Diffusion Of Innovations 4th Edition

Author: Everett M. Rogers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451602470
Size: 56.57 MB
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Diffusion Of Innovations 4th Edition. Since the first edition of this landmark book was published in 1962, Everett Rogers's name has become "virtually synonymous with the study of diffusion of innovations," according to Choice. The second and third editions of Diffusion of Innovations became the standard textbook and reference on diffusion studies. Now, in the fourth edition, Rogers presents the culmination of more than thirty years of research that will set a new standard for analysis and inquiry. The fourth edition is (1) a revision of the theoretical framework and the research evidence supporting this model of diffusion, and (2) a new intellectual venture, in that new concepts and new theoretical viewpoints are introduced. This edition differs from its predecessors in that it takes a much more critical stance in its review and synthesis of 5,000 diffusion publications. During the past thirty years or so, diffusion research has grown to be widely recognized, applied and admired, but it has also been subjected to both constructive and destructive criticism. This criticism is due in large part to the stereotyped and limited ways in which many diffusion scholars have defined the scope and method of their field of study. Rogers analyzes the limitations of previous diffusion studies, showing, for example, that the convergence model, by which participants create and share information to reach a mutual understanding, more accurately describes diffusion in most cases than the linear model. Rogers provides an entirely new set of case examples, from the Balinese Water Temple to Nintendo videogames, that beautifully illustrate his expansive research, as well as a completely revised bibliography covering all relevant diffusion scholarship in the past decade. Most important, he discusses recent research and current topics, including social marketing, forecasting the rate of adoption, technology transfer, and more. This all-inclusive work will be essential reading for scholars and students in the fields of communications, marketing, geography, economic development, political science, sociology, and other related fields for generations to come.

Qfinance The Ultimate Resource 4th Edition

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 184930064X
Size: 75.81 MB
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Qfinance The Ultimate Resource 4th Edition. QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource (4th edition) offers both practical and thought-provoking articles for the finance practitioner, written by leading experts from the markets and academia. The coverage is expansive and in-depth, with key themes which include balance sheets and cash flow, regulation, investment, governance, reputation management, and Islamic finance encompassed in over 250 best practice and thought leadership articles. This edition will also comprise key perspectives on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors -- essential for understanding the long-term sustainability of a company, whether you are an investor or a corporate strategist. Also included: Checklists: more than 250 practical guides and solutions to daily financial challenges; Finance Information Sources: 200+ pages spanning 65 finance areas; International Financial Information: up-to-date country and industry data; Management Library: over 130 summaries of the most popular finance titles; Finance Thinkers: 50 biographies covering their work and life; Quotations and Dictionary.

The Birth Partner

Author: Penny Simkin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1558328807
Size: 71.81 MB
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The Birth Partner. Since the original publication of The Birth Partner, new mothers' partners, friends, and relatives and doulas (professional birth assistants) have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother from the last few weeks of pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Fully revised in its fourth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through childbirth and the essential manual to have at hand during the event. This completely updated edition includes thorough information on:Preparing for labor and knowing when it has begun; Normal labor and how to help the woman every step of the way; Epidurals and other medications for labor; Non-drug techniques for easing labor pain; Cesarean birth and complications that may require it; Breastfeeding and newborn care; And much more.For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable.

Placing Blame

Author: Michael S. Moore
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199599491
Size: 50.95 MB
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Placing Blame. Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 1997.

Uprooting Racism 4th Edition

Author: Paul Kivel
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550926578
Size: 63.82 MB
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Uprooting Racism 4th Edition. In 2016, the president-elect of the United States openly called for segregation and deportation based on race and religion. Meanwhile, inequalities in education, housing, health care, and the job market continue to prevail, while increased insecurity and fear have led to an epidemic of scapegoating and harassment of people of color. Yet, recent polls show that only thirty-one percent of white people in the United States believe racism is a major societal problem; at the same time, resistance is strong, as highlighted by indigenous struggles for land and sovereignty and the Movement for Black Lives. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition of Uprooting Racism offers a framework around neoliberalism and interpersonal, institutional, and cultural racism, along with stories of resistance and white solidarity. It provides practical tools and advice on how white people can work as allies for racial justice, engaging the reader through questions, exercises, and suggestions for action, and includes a wealth of information about specific cultural groups such as Muslims, people with mixed heritage, Native Americans, Jews, recent immigrants, Asian Americans, and Latino/as. Previous editions of Uprooting Racism have sold more than 50,000 copies. This accessible, personal, supportive, and practical guide is ideal for students, community activists, teachers, youth workers, and anyone interested in issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. Paul Kivel is an award-winning author and an accomplished trainer and speaker. He has been a social justice activist, a nationally and internationally recognized anti-racism educator, and an innovative leader in violence prevention for over forty years.

Learning To Counsel 4th Edition

Author: Jan Sutton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472138791
Size: 67.30 MB
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Learning To Counsel 4th Edition. Drawing on their numerous years experience as counsellors, tutors, and writers, Jan Sutton and William Stewart introduce readers to the basic principles that underpin counselling practice. Written in a clear, concise and jargon-free style, and with its wealth of case studies, examples of skills in practice, and practical exercises, this new edition is an ideal text for those embarking on a counselling or psychotherapy course, trainee counsellors, counselling tutors to use in training, professionals working in the area of health care, management and education, and counsellors working in the voluntary sector. It provides insight into various counselling approaches; clarifies the nature of counselling and the role of the counsellor, and assists readers to develop a repertoire of key counselling skills and qualities, such as active listening, genuineness, unconditional positive regard, empathy, goal-setting, etc. The book also addresses the important issues of ongoing supervision to enhance counselling practice, and counsellor self-care to reduce the risk of burnout.

Sufism And The Way Of Blame

Author: Yannis Toussulis
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835630307
Size: 70.64 MB
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Sufism And The Way Of Blame. Gold Winner of the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Award and the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award! This is a definitive book on the Sufi “way of blame” that addresses the cultural life of Sufism in its entirety. Originating in ninth-century Persia, the “way of blame” (Arab. malamatiyya) is a little-known tradition within larger Sufism that focused on the psychology of egoism and engaged in self-critique. Later, the term referred to those Sufis who shunned Islamic literalism and formalism, thus being worthy of “blame.” Yannis Toussulis may be the first to explore the relation between this controversial movement and the larger tradition of Sufism, as well as between Sufism and Islam generally, throughout history to the present. Both a Western professor of the psychology of religion and a Sufi practitioner, Toussulis has studied malamatiyya for over a decade. Explaining Sufism as a lifelong practice to become a “perfect mirror in which God contemplates Himself,” he draws on and critiques contemporary interpretations by G. I Gurdjieff, J. G. Bennett, and Idries Shah, as well as on Frithjof Schuon, Martin Lings, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr. He also contributes personal research conducted with one of the last living representatives of the way of blame in Turkey today, Mehmet Selim Ozic.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Psychology 4th Edition

Author: Joni E. Johnston, PsyD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101104945
Size: 13.38 MB
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The Complete Idiot S Guide To Psychology 4th Edition. Mind over matter. Interest in psychology extends well beyond the walls of academia. Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and William James are just a few examples of the many people in psychology whose works remain popular sellers, demonstrating an ongoing vast interest in this field. From students looking for a comprehensive resource to those looking for a self-help book, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Psychology, Fourth Edition provides an easy-to-understand look at both the history and modern practice of psychology. *Comprehensive, but pays extra attention to contemporary issues such as: fear/anxiety, child psychology, healthpsychology, mood altering drugs, and forensics *Author is an award-winning, practicing clinical psychologist *The Princeton Review identifies psychology as the ninth most popular college degree in the United States Download a sample chapter.

Managing Conflict In The Workplace 4th Edition

Author: Margaret McConnon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848034180
Size: 29.26 MB
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Managing Conflict In The Workplace 4th Edition. his book gives an understanding of the origins and nature of conflict, and enables the reader to find solutions through open communication and mutual trust and respect. It offers a simple structure which will allow all parties to reach the magic of win-win.

Psychological Dynamics Of Sport And Exercise 4th Edition

Author: Gill, Diane
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492550868
Size: 80.44 MB
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Psychological Dynamics Of Sport And Exercise 4th Edition. Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition, reflects the latest developments in the field of sport and exercise psychology and presents various applications in a range of physical activity settings.