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New Books in PsycBooks

PsycBooks, our online database of full-text books published by the APA and available through EBSCO, has added three new books to the database in January. In addition, they have added  60  “classic” books from the early part of the 20th century (including several books by Josiah Royce of Royce Hall fame).  The contemporary books are described below.  For a list of all added books click here.  Click here for a guide to using PsycBooks.

Caring for Veterans With Deployment-Related Stress Disorders: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Beyond  2011.  Edited by Josef I. Ruzek, PhD; Paula P. Schnurr, PhD; Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD; and Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD

“[This book] explores the myriad causes and consequences of these peculiar war-zone disorders, yet its emphasis is on prevention and treatment through better assessment, psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions (including couple/family therapy), and appropriate evidence-based treatments. The final part of this edited volume concludes with broad guidelines for minimizing current barriers to treatment for stress-disordered veterans and their families by shifting care to the local/community level of health care providers.”

 Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction: Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations  2011   Edited by Linda R. Tropp, PhD and Robyn K. Mallett, PhD

"[This book] examines the dynamics of attitudinal change from the individual to the group levels and proposes a proactive analytical framework that scholars and researchers on intergroup contact and social conflict can use to improve relations between groups."

The Psychology of Prejudice: From Attitudes to Social Action 2011  By Lynne M. Jackson, PhD

"This book provides an accessible yet scholarly review of social psychological theory on prejudice with the goal of integrating recent theories about its causes and introducing emerging trends in the area."

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