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Toward a bridge theory of modernity: Seeing self and society as processes

Research Article of International Journal of Social Research Toward a bridge theory of modernity: Seeing self and society as processes Richard Morehouse Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Viterbo University The examination and exploration for the nature and meanings of Modernity have been recently presented in philosophy, sociology and psychology books and journal articles. This article presents some of the important ideas in these disciplines and provides a perspective that integrates three disciplines (Philosophy, Sociology, and Psychology) and five authors’ views on Modernity (Charles Taylor, Jaan Valsiner, Anthony Giddens, Herbert Hermans, and Hartman Rosa). The paper first presents an overview of these authors. It goes on to illustrate several common themes of their work: 1) the role of narrative and a semiotic perspective as tools for understanding modernity, 2) a developmental orientation and exploration of how self and society might be seen as developmental processes, and 3) a beginning of a reorienting of philosophy, sociology and psychology as interconnected disciplines. The goal of presenting the views of these authors is to gain a perspective on why it is valuable to understand the historical period we live in (modernity), the roles played by narrative and semiotics and the developmental nature of humans and their culture, and how listening to the melody and tone of modernity aids in understanding modernity. Keywords: Modernity, Moral Topography, Semiotics, Narrative, Taylor, Valsiner, Giddens, Hermans, Rosa ...

PUNICA GRANATUM Vrs COVID – 19 Fruit to Drug

Research Article of Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy PUNICA GRANATUM Vrs COVID – 19 Fruit to Drug Deepak Bhattacharya1*, Dr. P K Mohanta. MD (Ay)2, Dr. Debasish Mishra3, Dr. K C Sethy4, Dr. Jyotsana Sharma5, Dr. P K Pradhan6, Dr. Vahideh Samadiyan7, Dr. Mahtab Pouyanfar8, Dr. Parisa Mohamadpour9, Prof. Ghassem Habibi Bibalani10 1Research & Nursing, At Fight-Cancer at Home, Sri Radha Krishna Raas Mandir, Kedar Gouri Road, Bhubaneswar–751002,Odisa, India. 2MD (Ay), Govt Drug Inspector; Registrar Ay Council; Principal. IGMMC & Hospital, H-2/58,SS Enclave, Khandagiri,Bhubaneswar-751030, Odisa. 3MBBS, Director, Model Blood Bank, Capital Hospital (Govt., Apex) – Bhubaneswar, Odisa, India. 4LLM, Ph.D, Advocate, District & Sessions Court, Bhubaneswar, Odisa, India. 5Ph.D; Director (Act) & Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology) ICAR-National Research Centre  on  Pomegranate, Solapur, Maharastra, India, 413255. 6BAMS, Medical Officer, Indian Red Cross Society Clinic (Ay), Koraput, Odisa, India. 7Ph.D, Lecturer, University of Applied Science and Technology, Shahid Sardari Branch, Tabriz, East Azerbaijan. 8Ph.D, Instructor, TVTO-Medicinal Plants, Teheran, Iran. 9Ph.D, Asst Prof. Forest & Rangeland Research & Watershed Management Dept; Gilan Agril & Natural Resources Research & Edu center; Rasht, Iran. 10Department of Natural Resources, Shabestar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar, Iran Punica granatum is historically known worldwide as a versatile medicinal fruit. 2 major varieties are presented (i) indo Ayurvedic type (Punica Ayurvedica ?) that is small, harsh and yields no juice and (ii) the juice variety which is commercialised. Indo-Iranian joint effort presents a tome of textual data pertaining to the medicinal aspects of Punica. Gallagic group. Enantiomers. Antagoniostic. Ayurvedic texts and Occidental research modelled papers in tabulated form chronologically succinctly bringing out the evidence based historiography & medico-cultural heritage. On such platform a range of formulations; fruit-to-finished product are presented for the 1st time machine makeable and very specifically also by hand, at home. Poly pathology spectrum; versatile therapeutic ...

Development of a General-Purpose Test Platform for Agricultural Navigation

Research Article of American Journal of Agricultural Research Development of a General- Purpose Test Platform for Agricultural Navigation Du Juan, Wang Yanxin, An Jiahao, Jin chengqian, Yin Xiang* School of Agricultural Engineering and Food Science, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255000, China. Field tests are necessary in establishing navigation models and algorithms for agricultural vehicle robots. And it costs much to use tractors or combine harvesters as the platform in terms of system modification, routine maintenance and fuel consumption. The objective of this research was to develop a general-purpose test platform for conducting experiments in agricultural autonomous navigation at a low cost based on a commercially available electric vehicle. A brushless motor was utilized as the power source for automatic steering. An analog PID controller was designed to compare steering commands and actual steering angle and calculate an appropriate voltage signal as the input of the motor driver. A rotary encoder was attached to the driving wheel and a digital PID controller was implemented to determine the throttle value in real-time in maintaining the test platform at a desired speed. A CAN-bus network was established to integrate the automatic steering system and the speed control system as two nodes for information communication. And a CAN node interface was reserved for receiving commands from autonomous navigation systems to be evaluated. Field tests showed that RMS errors were 2.6 cm and 0.054 m·s-1 for lateral offset and speed control, respectively, in tracking straight paths, which indicated that the newly developed test platform met requirements for agricultural navigation experiments. This work was supported by Key R&D Project of Shandong Province (2019JZZY010734); National Key Research and Development Program of China Sub-project (2017YFD0700405); National Natural Science Foundation of China (31501230); National Natural Science Foundation of China (51905318); and Shandong Province Science and Technology Planning Project ...

Active ingredients for weed control of food and vegetable crops in northern Côte d’Ivoire

Research Article of American Journal of Agricultural Research Active ingredients for weed control of food and vegetable crops in northern Côte d'Ivoire N. S. Singo1,2, A. Touré2, N. J. Kouakou2, Y. R. Baka2, J. Ipou IPou2 1African Center of Excellence for Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (CEA-CCBAD), Félix Houphouët-Boigny University; 2Botany Laboratory, UFR Biosciences, Félix Houphouët-Boigny University 22 BP 582 Abidjan 22, Côte d'Ivoire Agriculture in the north of Côte d’Ivoire, like the rest of the country, is undergoing genuine development. This situation is leading producers to adopt new cultivation techniques, including the use of herbicides for weed control. Herbicides have advantages and disadvantages in their handling. Knowing how dangerous these products can be, identifying them would be advantageous, hence this study. The main objective of this study is to establish a list of herbicides used on vegetable and food crops in the study area. In the departments of Boundiali, Ferké, Korhogo, and Séguéla directed interviews were conducted with traders, producers, and firms. They focused on the active ingredients of the herbicides, the type, and the mode of use. At the end of the study, seventy-seven herbicides divided into twenty-two active ingredients were identified. Glyphosate was the most present followed by nicosulfuron. To conclude, it should be noted that herbicides are present in the habits of the producers in our study area. They still do not use the products according to the standards. These results will help improve the quality and sustainability of agriculture. Keywords: Actives ingredients; Weeds control; Food et vegetable crops; Côte d’Ivoire ...

Sharing Stories as Legacy: What Matters to Older Adults?

Research Article of International Journal of Aging Research Sharing Stories as Legacy: What Matters to Older Adults? Neha Shivhare, Ph.D.1, Luciane Maria Fadel, Ph.D.2, David Kaufman, Ed.D.3 1Dayalbagh Educational Inst. (Deemed University), Agra, India. 2Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. 3Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada. Objectives: Legacy allows individuals to make meaning of their lives by passing on their experiences and beliefs to younger people and influencing their perspectives, perceptions, and actions. This mixed-methods study investigated: (1) What is important for older adults to share as legacy with families, friends and others, based on the types and features of their digital stories ? and (2) How do older adults’ digital stories affect story viewers? Methods: One hundred adults aged between 55 and 95 years participated in ten-week Elder’s Digital Storytelling courses and created short digital stories. Using the content analysis approach, the story transcripts were thematically analyzed and iteratively coded by three researchers and the results were quantified. A diverse group of 60 viewers at a public event provided their reactions to the digital stories. Results: The findings revealed that character, place, and family were chosen as the primary types by the older adults for their legacy digital stories. Accomplishment and career/school were the next most prominent story types. Moreover, these digital stories appeared to have a powerful impact on the viewers. Discussion: A digital story is a powerful artifact to communicate an older person’s legacy because it is based on familiar forms of communication, such as speech and photographs. The major legacy themes chosen by the older adults align with the findings of the research literature. The feedback from the viewers of the digital stories reflects these as a source of life wisdom and legacy for younger generations. Funding details: This work was supported by the AGE-WELL National Centre ...

Older Adult Perspectives towards Health Literacy and Knowledge of Chronic Diseases in Nepal: A case study

Review Article of International Journal of Aging Research Older Adult Perspectives towards Health Literacy and Knowledge of Chronic Diseases in Nepal: A case study Binod Kumar Karki, Krishna Prasad Pathak Faculty of Health Education, Koteshwor Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. Background: The individual level of health literacy directly affects the health outcomes of any people. Older adult people are more vulnerable to chronic diseases than other groups of people. Also they have low health literacy and poor understanding of diseases than any other age group of people. Aim: This study aim is to explore older adult perspectives towards health literacy and knowledge of chronic diseases. Methods: The study was taken during December 2019 in the Budhanilkantha Municipality of Kathmandu district of Nepal. Semi-structured interview was conducted in four older adult participants with chronic diseases. It included health knowledge, level of understanding of chronic disease conditions, and the use of health services. Inductive analysis was followed for the patterns, themes, and categories of analysis to emerge. Results: Health literacy and knowledge of chronic diseases, health belief system, and experience of health problems were the emerging themes included here. The study results finds that lack of disease knowledge, low health literacy, health belief system, socio-economic, and cultural factors were influencing factors to chronic diseases among older adults. Participants had a minor knowledge of chronic diseases; they had lack in knowledge regarding their own chronic diseases. Conclusion: Health literacy is an important factor of understanding, accessing and utilizing health knowledge and health services. It is most important that the health literacy of the people is necessary to improve for positive health and gaining the knowledge of chronic diseases. To overcome the chronic health problems it is most important to improve the health knowledge, understanding of chronic diseases, and literacy level to the ...