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Mas Erick-津波工学研究室(東北大学大学院工学研究科)- Guide%20du%20regime%20auto%20entrepreneur%202012. L'expertise profane dans la lutte contre le sida. La première des Journées scientifiques 2010 du réseau des jeunes chercheurs en sciences sociales et VIH/sida avait pour thème «Etat des lieux, enjeux et limites de l'expertise profane dans la lutte contre le sida». Cécile Chartrain, doctorante CRAPE, de l'Université Rennes 1, était chargée de l'introduction. Commençons par quelques constats: Certes, l'histoire de l'organisation collective des personnes atteintes dans la lutte contre la maladie ne date pas de l'apparition du sida (on pourrait renvoyer au moins à la création des Alcooliques Anonymes dès 1935 aux Etats Unis). Certes encore, au-delà des démarches d'entraide, des formes de contestation du pouvoir médical et de revendications politiques des malades (et/ou de leurs représentants) ont existé bien avant l'arrivée le sida (cf. travaux sur le handicap mental dans les années 1970 notamment).

Une parole fondée sur l'experience Les objectifs de la journée En organisant cette journée, nos objectifs étaient donc :


Les idées de cadeaux de Noel à offrir à votre Psy! Taiwan Panorama- Everyday we move in different spheres, working, playing, traveling and resting in many different spaces. Have you ever wondered how environments affect us, or questioned our relationship to the spaces around us? Coming to a better understanding of these spaces-whether the small spaces in which we work and sleep or the larger society in which we live-can change our lives. Don't be frightened by the title, The Power of Space. The author, Bih Herng-dar, an associate professor in the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning at National Taiwan University, is simply reminding us to open our eyes to the world around us. Bih believes we can discover a surprising number of new things by taking a fresh look around us. His book also shows readers how to use creativity and imagination to add color to what might seem to be a monochromatic life.

A spatial philosopher With that philosophy in mind, Bih chose a people-oriented field-urban planning-when he first went off to graduate school. P.047. Pdfs/ecological-disaster-as-contextual-transformation.pdf. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability » Community Sustainability and Natural Hazard Resilience: All-Hazard and Cross-Cultural Issues in Disaster Resilience. By Douglas Paton. Published by The Sustainability Collection Increasing population growth in areas susceptible to experiencing natural hazard (e.g., earthquake, tsunami) consequences and growing vulnerability from climate-related (e.g., storm, wildfire) hazards has increased the risk faced by many contemporary communities. Recognition that these hazards are a natural part of the environment whose occurrence cannot be stopped means that one dimension of a sustainable society is the capacity of it and its citizens to co-exist with hazards. In this context, an important aspect of this sustainability involves developing the potential of people to be resilient and able to adapt to hazard consequences.

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.345-356. Professor, School of Psychology, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Place Attachment Inventory (PAI) Steven Semken Arizona State University This is an experimental psychometric instrument that measures an individual's attachment to specific or general places, by means of two dimensions: self-identification with a place, and the capacity of the place to support a person's activities or goals.

The 12 items used in the PAI were devised, normed, and validated by Williams and Vaske (2003) and adapted for use in geoscience courses by Semken and Piburn (2004, 2005). What learning is this evaluation activity designed to assess? The PAI is intended to measure place attachment, which is an affective (emotional) response to places that may influence geoscience learning, and which may vary with factors such as ethnicity, culture, and experience. The items on the last page survey race, ethnicity, and gender (as self-identified) for purposes of correlation. What is the nature of the teaching/learning situation for which your evaluation has been designed? The Psychological Hurdle to Earthquake Preparedness. The final death toll from the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan is now expected to exceed 18,000 . While that number paints a far graver picture than the initial, much lower estimates, many believe that the human fallout from a magnitude 9.0 quake would have been worse if it wasn’t for the country’s strict building codes .

In that sense, Japan’s path towards resiliency should be a lesson to other nations threatened by seismic activity. Either modernize and fortify your construction and infrastructure or jeopardize the lives of your citizens when the next major earthquake hits. Unfortunately, improved building standards are not the only impediment to better preparedness. A new study from a University College London researcher Helene Joffe has shown that there are some significant psychological hurdles as well — and the underlying rationale may vary from culture to culture. Other survey participants came from Turkey, another nation with high seismic risks.

Similar Posts: of Resilience Concepts.pdf. The psychology of disaster. Fortunately, for most of us, we learn about disasters through movies or books and not direct experience. These renditions are dramatic snapshots of lives, events, and heroism, but rarely do they show us the long-term impact of disasters on wildlife, psychology, culture, environment or finance. While much has been written in the field of psychology about resilience, the disaster environment provides an active and ongoing opportunity to reframe, reorganize and construct new meaning in a compressed timeline. In Japan, the disruption they face challenges, as a society, their capacities to respond to widespread loss of human life, environmental devastation and infrastructure. The sheer magnitude of the natural and man-made catastrophe boggles the mind for those of us who are, for the present, frozen bystanders.

While we may share some of the intense anxiety and fear, we cannot grasp the full impact, both physiologically and psychologically to this country. What is a disaster? Universal Crisis. The Psycho-Spatial Dimension of Global Environmental Problems (David Uzzell) Importantly, to do something about them is that most global environmental problemssuch as the destruction of the ozone layer and global warming are regarded asimpersonal, indirect and long-term. Vining and Ebro (1990) assert that it is onlyworthwhile investigating local environmental knowledge as people display difficultiesin understanding and assimilating complex, distant problems. Zube (1991) argues forthe importance of studying how people perceive and interact with the environment at alocal level because it is at this level people function and exist in most meaningful ways.It would seem then that we are faced with a contradiction. On the one hand thecommunication and presentation of environmental issues primarily raises awareness ata global level.

On the other hand, many authors argue that the communication of information about environmental problems should be at the local level as it is only atthis level that it is meaningful to the public. Et al , (1993) found that ent as ibid. Living Through and Surviving Traumatic Events. Kirsti A. Dyer MD, MS, FAAETS, FACW, NCBF, CWS Suffering breaks our world.

Like a tree struck by lightening —splintered, shaken, denuded Our world is broken by suffering, and we will never be the same again. ...Nathan Kollar In just the past few months, we have witnessed two major hurricanes in the Gulf States and now a massive earthquake in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Thousands of people have been killed, others have been left homeless without possessions, towns and cities.

The massive evacuation of people in anticipation of Katrina and Rita in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas disrupted the lives of thousands of residents. Natural traumatic events—hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes and floods—are strong reminders of how vulnerable we are to the powerful unexpected forces of nature. Equally damaging has been the result on the overall health and well being of survivors to these disasters. Understanding Traumatic Events Initially, survivors need to: 1. Environmental psychology: behaviour and experience in context - Tony Cassidy.

Environment and the Psychology of Behavior. Environmental psychology: An endangered species? At a point in time when the APS is putting the environment on the priority action agenda, it is worth asking what has happened to the field of environmental psychology in Australian psychology education and training. This matter and question has a particular currency and relevance given the publication of the Carrick Institute Teaching Psychology report (Lipp et al., 2007), the recent formation of an expert group to review Australian psychology training, and of course, the political saliency and indeed critical urgency of the unfolding climate change challenge and its multiple and far reaching impacts.

What is environmental psychology? Environmental psychology is an area of psychology which places particular emphasis on people-environment interrelationships and transactions. It is a well-established area of psychology which has been going strong since the late 1960s, with specific environmental psychology journals, courses, textbooks, handbooks, web sites, and postgraduate programs.