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The Choice by Edith Eva Eger

Title The Choice
Author Edith Eva Eger
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-09-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781501130816
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times Bestseller “I’ll be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story…The Choice is a reminder of what courage looks like in the worst of times and that we all have the ability to pay attention to what we’ve lost, or to pay attention to what we still have.”—Oprah “Dr. Eger’s life reveals our capacity to transcend even the greatest of horrors and to use that suffering for the benefit of others. She has found true freedom and forgiveness and shows us how we can as well.” —Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate “Dr. Edith Eva Eger is my kind of hero. She survived unspeakable horrors and brutality; but rather than let her painful past destroy her, she chose to transform it into a powerful gift—one she uses to help others heal.” —Jeannette Walls, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and Christopher Award At the age of sixteen, Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Hours after her parents were killed, Nazi officer Dr. Josef Mengele, forced Edie to dance for his amusement and her survival. Edie was pulled from a pile of corpses when the American troops liberated the camps in 1945. Edie spent decades struggling with flashbacks and survivor’s guilt, determined to stay silent and hide from the past. Thirty-five years after the war ended, she returned to Auschwitz and was finally able to fully heal and forgive the one person she’d been unable to forgive—herself. Edie weaves her remarkable personal journey with the moving stories of those she has helped heal. She explores how we can be imprisoned in our own minds and shows us how to find the key to freedom. The Choice is a life-changing book that will provide hope and comfort to generations of readers.

The Psychology Of Food Choice by Richard Shepherd

Title The Psychology of Food Choice
Author Richard Shepherd
Publisher CABI
Release Date 2006
Category Psychology
Total Pages 399
ISBN 9781845930868
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the central problems in nutrition is the difficulty of getting people to change their dietary behaviours so as to bring about an improvement in health. What is required is a clearer understanding of the motivations of consumers, barriers to changing diets and how we might have an impact upon dietary behaviour. This book brings together theory, research and applications from psychology and behavioural sciences applied to dietary behaviour. The authors are all international leaders in their respective fields and together give an overview of the current understanding of consumer food choice.

Title Routine Activity and Rational Choice
Author R. V. G. Clarke
Publisher Transaction Publishers
Release Date 1993-01-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 418
ISBN 1560000872
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Two new criminological approaches are defined and applied to categories of crime in Routine Activity and Rational Choice, now available in paperback. Routine activity analyzes the criminal event, and avoids motivations and psychology as topics for discussion, whereas rational choice approaches crime as purposive behavior designed to meet the offender's commonplace needs, such as money, status, sex, and excitement. These conceptual models are both employed to analyze such crimes as drunk driving, gun use, kidnapping, and political violence. This volume discusses the relationship of these theories to more traditional approaches to crime studies. The Advances in Criminological Theory series encourages theory construction and validation in the articles and themes selected for publication. It also furthers the free exchange of ideas, propositions, and postulates. Following publication of the first volume, Michael J. Lynch of Florida State University asserted that "Advances in Criminological Theory is to be applauded as an attempt to revive criminological theory by providing an accessible outlet." Contributions to this volume include: Pierre Tremblay, "Searching for Suitable Co-offenders"; Raymond Paternoster and Sally Simpson, "A Rational Choice Theory of Corporate Crime"; Richard B. Felson, "Predatory and Dispute-related Violence"; Gordon Trasler, "Conscience, Opportunity, Rational Choice, and Crime"; Ezzat A. Fattah, "The Rational Choice/Opportunity Perspectives as a Vehicle for Integrating Criminological and Victimological Theories"; Patricia L. Brantingham and Paul J. Brantingham, "Environment, Routine, and Situation"; Maurice Cusson, "A Strategic Analysis of Crime"; Richard W. Harding, "Gun Use in Crime, Rational Choice, and Social Learning Theory."

Title Multiple Choice Questions in Computer Science
Author Ela Kumar
Publisher I. K. International Pvt Ltd
Release Date 2008-01-01
Category
Total Pages 472
ISBN 9788190675772
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The present book aims to provide a thorough account of the type of questions asked in various competitive examinations conducted by UPSC, public sector organizations, private sector companies etc. and also in GATE It covers almost all the important and relevant topics, namely

Title Information Participation and Choice
Author Bernard Grofman
Publisher University of Michigan Press
Release Date 1995
Category Political Science
Total Pages 285
ISBN 0472083430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A review of the consequences for political science of Anthony Downs's seminal work.

Title Food Choice Acceptance and Consumption
Author Herbert L. Meiselman
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 1996-04-30
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 397
ISBN 0751401927
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The role of the human senses in food acceptance, the socio-cultural context of eating and food choice, what animal research tells us about human eating, the developments of childresns eating habits, what does abnormal eating tell us about normal eating, the contextual basis for food acceptanc, food choice and food intake, marketing and consumer behaviour with respect to foods, economic influences on food choice, food choice,mood and mental performance, attitudes and belifs inf food habits, dietary change.

Title Putting Choice Before Democracy
Author Emily Hauptmann
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 1996-01-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 138
ISBN 0791430278
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shows how rational choice theory's critique and justification of democracy fails in its project to recast democratic theory.

Rational Choice Theory by Margaret S. Archer

Title Rational Choice Theory
Author Margaret S. Archer
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-04-03
Category Social Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781134546527
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rational Choice Theory is flourishing in sociology and is increasingly influential in other disciplines. Contributors to this volume are convinced that it provides an inadequate conceptualization of all aspects of decision making: of the individuals who make the decisions, of the process by which decisions get made and of the context within which decisions get made. The ciritique focuses on the four assumptions which are the bedrock of rational choice: rationality: the theory's definition of rationality is incomplete, and cannot satisfactorily incorporate norms and emotions individualism: rational choice is based upon atomistic, individual decision makers and cannot account for decisions made by ;couples', 'groups' or other forms of collective action process: the assumption of fixed, well-ordered preferences and 'perfect information' makes the theory inadequate for situations of change and uncertainty aggregation: as methodological individualists, rational choice theorists can only view structure and culture as aggregates and cannot incorporate structural or cultural influences as emergent properties which have an effect upon decision making. The critique is grounded in discussion of a wide range of social issues, including race, marriage, health and education.

Title The Choice Modelling Approach to Environmental Valuation
Author Jeff Bennett
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date 2001-01-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 269
ISBN 178195660X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'. . . a very useful single source for those interested in environmental evaluation using choice models.' - David A. Hensher, Australian Journal of Environmental Management '. . . this book can serve as a firm basis to start understanding what CM is about. . .' - Jesús Barreiro Hurlé, European Review of Agricultural Economics Choice Modelling is a technique that has recently emerged as a means of estimating the demand for environmental goods and the benefits and costs associated with them. The aims of the book are fourfold: * to introduce the technique in the environmental context * to demonstrate its use in a range of case studies * to provide insights into some methodological issues * to explore the prospects for the technique.

Title Discrete Choice Methods with Simulation
Author Kenneth Train
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2003-01-13
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 334
ISBN 0521017157
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discrete Choice Analysis by Moshe E. Ben-Akiva

Title Discrete Choice Analysis
Author Moshe E. Ben-Akiva
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 1985
Category Architecture
Total Pages 390
ISBN 0262022176
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discrete Choice Analysis presents these results in such a way that they are fully accessible to the range of students and professionals who are involved in modelling demand and consumer behavior in general or specifically in transportation - whether from the point of view of the design of transit systems, urban and transport economics, public policy, operations research, or systems management and planning. The methods of discrete choice analysis and their applications in the modelling of transportation systems constitute a comparatively new field that has largely evolved over the past 15 years. Since its inception, however, the field has developed rapidly, and this is the first text and reference work to cover the material systematically, bringing together the scattered and often inaccessible results for graduate students and professionals. Discrete Choice Analysis presents these results in such a way that they are fully accessible to the range of students and professionals who are involved in modelling demand and consumer behavior in general or specifically in transportation - whether from the point of view of the design of transit systems, urban and transport economics, public policy, operations research, or systems management and planning. The introductory chapter presents the background of discrete choice analysis and context of transportation demand forecasting. Subsequent chapters cover, among other topics, the theories of individual choice behavior, binary and multinomial choice models, aggregate forecasting techniques, estimation methods, tests used in the process of model development, sampling theory, the nested-logit model, and systems of models. Discrete Choice Analysis is ninth in the MIT Press Series in Transportation Studies, edited by Marvin Manheim.

Title Career Choice in Management and Entrepreneurship
Author Mustafa F. Özbilgin
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 616
ISBN 9781847208828
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presents an assessment of early influences on the career choice of managers and entrepreneurs, their attitudes at the start of their careers as students, and in their later employment experiences. This book also examines the influence of an MBA education on the later work and life experiences of managers and entrepreneurs.

Title Gender and Choice in Education and Occupation
Author John Radford
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 1998
Category Social Science
Total Pages 195
ISBN 0415153948
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Despite many years of equality of choice, boys and girls continue to differ in both the subjects they study at school and later in the careers they decide to pursue. In this collection of papers by leading researchers from academic and practitioner backgrounds, the current evidence from a range of fields is reviewed. Drawing on both their own original research and that of others, the contributors consider topics as diverse as subject choice in secondary school, differences in brain functions between the sexes, the comparison of men and women in management and recruiting women to science and technology.

Title Strategic Choice and International Relations
Author David A. Lake
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 1999-08-08
Category Political Science
Total Pages 271
ISBN 0691026971
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The strategic-choice approach has a long pedigree in international relations. In an area often rent by competing methodologies, editors David A. Lake and Robert Powell take the best of accepted and contested knowledge among many theories. With the contributors to this volume, they offer a unifying perspective, which begins with a simple insight: students of international relations want to explain the choices actors make--whether these actors be states, parties, ethnic groups, companies, leaders, or individuals. This synthesis offers three new benefits: first, the strategic interaction of actors is the unit of analysis, rather than particular states or policies; second, these interactions are now usefully organized into analytic schemes, on which conceptual experiments may be based; and third, a set of methodological "bets" is then made about the most productive ways to analyze the interactions. Together, these elements allow the pragmatic application of theories that may apply to a myriad of particular cases, such as individuals protesting environmental degradation, governments seeking to control nuclear weapons, or the United Nations attempting to mobilize member states for international peacekeeping. Besides the editors, the six contributors to this book, all distinguished scholars of international relations, are Jeffry A. Frieden, James D. Morrow, Ronald Rogowski, Peter Gourevitch, Miles Kahler, and Arthur A. Stein. Their work is an invaluable introduction for scholars and students of international relations, economists, and government decision-makers.

Applied Choice Analysis by David A. Hensher

Title Applied Choice Analysis
Author David A. Hensher
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2005-06-02
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 717
ISBN 0521844266
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this primer the authors provide an unintimidating introduction to the main techniques of choice analysis.

Title Emotions Advertising and Consumer Choice
Author Flemming Hansen
Publisher Copenhagen Business School Press DK
Release Date 2007
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 462
ISBN 8763001985
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Emotions, Advertising and Consumer Choice focuses on recent neurological and psychological insights - originating from brain scanning or neurological experiments - on basic emotional processes in the brain and their role in controlling human behaviour. These insights are translated by the authors to cover the behaviour of ordinary individuals in everyday life. The book looks at these developments in the light of traditional cognitive theories of consumer choice and it discusses the implications for advertising and other communication testing."--Jacket.

Rational Choice And Politics by Stephen Parsons

Title Rational Choice and Politics
Author Stephen Parsons
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2005-03-16
Category Political Science
Total Pages 189
ISBN 0826477216
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rational Choice Theory claims to be able to explain how all individuals make not just some of their choices, but all of their choices, all of the time. According to the theory, there is no difference in principle between choosing whether to buy apples rather than bananas or choosing whether to join a political revolution instead of staying at home and watching television. Given these claims to universal applicability, it is perhaps not surprising to find that over the last three or four decades Rational Choice Theory has become increasingly influential as a means of providing explanations in politics. The textbook introduces the premises of Rational Choice Theory and illustrates how this theory can be applied to political studies. The book concludes with an assessment of the usefulness of the model in the light of the problems highlighted. -"Parson's book provides a lucid presentation and a cogent critique of Rational Choice Theory in economics and politics." Professor Steve Pressman, Department of Economics and Finance, Monmouth University, USA

Title Using Discrete Choice Experiments to Value Health and Health Care
Author Mandy Ryan
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2007-10-23
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781402057533
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This work takes a fresh and contemporary look at the growing interest in the development and application of discrete choice experiments (DCEs) within the field of health economics. The book comprises chapters by highly regarded academics with experience of applying DCEs in the area of health. Thus the book is relevant to post-graduate students and applied researchers with an interest in the use of DCEs for valuing health and health care and has international appeal.

Mate Choice by Patrick Bateson

Title Mate Choice
Author Patrick Bateson
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1983-04-28
Category Medical
Total Pages 462
ISBN 0521272076
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Twenty-one specially-commissioned articles provide a clear picture of the current state of thinking about mate choice. Brings together modern thinking on the various functions of mate choice and its role in evolution.

Title Individual Choice Under Certainty and Uncertainty
Author Kenneth Joseph Arrow
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 1984
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 274
ISBN 0674137620
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The third volume of Arrow's Collected Papers concerns the basic concept of rationality as it applies to an economic decision maker. In particular, it addresses the problem of choice faced by consumers in a multicommodity world and presents specific models of choice useful in economic analysis. It also discusses choice models under uncertainty.