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causality

 [kaw-zal´ĭ-te]
the relationship between cause and effect.

cau·sal·i·ty

(kawz'al-i-tē),
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology, are largely concerned with causality.

causality

[kôsal′itē]
(in research) a relationship between one phenomenon or event (A) and another (B) in which A precedes and causes B. The direction of influence and the nature of the effect are predictable and reproducible and may be empirically observed. Causality is difficult to prove. Some social scientists contend that it is impossible to prove a causal relationship.

cau·sal·i·ty

(kaw-zali-tē)
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology are largely concerned with causality.

locus of causality

(1) in attribution theory, a person's perception of whether the cause of their success or failure at a task is internal (due to personal factors, such as effort and ability) or external (due to external factors, such as luck or chance); (2) in self-determination theory, a person's perception of whether the origin of their reasons for engaging in a behaviour is internal (done willingly and out of free choice) or external (done because they are compelled or required to do so, either by external pressure from others or because of self-imposed pressures).

cau·sal·i·ty

(kaw-zali-tē)
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology are largely concerned with causality.

causality,

n a relationship between one event or action that precedes and initiates a second action or influences the direction, nature, or force of a second action. In scientific study, causality must be observable, predictable, and reproducible and thus is difficult to prove.

causality

the relationship between cause and effects.

principle of causality
the postulate that every phenomenon has a cause or causes, i.e. that events do not occur at random but in accordance with physical laws so that, in principle, causes can be found for each effect.

Patient discussion about causality

Q. how is depression caused by having cancer treated? I mean not only the patient, also the family members who tend to get depressed by the situation. how can you treat thi skind of depression?

A. thanks guys, you are great. Nice to have such a community here.

Q. What causes fibromyalgia? Is fibromyalgia a deadly disease?

A. The causes of fibromyalgia are not known. But there are many theories such as abnormalities in brain chemicals, infections, trauma, genetics and hormonal changes. Factors such as poor sleep, fatigue, overexertion and anxiety, may aggravate the symptoms. Fibromyalgia is not a progressive or life-threatening condition, but it affects quality of life. Fibromyalgia is only a disorder of muscles and not a disease.

Q. Is that true that mouth sores are caused by lack of vitamins? I’ve been having white mouth sores in the past 6 months or so. Could that mean I have to take vitamin supplements?

A. yup ... autoimmune reactions means your immune system is not working well
it's not working well because it lacks the nutrient and vitamins it needs to function properly
- take lots of vitamin c to boost your immune system
- organic multivitamins
- organic juices high in anti oxidants
- and most important .. omega 3-6-9

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In addition to the causal relation between the appraisal of self-agency and the tendency to repair, Study 1 also aimed to investigate (a) the relation between the appraisal of self-agency and the feeling of regret and (b) the relation between the tendency to repair and the feeling of regret.
14) Table VI reports the summary results of the causal relations in Panel A and those of the causal relations conditional on the market states, on the extremely high market returns, and on the high investor sentiment in Panels B, C, and D, respectively.
It is not quite clear to me why causal relations should meet this constraint.
Simultaneous causal relations are seen by Heise in an additive way, i.
Even if we assume no change in other influencing variables, the causal relation from the value of the dollar to prices of ADRs may be negative at times and positive at others.
As was the case with Koch's postulates, which cannot be fulfilled for many infectious agents, so Bradford Hill's criteria are supportive (for the assumption of a causal relation) only if fulfilled, but cannot be used to dismiss the assumption of a causal relation.
Any causal relation between long-term oral contraception and cervical cancer would be most important in the developing world, where cervical cancer is common and few women have access to high-quality cytological screening.
That he labels as false the theory that there is a causal relation between Islam, monolithically assumed, and science, largely ill-defined, gives us good reason to believe that error in scope or methodology of the question is what Gutas wishes to highlight.
Applying the three-factors of causal relation, geographic proximity, and essential use of the vehicle, the Court found that Foster and other similarly situated policyholders should reasonably expect coverage for UIM claims made by persons like Butzberger.
A major study conducted by Enstrom and Kabat on over 100,000 adults in California between 1960 and 1998 did not find a causal relation between ETS and tobacco related mortality although they do not rule out a small effect.
They found that "the results do not support a causal relation between environmental tobacco smoke and tobacco related mortality, although they do not rule out a small effect".
This, of course, is paradoxical, since it "challenges the binary opposition between the deterministic and the stochastic, an event that has a causal relation to its antecedent and one that is purely the result of random processes" (2002, 38).