*  Kob - Wikipedia
"Wild Fact #292 - Better Than Corn On The Cob - Kob". Buechner, H. K., Schleoth,R. K., (1965) Ceremonial mating behavior in ... Estes, R. (1991). The Behavior Guide to African Mammals, Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates. Los Angeles, The ... Territoriality and the spatial distribution of sexual and agonistic behavior at a territorial ground. Z. Tierpsychol, 37:192- ...
*  Human Dignity and the Christian Tradition - Religion Online
On the other hand, those who saw that this was wrong were sometimes persuaded that a complex pattern of behavior and ceremonial ... At any rate, Christians know that our behavior is constantly falling short of what our own teachings require of us. We confess ...
*  "Aesthetic Primitives": Fundamental Biological Elements of a Naturalistic Aesthetics | Dissanayake | Aisthesis. Pratiche,...
Ceremonial ritual behavior in all human groups is performed primarily at times of transition and uncertainty that concern ... 6. Because art behavior occurs in all known cultures, it is reasonable to assume that this proclivity is universal (that is, ... behaviors or predispositions of artification were exaptations from earlier adaptive behaviors that contributed to survival and ... This emphasis on formal aspects derives, I think, from considering art as a behavior of doing something to ordinary reality to ...
*  Etiquette and Ceremonial - Wikipedia
The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial is a Chinese classic text about Zhou dynasty social behavior and ceremonial ritual as it ... The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial, along with the Rites of Zhou and the Book of Rites, formed the "Three Rites" which guided ... The first Western editions of the Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial were translations into French by Charles-Joseph de Harlez de ... Steele, John C. The I-li: or Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial. Probsthain, 1917. Theobald, Ulrich. "Yili 儀禮 'Etiquette and ...
*  Religion
Still, one cannot disavow the conclusion that much of our behavior is not only similarly ceremonial across cultures, which ... gutless timidity of a prescriptive rigidity that fails to consider that we are all steeped in foolish and inconsistent behavior ...
*  Birthday card - Wikipedia
Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors. 22 (2): 176-185. doi: ... Mooney, Linda A.; Brabant, Sarah (1987-01-01). "Deviance, deference, and demeanor: Birthday cards as ceremonial tokens". ... several public health studies have used birthday cards to try to modify drinking behavior. A 2009 survey of the attempts " ...
*  Contrary (social role) - Wikipedia
The cultural anthropologist Julian Steward described various forms of contrary behavior in his 1930 article The Ceremonial ... Julian Steward: "The Ceremonial Buffoon of the American Indian". Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, ... Contrary behavior means deliberately doing the opposite of what others routinely or conventionally do. It was usually ... A Contrary was a member of a Native North American tribal group who adopted behavior that was deliberately the opposite of ...
*  Ordnung - Wikipedia
The Amish blueprint for expected behavior, called the Ordnung, regulates private, public, and ceremonial life. Ordnung does not ... Frowned upon behavior - Things that are discouraged but which are not a test of membership to the church. Forbidden behavior - ... Acceptable behavior - Certain practices that are so widely accepted they are never discussed. Esteemed behavior - The way that ... Rather than a packet of rules to memorize, the Ordnung is the understood behavior by which the Amish are expected to live. In ...
*  Federal Register :: Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) Grants
Studies of how tobacco related attitudes and behaviors in youth and adults are influenced by ceremonial tobacco use and other ... These behaviors and lifestyles are known to affect biological cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, ... The high burden of disease will worsen unless behaviors and lifestyles affecting CVD risk can be changed. Prevalence of obesity ... Historically, tobacco has been used in medicinal and healing rituals and in ceremonial and religious practices. It is important ...
*  News from the New York State Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
... but outwardly drunken behavior is a source of shame and not tolerated. According to speakers at the forum, this sence of shame ... among Asian Americans toward alcohol and substance abuse are permissive when moderate and in times of ceremonial occasions, ...
*  Definition for formality
Customary behavior or dress, or customary service; ceremonial.. *In philosophy, additional look; formal component. ...
*  bad behavior
Ceremonial terms, such as "funeral service", which is a liturgical rite conducted with the deceased human body present. A " ... While some may argue that we have always tolerated certain types of male bad behavior, it seems there has been a cultural shift ...
*  Aboriginal Australians facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Aboriginal Australians
Dance is an extremely important part of Aboriginal ceremonial life. Many dances mimic the movements and behaviors of animals ... Australians often see this Aboriginal behavior as rude.. 9 • LIVING CONDITIONS. Health care is a major problem for most ... Behavior and interpersonal relations among Australian Aboriginals are defined by family roles. In many Aboriginal societies, ... Ceremonial foods, therefore, were less associated with particular qualities than with seasonal abundance. In the mountainous ...
*  List of MeSH codes (F01) - Wikipedia
... ceremonial behavior MeSH F01.145.813.105 --- competitive behavior MeSH F01.145.813.115 --- cooperative behavior MeSH F01.145. ... nesting behavior MeSH F01. --- predatory behavior MeSH F01. --- sex behavior, animal MeSH F01.145 ... imitative behavior MeSH F01.145.527 --- impulsive behavior MeSH F01.145.527.100 --- compulsive behavior MeSH F01.145.527.100. ... reproductive behavior MeSH F01.145.688.500 --- contraception behavior MeSH F01.145.699 --- risk reduction behavior MeSH F01.145 ...
*  The Vision Room Vision Archives - The Vision Room
Ceremonial acts help travelers envision new behavior or purge old mindsets so they can move forward unencumbered. Use ... as the Judaizers were demanding that all of these new believers go through the rite of circumcision and keep the ceremonial law ...
*  Henry XI of Legnica - Wikipedia
On 28 October 1580, was held the ceremonial entry of Henry XI to Legnica. The Duke of Legnica continue with his disrespectful ... The decision was dictated by the Emperor because of the behavior of Frederick III, who joined the coalition of Protestant ... behavior against his sovereign. Despite several months of the Imperial Decree who restored him, Henry XI wasn't required to ...
*  Ceremonial mace - Wikipedia
... a signal to stop such behavior. The official seal of the Senate also tops the mace. The ceremonial jeweled Mace, symbolizes the ... The ceremonial mace of the Senate of Australia is the Black Rod. The ceremonial custodian of the Black Rod is the Usher of the ... The ceremonial mace was used as a symbol of authority of military commanders. The earliest ceremonial maces were practical ... "Ceremonial opening of the legal year" (PDF). Judiciary of Hong Kong. Retrieved 2 February 2016. Media related to Ceremonial ...
*  Birds of the Gods - Wikipedia
Paul Igag and Miriam Supuma who document the mating behaviors of different species of birds of paradise and the ceremonial use ...
*  Sex, culture and the anthropologist | ISHAR Online
... sexual behavior became shielded from analytic view by a more abstract, propositional approach to society and culture. In ... and practical relationship to the study of sexual behavior. Parallel theoretical directions taken in both American and British ... proposes that the locus of sexual behavior and experience lies in the interaction of cultural ideas and psychobiological ...
*  Penis | ISHAR Online
The studies are reviewed under seven major headings: depth therapies, behavior therapies, hypnosis, drug therapy, ... The studies are reviewed under seven major headings: depth therapies, behavior therapies, hypnosis, drug therapy, ... and practical relationship to the study of sexual behavior. ...
*  Anıtkabir - Wikipedia
Ceremonial guard at the mausoleum's entrance The Hall of Honor Detail from the arcades which surround the ceremonial courtyard ... gap separates the paving stones on the Road of Lions to ensure that visitors take their time and observe respectful behavior on ... The Ceremonial Plaza is situated at the end of the Lions Road. The area is 129 m (423 ft) long and 84 m (276 ft) wide and was ... There are four main parts to Anıtkabir: the Road of Lions, the Ceremonial Plaza, the Hall of Honor (location of Atatürk's tomb ...
*  The Canela (Eastern Timbira), I - Reference Outline Part I
9. Contributing-Father Terminology: no unique terms but affects behavior. 10. Ceremonial Relationship Terminology: no unique ... Part IV: Ceremonial and Belief Systems: tribal festivals and individual rites; cosmology, shamanism, and pollution. ... d) Closing period; highest ceremonial honor of any festival dramatized. (e) H mren state of high honor portrayed in special ... c. Ceremonial Sing-Dancing: styles and formations in festivals. (1) Kh t way festival dancing; two facing rows turn to march in ...
*  NBA's Utah Jazz Sign 5-Year-Old With Leukemia to Ceremonial Contract - Schooled in Sports - Education Week
... to a ceremonial one-day contract on Monday. ... and a slew of other dismal off-the-field behavior, supporting ... NBA's Utah Jazz Sign 5-Year-Old With Leukemia to Ceremonial Contract. By Bryan Toporek on October 7, 2014 12:52 PM ... The Utah Jazz did their best to turn the tide on those negative feelings Monday, signing 5-year-old JP Gibson to a ceremonial ...
*  Rapid Reaction against UN Foes
Coup D etat: Pentagon & Obama Declare Congress Ceremonial: 'Defense Secretary Leon Panetta s testimony asserting that the ... have prompted Congressman Walter Jones to introduce a resolution that re-affirms such behavior as an impeachable high crime and ... words which effectively declare Congress a ceremonial relic, ... and behavior.'6. Does that statement sound familiar? A mere ...
*  NCPTT | Submerged Paleo-cultural Landscapes Project
There are ceremonial stone landscapes on Block Island which seem to align with ceremonial stone landscapes on the mainland. ... and that the social environment tends to dictate the importance to location behavior as society has become more complex. ... developing protocols along with other tribes to protect ancient ceremonial sites, primarily ceremonial stone landscapes, in the ... Alternatively, things like ceremonial stone landscapes, which as the descriptor implies, consist of stones, some of them quite ...

(1/84) Family rituals as a protective factor for children with asthma.

OBJECTIVE: To examine how one aspect of family life, notably family rituals and routines, may protect children with asthma from anxiety-related symptoms. METHODS: Eighty-six families (43 children with asthma, 43 healthy comparison children) participated in the study. Children completed measures of anxiety (Revised Child Manifest Anxiety Scale) and health. Parents completed measures of stress (Parenting Stress Index), family rituals (Family Routines Questionnaire), and family health. RESULTS: Families that reported more meaning in their family routines had children who reported lower levels of anxiety. Mother endorsement of family ritual meaning and father endorsement of family ritual routine were most strongly related to lower levels of anxiety. Support for the protective function of meaningful family rituals was stronger when a general health stress model was used rather than the presence or absence of asthma alone. CONCLUSIONS: Family rituals may serve a protective function for children with asthma under conditions of heightened parenting stress.  (+info)

(2/84) An exploration of the influence of family on cigarette smoking among American Indian adolescents.

American Indians have the highest smoking rate of all major racial/ethnic groups in the US, despite significant variation across tribes and regions of the country. Yet, little research has been conducted on smoking initiation among American Indian adolescents. In an effort to identify the mechanisms through which families influence teen smoking, both positively and negatively, 20 focus groups were conducted with 144 non-reservation American Indian teens in Oklahoma. Findings indicated that most of the antismoking messages from family members were given by parents and grandparents, and focused on the long-term health consequences of smoking and addiction. Parental responses to teen smoking varied widely, with some responses sending mixed messages to the teens. Many teens discussed obtaining their first cigarette in a family setting and the teens felt that having smokers in their families influenced them to try smoking. Teens were able to discuss the traditional role of tobacco in their culture and were aware of its presence at Indian events, but felt ceremonial and traditional use was distinct from recreational use. Additional research is necessary to assess whether these results are generalizable to other tribes and regions, and to other racial/ethnic groups.  (+info)

(3/84) Assessing elemental mercury vapor exposure from cultural and religious practices.

Use of elemental mercury in certain cultural and religious practices can cause high exposures to mercury vapor. Uses include sprinkling mercury on the floor of a home or car, burning it in a candle, and mixing it with perfume. Some uses can produce indoor air mercury concentrations one or two orders of magnitude above occupational exposure limits. Exposures resulting from other uses, such as infrequent use of a small bead of mercury, could be well below currently recognized risk levels. Metallic mercury is available at almost all of the 15 botanicas visited in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, but botanica personnel often deny having mercury for sale when approached by outsiders to these religious and cultural traditions. Actions by public health authorities have driven the mercury trade underground in some locations. Interviews indicate that mercury users are aware that mercury is hazardous, but are not aware of the inhalation exposure risk. We argue against a crackdown by health authorities because it could drive the practices further underground, because high-risk practices may be rare, and because uninformed government intervention could have unfortunate political and civic side effects for some Caribbean and Latin American immigrant groups. We recommend an outreach and education program involving religious and community leaders, botanica personnel, and other mercury users.  (+info)

(4/84) White coat ceremonies: a second opinion.

A "white coat" ceremony functions as a rite of passage for students entering medical school. This comment provides a second option in response to the earlier, more enthusiastic, discussion of the ceremony by Raanan Gillon. While these ceremonies may serve important sociological functions, they raise three serious problems: whether the professional oath or "affirmation of professional commitment" taken in this setting has any legitimacy, how a sponsor of such a ceremony would know which oath or affirmation to administer, and what the moral implications of this "bonding process" are. I argue that the initiation oath is morally meaningless if students are not aware of its content in advance, that different students ought to commit to different oaths, and that bonding of students to the medical profession necessarily separates them from identification with lay people who will be their patients.  (+info)

(5/84) The 2003 anatomy ceremony: a service of gratitude.

In keeping with a long-standing tradition, Yale Medical and Physician Associate students gather at a ceremony each year after the completion of the anatomy course. The ceremony is a chance to reflect and to give thanks. It gives students the opportunity to articulate their gratitude to the selfless individuals who donated their bodies for the benefit of education. Many family members of the donors attend the ceremony. By reading poetry, performing musical pieces, and presenting works of art, the students and their teachers express some of the emotions and thoughts that the anatomy course has evoked. The following are some of the contributions presented at this year's ceremony.  (+info)

(6/84) Personal view: cost and benefit of medical rituals in gastroenterology.

BACKGROUND: Unable to resolve a medical problem, gastroenterologists occasionally choose an ineffectual intervention instead. The elusive path to effectual management becomes substituted with an ineffectual but readily available medical ritual. The term 'ritual' refers to the utilization of an ineffectual intervention with little chances of achieving a medically relevant goal. AIM: The aim of the article is to analyse the cost-benefit relationship of rituals in gastroenterology and the reasons why gastroenterologists utilize them. METHODS: Ritualistic disease management is described in terms of medical decision and threshold analysis. RESULTS: If the perceived benefit of a ritual exceeds its cost, the ineffectual path becomes more attractive than expectant management or doing nothing. To engage in an ineffectual intervention, the threshold probability for success needs to exceed its cost-benefit difference divided by the benefit associated with success. In choosing an ineffectual intervention, doctors tend to underestimate the true costs of a ritual and overestimate its probability of success. The availability of an effectual path leads to more stringent conditions for the benefit associated with an ineffectual path. CONCLUSIONS: A better understanding of their economical underpinnings should lead to more restricted utilization of rituals in gastroenterology, especially, in situations where they drain scarce resources disproportionately to their perceived benefit.  (+info)

(7/84) Complications of circumcision in Israel: a one year multicenter survey.

BACKGROUND: In Israel, virtually all children undergo circumcision in the neonatal period. Traditionally, it is commonly performed by a "Mohel" (ritual circumciser) but lately there is an increasing tendency among the educated secular population to prefer a medical procedure performed by a physician and with local anesthetic injection. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcome of this procedure and to compare the complication rate following circumcisions performed by ritual circumcisers and by physicians. METHODS: In 2001, of the 19,478 males born in four major medical centers in Israel 66 had circumcision-related complications. All the children were circumcised in non-medical settings within the community. The patients were medically evaluated either urgently due to immediate complications or electively in outpatient clinics later on. Upon the initial assessment a detailed questionnaire was filled to obtain data regarding the procedure, the performer, and the subsequent complications. RESULTS: All the circumcisions were performed during the early neonatal period, usually on day 8 of life (according to Jewish law). in 55 cases (83%) it was part of a ritual ceremony conducted by a ritual circumciser (Mohel), while in 11 babies (17%) physicians were involved. Acute bleeding after circumcision was encountered in 16 cases (24%), which required suturing in 8. In addition, we found two cases of wound infection and one case of partial amputation of glans penis in which the circumcision was performed by a ritual circumciser. Among the late complications, the most common was excess of skin in 38 cases (57%); 5 children (7.5%) had penile torsion and 4 children (6%) had shortages of skin, phimosis and inclusion cyst. The overall estimated complication rate of circumcision was 0.34%. CONCLUSIONS: Complications of circumcision are rare in Israel and in most cases are mild and correctable. There appears to be no significant difference in the type of complications between medical and ritual circumcisions.  (+info)

(8/84) Grief revisited.

The article serves to examine the cultural influences on attitudes towards the deceased and bereaved, as well as on the practice of mourning, and to revisit normal and pathological variants of grief. Grief is a subjective state of psychological and physiological reaction to the loss of a loved one. Reaction to the loss is experienced internally in a uniform manner across cultures. However, mourning, the voluntary social expression of the loss, varies from culture to culture. Rituals provide a standardised mode of behaviour, which helps to relieve the sense of uncertainty or loss. There were reports of ghost sightings involving foreign tourists in the 6 worst-hit southern provinces in Thailand following the tsunami tragedy. This phenomenon of "mass hallucinations" is understandable from the cultural perspective. New models of grief have been developed to account for the individuality and diversity of grief and to encompass the social, behavioural and spiritual dimensions of loss as well as those of the psychological and physical. Clinically, the duration of grief reactions varies widely, depending on the nature of the loss and the connection to the deceased. In the case of the tsunami tragedy, with relatives missing, homes swept away and familiar neighbourhoods turned into wastelands, many victims are likely to have complicated grief. Traumatic grief, which includes a prominent component of separation distress characterised by yearning and searching and frequent "bittersweet" recollections of the deceased, has been associated with long-term dysfunction. Grief work utilising the traumatic grief treatment protocol appears to be a promising intervention.  (+info)

  • Ceremonies
  • The modern Chinese title Yili is a compound of two words with many related meanings, leading to a variety of English translations including the Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial, Etiquette and Rites (Ulrich 2010), the Ceremonies and Rites, Ceremonial and Rites, etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1945, Verne Ray examined contrary behavior in the ritual dances and ceremonies of North American Indians and differentiated a further characteristic of the contrary complex of the Plains Indians, reverse reaction, which means to do the opposite of what one is asked. (wikipedia.org)
  • A ceremonial mace is a highly ornamented staff of metal or wood, carried before a sovereign or other high official in civic ceremonies by a mace-bearer, intended to represent the official's authority. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1945
  • The second stage of the construction, comprising the mausoleum and the auxiliary buildings surrounding the ceremonial ground, started on 29 September 1945, and was completed on 8 August 1950. (wikipedia.org)
  • effectively
  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta s testimony asserting that the United Nations and NATO have supreme authority over the actions of the United States military , words which effectively declare Congress a ceremonial relic, have prompted Congressman Walter Jones to introduce a resolution that re-affirms such behavior as an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under the Constitution. (crossroad.to)
  • social
  • Feasting is one of humanity's most universal and unique social behaviors. (pnas.org)
  • Although I welcome the interest of scientists and social scientists in such an important and widespread area of human behavior - art making and appreciation - I find in general that their pronouncements are peculiarly unsatisfying to someone like myself who has been concerned with the arts (of all kinds) in all times and places, including the evolutionary past, and with exploring their universality and probable adaptive value. (fupress.net)
  • Conceptualizations of gift-giving behavior have focused on the dimensions of gift-giving (e.g., givers, gifts, recipients, and gift-giving occasions) and the functions of gift-giving (e.g., communication, social exchange, economic exchange, and socialization) (Belk, 1979). (acrwebsite.org)
  • And the environment and day/night cycle is directly responsible for the development of this social expression behavior. (wikipedia.org)
  • Seasonal harvests were only for those with personal property and much activity and social behavior centered on them. (wikipedia.org)
  • different
  • The paper thus focuses on the purchases of one product across different situations, specifically attempting to discover whether there are differences between purchasers and their purchasing behaviors across "gift-giving" situations. (acrwebsite.org)
  • occasions
  • For example, attitudes among Asian Americans toward alcohol and substance abuse are permissive when moderate and in times of ceremonial occasions, but outwardly drunken behavior is a source of shame and not tolerated. (ny.us)
  • title
  • The Lakota word heyoka, which translates as clown or opposites, serves as a collective title for these institutionalized forms of contrary behavior of the Plains Indians. (wikipedia.org)
  • experience
  • A serious omission in these new fields is that for the most part, the aesthetic experience and art behavior of pre-modern (and ancestral) humans is not part of the discourse, even though these people and societies comprise the vast majority of humans to have practiced art behaviors and to have responded (aesthetically or in other ways) to arts. (fupress.net)
  • In addition to reviewing these historical trends, the paper considers elements of personal privacy and intrasocietal variation in the anthropology of sex and, with illustrations taken from the Ilahita Arapesh of northeastern Papua New Guinea, proposes that the locus of sexual behavior and experience lies in the interaction of cultural ideas and psychobiological impulses. (isharonline.org)
  • In( a), Q is the download advances in the study of behavior evolution to the PhD( J), or the JavaScript intelligence( W), and B combines the p. experience( J) or century( W) got not in the single-stage. (reggaecitymp3.com)
  • download advances in the study of behavior Guests and refractive AD& as assigned in Blood Ritual, where the Experience does comprehensive molecular fairgrounds. (reggaecitymp3.com)
  • life
  • He talks about the present day life, modernization, the state of good people etc., opening the eyes of everyone to the sad truth of people's behavior. (wikipedia.org)
  • often
  • The world often exhibits the human tendency of self-exaltation, and the Ordnung provides a way for the Amish to refrain from such behavior. (wikipedia.org)
  • protect
  • The earliest ceremonial maces were practical weapons intended to protect the king's person, borne by the Sergeants-at-Arms, a royal bodyguard established in France by Philip II, and in England probably by Richard I. By the 14th century, these sergeants' maces had started to become increasingly decorative, encased in precious metals. (wikipedia.org)
  • traditional
  • The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial, along with the Rites of Zhou and the Book of Rites, formed the "Three Rites" which guided traditional Confucian understandings of propriety and behavior. (wikipedia.org)
  • By building on the traditional Navajo belief in harmony and balance, she advocates that those who value the language should use and teach it not just in school but also in the home, in the ceremonial hogans, and among those who cherish their heritage. (foyles.co.uk)
  • general
  • Gift-giving presents a special situation within the general realm of consumer behavior which has only recently caught the attention of marketing/consumer researchers. (acrwebsite.org)
  • effects
  • Furthermore, it is theorized that these newly discovered Moche mural paintings possess phenomenological effects and performance capabilities that connect with the site's Ceremonial Plaza, Platform II, and newly discovered Recinto de los Pilares Pintados (Enclosure of the Painted Pillars). (wikipedia.org)
  • thus
  • The purpose of the Ordnung is to guide Amish behavior into being more Christ-like, thus defining who they are. (wikipedia.org)