Adolescence is a period of multisystemic reorganization that provides for intrapersonal and interpersonal growth and that builds the foundation for ensuing adult roles and responsibilities. This reorganization also poses unique challenges to physiological and psychosocial health, potentially resulting in long-term consequences for well-being.Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Second Edition presents a comprehensive overview of the theories, methods, and empirical evidence needed to understand this critical developmental period. Split across 3 volumes and spanning over 150 chapters, the title begins with an overview of the history of the study of adolescence and the emerging theories and tools used to study adolescent development, as well as normative changes of adolescence, encompassing a broad range of adolescent experiences. It then examines the interpersonal and socioecological contexts which are both shaped by the adolescent and play a formative role in the adolescent’s development. In conclusion, it examines those experiences that can compromise healthy development in adolescence and the specific mental health challenges that are common or emergent during the adolescent years.This updated edition addresses identified gaps in the 1st edition and in similar works, expanding coverage to topics that have often been overlooked but are key experiences, tasks, or contexts affecting adolescent development. This new edition also highlights those topics that have become prominent in the research on adolescent development and, therefore, either require updating of information or necessitate their own chapter within the encyclopedia.Finally, the past decade has ushered in awareness that conceptualizations of adolescence, normative development, and salient contexts have been limited to viewpoints held primarily by white, Western, middle class researchers. Socio-political events of the last decade compel us to update the encyclopedia through the lens of racial, economic, and social justice, as well as positive youth development. A primary goal for this edition is to bring diverse perspectives, not only to outlining the structure of the volumes, but also to each chapter as fits the topic.
Salom Gnana Thanga Vincent, Tim C. Jennerjahn + 2 more
Salom Gnana Thanga Vincent, Tim C. Jennerjahn, Soman Kunjupillai + 1 more
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Ecohydrology of Kerala: River Catchments and Coastal Backwaters presents 20 years of research to provide suggestions for sustainable management solutions for issues surrounding the urbanization of the rivers of Kerala. This helps identify major issues and develop management strategies. Themes explored include biogeochemistry of rivers/estuarine systems, productivity and trophic status, biology: fauna and flora, biodiversity, threats and conservation, invasive species and impact on riverine ecology, landscape/land use/land cover change in the catchment, socioeconomic status of catchment population, economic and livelihood activities along the river courses/estuaries (river and estuarine tourism, sand extraction, fisheries), pollution monitoring and assessment, impacts of climate change, and more. This book can be used as a tool in the holistic management of resources, and to devise proper mitigation measures. The content of the book is a model for other tropical regions and countries with rapidly developing economies and populations
Biomarkers play an indispensable role in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) diagnosis, clinical research and clinical trials. Our understanding of AD biomarkers has been profoundly impacted by the study of Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease (ADAD). Though memory loss is the most common feature of ADAD, motor dysfunction, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and epileptiform abnormalities are present at a much higher rate in ADAD than sporadic, late-onset AD. There are over 250 known ADAD-causative variants in PSEN1, 2, and APP. This genetic heterogeneity is reflective in both biomarkers and cognitive heterogeneity across people with ADAD. Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease: A Pathophysiology Review discusses the history of ADAD and its cognitive, neuroimaging and biomarker trajectories. This book focuses how ADAD can provide a unique insight into genetically driven and sporadic forms of AD. Edited by Dr. Jasmeer Chhatwal and Dr. Eric McDade, and contributed by leading experts in the field, this book will be become the leading tool for researchers and clinicians in Alzheimer's Disease.
Application of Artificial Intelligence in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management presents the state-of-the-art in hybrid electric vehicle system modeling and management. With a focus on learning-based energy management strategies, the book provides detailed methods, mathematical models, and strategies designed to optimize the energy management of the energy supply module of a hybrid vehicle. It first addresses the underlying problems in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) modeling and then introduces several artificial intelligence-based energy management strategies of HEV systems, including those based on fuzzy control with driving pattern recognition, multi objective optimization, fuzzy Q-learning, and Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient (DDPG) algorithms.To help readers apply these management strategies, the book also introduces State of Charge and State of Health prediction methods and real time driving pattern recognition. For each application, the detailed experimental process, program code, experimental results, and algorithm performance evaluation are provided.
Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation Systems, Second Edition provides in-depth coverage of data-enabled methods for analyzing intelligent transportation systems (ITS), including the tools needed to implement these methods using big data analytics and other computing techniques. The book examines the major characteristics of connected transportation systems, along with the fundamental concepts of how to analyze the data they produce. It explores collecting, archiving, processing, and distributing the data, designing data infrastructures, data management and delivery systems, and the required hardware and software technologies. Other sections provide extensive coverage of existing and forthcoming intelligent transportation systems and data analytics technologies.All fundamentals/concepts presented in this book are explained in the context of ITS. Users will learn everything from the basics of different ITS data types and characteristics to how to evaluate alternative data analytics for different ITS applications. In addition, they will discover how to design effective data visualizations, tactics on the planning process, and how to evaluate alternative data analytics for different connected transportation applications, along with key safety and environmental applications for both commercial and passenger vehicles, data privacy and security issues, and the role of social media data in traffic planning.
Danube River and Western Black Sea Coast: Complex Transboundary Management is a brand-new volume in the Elsevier “Ecohydrology from Catchment to Coast Series”. It focuses on the second largest river in Europe, and the most transboundary river basin encompassing 19 countries. The chapters focus on the changes to the area in the past decade and a way forward. Made up of three parts, the book starts with an overview of what to expect and what the content covers, it goes on to cover The Danube River and its recipient, the Black Sea including sediment balance, water quality, hydromorphology and aquatic biodiversity. Section two covers the key pressures and implementation of transboundary water management such as aquatic resources, invasive species, climate change and stakeholder participation. Section three assess visions for a sustainable future in the Danube River Basin with a look to applicable sustainability, ecosystem and human interaction and improving biodiversity through floodplains. The book concludes with a summary and outlook.
Aubrey H Fine, Aubrey H Fine, Megan Mueller + 3 more
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The field of Animal Assisted Intervention continues to grow, with use for treating additional disorders, patient populations, in different treatment settings, and with different animals. The Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy continues to be the leading textbook and reference in this field for clinical practitioners. It provides the evidence basis for the effectiveness of this treatment, as well as guidelines for how to perform it, from the selection of treatment animal to application with patients.This new 6th edition is fully updated and contains 15 new chapters on culture, research, standards, of practice, and more. Organized into four sections, the book exploresthe conceptualization of the animal-human bond, best practices for AAI professionals, considerations related to animal selection/ training/ welfare, and utilizing AAI in special populations.The book may serve as a study guide for the Animal Assisted Intervention Specialist Certification Exam.
Digital Twins for Smart Cities and Villages provides a holistic view of digital twin technology and how it can be deployed to develop smart cities and smart villages. Smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, smart education, smart agriculture, smart rural solutions, and related methodologies using digital twins are discussed, including challenges in deployment, their solutions and future roadmaps. This knowledge, enriched by a variety of case studies presented in the book, may empower readers with new capabilities for new research as well as new tasks and strategies for practical implementation and real-world problem solving. The book is thoughtfully structured, starting from the background of digital twin concepts and basic know-how to serve the needs of those new to the subject. It continues with implementation to facilitate and improve management in several urban contexts, infrastructures, and more. Global case study assessments further provide a deep characterization of the state-of-the-art in digital twin in urban and rural contexts. Digital Twins for Smart Cities and Villages serves as a one-stop solution for researchers, academicians, entrepreneurs, industry, government, and various other stakeholders interested in gaining knowledge of digital twins.
The Advances in Experimental Social Psychology series is the premier outlet for reviews of mature, high-impact research programs in social psychology. Contributions to the series provide defining pieces of established research programs, reviewing and integrating thematically related findings by individual scholars or research groups. Topics discussed in Volume 70 include narrative transportation; group life and personal agency; victimhood and morality; goal pursuit and risk behavior; and identity fusion