A Study from Uganda: HIV Causal Attributional Structuring, Negative Affect, and Coping Among People with HIV/AIDS. Part II — February 23, 2001
Note: The following is the last section of the article authored by Dr. Peter Kakubeire Baguma, Institute of Psychology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. (See the IBPP issue of February 16 for the first section.) Dr. Baguma's work is extremely timely for three reasons. First, AIDS continues as a pandemic, and culturally relevant theory and data continue to be crucial in developing primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention strategies. Second, AIDS continues as a global security issue with implications for economics, politics, governmental stability, and war and peace. The psychology of AIDS bears on this issue and implications. Third, Baguma's efforts are an example of the research that must be shared synergistically among an international electronic community if the pandemic and its security consequences are to be satisfactorily resolved.
Weiner's attribution theory suggests relationships between attributions, emotions, coping, and behavioral consequences (Weiner, 1986, Amirkhan, 1990). Studies supporting the theory are still limited especially in the health areas and AIDS in particular.
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IBPP Research Associates: Namibia — February 23, 2001
Staff Writer - The Namibian
This article - Who's To Blame For Schools Fiasco? by a staff writer at The Namibian - was originally posted online on February 21, 2001. It has not been made available here due to copyright restrictions. Please contact The Namibian for details.
This article discusses the inability of the government to accommodate some 14 000 youths in northern Namibia in the school system.
Trends. Annual Polygraph Report to Congress: The Emperor Still Wearing No Clothes? — February 23, 2001
This article describes some theoretical and methodological concerns with the approach of the United States (US) Department of Defense (DOD) towards establishing the validity of the counterintelligence-scope polygraph (CSP).
Trends. Profiles of Terrorist Profiles: The Case of Khalil Abu Elba — February 23, 2001
This article describes some of the complexities in developing profiles of actual and potential terrorists.