A collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. Special attention is given to human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.
Encompasses the entire range of concepts and topics involved in the study of applied developmental science. Addresses how the application of knowledge about human development can be used to enhance the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
Provides a thorough examination of the components of behavior modification, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and applied behavior analysis for both child and adult populations in a variety of settings.
Contains a full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent.
Spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including more than 800 entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment.
Encompasses the relative individual and societal aspects of cancer, from the latest research from the National Cancer Institute to studies on alternative diet and nutrition treatments.
Covering a broad range of themes, the contributions represent original material written by internationally-renowned scholars that view career development from a number of different dimensions. This multidisciplinary resource examines career-related issues from psychological, sociological, educational, counseling, organizational behavior, and human resource management perspectives.
Provides essays, maps, city plans, and topical galleries relating to the city of Chicago. Contributors include many high profile Chicago area scholars.
Presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents. Covers the traditional and electronic media and their controversial impact on children and adolescents.
Covers communities of the past and present, from 19th century utopians, to the communes of the 1960's, to today's Rotary Club, Amish, and cyber communities.
Provides a comprehensive and authoritative reference for crimes and punishments throughout the world’s history.
Provides a comprehensive resource to the many faces of disability. Includes disability A-Z, a reader’s guide, comprehensive bibliography, index, and primary source documents in the field of disability.
Defines and applies the best practices of contemporary continuing education designed for adults in corporate settings, Open University settings, graduate coursework, and in similar learning environments. With comprehensive coverage of all aspects of distributed learning, including use of group processes, self-assessment, the life line experience, and developing a learning contract.
Presents the most recent theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories on educational leadership and school administration as taught in preparation programs and practiced in schools and colleges today.
Contains more than 1,200 entries bringing together issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems and policies concerning the environment and society.
Contains entries that cover every major facet of epidemiology, from risk ratios to case-control studies to mediating and moderating variables, and much more. Relevant topics from related fields such as biostatistics and health economics are also included.
Covering professional practice as well as academia, this volume chronicles the development of the field—its history, key figures, theories, approaches, and goals. The entries in this Encyclopedia look at evaluation as a practice (methods, techniques, roles, people), as a profession (professional obligations, shared knowledge, ethical imperatives, events, places) and as a discipline (theories and models of evaluation, ontological and epistemological issues).
Provides an in depth look at the field of GIS and supporting disciplines.
Concentrates upon both the natural and man-made changes to the world's environment. Containing over 300 original, signed articles by distinguished scholars and 1,500 illustrations it is the comprehensive encyclopedia for this multi-discipline, high profile field. Articles fall into the general categories of: concepts of global change, earth and earth systems, human factors, resources, responses to global change agreements and associations, biographies and case studies.
Provides reference for the diverse and complex topics surrounding governance for the period between the collapse of the post-war consensus and the rise of neoliberal regimes in the 1970s. This comprehensive resource concentrates primarily on topics related to the changing nature and role of the state in recent times and the ways in which these roles have been conceptualized in the areas of Political Science, Public Administration, Political Economy, and Sociology.
Includes more than 200 entries on topics covering all aspects of health and behavior covering topics such as physical activity, stress and health, smoking, pain management, social support and health, cardiovascular health, health promotion, and HIV/AIDS.
Topics covered are accounting and activity-based costing, economics, finance, health policy, human resources, information technology, institutions and organizations, international health care issues, legal and regulatory issues, managed care, marketing and customer value, operations and decision making, pharmaceuticals and clinical trials, quality, statistics and data mining, and strategy as it pertains to the field of health care management.
The authoritative reference work of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day.
Summarizes what we know about this complex topic which impacts not only the homeless but all of society. Focuses on the current situation in the United States, with a comparative sampling of homelessness around the world.
Covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education.
Provides cross-cultural coverage of human geography as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s, including a variety of social constructivist approaches.
Examines the settling of the West and includes coverage of movements of American Indians, African Americans, new immigrants, and the often-forgotten role of women in the West's development.
Presents a thorough overview of the cross-disciplinary field of industrial and organizational psychology for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of psychology, business, management, and human resources.
Covers a broad range of issues and topics, such as alcohol and drug abuse, arson, the death penalty for juveniles, computer and Internet crime, gun violence, gangs, missing children, school violence, teen pregnancy, and delinquency theories. In addition, topics cover society’s response to the problems of juvenile justice, punishments meted out to America’s juvenile offenders, juvenile rehabilitation programs, and well-known researchers and professionals in the field.
Represents interdisciplinary perspectives on law from sociology, criminology, cultural anthropology, political science, social psychology, and economics. By globalizing the Encyclopedia's coverage, American and international law and society will be better understood within its historical and comparative context.
Provides a comprehensive, critical, and descriptive examination of all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages. Covers subjects that are particular to the area of state and local, federal and national, and international policing.
Explores leadership theories and leadership practice in corporations and state houses, schools, churches, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
Provides an overview and an explanation of the major topics in the areas of measurement and statistics.
Includes entries on a broad array of issues and covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience, topics that are relevant to social psychology, cognitive psychology, environmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and clinical psychology.
Contains a wealth of material on killing and other violent behavior, as well as detailed information on a host of criminal cases from local decisions to Supreme Court rulings. Entries range from Antisocial Personality Disorder and the Beltway Snipers to the infamous Zodiac Murders.
Provides interdisciplinary, historical, and international coverage, covering such topics as broadband, content filtering, cyberculture, cyberethics, digital divide, freenet, MP3, privacy, telemedicine, viruses, and wireless networks.