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asocial

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Media Studies.

1. The absence of a social dimension in a theory.

2. An individual trait of avoiding social interactions or of lacking social sensitivity.

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body politic

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Media Studies.

1. An ideological struggle between individuals, groups, and social institutions over control of the human body.

2. Institutionalized social practices and...

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body type

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Medicine and Health.

(somatotype) the characteristic anatomical appearance of an individual, based on the predominance of the structures derived from the three germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm). The...

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communication network

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Public Health and Epidemiology.

The population of individuals, ranging in size and complexity from a neighborhood to a nation, who are in touch with one another by word of mouth, or other means such as electronic...

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gender bias

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A preference for persons of a particular sex (which it has become politically correct to describe as their “gender”) in hiring, promotion. To some extent gender bias is built into the...

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global village

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Media Studies.

A term popularized by McLuhan, long before the World Wide Web, for a world that has been phenomenally shrunk by communication technologies and transport systems so that news and information...

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high culture

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Media Studies.

‘Authentic’ works of art and individual creativity and the aesthetic pleasures associated with their appreciation which require the demonstration of taste, discrimination, and...

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homogenize

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Media Studies.

vb. to reduce material to a uniform consistency, e.g. by crushing and mixing. Organs and tissues are homogenized to determine their overall content of a particular enzyme or...

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interpersonal relations

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

The relations between individuals, including friendship and romantic relationships. See also coaction; cooperation; competition; conflict; interaction; interpersonal communication;...

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intrapersonal communication

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Communication a person has with him or herself (e.g. self-talk). In coaching, it is generally less important than interpersonal communication.

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