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Toward Comprehension: Improving Informed Consent In Behavioral Genetic Research, Zachary Robert Batchelder Jan 2016

Toward Comprehension: Improving Informed Consent In Behavioral Genetic Research, Zachary Robert Batchelder

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This applied experimental study examined components of informed consent documents created to enhance awareness, retention, and recall of information. It was conducted as an online study of 216 research pool participants who were considering participation in a behavioral genetic study. Following completion of the IPIP-NEO personality measure, posed as a screening procedure for participation in a study of genetic influences on personality, participants were randomly assigned to one of eight conditions (27 per condition). They were presented with one of eight experimenter-constructed informed consents with requested potential participation, during the following week, in a genetic study that involved donation of ...


Ethics Of Food Resource Consumption, Carolina Bermudez, Jake Behrens, Sai Marripudi Jan 2016

Ethics Of Food Resource Consumption, Carolina Bermudez, Jake Behrens, Sai Marripudi

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Food waste is a global-scale issue that can no longer be ignored. Misuse of resources has caused large amounts of food waste in the past that results in a waste of resources such as fossil fuels, water, land, and produces excess greenhouse gasses in the process. Alternatives exist for reuse and recapturing of the potential trapped within our wasted food resources. Processes such as composting, biogas, chemical conversion, animal feed production, and other recycling efforts can be implemented in areas where reducing food waste seems to be difficult. Increasing industrial efficiency may also reduce waste. New and emerging control technologies ...


Integral Agriculture: Taking Seriously The Mindset Of The Farmer, The Interiority Of The Beings On The Farm, And A Metaphysics That Connects Them, Travis E. B. Cox Jan 2014

Integral Agriculture: Taking Seriously The Mindset Of The Farmer, The Interiority Of The Beings On The Farm, And A Metaphysics That Connects Them, Travis E. B. Cox

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

With the steady increase in the market share of organic food over the last 30 years, some farmers have switched from "conventional" to "sustainable" agricultural practices in order to capitalize on those new markets. Are the practices the only things that need to change?

Building off of Warwick Fox's conception of "transpersonal ecology," transpersonal agroecology (TPAE) is the name given to a proposed alternative mindset of the farmer derived from various alternative agricultural theorists of the last 100 years. These writers oppose the scientism and economism that typify industrial agriculture, subscribe to the notion that experiences of "identification" between ...


An Analysis Of The Philosophy Of International Agricultural And Extension Education: A Post-Positivist Approach , Stephen Michael Campbell Jan 1994

An Analysis Of The Philosophy Of International Agricultural And Extension Education: A Post-Positivist Approach , Stephen Michael Campbell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to articulate a post-positivist philosophy of international agricultural and extension education. The study was phenomenological, in that it tried to discover and describe the essence of international agricultural and extension education. In doing so, it articulated a philosophy which was both evolutionary and non-exclusionary as regards social divisions such as race, class, and gender;A multi-faceted, qualitative methodology was used. The study first examined the historical and philosophical views of traditional agricultural education. A philosophy was then outlined. Next, the history and present status of the philosophy of general education was examined. This included ...


Indigenous Knowledge And Its Implication For Agricultural Development And Agricultural Education: A Case Study Of The Vedic Tradition In Nepal , Anthony B. J. Willett Jan 1993

Indigenous Knowledge And Its Implication For Agricultural Development And Agricultural Education: A Case Study Of The Vedic Tradition In Nepal , Anthony B. J. Willett

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation is about the meaning and relevance, in today's world, of indigenous knowledge, and particularly the traditional cosmologies and sacred beliefs that underly this knowledge. The case of Vedic knowledge in Nepal is studied to illustrate traditional agriculture within a cosmological framework and to provide an holistic, indigenous perspective on development with emphasis on sustainable, indigenous approaches to agriculture and related sectors in Nepal. Indigenous knowledge is defined from an indigenous perspective and an alternative, emic approach to understanding the role of indigenous knowledge in development and the synthesis of modern and indigenous knowledge systems is proposed. Implications ...


Moral Hazard And Gatt Article Xviii(B), Hartley Furtan Jun 1992

Moral Hazard And Gatt Article Xviii(B), Hartley Furtan

GATT Research Papers

Article XVIII(B) of the GATT code allows developing countries to use tariffs to reduce imports when their balance-of-payments problems result in a low foreign currency reserve. While the intent of this GATT provision is sound, it has led to moral hazard problems. This chapter reviews the history and safeguards of Article XVIII(B0 and identifies some of its specific moral hazard problems. A model addressing these problems is then presented, and alternative policies are suggested to reform the Article.