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August 2, 2006

Present from CPSO: L. El-Hoshy, B. Bellinger, R. Goudreau, R. Alicea


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

Subdivisions to be added to lists of free-floating subdivisions:

H 1180, Plants & crops

$x Seeds $x Anatomy

Other decisions:

British governesses; British nannies

These proposals were not approved because adjectival qualifiers that represent jurisdictions or geographic regions are not used with headings for classes of persons according to instruction sheet H 350 in the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings. Geographic subdivision is used with headings for classes of persons to mean either "currently in" or "originally from." For types of headings that may be established with national adjectival qualifiers, the adjectives "British" and "English" are not treated as equivalents in LCSH.

Cognitive maps (Psychology)

The meeting did not approve adding UF references from "Mental models" and "Models, Mental" to the existing heading Cognitive maps (Psychology) because it is not clear that these terms are generally considered to be equivalent. The Thesaurus of psychological index terms published by the American Psychological Association has separate but related headings for "Cognitive maps" and "Mental models." A proposal to establish a separate heading for "Mental models" may be considered.

Roots of Empathy (School program)

The meeting did not approve this proposal. It appears that a name heading should be established instead. Roots of Empathy is a charitable not-for-profit organization that produces classroom materials aimed at reducing levels of aggression and violence in school children while increasing their social/emotional competence and empathy.

Group-randomized trials

The meeting did not approve adding a UF Random assignment to the existing heading Group-randomized trials because these concepts are not synonymous. The specific meaning of the subject heading is provided in its scope note. A proposal to establish a separate heading for the concept of random assignment or allocation in the context of experimental design may be resubmitted.