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How Imitation Boosts Development

Author : Jacqueline Nadel
ISBN : 9780198704003
Genre : Medical
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In this book, a leading development psychologist explores the topic of imitation—looking at why we imitate and the possible benefits it might bring—in particular to those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Category: Medical

How Imitation Boosts Development

Author : Jacqueline Nadel
ISBN : 9780191008993
Genre : Psychology
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It was Plato who famously stated that 'imitation is dangerous because it stifles creativity, hampers the development of personal identity and disrupts the perception of other people as unique beings'. There are some who still feel this way, and perhaps this explains why imitation has received less attention within the developmental literature than other human characteristics. So why are humans able to imitate - from the very second they enter the world? Can it have positive effects? Can it help us interact with others better? Can it even make us feel better about ourselves and our ability to influence and interact with the world around us? In this book, a leading development psychologist explores the topic of imitation - looking at why we imitate and the possible benefits it might bring - in particular to those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. The book offers fascinating insights into an often neglected topic.
Category: Psychology

Technological Diffusion Through Trade And Imitation

Author : Michelle P. Connolly
ISBN : UOM:35128001998531
Genre : Developing countries
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"An endogenous growth model is developed demonstrating both static and dynamic gains from trade for developing nations due to the beneficial effects of trade on imitation and technological diffusion. The concept of learning-to-learn in both imitative and innovative processes is incorporated into a quality ladder model with North-South trade. Domestic technological progress occurs via innovation or imitation, while growth is driven by technological advances in the quality of domestically available inputs, regardless of country of origin. In the absence of trade, Southern imitation of Northern technology leads to asymptotic conditional convergence between the two countries, demonstrating the positive effect of imitation on Southern growth. Free trade generally results in a positive feedback effect between Southern imitation and Northern innovation yielding a higher common steady-state growth rate. Immediate conditional convergence occurs. Thus, trade in this model confers dynamic as well as static benefits to the less developed South, even when specializing in imitative processes"--Federal Reserve Bank of New York web site.
Category: Developing countries

Transforming The Development Landscape

Author : Lael Brainard
ISBN : UCSC:32106018898186
Genre : Business & Economics
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Private sector activity is crucial for development. It shapes the investment climate, mobilizes innovation and financing in areas such as global health, and can either cause or mitigate social and environmental harm. Yet so far, the international development debate has not focused on the role of the private sector. This volume--written by members of the private sector, philanthropic organizations, and academia--investigates ways to galvanize the private sector in the fight against global poverty. Using a bottom-up approach, they describe how the private sector affects growth and poverty alleviation. They also review the impediments to private capital investment, and discuss various approaches to risk mitigation, including public sector enhancements, and identify some specific new plans for financing development in neglected markets, including an equity-based model for financing small-to-medium-sized enterprises. From the top-down, the authors look at the social and environmental impact of private sector activities, investigate public-private partnerships, explore new perspectives on the role of multinationals, and discuss an in-depth case study of these issues as they relate to global public health. In addition to providing a broad overview of the current issues, this forward-looking volume assesses the action-oriented initiatives that already exist, and provides templates and suggestions for new initiatives and partnerships. Contributors include David DeFerranti (Brookings Institution), Timothy Freundlich (Calvert Social Investment Foundation), Ross Levine (World Bank), Sylvia Mathews (Gates Foundation), Jane Nelson (Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government), Alan Patricof (APAX Partners), Warrick Smith (World Bank), and Julie Sunderland (APAX Partners).
Category: Business & Economics

Education And Knowledge

Author : Unesco. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173000621829
Genre : Economic development
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Take Your Service To Maximum

Author : Chris Ekpekurede
ISBN : 9781625166036
Genre : Self-Help
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Whoever you are, whatever you do, I wager that you are a service provider. To maximise your service, it is necessary to draw your attention to strategies that can lift your performance and productivity. This book covers the essentials of error mitigation and how to grow, preserve, and package your brand. It provides solutions for recovering from service failure and establishing sound business ethics. It also outlines strategies for rewarding performance, getting feedback, and communicating your message to an audience. Finally, the book treats you to how you can manage success for continuous growth. There is something fresh for everyone. It is a SERVICE reference manual! About the Author: A professional civil engineer in Nigeria, Chris Ekpekurede is a well-received public speaker and motivator. He was chief engineer in a subsidiary of the Royal Volker Stevin of Holland, and the head of corporate civil engineering for the Shell Petroleum Development Company. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers, and the Institute of Human and Natural Resources. Married, with two daughters, he is an expert in church projects and has laboured in this capacity as a volunteer for more than twenty years. He believes that life is for service and this is without exception to anyone. The author of Getting to Maximum, his next book is in the offing, Managing Church Building Projects. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/ChrisEkpekurede
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Human Development

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ISBN : UOM:39015006581840
Genre : Aging
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Category: Aging

Developmental Psychology

Author : David Reed Shaffer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009683074
Genre : Adolescent psychology
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Intended for courses in child and adolescent development found in departments of psychology, educational psychology, home economics/family studies and nursing, the third edition of this text has been revised. It retains the original elements while citing new research and updating all references. The book is a portrayal of developmental psychology that takes applications seriously and shows how basic research has helped us to understand, and in many cases, to solve, a variety of real-world problems. The author has organized the book with the goals of helping students to understand that human development is a complex process that grows from the interactions of a changing person in a changing world, and that the knowledge gained from theoretically inspired empirical research has many real-life applications that will serve them in their roles as parents, teachers, nurses, day care-workers, pediatricians, or psychologists.
Category: Adolescent psychology

Play As Development

Author : Annie Louise Butler
ISBN : UOM:39015002506569
Genre : Psychology
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Category: Psychology

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ISBN : 0879675837
Genre : Child development
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Category: Child development

Grassroots Development

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017811115
Genre : Community development
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Category: Community development