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I measured Identity on a single item based on the Likert scale:
"in what extent do you feel that the ??? Identity represents you?"
1- It does not represent me at all
7- represent in great extent
How can a new variable of 2 levels (high or low) be created based on a single item?
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You would usually split it to below 3.5 or above 3.5 but it is better to see the normal distribution of the answer from previous studies and make an educated decision
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I have created and validated a Campus Climate Identity Survey, as part of my doctoral work at NYU dealing with my home institution and am now looking for collaborators. The survey is validated with the pilot and really designed as a way to get comprehensive data in all the schools in academic health science centers not just the medical school component. Are you looking to gain a comprehensive view of the plight of your staff, students, and faculty at an academic health science center, then I'd love to chat with you.
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thanks for the great information. where does it take place?
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I need your help. I am currently working on the effect of our perception of time on our identity. The time of wars and persecutions seems to be too long, an endless time that can hinder people's self-awareness and prevent the development of their identity, making them go back to that time in the past when they enjoyed life.
Do you have any ideas about books that talk about psychological time? I have already read Bergson's work but I am looking for other references
Thank you!
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J'ai besoin de votre aide. Je travaille actuellement sur l'effet de notre perception du temps sur notre identité. Le temps des guerres et des persécutions semble être trop long, un temps sans fin qui peut entraver notre conscience de soi et empêcher le développement de notre identité, nous poussons à revenir à ce temps du passé où la vie était plus agréable.
Avez-vous des idées sur les livres qui parlent du temps psychologique ? j'ai déjà lu le travail de Bergson mais je cherche d'autres références.
Merci!
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Dear colleaque your subject is intarested one nowadays,the original essays on the metaphysics of time ,identity and self written by distinguished scholars and important rising the philosophers ,the concepts of time illustrated in the attached ref.
Google Books originally 2010 by Michael O'Rourke
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I am currently working on the interrelatedness between the self and identity.
How is the self connected to identity? Can we talk about the self as a form of identity?
I am also working on the development of the self amid disease and pandemics.
What effects do pandemics and diseases have on the self?
Your views and opinions are welcome.
The Literature review on the matter is also most welcome.
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Self Identity is one of the main topics in Psychology, which you can access from any of the books on Psychology and Social Psychology.
As to the association of self identity in disease and Pandemics here are few references:
Oris L, Luyckx K, Rassart J, et al. Illness Identity in Adults with a Chronic Illness. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2018;25(4):429-440. doi:10.1007/s10880-018-9552-0
Berkhout SG, Zaheer J, Remington G. Identity, Subjectivity, and Disorders of Self in Psychosis. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2019;43(3):442-467. doi:10.1007/s11013-019-09631-y
Hine RH, Maybery DJ, Goodyear MJ. Identity in recovery for mothers with a mental illness: A literature review. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2018;41(1):16-28. doi:10.1037/prj0000215
Rassart J, Oris L, Prikken S, et al. Illness identity and adjusting to type I diabetes: A four-wave longitudinal study. Health Psychol. 2021;40(5):326-336. doi:10.1037/hea0001063
Fuchs T. Embodiment and personal identity in dementia. Med Health Care Philos. 2020;23(4):665-676. doi:10.1007/s11019-020-09973-0
Posa S, Moola FJ, McPherson AC, Kontos P. Exploring illness identity among children and youth living with cancer: A narrative review. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2021;68(11):e29251. doi:10.1002/pbc.29251
Kröger C. Shattered social identity and moral injuries: Work-related conditions in health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychol Trauma. 2020;12(S1):S156-S158. doi:10.1037/tra0000715
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Does anyone know if there is an established convention or rule on the minimum percent identity cutoff for nucleotide sequence in order to infer sequence homology?
I am looking for pseudogenes and have found regions that show ~45% identity to the exons of my gene. Not to mention that they are in the correct order and syntenic region…
But presumably, if we put in enough spaces, we can align any two sequences... Is there minimum identity value where one can be confident that they are looking at truly homologous regions?
Any advice/opinion would be greatly appreciated!
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What is the correct percentage of sequence identity for finding true homologous genes?
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Ensemble docking allow to dock a single ligand or a ligand library against multiple conformations of a single receptor.
Now, imagine we have a group of proteins which are functionally conserved and share similar ligand/s. Moreover, they are highly similar in the structures (Identity rate in AA level is more than 90%) and almost a perfect superimposition of 3D structure can be made by different tools.
Docking analysis was performed for each protein solely and as expected the binding pocket and residues are similar.
Now here is the question: Can we perform Ensembled docking for this situation?
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Usually "ensemble" means "configurational ensemble," i.e., a collection of structures of a single system, with the structures differing only in atomic coordinates. But technically, yes, one can make an ensemble of different systems and dock into them -- if the structures (and pharmacophore features) align well . . .
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I am interested in collaborating on this project. Anyone interested in conducting this research collaboratively is welcome to do so.
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Your research project is interesting and valuable, but the main problem is that we don't have any more free access to Myanmar. I used to study the Portuguese 16th-17th century presence in Arakan, but nowadays, access to the country is blocked, and some of my former students have been arrested. Researching a persecuted minority without accessing its territory and society is challenging. What are your suggestions?
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Identity definitions vary as people possess and project a multitude of identities (Tracey, 2004; Joseph, 2010) depending on an interlocutor in a discursive event and a given context.
I am interested in how identity is viewed and defined in YOUR sociocultural milieu/country?
Thank you very much for your reply,
Kind Regards,
Alexandra.
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Ethnicity or nationality is the main element, and it may be completed by religion or sect.
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Our lab is conducting a research project about Asian-American families. We are investigating Asian-American families' well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically, their experience of racial discrimination, their parent-child relationships, and their children's development. So far we manage to contact churches, organizations, and school communities, but we still need more Philippine and Korean teenagers (12-18 years old) and parents to participate. Any suggestions to help us recruit? I appreciate your help.
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One way is to go through the schools. A common approach is to reach out to the superintendent of the district with your IRB approval, summary of study, and that you are seeking support/permission. Once granted, you would then reach out to individual principals of schools in those districts to get their support. At that point, you provide the students at the school where you have support an informed consent and permission letter to take home for parents. If the parent consents, you may even schedule a call to address any questions or concerns they might have. Once you have consent, you then can proceed. Good luck.
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The Effect of the Black Arts Movement on the Evolution ot Black Identity by Njeri Williams?
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I will encourage you to apply interpretive approach.
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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, my project got postponed for one year. My sociolinguistic research focus is on face to face\focused group interviews to examine identity construction + accent\sound production. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll manage to conduct face-to-face interviews anytime soon (apparently COVID 19 restrictions is still developing) and postponing my project is no longer an option. So, I intend to replace face-to-face interviews with online interviews. I'm looking for recent studies that used online interviews - I hope you can recommend some.
Thanks in advance!
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Hello, I'm trying to find a model that describes how self-efficacy can directly influence changes in identity, based on the self-concept theory. So far, I've only found a hint to such a relationship in Gecas (1982): "In experience these two aspects of the self-concept [i.e. identity and self-evaluation (consisting of self-efficacy & self-worth)] are closely interrelated: Self-evaluations are typically based on substantive aspects of self-concept, and identities typically have evaluative component" (p. 4).
So it'll be great if you can suggest a model explaining the relationship between self-efficacy and identity, or suggest an article with possible leads to such a model.
Thank you!
Gecas, V. (1982). The self-concept. Annual review of sociology, 8 (1), 1-33.
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Self-efficacy or efficacy expectation is defined as “the conviction that one can success- fully execute the behavior required to produce the outcomes” (Yo can also see Bandura, 1977, p. 193).
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We live in a time of great technological progress. Every aspect of our lives is changing. Humanities' scientific and R&D sectors are rapidly developing new technologies and changing as we adapt. The concept of Human, Human Identity and Human Nature is renewing. What's your place in all that and how can you be part of a technological ascendance?
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I doubt there is anyone answer to this issue.technological advances have occurred since the Paleolithic and the question has always been one of how it will be used. A rock can be used to crack nuts or the head of a stranger.
Technological advances hold great promise for bettering the human condition, but our record with technology thus far is not encouraging. Climate change is here and real, and could not have happened in the early Neolithic.
I am an oldster and doubt I have a place in technology's ascendance. All I can do with the perspective of many years is to council caution and careful monitoring.
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Recently, I have modeled a hypothetical protein (500 AA) using Modeller 10,
Not much work has been reported about this protein, the best template showed query cover (33%) and 21 percent Identity, DOPE score=-39229.25391, GA341 score=0.99840,
How should I proceed with this? Modeler user guide suggests that 25% similarly is fine unless it is less than 100 residues. My query sequence is more than 400 residues and it's 33% similar to the template.
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this research is not my field of science. so I can't answer the question
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Dear everyone,
What are the most current security related research topics on cloud-based identity & access management system?
I will be very grateful for the suggestions on most current topics that deals with security issues.
Many thanks.
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Dear Jackson
Some most current security related research topics on cloud-based identity & access management system are as follows:
Privacy preserving identity and access management scheme in cloud
A privacy-preserving blockchain framework for educational data
Some papers suggestions on most current topics that deals with security issues:
  1. Identity and access management in cloud environment: Mechanisms and challenges[:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2215098617316750]
  2. Modeling Identity Management System Based on Blockchain Technology [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351287365_Modeling_Identity_Management_System_Based_on_Blockchain_Technology]
Regards
Manish Verma
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I need some help in locating different theories that explicitly distinguish between how a person perceives her-/himself and how others see that person. Of course, Social Identity Theory refers to something quite similar to this as the ingroupoutgroup distinction. Côté and Levine1 talk about the person's subjective experience of his/her identities versus the objective identities as defined by others who observe that person.
  • Are there any other theories that distinguish between internal and external perspectives/aspects of identity?
  • Any info or comments on this distinction would be most welcome.
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1Identity formation, agency, and culture: a social psychological synthesis (2002): p. 134
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Thanks Keith Brownlee. Yes, it is helpful. What I like about this paper is its focus on social identity in different contexts and group situations. As far as I’m concerned, this allows for a bit more analytic variety, but without deviating too much from more traditional social identity perspectives. That said, I still feel that social identity theory and the notions of ingroup and outgroup are a bit restrictive for my own research. Hence, I developed a simple internal–external distinction, which merely suggests that some represent an internal perspective, which indicates that some individuals or a group possess epistemic privilege (e.g., have access to their own experiences and thoughts: Keith Brownlee has direct experience of what it is like to be a university lecturer), and some represent an external perspective, whose standpoint can only be observational, analytic or based on others’ thoughts and experiences. Both perspectives may be heterogeneous (e.g., just because we both [Keith and Julius] share the identity of being university lecturers, doesn’t mean that we share the same professional experience, ideas about academia or any allegiance).
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I'm having a trouble with with a matrix Z s.t. A*Z = Identity matrix, given a known A that can be non-invertible. Is there a way to approximate Z?
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Nowadays computers solve any equations in seconds because they can carry out trillions of calculations per second.
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As we know $I A=A$, where $A$ is a two dimensional matrix of order n and  $I$ is the  two dimensional identity matrix of order n, which contains 1 as diagonal positions and zero otherwise.
If we extend this concept to the case of 4-dimension, then how we explicitly express the corresponding Identity matrix ?
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You can use blocked matrices with identity matrices as elements
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I am new with Winnicott's concept of "true self" and "false self". So I wonder if there are ways to find the specific direction, in which a human should change, while moving from the current "false identity" to an assumed, but indefinite "genuine identity"?
Because I got the impression these ways have nor been actually defined, even theoretically. If I am right, was this gap in the theory ever criticized in the literature?
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As a clinician over 5 decades, I offer my observations. Sociology offers that we exhibit a public and private personnas. And we look for congruence or congruence. I suggest a third sub-type of split object representation, cyber-self.
I see personality as the more consistent aspect over time how we think, feel and act.
For me personality is dynamically formed via many inputs from others. It reveals itself around age 5 when we are also internalizing gender role assignment. It begins to consolidate in our late teens. By around the 3rd decade it is relatively fixed.
We are also potently shaped by the processes of socialization and enculturation.
I attach a few articles in this regard. Great topic.
Rich
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How are these literary formulations themselves being reshaped along a sectarian/secular divide? In what capacity can nonviolent resistance through art combat sectarian violence on the ground?
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The analysis of the poems (al-Fusha and others) sung by Fayrouz will reveal many of these formulations, because they are collected between groups in the Arab country that suffers from sectarian differences the most. Thus art reveals this through songs, revolution poems, cinema, and sometimes novel
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I am interested to conduct research about investigating the role of Reflective Practice in optimizing EFL Teacher's Identity. What are the suitable resources for me? and How should I use in designing my project in terms of researcher's viewpoint?
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Good luck
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I am preparing a Post-Doc project about the identity of Islamist Extremists. In this regard, is there any book (s) from Islamist extremists that can be analyzed by the methodology of discourse analysis and/or content analysis?
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Regarding identity construction through discourse, Bamberg, Bamberg etl. and Defina, etl. are more that great books to revise in this matter.
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Hello friends,
I want to get my Ph.D. in social movements and protest politics in Pakistan. Are there authoritative research books/articles written on the history of social movements and protest politics in Pakistan?
After a month of search, I couldn't find a single book, though there are several research articles written on the topic but these are just case studies of some events.
Is there any theoretical work done or going on in the field?
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If I’m looking at language variation, and expecting a gender difference between ‘style’ and ‘content’, and how does that interact with different meanings of a specific terms used by male or female? i.e. one would be more content-ful than the other?
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Jinan F. B. Al-Hajaj Thank you so much! :)
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Research in "Discourse Analysis of Identity Reflection in Mass Media" will be quite beneficial for me. Any Identity of Any Nation/Nationality.
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There are many publications in this field. A simple literature search should provide you with many publications relating to your research area. Other than what has been mentioned, you can also check, among others, Richardson, J. (2006), Analysing Newspapers: An Approach from Critical Discourse Analysis; Talbot, M. (2007), Media Discourse: Representation and Interaction: Kalyango, Y. & Kopytowska, M.W. (2014), Why Discourse Matters: Negotiating Identity in the Mediatized World.
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Here is a big question about identity authentication: I came across a wacky article that reports about the scary plan to fuse physical-, biological and digital identity into one: https://summit.news/2020/11/16/klaus-schwab-great-reset-will-lead-to-a-fusion-of-our-physical-digital-and-biological-identity/
First I thought that beats completely my own research work into multi-factor identity authentication as per the 2 papers linked to below:
Here is also a link to a very nice PhD thesis where those 2 papers linked to above form Chapter 4 (just to understand the context):
Now I realise there is no contradiction in the vision and the published work at all. Thus, my concrete question pertains to how the physical- and biological factors could be integrated in addition to digital aspects into a multi-factor identity authentication protocol such as Authcoin. Does anybody have an answer to this question? May I also add here this Microsoft patent for good measure that wants to merge the concept of blockchains with the human body as well?
This really brings together quite an amazing picture about what is possible in the future. My question is how all of that can be done concretely beyond some wacky and entertaining conspiracy visions?
Cheers, Alex
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Anyhow, best a master student looks into this in detail:
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on a Blockchain-based Decentralised Trust Network With Customizable Challenges
Juhendaja / supervisor: Alex Norta, Benjamin Leiding
  • Suitable for MSc thesis
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The Authcoin protocol is an alternatie concept to the commonly used public key infrastructures such as central authorites and the PGP Web of Trust (WoT). Authcoin combines a challenge response-based validaton and authenticaton process for domains certicates, email accounts and public keys with the advantages of a blockchain-based storage system. The blockchain technology proivdes a publicly availableo transparent and fault tolerant mechanism for storing data in a distributed and decentralized manner The Authcoin protocol distinguishes between validaton and authenticaton. In the context of Authcoin, validaton aims to prove the following three facts: First, a specific entity has access to a certain account that is under validatono e.g., an email account. Second, a certain entity has access to a specified private- and public key. Third, the specified key pair corresponds to the tested account. The authentiicaton of Authcoin contnues the validaton procedure by verifying the identity and aims to confirm that the alleged owner is also the actual owner of the public key. Users can set up challenges for other entites and ask them to fulfill these challenges. Either the entity fails to do so, or is able to successfully complete the challenge and create a corresponding response. The chosen challenge depends on the use-case scenario, the required level of security and the given threat level of the involved entities. 
Open issues of a recently completed master thesis are: We slightly touched private challenge types that preserve the privacy of data, but in real-life scenarios, it is needed, so it needs further investigation. There are concepts such as zero-knowledge proof, which can be used for providing privacy in Authcoin protocol, but it was out of the scope of this thesis. Additionally, there are more and more authentication types introduced in today’s world, so in the case of emerging new biometric or another factor, research might be needed to validate it in the Authcoin protocol. Also, this thesis was mentioning private and public key pairs as the central resource for which authentication was taking place. However, the Authcoin protocol is not limited to private/public key pair and can authenticate users to access any resource. 
Another open issue for future research is usage of machine learning models for improving risk-based authentication. Since risk-based authentication compares old, existing contexts to user’s current context, machine learning models can be used to improve information about previously used contexts. Furthermore, in the implementation, we only consider person to person in- teraction since it is easy to test, but in real life, there can be different use cases which can include users such as organization, ministry, government or machine. Hence, many combinations can happen, and it needs further research. Other open issues pertain to fusing the physical-, digital- and biological identity as extended multi-factor authentication challenge sets that can also be combined with blockchain technology.
  • Artikliviited / references to publications (2-4)
  • Ref 1: Giorgi Sheklashvili, Master's Degree, 2020, (sup) Alexander Norta; Benjamin Leiding, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on a Blockchain-based Decentralised Trust Network With Customizable Challenges, Tallinn University of Technology School of Information Technologies, Department of Software Science
  • Ref 2: Benjamin Leiding, Doctor's Degree, 2019, (sup) Dieter Hogrefe; Clemens H. Cap; Alexander Norta, The M2X Economy – Business Interactions, Transactions and Collaborations Among Autonomous Smart Devices, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen.
  • Teemavaldkond / topic area (to help programme managers advertise topics):  Security, blockchain, identity authentication
  • Võtmesõnad / key words: Authcoin: Authcoin, multi-factor authentication, blockchain, identity authentication
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I am starting my dissertation for an MA in Cultural History, Memory and Identity. I am interested in examining women perpetrators in the Third Reich; from denunciation to frontline killing. I am looking at a range of sources on women and genocide and female SS guards, but I'd really like to explore memoirs of these particular types of women.
Can anybody advise?
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I am planning to study identities of university teachers. Please suggest any framework.
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Could you please explain more about your intended research. It is because we have various perspectives on this issue. Do you want to study from which perspective? Islamic or western or in general?
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One of the core functions of a federal state is to create a nation-state out her heterogeneous population while preserving/ respecting their diverse identities. Identities could be describe as the cultural, philosophical, religious, ethnic, geographical, racial or social attachments
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The self-determination of indigenous peoples, as well as the respect and promotion of their cultures, are human rights included in international treaties (Convention No. 169 of International Labor Organization, Concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries).
In Mexico, we have recognized them in our Constitution, as a consequence of a 1994 indigenous armed conflict (EZLN). Initially, it served to allow indigenous communities to isolate themselves, and they will not respect some rights, such as the equality of women and child abuse.
However, in recent times the Mexican Supreme Court is making them respect the Constitution, while guaranteeing that their communities must be heard in the design and execution of public policies that impact them.
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Hello :)
I found this forum while looking for good sociologic theories on identity, so I hope its okay to ask this question here. If it isnt just remove me :D
Do you know any good books on the balance of ones on identity or rather the multitude of ones identities? How we balance those identities. How one can be authentic to oneselfs "true" identity maybe or if such a things as a true identity really exists. I am especially interested in our everyday lifes here, problems such as trying to become one specific person, as can be seen in the movies, come to mind. The conflict of feeling "kind of fake" when acting different in all kinds of settings.
I kind of wonder if we often get lost in our search for our one true identity. I feel like we are told that a strong person always has the same identity. But is that really true?
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Dear, Anna Voigt , Volume II of the information age of the sociologist Manuel Castells, can be useful
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Identity is a complicated state of human existence, many issues participate in creating it. Cultures, languages, gender, geography and etc.language is a way to distinguish one’s national and cultural identity, but also there are many the speak different language from their actual cultural and national identity.
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In my research, language is the very basis for being, as everything exists only in language. Without a written, or notated, universal language of music, that music could never travel more that between tribal members, and even then could not be reproduced in original form without notation. The same applies to law, government, economics: everything is embedded in it's own unusual language. And culture is ONLY contained in language. As dictators have demonstrated throughout time, to quickly destroy a culture, first ban its language. And individually, in terms of consciousness, we exist as a series of stories that collectively form our understanding of self. Read Gadamer, who encapsulates this with: "We language ourselves into being".
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I try to make a model with MODELLER software and I decide to use multiple template modeling method. Two template structure I choose for my work, have similar Identity percentage (42.54% and 42.27%), identical coverage, different scores (583 and 566) and different resolution (2.25 and 1.55 Angstrom). I`m confused which one is better for choosing main template: score or structure resolution.
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In addition, at this level of identity, you may in addition to Modeller, also want to try modelling with a threading algorithm, e.g. iTasser, which not only rely on how similar two sequences are using average amino acid similarities, but actually check how "happy" (energetically favourable) your sequence is in the structure of the template. Especially if you have man insertions/deletions between your target sequence and the sequence of your template, Modeller is crucially dependent on the correct placement of these gaps, which is not necessarily the on yielding the best score.
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I am working on Writer Identity and have selected these three Macro features to analyse students' writing. The micro features as I have read in different studies may be used are grammar and vocabulary for textual analysis. Since this is my first experience with qualitative study and discourse analysis and I am a novice researcher I dont know how to go about it? I have read a lot but even then not able to decide whether what I am doing is correct or not. Your expert opinions may help me with my confusion,
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Shilong put you on the right track. If I need to add something, it has to do with the way your students bring about coherence in their writing by analyzing the theme-rheme organization (Halliday's textual metafunction) into the various types such as constant theme, simple linear progression, derived theme, split theme, and thematic lapse. Since you want to investigate Writer Identity, an analysis along these lines may be fruitful in reinforcing your decisions as to what counts as different writer identities. As you may know, these types are variously complex, which would enable you to stream students into different personalities through their writings. An author that you might ant to consult on the ideational metafunction, though he is a social psychologist, is Pennebaker who has written extensively on the importance of lexical choices. A final word about the interpersonal metafunction: Depending on what topic students have been given to develop, this function may be slightly difficult to investigate. I take it that you start with hypotheses about what to expect to find in your students' writing, in which you might suggest which metafunction might be more represented.
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I am preparing research with German patients with CHD and would like to include a Questionnaire on Illness Identity. The best validated seems to be the one by Oris et al. (2016). Does anyone know of a German version of this questionnaire?
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in fact the paper has been published meanwhile in the Journal of Clinical Medicine and can be downloaded from my RG account: Andonian et al. (2020)
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I am considering a hypo-egoic mindset (e.g. Leary & Terry, 2012) to mediate the effects of mindfulness meditation on a cognitive outcome. Simply using a mindfulness scale seems insufficient to me, because a hypo-egoic mindset captures more than any existing conceptualization of mindfulness.
The conceptually most near scale that I´ve found is the Quiet Ego Scale (Wayment, Bauer & Sylaska, 2015), but it doesn´t really fit my purpose for several reasons. Particularly, the growth subscale is contrary to the present-focused quality of a hypo-egoic mindset.
I would be very grateful, if you have any suggestions :)
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Your suggestions helped a lot with knowledge acquisition in general and theory crafting, thanks again!
I chose to measure the mentioned constructs directly by generating items by myself and forming a scale, but, as this was my bachelor thesis, i needed to keep it very parsimonious, because experimental induction and other measures already took up much time and space. Therefore, I also had no chance to pilot test and validate my scale. It could be that it´s just measuring mindfulness - currently I´m analysing and arguing based on the theoretical foundation of my item construction and the results.
Overall, I expected way more but the results are not at all completely disappointing. A major problem that emerges is that my sample consists mostly of psychology students (who would have thought it), which is evidently limiting variance of my independent variable(s). I will, however, continue researching with the same or slightly altered experimental framework and design within the scope of my work at the chair and keep you up to date. Probably, I create a project here after my current obligations are overcome.
Greetings and stay healthy!
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WAC2020 SESSION 18 – CALL FOR PAPERS
THEME: F. IDENTITIES AND ONTOLOGIES
15. Archaeologies of Identity
Organisers: Gail Higginbottom, Cecilia Dal Zovo, Felipe Criado-Boado
Instituto de Ciencias del Patrimonio (Incipit)
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Direction (CSIC)
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We invite you to participate in our session. This session wishes to address approaches and interpretations that determine in what ways megaliths & earthworks first became phenomena in particular regions and/or why they didn´t. Connected to this is whether or not people saw themselves as affiliated groups. Indeed, we also want to know why some regions chose one of these phenomenon and not the other within the same temporal span, or gave one precedence over the other. The building of megalithic monuments is a worldwide, time-transcending phenomenon, hundreds of thousands were erected across the World, with some places like the Korean Peninsula holding about 30,000 dolmens. The fact that they still exist in situ, highlights their past and continued relevance in the Cultural Landscape today; it also highlights their on-going collective identities. A similar story is attached to earthworks like mounds, ditches, embankments and pathways and their combinations. Megaliths & earthworks are clearly a dominant form for creating a materiality of social & spiritual engagement across the World. Is it possible that similar material practices mean shared worlds in some regions, and how might we differentiate between this and co-vergent evolution? As these monuments continued to develop through time, it is possible that so too did their meaning(s). Or is this rationale only an assumption, and indeed rather misguided? With such deliberations, this session, then, also wishes to see evidence that might answer this for us, too, or indeed provide evidence for the stability of a cultural practices, meaning and identity through time. Perhaps there is macro and micro evidence that displays stability but the micro reveals the forms of change within local communities. We are seeking works that present ideas related to these themes and which seek to answer questions such as these, or indeed, by default, have done so.
Keywords: Megaliths, Earthworks, Cultural Landscapes, Social engagement, Shared Worlds
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The Effect of the Black Arts Movement on the Evolution ot Black Identity by Njeri Williams
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Gracias! Estamos acabando el trabajo. Cuestionamos la función que se lleva a cabo realmente en las Escuelas Superiores de Diseño, y en todo el sistema público universitario, relativo a la falta de formación en inglés profesional. Es curioso la importancia que en teoría se le da, tanto por empleadores como por las instituciones, a la competencia en inglés, y lo poCó que se hace para que llegue a todo el alumnado.
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Regarding the Internet protocol security (IPsec) and Host Identity Protocol (HIP), whatis the best security solution to use in IoT based IP-enabled WSNs ?
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thank you for your reply, I appreciate your help.
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I would be interested in resources that pertain to how identity or the different roles we possess in dance making (dancer, teacher, spectator, mentor, etc.) influence creative processes in creating choreography. I am particularly interested in social dance, but any dance style examined with this research question in mind is warmly welcomed!
Thank you in advance!
-Olivia
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Using ideas that develop creative processes such as skills, planning and design, as well as the continuous encouragement of positive processes and correcting the wrong ones.
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Hello, I requested the article " Identity constellations: An intersectional analysis of female student veterans" and I received the article entitled "Identity Collisions: An intersectional analysis of students' experiences in the McNair Scholars Program." Both articles were written by the author. The email I received from her had a different article than I requested attached. I was wondering if a new request could be sent. Thank You, Catherine Dudley D
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Of course you can ask the author again!
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I am using stress and self esteem as two mediators to study the relationship between parenting styles and vocational identity statuses. 
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seriously - no one has actually read her question. Surely it is on how to report it in plain language!!!! I'm struggling with this as well - its never actual spoken of plainly.
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After giving my presentation on Dyslexia, Identity and Academic Writing Development at the EATAW conference in Sweden, I have been invited to present my research at a conference in USA by the CCCC, approximately £1,500 costs. As an independent researcher, and not being attached to a university, I find it difficult to fit into many of the funding structures. I'm also looking for someone interested in working me with my research, who is currently getting funding they could share with me. I'm dyslexic and I am interested in contributing the dyslexic voice to research on dyslexic scholars and students in higher education contexts. My focus in development of academic writing. Thanks, Aileen
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Thank you, yes I have tried that. Aileen
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My research team is debating whether a socially-constructed identity can serve as the shared object in an activity system, according to third generation cultural historical activity theory (Engestrom, 1987). Despite having examples of the use of non-physical objects (e.g., mental constructs) being used as objects in the literature, there are those who feel identity cannot be an object. I disagree and am looking for research that has used identity as the object of an activity system to support my claims.
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Hi Dan Moreno,
I would look into the work of Bakhtin, Vygotsky and Leontiev. Maybe also Anna Stetsenko or Hubert Hermans if you're looking for modern identity construction within movements or the self. But identity is something that also needs to be neatly defined so you can pick a discussion.
As far as 'identity as an object', my good friend Ehsan Baha (also on researchgate,) is real life proof that understanding or becoming aware of your identity can be an object. His work, although not rooted in CHAT, is helping design students understand their identity and use to develop themselves and their understanding of long term object and meaning.
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Hi,
I like to run a GEE as I have panel data of movement behaviour of people (per person I have multiple trips, for example the detour ratio). I like to estimate the effects of the direct distance on the detour ratio, while taking into account that there might be differences between first trip .. fourth trip -and so on.
The problem is that detour ratio is often 0, and in a few cases it can be very high, thus a tweedie distribution is the most appropriate to use. To start I used a Normal distribution with Identity function, which gave results (but as expected, not very good ones).
However, I receive an error when I use the tweedie distribution: "There is at least one invalid case in the last iteration. A case is invalid if there are errors in computing the inverse identity link function, the log-likelihood, the gradient, or the Hessian matrix in the iterative process. Only the iteration history is displayed."
Is there somebody with experience in GEE, tweedie distribution, and SPSS? Any tips would be of great help!
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I did send it, yet it still awaiting for confirmation:
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The current climate protests are planned for at least 107 countries this friday (24.5). My research team in planning on doing ethnographical observations and interviews at the demonstrations in Oslo, Norway. Is anyone else looking at this worldwide phenomenon?
If so, what is your focus? Would love to discuss methodologies used to investigate this!
We come from cultural, and community psychology, so thats broadly the kind of focus we would use. Planning a mixed-methods project.
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An international team did surveys in March. Among them our Institute for Protest and Social Movement Studies. Information in German here: https://protestinstitut.eu/das-ipb-in-den-medien-fridays-for-future/
Others involved were: Göteborgs Universitet, Uppsala Universitet, University of Exeter, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Universiteit Antwerpen, Université de Genève, Université de Neuchâtel, Scuola Normale Superiore (Florenz)
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I try to find some papers on a desired identity that is reached but finally disappoints.
Do you have any idea?
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Pauline
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It's a familiar theme for some movies or novels. Or also: The set goal, the great success, which is experienced with a feeling of unimaginable happiness, is finally there, but the catastrophe is just around the corner, without having been noticed. Similar motives that have to be eliminated for the sake of success, inappropriate circumstances and people, can be found in literature. When it comes to plays, one would have to think about it, mr can't think of anything at the moment, but everything melodramatic has a tic in this direction.
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What approach would you recommend for a study on reconciliation in poetry? Do you have any poets in mind who might be considered for such a topic?
Thanks!
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What kind of measurements would you recommend to assess attutides towards time perspective and it's richness?
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Hi Dmitry: I am familiar with two scales which measure aspects of time perspective: The Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) and the modified Balanced Time Perspective Scale (mBTPS). They each measure certain facets of the past, present, and future time perspective and each has been associated with various measures of positive mental health. I've attached a copy of a paper describing the mBTPS for your interest.
Best wishes,
Jeff
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I have whole genome data in fasta format, and the gene/protein sequences of the target enzymes. I've tried BLAST for 2 sequences, but the results are strange, possibly because the whole genome sequence is too long as compared with the target gene? The Max Score is 37.4, Total Score is 1811, Query Cover is 45%, E value is 0.013, Identity is 92%, but basically what occurred was many short alignments along the genome, that do not seem to indicate the presence of the gene. How do people generally search for a gene in a genome, and how do you evaluate BLAST results? Isn't there a better method?
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I would annotate first my genome which means predict all genes/proteins using an annotator. If you are not conformable with command line, you can use Galaxy.org. and the annotator selection depends on your organism.
Once you have your set of proteins and you expect the enzymes to have orthologuos in the genome, you can go for Blast Best hit (80 % identity and 70 % coverage) or other tool such OrtoMCL in case of eukaryotes. If they are not orthologuos, you can modify Blast parameters.
Hope it helps.
Best
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Does anyone knows any publication about serial killer suffering of Dissociative Identity Disorder ?
Quelqu'un connait-il des publications concernant un ou plusieurs cas de meurtres en série commis par quelqu'un porteur d'un trouble dissociatif de l'identité ?
Merci !!!
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Dissociative identity disorder (DID), often called multiple personality disorder (MPD), has fascinated people for over a century. However, though it is a very well-known disorder, mental health professionals are not even sure if it exists. It is possible that it is a form of another illness, like schizophrenia. Another theory is that it doesn’t exist at all, and those who have it, including the following people, are simply acting.
please check the link for further information.
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Colleagues from the United States: Due to the wide geographical area of the United States with the cultural diversity that exists in each state in addition to the local immigrants' cultures, do you ever experience a sense of estrangement or disconnect with locations, cultures or identities in your country?
Or does the "melting pot" idea truly apply here?
Thanks for basing your answer on what you "feel" or have experienced regardless of the dogmatic assertions of politics.
Thank you for your feedback!
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Dr. Mohammmedali, your question is a good question, but you frame it as a binary question--either you identify with (i.e. belong) or you disconnect (i.e. don't feel that you belong). Of course there are degrees of belonging depending on who you are, where you are, and what you think entails "belonging". The US, I imagine is like many other "diverse" countries with multi-ethnic, multi-racial populations and there are degrees or spectra of belonging that are based not on experience or emotion, but also on power. Citizenship after all is as much about exclusion as it is about inclusion. That is true historically and that is true currently. For example, to be considered "white" was a precondition in order to be considered eligible for citizenship in the US in the past. Likewise, currently some people are consIdered ineligible for citizenship even before they arrive, such as the asylum seekers currently making their way in caravans from Central America to the US. Also, in such diverse countries as the US, nation-building depends on narratives, myths and discourses that create national identities that support their exceptionalist stances. While the "melting pot" myth has been used to invoke that the US is a country of immigrants where all (i.e. cultures, races, ethnicities) "mix" into the pot and harmoniously become "Americans", that is not a universal experience or expectation for all. In fact it is a very violent idea first and foremost because it erases the genocide of Native Americans from the national consciousness. Nation of immigrants discourses invoke "terra nullius" or the idea that the land was/is vacant and available to immigrants who are seeking better lives and fortunes (i.e. American Dreams). Settler colonialism has been/is normalized as fair, just, and part of a civilizing mission toward modernity (for some). Settlers, white settlers in particular appropriate "nativeness" for themselves and then claim to be the "true Americans"; thus, American is normalized to white Americans. The melting pot myth is also violent to People of Color because People of Color (non-whites) are not meant to be included in the pot and even though the discourse is meant to encourage assimilation, for some People of Color, no matter how much they try to assimilate, they will never be considered "true Americans." African Americans, for example, have been excluded historically as sub-human (i.e. 3/5 compromise, property) and continue to be excluded today through the legal system, economically, police violence, etc. This is true for other communities of color as well. Third, the melting pot myth is also violent toward whites, because they had to give up their European heritage cultures and languages in exchange for the full citizenship, for inclusion into whiteness. To become white they had to give up being Polish, Dutch, German, etc. Whiteness is powerful and it is protected by structures and institutional power in the US. Even poor whites are more invested in whiteness than in their own potential economic and political political alliances with People of Color for social justice. So, bottom line, yes some people feel they belong, but many do and don't simultaneously depending on who they are, how historically informed they are, their critical "read" of the world, etc. I apologize if this is not the kind of answer you sought, but the issue is so complicated, historical, political, social, cultual, etc. that there is no easy answer.
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- Are there places in the world where DID is integrated into culture (e.g. hmong shamanism) or appears in folklore?
- What are some places that are better and that are worse at recognizing DID?
- Does the whole world use the DES?
- When DID is diagnosed, what are the treatments in places other than America/Europe?
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"Rêve et chamanisme", ed Accarias l'Originel, Paris, 1998.
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There are lot of scientific works and contributions on the cultural identity of Europe, Africa, Latin America, etc. What makes the Mediterranean different and how can be defined this Mediterranean identity?
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Definition is (a logically coherent) restriction. It means that features shared among many (or all) cannot serve as a starting point. It would be much better - and much more correct - to proceed with the definition of "identity" first.
Or, if not, we stay at the "Mediterranian diet" (with the exception of pork) as a basic conclusion.
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Sources, Ideas, Suggestions and Contributions welcome.
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Thanks very much. A very useful book and a great author.
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Hi there,
I am trying to find some literature on the relation between consumption, identity and migration in order to improve a research proposal. So, I would like to ask, does anyone have any suggestions regarding the effects of migration on identity through consumption? Is there any suggestion or any research on that issue?
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I think the question is too broad and so it needs to be narrowed down or reworded! Both migration and consumption are big concepts and identity of an individual or a group of people can be changed and/or reconstructed when people migrate to another country! Dietary practice is just one aspect of identity, which can immensely be influenced by the movement of people from one place to another. Think about the diverse identities of diasporas in transnational world!
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Age determination of unknown human bodies is important in the setting of a crime investigation or a mass disaster because the age at death, birth date, and year of death as well as gender can guide investigators to the correct identity among a large number of possible matches.
Do you think that this time can be extracted using the ratio of decay of radioactive carbon that turns nitrogen after death?
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The first high-level cultural magazine in Algeria, defining a new modern identity for Algerian culture, breaking off with colonization subculture, claiming for a Berberian culture's recognition but keeping on with the French language, mixed up with Arab texts. I really wish this kind of initiatives may prosper in all ex-colonies worldwide. Thanks to the courageous promoters, but I'm sure it will trigger more projects that style.
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Definitively, it's a pity Bourdieu isn't here anymore!
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-Selfreference can be distinguished between incomplete and complete. Incomplete selfreference is for instance: you wash your own hands. Complete selfreference is hardly possible: how can you e.g. wash your own self?
-Identity between the observer and the observed is artistic: e.g. to observe the flow of river from a bank; but you might be the flowing river itself! (which is hardly possible!).
-Thanks for your reaction/feedback!
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A link between self-reference and identity can be established through the interdependence of a "sense of continuity" and "continuous sense of self".
"Humans either consciously or unconsciously “make sense of a continuity” between their past, present, and future. This sense of continuity is central to the development of an understanding of oneself, others, and the surrounding environment....
....thus "there must also be 'a continuous sense of self' in the human mind that enables a person to be sure every morning that he or she is the same person who went to sleep last night. This aspect of self, referred to as 'the ecological self,' allows one to perceive oneself with respect to physical environment, and to say 'I am the person here in this place, engaged in this particular activity' "
"The continuous sense of self and the sense of continuity can be relatively referred to as pre-reflective and reflective self. The pre-reflective self (the self-body) is the immediate and mostly unconscious experiencer of life. By contrast, the reflective self (i.e., reflecting upon what one feels, believes, or wishes) is the internal observer of what is consciously and unconsciously experienced ...."
In sum, this interdependence of the continuous sense and the sense of continuity can (i.e. self-reference) be deemed as the developmental process of identity. Individual differences in the sense of continuity between past and present experiences are likely to be a reason for why individuals with the same ethnocultural identity can have have different self-reference.
Should you be interested in further explanations, articles below may meet your concern.
Kuldas, S. & Bulut, S. (2016). What Is Called Self in Educational Research and Practice? Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 38:4, 200-211.
Mead, G. H. (1913). The social self. The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods, 10, 374–380. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2012910
Trafimow, D., Triandis, H. C., & Goto, S. G. (1991). Some tests of the distinction between the private self and the collective self. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 649–655. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.60.5.649
Martin, J. (2004). The educational inadequacy of conceptions of self in educational psychology. Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 35, 185–208. doi:10.1007/BF02698849
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Migration, Acculturation and Consumer Behaviour
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I’m starting a research on the forms of resilience and reaction to Western culture and specifically the role of religious schemes in identity process of African migrants. The results will be ready in late summer.
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I need some background reading for Israel Palestine conflict, on the lines of identity crisis. Doing a comparative research for on Identity and Language issues Thank you.
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Hi There, I was actually involved in some research on this theme looking at identity formation within the context of the conflict on Twitter, I've some quite good sources available and the research may be of interest to you - do let me know if you have any questions and I'd be happy to help: https://arrow.dit.ie/icr/vol16/iss1/8/ We also got some media coverage for the paper, which may give a quick insight into our focus: Jerusalem Post: https://www.jpost.com/Blogs/Conflict-and-Technology/Portraying-Israeli-and-Palestinian-Identities-on-Twitter-565928 London School of Economics: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/2018/09/22/portraying-israeli-and-palestinian-identities-on-twitter/ Political Studies association: https://www.psa.ac.uk/insight-plus/blog/portraying-israeli-and-palestinian-identities-twitter
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Anybody doing research on Creative Identities? Any suggested articles I could consult?
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I think,
'Creative Identity' is a thing which is associated with creativity and the society. Someone who has creative identity, he must has two things, one is creativity which is also recognized as creativeness by the society. If society does not give any recognition of anybody's creativity, the 'creative Identity' will not developed!? Even, the development of an Identity is not only dependent on an individual one but also on societal context(culture, power structure, economics, politics, etc.). There are abound of examples around us that people may have creativity but they are being treated as the men of insane work. Here the power politics of social exclusion is very relevant.
Moreover, in capitalist economy and society there is a deep influence of institutionalization. Now a days creativity is being shaped by the institutional nature and institution gives a testimony of creativeness which has a 'cultural capital', this sort of capital helps to get an Identity too. Creativity is existing every where, some are recognized, some are not and some are ignored!
I just want to explain with an example:
Now I am working with the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) in Bangladesh. You know, this is the world's largest refugee and humanitarian crisis in recent time. Here, I found, many children are playing with their hand made toys. Now question is that, the boy or girl who is playing with hand made toys made by him/herself is creative? Definitely they are creative. Creativity always comes out from the human spirit whatever it is in emergency situation or in peaceful situation. But, when we will talk about 'creative identity' it becomes complicated with the connection of society.
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Are the formation of alters in the mind of a person living with DID formed only by an emotional phenomenon, or is there brain research which shows how separated ego states can form? What, if any, research is currently being conducted on this subject? 
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Thanks for your thinking Declan! This coalescence as a Psychological Factor is interesting because at that age research shows that the child's imagination and development are fluid and can trigger altered states in a Default Mode Paradigm. Traumatic Stress has been linked to Default Mechanisms and Altered States. Simplifying a complex processs this may occur as as follows. Alters may form and solidify together to escape the present traumatic experience. After this Internal focus and consolidation alters may be created and controlled by an Executive/Directing Alter to interact with the External Reality. The blending of various escape personalities and the practicing mode may occur with repeated traumatic triggers and becomes automatic, controlled and learned much as actors learn and look natural in their roles. Hypnotic effects may trigger default modes in actors to make them feel and believe that they are the person that they portray. The Default Mode has been linked to Altered States of Consciousness. Simply stated, The Default Mode Network (DMN) is made up of a Positive Mode and a Negative Mode. One Focuses on the External Environment the other on the Internal Thinking with much happening in Dreaming and Altered States of consciousness. The complex interplay is triggered repeatedly to form DID and related states. This is purely a Theoretical Hypothesis to try to get at the Possible Neuropsychological Mechanisms that may be involved in your excellent Coalescence description. Research on the Default Mode Network is growing fast in the areas of hypnosis, mindfulness, creativity and PTSD as well as many other areas and my portrayal is in development. Thanks Declan and Shirley for this interesting topic! Lewis
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I want to identify the species of unknown sequences (whole genome sequences) when I Blast them, I got results like Identity percentage of 99%, E-value: 0 but with a query coverage of 85-88%. What does the query coverage value indicate?
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Thank you.
But if I have a query coverage of 85-88% between my query sequence and the reference sequence, does it mean that are different species? Which should be a good cut-off value of the query coverage to conclude sequences are different?
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Hello,
Could you advise some nearest conferences that focus on identity formation and transition to adulthood issues?
Thank you in advance.
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I'd like to know your opinions on identifying fungal DNA sequences using the BLASTn with regards to Max Score, Total Score, Query Cover, E-value, and Identity match %? What are common shortcomings of these categories?
One mycorrhizal study I'm reading selected their results from percentages Query-Cover, and Identity that equaled or surpassed 80%. Do these values follow the literature's general consensus (if there is one) on the matter?
Would thresholds differ (i.e., broaden or narrow) if the sequence best matched cryptic and/or uncultured taxa?
Thank you,
Gary
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Dear Gary
unfortunately I don't think there is a general consensus about the thresholds to apply to BLAST or other similarity searches. A filter on query coverage percentage and identity of at least 80% sounds reasonable as well as focusing on the hits with an evalue less than 0.05. In the end it depends on the kind of information you are looking for, the distance between your species and the others in the database, etc. So in the end you decide if you want to be very strict applying stricter filters because you want to find the strongest candidate or if you want to apply more relaxed filters. For instance, if you wanted to collect similar sequences in order to perform a phylogenetic analysis or a multi-alignment then you could decide to be more relaxed to get most of the sequences. On the other hand if you are looking for a candidate gene for a specific trait then you could be more strict.
I hope this information might be useful.
Kind regards
Riccardo
Bioinformatics data analyst at www.sequentiabiotech.com
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If I have the peptide sequence and uses the BASTp in the NCBI, five columns appear Max score, total score, Query cover, E value, Identity. How can I know if this peptide is unique to a the whole group of proteins or unique to a specific protein?
Many thanks
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Thanks Leandro for your help
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...so any advice would be appreciated.
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As Gunnar mentioned, there are many approaches to understanding identity. A few I could maybe add would be: Sheldon Stryker; Peter Burke; George Mead; Erving Goffman; and Charles Cooley.
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Public space is essential in the daily life of the homeless. Waldron (1991) underlines that the traditional complementarity between the use of private space and the use of public space, which works correctly for the domiciled, fails completely in the case of homeless people. In other words, homeless people do not only live public space like the rest of the “normal” people, rather they live in public space, having, by definition, no private space (homes) and no alternative but to be and live their lives in public. Hence, public space becomes a home, a place where homeless people tend to settle, more or less temporarily. It is a place where everyday life can be managed and a place where survival resources can be found. Private and public life cannot be separated: both are located in the public space. Walking through the streets of the city it is quite common to see marginalized people sitting or resting under the arcades, begging or wandering in general. In particular, in the course of my research into the use of the city spaces I have discovered a whole world belonging to homeless people with its own spaces, rhythms, times, relationships and survival strategies. Living on the streets forces the homeless to make choices continuously, as anyone would do in their daily life. However, it is not something done in a casual way; we can discern a strong rationality in the process, and such rationality is based on the reality of the individual’s situation. The reality of living on the street defines the choices of the homeless person and affects every moment of his day and his entire life. Could we say that urban public space forces the homeless to adopt particular behaviours? And so that a the urban space is not only the place where they spend most of their day, but it is also a mechanism which contributes towards shaping an homeless identity?
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Since 2015, and in cooperation with the Faculty of art of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), artistic activities has been offered to homeless men on this particular theme of: how I see my city, and how I live in it.
The workshops, span over 12 weeks and are organised by a professional artist. The men each have a cell phone or a camera and they walk throughout the city taking pictures and recording sounds that will be later used to elaborate a short video of 4-5 minutes. In the process, they visits museums or artists' studios to see what professional contemporary artists have produced on the subject.
This whole process brings a lot of change in their vision of the city and of their place in the city.
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Call for papers International Meeting of the International Council for Archaeozoology (Ankara, September 2-7 2018)
Session: Identifying and interpreting food taboos: a zooarchaeological approach
Organisers: Veronica Aniceti, Idoia Grau-Sologestoa, Mikolaj Lisowski (U. Sheffield), Marcos García-García (U. Granada), Silvia Valenzuela-Lamas (CSIC-IMF)
This session aims to highlight the important role of zooarchaeology in assessing the presence of dietary taboos in faunal assemblages, and interpreting their socio-cultural, religious, and economic significance. The session is open to all zooarchaeological studies dealing with dietary taboos in different geographical areas and periods, from prehistory to contemporary times.
This session aims to highlight the important role of zooarchaeology in assessing the presence of dietary taboos in faunal assemblages, and interpreting their socio-cultural, religious, and economic significance. The session is open to all zooarchaeological studies dealing with dietary taboos in different geographical areas and periods, from prehistory to contemporary times.
Despite the considerable amount of animal bones and teeth recovered from archaeological sites, this valuable material is not often used to determine identities in past societies. Nevertheless, animal remains are often associated with food consumption, an important cultural identifier. When humans recurrently eat a specific food, this becomes part of their cultural roots, whatever the origin of such consumption practices.
Equally, the prohibition of some food products can be associated with specific cultural backgrounds. In the literature, the avoidance of eating certain foods (beef, pork, fish, etc.) is commonly defined as ‘food taboo’. This definition, however, does not only refer to the avoidance of consuming specific animal species, but also to the rules on how animal products were processed.
Please submit paper abstracts visiting http://www.icaz2018ankara.com before the 30th March 2018.
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This looks like a terrific conference! I will distribute to colleagues and students. Good luck!~
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Dear scientists and Researcher,
Is it Lablab?????
The plant is a climber with characteristic leaflet pattern and inflorescence.
With regards
ASOK, BU
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Thank you very much
ASOK, BU
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My view of the World, my action and my "self" is determinated culturally. And - not aiming to be a "funkiller" - economically it is not intended to force the passion of "knowing oneself" to much. Personally i consider "myself" as problematic. I went to the doctor he told me the only way he could help me is via psychic diagnoses. Since i let the health insurance pay the teatment depression and posttraumatic stress as well as "identiy disorders" were diagnosed. Identity - Disorders definition is due to the suffering of the patient in this relation. Whitout suffering - no disorder. This is accorded to the humanistic tradition. But at least the whole thing did not work in my case. As i received an ADHS Diagnosis there is (a lot of ) progress. It was possible via a"private" Doctor. However - seems like a lot of "corruption" in the german health system. "If i only knew myself..." is not something for Mrs. "everybody".
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Dear Dibakar thank you for reply. Wisdom is historically and culturally a varying term. E.G. in ancient Indian writings there is no diference in the q
quality of "wisdom" aceived by a long time of servere meditation and the "wisdom" (we would say feeling) followed by using a psychotrophic substance.
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Hello,
I am new to this so bear with me please. (Also SPSS related) I am currently doing a 2x3 ANOVA. For my independent variable, I need to break down "Technical Identity" from 3 subscales (each with 4 items with 7point Likert scales) to a dichotome one. Therefore, I got two questions:
1. What can I do with the subscales, am I going to change them to dichotome all at once and then use it in my ANOVA somehow or do I first have to check for their reliability/validity and then create an index or something like that? I need to get those 3 subscales into one variable without changing their content if that makes sense.
2. If I'd like to differentiate the 7 point Likert scale into a dichotome one, what would you suggest? Being critical I'd go for 1,2,3,4 (disagree and neutral)= 0 and 5,6,7=1
Thank you.
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Hi,
Dein jetziges Vorgehen klingt aus meiner Sicht vielversprechend; mit der "2/3"-Schwelle sollten die drei Subskalen auch verschiedene Dimensionen abbilden dürfen, ohne dass die dichotome Output-Variable dadurch unbrauchbar wird! Voraussetzung ist natürlich, dass das Vorgehen mit dem Inhalt des theoretischen Konstrukts "Technical Identity" logisch kompatibel ist. (d.h. dass für einen hohen Wert nicht z.B. per Definition eine konsistent hohe Beantwortung der 3 Subskalen nötig ist)
For the English speaking colleagues:
Ben now made sum-indices for the three sub-scales of "technical identity" and checked them for internal consistency and intercorrelation. They correlate between 0.313 and 0.581. He now uses a binary output-variable based on dichotomised values of the three sub-scales (0/1 threshold for sub-scales: mean; 0/1 threshold for output-variable: 2/3 of sub-scale dummies = 1)
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Looking for someone working on Decommoditization of Agriculturey through Identity Preservations and Supply Chain Orchestration.
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English is generally the universal language for all business, science, etc. but on this occasion there is an excellent article for your question in Spanish I hope help you I send you the link
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Dissociative Identity disorder is significant. Can you throw light on this?
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Dissociative identity disorder (DID), also known as multiple personality disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. There is often trouble remembering certain events, beyond what would be explained by ordinary forgetfulness
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A rather cod question I realise, but I've revisited some texts on postnationalism - for a paper I'm tidying up - and it has got me wondering what people really think about this. Whether I'm missing something?! I'm thinking in particular in reference to Eliot's (1948) consideration of the tension between diversity and unity and the need for that tension to be held in constant fraught equilibrium. That is at least my perhaps rather condensed summation of the work.
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