Integrated Uncertainty in Knowledge Modelling and Decision Making

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the InternationalSymposium on Integrated Uncertainty in Knowledge Modeling and Decision  Making, IUKM 2011, held in Hangzhou, China, in October 2011. The 21 revised full papers presented together with 1 keynote lecture and 5 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 55 submissions. The papers provide a wealth […]

Parent Perceptions of Barriers to Academic Success in a Rural Middle School (Report)

In focus groups, parents of both academically successful seventh-grade students and at-risk students (i.e., failing one or more classes, numerous behavioral referrals, and/or suspensions) in a rural middle school identified perceived barriers to student success as well as school and community resources for overcoming those barriers. Qualitative analysis of the data revealed six common barrier […]

Chasing Life

For centuries, adventurers and scientists have believed that not only could we delay death but that “practical immortality” was within our reach. Today, many well-respected researchers would be inclined to agree. In a book that is not about anti-aging, but about functional aging–extending your healthy, active life–Dr. Sanjay Gupta blends together compelling stories of the […]

Homonegativity Among Professional School Counselors: An Exploratory Study (Report)

Homonegativity among female professional school counselors (n = 215) representing a single Southern state was measured using adapted versions of the Homonegativity Scale (HS) and the Modern Homonegativity Scale (MHS). With the use of factorial analysis of variance, significant differences (p .05) were found when HS and MHS scores were compared by (a) having a […]

Radical Honesty

This new edition of the source book of the whole Radical Honesty movement includes Brad's accumulated observations since 1994 of those people whose lives have been transformed by getting out of the self-made jails of their minds into the truth they have always known. Download Now Read Online

The Family, Medical Decision-Making, and Biotechnology

East Asian medicine, biomedical research, and health care policy are framed by their own set of moral and cultural commitments. Chief among these is the influence of Confucian ideas. A rich portrayal is offered of the implications of Confucian moral and ontological understandings for medical decision-making, human embryonic stem cell research, and health care financing. […]

Supportive Learning Communities and the Transformative Role of Professional School Counselors (Report)

This article considers some of the key processes and methods needed to reenvision and transform comprehensive school counseling programs (CSCPs) as strengths-based, prevention-focused learning communities. Specifically, following a discussion of evidence-based “school as community” models found in the literature and how they relate, in part, to the American School Counselor Association’s (2005) CSCP framework, professional […]

Decision Making And Soft Computing – Proceedings Of The 11th International Flins Conference

FLINS, originally an acronym for Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies in Nuclear Science, is now extended to Computational Intelligence for applied research. The contributions to the 11th of FLINS conference cover state-of-the-art research, development, and technology for computational intelligence systems, both from the foundations and the applications points-of-view.Contents:Invited Lectures:The Contribution of Fuzzy Sets to Decision […]