How does community context influence coalitions in the formation stage? a multiple case study based on the Community Coalition Action Theory
- Activity Fields and the Dynamics of Crime. Wikstr�m, Per-Olof; Ceccato, Vania; Hardie, Beth; Treiber, Kyle // Journal of Quantitative Criminology;Mar2010, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p55
Our current understanding of the role of the social environment in crime causation is at best rudimentary. Guided by the theoretical framework of Situational Action Theory, and using data from the ESRC financed Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+), this paper aims to...
- On credible coalitional deviations by prudent players. Bhattacharya, Anindya; Ziad, Abderrahmane // Social Choice & Welfare;Jul2012, Vol. 39 Issue 2/3, p537
In this paper we first explore the predictive power of the solution notion called conservative stable standard of behaviour (CSSB), introduced by Greenberg (The theory of social situations, ), in environments with farsighted players (as modelled in Xue, Econ Theory 11:603-627, ) as intuitively...
- Effects of Personal Values on Auditorâ€™s Ethical Decisions: A Comparison of Pakistani and Turkish Professional Auditors. Karacaer, Semra; Gohar, Raheel; Aygün, Mehmet; Sayin, Cem // Journal of Business Ethics;Aug2009, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p53
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of personal values on auditorâ€™s ethical decision-making in two countries, namely, Pakistan and Turkey. This study is the first that empirically addresses the role of values in the ethical decision-making processes of Pakistani and...
- Goal-directed systems and the good. Bedau, Mark // Monist;Jan92, Vol. 75 Issue 1, p34
Examines the ability of systems theories like cybernetics, to give efficient casual explanation of apparently goal-directed phenomena. Characteristics of goal-directed systems; Comparison between the goal-directed system and the biological system; Diagnoses of the equilibrium problem in the...
- Life-based teleology and the foundations of ethics. Binswanger, Harry // Monist;Jan92, Vol. 75 Issue 1, p84
Examines what `goal-directed action' is and what kinds of entities act goal-directedly. What self-generation is; Analysis of purposeful human action; Interpretation of whether vegetative actions are goal-directed, or in any sense teleological.
- Actions, adjuncts, and agency. Pietroski, Paul M. // Mind;Jan98, Vol. 107 Issue 425, p73
Presents information on an event analysis of action sentences, with reference to views on how to count actions. Information on a proposal for event sortals; Views on paradigmatic actions; Discussion on the relation of thematic roles to grammatical categories.
- Does goal setting work in real life? Grove, J. Robert; Buckworth, Janet // Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology;Mar1996, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p94
Presents a summary of a study on the effects of goal-setting interventions on selected basketball skills, by A. Swain and G. Jones (1995). Further reference in the `Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport,' Volume 66.
- Introduction to the thematic issue: new methods and emerging paradigms in vocational psychology. Schultheiss, Donna // International Journal for Educational & Vocational Guidance;Sep2007, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p145
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one by R. A. Young, L. Valach, and A. Collin on action theory conceptualization and another by M. McMahon and M. B. Watson on modern era research.
- Grasping Objects by Their Handles: A Necessary Interaction Between Cognition and Action. Creem, Sarah H.; Proffitt, Dennis R. // Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception & Performan;Feb2001, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p218
Reports on research that has illustrated dissociations between cognitive and action systems, suggesting that different representations may underlie phenomenal experience and visuomotor behavior. Interaction necessary when semantic processing of an object is required for an appropriate action.