Despite most parents’ good intentions to provide a warm, supportive environment in which the child can grow and develop socially appropriate behavior, they might occasionally act toward their child in a negative or even harsh way. Some do this more consistently than others.
This study investigates how different kinds of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), operating in different national political contexts, perceive and use the Internet as a political space. The political space concept, as defined here, encompasses two dimensions of Internet use
This dissertation explores the efficacy of large-footprint, waveform-digitizing lidar for the inventory and mapping of canopy fuels for utilization in fire behavior simulation models. Because of its ability to measure the vertical structure of forest canopies lidar is uniquely suited among remote sensing instruments
Previous research has suggested that racial disparity originates from judicial decisions at sentencing; however I argue that racial disparity may originate at the pretrial stage. First, research has consistently demonstrated a potential discriminatory link between race/ethnicity and incarceration.
This dissertation explains why behavioral genetic research can be better informed by using characteristics in the human iris as biomarkers for personality, and is divided into five parts. Part I gives an introduction to the classical twin method and an overview of the findings that have led most developmental researchers to recognize that the normal variation of personality depends on a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors.
Puberty is the process of getting sexually mature and it has fundamental somatic and psychosocial significance. The main objective of this project was the long and short term developmental importance, regarding both soma et psyche, of female pubertal timing. Several studies were
This research has been carried out to look at the role of the girl child in both low and high income settings in Kenya. The research goals were to recognize the girl child roles in low income and high income settings, to
The goal of this report was to determine reasons behind teenage pregnancy, and also to analyze present services available to the youth in relation to sexuality. Participants were asked questions associated with the following themes linked to teenage sexuality: The existence of resources, the availability of resources, the ability of teens to successfully use services within their current developmental stage, risk-taking behavior of teenagers and difficulties experienced in the system and in general.
As evidenced by several trials, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a highly effective treatment for Panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (PD). However, therapists are short in supply, and patients with agoraphobia may not seek therapy due to fear of leaving their
This thesis aims to describe and analyze the problem of violence among pupils and its connection with gender. The main aim is to explore how gender roles are connected with the use of violence among pupils, through a social constructionistic perspective. Power