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1 A model used in rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) for analysing a client's problems systematically into: A, the activating event; B, the mediating evaluative beliefs; and C, behavioural and ...
agnosticism

agnosticism  

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The view that some proposition is not known, and perhaps cannot be known to be true or false. The term is particularly applied to theological doctrines.
athleticism

athleticism  

Devotion to or emphasis on physical fitness. Athleticism and an enthusiasm for sporting activities was a component of so-called ‘muscular Christianity': a loosely knit movement at the end of the ...
attitude

attitude  

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The way in which a person views and evaluates something or someone. Attitudes determine whether people like or dislike things – and therefore how they behave towards them.Attitude is traditionally ...
belief

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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A mental state, representational in character, taking a proposition (either true or false) as its content and involved, together with

Belief

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
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Heb. enunah. In the Bible and the Rabbinic literature this term denotes ‘belief in’, that is, trust in

belief

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
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1 An attitude based subjectively on emotions, rather than on objective evidence. There are many beliefs in sport, particularly concerning diet, ergogenic aids, training, and ... More
belief system

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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Social sciences
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Although “belief” is notoriously resistant to precise definition, “belief system” generally refers to the fundamental assumptions, ideas, and expectations that

Belief Systems

Belief Systems   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005

The study of global change has become so complex in recent years—so dependent on the special skills of chemists, biologists,

Belief Systems

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009

The science of global change has become both so urgent and so technical in recent decades that a consideration of

belief, ethics of

belief, ethics of   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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A set of rules used in evaluating doxastic states (beliefs, doubts, etc.) in ways similar to the evaluation of acts

belief and desire

belief and desire   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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369 words

Familiar states of mind that do much theoretical work in some philosophical spheres and are topics of philosophical analysis. A

belief-in

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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There are two main varieties of ‘belief-in’, neither of which is translatable in terms of ‘belief-that’. In the first, ‘belief-in’

belief systems

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
The entire body of knowledge and beliefs that exist in a particular society or culture. The term may be used to describe patterns of belief and values in sport, and the central principles ... More
biodiversity

biodiversity  

A term that came into widespread use in the 1980s, which describes all aspects of biological diversity, especially species richness, ecosystem complexity, and genetic variation.
Biological Feedback

Biological Feedback  

A feedback is the return of output to the input part of a system. The system may be the body of a living organism, a population, or the interacting biotic ...
desire

desire  

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The standard model of human motivation, sometimes called the ‘Humean’ theory of motivation, is that it takes a desire and a belief. Belief by itself will not suffice, unless the objects of belief ...
dual-process model

dual-process model  

Any of a number of theories of social information processing that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s to explain social attitudes (1), stereotypes, person perception, memory, and decision making, although ...
environmental Movements

environmental Movements  

A political movement that focuses on protecting the environment, reducing environmental damage (such as pollution), and reducing unsustainable use of natural resources. See also environmentalism.
ethics

ethics  

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(Greek, ethos, character)The study of the concepts involved in practical reasoning: good, right, duty, obligation, virtue, freedom, rationality, choice. Also the second-order study of the ...

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