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pertaining to societies or other groups of people.
social anxiety disorder social phobia.
social breakdown syndrome deterioration of social and interpersonal skills, work habits, and behavior seen in chronically hospitalized psychiatric patients. Symptoms are due to the effects of long term hospitalization rather than the primary illness, and include excessive passivity, assumption of the chronic sick role, withdrawal, and apathy. Such effects are also seen in long term inmates of prisons or concentration camps. Called also institutionalism.
social worker a professional trained in the treatment of psychosocial problems of patients and their families. Family social workers practice social case work. Psychiatric social workers practice various forms of counseling and group or individual psychotherapy. Most social workers have a master's degree in social work (M.S.W.). There are also bachelor's (B.S.W.) and doctoral (D.S.W.) degrees in social work.
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Maladaptation pattern seen in the mentally ill and others confined to group homes that renders it problematic for them to function outside such a setting.
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Its unique institutional environment and consumer readiness for new technologies led to the development of many new e-commerce business models (Wang et al.
Critique: Deftly organized into seven sections (Varieties of Institutional Reform; Applications of Institutional Theories; Issues in Institutionalism; Wrapping Up), "Institutional Theory in Political Science: The New Institutionalism" is a seminal contribution that is unreservedly recommended for college and university library Contemporary Political Science collections and curriculum supplemental studies lists.
He was also a member of the Institutional Client Business leadership team.
Indeed, the systemic comprehension of social evolution leads to strong institutionalism concerning legitimation and performing of institutional dynamics and social evolution.
Assumption 1: Positive Correlation between the Holding shares of institutional Investors and the Shareholder Wealth of Overseas M&A Company
* Historic and forecast market value for the institutional construction industry by construction output and value-add methods for the period 2010 through to 2019.
The Domestic Institutional Offer will occur concurrent to the International Institutional Offer.
In a move to strengthen its institutional services in response to growing market needs, MENACORP recently appointed Issa Chami, the former Head of Institutional Sales at Mubasher Financial Services, to serve as the Head of the company's Institutional Desk.
* Historic and forecast market value for the institutional buildings construction industry by construction output and value-add methods for the period 2008 through to 2017.
The institutional approach used in organisational analysis is referred to as organisational institutionalism (Greenwood et al., 2008).

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