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Asia–Australia (history)

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

European Australians focused on their Asia–Pacific context from the time of first settlement, but the framework within which they dealt with the region changed substantially from one era to...

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atheism

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

The theory or belief that God does not exist. The word comes (in the late 16th century, via French) from Greek atheos, from a- ‘without’ + theos ‘god’.

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attitude

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

The way in which a person views and evaluates something or someone. Attitudes determine whether people like or dislike things – and therefore how they behave towards them.

Attitude...

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Australian political thought

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

A long tradition of commentary claims that Australia has not produced thinkers concerned with the theoretical dimensions of politics. This is true to the extent that there have been...

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core values

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The most fundamental and immutable set of beliefs and attitudes governing behavior of individuals and groups. These are the foundation of bioethics and must be taken into account in health...

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Empire, Ideology of Roman

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Rome's empire began in some sense only with the city's first military successes, and developed rapidly during the republic's first three centuries (c.500–200bce). An epigraphic, not a...

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environmentalism

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Politics.

A belief in and concern for the importance and influence of environment within a society.

‘Environment’ is derived simply from the French verb environner, to surround. Our...

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Governor

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Politics.

Have undergone a transformation in Australia since 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip, first governor of NSW, was practically the absolute ruler of the penal settlement. His successors (also...

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health behavior

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The actions people undertake that influence their health status. These actions are influenced by the combination of understanding, insight, beliefs (values), and practices that define the...

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health belief model

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A conceptual model of health-related behavioral factors affecting health that was developed by workers in the US Public Health Service in the 1950s. The model emphasizes the role of...

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