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In psychology and related disciplines: attentiveness, interest in new experiences, inquisitiveness, or receptivity to change.


n characteristic of energy in which individuals and the environment constantly exchange energy and matter.

Patient discussion about openness

Q. How open are you about telling people that you are bipolar? I am studying in a coed college and am high scoring and talented. Actually I am a guitarist who entertains most of my peers. So I have lots of friends. For the past 8 months I could not use my guitar because of my busy study schedule. Without music I feel very depressed. My attitude has changed. My friends started deserting me because of my depression. So I started hating life and checked with a psychiatrist who diagnosed as bipolar. I fear whether I will lose my friends. So this question is to bipolar people: How open are you about telling people that you are bipolar?

A. P.S..we all have problems,god made us all different,acept who you are,and you will be alright.

Q. what are the do and don't do of Allergic people when they go out side to the open land?

A. if seasonal allergy is what you mean -there are certain times a year that you know you get sick. try avoiding long walks in fields of blooming flowers at those times...take antihistamine with you all the time, and don't forget some tissue paper :)

Q. what is the best thing to do to eliminate or to let it be remove without surgery?I'm afraid but laser mayb ok If I can go for laser where can you suggest coz I'm jobless and can't afford to pay.Or is there some remedy that i can take to melt those stones inside my bladder then they can come out through my waste ?

A. Bladder stones, also called bladder calculi, often form when concentrated urine sits in your bladder. Bladder stones usually need to be removed. If the stone is small, your doctor may recommend that you drink an increased amount of water each day to help the stone pass. If the stone is large or doesn't pass on its own, your doctor may need to remove the stone. Bladder stones are usually removed during a procedure called a cystolitholapaxy. This is done by inserting a small tube with a camera at the end (cystoscope) through your urethra and into your bladder to view the stone. Your doctor uses a laser, ultrasound or mechanical device to break the stone into small pieces and then flushes the pieces from your bladder.
I am not familiar with the cost of such procedure.

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Hypothesis 1a: The link between real-world openness and social creativity will be partially mediated by virtual openness and Internet communication through dependence on the Internet.
While this sounds great in theory, in reality, it still requires a high degree of internal cooperation and openness.
The Openness/Intellect debate began at the time of the emergence of this domain initially known as Factor Five, as researchers argued that this Factor Five in questionnaire measures represented openness to new experiences and imagination, while in lexical measures (e.
At country level, Seychelles is ranked number one in Africa for its visa openness policy, offering visa-free access for all Africans.
As part of the peer review process, it suggests that reviewers can act as an instrument of change by demanding that practices of openness should be considered equal to other research norms.
2013), the observation that empirical markers of fundamentalism predict greater rather than lower psychological openness in Iran supports the notion that this Islamic society avoids a defensive ghettoization of faith (Ghorbani, Watson, Shamohammadi, & Cunningham, 2009).
The belief, that openness of trade is positively related to economic growth of the countries, has helped the trade liberalization to be a necessary part of the developing countries policy advice.
Nadem and Batool in a research titled the degree of openness of economy and inflation: A Case Study of Pakistan, using data from the period 1973 to 2005 with HAC time series (Auto correlation and Heteroscedasticity) method studied the effect of openness of economy on inflation in Pakistan.
Although there are studies on the change in educational organizations (Tal & Yinon, 2002; Tasdan, 2013; Demirtas, 2012; Yilmaz, 2010; Altun & Buyukozturk, 2011; Akpinar & Aydin, 2007; Hall, 2005; Voorhis & Sheldon, 2004), it should be realized that the success of change depends on the willingness and openness to change as well as a realization of the fact that change is continuous.
Chairman Senate observed that the theme of present session, openness and transparency, highlights an irrefutable imperative that lies at the very heart of an all-inclusive participatory parliamentary democracy.
The notion of immaterial labor can also be wedded to forms of openness and in particular to open science and open education that signals new logics of the public harnessing social media and social labor processes.