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Principles and Techniques of Trauma-centered Psychotherapy

Therapists interested in conducting rigorous and effective trauma-centered conversations with their patients will find Principles and Techniques of Trauma-Centered Psychotherapy of enormous instructional and clinical value. Never before has a text examined the process of trauma inquiry in the detail presented here specifically, in dozens of extremely thorough case examples that demonstrate successful and unsuccessful therapeutic interventions. Exercising great care and skill, the authors describe the step-by-step mechanics of conducting an effective trauma-centered psychotherapy based on imaginal exposure from an in-depth narrative of the client s traumatic experiences. Clinicians in practice and in training will benefit from the authors focus on increasing competence in this important aspect of treatment. From establishing the trauma treatment framework to navigating the inevitable disruptions to dealing with the negative effects on the therapist of hearing detailed accounts of traumatic events, Principles and Techniques of Trauma-Centered Psychotherapy is both pragmatic and empathic, providing effective strategies in the context of true life treatment.

Who Owns Psychoanalysis?
Who Owns Psychoanalysis? Sented by Paul

So who does own psychoanalysis? Equally pertinent, what is psychoanalysis? Even before the death of Sigmund Freud, psychoanalysis was splintering into different groups, each convinced of their superiority to the other. There was little co-operation between them plus a great deal of resentment, recrimination and suspicion. The status quo has been evolving slowly in recent years, with increased tolerance and communication between the different factions, leading to the birth of this book.The result is an international and inter-group collaboration of eminent psychoanalysts and scholars of psychoanalysis discussing and reflecting on the meaning psychoanalysis holds for them. Their contributions have been grouped into four sections: academic, historical, political and scientific. Each paper is varied in its subject matter, looking at such issues as psychoanalytic ownership, the genealogy of the word "psychotherapy", historical perspectives on the situation, whether there can be a monopoly on psychoanalysis, and the role of the brain in relation to the mind, and has been grouped according to its main theme.

Verkehrspsychologie: Ein Lehrbuch Fuer Psychologen, Ingenieure Und Informatiker (Kohlhammer Standards Psychologie) (German Edition)

Der moderne Verkehr wird immer sicherer, obwohl die Anforderungen an die Verkehrsteilnehmer zunehmen. Hohe Verkehrsdichten, komplexe stadtische Umgebungen, neue Informationstechnologien und automatisches Fahren sind einige Schlusselthemen. Im Mittelpunkt der modernen Verkehrspsychologie steht inzwischen das System Fahrer-Fahrzeug-Umwelt. Psychologen arbeiten in interdisziplinaren Teams auch an der Gestaltung von Fahrzeugen, Strassen und Verkehrssystemen mit. Dieses Lehrbuch vermittelt ein grundlegendes Verstandnis des Fahrers im Verkehr und seiner Interaktion mit neuen technischen Systemen - und hoffentlich auch den Reiz, den dieses wachsende Gebiet auf Forscher und Anwender ausubt.

Mindfulness in Social Psychology (Current Issues in Social Psychology)

Scientific interest in mindfulness has expanded in recent years, but it has typically been approached from a clinical perspective. This volume brings recent mindfulness research to classic social psychology topics such as romantic relationships, prejudice, prosocial behavior, achievement, and self-control. Written by renowned scholars in social psychology, it combines a comprehensive research overview with an in-depth analysis of the processes through which mindfulness affects people’s daily life experiences. It provides theoretical and methodological guidance for researchers across disciplines and discusses fundamental processes in mindfulness, including its effect on emotion regulation, executive control, automatic and deliberative processing, and its relationship to self-construal and self-identity. This book will be of particular interest to upper-level students and researchers in social psychology, health psychology, and clinical psychology, as well as social work and psychology professionals.

An Introduction to Social Psychology

A pioneering work in psychology, this enormously influential book served as a catalyst in the study of the foundations of social behavior. Ironically, its approach marked such a dramatic departure from contemporary trends that it stimulated little follow-up research at the time of its 1908 publication. In recent years, however, the author's ideas have been resurrected in sociobiological reasoning, making the republication of this systematic treatise particularly timely. McDougall's work grounds social behavior in biology, focusing on the individual and attributing most social behavior to instinct. This reasoning makes his work one of the first in modern psychology to take human motivation as its central concern. As one of the initial texts of social psychology, it assisted in laying the foundations of a new discipline, separating the field from its forerunners, sociology and general psychology. McDougall's emphasis on the instinctive basis of social phenomena also helped promote the individualistic approach typical of modern social psychology. Popular, long-lived, and ever-relevant, this landmark work is guaranteed a wide audience among teachers and students of psychology.

Apprehending the Inaccessible: Freudian Psychoanalysis and Existential Phenomenology (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)

Throughout history philosophers have relentlessly pursued what may be called "inaccessible domains." This book explores how the traditions of existential phenomenology relate to Freudian psychoanalysis. A clear, succinct, and systematic account of the philosophical presuppositions of psychoanalytic theory and practice, this work offers a deeper and richer understanding and appreciation of Freudian thought, as well as its antecedents and influences.

Comparative Psychology for Clinical Psychologists and Therapists: What Animal Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Psychology

Featuring animal research, from pigeons to primates, this book explains how comparative psychology can enrich our insights into human psychological processes. Each chapter covers a different clinical disorder or problem commonly encountered by clinical psychologists and therapists, including depression, autism and social communication disorders, substance abuse and obesity, and reviews related research into animal behaviors. Revealing how animal models can grant psychologists a better understanding of the motivations and causes for behaviors that are impossible or challenging to study in humans, the authors suggest interventions, drawn from research findings in comparative psychology, that can effectively address psychological disorders in humans.

Market Mind Games: A Radical Psychology of Investing, Trading and Risk

This book explains how to navigate the shifting relationships among reason, analysis, emotion and intuition to build "psychological capital" - and manage it with the same care as monetary capital to make decisions calmly and rationally during the heat of trading.

Psychology for Teachers
Psychology for Teachers Sented by Luis

Every child is an individual whose knowledge and understanding needs to be developed in ways that help them succeed. How do you manage this alongside the realities of the curriculum? How do you achieve this for a full classroom of expectant learners? Psychology for Teachers explains how psychology can be intelligently applied to the classroom to meet the needs of different learners. It encourages you to review your own practice to develop a personal teaching style, supported by research findings and an awareness of the factors underpinning high-quality teaching. Focusing on how an understanding of psychological theory can support effective teaching and learning this book contains case studies and tasks to make sure that you really understand how theory can be meaningfully applied in the classroom. Additional online materials The book is supported by a companion website including resources such as free journal articles, additional activities and links to relevant information. Scott Buckler is a Senior Lecturer and Paul Castle is a Chartered Psychologist, Health Care Professions Council-registered and Senior Lecturer. Both are based at the University of Worcester.

The Psychology of Power: Temptation at the Top

The author tests the hypothesis that hubris and the Bathsheba syndrome tend to affect all top leaders, by zooming in on the best known and very highest executives of our own day and age, and examines the psychological forces tugging at the top level of political leadership.

Pastoral Power Beyond Psychology's Marginalization: Resisting the Discourses of the Psy-Complex (New Approaches to Religion and Power)

In times of massive economic inequity, why do so many Americans consider themselves mentally ill? Exploring the psychological effects of debt, foreclosure, and unemployment, this book shows how our mental health categories are poorly equipped to explain the stresses of the current economy. Philip Browning Helsel provides concrete advice to ministers and counselors wishing to help those struggling with the stress of being in a member of the modern working class. 'Pastoral power' is the ability to help people define and resist the suffering that results from an unjust economic system. Helsel argues that psychological labels can reduce people to 'problem-identities' and make them feel internally responsible for their emotional problems. Drawing from the counter-conducts of pastoral power described by Michel Foucault, and highlighting the testimonies of the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement, this book helps communities resist social class oppression while questioning the oversimplification of mental health pathology.

Surrounding Free Will: Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience

This volume showcases cutting-edge scholarship from The Big Questions in Free Will project, funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and directed by Alfred R. Mele. It explores the subject of free will from the perspectives of neuroscience; social, cognitive, and developmental psychology; and philosophy (both traditional and experimental). 

Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology (Language, Cognition, and Mind)

By highlighting relations between experimental and theoretical work, this volume explores new ways of addressing one of the central challenges in the study of language and cognition. The articles bring together work by leading scholars and younger researchers in psychology, linguistics and philosophy. An introductory chapter lays out the background on concept composition, a problem that is stimulating much new research in cognitive science. Researchers in this interdisciplinary domain aim to explain how meanings of complex expressions are derived from simple lexical concepts and to show how these meanings connect to concept representations. Traditionally, much of the work on concept composition has been carried out within separate disciplines, where cognitive psychologists have concentrated on concept representations, and linguists and philosophers have focused on the meaning and use of logical operators. This volume demonstrates an important change in this situation, where convergence points between these three disciplines in cognitive science are emerging and are leading to new findings and theoretical insights. This book is open access under a CC BY license.

Applied Psychology: Putting Theory into Practice

For many students, the lecture hall or seminar room may seem vastly removed from the reality of everyday life. Applied Psychology: Putting Theory into Practice, Second Edition, demystifies the link between the study of psychology and psychology in the real world. The book is structured as a series of "rooms", each examining a field in which psychology has a significant impact. Each room contains an overview of the key psychological concepts applicable to each situation and provides a number of case studies detailing the psychologist's input and its effects. The rooms include: The Crime Room, which focuses on forensic psychology; The Work Room, which looks at occupational psychology; The Teaching Room, which explores educational psychology; and more. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions that encourage students to engage in lively debates. Now in its second edition, the text incorporates new illustrated chapter openers that help to support and reflect the written content. It also includes two brand-new chapters--Chapter 10: The Teaching Room and Chapter 11: The Nature Room. An invaluable resource for all students of psychology, Applied Psychology: Putting Theory into Practice is ideal for undergraduate courses in applied psychology.

A mind of her own: The evolutionary psychology of women

When Darwin proposed that females shape evolution by being choosy in their choice of male suitors, his Victorian contemporaries were shocked that he accorded so much importance to women. But this early view of the female role was far from revolutionary: They were simply allowed to be passive 'quality controllers' of male genes. Recent years have shown that the inert 'coy female' is a myth. For a male, a high sex drive and a taste for variety may improve his fitness. But for a female, successful reproduction goes far beyond copulation. She bears the brunt of parental investment with each child represents years of commitment from pregnancy and breast-feeding to provisioning and guarding. For her genetic lineage to survive, she must do this better than her rivals. Each of us comes from a line of winning mothers. Women are, after all, the first and default sex. It is women who bear children. A child born with a single X chromosome can survive, but not one with a single Y. In a population crash, a female-biased population will survive far better than a male-heavy one. In this book, Anne Campbell redresses the balance of evolutionary theory in favour of women. She examines how selection pressures have shaped the female mind over thousands of generations: Their emotions, friendship, competition, aggression and mate choice. She brings together data from neuroscience, endocrinology, anthropology, primatology as well as psychology to address fundamental questions about sex differences.... Why are women less aggressive than men? Were women designed for monogamy or promiscuity? What do women compete for? Why is conflict between males and females inevitable? What makes each woman unique? Have contraception and IVF subverted the process of natural selection?

Applied Psychology: Driving Power of Thought

Applied Psychology: Driving Power of Thought, by Warren Hilton, is a classic psychology essay that explains why a successful business man in his eighties still wakes up early and reads the papers. It is a matter of developing good habits that makes people successful. This book will teach you how to develop the habits that lead to success.

The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology)

There has recently been an escalated interest in the interface between psychology and economics. The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour is a valuable reference dedicated to improving our understanding of the economic mind and economic behaviour. Employing empirical methods - including laboratory and field experiments, observations, questionnaires and interviews - the Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of theory and method, financial and consumer behaviour, the environment and biological perspectives. This second edition also includes new chapters on topics such as neuroeconomics, unemployment, debt, behavioural public finance, and cutting-edge work on fuzzy trace theory and robots, cyborgs and consumption. With distinguished contributors from a variety of countries and theoretical backgrounds, the Handbook is an important step forward in the improvement of communications between the disciplines of psychology and economics that will appeal to academic researchers and graduates in economic psychology and behavioral economics.

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