Search for dissertations about: "action"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 2773 swedish dissertations containing the word action.

  1. 1. Mind in Action : Action Representation and the Perception of Biological Motion

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Paul Hemeren; [2008]
    Keywords : action; perception; concept; Cognition; categorization; embodiment; prototype; biological motion; semantics; language; configural processing; basic level; graded structure; typicality; SOCIAL SCIENCES Other social sciences Civics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Övrig samhällsvetenskap Samhällsvetenskap; Humanities and Social sciences; Humaniora-samhällsvetenskap;

    Abstract : The ability to understand and communicate about the actions of others is a fundamental aspect of our daily activity. How can we talk about what others are doing? What qualities do different actions have such that they cause us to see them as being different or similar? What is the connection between what we see and the development of concepts and words or expressions for the things that we see? To what extent can two different people see and talk about the same things? Is there a common basis for our perception, and is there then a common basis for the concepts we form and the way in which the concepts become lexicalized in language? The broad purpose of this thesis is to relate aspects of perception, categorization and language to action recognition and conceptualization. READ MORE

  2. 2. Thinking Doing : The Politicisation of Thoughtless Action

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Alexandra Segerberg; Bo Lindensjö; Diane Sainsbury; Christine Chwaszcza; [2005]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Action; Political action; Collective action; Hannah Arendt; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Scholarly disputes about the concept of political action commonly centre on what can be regarded as political. By contrast, Hannah Arendt suggests that the concept of action itself is an equally significant component and consequently bids us to ‘think what we are doing’. READ MORE

  3. 3. Social action : Variations, dimensions and dilemmas

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Mohammadrafi Mahmoodian; [1997]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sociology; Sociologi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Sociology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Sociologi; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : This study focuses on several key dimensions and types of social action. It examines variousconceptions of action within sociology: in particular, Marx's labour, Durkheim's normativelyregulated action, Weber's typology of instrumentally rational, value-rational, affectual andtraditional action, as well as Goffman's dramaturgical and Habermas's communicative action. READ MORE

  4. 4. Predictive Eye Movements During Action Observation in Infancy Understanding the Processes Behind Action Prediction

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Dorota Green; Gustaf Gredebäck; Claes von Hofsten; Bennet I. Bertenthal; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Action prediction; action understanding; eye movements; eye-tracking; culture; infnacy; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : Being able to predict the goal of other people’s actions is an important aspect of our daily lives. This ability allows us to interact timely with others and adjust our behaviour appropriately.The general aim of the present thesis was to explore which processes best explain our ability to predict other people’s action goals during development. READ MORE

  5. 5. 'Getting' it Together In Joint Directed Action

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Christina Mauléon; [2009]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; emotion; interpretational-relational; language discourse; Joint Directed Action; meaning making sensemaking; quality sciences; relational landscape; identity; action.;

    Abstract : This thesis is focused upon investigating how come activities in organizations are sometimes not aligned with an objective at hand, be it a project goal, safety, quality or other. When something goes wrong, where are the answers to be found? In the pursuit to examine these questions further, the aim of the thesis has been to investigate meaning making in action as this can increase an understanding of how actors may continuously align their actions, collective and/or individual, with a common goal – this process here being called Joint Directed Action (JDA). READ MORE