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Health on the Move 3: the Reviews

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 13
  • June 1, 2024
  • Jenny Mindell + 1 more
  • English
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Health on the Move 3: the Reviews, Volume 13 covers this important field of interdisciplinary study. As part of the Transport and Health Science Group’s process of updating Health on the Move 2 it has commissioned a number of in-depth reviews of various aspects of the field. This new release includes chapters such as T&H, inequalities, social exclusion, etc., What are the impacts of disability on travel?, What interventions increase active travel?, Impact of active commuting to school on children’s health: an overview of systematic reviews, How important is travel mode in determining injury and fatality rates related to travel?, and more.Other chapters in this new release include What are the impacts of area-wide 20mph [30kph] speed limits?, What policies are effective in reducing congestion?, What are the economic and social impacts of public transport and how do these relate to health?, Health outcomes of public transport: a systematic review, Transport and Loneliness, Costs of transport and mental health and wellbeing, and What contribution does each of the factors affecting gender differences in travel patterns make?

Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Computing

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Muhammet Deveci
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Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Computing investigates recent technological advances in decision support systems models designed to solve real world applications. The book provides a broad overview of digital technology transformation as applied to the circular economy, which is seeking to drive improvements in scientific research, communication, logistics, automation, production, and the improved sustainability of these processes and products. The book explores applications of decision support for sustainable development across supply chain management, business intelligence, agriculture, aviation, communications, and finance.

The Intersection of Language with Emotion, Personality, and Related Factors

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  • Volume 80
  • June 1, 2024
  • Kara D. Federmeier + 1 more
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The Intersection of Language with Emotion, Personality, and Related Factors, Volume 80 in The Psychology of Learning and Motivation series, features empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning to complex learning and problem-solving. Chapters in this release include The landscape of emotional language processing in bilinguals, What's in an emotion word? The role of labeling in emotion regulation and well-being, Language in the eyes of emotional readers, Language, loneliness, and personality, Reading Emotion in Context: the Reciprocal Relationship between Feelings and Words, and Language and sociocultural environments influence our understanding and experience of emotions.

Natural Behavior

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  • Volume 66
  • June 1, 2024
  • Jeffrey J. Lockman + 2 more
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Natural Behavior, Volume 66 highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors.There is a long history of studying natural behavior in science. In 1872, Charles Darwin documented his observations on the development of his children in words, which was published in an article titled “A Biographical Sketch of an Infant.” Traditionally, observational studies like this had been viewed as insightful but also criticized as not objective and quantitative. More recently, building on advanced computation, the contemporary approaches to studying natural behavior in the real world delivered quantitative results. New sensing and wearable technologies allow researchers to collect high-density data in everyday contexts. With technological advances, we can scale up and obtain quantitative results from real-world data. This volume contains a collection of papers on studying natural behavior of child development. Those papers aim at understanding and predicting behavior and cognition as it occurs within complex real-world situations. Compared with findings from laboratories, the results derived from natural behavior are remarkably reliable, which provides an answer to the reproducibility crisis in science. Moreover, the findings based on natural behavior can be directly applied to the real world, especially in the health and education domains.

Advances in Motivation Science

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  • Volume 11
  • June 1, 2024
  • Andrew J. Elliot
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Advances in Motivation Science, Volume Eleven, the latest release in the Motivation Science series, contains interesting articles that cover topics such as An Ecology of Meaning: An Integrative Framework for Understanding Human Motivations, Beer AMS Quest for Self Knowledge, Boundary conditions of the rational model Finding the limits of rationality, Growth goals: A review of the construct Predictors, Consequences, and Intervention, Pragmatic Prospection Theory, Research, and Practice, and The Quest for Self-Knowledge What Do We Want to Know (and not Know) About Ourselves.

Enhancement of Brain Functions Prompted by Physical Activity Vol 2

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  • Volume 286
  • June 1, 2024
  • Chi-Hung Juan + 2 more
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Enhancement of Brain Functions Prompted by Physical Activity, Volume Two, Volume 286 in the Progress in Brain Research series, highlights new advances, with this updated volume presenting chapters on a variety of timely topics, including Predicting sports performance of elite female soccer players through smart wearable measurement platform, Physical activity and verbal memory performance: mediating effects of resting-state brain activity, Associations between physical activity, body composition, and cognitive performance among female office workers, Grip strength, working memory, and emotion perception in middle aged males, Association of aerobic fitness and grip strength with cognitive and academic performance in Arab children, and much more.

Monetary Wisdom

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  • May 31, 2024
  • Thomas Li-Ping Tang
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Globalization creates economic prosperity for citizens around the world. It changes people’s deep-rooted attitudes, values, and behavioral patterns. Editor Thomas Li-Ping Tang is the first to scientifically capture the meaning of money and coin the contemporary love of money construct. Ardent monetary aspirations involve affective, behavioral, and cognitive subconstructs.Monetary Wisdom: Monetary Aspirations Impact Decision-Making bridges the gaps between behavioral economics, business ethics, decision-making, and the psychology of money. It compiles research from world-renowned experts in 37 countries across six continents. This book presents an excellent collection of innovative and multicultural views.Monetary Wisdom investigates how individuals apply monetary aspirations as a lens, frame critical concerns at the proximal and omnibus contexts, and maximize expected utility and ultimate serenity at the individual, organizational, and global levels. The books’ practical implications help readers apply and enjoy these discoveries’ benefits.

Reconstructing Olduvai

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  • May 24, 2024
  • Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo + 5 more
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Reconstructing Olduvai: The Behavior of Early Humans at David's Site provides the necessary information for future generations of archaeologists to peer into the lifestyle of early humans. Much of what is known about these hominins originates from the detailed excavations that Mary Leakey carried out at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. Since then, work at Olduvai has produced a wealth of new fossils, resulting in the discovery of David's Site, the biggest early Pleistocene site in the world. This will be an indispensable resource for students, academics, and researchers who share an interest in the evolution of early human behavior.Written by leaders of present-day excavations at Olduvai Gorge, this book is systematically divided into three parts to deliver a clear account of the research advancements at David's Site. Part I focuses on the presentation of the site and the description of its geological and palaeoecological reconstruction. Part II examines hominin feeding habits, including how they brought, processed, and consumed animals at the site. Part III explores hominin technologies, including reconstruction of the stone-tool activities carried out at the site.

The Sustainability Handbook, Volume 1

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  • May 1, 2024
  • Mark Von Rosing
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The Sustainability Handbook provides a comprehensive and holistic understanding of sustainability, bridging the gap between academic theory and business practices. Global climate change poses enormous environmental challenges, and societies across the world must adapt and innovate to further the goals of sustainability for present and future generations. The private sector especially must find new ways of doing business to align their practices with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the international community. Using a conceptually structured framework throughout, the book examines the latest academic research to summarize what environmental, social, and economic sustainability actually means in different contexts.Using numerous specific case studies and insights from industry leaders, the book shows how to strategically integrate sustainability into the organization, with extensive focus on policies, incentives, measures, operations, production, consumption, and lifecycle management. Volume 1 explores the concept of Substantial Sustainability Innovation within an enterprise and why it is important. It clarifies the difference between environmental, social and governance aspects of sustainability and how they relate to each other. With examples from local sourcing to C02 reduction, business ethics to sustainability portfolio management, green business process management to gender diversity, this volume explores how you can use sustainability to innovate and identifies which components to use to build an effective sustainable strategy.For researchers, students, and businesspeople at all levels and sectors, this handbook is an essential reference of the latest sustainability tools and methodologies required to adapt and innovate towards sustainability.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

  • 2nd Edition
  • May 1, 2024
  • Martin Abraham
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While technological advancement leads to societal benefits in terms of economic growth, it also brings with it challenges in its impact on the environment or human health. Sustainable development seeks a uniform means of comparing the economic benefits with the environmental and health costs associated with the implementation of a new technology.This revised encyclopedia investigates sustainability initiatives across a range of industries, providing insight into future opportunities for technological development. A broad spectrum of human challenges have only become more intense since publication of the first edition. For example, climate change is now observed across the globe as a contributor to large scale weather events, including extreme drought in Australia, intense wildfires in California, and flooding along the great rivers of Africa, North and South America. Land in the Amazon rain forest is destroyed to provide increased cropland, contributing to climate change. Expansion of the use of biomass as a raw material in chemical processing leads to food shortages. In many cases, these challenges have the greatest impact on the poorest nations, and the most polluting manufacturing facilities are located in the poorest communities, demonstrating social justice challenges.Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies, Four Volume Set provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges of modern technology, and the innovations that are leading to better use of limited resources and improved resiliency as we learn to adapt to a changing world. Each chapter examines in depth a technological solution to support a specific human need, evaluates it relative to its impacts on the environment and human health, and considers the social justice issues underlying its development.The new edition provides a stronger link between manufacturing and climate change, updates on new technologies for the generation, distribution and storage of energy, new concepts in resiliency and modularity that have changed manufacturing and chemical processes, and emphasizes the trade-offs required to obtain desired products while minimizing environmental impact.