Los Angeles / Orange County Libraries
31Jul/130

Easy access to the Chronicle of Higher Education

Our subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education is now even easier to access.  If you use your TCS email address (ending in @ego.thechicagoschool.edu or @thechicagoschool.edu) to create an account you can access The Chronicle from your computer, from your tablet or from your smartphone.  Here's how:

1) From your iPad -- Download The Chronicle’s iPad editions at no cost.  You can download either or both sections of The Chronicle.

 2) From your smartphone or tablet using the device’s Web browser.  The new mobile interface makes The Chronicle easy to read on the go.

 3) From any computer, from any location in the world -- Direct access to Chronicle.com from any remote location without having to go through a proxy server.   

 A Chronicle account can be created by going to Chronicle.com and clicking on the "login" link at the top, right hand side of the Web page.  On the next page click on "Create an Account" and fill in the requested information.  Remember you MUST use your TCS email to create the account.  You can also sign up for email updates including one designed for graduate students.

The Chronicle’s free iPad app can be found here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id414901678.

25Jul/130

New Dissertation

We have a new dissertation in the library: 

Intimacy: a theoretical exploration on the influence of exposure from domestic violence, child abuse, and lack of early attachment from primary caregiver  Luis Dinamitardo Lara Ramirez II

Congratulations!

15Jul/130

New PsycBooks

PsycBooks database has added 7 contemporary titles to the database and 17 classsic titles. The contemporary titles are described below.

 Cultural Adaptations: Tools for Evidence-Based Practice With Diverse Populations  (2012)  Edited by Guillermo Bernal, PhD and Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, PhD

Research for the Public Good: Applying the Methods of Translational Research to Improve Human Health and Well-Being  (2012)  Edited by Elaine Wethington, PhD and Rachel E. Dunifon, PhD

Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education  (2012)  Edited by Beth M. Schwartz, PhD and Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD

Making Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments Work With Older Adults

Meaning, Mortality, and Choice: The Social Psychology of Existential Concerns

Transformation in Psychotherapy: Corrective Experiences Across Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic, and Psychodynamic Approaches 

Trauma Therapy in Context: The Science and Craft of Evidence-Based Practice

10Jun/130

New Books in PsycBooks

PsycBooks has added two contemporary titles to its database and 12 classic titles.  A full list of the added titles is available here.  The two contemporary books are described below:

 Cultural Adaptations: Tools for Evidence-Based Practice With Diverse Populations  2012  Edited by Guillermo Bernal, PhD and Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, PhD

“The unifying theoretical framework of this volume promotes culturally adapted EBPs as productive and empirically viable approaches to treating ethnic minorities and culturally diverse groups. Chapter authors describe cultural adaptations of conventional EBPs for a variety of psychological problems across a wide range of cultures and ethnicities — Latino/as, Chinese, African Americans, and American Indians among them.”

Research for the Public Good: Applying the Methods of Translational Research to Improve Human Health and Well-Being  2012  Edited by Elaine Wethington, PhD and Rachel E. Dunifon, PhD

 “This book demonstrates how emerging methods of translational research can be applied to important topics of interest to social and behavioral scientists. Accessible models and real-world case studies are provided to help bridge the gaps among research, policy, and practice.  Social and behavioral sciences now often contribute to public- and individual-level interventions that promote education, disease prevention, health care delivery, health care access, and more. This broader, more inclusive approach to translational research has gained popularity and been promoted by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, medical centers, and university programs.”

21May/130

More New Books in Westwood

Here are some more books that are new in the Westwood library.

 The psychology of prayer 2013  Spilka and Ladd

 Essential assessment skills for couple and family therapists 2011

“Showing how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy, this indispensable text and practitioner guide is reader friendly, straightforward, and practical. Specific strategies are provided for evaluating a wide range of clinical issues and concerns in adults, children and adolescents, families, and couples. The authors demonstrate ways to use interviewing and other techniques to understand both individual and relationship functioning, develop sound treatment plans, and monitor progress. Handy mnemonics help beginning family therapists remember what to include in assessments, and numerous case examples illustrate what the assessment principles look like in action with diverse clients.”

 When to use what research design 2012

“Systematic, practical, and accessible, this is the first book to focus on finding the most defensible design for a particular research question. Thoughtful guidelines are provided for weighing the advantages and disadvantages of various methods, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs. The book can be read sequentially or readers can dip into chapters on specific stages of research (basic design choices, selecting and sampling participants, addressing ethical issues) or data collection methods (surveys, interviews, experiments, observations, archival studies, and combined methods). Many chapter headings and subheadings are written as questions, helping readers quickly find the answers they need to make informed choices that will affect the later analysis and interpretation of their data.”

 Doing what works: An integrative system for the treatment of eating disorders from diagnosis to recovery  2009

“Eating disorders at times leave practitioners feeling as emotionally challenged and out of control as the patients they treat. This is the first book of its kind to provide support, direction, clarity, and optimism to clinicians treating these disorders. In describing what to do and how to do what works, reader-friendly strategies and holistic guidelines bring together science and human personality, protocols and art, skill and instinct, evidence-based research and practicable clinical applications to provide a fully integrative approach to eating disorders care.”

 Spiritually integrated psychotherapy  2007

“From a leading researcher and practitioner, this volume provides an innovative framework for understanding the role of spirituality in people's lives and its relevance to the work done in psychotherapy. It offers fresh, practical ideas for creating a spiritual dialogue with clients, assessing spirituality as a part of their problems and solutions, and helping them draw on spiritual resources in times of stress. Written from a nonsectarian perspective, the book encompasses both traditional and nontraditional forms of spirituality. It is grounded in current findings from psychotherapy research and the psychology of religion, and includes a wealth of evocative case material.”

 Cognitive therapy for challenging problems 2005

“This groundbreaking book addresses what to do when a patient is not making progress. Provided is practical, step-by-step guidance on conceptualizing and solving frequently encountered problems, whether in developing and maintaining the therapeutic alliance or in accomplishing specific therapeutic tasks. While the framework presented is applicable to a range of challenging clinical situations, particular attention is given to modifying the longstanding distorted beliefs and dysfunctional behavioral strategies of people with personality disorders. Helpful appendices include a reproducible assessment tool, the Personality Belief Questionnaire.”

 Cognitive therapy of anxiety disorders  2010

“Updating and reformulating Aaron T. Beck's pioneering cognitive model of anxiety disorders, this book is both authoritative and highly practical. The authors synthesize the latest thinking and empirical data on anxiety treatment and offer step-by-step instruction in cognitive assessment, case formulation, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral intervention. They provide evidence-based mini-manuals for treating the five most common anxiety disorders: panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. User-friendly features include vivid case examples, concise "Clinician Guidelines" that reinforce key points, and over three dozen reproducible handouts and forms.”

 The psychology of religion 2009

“Scholarly and comprehensive yet accessible, this state-of-the-science work is widely regarded as the definitive psychology of religion text. The authors synthesize classic and contemporary empirical research on numerous different religious groups. Coverage includes religious thought, belief, and behavior across the lifespan; links between religion and biology; the forms and meaning of religious experience; the social psychology of religious organizations; and connections to morality, coping, mental health, and psychopathology. Designed for optimal use in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, every chapter features thought-provoking quotations and examples that bring key concepts to life.”

 Psychodynamic therapy  2010

“Presenting a pragmatic, evidence-based approach to conducting psychodynamic therapy, this engaging guide is firmly grounded in contemporary clinical practice and research. The book reflects an openness to new influences on dynamic technique, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and positive psychology. It offers a fresh understanding of the most common problems for which patients seek help--depression, obsessionality, low self-esteem, fear of abandonment, panic, and trauma--and shows how to organize and deliver effective psychodynamic interventions. Extensive case material illustrates each stage of therapy, from engagement to termination. Special topics include ways to integrate individual treatment with psychopharmacology and with couple or family work.”

 Five ways of doing qualitative analysis 2011

“This unique text provides a broad introduction to qualitative analysis together with concrete demonstrations and comparisons of five major approaches. Leading scholars apply their respective analytic lenses to a narrative account and interview featuring "Teresa," a young opera singer who experienced a career-changing illness. The resulting analyses vividly exemplify what each approach looks like in action. The researchers then probe the similarities and differences among their approaches; their distinctive purposes and strengths; the role, style, and subjectivity of the individual researcher; and the scientific and ethical complexities of conducting qualitative research. Also included are the research participant's responses to each analysis of her experience. A narrative account from another research participant, "Gail," can be used by readers to practice the kinds of analysis explored in the book.”

 Child and adolescent therapy 2012

“Widely regarded as the definitive clinical reference and text in the field, this authoritative volume presents effective cognitive-behavioral approaches for treating frequently encountered child and adolescent disorders. The editor and contributors are leading experts who provide hands-on, how-to-do-it descriptions illustrated with clinical examples. Relevant theories and research findings are explained, and exemplary treatment manuals and client workbooks reviewed. Coverage encompasses evidence-based treatments for aggression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and suicidality, obsessive–compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and trauma. Ways to involve parents in treatment are addressed throughout.”

1May/130

New Books in PsycBooks

6 contemporary books have been added to PsycBooks along with 40 classic titles.  Below are the contemporary books recently added to PsycBooks which you can access through EBSCO:

 Cop Watch: Spectators, Social Media, and Police Reform 2012 By Hans Toch, PhD

“In Cop Watch: Spectators, Social Media, and Police Reform, renowned social psychologist Hans Toch takes stock of the vast changes in police procedures that have occurred over the last half-century by examining the evolving role of spectators to police–citizen interactions.”

 Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research  2012  Edited by Leonard A. Jason, PhD and David S. Glenwick, PhD

“Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research offers innovative research tools that are most effective for understanding social problems in general and change in complex person-environment systems at the community level.”

 Relationship Science: Integrating Evolutionary, Neuroscience, and Sociocultural Approaches  2012  Edited by Omri Gillath, PhD; Glenn Adams, PhD; and Adrianne Kunkel, PhD

“This book brings together researchers from psychology and neighboring disciplines whose work sheds light on the topic of relationships. It focuses on evolutionary, neuroscience, and sociocultural perspectives — three relatively new interdisciplinary approaches at the forefront of relationship science”

 The Science of Attorney Advocacy: How Courtroom Behavior Affects Jury Decision Making  2012  By Jessica D. Findley, JD, PhD and Bruce D. Sales, PhD, JD

This book reviews “the scientific support for popular [attorney] advocacy recommendations. It first summarizes trial commentators' recommendations, then reviews the scientific support for these recommendations, and finally evaluates the recommendations in light of the scientific support.”

 The Journey From Child to Scientist: Integrating Cognitive Development and the Education Sciences  2012  Edited by Sharon M. Carver, PhD and Jeff Shrager, PhD

“The impulse to investigate the natural world is deeply rooted in our earliest childhood experiences. This notion has long guided researchers to uncover the cognitive mechanisms underlying the development of scientific reasoning in children.”

 Qualitative Strategies for Ethnocultural Research  2012  Edited by Donna K. Nagata, PhD; Laura Kohn-Wood, PhD; and Lisa A. Suzuki, PhD

“This volume presents the state-of-the-art discourse on qualitative methods in psychology and community studies”

21Feb/130

New PsycBooks

PsycBooks has added 2 new books to the PsycBooks database.  They are described below.  In addition, they added 20 “classic” books from earlier in the  20th century.  Click here for a list of all the new titles.

 Teaching Ethically: Challenges and Opportunities  2012  Edited by R. Eric Landrum, PhD and Maureen A. McCarthy, PhD

In this book, editors R. Eric Landrum and Maureen McCarthy identify four broad areas of concern in the ethical teaching of undergraduate psychology: pedagogy, student behavior, faculty behavior toward students, and considerations in the diverse classroom. Together with their team of experts, they provide evidence-based advice and case studies that illustrate the application of relevant ethical principles.

Virtuous Leaders: Strategy, Character, and Influence in the 21st Century  2012  By Richard R. Kilburg, PhD

In this extensively researched yet thoroughly practical book, renowned executive consultant Richard Kilburg characterizes effective leadership as a combination of specific behaviorally based competencies and virtuous aspects of character. He demonstrates that despite all the complexities of the modern world, the foundations of executive leadership can still be found in the timeless and enduring virtues of the ancient Chinese and Greeks. 

1Feb/130

New Streaming Videos

We have 5 new streaming videos listed below.  Attached is a guide to accessing streaming videos and a current list of the streaming video titles.

 The Gender puzzle  2006  45 minutes

 What really determines human gender? Looks at "brain sex" and the role of newly discovered genes. Landmark Australian court case re validity of a transsexual marriage. Right of doctors to arbitrarily assign genders to children with ambiguous "intersex" conditions questioned.

 Silences  2007  22 minutes

 Bi-racial filmmaker Octavio Warnock-Graham attempts to learn the identity of his father and the circumstances of his birth, two topics never discussed by his white mother in their suburban Ohio household.

 Psychotherapy with gay, lesbian and bisexual clients  2005  314 minutes

 A video series based on the collaborative efforts of mental health professionals with research and experience on psychotherapy with gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals. The purpose is to provide information to students and to other mental health professionals.

 Portraits in human sexuality: Sexual Orientation  2006  37 minutes

 Geoffrey and Mark and Lisa and Allison are a pair of gay couples who are co-parenting biological children they conceived together. In this program, the four discuss when they first discovered they are gay; how they met their partners; major issues they have faced as gay couples; their children, ages 2 and 4, and the co-parenting experience; and what it means to them all to be a family. In addition, an overview on HIV/AIDS given by a healthcare professional distinguishes the virus from the syndrome, explains how HIV is contracted and transmitted, and promotes protected and informed sex for sexually active students, debunking a variety of myths along the way.

 No dumb questions  2009  24 minutes

 The program follows three sisters, ages 6, 9, and 11, as they struggle to understand why and how Uncle Bill is becoming Aunt Barbara.

17Jan/130

New Full-text Database

We have added a new database on our "Search our Database" page.  It is under the multi-disciplinary databases and is titled:

Digital Commons Network (Bepress)

The database searches participating university repositories where researchers deposit free copies of their research which was or will be published in print journals.  Click on a segment of the graphic or click on "Social and Behavioral Sciences" at the bottom of the home page.  On the left there will be sub-disciplines.  Click on Psychology and there will be another list of sub-disciplines including "Counseling Psychology."  The database has over 600,000 items and they are all full-text.  The searching is not as sophisticated as EBSCO, you just put in key words in the box on the upper right of the page, but it could prove to be a valuable tool giving you access to material you might not otherwise have easy access to.

Let us know what you think of it.

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17Jan/130

New PsycBooks

 

The PsycBooks database in EBSCO added 4 contemporary titles and 20 classic titles to its database in December.  The contemporary titles are described below.  A full list is accessible here

 The Adolescent Brain: Learning, Reasoning, and Decision Making  2011   Edited by Valerie F. Reyna, PhD; Sandra B. Chapman, PhD; Michael R. Dougherty, PhD; and Jere Confrey, PhD

“This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading scientists to examine how the adolescent brain develops, and how this development impacts various aspects of reasoning and decision-making, from the use and function of memory and representation, to judgment, mathematical problem-solving, and the construction of meaning.”

Interdisciplinary Research on Close Relationships: The Case for Integration  2011  Edited by Lorne Campbell, PhD and Timothy J. Loving, PhD

“This book brings together different perspectives on close relationships to explore how such relationships develop, function, and interact across a variety of contexts. Prominent scholars contribute theory and empirical research rooted in developmental, social, and cross-cultural psychology, as well as evolutionary science, individual differences, and psychophysiology. Both early and adult relationships are examined, along with parent–child relationships.”

Multicultural Care: A Clinician's Guide to Cultural Competence  2011  By Lillian Comas-Diaz, PhD

“This book offers a comprehensive, practical approach for enhancing your understanding of clients' contexts, developing a multicultural therapeutic relationship, and adapting your healing approach to your clients' needs. Each chapter demonstrates the application of cultural competence to a different aspect of clinical practice: self-awareness, assessment, engagement, treatment, psychopharmacology and testing, folk healing, and general multicultural consciousness.”

Social Categories in Everyday Experience  2011  Edited by Shaun Wiley, PhD; Gina Philogène, PhD; and Tracey A. Revenson, PhD

Social Categories in Everyday Experience explores and expands on the construct of social categories by analyzing timely questions such as: How do members of marginalized groups cope with identity and discrimination in everyday settings like school and the workplace? How can stereotyping and discrimination be reduced among members of society's many cross-cutting categories?”

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