Los Angeles / Orange County Libraries
4Nov/120

New Books in PsycBooks

The PsycBooks database added 4 new contemporary books and 20 classic psychology texts.  The full list of added books is here.  The four new books are shown below:

 Assessing the Implicit Personality Through Conditional Reasoning  2011  By Lawrence R. James, PhD and James M. LeBreton, PhD

“This book lays out a novel framework to examine how new measures of the implicit personality interact with more popular explicit personality measures to provide a comprehensive assessment of personality.”

 Gender Differences in Prenatal Substance Exposure  2011  Edited by Michael Lewis, PhD and Lisa Kestler, PhD

Exciting new research has found that there are gender differences when there is prenatal exposure to neurotoxins resulting in different outcomes for males and females. Namely, exposed males appear to be more vulnerable and experience greater deficits than exposed females.  This book aims to contribute to our knowledge of central nervous system development.

 Group Play Interventions for Children: Strategies for Teaching Prosocial Skills  2011  By Linda A. Reddy, PhD

“Author Linda A. Reddy lays out the grounding principles and research of group play interventions and sketches out the most common disorders and symptom sets for which children are referred for group training. She then offers practical suggestions for forming groups and for managing instruction and behavior, as well as a chapter on how to make the most of caregivers' skills and interests to maintain children's progress.  Step-by-step instructions are given for teaching, modeling, organizing, and coaching children through skill sequences and fun, developmentally appropriate games. Detailed lists of preparatory and follow-up actions are also provided, as well as tips on tailoring instruction to children's ages and special needs. Positive interactions are emphasized throughout the book, from parent interviews through implementation and questions for the children post-training.”

 The Immigrant Paradox in Children and Adolescents: Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk?  2011  Edited by Cynthia García Coll, PhD and Amy Kerivan Marks, PhD

“Many academic and public policies promote rapid immigrant assimilation. Yet, researchers have recently identified an emerging pattern, known as the "immigrant paradox," in which assimilated children of immigrants experience diminishing developmental outcomes and educational achievements.”

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