Social Research. Summer, 2019, Vol. 86 Issue 2, p449, 28 p.
Company personnel management, High technology industry -- Human resource management, High technology industry -- Ethical aspects, High technology industry -- Industry forecasts, Business ethics -- Methods, and Silicon Valley -- Social aspects
Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity, 2018, 4, 4, 1.
creativity, business, education, training, professional development, creative thinking, theories, arts, arts-based methods, and innovation
Creativity has become one of the most sought-after skills from graduates across business and industry. It is therefore imperative to infuse creativity training within business programs of study and professional development experiences, to remind people of their eternally curious and creative nature. The objective of this paper is to explore the literature around theories of creative potential and performance—including creative identity, creative mindset, and creative self-efficacy. We consider perspectives that reveal that creativity is a mindset predicated on beliefs and ways of thinking. Educational psychology literature and theories of creative self-belief illustrate how creative identity, mindset, and self-efficacy form the core of an individual’s belief system to think, act, and develop creatively in the world. This connects to the potential of arts-based methods as a means to infuse creative learning into business education. We illustrate how our findings can be put into practice by sharing an example of an art-based intervention that is currently in progress to develop creative capacity among students in an internationally known business program. We conclude with the idea that its incumbent upon business education, professional development, and training to incorporate methodologies that enhance creative capacity by initially eliminating or minimizing self-perceived limitations in people, such as fear, negative personal judgement, and chattering of the mind—and theories of creative self-belief provide a foundation that can undergird arts-based methods toward this goal.
Malkawi, Salaheddin, Al-Nimr, Moh'd, and Azizi, Danah
Energy, 2017, 127, C, 680.
Multi-criteria decision analysis, Energy planning, Renewable energy, Nuclear energy, Oil shale, and Conventional resources
In this study Jordan's energy options were evaluated and ranked with respect to several criteria clusters including financial, technical, environmental, ecological, social, and risk assessment. The Analytical Hierarchy Process; a multi-criteria decision-making analysis, was selected to evaluate the electricity generation options for Jordan. Energy options covered in the analysis include both conventional and renewable sources. Conventional sources evaluated include Oil and Natural Gas. Renewable sources covered wind, biomass, Photovoltaic and concentrated solar systems. The study also investigated generation from nuclear energy and direct combustion of oil shale as well as demand side savings from energy efficiency measures as a resource. Results indicate that to date; conventional fuels remain Jordan's most feasible options from a technical and financial perspective. Nonetheless diversification is essential to promoting energy security as well as environmental welfare. Results indicate that Jordan's best diversification options are nuclear, oil shale, biomass, and wind energy.
Recently, a great amount of attention --both scholarly and popular--has been focused on implementing design thinking in schools (Norton Hathaway, 2015). A recent piece in The Atlantic, for example, notes [...]
Al-Shamary, Danah S., Al-Alshaikh, Monirah A., Kheder, Nabila Abdelshafy, Mabkhot, Yahia Nasser, and Badshah, Syed Lal
Chemistry Central Journal. May 31, 2017, Vol. 11 Issue 1
Organic compounds -- Research, Cancer -- Care and treatment, and Cancer -- Research
Author(s): Danah S. Al-Shamary[sup.1], Monirah A. Al-Alshaikh[sup.1], Nabila Abdelshafy Kheder[sup.2,3], Yahia Nasser Mabkhot[sup.4] and Syed Lal Badshah[sup.5] Background The quinazoline moiety containing compounds is of considerable medicinal importance because of [...] Background The quinazoline are an important class of medicinal compounds that possess a number of biological activities like anticancer, anticonvulsant and antioxidant etc. Results We evaluated the previously synthesized quinazoline derivatives 1-3 for their anticancer activities against three cancer cell lines (HepG2, MCF-7, and HCT-116). Among the tested compounds, quinazolines 1 and 3 were found to be more potent than the standard drug Vinblastine against HepG2 and MCF-7 cell lines. All the tested compounds had less antioxidant activity and did not exhibit any anticonvulsant activity. Also, molecular docking studies were performed to get an insight into the binding modes of the compounds with human cyclin-dependent kinase 2, butyrylcholinesterase enzyme, human gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor. These compounds showed better docking properties with the CDK2 as compared to the other two enzymes. Conclusions The overall study showed that thioxoquinazolines are suitable antitumor agents and they should be explored for other biological activities. Modification in the available lot of quinazoline and synthesis of its novel derivatives is essential to explore the potential of this class of compounds. The increase in the threat and with the emergence of drug resistance, it is important to explore and develop more efficacious drugs. Keywords: Thioxoquinazolin-4(3H)-one, Anticancer activity, Antioxidant activity, Anticonvulsant activity, Molecular docking
International Journal of Public Health, 2015, 60, 2, 267.
Adolescents, Violent video games, Clans, MMOGs, and Violent behavior
Clan membership is neither associated with lower rates of externalizing behaviors for youth, nor does it affect the likelihood of reporting externalizing behaviors among male players. There is some suggestion that clan membership may attenuate the concurrent association between in-game violent content and some externalizing behaviors for females. Copyright Swiss School of Public Health 2015
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2013, 64, 5, 981.
When information practices are understood to be shaped by social context, privilege and marginalization alternately affect not only access to, but also use of information resources. In the context of information, privilege, and community, politics of marginalization drive stigmatized groups to develop collective norms for locating, sharing, and hiding information. In this paper, we investigate the information practices of a subcultural community whose activities are both stigmatized and of uncertain legal status: the extreme body modification community. We use the construct of information poverty to analyze the experiences of 18 people who had obtained, were interested in obtaining, or had performed extreme body modification procedures. With a holistic understanding of how members of this community use information, we complicate information poverty by working through concepts of stigma and community norms. Our research contributes to human information behavior scholarship on marginalized groups and to Internet studies research on how communities negotiate collective norms of information sharing online.