Avoidance Tactics

Author: Sky Gilbert
Publisher: Broken Jaw Press
ISBN: 9781896647500
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Handbook Of Approach And Avoidance Motivation

Author: Andrew J. Elliot
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135703655
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Of the many conceptual distinctions present in psychology today, the approach-avoidance distinction stands out as one of, if not the, most fundamental and basic. The distinction between approach and avoidance motivation has a venerable history, not only within but beyond scientific psychology, and the deep utility of this distinction is clearly evident across theoretical traditions, disciplines, and content areas. This volume is designed to illustrate and highlight the central importance of this distinction, to serve as a one-stop resource for scholars working in this area, and to facilitate integration among researchers and theorists with an explicit or implicit interest in approach and avoidance motivation. The main body of this volume is organized according to seven broad sections that represent core areas of interest in the study of approach and avoidance motivation, including neurophysiology and neurobiology, and evaluative processes. Each section contains a minimum of four chapters that cover a specific aspect of approach and avoidance motivation. The broad applicability of the approach-avoidance distinction makes this Handbook an essential resource for researchers, theorists, and students of social psychology and related disciplines.

Family Communication At The End Of Life

Author: Maureen P. Keeley
Publisher: MDPI
ISBN: 3038425184
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Family Communication at the End of Life" that was published in Behavioral Sciences

Exploratory Analysis Of Submarine Tactics For Mine Detection And Avoidance

Author: Terrence M. Nawara
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781423500766
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This thesis provides an initial analytical basis for Tactical Decision Aids in submarine mine detection and avoidance (MDA). Five aspects of submarine MDA are studied. First a network optimization model plans the best route through a minefield based on prior surveys of bottom clutter (NOn-mine Mine-like Bottom Objects or NOMBOs). If a submarine is flying to avoid going through a minefield the second model helps the submarine decide how far to back up if it detects a mine. A third model calculates minimum safe standoff distance for initiating submarine maneuvers around a given mine. This model takes into account submarine maneuvering characteristics and sensor error in the case of onboard sensor detection or both navigation and mine location errors in the case of reported mine positions. The fourth aspect of the submarine MDA problem uses simulation to study the probability of safe transit based on alternative MDA tactics various mine and NOMBO densities and various probabilities of detection. Finally the simulation examines the probability that a given MDA tactic will result in gridlock, i.e. the probability that a single attempt to penetrate the minefield is blocked by mines or NOMBOs.

It S Not About You So Get Over It

Author: Sharon Muggivan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145689403X
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This book has the potential to change lives, resolve anger and resentment therefore giving you the chance to be truly happy. Understanding why people behave the way they do can open your world to forgiveness and free you from the past. The key to happiness is in understanding what makes us do the things we do. “It’s All About Me” explains human nature to a tee. Everything we do, say and think is based on our own fi lter system. Our own beliefs, values and life experience create our unique fi lter system. If you understand that one simple concept “it’s all about me” then you will open your mind and your heart to allow people to be people. You will understand and make peace with your past concepts of what has happened to you. This book is truly liberati ng. You can’t change the people around you but you can change how you respond to the people and situati ons you encounter on a daily basis.

Conflict In Personal Relationships

Author: Dudley D. Cahn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135443386
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In keeping with a broad conception of interpersonal conflict, this book is organized into two parts. The first focuses on conflict on different types of couple relationships -- homosexual, cross cultural, dating but violent, engaged, and married -- and group relationships -- student peers, parents and their young children, and adult children and their aging parents. The chapters not only review past research on conflict in some relationships, but also take a significant step forward in introducing a variety of other relationship types for future research on conflict. These chapters also offer evidence that conflict is experienced differently in different types of interpersonal relationships. The second part of this book describes basic underlying principles and programs for dealing with interpersonal conflicts. Chapters in this section discuss patterns of argument in everyday life, issues associated with competence in interpersonal conflict, and mediation as a form of intervention for resolution.

A Comparative Look At Regulation Of Corporate Tax Avoidance

Author: Karen B. Brown
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400723415
Size: 80.21 MB
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This volume provides a fascinating look at the anti-tax avoidance strategies employed by more than fifteen countries in eastern and western Europe, Canada, the Pacific Rim, Asia, Africa, and the United States. It surveys the similarities and differences in anti-avoidance regimes and contains detailed chapters for each country surveying the moral and legal dimensions of the problem. The proliferation of tax avoidance schemes in recent years signals the global dimensions of a problem presenting a serious challenge to the effective administration of tax laws. Tax avoidance involves unacceptable manipulation of the law to obtain a tax advantage. These transactions support wasteful behavior in which corporations enter into elaborate, circuitous arrangements solely to minimize tax liability. It frustrates the ability of governments to collect sufficient revenue to provide essential public goods and services. Avoidance of duly enacted provisions (or manipulation to secure tax benefits unintended by the legislature) poses a threat to the effective operation of a free society for the benefit of a small group of members who seek the privilege of shifting their tax burden onto others merely to compete in the world of commerce. In a world in which world treasuries struggle for the resources to battle terrorist threats and to secure a decent standard of living for constituents tax avoidance can bring economies close to the edge of sustainability. As tax avoidance is one of the top concerns of most nations, the importance of this work cannot be overstated.

The Practice Of Adaptive Leadership

Author: Ronald A. Heifetz
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422131025
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When change requires you to challenge people's familiar reality, it can be difficult, dangerous work. Whatever the context--whether in the private or the public sector--many will feel threatened as you push though major changes. But as a leader, you need to find a way to make it work. Ron Heifetz first defined this problem with his distinctive theory of adaptive leadership in Leadership Without Easy Answers. In a second book, Leadership on the Line, Heifetz and coauthor Marty Linsky highlighted the individual and organizational dangers of leading through deep change in business, politics, and community life. Now, Heifetz, Linsky, and coauthor Alexander Grashow are taking the next step: The Practice of Adaptive Leadership is a hands-on, practical guide containing stories, tools, diagrams, cases, and worksheets to help you develop your skills as an adaptive leader, able to take people outside their comfort zones and assess and address the toughest challenges. The authors have decades of experience helping people and organizations create cultures of adaptive leadership. In today's rapidly changing world, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership can be your handbook to meeting the demands of leadership in the midst of complexity.