Materials for an explorator y theory of the
This article aims at proposing some elements for a grounded theor y of the
network society. The network society is the social structure characteristic of the
Information Age, as tentatively identi ed by empirical, cross-cultural investigation. It permeates most societies in the world, in various cultural and institutional manifestations, as the industrial society characterized the social structure
of both capitalism and statism for most of the twentieth centur y.
Social structures are organized around relationships of production/consumption, power, and experience, whose spatio–temporal con gurations constitute
cultures. They are enacted, reproduced, and ultimately transformed by social
actors, rooted in the social structure, yet freely engaging in con ictive social practices, with unpredictable outcomes. A fundamental feature of social structure in
the Information Age is its reliance on networks as the key feature of social morphology. While networks are old forms of social organization, they are now
empowered by new information/communication technologies, so that they
become able to cope at the same time with exible decentralization, and with
focused decision-making. The article examines the speci c interaction between
network morphology and relationships of...
Networks are everywhere. The brain is a sophisticated neural network connected by axons. Society, too, are networks connected by family, friends and professional ties. On a larger scale food webs can be represented as a network of species. Networks have even diffused through our technology such as the World Wide Web where routers and web pages are all interconnected. Even the language we speak today is a network of words connected by syntactic associations. Networks are everywhere.
Yet despite the importance and frequency of such complex networks, little is understood of their properties and structure. How do viruses diffuse so rapidly in communication systems? How do some networks continue to function even after a vast majority of their nodes have failed? Is it possible that everyone is connected by six handshakes?
For much of the last century, scientists treated all complex networks as being completely random. This theory had its roots in the work of two mathematicians, Paul Erdos and Alfred Renyi. Their work suggested that systems such as communications could be effectively modelled by connecting nodes with randomly placed links. Their simple approach revitalised graph theory and led to the emergence of the field of random networks.
An important prediction of...
...JOURNAL ENTRY: WEEK 2
Explain the insights you gained from reflecting on your personal attitudes, beliefs, biases, behavior, and world view and how these factors might impact your delivery of counseling techniques.
The two cultural diversity assessments that I took were Cultural Diversity Self-Assessment (score 138) and Cultural Competence Self-assessment checklist (score 93). By taking both assessments I realized the importance of self-evaluation. Being able to reflect on my own personal progress and development, I will be able to recognize areas in which I have improved as well as areas in which I need improvement. I would begin this progress by comparing a then and now technique as my way of observing my own growth.
In this week’s readings and discussion, I have learned so much about a client’s personal values, beliefs, and world view. Working as a Mental Health Counselor, I’m sure there will be many challenges as well as responsibilities. In week two, I expressed what might be a concern/challenge when working with a client that does not accept accountability. However, being that “I demonstrate and model my values in action with my personal and work behaviors, decision making, contribution, and interpersonal interaction it is my responsibility as a mental health counselor to respect client dignity and promote client welfare. It would be in my best interest, to help my clients to understand that values are made up of everything in their lives...
Individual Counseling Theory Techniques
Adlerian, Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy are three major
theories that are used extensively in the counseling world. Some counselors use each
as a single treatment approach while others chose to blend things from two or more
together. The theory or approach that is chosen by a counselor must be one that they
are knowledgeable in and feel comfortable with. It’s also important to remember that
not every approach will fit every client.
Adlerian Theory sometimes referred to as Individual Psychology was developed
by Alfred Adler. Adler stressed a positive view of human nature. He believed that
everyone can control their fate through analyzing their lifestyle and helping others. One
of the key concepts of Adlerian Therapy is that “objective reality is less important than
how we interpret reality and the meanings we attach to what we experience.” (Quinn,
2011) Adlerian Theory suggests that behavior is purposeful and goal-oriented and that
the “life goal” unifies the personality. (Quinn, 2011) Genetics and heredity are not as
important as what we chose to do with the limitations and abilities that we possess.
(Quinn, 2011) Adler offered a “value-oriented...
...Information theory is a branch of applied mathematics and electrical engineering involving the quantification of information. Information theory was developed by Claude E. Shannon to find fundamental limits on signal processing operations such as compressing data and on reliably storing and communicating data. Since its inception it has broadened to find applications in many other areas, including statistical inference, natural language processing, cryptography generally, networks other than communication networks — as in neurobiology, the evolution and function of molecular codes, model selection in ecology, thermal physics, quantum computing, plagiarism detection and other forms of data analysis. A key measure of information is known as entropy, which is usually expressed by the average number of bits needed to store or communicate one symbol in a message. Entropy quantifies the uncertainty involved in predicting the value of a random variable. For example, specifying the outcome of a fair coin flip (two equally likely outcomes) provides less information (lower entropy) than specifying the outcome from a roll of a die (six equally likely outcomes).
Hearst Tower (New York City) The six-story base of the headquarters building was commissioned by the founder, William Randolph Hearst and awarded to the architect Joseph Urban. The building was completed in 1928 at a cost of $2 million and contained 40,000 square feet...
...2. A medium-sized engineering firm has three separate engineering offices. In each office, a local LAN supports all the engineers in that office. Due to the requirement for collaboration among the offices, all the computers should be able to view and update the data from any of the three offices. In other words, the data storage server within each LAN should be accessible to all computers, no matter where they are located. Draw a network diagram that will support this configuration.
I would recommend them to get a contract from a hosting company that can suffice all their needs. There are lots of web hosts that support companies for sales system; they even give additional functionalities for a reasonable price. Online threats are emerging nowadays, it is not safe to host a system yourself especially if you’re company is still new and needs more experience. Most hosting...
...FACULTY OF MEDIA, INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
NETWORK ENGINEERING 511
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...1.1 Key principles of relationship theories - Stage theories in general describe how we go through distinct stages as we develop. Thus, rather than gradually changing, we typically make sudden shifts to different plateaus of perception and behaviour.
Relationships go through a series of stages as they mature. Levinger's model has ABCDE stages.
A = Acquaintance/attraction. We meet other people and feel an initial attraction, often based on physical beauty and similarity.
B = Build-up. We become increasingly interdependent as we reveal more and more about our private selves. We get irritated by one another, but the more pleasant aspects may well keep the relationship going.
C = Continuation/consolidation. Longer-term commitments are made, such as marriage. The partnership enters what may be a life-long stable relationship.
D = Deterioration. Many relationships decay, due to several factors. These include relative effort, rewards, barriers to exit (such as marriage and social obligation) and the availability of alternatives.
E = Ending. The relationship ends when partners agree to separate or one leaves.
1.2 Enhancements of health and social care practice – is for the benefit of people who use the service and staff to build and sustain positive relationships. When people understand the stage of the relationships they are in they can act according to what they want. If a person wants to sustain them, he or she would act to prevent...