Predisposed

Author: John R. Hibbing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136281223
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Buried in many people and operating largely outside the realm of conscious thought are forces inclining us toward liberal or conservative political convictions. Our biology predisposes us to see and understand the world in different ways, not always reason and the careful consideration of facts. These predispositions are in turn responsible for a significant portion of the political and ideological conflict that marks human history. With verve and wit, renowned social scientists John Hibbing, Kevin Smith, and John Alford—pioneers in the field of biopolitics—present overwhelming evidence that people differ politically not just because they grew up in different cultures or were presented with different information. Despite the oft-heard longing for consensus, unity, and peace, the universal rift between conservatives and liberals endures because people have diverse psychological, physiological, and genetic traits. These biological differences influence much of what makes people who they are, including their orientations to politics. Political disputes typically spring from the assumption that those who do not agree with us are shallow, misguided, uninformed, and ignorant. Predisposed suggests instead that political opponents simply experience, process, and respond to the world differently. It follows, then, that the key to getting along politically is not the ability of one side to persuade the other side to see the error of its ways but rather the ability of each side to see that the other is different, not just politically, but physically. Predisposed will change the way you think about politics and partisan conflict. As a bonus, the book includes a "Left/Right 20 Questions" game to test whether your predispositions lean liberal or conservative.

Predisposed

Author: John R. Hibbing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136281215
Format: PDF
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Buried in many people and operating largely outside the realm of conscious thought are forces inclining us toward liberal or conservative political convictions. Our biology predisposes us to see and understand the world in different ways, not always reason and the careful consideration of facts. These predispositions are in turn responsible for a significant portion of the political and ideological conflict that marks human history. With verve and wit, renowned social scientists John Hibbing, Kevin Smith, and John Alford—pioneers in the field of biopolitics—present overwhelming evidence that people differ politically not just because they grew up in different cultures or were presented with different information. Despite the oft-heard longing for consensus, unity, and peace, the universal rift between conservatives and liberals endures because people have diverse psychological, physiological, and genetic traits. These biological differences influence much of what makes people who they are, including their orientations to politics. Political disputes typically spring from the assumption that those who do not agree with us are shallow, misguided, uninformed, and ignorant. Predisposed suggests instead that political opponents simply experience, process, and respond to the world differently. It follows, then, that the key to getting along politically is not the ability of one side to persuade the other side to see the error of its ways but rather the ability of each side to see that the other is different, not just politically, but physically. Predisposed will change the way you think about politics and partisan conflict. As a bonus, the book includes a "Left/Right 20 Questions" game to test whether your predispositions lean liberal or conservative.

Predisposed

Author: John R. Hibbing
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ISBN: 9780415535878
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"Predisposed presents evidence that people differ politically not just because they grew up in different cultures or were presented with different information. All these factors certainly play their role but people also differ politically because they have diverse psychological, physiological and genetic traits. This biologically-based, physio-cognitive machinery influences much of what makes people who they are, including their personalities, preferences for occupation and leisure pursuits, tastes in art and music, strategies for child rearing and, yes, orientations to politics. In short, this machinery predisposes people to see and understand the world in different ways. These predispositions are in turn responsible for a significant portion of the political conflict that marks human history"--

Predisposed

Author: Robert Tansley
Publisher: Key Publishing House
ISBN: 9781926780016
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Predisposed is the story of a life not too uncommon but often denied. It is a story of struggle, challenge, oppression, and ultimately, healing. Margaret has a gift, a talent, hidden behind layers of complicated, unhealthy psychology. She is an artist, a gifted artist, her talent nurtured by the need to escape, disconnect from her violent, abusive life. Her talent takes her to the world of tattoos and this, almost by accident, nurtures her soul and begins a healing.

Silent Inheritance

Author: Susan Rex Ryan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780984572021
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The Ground-breaking Book on Depression and Your DNA Feel better! The new book Silent Inheritance explains - in easy-to-read language -the concept of inherited depression. Learn how to identify the symptoms of major depression. Discover how to unlock your depression-related DNA including MTHFR and MAO-A gene variants. Find out why methylation is important to your mental health. Understand how your environment can influence your DNA. Finally, award-winning author Susan Rex Ryan shares her story and how to overcome the stigma of depression.

Weathering as a Predisposing Factor to Slope Movements

Author: Domenico Calcaterra
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862392977
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This volume is intended to provide an up-to-date overview of the approaches, methodologies and techniques devoted to better understand-ing of the weathering conditions of rock masses on slopes. According to the local conditions, a variety of slope movements may take place and involve weathered rock masses. Shallow and rapid soil slips evolving to debris flows are probably the most common type of slope movement. At the same time, deep-seated, intermittent landslides can also affect large volumes of weathered rocks and soils. Despite the high frequency of landslides in weathered materials, and the damage and casualties they repeatedly cause, little is known about the relationship between weathering and slope move-ments. This book presents worldwide case studies, where a variety of geo-logical and geomorphological settings are discussed. The content is divided into three sections: the first is devoted to broad aspects of the weathering/landslide processes; the second and third sections include papers dealing with igneous/metamorphic and sedimentary weathered rocks, respec-tively.

Genetic Predisposition to Cancer 2Ed

Author: Ros Eng
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 144411428X
Format: PDF
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Over the last 20 years it has become increasingly apparent that the occurrence of many cancers can have an inherited basis. This book examines the principles underlying genetic predisposition to cancer and will be relevant to practising oncologists, geneticists and other professionals interested in this rapidly expanding field. Coverage is comprehensive, taking the reader from an introduction to genetic predisposition, through a discussion of the molecular biology and statistical techniques involved in the identification and characterisation of predisposition genes, to a consideration of heritable cancer syndromes, and encompasses both rare and common cancers. The text also features a discussion of cancer risk assessment, genetic counselling issues, genetic screening and cancer management options, and a consideration of the associated ethical and psychological issues. Building on the reputation of the previous edition, and to reflect the rapid advances in the field since its publication, the contents of the second edition have been thoroughly updated and include discussion of many newly identified cancer genes. In particular, the book features new chapters added on the biological basis of cancer predisposition, population-based studies of susceptibility, and evaluation of management strategies for individuals at increased cancer risk.

The Undisclosed Secrets of Life

Author: T.C. MORGAN
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499006055
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These readings are readings personified from an Author's personal experiences growing up in America. 30 Uniquely composed poems, to give the reader a portrayal of comprehensive picture of the realities of Life. From Discovery of Self, to Love and Affection, to Betrayal, and Deceit this book highlights all aspects of life, in a rhythmic form.Have you ever contemplated Suicide, felt Worthless, Hit rock bottom? This book is written to appeal to all walks of life, poets, philosophers, and students. " The Man who Conquers his Mind, Conquers the World". I wish you all, Wealth and Health!

Choosing White Collar Crime

Author: Neal Shover
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139445245
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For more than three decades, rational-choice theory has reigned as the dominant approach both for interpreting crime and as underpinning for crime-control programs. Although it has been applied to an array of street crimes, white-collar crime and those who commit it have thus far received less attention. Choosing White-Collar Crime is a systematic application of rational-choice theory to problems of explaining and controlling white-collar crime. It distinguishes ordinary and upperworld white-collar crime and presents reasons theoretically for believing that both have increased substantially in recent decades. Reasons for the increase include the growing supply of white-collar lure and non-credible oversight. Choosing White-Collar Crime also examines criminal decision making by white-collar criminals and their criminal careers. The book concludes with reasons for believing that problems of white-collar crime will continue unchecked in the increasingly global economy and calls for strengthened citizen movements to rein in the increases.

Gene targeted Pigs Predisposed to Colorectal Cancer

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This work describes the generation of a potential porcine model predisposed to colorectal cancer. Germline mutations in the adenomatous polyposis coli (apc) gene cause the inherited human CRC syndrome familial adenomatous polyposis coli (FAP), which manifests itself by colorectal adeno-carcinoma with early onset. Targeting constructs for the two most common germline mutations in the human apc gene of FAP patients at codon 1061 and 1309 were generated. The targeting vectors were based on a promotor-trap approach and designed with porcine apc sequences. Gene-targeted, heterozygous piglets with mutations at codon 1061 of the porcine apc gene were generated. These pigs represent the first porcine cancer model and the second porcine disease model. Additionally, the mutation in the apc gene is the third gene-targeted gene in the pig. Future work will reveal whether these pigs are predisposed to colorectal cancer and may therefore offer many advantages for research and clinic. The methods described herein should also enable the development of further livestock models of human diseases.