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  Role - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A role (sometimes spelled as rĂ´le) or social role (in sociology) is a set of connected behaviours, rights and obligations as conceptualised by actors in a social situation.
Roles are not limited to occupational status, of course, nor does the fact that one is cast in the role of "doctor" during working hours prevent one from taking other on other roles at other times: husband, golf club president, father, and so on.
Role conflict is a special form of social conflict that takes place when one is forced to take on two different and incompatible roles at the same time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Role   (1111 words)

 Role article - Role sociology behaviours actors situation behaviour individual social - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In sociology, a role or social role is a set of connected behaviours, as conceptualised by actors in a social situation.
Role conflict takes place when one is forced to take on two different and incompatible roles at the same time.
The term 'role' in theatre is taken to mean an actor's interpretation of a character written in a script that culminates in a unique performance of that character.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Role   (1102 words)

 Gender role - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, some have argued that gender roles themselves are abstractions of overall differences between men and women, introducing the idea of circularity and the idea of the social reinforcement of natural tendencies leading to a factitious separation between the activites of males and the activities of females.
Gender role can vary according to the social group to which a person belongs or the subculture with which he or she chooses to identify.
When an individual exhibits a gender role that is discordant with his or her gender identity, it is most often done to deliberately provoke a sense of incongruity and a humorous reaction to the attempts of a person of one sex to pass himself or herself off as a member of the opposite sex.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gender_role   (3920 words)

 Role-playing game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gamemaster's role is to provide a world and a cast of characters for the players to interact with, and to adjudicate how these interactions proceed.
These games often have little to do with the dice or random number generators used by some players to determine outcomes; rather, characters are created and manipulated by their players in the form of a large interwoven story, using only the imagination to determine what occurs.
This type of role playing can be a form of fan fiction, with players taking the roles of characters from their favorite movies, television shows or books.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Role-playing_game   (3510 words)

 Role Playing in Education
Role playing, a derivative of a sociodrama, is a method for exploring the issues involved in complex social situations.
Role playing uses dramatic devices such as having the players make "asides," comments to the audience that the other characters have to pretend they haven't heard; this allows us to reveal what we think but are not able to say.
Role playing is a methodology derived from sociodrama that may be used to help students understand the more subtle aspects of literature, social studies, and even some aspects of science or mathematics.
www.blatner.com /adam/pdntbk/rlplayedu.htm   (2878 words)

 Lord Sorgi’s Role Playing Advice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Role playing is acting out the part of a character using nothing but imagination as a guide.
In these situations it is really good for role playing if you know which side of the battle you are on, so try to familiarize yourself with the current conflicts in the lands and how they came about.
Every now and then someone who understand role playing will meet him and what follows is always exciting and entertaining as his history and quests are very engaging and more often than not people find that they get wrapped up in role playing and everyone has a great time, even when nothing gets done.
www.zone9.com /coven/library/guides/roleplay1.html   (2809 words)

 Role-playing - Definition and Other Information
The character may be a character known to be fictional - such as Hamlet or Joan of Arc - or it could simply be a character based on the way in which someone wants to be perceived, such as 'innocent' or 'trustworthy'.
Some public figures, such as actors and politicians play a certain role to try and convince their audience that they are of a certain character.
The difference between an actor or a politician playing a certain role and someone falling victim to role-playing is that professionals do not actually change their attitudes, as long as they do not fall into the trap of believing their facade is real.
www.angelfire.com /extreme3/csi_gonnabe/presentation/1.role.playing   (355 words)

 JOT: Journal of Object Technology - Changing Roles: Dynamic Role Assignment, James Odell et al.
We describe an illustrative application where such role changes are important, analyze and classify the various kinds of role changes over time that may occur, and show how this analysis is useful in developing a more formal description of the application.
The static semantics of roles, role formation and configuration, and the dynamic interactions among roles has been examined closely in recent years [Ferbe03] [Caste00] [Dasta03] [Odell01] [Parun01].
The notion of roles invites a new approach to agent programming, in which the unit of agent invocation is the role rather than the individual behavior.
www.jot.fm /issues/issue_2003_09/column7   (3202 words)

 Milton Friedman on The Role of Government in Education
The role assigned to government in any particular field depends, of course, on the principles accepted for the organization of society in general.
The role of an economist is not to decide these questions for the community but rather to clarify the issues to be judged by the community in making a choice, in particular, whether the choice is one that it is appropriate or necessary to make on a communal rather than individual basis.
The role of the government would be limited to assuring that the schools met certain minimum standards such as the inclusion of a minimum common content in their programs, much as it now inspects restaurants to assure that they maintain minimum sanitary standards.
www.schoolchoices.org /roo/fried1.htm   (7592 words)

 Role Theory
Within organizations, there is much formal and informal information about what the leader's role should be, including 'leadership values', culture, training sessions, modeling by senior managers, and so on.
Role expectations of a leader can vary from very specific to a broad idea within which the leader can define their own style.
When role expectations are low or mixed, then this may also lead to role conflict.
changingminds.org /disciplines/leadership/theories/role_theory.htm   (278 words)

 Role - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Compare this to the mechanism of the object or process, which looks backward along some chain of causation.
Roles in anthropology varies on whatever the anthropology is about.
Someone which studies primate behavior, human evolution, and population genetics; this role is also sometimes called a biological anthropolog.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /role.htm   (1549 words)

 Understanding Role Management
Role management helps you to manage authorization, allowing you to specify the resources users in your application are allowed to access.
Role management lets you treat groups of users as a unit by assigning users to roles such as manager, sales, member, and so on.
Role management provides an API that you can use to determine programmatically whether a user is in a role.
msdn2.microsoft.com /library/5k850zwb.aspx   (1524 words)

 eModerators.com - The role of the online instructor/facilitator
Clearly the most important role of the online instructor is to model effective teaching and accept "the responsibility of keeping discussions track, contributing special knowledge and insights, weaving together various discussion threads and course components, and maintaining group harmony" (Rohfeld and Hiemstra, 1995, p.
Not all of these roles need to be carried out in their entirety by the same person.
This role involves setting the agenda for the conference: the objectives of the discussion, the timetable, procedural rules and decision-making norms.
www.emoderators.com /moderators/teach_online.html   (3161 words)

 Dr. Lorna Role
The major emphasis of Dr. Role's laboratory is on the mechanisms underlying the maturation and maintenance of synapses between neurons.
She and her colleagues have investigated the inductive inter-action between pre- and postsynaptic neurons that result in the initial expression and long-term changes in the transmitter-gated channels required for continued synaptic function.
Her current studies aim 1) to identify the signaling molecules responsible for expression of nAChRs and differentiation of cholinoceptive neurons; and 2) to elucidate the mechanisms/circuits involved in drugs of abuse such as nicotine.
cpmcnet.columbia.edu /dept/gsas/anatomy/Faculty/Role   (345 words)

 Christopher Reeve
Home: Westchester County, N.Y. As a Role Model: Known the world over as Superman, Christopher Reeve has been a symbol of strength, the force of good, with the ability to fly and soar over the problems of man. He was strength and mobility personified to people throughout the world.
While Christopher appeared in other films, it is his role as Superman that made him famous.
In this classic, Christopher plays the role of a wheelchair-bound photographer who spies on his neighbors and begins to suspect one of them of murder.
www.rolemodel.net /reeve/reeve.htm   (1376 words)

 NursingWorld | OJIN: The Nurse Practitioner Role in Psychiatric Nursing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The purpose of this paper is threefold: 1) to describe a PNP program and the PNP role; 2) to discuss the rationale underlying the necessity of the PNP role; and 3) to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this role.
Others may feel that providing physical exams detracts from the psychotherapeutic role." (Hardin, 1996) A third nursing leader related that it would be useful to have a psychiatric nurse complete a physical assessment particularly with the chronically mentally ill. These three excerpts point to the need for integration of primary care with psychiatric nursing care.
She advocates that the core of psychiatric nurses work is "therapeutic engagement with patients." The PPCNP is an example of this notion, a mesh of psychotherapeutic skills, of neurobiological knowledge, behavioral interventions, and physical assessment skills.
www.nursingworld.org /ojin/tpc1/tpc1_2.htm   (3525 words)

 Role Model Profiler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For this reason it is more advantageous to choose as a role model personalities whose traits are similar to ours.
These people can be considered the best role models for a test taker since their traits are similar to his.
If an individual accepts certain celebrities from the list as his role models, he will be able to learn from them with success.
www.humanmetrics.com /rot/rmp.asp   (245 words)

 Excellence in role modelling: insight and perspectives from the pros -- Wright and Carrese 167 (6): 638 -- Canadian ...
Role modelling is thought to be an integral component of medical
1: Illustration depicting a conceptual model for role modelling, wherein barriers to role modeling are balanced by a variety of positive attributes.
Role modeling: a case study in general practice.
www.cmaj.ca /cgi/content/full/167/6/638   (2804 words)

 Role-playing game - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A role-playing game (RPG) is a type of game where players assume the roles of fictional characters via role-playing.
In most role-playing games, participants play the parts of characters in an imaginary world that is organized, adjudicated, and sometimes created by a gamemaster (aka narrator, referee, dungeonmaster).
The gamesmaster's role is twofold - s/he provides a world and cast of characters for the players to interact with (and adjudicates how these interactions proceed), but may also be responsible for advancing some kind of storyline or plot, albeit one which is subject to the somewhat unpredictable behavior of the players.
open-encyclopedia.com /Role-playing_game   (2500 words)

 Judaism 101: The Role of Women
The position of women is not nearly as lowly as many modern people think; in fact, the position of women in halakhah (Jewish Law) that dates back to the biblical period is in many ways better than the position of women under American civil law as recently as a century ago.
The wife of a rabbi is referred to as a rebbetzin, practically a title of her own, which should give some idea of her significance in Jewish life.
To understand the limited role of women in synagogue life, it is important to understand the nature of commandments in Judaism and the separation of men and women.
www.jewfaq.org /women.htm   (2925 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Issue 2166: UML - IDL consistency of role names (pdm-rtf) Source: (,) Nature: Revision Severity: Minor Summary: Summary: Problem: The role names in the IDL and would-be CDL are NOT the same as the role names in the UML in section 2.7, e.g.
Problem: The role names in the IDL and would-be CDL are NOT the same as the role names in the UML in section 2.7, e.g.
The only other section in which the role names appear in the UML model is 2.2, and in that section the UML and IDL match.) Recommendation: Either remove the role names from the model in 2.7.2 or spell them to match the IDL.
www.omg.org /issues/issue2166.txt   (234 words)

 Learn more about Role-playing game in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A role-playing game (RPG) is a type of game where players assume the role of a fictional character, via role-playing.
Such negative portrayals of role-players, ironically, may have originated from an initial inability of some outside observers to properly differentiate between reality and the immersive role-playing aspects of game play.
Rifts by Palladium Games - a post apocalyptic game set in a future Earth where the elements of the fantasy and science fiction genres are equally shared.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /r/ro/role_playing_game.html   (2094 words)

 Role   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is the client application's responsibility to create a role appropriate for the user who is establishing the connection.
Represents the access that a role has to a particular hierarchy.
Returns whether this role is allowed to see a given element.
mondrian.sourceforge.net /api/mondrian/olap/Role.html   (397 words)

ROLE) is a 501(c)(3) institute founded on the basic belief that each and
ROLE hosts and acts as a broker, initiator, and provider of an integrative network of multi-disciplinary
ROLE facilitates the wholeness of community by creating opportunities for people from all walks of life to come
www.role-ise-colorado.org   (199 words)

 Role Property
Active Accessibility provides role constants, defined in oleacc.h, that identify common object roles.
If a predefined role constant is returned, clients use the GetRoleText function to retrieve a localized string that describes the role.
Since a role is used to communicate the use model to an end user, it is important to use the appropriate role.
msdn.microsoft.com /library/en-us/msaa/msaaccgd_1xfd.asp   (233 words)

 Role (Java 2 Platform Ent. Ed. v1.4)
Represents a role: includes a role name and referenced MBeans (via their ObjectNames).
The role value is always represented as an ArrayList collection (of ObjectNames) to homogenize the access.
That check will be made when the role is set in a relation.
java.sun.com /j2ee/1.4/docs/api/javax/management/relation/Role.html   (121 words)

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