Search for dissertations about: "agency"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 601 swedish dissertations containing the word agency.

  1. 1. Children and Parents : Attributions, Attitudes and Agency

    University dissertation from Gothenburg : University of Gothenburg, Department of Psychology

    Author : Sevtap Gurdal; Emma Sorbring; Philip Hwang; Solveig Hägglund; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Parenting attitudes; parenting attributions; personal agency; child agency; child adjustment; school achievement; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : Children and parents are both part of children’s development and research on children and on parenting are both areas that, in some way, have changed in recent decades. These changes are related to the new way of seeing children and that children are no longer seen as ‘becomings’ or adults in the making; rather, children are insteadregarded – and seen – as more active in their development and as social agents. READ MORE

  2. 2. Leibniz on Agency and Force

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

    Author : Peter Myrdal; Lilli Alanen; Pauliina Remes; John Carriero; Michael Della Rocca; [2012]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Leibniz; Gottfried Wilhelm; 1646-1716; Early Modern Philosophy; Agency; Force; Final causes; Theoretical Philosophy; Teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : This is a study of Leibniz’s theory of agency – his theory of the nature of causal powers and agents. Leibniz develops his view against the background of an Aristotelian conception of agency. The latter was rejected by many early modern philosophers in the wake of the mechanist conception of the natural world. READ MORE

  3. 3. Agency in the Spanish language classroom Student and teacher choices, actions and reports when students search for information online as part of a theme

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Language Education, Stockholm University

    Author : Lisa Källermark Haya; Rakel Österberg; Leena Kuure; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ICT and foreign language education; agency; resources; information searches; group work; design for learning; activity systems analysis; språkdidaktik; Language Education;

    Abstract : Students’ and teachers’ own choices and actions – their agency – are an integral part of language education, yet we know little about agency in specific classroom contexts. One such context is when students search for information online as part of their foreign language education. READ MORE

  4. 4. Robots and Moral Agency

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Linda Johansson; Sven Ove Hansson; Björn Petersson; [2011]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; machine ethics; UAV; laws of war; robot morality; moral agency; Moral; Turning Test; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract :   Machine ethics is a field of applied ethics that has grown rapidly in the last decade. Increasingly advanced autonomous robots have expanded the focus of machine ethics from issues regarding the ethical development and use of technology by humans to a focus on ethical dimensions of the machines themselves. READ MORE

  5. 5. Cotton and Cabaret Domestic Economy and Female Agency in Burkina Faso

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University

    Author : Sigrun Helmfrid; Paula Uimonen; Mark Graham; Quentin Gausset; [2020]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; household economy; agency; gender; women; gendered livelihoods; farming; cotton; edible plants; shea; beer brewing; Bobo; Burkina Faso; West Africa; Social Anthropology; socialantropologi;

    Abstract : This study investigates the functioning of the domestic economy of smallholder cotton farmers with the overall aim of interrogating female agency, based on ethnographic fieldwork in Burkina Faso in the mid-1990s. The thesis addresses the following interrelated research questions: How were the smallholder domestic economies organized and how did they function? What were the mechanisms for economic inequality and social stratification? To what extent did women benefit from cotton farming? What economic strategies were available to women? And finally, how could female agency be conceptualized in relation to the domestic unit under male headship? Permeating the analysis is the insight that domestic economies of many West African farming societies consist of separate but interconnected economic domains, the “common” economy of the farming unit and the “individual” economies of its male and female members. READ MORE