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a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure

a detailed analysis of a person or group from a social or psychological or medical point of view

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Focussing mainly on case examples that explore massive projects in social engineering directed by those who have claimed to be inspired by leftist political philosophies, James Scott argues that these exercises in bureaucratic hubris share a common commitment to tenets of what he terms "high modernist" ideology.
Cognitive flexibility theory offers a number of prescriptions to combat this phenomenon, including using multiple knowledge representations (such as analogies, case examples, or lines of argument); explicitly linking abstract concepts to case examples; stressing the interrelated and web-like nature of knowledge (rather than compartmentalizing it); introducing complexity early in small, cognitively manageable units; and promoting knowledge assembly from various previously learned knowledge components (rather than stressing the intact recall of previously memorized information).
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Each tradition is described and a case example that illustrates working with students of these traditions is provided.
Information about TWA and a case example are provided to assist counselors in understanding how TWA can be applied to retirement career counseling.
Educating students, through discussion and case example, to dispel the common stereotypes and myths regarding gay and lesbian individuals.
Thirteen chapters are: introduction; sleep and its regulation; behavioral regulation of sleep; other sleep disorders; the impact of comorbid disorders on sleep and insomnia; assessment of insomnia; behavioral components of CBT-I, part I; behavioral components of CBT-I, part II; addressing sleep-related cognitions; case conceptualization and treatment planning; case example 1; case example 2; general delivery issues.
calls for renewed discourse on breastfeeding as a case example of controversies in health policy and practice.
A specific treatment approach using this orientation is outlined and a case example is presented.
A clinical case example is used to illustrate the application of these concepts to the therapeutic approach which is called transitional psychotherapy.
A composite case example follows and demonstrates various aspects of the storied approach.
Each chapter examines the gender and cultural issues that are relevant to the population and model it describes, and includes a case example.
A detailed case example that includes verbatim dialogue between therapist and client illustrates the 18-step REBT treatment sequence.