can complicate medical care. Identifying this diagnosis is important for treatment planning. Although the cause of borderline personality disorder is uncertain, most patients improve with time. There is an evidence base for treatment using both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. The clinical challenge centres on managing chronic suicidality.

Paris, Joel

2005-01-01

333

Clothing and personal hygiene  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The biomedical maintenance of astronauts is discussed in terms of personal hygiene. Principal characteristics and general requirements are described which must be followed in perfecting a system of hygienic practices and in devising means to maintain personal hygiene, flight clothing, underwear, bedding, and medical-domestic equipment for manned space flights of varying durations. Factors discussed include: disposable clothing, thermal protection, oral hygiene, cleansing of the skin, and grooming of the hair.

Finogenov, A. M.; Azhayev, A. N.; Kaliberdin, G. V.

1975-01-01

334

Personal emergency response systems.  

PubMed

A personal response system is a signaling device that summons help during an emergency. Although personal response systems vary widely, there are three components. The first component is the electronic hardware in the home, which consists of portable and installed sensors and the control console. The second component is the emergency response center, which is either provider-based or manufacturer-based. The third component involves the dispatch of appropriate assistance. The primary users of personal response systems are women in their seventies and eighties who live alone and who have cardiac and musculoskeletal problems, which make them prone to falls. The frequency of personal response system use varies from an average of 0.44 to 0.84 emergencies per subscriber per year. Program coordinators believe that personal response systems help to delay institutionalization, reduce admissions to hospitals, substantially shorten hospital stays, and reduce the duration of home attendant services. The most favorable impact of the personal response system has been its psychologic value to the users and their families. PMID:1429819

Redd, J L; Zura, R D; Tanner, A E; Walk, E E; Wu, M M; Edlich, R F

1992-01-01

335

Personal Construct Theory and Systemic Therapies: Parallel or Convergent Trends?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores similarities between Kelly's Personal Construct Theory (PCT) and systemic therapies. Asserts that (1) PCT and systemic therapies share common epistemological stance, constructivism; (2) personal construct systems possess properties of open systems; and (3) PCT and systemic therapies hold similar positions on relevant theoretical and

Feixas, Guillem

1990-01-01

336

Personality and Development in Childhood: A Person-Centered Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Applied a person-centered approach to childhood personality development in 28 diverse samples of 3- to 6-year-olds studied over 6 years. Identified resilient, overcontrolled, and undercontrolled personality types. Found that the undercontrolled personality type related to intellectual decline over 6 years. The number of family risks predicted

Hart, Daniel; Atkins, Robert; Fegley, Suzanne

2003-01-01

337

Teaching Personal Awareness  

PubMed Central

Educators rarely consider the attitudes that determine whether a learner will use the clinical skills we teach. Nevertheless, many learners and practitioners exhibit negative attitudes that can impede the use of patient-centered skills, leading to an isolated focus upon disease and impairing the provider-patient relationship. The problem is compounded because these attitudes often are incompletely recognized by learners and therefore are difficult to change without help. We present a research-based method for teaching personal awareness of unrecognized and often harmful attitudes. We propose that primary care clinicians without mental health training can follow this method to teach students, residents, faculty, and practitioners. Such teachers/mentors need to possess an abiding interest in the personal dimension, patience with a slowly evolving process of awareness, and the ability to establish strong, ongoing relationships with learners. Personal awareness teaching may occur during instruction in basic interviewing skills but works best if systematically incorporated throughout training.

Smith, Robert C; Dwamena, Francesca C; Fortin, Auguste H

2005-01-01

338

Personal Fitness Plan  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity will help you create a personal fitness plan that is right for you. Maintaining a physically active lifestyle can help you feel your best and prevent the onset of certain diseases. At the conclusion of this activity, you will: Understand the health benefits of physical activity. Be able to describe three types of exercise. Create a custom plan based on your own preferences. The first step in creating your personal fitness plan is to understand why one is important to have and to maintain. Read ...

Cross, Mrs.

2005-11-26

339

Taking Library Leadership Personally  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines the emerging trends for leadership in the knowledge era. It discusses these within the context of leading, creating and sustaining the performance development cultures that libraries require. The first step is to recognise that we all need to take leadership personally no matter whether we see ourselves as leaders or followers.

Davis, Heather; Macauley, Peter

2011-01-01

340

Trafficking in Persons Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Department of State is required by law to submit each year to the U.S. Congress a report on foreign governments' efforts to eliminate severe forms of trafficking in persons. This is the 9th annual TIP Report; it seeks to increase global awareness of t...

2009-01-01

341

Personal Money Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module is one of a set prepared in conjunction with the Title I "Project to Train Volunteer Leaders to Conduct Consumer Education Courses." It is designed to be a basic text for use in making a one-hour presentation on personal money management. Topics include reasons for having a budget and guidelines for successful budgeting, elements of a

Bradley, Maristeve

342

Sankey's Personal Understanding  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper takes issue with Derek Sankey's: "Minds, Brains, and Differences in Personal Understanding", "Educational Philosophy and Theory", 39 (2007), pp. 543-558 on the questions of the post-pedagogical classroom and the forms of knowledge. I then try to show that a theory of meaning framed in terms of normative pragmatics is better able than

Mackenzie, Jim

2011-01-01

343

Shaping a Personal Environment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students design and organize personal space by completing necessary plans and elevations, perspective, and detail drawings of a given or proposed space while using imagination to tie it to career and life goals. Each unit during the year is designed to improve basic drafting and learning skills. Basic drafting techniques require the proper use of tools and symbolic knowledge, including geometry.

Evans, Robert F.

2007-03-28

344

Personal Digital Assistants  

Microsoft Academic Search

Personal digital assistant sales are growing exponentially, and as medical technology advances the amount of information available becomes staggering, making a handheld device, with the ability to store a great amount of information, progressively more valuable to health care providers. Mobile computing allows for a great deal of knowledge in a small package, creating a walking library with a mobile

Richard H. Wiggins III

2004-01-01

345

Personal, Seasonal Suns  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents an art project designed for upper-elementary students to (1) imagine visual differences in the sun's appearance during the four seasons; (2) develop ideas for visually translating their personal experiences regarding the seasons to their sun drawings; (3) create four distinctive seasonal suns using colors and imagery to

Sutley, Jane

2010-01-01

346

Personal Experiences of China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents four stories of personal experiences of China. In "A Journey Between China's Past and Present," Peter Hessler, a former Peace Corps volunteer and author, highlights misconceptions between Chinese and Americans and the desire both peoples share for knowledge about one another. In "Life on Liberation Avenue," Ryan Bradeen

Hessler, Peter; Bradeen, Ryan; Wang, Richard; Masalski, Kathleen Woods

2010-01-01

347

Taking bioethics personally.  

PubMed

This narrative symposium examines the relationship of bioethics practice to personal experiences of illness. A call for stories was developed by Tod Chambers, the symposium editor, and editorial staff and was sent to several commonly used bioethics listservs and posted on the Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics website. The call asked authors to relate a personal story of being ill or caring for a person who is ill, and to describe how this affected how they think about bioethical questions and the practice of medicine. Eighteen individuals were invited to submit full stories based on review of their proposals. Twelve stories are published in this symposium, and six supplemental stories are published online only through Project MUSE. Authors explore themes of vulnerability, suffering, communication, voluntariness, cultural barriers, and flaws in local healthcare systems through stories about their own illnesses or about caring for children, partners, parents and grandparents. Commentary articles by Arthur Frank, Bradley Lewis, and Carol Taylor follow the collection of personal narratives. PMID:24406989

Chambers, Tod; Ahmad, Ayesha; Crow, Sheila; Davis, Dena S; Dresser, Rebecca; Harter, Thomas D; Jordan, Sara R; Kaposy, Chris; Lanoix, Monique; Lee, K Jane; Scully, Jackie Leach; Taylor, Katherine A; Watson, Katie

2013-01-01

348

Personal Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Three workshop sessions on personal professional development were held during the Third IUPAP Women in Physics Conference. These were designed to teach participants about planning for career success, ``survival skills,'' negotiation, and ways to transition into scientific leadership positions in their own countries.

Rao, Sumathi; Gledhill, Igle; Hartline, Beverly K.; Lakhdar, Zohra Ben; MacLachlan, Anne J.; Mack, Kelly; Mehta, Anita; Wu, Ling-An; Zhang, Hong

2009-04-01

349

Premorbid Personality in Psychoses  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aimed to establish correlates of the dimen- sions of schizophrenia in the premorbid personality traits of patients. A sample of 112 patients of relatively recent illness onset who were admitted for a psychotic episode were assessed with a semistructured interview for schizophrenia. Positive and negative symptoms were evaluated with the Scale for the Assessment of Positive Symptoms and

Manuel J. Cuesta; Victor Peralta; Francisco Caro

1999-01-01

350

Personalized Systems of Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Personalized systems of instruction (PSI), also called individualized instruction or contingency-managed instruction, were developed in the mid-1960s at the college level by Fred Keller, a reinforcement learning theorist. The Keller plan consists of five features: self-pacing, unit mastery, student tutors, optional motivational lectures, and

McGaw, Dickinson

351

Personal File Organization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using this system, personal papers and reprints can be classified and filed in about a minute and can be quickly retrieved knowing either the author or the general subject of interest. All papers relating to a given subject can be located easily.

Theodore B. Warner

1972-01-01

352

Personal Liberty and Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains articles addressing the topic of personal liberty and its relationship to education. Some of these are reprinted from publications issued by members of the Alliance of Associations for the Advancement of Education or cooperating associations; others were written expressly for this volume. A commentary by Nat Hentoff is

Cohen, Monroe D., Ed.

353

Personality and Sibling Relationships.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the role personality variables play in sibling relationships. It proposed that the characteristics of sibling relationships are influenced by: family constellation variables such as birth order, gender, and age spacing; parent-child relationships including quality of relationship and parent management of siblings; and the

Furman, Wyndol; Lanthier, Richard P.

1996-01-01

354

Patterned Personality Portraits  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author describes a self-portrait project she developed for her students. The project emphasizes personality and pattern as the main objectives through a series of steps that include drawing exercises, observation skills, stream-of-color, intense patterning and texturizing, and colored pencil techniques. By drawing down the

Surrena, Michelle Flandera

2008-01-01

355

Personal Journeys, Future Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What makes a college or university president? Coming from a historically underrepresented group, the author discusses his own path to the presidency, and how various people and personal experiences have shaped him along the way. He offers a piece of advice on how most presidencies are approached--through the academic ranks. Critical to achieving a

Johnson, Alex

2009-01-01

356

Personality As Traits  

Microsoft Academic Search

Personality traits have been challenged as unimportant determinants of behavior, but evidence suggests that traits may carry as much variance as experimental manipulations. Asking whether traits or manipulations control more variance is useless because researchers can plan paradigms that favor one or the other. When traits and manipulations complement each other, there are several major kinds of interaction. The traitmanipulation

Arnold H. Buss

1989-01-01

357

Personal Care Attendant  

MedlinePLUS

... it. And you will probably make your everyday life more of a burden on you if you do not get assistance when you need it. A person's impression of "independence" is the second problem notion of thought. Some people may refuse ...

358

Personal Protective Equipment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To have an effective safety program one manager must be responsible for its coordination First-line supervisors must be convinced of the hazard and must be held accountable for their employees use of personal protective equipment A safety program for new ...

1998-01-01

359

Personality, Education and Earnings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Economists are only beginning to understand the relationship between personality traits and economic outcomes. This paper examines the influence of childhood social maladjustment on cognitive development, labor market earnings and career progression using longitudinal data drawn from the National Child Development Study. Net of differences in

Silles, Mary A.

2010-01-01

360

41 CFR 102-36.190 - Must we always pay 25 percent of the original acquisition cost when furnishing excess personal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...original acquisition cost when furnishing excess...personal property to project grantees? 102-36...Non-Federal Recipients Project Grantees 102-36...original acquisition cost when furnishing excess...personal property to project grantees?...

2011-01-01

361

41 CFR 102-36.190 - Must we always pay 25 percent of the original acquisition cost when furnishing excess personal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...original acquisition cost when furnishing excess...personal property to project grantees? 102-36...Non-Federal Recipients Project Grantees 102-36...original acquisition cost when furnishing excess...personal property to project grantees?...

2010-07-01

362

41 CFR 102-36.190 - Must we always pay 25 percent of the original acquisition cost when furnishing excess personal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...original acquisition cost when furnishing excess...personal property to project grantees? 102-36...Non-Federal Recipients Project Grantees 102-36...original acquisition cost when furnishing excess...personal property to project grantees?...

2012-01-01

363

Personality Plus. (Your Guide to Better Health and Personal Development).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is designed to acquaint individuals with basic principles of personal health, grooming, and personality development. Addressed in the individual chapters of the guide are the following topics: self-evaluation and completion of a personal inventory; proper diet and principles of maintaining a sound body; relaxation techniques; key words

de la Concha, Hector

364

Biobanks and personalized medicine.  

PubMed

We provide a mini-review of how biobanks can support clinical genetics in the era of personalized medicine. We discuss types of biobanks, including disease specific and general biobanks not focused on one disease. We present considerations in setting up a biobank, including consenting and governance, biospecimens, risk factor and related data, informatics, and linkage to electronic health records for phenotyping. We also discuss the uses of biobanks and ongoing considerations, including genotype-driven recruitment, investigations of gene-environment associations, and the re-use of data generated from studies. Finally, we present a brief discussion of some of the unresolved issues, such as return of research results and sustaining biobanks over time. In summary, carefully designed biobanks can provide critical research and infrastructure support for clinical genetics in the era of personalized medicine. PMID:24588254

Olson, J E; Bielinski, S J; Ryu, E; Winkler, E M; Takahashi, P Y; Pathak, J; Cerhan, J R

2014-07-01

365

Personalized Socially Assistive Robotics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The start of the 21st century, with its confluence of scientific and technological sophistication, presents a unique opportunity for robotics to positively impact human quality of life. Significant and growing societal needs include the lack of personalized one-on-one care for the growing populations of elderly individuals, children with developmental disorders, and those with special life-long cognitive and social needs. Developing

Maja J Mataric; Adriana Tapus; David Feil-Seifer

366

Personalized genomic medicine  

Microsoft Academic Search

Personalized medicine provide to physicians a molecular makeup of each patient. Looking at the patient on this level helps\\u000a the physician get a profile of the patients genetic distinction, or mapping. By investigating this genetic profile, medical\\u000a professionals are then able to select patients, and use the found information to plan out a course of treatment that is much\\u000a more

Giuseppe Novelli

2010-01-01

367

[Schizophrenia-like personality disorders].  

PubMed

According to DSM-IV the cluster A personality disorders include paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal personality disorders. There exists a phenomenological similarity between the experience and behaviour of the so-called odd or eccentric personality disorders and the symptoms of schizophrenia. Evidence of common etiological factors is still the best for the schizotypal personality disorder. The cluster A personality disorders are among the less common personality disorders with a high co-occurrence. Present findings about the neurobiological substrate of the schizotypal personality disorder are discussed also taking neuropsychological results into consideration. A central prerequisite of psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatment of cluster A personality disorders is a strong therapeutic patient relationship. PMID:19011827

Suslow, T; Arolt, V

2009-03-01

368

Human Ethology: Personal Space Reiterated  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of human personal space and flight distance in terms of the responses of college students to intrusions upon their presumed personal space. Investigates the elicitation of aggressive or defensive behavior. (LK)

Barash, David P.

1973-01-01

369

Methodology Review: Evaluating Person Fit  

Microsoft Academic Search

Person-fit methods based on classical test theory-and item response theory (IRT), and methods investigating particular types of response behavior on tests, are examined. Similarities and differences among person-fit methods and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Sound person-fit methods have been derived for the Rasch model. For other IRT models, the empirical and theoretical distributions differ for most person-fit statistics

Rob R. Meijer; Klaas Sijtsma

2001-01-01

370

Personality Trait Development in Adulthood  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the middle part of the 20th century, a healthy dialogue existed between sociology and personality psychology. Leading scholars\\u000a in sociology actively discussed the relationship between social structure and personality (Neugarten, 1968; Parsons, 1942), and between organizations and personality (Inkeles & Levinson, 1963). In turn, many personality psychologists studied similar phenomena (e.g., Sanford, 1956; Sarbin, 1964). However, over the past

Brent W. Roberts; Richard W. Robins; Kali H. Trzesniewski; Avshalom Caspi

371

Economics of Personal Data Management: Fair Personal Information Trades  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Individuals today have no control over the way their personal information is being used even though they are the ones to suffer the consequences of any unwanted uses of their information. We propose addressing this externality through the creation of a market for personal information, where licenses to access individuals' personal information will be voluntarily traded. Through this market, satisfactory compensation to the information owner is provided, whilst personal information remains under the owner's control. Using cryptographic tools and micropayments we propose and develop a prototype for personal information trades where the above principles are implemented and tested.

Tasidou, A.; Efraimidis, P. S.; Katos, V.

372

The evolutionary genetics of personality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Genetic influences on personality differences are ubiquitous, but their nature is not well understood. A theoretical framework might help, and can be provided by evolutionary genetics. We assess three evolutionary genetic mechanisms that could explain genetic variance in personality differences: selective neutrality, mutation-selection balance, and balancing selection. Based on evolutionary genetic theory and empirical results from behaviour genetics and personality

Lars Penke; Jaap J. A. Denissen; Geoffrey F. Miller

2007-01-01

373

The Power of Personal Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers and administrators are often directed to distance themselves from the children in their charge. Despite the land mines that accompany personal relationships with students, the authors argue that educators can still learn to build personal relationships with students. Personal-relationship building is one of the most important skills a

Mawhinney, Thomas S.; Sagan, Laura L.

2007-01-01

374

Catholic Universities and Juridic Persons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author maintains that a Catholic university does not need to be established as a separate juridic person to be subject to rights and obligations in canon law. The Church's law allows a group or persons or things to join together as a juridic person to be recognized by the Church to have rights and obligations in the Church.

Sheridan, Sean

2011-01-01

375

Brand personality dimensions in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although a considerable amount of research has been conducted to conceptualize brand personality, no study yet examined the structure of brand personality dimensions in China. This research identifies a theoretical framework of six brand personality dimensions in China. Of the six dimensions identified, three dimensions (Competence, Excitement, and Sophistication) are consistent with those found in the USA, whereas three dimensions

Shu-Chuan Chu; Yongjun Sung

2011-01-01

376

Explaining Scenarios for Information Personalization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Personalization customizes information access. The PIPE ('Personalization is Partial Evaluation') modeling methodology represents interaction with an information space as a program. The program is then specialized to a user's known interests or information seeking activity by the technique of partial evaluation. In this paper, we elaborate PIPE by considering requirements analysis in the personalization lifecycle. We investigate the use of

Naren Ramakrishnan; Mary Beth Rosson; John M. Carroll

2001-01-01

377

Personality and psychopathology: Genetic perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Genetic factors exert an important influence on adult personality traits, accounting for anywhere between 30% and 60% of the variance. Heredity is also important for most forms of psychopatholo gy and plays a major role in several theories that relate personality to psychopatholo gy. Despite this, there has been surprisingly little multivariate genetic research reported on joint analyses of person-

Gregory Carey; David L. DiLalla

1994-01-01

378

Personal control and health promotion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Personal control is an individual's belief about the degree that he or she can bring about good events and avoid bad events. High personal control is associated with intellectual, emotional, behavioral, and physiological vigor in the face of challenging situations and events; low personal control is associated with maladaptive passivity and poor morale. In this paper, we sketch the roots

Christopher Peterson; Albert J. Stunkard

1989-01-01

379

Population-Distributed Personal Probabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use the Dirichlet distribution in a new application as a tractable model for the variability between personal prior probability vectors over a large population of persons. Given a common realized likelihood function, the resulting population distribution of coherent personal posterior probability vectors is analyzed and found to have mixed moments expressible as a one-dimensional integral. Implications for the study

James Dickey; Peter Freeman

1975-01-01

380

Personality correlates of startle habituation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationship between extraversion and rates of acoustic startle habituation, a potential biological marker for individual differences. Personality was measured using the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ), the Sensation Seeking Scale (SSS), and Tellegen's Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ). Higher EPQ Extraversion and higher SSS scores were associated with faster, more rapid startle habituation. Moreover, the relationship between extraversion

Steven D. LaRowe; Christopher J. Patrick; John J. Curtin; John P. Kline

2006-01-01

381

[Psychotherapeutic treatment of personality disorders].  

PubMed

Treating patients with personality disorders presents a major challenge due to their maladaptive interpersonal styles which affect the therapeutic relationship. A number of therapeutic approaches using psychodynamic, behavioural, and other origins have been developed to treat patients with personality disorders, most of them dealing with borderline personality disorder. Overall, only a few controlled therapy studies have been carried out to document therapy effectiveness. However, available research indicates that psychotherapy has substantial effects even in personality disorders. From a vast literature based on case reports, therapeutic recommendations are presented for specific personality disorders. PMID:15931597

Woeller, Wolfgang; Tress, Wolfgang

2005-01-01

382

Incorporating If Then Personality Signatures in Person Perception: Beyond the PersonSituation Dichotomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three studies investigated conditions in which perceivers view dispositions and situations as interactive, rather than independent, causal forces when making judgments about another's personality. Study 1 showed that perceivers associated 5 common trait terms (e.g., friendly and shy) with characteristic if then (if situation a, then the person does x, but if situation b, then the person does

Lara K. Kammrath; Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton; Walter Mischel

2005-01-01

383

Personal Alarm System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Trouble in the classroom is an unpleasant fact of modern life. Space technology can't stop the trouble from occurring, but it can prevent it from spreading. In recognition of this, NASA and the Sacramento, Cal. Unified School District developed a personal security system based on space telemetry technology. The first application was for schools, but the simplicity and reliability of the system has made it more widely applicable. The heart of the system is an ultrasonic pen-size transmitter. It can be used by prison guards, teachers, or others such as the handicapped and the elderly.

1977-01-01

384

Lematre: A Personal Profile  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

From The Primeval Atom (ltom primitif), to the cosmological constant, to the Schwarzschild limit, the scientific achievements of Georges Lematre have gained more recognition in recent years. But many aspects of his life are not so widely known. This essay provides a brief biographical survey of Lematre's life, his decorated service during World War I, his vocation to the Roman Catholic priesthood, and his professional and personal relationships with Einstein, Eddington, Hoyle, Gamow, as well as his role in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and his views on the relationship between science and faith.

Farrell, J.

2013-04-01

385

Personal continuous air monitor  

DOEpatents

A personal continuous air monitor capable of giving immediate warning of the presence of radioactivity has a filter/detector head to be worn in the breathing zone of a user, containing a filter mounted adjacent to radiation detectors, and a preamplifier. The filter/detector head is connected to a belt pack to be worn at the waist or on the back of a user. The belt pack contains a signal processor, batteries, a multichannel analyzer, a logic circuit, and an alarm. An air pump also is provided in the belt pack for pulling air through the filter/detector head by way of an air tube.

Morgan, Ronald G. (Los Alamos, NM); Salazar, Samuel A. (Albuquerque, NM)

2000-01-01

386

The Personal Motion Platform  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Neutral Body Posture experienced in microgravity creates a biomechanical equilibrium by enabling the internal forces within the body to find their own balance. A patented reclining chair based on this posture provides a minimal stress environment for interfacing with computer systems for extended periods. When the chair is mounted on a 3 or 6 axis motion platform, a generic motion simulator for simulated digital environments is created. The Personal Motion Platform provides motional feedback to the occupant in synchronization with their movements inside the digital world which enhances the simulation experience. Existing HMD based simulation systems can be integrated to the turnkey system. Future developments are discussed.

Park, Brian Vandellyn

1993-01-01

387

Personal seismometry now!  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article discusses the possibility of personal seismometry (i.e., seismologists having direct access to seismometer installations even from their studies at home). The basic ingredients for this are the general availability of relatively inexpensive microprocessors and easy access to a switched telephone network or equivalent communication systems. Finally, an experiment is described by which seismological data were exchanged between a temporary installation in the United Nations restaurant in Geneva and data center facilities in Oslo, Trondheim, Washington, D.C., and also Canberra.

Husebye, E. S.; Thoresen, E.

1984-04-01

388

Personality Disorders in Persons with Gender Identity Disorder  

PubMed Central

Background. Investigations in the field of gender identity disorder (GID) have been mostly related to psychiatric comorbidity and severe psychiatric disorders, but have focused less on personality and personality disorders (PDs). Aims. The aim of the study was to assess the presence of PDs in persons with GID as compared to cisgendered (a cisgender person is a person who is content to remain the gender they were assigned at birth) heterosexuals, as well as to biological sex. Methods. The study sample consisted of 30 persons with GID and 30 cisgendered heterosexuals from the general population. The assessment of PDs was conducted by application of the self-administered Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis II PDs (SCID-II). Results. Persons with GID compared to cisgender heterosexuals have higher presence of PDs, particularly Paranoid PD, avoidant PDs, and comorbid PDs. In addition, MtF (transwomen are people assigned male at birth who identify as women) persons are characterized by a more severe psychopathological profile. Conclusions. Assessment of PDs in persons with GID is of great importance as it comprises a key part of personalized treatment plan tailoring, as well as a prognostic factor for sex-reassignment surgery (SRS) outcome.

Duisin, Dragana; Batinic, Borjanka; Barisic, Jasmina; Djordjevic, Miroslav L.; Vujovic, Svetlana; Bizic, Marta

2014-01-01

389

Theory is personal.  

PubMed

In "Theory Is Personal," Allen Siegel MD, a Chicago psychoanalyst and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center, shares the very personal story of how he came to his theory. Sometimes we find our theory. Other times, Siegel argues, it is our theory that finds us. In this article Siegel catalogues his early encounters with figures--contemporary and real--from Sigmund Freud to influential department chairs to an analyst who would become legendary for introducing a bold new theory into the psychoanalytic canon. Charting key experiences that shaped his adoption of this new approach--a depression in response to his first patient, a clinical treatment with Heinz Kohut, and exposure to others who dared to challenge Freud--Siegel describes the theory that brought both himself and his patients to life. After outlining the principles that guide the new theory and practice known as self psychology, Siegel tells of the empathic ambiance that can now emerge in the consulting room. Finally, he shows how this new theory of human motivation provides not merely a rationale for psychotherapy but an explanatory apparatus for understanding human action in the world beyond the consulting room. He turns to a brief study of aggression and war, as expressed in a 1932 correspondence between Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud, to illustrate how the understanding of aggression and war changes significantly when empathy is the field's data collecting instrument. PMID:19379249

Siegel, Allen M

2009-04-01

390

Implementing personalized cancer care.  

PubMed

Implementing personalized cancer care requires a sound understanding of cancer genomics, familiarity with the analytical methods used to study cancer, knowledge of the mechanisms of action of targeted drugs, and ways to assimilate and understand complex data sets. Perhaps the greatest challenge is obtaining the drugs predicted to be beneficial based on the genomic profile of a patient's tumour. A potential solution is creation of a national facilitated access programme and registry for off-label use of targeted anti-cancer drugs. Within such a programme, patients could receive the targeted agent matched to the genomic profile of their tumour. Physicians would receive guidance in interpretation of complex genomic tests and access to drugs. Pharmaceutical companies, payers and regulators would receive data on off-label drug and test use and clinical outcomes to inform their research and development plans and coverage decisions and to track real-world safety. Although recently launched prospective clinical trials will determine the true benefit of matching drugs to genomic alterations, the approach proposed here will facilitate delivery of personalized medicine services to participating patients while at the same time making observations that allow us to learn from each patient to inform clinical care and future research initiatives. PMID:24687035

Schilsky, Richard L

2014-07-01

391

[Proteomics and personalized medicine].  

PubMed

With the disclosure of the human genome a new era for bio-medicine has arisen, characterized by the challenge to investigate pathogenic mechanisms, studying simultaneously metabolites, DNA, RNA, and proteins. As a result, the "omics" revolution boomed, giving birth to a new medicine named "omics-based medicine". Among the other "omics", proteomics has been widely used in medicine, since it can produce a more "holistic" overview of a disease and provide a "constellation" of possible specific markers, a molecular fingerprinting that defines the clinical condition of an individual. Endpoint of this comprehensive and detailed analysis is the "diagnostic-omics", i.e. the achievement of personalized diagnoses with obvious benefits for prevention and therapy and this goal can be reached only with a perfect integration between clinicians and proteomists. To impact on the possible key factors involved in the pathological processes, oligonucleotide-based knock-down strategies can be helpful. They exploit omics-derived molecular tools (antisense, siRNA, ribozymes, decoys, and aptamers) that can be used to inhibit, at transcriptional or post-transcriptional levels, the events leading to protein synthesis, thus decreasing its expression. The identification of the pivotal mechanisms involved in diseases using global, "scenic" approaches such as the "omics" ones, and the subsequent validation and detailed description of the processes by specific molecular tools, can result in a more preventive, predictive and personalized medicine. PMID:23748691

Rocchiccioli, Silvia; Tedeschi, Lorena; Citti, Lorenzo; Cecchettini, Antonella

2013-05-01

392

Measured Personality Characteristics of Persons Who Claim UFO Experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two hundred and twenty-five UFO experiencers, completed the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPP1) and Sixteen Personality Factors Ten (16PF). Personality characteristics of participants are described; no overt psychopathology is indicated. Two-way ANOVA involving levels of sighting and communication experience show subjects claiming communication have a significantly greater tendency to endorse unusual feelings, thoughts, and altitudes (significance level .003); to be

June Parnell

1988-01-01

393

[Temperament and character in persons with borderline personality disorder].  

PubMed

High comorbidity, suicidal ideation, difficult temperament, and character are key symptoms of persons with borderline personality disorder (BPD). We investigated 478 persons, 40 of whom had a BPD according SCID-II, self-rating. Participants were examined with a semistructured interview and several self-rating questionnaires in their households. Taking the high comorbidity of persons with BPD into account, we compared the BPD group with four control groups with different axis 1 or personality disorders and one nonclinical group. Persons with BPD showed high comorbidity with affective, anxiety, and alcohol use disorders. With respect to suicidality, 75% reported that they wish to be dead at least sometimes, and about one-third said that they had already attempted suicide. Regarding temperament and character dimensions, our analyses revealed higher novelty seeking for persons with BPD compared to participants without BPD, although this difference was primarily attributable to males with BPD. Additionally, participants with BPD reported higher harm avoidance compared to control groups, while this was more distinctive for females. Finally, we found that persons with BPD had very low levels of self-directedness. This effect was independent from gender and was found in all group comparisons. Therapy of BPD should take into account high comorbidity and suicidality of patients. Moreover, our results show that low self-directedness seems to be specific for persons with BPD. Therefore, therapy must address those deficits by focusing on skills training as well as on aspects of maturation. PMID:15448917

Barnow, S; Rge, J; Spitzer, C; Freyberger, H-J

2005-07-01

394

Personalized medical content recommendation  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

Method, system, and computer program product for personalized medical content recommendation are provided. The method may comprise having a patient medical profile; having a concept or relationship relating to the patient medical profile; obtaining medical content relevant to the concept or relationship; determining a score of the concept or relationship to the patient medical profile; enhancing the score with a context score based on the values of attributes of the concept or relationship in the patient medical profile; enhancing the score with an additional knowledge score based on knowledge of the concept or relationship additional to the medical content; recommending medical content with respect to a patient medical profile based on the enhanced scores. The method may also include providing an explanation of a medical content recommendation based on a matching concept or relationship.

2013-09-24

395

Personal annunciation device  

DOEpatents

A personal annunciation device (PAD) providing, in an area of interest, compensatory annunciation of the presence of an abnormal condition in a hazardous area and accountability of the user of the PAD. Compensatory annunciation supplements primary annunciation provided by an emergency notification system (ENS). A detection system detects an abnormal condition, and a wireless transmission system transmits a wireless transmission to the PAD. The PAD has a housing enclosing the components of the PAD including a communication module for receiving the wireless transmission, a power supply, processor, memory, annunciation system, and RFID module. The RFID module has an RFID receiver that listens for an RFID transmission from an RFID reader disposed in a portal of an area of interest. The PAD identifies the transmission and changes its operating state based on the transmission. The RFID readers recognize, record, and transmit the state of the PAD to a base station providing accountability of the wearer.

Angelo, Peter (Oak Ridge, TN); Younkin, James (Oak Ridge, TN); DeMint, Paul (Kingston, TN)

2011-01-25

396

Taking Crohn's Disease Personally  

PubMed Central

Crohns disease (CD) is a heterogeneous disorder that can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract. The pathogenesis of CD is unknown but is thought to involve an uncontrolled immune response triggered by an environmental factor in a genetically susceptible host. The heterogeneity of disease pathogenesis and clinical course, combined with the variable response to treatment and its associated side effects, creates an environment of complex therapeutic decisions. Despite this complexity, significant progress has been made which allows physicians to start and predict disease behavior and natural course, response to therapy, and factors associated with significant side effects. In this manuscript the data pertaining to these variables including clinical, endoscopic and the various biological and genetic markers are reviewed, and the possibility of tailoring personal treatment is discussed.

Chowers, Yehuda

2013-01-01

397

Person Reliability in Personality Measurement: An Item Response Theory Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the rationale of an item response theory (IRT) model, based on Thurstone scaling, for personality measurement and suggests procedures for (a) estimating the location and slope parameters of the person response curve (PRC), (b) assessing the precision of the estimates, and (c) assessing the model-data fit. The relations

Ferrando, Pere J.

2004-01-01

398

MBTI Personality Types and SII Personal Style Scales.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scores of 426 undergraduates on the Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory (SII) revealed that personal style scales of the SII are related to MBTI polar dimensions in various combinations. Results support the idea that personality traits are related to career interests. (SK)

Buboltz, Walter C., Jr.; Johnson, Patrick; Nichols, Cassandra; Miller, Matthew A.; Thomas, Adrian

2000-01-01

399

Let me read your mind: Personality judgments based on a persons natural stream of thought  

Microsoft Academic Search

Past research on the accuracy of personality judgments has largely focused on person perception scenarios that are public in nature (e.g., face-to-face interactions, personal websites). This study investigated the accuracy of personality judgments on the basis of highly private information: a persons natural stream of thought. Nine nave judges rated the personality of 90 targets on the basis of their

Shannon E. Holleran; Matthias R. Mehl

2008-01-01

400

Thumbnail Sketches: EDTA-Type Chelating Agents in Everyday Consumer Products: Some Medicinal and Personal Care Products.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses various ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA)-type chelating agents found in ophthalmic products, personal care products, and disinfectants. Also discusses the properties and action of these EDTA agents. (JN)

Hart, J. Roger

1984-01-01

401

Pharmacogenetics: implementing personalized medicine  

PubMed Central

Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics have been widely recognized as fundamental steps toward personalized medicine. They deal with genetically determined variants in how individuals respond to drugs, and hold the promise to revolutionize drug therapy by tailoring it according to individual genotypes. The clinical need for novel approaches to improve drug therapy derives from the high rate of adverse reactions to drugs and their lack of efficacy in many individuals that may be predicted by pharmacogenetic testing. Significant advances in pharmacogenetic research have been made since inherited differences in response to drugs such as isoniazid and succinylcholine were explored in the 1950s. The clinical utility and applications of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics are at present particularly evident in some therapeutic areas (anticancer, psycotrophic, and anticoagulant drugs). Recent evidence derived from several studies includes screening for thiopurine methyl transferase or uridine 5'-diphosphoglucuronosyl-transferase 1A1 gene polymorphisms to prevent mercaptopurine and azathioprine or irinotecan induced myelosuppression, respectively. Also there is a large body of information concerning cytochrome P450 gene polymorphisms and their relationship to drug toxicity and response. Further examples include screening the presence of the HLA-B*5701 allele to prevent the hypersensitivity reactions to abacavir and the assessment of the human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER-2) expression for trastuzumab therapy of breast cancer or that of KRAS mutation status for cetuximab or panitumumab therapy in colorectal cancer. Moreover, the application of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics to therapies used in the treatment of osteoarticular diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis) holds great promise for tailoring therapy with clinically relevant drugs (e.g. disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, vitamin D, and estrogens). Although the classical candidate gene approach has helped unravel genetic variants that influence clinical drug responsiveness, gene-wide association studies have recently gained attention as they enable to associate specific genetic variants or quantitative differences in gene expression with drug response. Although research findings are accumulating, most of the potential of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics remains to be explored and must be validated in prospective randomized clinical trials. The genetic and molecular foundations of personalized medicine appear solid and evidence indicates its growing importance in healthcare.

Mini, Enrico; Nobili, Stefania

2009-01-01

402

Data Mining and Personalization Technologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data mining has become increasingly popular and is widely used in various application areas. In this paper, we examine new developments in data mining and its application to personalization in E-commerce. Personalization is what merchants and publishers want to do to tailor the Web site or advertisement and product promotion to a customer based on his past behavior and inference

Philip S. Yu

1999-01-01

403

Psychopharmacology of borderline personality disorder.  

PubMed

Pharmacotherapy for patients with borderline personality disorder is directed against the psychobiology of cognitive-perceptual, affective, and impulsive-behavioral symptoms. A symptom-specific method using current empiric evidence for drug efficacy in each symptom domain is proposed. Drugs in each medication class have some potential utility against specific symptoms in patients with borderline personality disorder. PMID:10729938

Soloff, P H

2000-03-01

404

Building Blocks for Personal Brands  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author discusses the four essential building blocks for personal brands: (1) name; (2) message; (3) channels; and (4) bridges. However, outstanding building materials can only take a person so far. The author emphasizes that vision, determination, faith, a sense of humor, and humility are also required.

Thomas, Lisa Carlucci

2011-01-01

405

Agenda: a personal information manager  

Microsoft Academic Search

The free-form, evolving, personal information that people deal with in the course of their daily activities requires more flexible data structures and data management systems than tabular data structures provide. A tool for managing personal information must conveniently handle freetextual data; allow for structure to evolve gracefully as the database grows; represent unnormalized data; and support data entry through database

S. Jerrold Kaplan; Mitchell D. Kapor; Edward J. Belove; Richard A. Landsman; Todd R. Drake

1990-01-01

406

Personal Finance. Common Curriculum Goals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides the common curriculum goals for the state of Oregon in personal finance, an area of study that relates basic economic concepts and practices to the financial concerns of consumers. These goals were designed to define what should be taught in all public school settings. The common curriculum goals in personal finance are

Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.

407

Dysfunctional beliefs discriminate personality disorders  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines whether specific sets of dysfunctional beliefs are differentially associated with five personality disorders (PDs) as predicted by cognitive theory. Seven hundred fifty-six psychiatric outpatients completed the Personality Belief Questionnaire (PBQ) at intake and were assessed for PDs using a standardized clinical interview conducted by assessors who were blind to patients' PBQ responses. Findings showed that patients with

Aaron T. Beck; Andrew C. Butler; Gregory K. Brown; Katherine K. Dahlsgaard; Cory F. Newman; Judith S. Beck

2001-01-01

408

Personal Epistemologies, Work and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper elaborates the role and development of personal epistemologies when learning through and for work. It does this by drawing on explanatory propositions from psychology, sociology and philosophical accounts. The aim here is to go beyond conceptions of epistemological beliefs and to position personal epistemologies as being active,

Billett, Stephen

2009-01-01

409

Personal Fiduciary Services: Comptroller's Handbook.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This booklet provides an overview of personal fiduciary services, their associated risks, and a framework for managing those risks. It applies to personal accounts administered by a national bank in a fiduciary capacity as defined by 12 CFR Part 9, Fiduci...

2002-01-01

410

Plotting Maternity in Three Persons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This performance text examines complexities of personal and maternal identity in family life. Speaking in first, second, and third person voices, the author offers autoethnographic accounts of the tensions between separateness and connectedness, normative and subjective motherhood, and novice and seasoned perspectives. The piece functions as a

Kinser, Amber E.

2012-01-01

411

Personality Model of Fine Artists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comparison of 51 artists and 51 nonartists in India found three personality factors (introversion, independence, and tender-mindedness) which, related to working style and creative production of artists, could best differentiate artists from nonartists. These could be predicted from seven other personality factors. (DB)

Roy, Debdulal Dutta

1996-01-01

412

Personalized Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases  

PubMed Central

Personalized medicine is a novel medical model with all decisions and practices being tailored to individual patients in whatever ways possible. In the era of genomics, personalized medicine combines the genetic information for additional benefit in preventive and therapeutic strategies. Personalized medicine may allow the physician to provide a better therapy for patients in terms of efficiency, safety and treatment length to reduce the associated costs. There was a remarkable growth in scientific publication on personalized medicine within the past few years in the cardiovascular field. However, so far, only very few cardiologists in the USA are incorporating personalized medicine into clinical treatment. We review the concepts, strengths, limitations and challenges of personalized medicine with a particular focus on cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). There are many challenges from both scientific and policy perspectives to personalized medicine, which can overcome them by comprehensive concept and understanding, clinical application, and evidence based practices. Individualized medicine serves a pivotal role in the evolution of national and global healthcare reform, especially, in the CVDs fields. Ultimately, personalized medicine will affect the entire landscape of health care system in the near future.

Lee, Moo-Sik; Flammer, Andreas J.; Lerman, Lilach O.

2012-01-01

413

Reliable personal health records.  

PubMed

A number of applications based on personal health records (PHRs) are emerging in the field of health care and wellness. PHRs empower patients by giving them control over their health data. Health data for PHRs can be supplied by patients, wellness providers and health care providers. Health care providers may use the PHRs to provide medical care. Unfortunately, the quality of the health data in PHRs cannot be guaranteed in all cases. For example, consider cases where non-professionals such as patients and wellness providers supply data. To address this problem, we present in this paper a system that provides health care professionals with an indication of the quality of health data in a PHR. This indication is based on the reputation of the supplier and on metadata provided by measurement devices. The proposed reputation system mimics the way in which trust in health data and their suppliers is built in the real world. The system introduces minimal overhead for health care providers and patients. PMID:18487778

Van Deursen, Ton; Koster, Paul; Petkovi?, Milan

2008-01-01

414

Packet personal radiation monitor  

DOEpatents

A personal radiation monitor of the chirper type is provided for detecting ionizing radiation. A battery powered high voltage power supply is used to generate and apply a high voltage bias to a G-M tube radiation sensor. The high voltage is monitored by a low-loss sensing network which generates a feedback signal to control the high voltage power supply such that the high voltage bias is recharged to +500 VDC when the current pulses of the sensor, generated by the detection of ionizing radiation events, discharges the high voltage bias to +450 VDC. During the high voltage recharge period an audio transducer is activated to produce an audible "chirp". The rate of the "chirps" is controlled by the rate at which the high voltage bias is recharged, which is proportional to the radiation field intensity to which the sensor is exposed. The chirp rate sensitivity is set to be approximately 1.5 (chirps/min/MR/hr.). The G-M tube sensor is used in a current sensing mode so that the device does not paralyze in a high radiation field.

Phelps, James E. (Knoxville, TN)

1989-01-01

415

Packet personal radiation monitor  

DOEpatents

A personal radiation monitor of the chirper type is provided for detecting ionizing radiation. A battery powered high voltage power supply is used to generate and apply a high voltage bias to a G-M tube radiation sensor. The high voltage is monitored by a low-loss sensing network which generates a feedback signal to control the high voltage power supply such that the high voltage bias is recharged to +500 VDC when the current pulses of the sensor, generated by the detection of ionizing radiatonevents, discharges the high voltage bias to +450 VDC. During the high voltage recharge period an audio transducer is activated to produce an audible ''chirp''. The rate of the ''chirps'' is controlled by the rate at which the high voltage bias is recharged, which is proportional to the radiation field intensity to which the sensor is exposed. The chirp rate sensitivity is set to be approximately 1.5 (chirps/min/MR/hr.). The G-M tube sensor is used in a current sensing mode so that the device does not paralyze in a high radiation field. 2 figs.

Phelps, J.E.

1988-03-31

416

Personal Fuel Appliance  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the progress made in Phase I of Stuart's Personal Fueling Appliance Program. Phase I concluded in March 2002 with the demonstration and deployment of several working models. As proposed in the original project plan, working models of the PFA were built to prove feasibility and technically market the concept. Future follow up phases of the project, Phase II and III, will take the concept through prototyping development to pre-production of commercially viable product. The Phase I program successfully demonstrate a home fueling system capable of running on a household circuit, 220V/40 Amp/single phase or equivalent. Connected to a source of ''drinking water'' the system has all the functions necessary to convert water and electricity to high-pressure hydrogen fuel. Pressures of up to 3600 psig were achieved on demonstration systems and higher pressures up to 5000 psig were achieved in the lab. The development program spanned building 3 series of prototypes: White Box (1 unit built 1998), PFA Series 100 (4 units built 1999-2000), and Series 200 (6 units built 2000-02). Advanced in controls and process learned in the PFA program have been embodied in Stuart's larger fuel appliances.

Stuart Energy

2003-12-30

417

Personalized healthcare through intelligent gadgets.  

PubMed

An intelligent gadget is a wearable platform which is reconfigurable, scalable, and component-based and which can be equipped, carried as a personal accessory, or in a certain case, implanted internally into a body. Various kinds of personal information can be gathered with intelligent gadgets, and that information is used to provide specially personalized services to people in the ubiquitous computing environment. In this paper, we show a personalized healthcare service through intelligent gadgets. A service based on intelligent gadgets can be built intuitively and easily with a context representation language, called the intelligent gadget markup language (IGML) based on the event-condition-action (ECA) rule. The inherent nature of extensibility, not only environmental information but also physiological information can be specified as a context in IGML and can be dealt with an intelligent gadget with ease. It enables intelligent gadgets to be adopted to many different kinds of personalized healthcare services. PMID:19163415

Jang, Hyeju; Kim, Sanghyun; Bae, Changseok

2008-01-01

418

Precedent autonomy and personal identity.  

PubMed

Debates on precedent autonomy and some forms of paternalistic interventions, which are related to questions of personal identity, are analyzed. The discussion is based on the distinction between personal identity as persistence and as biographical identity. It first is shown that categorical objections to advance directives and "Ulysses contracts" are based on false assumptions about personal identity that conflate persistence and biographical identity. Therefore, advance directives and "Ulysses contracts" are ethically acceptable tools for prolonging one's autonomy. The notions of personality and biographical identity are used to analyze the ethically relevant features. Thereby, it is shown that these concepts are operative in and useful for thinking in biomedical ethics. The overall conclusion is that categorical arguments against precedent autonomy or "Ulysses contracts" are based on misleading theories of personal identity and that advance directives are an ethically respectable tool for prolonging individuals' autonomy in cases of dementia and mental illness. PMID:11657917

Quante, Michael

1999-12-01

419

Economic crime: does personality matter?  

PubMed

Since the publication of Edwin Sutherland's classical study, White Collar Crime, personality has been treated as completely irrelevant as a cause or as a correlating variable in studies of economic crime. This article questions that thesis. In an ongoing Swedish project studying economic crime in the areas of construction, engineering, and the music industry, 128 informants were interviewed regarding the personal character of the economic criminal compared to that of the law-abiding businessperson. Data were collected from five different regions in Sweden using the Big Five model, the personality model most often used within the field of personality research today. This article compares the results from the interviews with the few international studies that exist regarding economic crimes in these areas and common results are emphasized. It also presents nuanced analyses of the significance of personality in economic crime. PMID:12808742

Alalehto, Tage

2003-06-01

420

Personal Benefits of Foreign Language Study. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is an increasing awareness of the usefulness of foreign language training in a number of seemingly diverse areas. Foreign language students develop not only technical skills related to language use but also tangible advantages in the job market because of their increased communication skills. Mastery of languages also enhances the enjoyment

Weatherford, H. Jarold

421

Personality Diagnosis for Personalized eHealth Services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we present two different approaches to personality diagnosis, for the provision of innovative personalized services, as used in a case study where diabetic patients were supported in the improvement of physical activity in their daily life. The first approach presented relies on a static clustering of the population, with a specific motivation strategy designed for each cluster. The second approach relies on a dynamic population clustering, making use of recommendation systems and algorithms, like Collaborative Filtering. We discuss pro and cons of each approach and a possible combination of the two, as the most promising solution for this and other personalization services in eHealth.

Cortellese, Fabio; Nalin, Marco; Morandi, Angelica; Sanna, Alberto; Grasso, Floriana

422

Internally displaced persons.  

PubMed

There were estimated to be over 20 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the end of 1999, a number that surpasses global estimates of refugees. Displacement exposes IDPs to new hazards and accrued vulnerability. These dynamics result in greater risk for the development of illness and death. Often, access of IDPs to health care and humanitarian assistance is excluded deliberately by conflicting parties. Furthermore, the arrival of IDPs into another community or region strains local health systems, and the host population ends up sharing the sufferings of the internally displaced. Health outcomes are dismaying. From a health perspective, the best option is to avoid human displacement. WHO contributes to the prevention of displacement by working for sustainable development. Placing health high on the political agenda helps maintain stability, and thereby, reduce the likelihood for displacement. Primary responsibility for assisting IDPs, irrespective of the cause, rests with the national government. However, where the government is unwilling or unable to provide the necessary aid, the international humanitarian community must step in, with WHO playing a major role in the health sector. There is consensus among the partners of the World Health Organization (WHO) that, in emergencies, the WHO must: 1) take the lead in rapid health assessment, epidemiological and nutritional surveillance, epidemic preparedness, essential drugs management, control of communicable diseases, and physical and psychosocial rehabilitation; and 2) provide guidelines and advice on nutritional requirements and rehabilitation, immunisation, medical relief items, and reproductive health. If the vital health needs of IDPs--security, food, water, shelter, sanitation and household items--are not satisfied, the provision of health services alone cannot save lives. Community participation is essential, and community participation implies bolstering the assets and capacities of the beneficiaries. PMID:11875794

Leus, X; Wallace, J; Loretti, A

2001-01-01

423

Interactive personalized newspaper on the WWW  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the personalization of online newspapers based on our experience with the Krakatoa Chronicle, an interactive, personalized, newspaper on the World Wide Web. The personalization of newspapers involves both social and technical issues. In social terms, it is important that users can control the extent of personalization, because newspapers are not only a means to get personally interesting

Tomonari Kamba; Krishna Bharat

1996-01-01

424

Personality Influences on Change in Smoking Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To investigate associations between personality traits in early adulthood (and changes in them) and change in smoking status. Design: Prospective, longitudinal study of a general-population birth cohort. Main Outcome Measures: We measured smoking at ages 18, 26, and 32, and personality at ages 18 and 26 using the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (Tellegen & Waller, in press). We assessed personalitys

David Welch; Richie Poulton

2009-01-01

425

Music Training, Cognition, and Personality  

PubMed Central

Although most studies that examined associations between music training and cognitive abilities had correlational designs, the prevailing bias is that music training causes improvements in cognition. It is also possible, however, that high-functioning children are more likely than other children to take music lessons, and that they also differ in personality. We asked whether individual differences in cognition and personality predict who takes music lessons and for how long. The participants were 118 adults (Study 1) and 167 10- to 12-year-old children (Study 2). We collected demographic information and measured cognitive ability and the Big Five personality dimensions. As in previous research, cognitive ability was associated with musical involvement even when demographic variables were controlled statistically. Novel findings indicated that personality was associated with musical involvement when demographics and cognitive ability were held constant, and that openness-to-experience was the personality dimension with the best predictive power. These findings reveal that: (1) individual differences influence who takes music lessons and for how long, (2) personality variables are at least as good as cognitive variables at predicting music training, and (3) future correlational studies of links between music training and non-musical ability should account for individual differences in personality.

Corrigall, Kathleen A.; Schellenberg, E. Glenn; Misura, Nicole M.

2013-01-01

426

The personal sense of power.  

PubMed

Scholars who examine the psychological effects of power have often argued that possessing power shapes individual behavior because it instills an elevated sense of power. However, little is known about the personal sense of power because very few studies have examined it empirically. In studies involving a total of 1,141 participants and nine different samples, we found that the personal sense of power was coherent within social contexts; for example, individuals who believed that they can get their way in a group also believed that they can influence fellow group members' attitudes and opinions. The personal sense of power was also moderately consistent across relationships but showed considerable relationship specificity; for example, individuals' personal sense of power vis--vis their friend tended to be distinct but moderately related to their personal sense of power vis--vis their parent. And the personal sense of power was affected not only by sociostructural factors (e.g., social position, status) but also by personality variables such as dominance. PMID:21446947

Anderson, Cameron; John, Oliver P; Keltner, Dacher

2012-04-01

427

Personality and illness: genetic connections?  

PubMed

Illness is strongly influenced by genetics. Personality traits are influenced by genetics and have linkages with, at least, affective illness. Because genetics influences both personality and illness, we studied by literature review the genes that illness and personality traits share and, by office assessment, our patient population's illnesses and personality traits. This led to the following hypothesis: illness is related to more Submissive than Dominant personality trait and thus to lower norepinephrine activity. Patient affect and personality are often noted to be subdued in chronic illness, but whether from cause or effect is difficult to determine. After reviewing the literature on wellness, personality and genes, we endeavored to explore and better delineate our impressions of illness and personality relationships and to set the stage for a genetic hypothesis by using an online personality test in an ob-gyn practice to determine which traits could be used as proxies for personality trait genes. We thus confirmed our clinical impression that women with psychiatric and/or medical illness have more Submissive personality. The medical literature on gene markers shared by Submissive personality and illness in our population suggests the hypothesis that this relationship could be mediated by genetically lower neurotransmitter activity. Both norepinephrine activity and monoamine oxidase A, the enzyme controlling its catabolism, are in concert to blunt neuronal activity in such diverse states as depression, asthma, obesity, autoimmune illness, and in smokers. Conversely, norepinephrine activity is enhanced in breastfeeders and in other settings known to be related to good health. A point for possible divergence from the hypothesis is that African-Americans have enhanced norepinephrine activity yet poorer health outcomes although the effect of environmental risk factors in African-Americans is considered prominent by researchers. The possible importance of this hypothesis is that it changes emphasis slightly from one of splitting diagnoses to one of grouping them to achieve fresh insight. If we assess what is found in common in diverse illnesses of mind and body, we have yet another tool to assess causation. Although this hypothesis is offered somewhat in a boldness of spirit to take a new look at our many perplexing clinical problems, it is also offered with humility in light of the complexity with which we deal in patient care. PMID:20826063

Hobgood, Donna K

2011-01-01

428

How to Recieve Personal Revelaiton  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Activity: You are going to make a scripture chain that teaches us how we can receive Personal Revelation. Remember, when we talk to Heavenly Father we call it prayer. When Heavenly Father resonds to us by the Holy Ghost we call it Personal Revelation. Items Needed for this activity: (Go get them you\\'ll use them for this activity. If you don\\'t have your scriptures at home, used the links below.) -Scriptures -Pencil -Journal Read the following scriptures and underline the keywords you find that teach you how we receive personal revelation. Scripture #1:D C 8:2-3 Turn to the scripture above and ...

Boyce, Bro.

2006-10-03

429

Solid-State Personal Dosimetry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is a web site page, and a data sheet about Personal protection (i.e., space suits) presented to the Radiation and Micrometeoroid Mitigation Technology Focus Group meeting. The website describes the work of the PI to improve solid state personal radiation dosimetry. The data sheet presents work on the active personal radiation detection system that is to provide real-time local radiation exposure information during EVA. Should undue exposure occur, knowledge of the dynamic intensity conditions during the exposure will allow more precise diagnostic assessment of the potential health risk to the exposed individual.

Wrbanek, John D.; Fralick, Gustave C.; Wrbanek, Susan Y.

2005-01-01

430

Supra-personal cognitive control and metacognition  

PubMed Central

The human mind is extraordinary in its ability not merely to respond to events as they unfold but also to adapt its own operation in pursuit of its agenda. This cognitive control can be achieved through simple interactions among sensorimotor processes, and through interactions in which one sensorimotor process represents a property of another in an implicit, unconscious way. So why does the human mind also represent properties of cognitive processes in an explicit way, enabling us to think and say Im sure or Im doubtful? We suggest that system 2 metacognition is for supra-personal cognitive control. It allows metacognitive information to be broadcast, and thereby to coordinate the sensorimotor systems of two or more agents involved in a shared task.

Shea, Nicholas; Boldt, Annika; Bang, Dan; Yeung, Nick; Heyes, Cecilia; Frith, Chris D.

2014-01-01

431

n-Person Dynamic Strategic Market Games  

SciTech Connect

We present a discrete n-person model of a dynamic strategic market game. We show that for some values of the discount factor the game possesses a stationary equilibrium where all the players make high bids. Within the class of all the high-bidding strategies we distinguish between two classes of more and less aggressive ones. We show that the set of discount factors for which these more aggressive strategies form equilibria shrinks as n goes to infinity. On the other hand, the analogous set for the less aggressive strategies grows to the whole interval (0,1) as n grows to infinity. Further we analyze the properties of the value function corresponding to these high-bidding equilibria. We also give some numerical examples contradicting some other properties that seem intuitive.

Wiecek, Piotr, E-mail: Piotr.Wiecek@pwr.wroc.pl [Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science (Poland)

2012-04-15

432

Supra-personal cognitive control and metacognition.  

PubMed

The human mind is extraordinary in its ability not merely to respond to events as they unfold but also to adapt its own operation in pursuit of its agenda. This 'cognitive control' can be achieved through simple interactions among sensorimotor processes, and through interactions in which one sensorimotor process represents a property of another in an implicit, unconscious way. So why does the human mind also represent properties of cognitive processes in an explicit way, enabling us to think and say 'I'm sure' or 'I'm doubtful'? We suggest that 'system 2 metacognition' is for supra-personal cognitive control. It allows metacognitive information to be broadcast, and thereby to coordinate the sensorimotor systems of two or more agents involved in a shared task. PMID:24582436

Shea, Nicholas; Boldt, Annika; Bang, Dan; Yeung, Nick; Heyes, Cecilia; Frith, Chris D

2014-04-01

433

Personality Predicts Cognitive Function Over Seven Years in Older Persons  

PubMed Central

Objectives To determine whether Neuroticism, as well as the less-studied dimensions the Five Factor Model of personality (Extraversion, Openness to Experience, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness) were associated with 7-year trajectories of cognitive functioning in older persons. Design Primary analysis of existing clinical trial data. Participants 602 persons of average age 79 at baseline. Measurements The NEO-Five Factor Inventory of personality, completed at baseline, and the modified Mini Mental Status Exam (3MSE) measured every 6 months for 7 years. Results Controlling for demographics, baseline morbidities including depression, health behaviors, Apolipoprotein E4 genotype, and self-rated health, higher Neuroticism was associated with worse average cognitive functioning and a steeper rate of decline over follow-up. Higher Extraversion and lower Openness were both associated with worse average cognitive functioning prospectively, while persons higher in Conscientiousness showed a slower rate of cognitive decline. Conclusions In addition to Neuroticism, other dispositional tendencies appear prognostically relevant for cognitive functioning in older persons. More work is needed to understand the mechanisms by which traits operate, as well as whether mitigation of certain dispositional tendencies can facilitate a better course of cognitive function.

Chapman, Benjamin; Duberstein, Paul; Tindle, Hilary A; Sink, Kaycee M; Robbins, John; Tancredi, Daniel J.; Franks, Peter

2011-01-01

434

An IRT Analysis of the Personal Optimism Scale  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study the psychometric properties of the Personal Optimism scale of the POSO-E questionnaire (Schweizer & Koch, 2001) for the assessment of dispositional optimism are evaluated by applying Samejima's (1969) graded response model, a parametric item response theory (IRT) model for polytomous data. Model fit is extensively evaluated via fit checks on the lower-order margins of the contingency table

Wolfgang A. Rauch; Karl Schweizer; Helfried Moosbrugger

2008-01-01

435

30 CFR 77.100 - Certified person.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 2009-07-01 false Certified person. 77.100 Section 77.100 Mineral Resources...UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Qualified and Certified Persons § 77.100 Certified person. (a)(1) The provisions of this...

2009-07-01

436

30 CFR 77.100 - Certified person.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Certified person. 77.100 Section 77.100 Mineral Resources...UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Qualified and Certified Persons § 77.100 Certified person. (a)(1) The provisions of this...

2010-07-01

437

30 CFR 75.100 - Certified person.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 2009-07-01 false Certified person. 75.100 Section 75.100 Mineral Resources...STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Qualified and Certified Persons § 75.100 Certified person. (a) The provisions of Subpart...

2009-07-01

438

Personality Inventory Selection for Understanding Leadership Styles.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The ACSC is considering adopting a new personality inventory to replace the 20 question survey used in its leadership instruction. The study justifies using personality inventories to identify leadership styles and it compares the Sixteen Personality Fact...

A. M. Gardner

1987-01-01

439

Maturation of personality in adolescence.  

PubMed

The present research assesses adolescent personality maturation by examining 3 measures of change and stability (i.e., mean-level change, rank-order stability, and profile similarity) of Big Five personality traits, employing data from a 5-annual-wave study with overlapping early to middle (n = 923) and middle to late (n = 390) adolescent cohorts. Results indicated that mean levels of Agreeableness and Emotional Stability increased during adolescence. There was mixed evidence for increases in Extraversion and Openness. Additionally, rank-order stability and profile similarity of adolescent personality traits clearly increased from early to late adolescence. For all change facets, the authors found evidence for gender differences in the timing of adolescent personality maturation, as girls were found to mature earlier than boys. PMID:19309210

Klimstra, Theo A; Hale, William W; Raaijmakers, Quinten A W; Branje, Susan J T; Meeus, Wim H J

2009-04-01

440

Conversational topics in transsexual persons.  

PubMed

Abstract In general, speech language therapy for transsexual persons focuses on pitch and pitch variation and more recently also on resonance. Other communicative aspects are dealt with far less often, especially language. This study investigated to what extent conversational topics might need attention in therapy for transsexual persons. A total of 111 males, 116 females, 28 male-to-female and 18 female-to-male transsexuals were asked to indicate on a list with 34 topics how often they speak about each topic (never, sometimes, often) in conversations with males, with females and in a gender mixed group. Results showed that transsexual persons behave in accordance with the desired gender. However, they also tend to adopt a position depending on the gender of their conversational partner. It can be concluded that in general it is not necessary to pay attention to conversational topics in therapy for transsexual persons. PMID:24446798

Van Borsel, John; Cayzeele, Miet; Heirman, Eva; T'sjoen, Guy

2014-06-01

441

Borderline Personality Disorder: Treatment FAQs  

MedlinePLUS

... facility evaluate patients and diagnose BPD and other personality disorders? Who will evaluate the condition of the patient? ... disorders (i.e., dieticians and nurses for eating disorders, addiction counselors for ... at this treatment facility and what do they cover?

442

Code AI Personal Web Pages  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The document consists of a publicly available web site (george.arc.nasa.gov) for Joseph A. Garcia's personal web pages in the AI division. Only general information will be posted and no technical material. All the information is unclassified.

Garcia, Joseph A.; Smith, Charles A. (Technical Monitor)

1998-01-01

443

Personal Glimpses of Bucky Fuller.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fourteen people who knew Buckminster Fuller as students, neighbors, and co-workers offer remembrances of his personality. They remember especially his ability to communicate with and inspire people of diverse ages, educations, and backgrounds. (IS)

Futurist, 1983

1983-01-01

444

Intermediate Volume Personal Sampler (IVPS).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The historical development of the Intermediate Volume Personal Sampler, or IVPS, is described, and information is given on testing and calibration, and manufacturing considerations. Detailed instructions are given for the use of the IVPS for sampling resp...

1973-01-01

445

Dysfunctional beliefs discriminate personality disorders.  

PubMed

This study examines whether specific sets of dysfunctional beliefs are differentially associated with five personality disorders (PDs) as predicted by cognitive theory. Seven hundred fifty-six psychiatric outpatients completed the Personality Belief Questionnaire (PBQ) at intake and were assessed for PDs using a standardized clinical interview conducted by assessors who were blind to patients' PBQ responses. Findings showed that patients with avoidant, dependent, obsessive-compulsive, narcissistic, and paranoid PDs preferentially endorsed PBQ beliefs theoretically linked to their specific disorders. The study results support the cognitive theory of personality disorders. Suggestions are made regarding the clinical utility of the PBQ with personality-disordered patients and future research on the PBQ. PMID:11579990

Beck, A T; Butler, A C; Brown, G K; Dahlsgaard, K K; Newman, C F; Beck, J S

2001-10-01

446

Key Person Questionnaire Baseline Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is from a USAC series produced by the Franklin Institute Research Laboratories designed to explore IMIS impacts on city administrative organization and behavior. The Key Person Questionnaire, which forms the basis for this report, examines basi...

S. R. Enion

1975-01-01

447

Personal Ethics versus Professional Ethics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Integrity, honesty, and moral conduct are essential elements in a good leader. Most people would agree with that statement. Disagreement comes when these standards are applied equally to personal and professional lives. The general thinking of society tod...

J. E. White

1996-01-01

448

The Holocaust: A Personal Encounter.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maintains that story is a powerful tool in teaching antiracist education. Presents the personal story of a World War II concentration camp survivor. Discusses the use of Holocaust literature to explore anti-Semitism and racism. (CFR)

Marmor, Margie

1995-01-01

449

Mindfulness and Borderline Personality Disorder  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe personality disorder characterized by prominent and pervasive dysregulation\\u000a of emotion, behavior, and cognition. Current diagnostic criteria for BPD include difficulties with interpersonal relationships,\\u000a affective instability, problems with anger, destructive impulsive behaviors, frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, problems\\u000a with self-identity, chronic feelings of emptiness, transient dissociative symptoms and\\/or paranoid ideation, and suicidal\\u000a behaviors (American

Shireen L. Rizvi; Stacy Shaw Welch; Sona Dimidjian

450

Great Talks about Personal Revelation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Click on any of these talks to learn some more great information about recieving revelation. Here are some great talks about what we learned in seminary this last week: Did You Get the Right Message? by President James E. Faust Personal Revelation: The Gift, the Test, and the Promise Download this MP3 and put it on your iPod! How to Receive Personal Revelation By Bruce R. McConkie MP3 Download ...

Boyce, Bro.

2006-10-03

451

Great Talks about Personal Revelation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Click on any of these talks to learn some more great information about recieving revelation. Here are some great talks about what we learned in seminary this last week: Did You Get the Right Message? by President James E. Faust Personal Revelation: The Gift, the Test, and the Promise Download this MP3 and put it on your iPod! How to Receive Personal Revelation By Bruce R. McConkie MP3 Download ...

Boyce, Bro.

2006-10-19

452

The Roma Personal Metadata Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

People now have available to them a diversity of dig- ital storage facilities, including laptops, cell phone address books, handheld devices, desktop comput- ers and web-based storage services. Unfortunately, as the number of personal data repositories in- creases, so does the management problem of ensur- ing that the most up-to-date version of any docu- ment in a user's personal file

Edward Swierk; Emre Kiciman; Nathan C. Williams; Takashi Fukushima; Hideki Yoshida; Vince Laviano; Mary Baker

2002-01-01

453

Pesticide personal protective clothing.  

PubMed

A fairly large established data base provides information on clothing worn by U.S. and Canadian farmers to work with pesticides, their attitudes and beliefs about pesticide risk, and clothing as a dermal barrier. Very limited similar data are available for farmers in less developed countries. Clearly, farmers perceive the benefits of pesticides to far exceed any risks. While few report poisoning symptoms, most believe that their usual work clothing offers a sufficient pesticide barrier, and few wear special-purpose protective clothing. Gloves of various materials, including cotton and leather, appear to be the major protective clothing item. Although farmers feel that their usual work clothing provides excellent protection, fabric penetration research does not support this. Shirting-weight fabrics offer some limited protection against light spray of field-strenght pesticides. Heavier-weight fabrics, such as denim and twill, are better barriers. With a heavier spray or a spill, usual work clothing does not give sufficient protection. Greater protection can usually be achieved with the use of a fluorocarbon finished fabric, such as Scotchgard or Zepel. Scotchgard can readily be applied at home. A durable-press finish does not appear to improve fabric's pesticide-barrier resistance and some data suggest that it may decrease barrier properties. A second alternative for increased protection is the use of a special-purpose fabric, such as a coated nonwoven or possibly Gore-Tex. Numerous other new "waterproof breathable" fabrics have recently come to the market. Many of these are finished or coated fabrics and one would expect them to be at least somewhat resistant to pesticides. However, they have not been tested. Wearing an additional layer also appears to be another clothing strategy to minimize exposure. Fabric penetration research also shows that pesticide formulation, volume or spray regime, concentration, and active ingredients influence the barrier properties of fabrics. Clothing evaluation studies have shown that protective clothing and coveralls of various materials and designs were effective in reducing exposure. Results of some of these studies suggested that the farmer's typical work clothing was more effective than fabric penetration results suggested. This apparent conflict is not surprising, given the methods used in both types of research. The field studies use pads placed in various areas under the clothing. This method assumes that exposure is uniform over entire body regions. But fluorescent tracer research has shown that this is not a valid assumption (DeJonge et al. 1985; Fenske 1988). Also, the way in which the pads are attached may make a difference, although no research has examined this issue.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:1771275

Branson, D H; Sweeney, M

1991-01-01

454

Personal Computer Based English-Russian and Russian-English Dictionaries of Business and Information Technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The properties, main features and implementation on all types of personal computers and Disk Operating Systems (DOS) of two English-Russian and Russian-English Dictionaries of Business Operations and Information Technology are described. Most of thekey te...

L. A. Golemanov A. H. Manolov

1992-01-01

455

25 CFR 248.8 - Abandoned property.  

...8 Section 248.8 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FISH AND WILDLIFE USE OF COLUMBIA RIVER INDIAN IN-LIEU FISHING SITES 248.8 Abandoned property. No vehicle, trailer, boat, or other personal property...

2014-04-01

456

75 FR 78915 - Conduct on Postal Property  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...39 CFR 232.1. 1. Paragraph (f) Gambling: The prohibition of lottery ticket sales...on postal property. * * * * * (f) Gambling. Participating in games for money or other personal property, the operation of gambling devices, the conduct of a lottery...

2010-12-17

457

Patents & the progress of personalized medicine: biomarkers research as lens.  

PubMed

This article addresses the barriers to personalized medicine, focusing on the burgeoning field of biomarkers research. The author begins by framing intellectual property issues as more than a product of industry incentives and suggests that these issues are deeply entangled with other barriers facing personalized medicine such as regulatory framework deficiencies. The author proposes a set of future research questions to more fully define the barriers to biomarkers research and to uncover which corrective measures may be effective. The author concludes by recommending an integration of regulatory and patent reforms, with a call to action by scholars, scientists, representatives of the biopharmaceutical industry, and policy-makers. PMID:21950239

Herder, Matthew

2009-01-01

458

A personal particle speciation sampler.  

PubMed

Fuller understanding of personal exposures to particulate matter with aerodynamic diameters below 2.5 microm (PM2.5*) requires a personal sampler suitable for assaying not only PM2.5 mass but also its major chemical constituents: elemental carbon, organic carbon, sulfates, and nitrates. The goal to measure these constituents simultaneously imposes several constraints on personal sampler design. The aim of this project was to develop a sampler within these constraints that would be suitable for personal monitoring over 8 hours. In addition, with the intent to improve the precision of mass measurements, we investigated offline use of beta attenuation. The personal particle speciation sampler (PPSS) includes an inlet to remove particles larger than 2.5 microm, 2 sampling channels, and a pump with flow control. One channel serves for measuring particle mass and inorganic ions; the other, for measuring organic carbon and elemental carbon. Denuders can be placed in either channel or both channels. A backup filter can be placed on the denuded channel to collect volatilized particulate nitrate. Two prototype PPSS units were built and tested. The results of both laboratory testing of key PPSS components and a limited field study of the prototype in comparison to an AIHL (Air and Industrial Hygiene Laboratory) cyclone-based sampler are reported. PMID:12670062

Hering, Susanne; Kreisberg, Nathan; John, Walter

2003-02-01

459

An interactive, personalized, newspaper on the WWW  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the personalization of online newspapers based on our experience with the Krakatoa Chronicle, an interactive, personalized, newspaper on the World Wide Web (WWW). The personalization of newspapers involves both social and technical issues. In social terms, it is important that users can control the extent of personalization, because news- papers are not only a means to get

Tomonari Kamba; Krishna Bharat

1995-01-01

460

Reactions to ambiguous stimuli among paranoid personalities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The psychological literature on paranoia and paranoid schizophrenia is extensive, particularly in the area of perceptual and cognitive processing. However, there has been a relative neglect of paranoid personality. The present study investigates whether paranoid personalities differed from controls in their responses to ambiguous or incomplete stimuli. Paranoid personalities (PP), other personality controls (OP), and normal subjects (NR) were exposed

Susan K. Thompson-Pope; Ira Daniel Turkat

1988-01-01

461

Social skills deficits in schizotypal personality disorder  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evidence of long-standing social difficulties has been well documented in persons with schizophrenia. These deficits are often so rudimentary that a person with schizophrenia may never have developed the skills necessary to present as socially competent. Given the cognitive, biological, and neuroanatomical links between schizophrenia and schizotypal personality disorder (SPD), a study of social skills in persons with SPD may

Tracy L. Waldeck; L. Stephen Miller

2000-01-01

462

Hypnosis creates multiple personality: Myth or reality?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since before the turn of the century, multiple personality has been associated with hysteria and hypnosis. The myth that hypnosis can create multiple personality is examined in this paper by reviewing studies that have suggested or implied a casual link between hypnosis and multiple personality. While it is possible that personality fragments can appear under hypnosis, there is no evidence

Bennett G. Braun

1984-01-01

463

Personalizing the Appearance of Content Packages  

Microsoft Academic Search

The personalized delivery of content is a way of making online content portals more attrac- tive to end users, and consequently, nowadays many online portals provide varying ways of personalizing their service. In order to facili- tate the creation of such personalized services, the IMAGEN toolset came into existence. IMAGEN aims at creating personalized con- tent packages, where documents are

Alexander Krner; Hideo Sato

2004-01-01

464

Developmental Work Personality Scale: An Initial Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research reported in this article involved using the Developmental Model of Work Personality to create a scale to measure work personality, the Developmental Work Personality Scale (DWPS). Overall, results indicated that the DWPS may have potential applications for assessing work personality prior to client involvement in comprehensive

Strauser, David R.; Keim, Jeanmarie

2002-01-01

465

Personality Rights Within a Bioethical Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

The personality rights are strongly linked to the quality of human being; they are rights that belong to every individual due to the very fact that he is a person. They refer mainly to the protection of the physical and psychical characteristics of the human being, to his individuality or personality. In the current times, the personality rights are seriously

Calina Jugastru

2010-01-01

466

NCI at Frederick: Property Accountability  

Cancer.gov

The Leidos Property Accountability Department has the primary responsibility for all matters relating to personal property management support for the NCI at Frederick Development Center. This program encompasses a wide range of functions such as accountability, inventory management, property disposal, surplus, and property sales, as well as acquiring accountable property from other institutes and agencies. Responsibility for inter-contractor and intra-contractor transfers, verification of loans of government-owned equipment, and reconciliation of accountability records also resides within this department.

467

Shame regulation in personality pathology.  

PubMed

Drawing on extant work on shame and emotion regulation, this article proposes that three broad forms of maladaptive shame regulation strategies are fundamental in much of personality pathology: Prevention (e.g., dependence, fantasy), used preemptively, lessens potential for shame; Escape (e.g., social withdrawal, misdirection) reduces current or imminent shame; Aggression, used after shame begins, refocuses shame into anger directed at the self (e.g., physical self-harm) or others (e.g., verbal aggression). This article focuses on the contributions of shame regulation to the development and maintenance of personality pathology, highlighting how various maladaptive shame regulation strategies may lead to personality pathology symptoms, associated features, and dimensions. Consideration is also given to the possible shame-related constructs necessitating emotion regulation (e.g., shame aversion and proneness) and the points in the emotion process when regulation can occur. PMID:21895346

Schoenleber, Michelle; Berenbaum, Howard

2012-05-01

468

Narcissism and the personal myth.  

PubMed

Kris (1956) described the concept of the personal myth as an autobiographical story built around a family romance fantasy seen specifically in obsessive characters and serving a defensive function. In this paper the concept of the personal myth was expanded to include similar defensive constellations originating from within the grandiose self, built around omnipotent and omniscient fantasies and occurring in character formations with pregenital, narcissistic pathology. The case of a known author and poet, Nikos Kazantzakis, was used to illustrate the thesis of the paper. The available biographical material and the work of the author offer evidence to support the claim that the author's personal myth was a protective shield against anxiety originating in early narcissistic traumata. PMID:3749397

Lester, E P

1986-07-01

469

The wit: a personality analysis.  

PubMed

Fifty-eight undergraduate psychology students were group tested on 12 variables thought to be related to the successful prediction of wit. In addition to a score on wit, scores on creativity, verbal fluency, need for play, need for impulsivity, self-confidence, dominance, exhibition, change, autonomy, personal adjustment, authoritarianism, and sex group were obtained. The results were analyzed in a stepwise multiple regression analysis. A significant Pearson product-moment correlation was obtained between wit and creativity (p < .01) and between wit and personal adjustment (p < .05). The multiple regression analysis indicated that creativity was the best single significant predictor of wit. Personal adjustment, in combination with creativity, provided the next highest significant contribution. The results are discussed and suggestions for further research are posited. PMID:16366941

Clabby, J F

1980-06-01

470

Cosmological Inflation: A Personal Perspective  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We present a brief review of Cosmological Inflation from the personal perspective of the speaker who almost 30 years ago proposed a way of resolving the problem of Cosmological Horizon by employing certain notions and developments from the field of High Energy Physics. Along with a brief introduction of the Horizon and Flatness problems of standard cosmology, this lecture concentrates on personal reminiscing of the notions and ideas that prevailed and influenced the author's thinking at the time. The lecture then touches upon some more recent developments related to the subject including exact solutions to conformal gravity that provide a first principles emergence of a characteristic acceleration in the universe and concludes with some personal views concerning the direction that the cosmology field has taken in the past couple of decades and certain speculations some notions that may indicate future directions of research.

Kazanas, Demos

2008-01-01

471

Personal Health Maintenance for Children  

PubMed Central

The foundations for lifelong responsibility for personal health maintenance are laid down in childhood. Personal health maintenance for children is important for a healthy childhood, for a healthy adulthood and for the development of positive values about health, personal health responsibility and the use of health services. Present knowledge in this area is weak but growing. Five areas of development are highlighted: (1) the cognitive understanding of health and disease, (2) a psychological sense of control over health, (3) parental and media influences on health behaviors, (4) school health education and (5) training by health professionals about self-management of childhood illness and health services usage patterns. Implications for current practice are developed.

Richmond, Julius B.; Kotelchuck, Milton

1984-01-01

472

Personalized medicine: hope or hype?  

PubMed Central

Medicine has always been personalized. For years, physicians have incorporated environmental, behavioural, and genetic factors that affect disease and drug response into patient management decisions. However, until recently, the genetic data took the form of family history and self-reported race/ethnicity. As genome sequencing declines in cost, the availability of specific genomic information will no longer be limiting. Rather, our ability to parse these data and our decision whether to use it will become primary. As our understanding of genetic association with drug responses and diseases continues to improve, clinically useful genetic tests may emerge to improve upon our previous methods of assessing genetic risks. Indeed, genetic tests for monogenic disorders have already proven useful. Such changes may usher in a new era of personalized medicine. In this review, we will discuss the utility and limitations of personal genomic data in three domains: pharmacogenomics, assessment of genetic predispositions for common diseases, and identification of rare disease-causing genetic variants.

Salari, Keyan; Watkins, Hugh; Ashley, Euan A.

2012-01-01

473

Personality Dynamics: Insights From the Personality Social Cognitive Literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

Psychodynamic and social cognitive approaches to personality assessment converge now more so than at any time in the history of experimental psychology. This contribution seeks to make this point. First, the trait of neuroticism predisposes one to multiple adverse outcomes, a point not sufficiently captured by the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.

Michael D. Robinson; Kathryn H. Gordon

2011-01-01

474

Developmental Personality Styles: An Attachment Theory Conceptualization of Personality Disorders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using K. Bartholomew's (1990) 4-dimensional model of adult attachment as an organizational framework, 10 developmental personality styles are differentiated regarding their unique attachment experiences, working models of self and other, and feedforward beliefs. Implications of an attachment theory framework for counseling clients with problematic

Lyddon, William J.; Sherry, Alissa

2001-01-01

475

Situational Determinants of Personal Validation of General Personality Interpretations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Determines whether kind of test used in personality assessment is an important factor in influencing the extent to which subjects accept the interpretation made by a psychologist and clarifies the importance of the status of the test-interpreter by eliminating a status-experimenter confound contained within the Snyder and Larsen (1972) study.

Hinrichsen, James J.; Bradley, Laurence A.

1974-01-01

476

Vocational Adjustment of Mentally Retarded Persons: Personal-Environmental Variables.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analysis of vocational adjustment for 109 male and 89 female mentally retarded workers (ages 16-45) indicated that while no single factor predicted vocational success, work-related personality traits and basic work skills should be emphasized. It is concluded that mental retardation and vocational inadequacy should be considered separately.

Misawa, Gi-ichi; Obata, Fumiya

1987-01-01

477

Personal Development Planning: Pedagogy and the Politicisation of the Personal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reflects the findings of an initial investigation of the origins of Personal Development Planning (PDP) and is part of a wider study of the impacts and influences of the implementation. Through an analysis of the socio-political contexts within which PDP as a set of educational processes took form, together with the many theories and

Tymms, Mark; Peters, John; Scott, Ian

2013-01-01

478

Family Living and Personal Living  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Find links for various projects for Family Living and Personal Living classes. FAMILY LIVING Wayne County Clerk - Marriage License The Knot Martha Stewart Weddings *Travel Planning Sites* Northwest Airlines Amtrak Travelocity Spirit Air Orbitz PERSONAL LIVING (and Parenting): *Alcohol Research* Alcohol and Public Health - CDC MedlinePlus: Alcoholism NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism *Birth Control* Health and Wellness Resource Center - - start at this site by typing Birth Control in the search bar on the right of the screen and select "full text articles" and consumer heatlh. It will list a range of birth ...

Schultz, Ms.

2007-11-05

479

Personal miniature electrophysiological tape recorder  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The use of a personal miniature electrophysiological tape recorder to measure the physiological reactions of space flight personnel to space flight stress and weightlessness is described. The Oxford Instruments Medilog recorder, a battery-powered, four-channel cassette tape recorder with 24 hour endurance is carried on the person and will record EKG, EOG, EEG, and timing and event markers. The data will give information about heart rate and morphology changes, and document adaptation to zero gravity on the part of subjects who, unlike highly trained astronauts, are more representative of the normal population than were the subjects of previous space flight studies.

Green, H.

1981-01-01

480

Personal miniature electrophysiological tape recorder  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The use of a personal miniature electrophysiological tape recorder to measure the physiological reactions of space flight personnel to space flight stress and weightlessness is described. The Oxford Instruments Medilog recorder, a battery-powered, four-channel cassette tape recorder with 24 hour endurance is carried on the person and will record EKG, EOG, EEG, and timing and event markers. The data will give information about heart rate and morphology changes, and document adaptation to zero gravity on the part of subjects who, unlike highly trained astronauts, are more representative of the normal population than were the subjects of previous space flight studies.

Green, H.

1981-11-01

481

Understanding Personality by Understanding Companion Dogs  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT The study of personality is well established in human psychology, with trait theory being perhaps the most widely accepted,of the personality the- ories. Animal personality research has utilized trait theory to identify personality factors in a wide variety of animal species. However, it has been somewhat hampered,by attempting to apply human,personality dimensions,to animals rather than investigating the depth and

Jacqui M. Ley; Pauleen C. Bennett

2007-01-01

482

Social-Cognitive Theory of Personality Assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a social-cognitive theory of personality assessment. We articulate the implications of social-cognitive theories of personality for the question of what constitutes an assessment of personality structure and behavioral dispositions. The theory consists of 5 social-cognitive principles of assessment. Personality assessments should (a) distin - guish the task of assessing internal personality structures and dynamics from that of

Daniel Cervone; William G. Shadel; Simon Jencius

2001-01-01

483

Adult Personality Development: Dynamics and Processes  

PubMed Central

The focus of this special issue of Research in Human Development is on adult personality and how personality may contribute to and be involved in adult development. Specifically, the contributions in this issue focus on the links between personality structures (e.g., traits) and personality processes (e.g., goal pursuit, self--regulation) and emphasize the contributions that intensive repeated measurement approaches can make to the understanding of personality and development across the adult life span.

Diehl, Manfred; Hooker, Karen

2013-01-01

484

Rules of Conduct for Persons Entering Substations.  

SciTech Connect

The following is a field orientation guide for unescorted entry and performance of work not affecting the electrical operation of the BPA power system. For further information on the following, please refer to the Accident Prevention Manual. The mandatory rules herein express minimum requirements for dealing with the principal hazards inherent in our daily work activities. These and other written requirements, which neither can nor should provide complete coverage of all work situations, must be continually reinforced through the sound and mature safety judgments of each BPA and contractor worker on each assigned task. The administration shall provide employment free from or protected against recognized hazards that might cause physical harm or death. The work environment must comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Departmental, and electrical utility industry standards applicable to BPA operations and activities. Supervisors shall insure that all workers fully understand how to perform their work with safety to themselves and others. They shall impart to each person the understanding that violations of established safety practices and rules will not be tolerated. Supervisors shall plan and arrange their work in such a manner that each job will be accomplished with the least hazard to workers; other persons, including the public, and to property. They will advise all workers of any unusual hazards involved in their part of the work and of precautions to be observed.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1994-01-01

485

Media Crate: tangible live media production interface  

Microsoft Academic Search

Live media production -- the presentation of audio-visual content at events such as conferences and concerts -- is a high intensity task where a small production team must interact with an amalgamation of separate hardware tools to transform and direct a variety of media sources to outputs such as large screens, preview monitors, and web-casts. We present Media Crate, a

Tom Bartindale; Jonathan Hook; Patrick Olivier

2009-01-01

486

The Role of Tangibles in Interactive Storytelling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interactive storytelling is a new area of computing, that brings together computers, interaction and storytelling, with the goal of leading viewers to become active participants in computer supported narrative. Stories become dynamic and emerge in ways perhaps never before explored.

Ana Paiva

2005-01-01

487

Sectioning Clay Models Makes Anatomy & Development Tangible  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Clay models have proved to be useful teaching aids for many topics in biology that depend on three-dimensional reasoning. Students studying embryonic development struggle to mentally reconstruct the three-dimensional structure of embryos and larvae by observing prepared slides of cross-sectional slices. Students who build clay models of embryos

Howell, Carina Endres; Howell, James Endres

2010-01-01

488

[Personality disorders in the DSM-5].  

PubMed

Significant changes are proposed in the personality disorders section of the 5th. edition of the DSM. The article summarizes the historical background of the personality disorder classification, including personality-types theory, trait-theory, and clinical concepts based upon psychiatric and psychoanalytical traditions. After briefly summarizing concerns on current approach to diagnosing personality disorders in DSM-IV, we summarise the most important features of the newly developed personality disorders classification, including concepts have been modified during long years of investigation. The new system will have modified less than was originally intended, and will be a hybrid model of dimensional categorical approach to diagnosing personality disorders. The ten personality disorder types are reduced to six, and they will have new criteria based on maladaptive trait dimensions. The trait structure model was derived from existing personality and personality disorder trait models, and includes five broad higher-order trait domains, which are negative affectivity, detachment, antagonism, disinhibition, and psychoticism. A new set of general criteria are developed for defining personality disorder. Self and interpersonal functioning represent the core impairment in personality functioning central to personality disorder, and the presence of maladaptive personality traits is also required. Severity continuum of personality pathology can be rated on the Levels of Personality Functioning Scale. PMID:23180732

Kuritrn Szab, Ildik

2012-01-01

489

Violence and Personality in Forensic Patients: Is There a Forensic Patient-Specific Personality Profile?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concerning the discussion about the connection of personality traits, personality disorders, and mental illness, this study focused on the personality profiles of male forensic patients, prison inmates, and young men without criminal reports. The main topic centered on group-specific personality profiles and identifying personality facets

Stupperich, Alexandra; Ihm, Helga; Strack, Micha

2009-01-01

490

Moving towards personalized medicine in rheumatoid arthritis  

PubMed Central

To develop personalized medicine strategies for improvement of patient management in rheumatoid arthritis, the clinical and molecular properties of the individual patients need to be well characterized. A crucial step in this approach is to discover subgroups of patients that are characterized by a good or poor treatment outcome. Dennis and colleagues have identified distinct pretreatment gene expression profiles in affected synovial tissue specimens and a tissue type-related systemic protein pattern which are associated with a positive or negative clinical outcome to monotherapy with adalumimab (anti-TNF?) and tocilizumab (anti-IL-6 receptor). These observations assign biological pathways associated with response outcome and provide evidence for the existence of systemic, easy-to-measure predictive biomarkers for clinical benefit of these biologics.

2014-01-01

491

Dynamics of Person-to-Person Interactions from Distributed RFID Sensor Networks  

PubMed Central

Background Digital networks, mobile devices, and the possibility of mining the ever-increasing amount of digital traces that we leave behind in our daily activities are changing the way we can approach the study of human and social interactions. Large-scale datasets, however, are mostly available for collective and statistical behaviors, at coarse granularities, while high-resolution data on person-to-person interactions are generally limited to relatively small groups of individuals. Here we present a scalable experimental framework for gathering real-time data resolving face-to-face social interactions with tunable spatial and temporal granularities. Methods and Findings We use active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) devices that assess mutual proximity in a distributed fashion by exchanging low-power radio packets. We analyze the dynamics of person-to-person interaction networks obtained in three high-resolution experiments carried out at different orders of magnitude in community size. The data sets exhibit common statistical properties and lack of a characteristic time scale from 20 seconds to several hours. The association between the number of connections and their duration shows an interesting super-linear behavior, which indicates the possibility of defining super-connectors both in the number and intensity of connections. Conclusions Taking advantage of scalability and resolution, this experimental framework allows the monitoring of social interactions, uncovering similarities in the way individuals interact in different contexts, and identifying patterns of super-connector behavior in the community. These results could impact our understanding of all phenomena driven by face-to-face interactions, such as the spreading of transmissible infectious diseases and information.

Cattuto, Ciro; Van den Broeck, Wouter; Barrat, Alain; Colizza, Vittoria; Pinton, Jean-Francois; Vespignani, Alessandro

2010-01-01

492

Ruminations on narcissistic personality disorder.  

PubMed

Comments on the original article by Paris (see record 2012-18549-001) which provides an interesting and provocative overview of the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). In this commentary, the author focuses on several assessment issues for narcissism, as well as NPD in particular. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved). PMID:24796569

Trull, Timothy J

2014-04-01

493

Observation of Persons and Contexts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Observational approaches used by ecological psychologists can focus on the behavior of persons or on their settings. The options for subject-centered observation are diary methods, specimen records, time sampling, and event sampling or critical incident recording. Serious limitations correlated to the time interval method, as it is often applied,

Gump, Paul V.

494

Linking personal values to gender  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two studies were conducted to investigate the relation between personal values and aspects of gender. Study 1 used the Rokeach Value Survey (RVS) to examine the nature of stereotypes concerning the values of the typical man and the typical woman. Results supported the hypothesis that men are viewed as more likely to endorse agentic values, such as freedom and accomplishment,

Lina Di Dio; Carina Saragovi; Richard Koestner; Jennifer Aub

1996-01-01

495

Personalized medicine for cancer therapy  

PubMed Central

Antibody signatures may become sophisticated screening tools for early diagnosis and the development of personalized anticancer treatments. We used biopanning to enrich the immune response of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients. This method revealed a HNSCC-specific antibody signature and allowed for the discovery of a novel oncogene, L23.

Scanlon, Christina Springstead; D'Silva, Nisha J.

2013-01-01

496

Personality correlates of driver stress  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary-This paper reports four studies of personality and mood correlates of a validated questionnaire measure of predisposition to driver stress, the Driving Behaviour Inventory (DBI: Gulian, Matthews, Glendon, Davies & Debney, 1989a; Ergonomics, 32.585-602). The DBI measures a general factor of driver stress, plus five more specific dimensions. Study I (N = 159) found that general driver stress was positively

Gerald Matthews; Lisa Dorn; A. Ian Glendon

1991-01-01

497

Developing Person-Centered IEPs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article outlines person centered planning (PCP) methods to assist in the review and revision of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities. Two methods of PCP are explained and illustrated with case studies. The article describes uses of PCP methods for IEPs and concludes by suggesting ways that PCP methods may

Keyes, Maureen W.; Owens-Johnson, Laura

2003-01-01

498

Toward Exercise as Personalized Medicine  

PubMed Central

The early 21st century has witnessed a steady push by scientists, industry leaders, and government officials to make medicine more personalized. To date, the concept of personalized medicine has referred largely to the field of pharmacogenomics. In contrast, relatively few data exist regarding the application of preventive strategies such as physical exercise in the context of personalized medicine. Within this review, we highlight the extant literature and propose five strategies for scientists that may propel the exercise and sports science fields toward this global goal. Notably, these approaches are in addition to methods to maintain adherence to training a well-known factor in determining exercise responsiveness. Briefly, these strategies include (1) evaluating participant responses to training at the individual as well as group level; (2) identifying sources of variability in responsiveness to training; (3) optimizing exercise dosing strategies to maximize benefits while minimizing barriers to participation; (4) evaluating the efficacy of multimodal interventions for relevant population subgroups; and (5) increasing the clinical relevance of study populations and outcomes in exercise trials. We look forward to seeing these strategies considered in trials of preventive health interventions such as exercise. Extensive future research in this area is needed for the vision of exercise as a personalized form of medicine to become a reality.

Roberts, Michael D.; Church, Timothy S.

2013-01-01

499

Drug repositioning for personalized medicine  

PubMed Central

Human diseases can be caused by complex mechanisms involving aberrations in numerous proteins and pathways. With recent advances in genomics, elucidating the molecular basis of disease on a personalized level has become an attainable goal. In many cases, relevant molecular targets will be identified for which approved drugs already exist, and the potential repositioning of these drugs to a new indication can be investigated. Repositioning is an accelerated route for drug discovery because existing drugs have established clinical and pharmacokinetic data. Personalized medicine and repositioning both aim to improve the productivity of current drug discovery pipelines, which expend enormous time and cost to develop new drugs, only to have them fail in clinical trials because of lack of efficacy or toxicity. Here, we discuss the current state of research in these two fields, focusing on recent large-scale efforts to systematically find repositioning candidates and elucidate individual disease mechanisms in cancer. We also discuss scenarios in which personalized drug repositioning could be particularly rewarding, such as for diseases that are rare or have specific mutations, as well as current challenges in this field. With an increasing number of drugs being approved for rare cancer subtypes, personalized medicine and repositioning approaches are poised to significantly alter the way we diagnose diseases, infer treatments and develop new drugs.

2012-01-01

500

Putting Persons Back into Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Both the language of performance management and the target-setting culture of our schools lead to a "depersonalisation" of education--a failure to respect young learners as persons. They become a "means" to some further non-educational "end". John Macmurray challenged this depersonalisation in terms not only of its impoverished educational

Pring, Richard

2012-01-01