A sociological analysis of the discursive formation of life sciences and the nation building project in Turkey.

Avar, Adile


A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Randomized Controlled Positive Psychological Interventions on Subjective and Psychological Well-Being
Koydemir, Selda; Soekmez, Asli Bugay; Schuetz, Astrid (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020-01-02)
We conducted a meta-analysis to analyze the effects of randomized controlled positive psychological interventions on subjective and psychological well-being. Our aim was to extend previous research by following a more comprehensive approach in the selection of studies, by including new moderators, by focusing on adult nonclinical populations and increases in well-being, and by comparing the effects of interventions targeting subjective and psychological well-being (i.e., hedonism or eudemonia) or a combinat...
Investigation of cell migration and proliferation in agarose based hydrogels for tissue engineering applications
Vardar, Elif; Hasırcı, Nesrin; Hasırcı, Vasıf Nejat; Department of Biomedical Engineering (2010)
Hydrogels are three dimensional, insoluble, porous and crosslinked polymer networks. Due to their high water content, they have great resemblance to natural tissues, and therefore, demonstrate high biocompatibility. The porous structure provides an aqueous environment for the cells and also allows influx of nutrients needed for cellular viability. In this study, a natural biodegradable material, agarose (Aga), was used and semi-interpenetrating networks (semi-IPN) were prepared with polymers having differen...
A sociological study of working urban poor in İstanbul and Gaziantep
Açıkalın, Neriman; Kalaycıoğlu, Hediye Sibel; Department of Sociology (2004)
In this study, the aim is to find some indications about urban poverty in Turkey, which recently became a major topic in sociological studies. In order to study this topic, the thesis focuses on working urban poor to be able to examine the effects of the changing labor market. Urban poverty in general, and more specifically the working urban poor, are analysed in three levels, namely macro, mezzo and micro. In the macro level, the effects of great transformations after the 1980̕s and the new international d...
An inquiry on contemporary parks and design strategies
Uludağ, Seda; Bilsel, Fatma Cânâ; Department of Architecture (2011)
There has been a notable interest in landscape design in the recent years. Growing environmental consciousness and the deindustrialization process in cities have resulted in the new park design projects which have been created through recovery of waste lands. The thesis examines a number of selected park projects with two frameworks which are the reclamation methods and the design strategies. The reclamation methods constitute the ways of recovering wastelands; while, the design strategies constitute the de...
The effects of antioxidants on some rat tissues and membranes
Görgülü, Güvenç; Güray, Tülin; Department of Biochemistry (2004)
High blood glucose levels induce metabolic disorders that initiate a sequence of events including renal, arterial, cardiac and retinal disorders. Diabetes mellitus increases oxidative stress in tissues of animals including humans. The resulting oxidative stress might play role in the development of diabetic complications. In the present study, 36 male Wistar rats (250-300g) were divided into 5 groups as Control (n=6), Diabetic (n=7), Diabetic + Vit C (n=7), Diabetic + a-Lipoic acid (n=6) and Diabetic + Comb...
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A. Avar, “A sociological analysis of the discursive formation of life sciences and the nation building project in Turkey.,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2000.