Today
Bookmark and Share    
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailLes limites de la Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) dans une population médico-légale souffrant de schizophrénie
De Page, Louis; Matteucci, Marie; Englebert, Jérôme ULiege

in Annales Médico-Psychologiques (in press)

Aim: The Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) is the most studied and validated instrument to measure psychopathy. We aimed to explore its items content invariance to forensic schizophrenic subjects ... [more ▼]

Aim: The Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) is the most studied and validated instrument to measure psychopathy. We aimed to explore its items content invariance to forensic schizophrenic subjects. Method: We examined the PCL-R protocol of 15 male forensic schizophrenic subjects and attributed a score of sensitivity to psychotic symptomatology to each item score. Results: Results suggest that the applicability of the PCL-R items to a forensic schizophrenic sample is not to be blindly warranted. Some items more systematically positively influenced by psychotic symptoms (e.g. Shallow Affect, Lack of Remorse or Guilt), while others were negatively influenced (e.g. Promiscuous Sexual Behavior, Glib and Superficial Charm), or not influenced at all (e.g. Criminal Versatility). Conclusions: The current study suggest that the applicability of the PCL-R items to a forensic schizophrenic sample is not to be blindly warranted. We discuss both psychometric and conceptual implications for the measurement of psychopathy when a diagnosis of schizophrenia has been established. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 20 (4 ULiège)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailTaxation and Pensions – An Overview of Interplay
Jousten, Alain ULiege; Feher, Csaba

in Holzmann, Robert; Piggott, John (Eds.) The Taxation of Pensions (in press)

The paper describes the factors influencing the interplay of pension and tax policies from a fiscal and welfare perspective, and identifies areas where both topics can materially impact one another. The ... [more ▼]

The paper describes the factors influencing the interplay of pension and tax policies from a fiscal and welfare perspective, and identifies areas where both topics can materially impact one another. The paper also explores the arguments for coordination between income tax and pension policies in light of the distributional and behavioral synergies. The paper raises questions regarding tax policy’s effectiveness for materially influencing pension coverage, contribution compliance, and labor mobility. The authors argue for taxing pension similarly to all other incomes and for limiting tax treatment of mandatory pensions, and for initiating coordinated tax and pension reforms before electoral demographics render such reforms even more difficult than today. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 19 (1 ULiège)
Full Text
See detailAdvanced porosity-based models to assess the influence of urban layouts on inundation flows and impact of urban evolution on flood damage
Bruwier, Martin ULiege

Doctoral thesis (2017)

Worldwide, flood risk is expected to increase over the 21st century due to the combined effect of climate and land use changes. However, while the impact of climate change on future flood risk was ... [more ▼]

Worldwide, flood risk is expected to increase over the 21st century due to the combined effect of climate and land use changes. However, while the impact of climate change on future flood risk was extensively studied, the effects of urbanization remain unclear. The goal of this PhD thesis is to contribute to a better understanding of the influence of future urban development on changes in inundation flows as well as on the related damage. First, an original porosity-based model was developed, which enables efficient computation of urban flooding. It uses anisotropic porosity parameters to reproduce the influence of subgrid-scale obstacles on the flow. An original merging technique was implemented to optimize the computational efficiency in the presence of low values of the storage porosity parameter. Compared to a standard inundation model, the developed model enables speedup factors of the order of 100, while keeping the error on the flow variables at a few percent. Second, we systematically investigated how the layout of buildings located in floodplains influences the inundation characteristics for a long-duration flood scenario. The anisotropic porosity-based model was used to compute the flow variables for 2,000 alternative urban patterns. Correlations between the computed water depths and the urban characteristics reveal which features of the layout of buildings influences most the severity of urban flooding. In particular, the results suggest how the hydraulic effect of new urban development can be effectively mitigated by a suitable location of the buildings preserving a higher flow conveyance at the district-scale. This result provides guidance for more flood-proof urban developments. Finally, we evaluated the evolution of future flood damage as a result of urbanization along all the main rivers in the Walloon region, Belgium. The study was conducted at the regional level using detailed hydraulic results (resolution of 2 to 5 m). Despite high uncertainties in the considered urbanization scenarios, involving both urban expansion and densification, robust conclusions could be drawn, such as the overwhelming influence of banning new developments in flood-prone areas compared to the other tested facets of urban planning policy. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 18 (3 ULiège)
Full Text
See detailL’histoire de l’intégration européenne : les grands acteurs et leur rôle
Michel, Quentin ULiege

Learning material (2017)

Detailed reference viewed: 17 (0 ULiège)