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Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...tion, psychologists would have to develop new test norms and truly equivalent versions of the same test. Finally, Salthouse believes that measures of within-person variability could be a useful diagnostic marker in their own right. For example, he and other cognitive psychologists are discussing whether ...

Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation

...urt to streamline their units as per environmental norms by the end of this month. According to a study by the United States Agency for International Development, India's thriving industry and rapid economic growth account for much of pollution. This costs the country an estimated 9.7 billion dollars ann...

Distance Education By All Universities

... education programme subject to the fulfillment of norms and guidelines laid down by the Distance Education Council (DEC) and other apex bodies. DEC in its meeting held on March 23, 2007 had resolved that it would not insist on territorial jurisdiction to be followed by institutions in offering programmes ...

NIH Study Normal Brain Development in Children Across US

...dren who did participate performed above published norms for their demographic. This suggests that in previous studies, general health disparities might have inflated the cognitive gap between low and high income children, Dr. Waber said. There were hints of much-cited differences in verbal and spatial a...

Repetition Is Like Chanting The More It is Heard the More You Believe It

...erstand individuals' accuracy in identifying group norms and opinions. The experiments included dividing students into three groups, (three person control group, single opinion group and repeated opinions group). Participants in the three-person control group read three opinion statements each made by a...

Using Drugs as Weapons can Never Be 'non Lethal', Say Doctors

...tions surrounding such use. Work to promote the norms prohibiting the use of poisons, and therefore the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention [BTWC] and the Chemical Weapons Convention [CWC]. They should further promote understanding that the use of drugs as weapons would violate such norms. Advoca...

Enrique Iglesias Sex Thoughts are Constant

... meant to procreate and irrespective of the social norms the hormone makes them more active and aggressive....

China Repudiates Warning on Its Toothpaste

...ry. While Chinas laxity in enforcement of safety norms is almost notorious, its supporters claim that such newspaper reports are part of an orchestrated campaign in the US media against the almost unstoppable flow of cheap goods imported from China. But before long truth could be out on the scientific b...

Export of Herbal Products to Reach Rs.120 Billion by 2012: Study

...edicines meet all the WHO prescribed standards and norms and thus encounter no restrictions in overseas markets to have instant acceptability from its takers," Dhoot added. The study listed out medicines that command huge demand and are produced based on international quality standards such as psyllium ...

Wipro Goes Green With Eco-friendly Desktops, Laptops

...cts, christened Wipro GreenWare, is compliant with norms for restriction of hazardous substances. The $3-...and processes comply with the environment-friendly norms being adopted worldwide. We have invested substantially to launch the eco-friendly range of products...

Distance Education By All Universities

... education programme subject to the fulfillment of norms and guidelines laid down by the Distance Education Council (DEC) and other apex bodies. DEC in its meeting held on March 23, 2007 had resolved that it would not insist on territorial jurisdiction to be followed by institutions in offering programmes ...

Global Momentum for Smoke-Free Indoor Environments at Tipping Point

...ely tipping point for fundamental change in social norms and public health worldwide. Since 2004, in only a few years, more than a dozen other countries have also adopted national indoor smoke-free policies that are being implemented or will be implemented in the near future. Lead author Dr. Howard Koh,...

Eating Disorders Highly Prevalent Among Gay and Bisexual Men

...says Dr. Meyer. "One theory is that the values and norms in the gay men's community promote a body-centered... "This suggests that factors other than values and norms in the gay community are related to the higher rates of eating disorder among these men." As for t...

Children's Hospital Boston Presents at the Society for Adolescent Medicine Annual Meeting

...ldren who behave or appear outside expected gender norms begins in elementary school. According to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, a national advocacy group, students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered are five times more likely to skip school than the general population, and do...

Sex – Three Hundred Years Ag

...nuine new insights into cultural attitudes, sexual norms and social customs." And Skipp describes a literary quality to the writing which you might struggle to find in modern erotic fiction or top-shelf pornography. "It is very different to today's erotica," she said. "It is more humorous, more literary ...

Study Examines Negative Reactions to Sexual Assault Victims

...elp to change professional responses and community norms to enhance women's recovery from sexual assault," said Sarah Ullman, UIC professor of criminal justice. Ullman and her colleagues surveyed a diverse group of women age 18 and older who had been sexually assaulted after age 14. The sample of respond...

Standardized Diagnostic Test for Learning Disabilities

... all of the students nationwide, we can define the norms and identify those who need extra help." The new test will be administered to all of the children in the class and will be able to diagnose not only those with a learning difficulty or disability but also those with a small delay that a student can...

Workplace Pressures, Hazards Raise Risk of Job Injuries in Youths

...of the problem may lie in the difference in social norms in the workplace versus schools and home environments. Parents and educators may teach work safety education techniques that aren’t necessarily being used on the job, he said. In 2004, almost 180,000 U.S. teens were severely injured at work. Betwee...

Excessive Drinking, Not Alcoholism, may Lead to Most Alcohol-Related Problems

...or the study. "This was likely related to cultural norms that sanctioned all but the most obviously problematic drinking such as alcoholism. More recently, researchers and policy makers have … extended the definition of excessive drinking to encompass other behaviors such as binge drinking (consuming five ...

A Study Questions the Effectiveness of High Speed Colonoscopies

...polyp detection rates are compared to the national norms and about how proficient their doctors are.” The issue is of great concern to doctors and patients alike, said Dr. Robert E. Schoen, a gastroenterologist at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. To conclude, the Rockford groups, who have dec...

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