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Psychological Processes in Social Media

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Rosanna E. Guadagno
  • English
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Incorporating relevant theory and research from psychology (social, cognitive, clinical, developmental, and personality), mass communication, and media studies, Psychological Processes in Social Media: Why We Click examines both the positive and negative psychological impact of social media use. The book covers a broad range of topics such as research methods, social influence and the viral spread of information, the use of social media in political movements, prosocial behavior, trolling and cyberbullying, friendship and romantic relationships, and much more. Emphasizing the integration of theory and application throughout, Psychological Processes in Social Media: Why We Click offers an illuminating look at the psychological implications and processes around the use of social media.

Emotional Security and Conflict in Context

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • E. Mark Cummings + 1 more
  • English
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Emotional Security and Conflict in Context: A Developmental Psychopathology Perspective on Youth Adjustment covers the effects of conflict on children. Moving beyond conflict in the family, over 1 billion children are affected by community and political conflict and war, which also has profound and long-lasting implications for development. This book integrates several theoretical models that are central to work in this field, providing a clear review of the literature in a way that systematically and logically flows. In addition, it discusses child development from a developmental psychopathology perspective.Finally, the book integrates perspectives on violence and conflict across the social ecology, as well as several theoretical frameworks that are core to the field.

Resilient Smart Cities

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Nisrine Makhoul
  • English
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Using a consistent structure throughout, the book examines smart cities in a broad sense, looking at people, governance, economic, mobility, environment, and infrastructure dimensions. It identifies the likely weaknesses of those cities and threats faced, proposing a modeling platform to help enhance resilience of smart cities, offering state-of-the-research and deep literature review. The book shows the role smart cities play in achieving sustainability goals through the lens of urban resilience and concludes that smart cities are required to be cities of hope where well-being of the humankind is the center.

Body Image and the Asian Experience

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Hsiu-Lan Cheng + 1 more
  • English
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Body Image and the Asian Experience: Asians, Asian Americans, and Asian Diasporas Across the Globe discusses the lack of knowledge and misinformation about body image for people of Asian descent, including Asian nationals dwelling in Asia and those in the diaspora (Asian Americans, Asian immigrants in the UK, Australia, etc.). The first section reviews the past and current theories of body image, specifically for people of Asian descent. The next section presents the current research on body image an Asian Americans and Asians around the globe, including specific demographic and social identity groups. The last section examines practical implications in the aspects of mental health, interpersonal and social relationships, and identify development as informed by body image issues.

Smart City Code

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Luca Mora + 4 more
  • English
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Smart City Code: Governance Handbook for Digital Transformation Managers in the Public Sector explores how to govern the planning, implementation, and maintenance operations in smart city projects and transitions, and the urban digitalization processes that may potentially trigger. It provides readers with the evidence-based knowledge they need to approach the complexity of smart city governance, responding to the United Nations’ call for more advanced strategic and technical support on urban digital transformations to national, regional, and local governments. The book uses a comprehensive framework that details what configuration of multi-level components should be considered in the governance of smart city transitions.

Fundamentals of Uncertainty Quantification for Engineers

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Yan Wang + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Fundamentals of Uncertainty Quantification for Engineers: Methods and Models provides a comprehensive introduction to uncertainty quantification (UQ) accompanied by a wide variety of applied examples, implementation details, and practical exercises to reinforce the concepts outlined in the book. Sections start with a review of the history of probability theory and recent developments of UQ methods in the domains of applied mathematics and data science. Major concepts of probability axioms, conditional probability, and Bayes’ rule are discussed and examples of probability distributions in parametric data analysis, reliability, risk analysis, and materials informatics are included.Random processes, sampling methods, and surrogate modeling techniques including multivariate polynomial regression, Gaussian process regression, multi-fidelity surrogate, support-vector machine, and decision tress are also covered. Methods for model selection, calibration, and validation are introduced next, followed by chapters on sensitivity analysis, stochastic expansion methods, Markov models, and non-probabilistic methods. The book concludes with a chapter describing the methods that can be used to predict UQ in systems, such as Monte Carlo, stochastic expansion, upscaling, Langevin dynamics, and inverse problems, with example applications in multiscale modeling, simulations, and materials design.

Urban Computing and Artificial Intelligence

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Ansar Khan + 2 more
  • English
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Urban Computing and Artificial Intelligence: A Data-Driven Tool for Urban Heat Mitigation is the first full synthesis of modern scientific and applied research on climate change, urban warming, and the future of resilient cities. The book helps city governments better understand how to plan for the effects of climate change and impending natural disasters. It compiles the concepts, strategies, and technologies associated with resilient cities, and provides an outline of what constitutes climate change and its behavior relating to urban systems. Finally, the book develops a comprehensive concept for the future resiliency of cities related to hydro-climatology and extreme events.Next, it explains the physical principles governing the formation of distinct hydro-climatology and resilient cities, and then illustrates how this knowledge can be applied to moderate the undesirable consequences of swift and haphazard urban development (energy, peak electricity demand, health, comfort, economy, and environment) and help to create more sustainable and resilient cities for the future. With urban climate science now a fully-fledged growing field, this timely book fulfils the need to bring together the disparate parts of urban climate research in global cities into a coherent framework. It is an ideal resource for students, researchers, and policymakers in the fields of urban climate, urban architecture and planning, environmental engineering, urban design, and redevelopment.

Thermoforming Modeling and Simulation

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Fouad Erchiqui + 3 more
  • English
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Thermoforming Modeling and Simulation: A Multiphysics Approach concentrates on the modeling and optimization of thermoforming, as well as identifying the structural behavior of thermoplastics used for thermoforming. The book demonstrates the expertise gained through industrial and academic projects in technical transfer. It also illustrates the research and development skills in experimental and numerical modeling of thermoforming. The problem of identifying laws of behavior from experimental data (rheological or mechanical tests in large deformations), using algorithms such as neural networks, is also addressed.Through its multiphysics content, this book is helpful for researchers, teachers and industrialists interested in new advances in thermoforming (characterization of materials, modeling and optimization).

Synthetic Media, Deepfakes, and Cyber Deception

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Cameron H. Malin + 2 more
  • English
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Synthetic Media, Deepfakes, and Cyber Deception: Attacks, Analysis, and Defenses introduces the only analytical Synthetic Media Analysis Framework (SMAF) to help describe cyber threats and help security professionals anticipate and analyze attacks. This framework encompasses seven dimensions: Credibility, Control, Medium, Interactivity, Familiarity, Intended Target, and Evocation. Synthetic media is a broad term that encompasses the artificial manipulation, modification, and production of information, covering a spectrum from audio-video deepfakes to text-based chatbots. Synthetic media provides cyber attackers and scammers with a game-changing advantage over traditional ROSE attacks because they have the potential to convincingly impersonate close associates through text, imagery, voice, and video.This burgeoning threat has yet to be meaningfully addressed through any written treatment on the topic. The book is co-authored by three cyber influence and deception experts who have gained deep knowledge and experience on the topic through diverse, true operational pathways and backgrounds. The diversity and perspectives of the author team makes the content in the book the broadest and deepest treatment of synthetic media attacks available to readers.

Handbook of Labor Economics

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 5
  • December 1, 2024
  • Christian Dustmann + 1 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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Handbook of Economics series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors.