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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.

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

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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Our research differs from that of Laufer and Gillespie (2004) because they did not examine the effect of locus of causality and also confined the dependent variable to blame attribution.
Intrinsic motivations correspond with an internal perceived locus of causality and are internally regulated; often, actions conducted under intrinsic motivation are done so because the individual inherently enjoys the activity and receives inherent satisfaction from it.
The second category of fluctuating motivational factors is the perceived locus of causality (Ryan & Deci, 2000).
The reliabilities of the scales in our sample are as follows: Locus of causality [alpha] = .
Table 1 presents the aggregated results for the coding of effects and their respective locus of causality.
Along these lines, the goal of this work was to validate the Spanish version of the only scale designed to measure in physical education classes diverse forms of motivation established by the self-determination theory, the Perceived Locus of Causality Scale (Goudas et al.
6% offered an internal locus of causality in describing why they started and an external locus of causality in describing problems.
High scores on the LOC, stability, and controllability scales indicate an internal locus of causality, a stable and controllable attribution respectively.
The present study found that students' causal attributions for exam performance tended to be controllable by the student, with locus of causality being within the student while the degree to which the student believed the cause to be stable varied across students.
Our choice, then, is to concentrate our efforts on the relationships between entrepreneurial behavior and (a) locus of causality (internal/ external) or (b) stability of causality (stable/variable).
After indicating the most likely cause, students responded to questions about locus of causality and controllability.
Building on the defensive attribution theory literature (Walster, 1966), we argue that the impact on consumer's brand evaluation depends on outcome severity and locus of causality, that is, whether the cause of the failure was the consumer, the brand, or a natural disaster.