Critical Thinking about Psychology by Brent D. Slife; Jeffrey S. Reber; Frank C. RichardsonIn this volume, experts from varied subdisciplines critique assumptions peculiar to their speciality and then propose alternatives to replace the original assumptions. The book covers six major psychology subdisciplines, ranging from clinical psychology to neuropsychology. Contributors critique unquestioned tenets of the field such as the dualism between mind and body, the truth of efficient causation, and the discrete unit known as the individual.
Call Number: BF38 .C75 2005
Publication Date: 2004-12-15
A History of Modern Psychology by Duane P. Schultz; Sydney Ellen SchultzFocusing on modern psychology, the text's coverage begins with the late 19th century. The authors personalize the history of psychology not only by using biographical information on influential theorists, but also by showing how major events in those theorists' lives have affected the authors' own ideas, approaches, and methods.
Call Number: TXT BF95 .S35 2012
Publication Date: 2011-02-22
The Psychology of Marriage by Weisfeld We WEISFELD; E.From their location in the heart of Detroit, Michigan, the Weisfelds' lab has reached out for thirty years to couples in long-term partnerships around the world. In living rooms in Detroit, London, Moscow, Beijing, and beyond, couples of all types and ages have shared their perspectives into adult romantic relationships. The Psychology of Marriage: An Evolutionary and Cross-Cultural View is a distillation of these findings, which have appeared in dozens of book chapters, journal articles, and conference presentations. This book provides new systematic comparisons that offer insights into the mysteries of marriage and other committed relationships. Scholars, professional counselors, and family therapists will find a helpful framework in the text for thinking about cultural similarities and differences in marital dynamics. Researchers will be introduced to a robust new instrument, the Marriage and Relationship Questionnaire (MARQ), which can be used in heterosexual and same-sex couples in virtually any cultural setting, along with ethical guidelines for conducting this research. Anyone who is interested in why committed relationships work (or do not work) will find the book filled with compelling new information.
Publication Date: 2017-11-17
Judeo-Christian Perspectives on Psychology by William R. Miller; Harold D. DelaneyIn its etymology, the word 'psychology' literally means the study of the spirit or soul. Yet through much of the 20th century, psychology remained oddly divorced from spirituality and religion. While religion is an important, even central aspect of experience and identity for many people, very little has been done to incorporate this dimension of human nature into mainstream psychological theory and research.
Call Number: BF51 .J83 2005
Publication Date: 2004-09-15
Practical Ethics for Psychologists by Samuel J. Knapp; Leon D. VandecreekThe legal floor and positive ethics -- Foundations of ethical behavior -- Ethical decision making -- Competence -- Informed consent, empowered collaboration, or shared decision making -- Multiple relationships and professional boundaries -- Confidentiality, privileged communications, and record keeping -- Life-endangering patients -- Forensic psychology -- Assessment -- Special topics in psychotherapy -- Business issues -- Psychologists as educators -- Consultation and clinical supervision -- Research and scholarship.
Call Number: BF76.4 .K64 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-15
The Social Psychology of Morality by Mario Mikulincer (Editor); Philllip R. Shaver (Editor)Humans are universally concerned with good and evil, although one person's "evil" can be another person's "good." How do individuals arrive at decisions about what is right and what is wrong? And how are these decisions influenced by psychological, social, and cultural forces? Such questions form the foundation of the field of moral psychology. In trying to understand moral behavior, researchers historically adopted a cognitive-rationalistic approach that emphasized reasoning and reflection. However, a new generation of investigators has become intrigued by the role of emotional, unconscious, and intra- and interpersonal processes. Their explorations are presented in this third addition to the Herzliya Series on Personality and Social Psychology. The contributors to this volume begin by presenting basic issues and controversies in the study of morality; subsequent chapters explore the psychological processes involved, such as the cognitive mechanisms and motives underlying immoral behavior and moral hypocrisy. Later chapters discuss personality, developmental, and clinical aspects of morality as well as societal aspects of good and evil, including the implications of moral thinking for large-scale violence and genocide. The wide-ranging findings and discussions presented in this volume make this work a provocative and engaging resource for social psychologists and other scholars concerned with moral judgments and both moral and immoral behavior.
Call Number: BJ45 .S635 2012
Publication Date: 2011-09-15
Controversy in the Psychology Classroom by Dana DunnEvery serious psychology teacher strives to design and execute classes that will be comprehensive, organized, predictable, dynamic, and meaningful. As psychology educators, we are blessed to teach in a discipline that provides such an impressive store of rich raw material from which to choose to help us meet our intended teaching and learning outcomes. However, every seasoned psychology teacher also knows that dealing with controversial issues effectively requires strategic, sometimes delicate, management to achieve desired results and avoid chaos in the classroom.
Publication Date: 2012-12-01
Psychology for Christian Ministry by Fraser N. Watts; Rebecca Nye; Sara B. SavageThis introduction to psychology has been devised for those training for and working in the clergy. Ideal both as a professional handbook and a textbook, it covers social, developmental, educational, occupational and counselling psychology, as well as the psychology of religion. It carefully considers the processes of personal change and growth central to religion..
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
Psychology of Self-Concept by Kamel GanaThe study of self-concept has a long tradition in psychological research focusing on at least seven issues: (1) definitional aspects of dimensions and specific components of self-views; (2) neuropsychological aspects as well as structural aspects of self-concept; (3) measurement aspects of self-concept; (4) a nomological network of self-concept; (5) underlying mechanisms of the relationship between self-concept and psychological and health outcomes; (6) developmental aspects of self-concept; and (7) cross-cultural differences in self-concept. The chapters in this book cover and deal with one or other of these issues. The majority of these chapters present both theoretical background and empirical innovative studies. This book sheds new light and provides new empirical evidences on the universality of the role of self-knowledge in psychological adjustment.
Publication Date: 2012-06-01
Psychology of Victimization by Audrey N. Hutcherson (Editor)In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the psychology of victimisation. Topics discussed include the victims of cyberbullying and the similarities and differences with traditional bullying; discriminating true and false allegations of victimisation; the effects of bullying victimisation from childhood to young adulthood; the long term impact of victimisation in cases of child sexual abuse and the link between victimisation and voting preferences.
The Psychology of Oppression by E. J. R. DavidWritten in an engaging and relatable manner, this book reviews the psychological theories and research on the topic of oppression--its evolution, its various forms, and its consequences. Painful historical examples and modern-day occurrences of oppression including mass incarceration, LGBTQ and transgender issues, police brutality, immigration reform, anti-Muslim sentiments, and systemic racism are explored. How oppression exists and operates on various levels, the mental and behavioral health consequences of oppression, and promising clinical and community programs to eradicate oppression are reviewed. The authors hope that by providing readers with a basic understanding of oppression, it will motivate them to combat bias to create a more just, harmonious, and healthy world. Highlights include: Introduces readers to the psychological theories and research on oppression whereas most other books focus on a sociological or ethnic studies perspective.Introduces readers to the fundamentals of oppression--what it is, who experiences it, and where and when it has taken place.Dissects the layers of oppression--how it is expressed blatantly or subtly and overtly or covertly.Explores how oppression is manifested on different levels (including interpersonal, institutional/systemic, and internalized) for a deeper understanding.Demonstrates how oppression influences peoples' thoughts, attitudes, feelings, and behaviors, and how it influences peoples' well-being and health.Explores why certain people are discriminated against simply because of their race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality and the resulting psychological implications.Highlights what researchers and service providers are doing to address oppression via encouraging community and clinical interventions.Examines why oppression exists and has persisted throughout history and what it looks like today.Recommends future psychological work on oppression across research, clinical, and community contexts. Ideal as a text in upper-level undergraduate and beginning graduate courses on oppression, prejudice and discrimination, race relations, ethnic studies, ethnic and racial minorities, multicultural or cross-cultural psychology, multicultural counseling, diversity, women's studies, LGBTQ studies, disability studies, and social justice taught in psychology, social work, and counseling. Behavioral and mental health providers in both clinical and community contexts will also appreciate this book.