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Chapter One - Principles of the Group-Analytic Group: Towards a Meta-Theory

Anastassios Koukis Karnac Books ePub


The establishment of group-analytic group therapy on the principles of a meta-theory and epistemology, implying a coherent theory that is differentiated from the principles on which psychoanalysis is based, has constituted a major quest in group analysis and psychotherapy since the era of Bion (1946, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1970, 1992), Foulkes (1948, 1964, 1990), and Foulkes and Anthony (1957), to whom we owe the first attempts in this regard. The reason is obvious. Whereas, on the one hand, the theoretical and epistemological approach to clinical experience frequently alludes to some distancing from the latter, on the other hand—as is obvious particularly in an age characterised by rapid advances in science and knowledge—clinical experience cannot be utilised effectively in treatment unless it is founded on a credible epistemological paradigm (Lo Verso, 1996). In this chapter, an attempt is made to indicate the direction our thinking should take in the search for principles on which to build a meta-theory of group analysis. And, paradoxical though this may sound, it does not seem to be heading in the direction of contemporary postmodern group-analytic thought, but, rather, towards the thinking of Bion, Foulkes, and even Freud (1900a, 1912–1913, 1914c, 1915e, 1921c, 1930a, 1937c), many of whose valuable writings remain unutilised. In other words, we are heading towards a positive re-engagement of psychoanalysis, and even of group analysis, as established by Foulkes. This re-engagement, in correlation with the re-evaluation and re-establishment of the main axes of the paternal function as expressed in psychoanalysis and particularly in group analysis, which will be the theme of the second chapter of this book, constitute, in our view, the two major cornerstones on the basis of which an epistemological group-analytic paradigm could begin to be constructed.

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Alex & Gardênia Robinson Footprint Travel Guides PDF
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Object Pose Dataset using Discriminatively Trained Deformable Part Models

Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis Joan Lu, Fernando G. Tinetti, Jane You, George Jandieri, Gerald Schaefer, and Ashu M.G. Solo CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. IP, Comp. Vision, and Pattern Recognition | IPCV'14 |


Object Pose Dataset using Discriminatively Trained

Deformable Part Models

Jinho Kim1, Yu Xiang2, and Silvio Savarese3

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,

Daejeon, Korea


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI, USA


Computer Science Department, Stanford University

Stanford, CA, USA


Abstract - Over the last couple of years computer vision has grown. While the old problem used to be object detection, we are now faced with the challenge of correctly estimating the pose of the objects. Thus in order to test algorithms for pose estimation it is important to use good datasets for training data. However the object datasets we have today are mainly for object detection. Therefore we do not have many sufficient datasets suitable for testing pose estimation algorithms. In this paper we use deformable part models and latent SVM to propose a dataset that we hope can become a good dataset for testing pose estimation algorithms.

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CHAPTER THREE: The potential space and indirect communication in educational psychotherapy

Helen High Karnac Books ePub

Helen High

In his book Playing and Reality Winnicott put forward the idea that “psychotherapy takes place in the overlap of two areas of playing, that of the patient and that of the therapist. Psychotherapy has to do with two people playing together” (Winnicott, 1971a). He linked play with his concept of the transitional object, or a baby’s “first not-me possession”. The “transitional object” was the name Winnicott gave to

The object to which a baby, at a certain stage of development, becomes especially attached, usually a soft object such as a cuddly toy or a bit of blanket or cloth. At this stage the infant often turns to this object, rather than part of its own body such as the thumb, as a means of self-soothing or comfort, at the time of going to sleep or when distressed.

He also described the transitional object as, “a symbol of the union of the baby and mother at the time they are becoming separate in the baby’s mind”. He suggested that, at times, play involves a special kind of reality that is different from both external and internal reality. In considering this Winnicott posed the question. “If play is neither inside nor outside, where is it?” His answer to his own question was that, as the baby and mother start to become separate in the baby’s mind, a potential space arises between them in which play, language, a world of shared imagination, and communication through symbols can develop. He put forward the theory that cultural experience is a derivative of play, and, like play, takes place in a potential space between people. A work of art considered from this point of view is, like children’s play, neither internal nor external reality, communicates through symbols and has a special kind of reality that is different from both external and internal reality.

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16. A Soviet view of group therapy: discussion of a paper by N. V. Ivanov (1966)

Foulkes, S.H. Karnac Books ePub

Ivanov was then Chief in the Department of Psychiatry at the S. M. Kirov Institute of Medicine at Gorky. His article focused on the orientation of group therapy in the Soviet Union, and its differences from the West. Some extracts from his paper are reprinted:

Under the socialist system the most important aspects of the social development of the personality are provided for by the government, and the clinician has no reason to substitute general social problems for clinical ones. The principal objectives of group psychotherapy abroad—the establishment of more harmonious relationships among human beings—are achieved in our country by our society’s organizations, and the fact that a man participates in a collective during all periods of his life.… The methods of Soviet psychotherapy have been developed in the direction of adding depth to the directly, clinical objectives of alleviating or completely eliminating morbid phenomena, of returning the patient as rapidly as possible to his primary activity in society as a member of a production team.

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Chapter 12. The Polonaise

Meredith Little Indiana University Press ePub

BWV 817

The passion and fierce nationalism of Chopin’s sixteen polonaises have colored our perception of this type of music ever since the early nineteenth century, when they began to be composed. However, Polish dances appeared in European music at least two hundred years earlier, attested to by pieces entitled “polnischer Tanz” and “polacca” in several late sixteenth-century keyboard tablatures. In the seventeenth century the French term “polonaise” came to designate pieces which embodied some aspects of “Polish style” or which were reminiscent of authentic Polish music; most of these pieces were by composers living outside of Poland. By the eighteenth century numerous polonaises were composed as instrumental pieces characterized by strong rhythms, which emphasize a certain beat or pulse, often the downbeat of a measure.1 These rhythms include and ; in addition, the thesis or cadence measure may be specially accented with a feminine cadence using the rhythm .

The absence of upbeats in polonaises of this type further intensifies the overall affect of strength and virility. Johann Mattheson wrote:

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9. Purpose

Kevin Keohane Kogan Page ePub



Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.


A star to steer by

Much has been written about the idea of corporate vision/mission and mission/vision statements. For several decades they have run the gamut from the sublime to the frankly ridiculous and sometimes hard to judge between the two. Like values, many feel them to be essential elements of the strategy and corporate leadership toolkit. And actually, they are. Such constructions can and should be created, and they should be useful tools for decision making and direction setting at the most fundamental and long-term level. They often start with the best, and the right, intentions.

The unfortunate truth is that, all too often, they become mired in committee wordsmithing, and inevitable (and, you guessed it, often functionally motivated) kitchen sink mentality. Many of us will have experienced the tweaking that turns a sharp 10-word vision into an interminable 50-word piece of corporate b.s.

This is a shame, because there is ample evidence that organizations that manage to establish and pursue a Purpose higher than the simple accumulation of profit for their shareholders actually outperform those who dont. It is for this reason that executive teams assemble to go through the ritual in the first place. Moreover, when executed with ruthless consistency, these statements can become a powerful tool that provides serious backbone that can help hold together and drive the entire organization: from brand to talent and beyond, through thick and thin.

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9. Finding and Fixing Mistakes

Bryan O'Sullivan O'Reilly Media ePub

To err might be human, but to really handle the consequences well takes a top-notch revision control system. In this chapter, well discuss some of the techniques you can use when you find that a problem has crept into your project. Mercurial has some highly capable features that will help you to isolate the sources of problems, and to handle them appropriately.

I have an occasional but persistent problem of typing rather more quickly than I can think, which sometimes results in me committing a changeset that is either incomplete or plain wrong. In my case, the usual kind of incomplete changeset is one in which Ive created a new source file, but forgotten to hg add it. A plain wrong changeset is not as common, but no less annoying.

In Safe Operation, I mentioned that Mercurial treats each modification of a repository as a transaction. Every time you commit a changeset or pull changes from another repository, Mercurial remembers what you did. You can undo, or roll back, exactly one of these actions using the hg rollback command. (See Rolling Back Is Useless Once Youve Pushed for an important caveat about the use of this command.)

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2. Visual Studio 2005

Jesse Liberty O'Reilly Media ePub

Visual Studio 2005 (VS2005) is an invaluable tool for creating robust and elegant applications with few bugs in a minimum amount of time. VS2005 offers many advantages to the .NET developer, including:

A modern interface, using a tabbed document metaphor for code and layout screens, and dockable toolbars and information windows.

Convenient access to multiple design and code windows.

What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) visual design of Windows and Web Forms.

Code completion, which allows you to enter code with fewer errors and less typing.

Intellisense, which displays tips for every method, providing the return type and the types of all the parameters.

Dynamic, context-sensitive help, which allows you to view topics and samples relevant to the code you are writing at the moment. You also can search the complete SDK library from within the IDE.

Immediate flagging of syntax errors, which allows you to fix problems as they are entered.

A Start Page, which provides easy access to new and existing projects.

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Johnson, Owen V. Indiana University Press ePub

Four bold men pass in review, one thrilling, one sad, one
puzzling and the other—was Doctor Brinkley

WASHINGTON—Four very bold men have been goose-stepping it across the pages in front of my leisurely eyes this past week. They are:

Peter DePaolo, the racing driver; John R. Brinkley, the goat gland doctor; Haw Tabor, the fantastic Colorado metal king; and William Randolph Hearst, the poor little rich boy.

About each of these men I have read a biography. It was a varied experience. These four had nothing in common—except boldness. But even that one bond knits a close society, for boldness is not squandered among us.

Peter DePaolo’s book is an autobiography. He wrote it himself. It is called “Wall Smacker.” It is not especially well written, but it is certainly not badly written.

DePaolo is an American-born Italian. He dreamed up following in the footsteps of his famous racing uncle, Ralph DePalma. And he did. DePaolo won at Indianapolis in 1925.

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The Cognitive, Interactive Training Environment (CITE)


Int'l Conf. Artificial Intelligence | ICAI'14 |


The Cognitive, Interactive Training Environment (CITE)

Dr. James A. Crowder

Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services

16800 E. Centretech Parkway, Aurora, Colorado 80011

Abstract - Utilizing software to partially or fully automate tasks is now commonplace. However, the capabilities of the software performing these tasks typically do not improve over time (as humans would perform the same tasks). Here we discuss the use of software that learns and improves through the use a Human Operator acting as a

Mentor for the software, until the software is capable of performing the desired operations autonomously and with improvements. We will discuss the rule of Human

Interaction Learning (HIL) as the operator changes from manager to mentor to monitor while the software evolves from learner to performer. Presented will be a discussion of the Levels of Automation of Design and Action Selection

(Parauraman, Sheridan, and Wickens), and the cognitive software architectures required to allow the system to learn and evolve. We will walk through examples, illustrating how the software would change over time

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Ratzlaff, Lloyd Thistledown Press ePub


WHEN I WAS NINE, I filled out the lines on a cereal boxtop with a Shaeffer fountain pen, sealed the envelope and licked the stamp, and carried my letter to the Laird post office. And began waiting. Two days later the train from Saskatoon came to collect it, and took it to the city where sorters and baggers (I had heard) would put it on the Supercontinental to Toronto. And six or eight weeks later — it seemed a taste of the evangelists’ eternity — my coveted Roy Rogers button arrived.

When I was eleven, a mail-order book on kite-making was advertised through the Gem radio on top of our fridge; and I sent off the letter, and waited the long wait again.

At fourteen I contacted a penpal on Cape Breton Island, praying she was the girlfriend I couldn’t seem to find in my prairie world; counted days on the calendar, and dreamt of her at night, until her snapshot came, looking more desperate even than I felt.

At eighteen, I spent a day in Springfield’s dust, circling forty acres as gulls squawked overhead and splattered me and my Massey-Harris 30; but in the evening I stopped at the post office, and from Box 16 pulled out a fat letter from the Melfort girl I hoped to marry, and went home and closed my bedroom door. This was a letter you could feel.

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10. You Can’t Take It with You (And the Lies We’ve Been Told)

Arneson B.S. M.S., Deborah Basic Health Publications ePub

Fat, in some respects, is like money. You need it, you want it, you save it, you spend it. And like Puff Daddy, P’Diddy, Diddy, or whatever he calls himself, and the notorious B.I.G. once said, Mo money, mo problems.

One thing is different, though. You can’t leave your fat behind when you head for the Great Beyond. Unlike money, you can’t bequeath blubber. Nobody in recorded history has ever left a sister or niece a saddlebag of jelly belly in a will. Besides, who would want it, anyway?

When you die (hopefully not for a long time), you won’t need calories. It’s not like you’re going to spring up out of your coffin and run laps around the mausoleum or anything, so what good is your fat?

My advice: Use it while you can. Spend every chocolate-covered, crème-filled, mayonnaise, melted-butter, peach-cobbler, pecan-pie, and praline calorie you’ve got before you’re gone because you can’t take it with you. Time to burn what you’ve earned.

Speaking of burn, fat is a fuel. You know that. Fuel must be burned to be utilized. You know that, too. Oxygen helps fuel burn or expend through a process called combustion, which converts said fuel into heat and light (we’re talking fifth grade science now). And how do we expose fat to oxygen so it can expend into heat and light? That’s right, exercise. Move it or store it. You’re probably glowing just thinking about this.

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The object Type

Joseph Albahari O'Reilly Media ePub

object (System.Object) is the ultimate base class for all types. Any type can be upcast to object.

To illustrate how this is useful, consider a general-purpose stack. A stack is a data structure based on the principle of LIFO"Last in, First out." A stack has two operations: push an object on the stack, and pop an object off the stack.

Here is a simple implementation that can hold up to 10 objects:

Because Stack works with the object type, we can Push and Pop instances of any type to and from the Stack:

object is a reference type, by virtue of being a class. Despite this, value types, such as int, can also be cast to and from object, and so be added to our stack. This feature of C# is called type unification:

When you cast between a value type and object, the CLR must perform some special work to bridge the difference in semantics between value and reference types. This process is called boxing and unboxing.

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9. Classes, Constructors, and Prototypes

David Flanagan O'Reilly Media ePub

JavaScript objects were introduced in Chapter7. That chapter treated each object as a unique set of properties, different from every other object. In many object-oriented programming languages, it is possible to define a class of objects and then create individual objects that are instances of that class. You might define a class named Complex to represent and perform arithmetic on complex numbers, for example. A Complex object would represent a single complex number and would be an instance of that class.

JavaScript does not support true classes the way that languages like Java, C++, and C# do.[*] Still, however, it is possible to define pseudoclasses in JavaScript. The tools for doing this are constructor functions and prototype objects. This chapter explains constructors and prototypes and includes examples of several JavaScript pseudo-classes and even pseudosubclasses.

For lack of a better term, I use the word "class" informally in this chapter. Be careful, however, that you don't confuse these informal classes with the true classes of JavaScript 2 and other languages.

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