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2009-11-16 07:20:00

HAYWARD, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as 400 years ago a correct explanation of the solar system set the stage for major progress in the physical sciences, so today a correct explanation of control is setting the stage for major progress in the life sciences. Increasing numbers of scientists are saying that Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) may soon revolutionize the psychological and social sciences. Developed by William T. (Bill) Powers, PCT is a quantifiable, testable model based...

2009-10-13 14:48:42

Those who stay in their original field fare best mentally, report finds Retirees who transition from full-time work into a temporary or part-time job experience fewer major diseases and are able to function better day-to-day than people who stop working altogether, according to a national study. And the findings were significant even after controlling for people's physical and mental health before retirement. The study's authors refer to this transition between career and complete retirement...

2009-09-14 11:21:00

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of Century of Social Sciences(TM), a superior and unique set of backfiles covering groundbreaking research in the social sciences back to 1900. Century of Social Sciences expands the coverage of Web of Science(R), available on the ISI Web of Knowledge(R) platform -- the world's largest citation environment of the highest quality scholarly literature. Culled from over 300 prestigious journals,...

2009-08-27 09:46:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The winners of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility offer a unique picture of organizations that are finding this middle ground. "From new forms of flexible work arrangements that minimize lay-offs, to creative cost-cutting that retains core medical benefits, to providing financial information and support to employees, these employers are braving the economic storm through innovative policies that prevent undue...

2009-08-04 15:15:24

 A widely publicized analysis of social network size, which reported dramatically increasing social isolation when it was published in 2006, has sparked an academic debate in the August issue of the American Sociological Review (ASR), the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association.The 2006 report by sociologists Miller McPherson, Lynn Smith-Lovin and Matthew E. Brashears found a near tripling in reports of Americans' social isolation"”the percentage who said they...

2009-05-27 14:47:00

Experiments based on recommendations from National Research Council BEAVERTON, Ore., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Helping students in high school and college think critically about chemistry experiments, while providing educators with easy-to-use labs, was the goal of authors Donald L. Volz and Ray Smola in Vernier Software & Technology's new 'Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry' lab book. The book takes a unique approach by providing direction for both open inquiry and guided...

2009-05-20 10:05:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Intercoast College, Sierra Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and Strategies for Change will host the William Glasser Institute's annual West Region Choice Theory Conference on Saturday May 30 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. The conference features a distinguished roster of mental health professionals discussing critical topics including education, public mental health, addiction treatment, and post traumatic stress disorder...

2009-05-12 09:02:00

New social community integrated into RFMA website helps members connect with one another and share information online ATLANTA, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) (www.rfmaonline.com) announced today that it has added a social networking community to its website using technology from social media solutions provider ThePort Network, Inc. (www.theport.com). The fully integrated community supports interaction and knowledge sharing between...

2009-05-11 18:05:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hair color, sense of humor, friends -- what are you made of? Explore how the physical, psychological and social elements in your life unite in Identity: An Exhibition of You. This interactive exhibit takes the ground-breaking science behind identity and makes it personal, using art, stories and even the work of an Emmy Award-winning musician to create an engaging journey through the science of human identity; challenging us all to see ourselves...

2009-04-13 09:20:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4 offers 25 additional formative assessment probes to help reveal students' preconceptions of fundamental science concepts, bringing the total to 100 in the popular series by author Page Keeley. Teachers of grades K-12 will find short probes with grade-band specifics that provide easy-to-follow suggestions for addressing students' ideas by promoting learning through conceptual-change instruction....


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