Search for dissertations about: "defensive behavior"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words defensive behavior.

  1. 1. Power Outages, Increasing Block Tariffs and Billing Knowledge

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborgs unversitet

    Author : Tensay Hadush Meles; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Power outages; defensive behavior; willingness to pay; Ethiopia; generalized propensity score; Residential electricity demand; shared connections; increasing block tariff; bunching analysis; panel data; Billing knowledge; consumer behavior; non-linear electricity price; field experiment;

    Abstract : Preferences for Improved Electricity Services in Developing Countries: Household’s Defensive Behavior and Willingness to Pay Access to electricity has received much attention but its reliability has been given less focus. Thus, uninterrupted power supply remains a critical challenge facing households in low-income developing countries. READ MORE

  2. 2. Risk and Rationality Effects of contextual risk and cognitive dissonance on (sexual) incentives

    University dissertation from Umeå : Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Andréa Mannberg; Umeå universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HIV AIDS; Health risk; Uncertainty; Risk aversion; Self-Control; Time-inconsistency; Cognitive dissonance; Regret; Norms; Social identity; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Economics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Nationalekonomi; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Paper [I] theoretically analyzes how the level and uncertainty of future prospects affect incentives to abstain from sexual risk taking in the presence of HIV. The results suggest that, for individuals with limited access to HIV treatment, uncertainty of future health may be an important factor driving unsafe sex practices and support the empirical finding of a weak link between sexual behavior, HIV prevalence, and HIV knowledge in poor countries; therefore suggesting that AIDS policy needs to be calibrated in order to fit within different social contexts. READ MORE

  3. 3. Investigating the multisensory representation of the hand and the space around it using fMRI

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Neuroscience

    Author : Giovanni Gentile; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : The human brain incessantly receives a staggering amount of information from all our senses . The dynamic integration of relevant multisensory signals is an evolutionarily optimal strategy to assist adaptive behavior. Arguably , one physical object stands out as the unique recipient of internal and external multisensory signals alike : the body. READ MORE