Los Angeles / Orange County Libraries
13May/130

ebrary mobile app

Download the ebrary mobile app to access ebrary books right on your phone or tablet.  You can even sign into your ebrary account using your own email address if that's easier for you.

Instructions for downloading and configuing the app are here.

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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?”

9Jan/130

Some notes on APA citations

Here are a few examples of some familiar and not so familiar citations from APA. Also when working with peer review materials versus non-peer reviewed it is good to designate the items.

APA CITATIONS FOR PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS: PEER REVIEW AND NON-PEER REVIEW

In today’s environment of multi-media and social media presentations and publications many questions arise as to how to document our writings, speeches, and other research oriented materials.

Here are a few examples of some of the types of APA citations that may be useful in documenting our research and presentation efforts. In addition, while the citations for peer reviewed articles and presentations are not different in format from non-peer reviewed it is sound practice to notate this distinction when possible. In resumes, bibliographies, and annual reports it is often advantageous to list peer-review materials in one section and non-peer review materials in another.

APA citation examples:

PRINT MEDIA

Basic format for books
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Article Single Author
Last name first, followed by author initials.
Berndt, T. J. (2002). Friendship quality and social development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 7-10.

Two Authors
List by their last names and initials. Use the ampersand instead of "and."
Wegener, D. T., & Petty, R. E. (1994). Mood management across affective states: The hedonic contingency hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 1034-1048.

Two or More Works by the Same Author in the Same Year
Berndt, T. J. (1981a). Age changes and changes over time in prosocial intentions and behavior between friends. Developmental Psychology, 17, 408-416.
Berndt, T. J. (1981b). Effects of friendship on prosocial intentions and behavior. Child Development, 52, 636-643.

Introductions, Prefaces, Forewords, and Afterwords
Cite the publishing information about a book as usual, but cite Introduction, Preface, Foreword, or Afterword (whatever title is applicable) as the chapter of the book.
Funk, R., & Kolln, M. (1998). Introduction. In E. W. Ludlow (Ed.), Understanding English grammar (pp. 1-2). Needham, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer.

Conference Proceedings
Schnase, J. L., & Cunnius, E. L. (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL '95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Article From an Online Periodical with DOI Assigned
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. doi:0000000/000000000000 or http://dx.doi.org/10.0000/0000

Newspaper Article

Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com

Blog (Weblog) and Video Blog Post

Include the title of the message and the URL. Please note that titles for items in online communities (e.g. blogs, newsgroups, forums) are not italicized. If the author’s name is not available, provide the screen name.

J Dean. (2008, May 7). When the self emerges: Is that me in the mirror? [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://www.spring.org.uk/the1sttransport

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9Dec/120

New PsycBooks

PsycBooks added 2 contemporary books to its database in November as well as 20 classic books.  A full list of the new books is here.  The two contemporary books are highlighted below: 

Dynamic Network Theory: How Social Networks Influence Goal Pursuit  2011  By James D. Westaby, PhD

The author “melds social psychology's traditional focus on individual and collective goals with organizational/management science's analyses of institutional roles. The result is a masterly interdisciplinary work that explores these networks' generation of social capital in formal and informal organizations and settings. This analysis is made possible through a powerful combination of approaches from social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, organization/management science, social learning, and helping skills.”

Therapeutic Presence: A Mindful Approach to Effective Therapy  2011  By Shari M. Geller, PhD and Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD

“Therapeutic presence is the state of having one's whole self in the encounter with a client by being completely in the moment on a multiplicity of levels — physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. Present therapists become aware of both their own experience and that of their client through bodily sensations and emotions, and this awareness helps them to connect deeply with the client. Therapeutic presence is not a replacement for technique, but rather a foundational therapeutic stance that supports deep listening and understanding of the client in the moment.”

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.”

12Oct/120

New Books in PsycBooks

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

How Motivation Affects Cardiovascular Response: Mechanisms and Applications  2011  Edited by Rex A. Wright, PhD and Guido H. E. Gendolla, PhD

This book conveys the amount and diversity of motivationally based cardiovascular response research that currently is being conducted. Chapters discuss mechanisms of motivational influence on CV response and apply motivational approaches to studying CV response in different life circumstances. Health implications are considered throughout.

The Social Psychology of Morality: Exploring the Causes of Good and Evil  2011  Edited by Mario Mikulincer, PhD and Phillip R. Shaver, PhD

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.

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