Category Archives: Social Sciences & Humanities

Journals from Social Sciences & Humanities

Ownership or Taking Action: Which Is More Important for Happiness?

Author(s):Kohji Hayase, Mitsuhiro Ura ABSTRACT In two studies (2010 and 2011), more than 2000 respondents living in Japan were asked whether they gained more happiness from ownership or from taking action. In the 2010 study, many more individuals preferred taking … Continue reading

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The Relationship between Personality Traits and Stress Levels in Children

Author(s):Jéssica Elandra Bedin, Mariane Luiza Mattjie, Vinícius Renato Thomé Ferreira, Denice Bortolin Baseggio ABSTRACT This study assessed the relationship between the personality traits and stress levels in children. The Scale of Children Personality Traits and the Scale of Infant Stress … Continue reading

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The World-System of Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Phases of Venus and Mercury

Author(s):Flavia Marcacci ABSTRACT The Jesuit astronomer Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598-1671) proposed an original astronomical system as an intermediate solution between the Copernican and the Ptolemaic systems. Many scholars describe his system as “geocentric”, and so does Riccioli. He uses the … Continue reading

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Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Cancer: What Do They Really Need?

Author(s):Cécile Flahault, Etienne Seigneur, Valérie Laurence, Hélène Pacquement, Sébastien Monte ABSTRACT In a sample of parents who lost a child to cancer, we investigated their needs before and after their child’s death and how these needs were fulfilled. We met … Continue reading

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Effects of Aquatic Motor Activities on Early Childhood Cognitive and Motor Development

Author(s): Michal Nissim, Ronit Ram-Tsur, Michal Zion, Zemira Mevarech, Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan ABSTRACT While the mental and physical benefits of motor activity are well documented, the degree to which these benefits are dependent upon the environment within which the activity … Continue reading

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Hands-On Russian Culture Lessons

Author(s): Ksenia S. Zhbanova, Audrey C. Rule, Michelle L. Tichy ABSTRACT The global diverse society necessitates that teachers develop cultural competency and use authentic resources for teaching. This article presents classroom-tested materials for teaching elementary students about aspects of Russian … Continue reading

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The Significance of the Earliest Beads

Author(s): Robert G. Bednarik ABSTRACT This paper attempts to explore beyond the predictable and banal archaeological explanations relating to early beads and pendants. It recounts replication experiments to establish aspects of technology so as to better understand what can be … Continue reading

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How Does the Change of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Affect Transportation Productivity? A Case Study of the US Transportation Sector from 2002 to 2011

Author(s):Jaesung Choi, David C. Roberts ABSTRACT A variety of research fields has analyzed actual productivity change from environmental pollution through the Malmquist environmental productivity index, but to our best knowledge, no research has thus far been conducted in the transportation … Continue reading

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The Beginnings of Maritime Travel

Author(s): Robert G. Bednarik ABSTRACT Navigation of the sea is shown to have commenced in the order of one million years ago. The earliest evidence for it appears to be that available from Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, but seafarers colonized also … Continue reading

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What Do Teachers Desire in Music Digital Textbook for Leaner-Centered Curriculum?

Author(s): Sahoon H. Kim ABSTRACT We are living in the 21st century that requires us to know how to integrate paper based curricula into interactive media. The purpose of the study is to provide exemplary cases that music teachers hope … Continue reading

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