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In a review of the cancer prevention studies, Northup found that people who adopt a fatalistic view towards cancer, a view that it is too difficult to understand causes of cancer well enough to do anything about it—tend to have lower self-efficacy toward reducing risky behaviors that may cause cancer.
Those with a more fatalistic view toward eating well tend to eat more snack foods.
Fatalistic high school student George Zinavoy (Freddie Highmore) doesn't see any point in completing class assignments.
It's as colourful and cavalier as Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, which laboured to reinvent the guileless guillotine-fodder as a fatalistic slave to fashion deserving her own tear-streaked Elton John tribute.
Speakers said only about 30 percent of married Pakistani women of reproductive age are currently using contraceptive method whereas the rest, due to fatalistic views, opt for abortions in case of unintended pregnancies.
Contraceptive methods are limited to mere 30 percent women, whereas the rest, due to fatalistic views, opt for abortions in case of unintended pregnancies.
The brutalisation of this society through apartheid and the hopelessness among so many youths who can't get jobs, a deep lack of self-esteem and just a fatalistic spirit, makes people shrug their shoulders and say, Tm going to get it [HIV] anyway'.
To be frightened of European foreign policy is blinkered, fatalistic and wrong.
She found that Aboriginal women had a fearful and fatalistic attitude toward cancer, doubted the efficacy of treatment and carried an enduring ambivalence toward the authority of 'whiteman's' medicine.
Three main types of causal attributions of poverty can be discerned in the theoretical and empirical literature: individualistic, structural, and fatalistic (Alcock, 1997; Bullock, Williams, & Limbert, 2003; Miller, 1996; Zucker & Weiner, 1993).
I would say "carpe diem" sums up my life attitude, though not in the fatalistic sense of "memento mori," but more the taking of opportunities as they arise to live life to the full.
Though Middlemann spends a small portion of time denouncing "Openness of God" theology, he expends most of his book's space, ink and paper taking on what he calls "Calvinism," which he lumps in with a fatalistic and deterministic view of the happenings in the world.