PsycBooks added 63 new books in April. 3 of them are new books which are highlighted below. The rest are classic books from the early part of the last century. A complete list is available here. If you need help using Psycbooks click on "Finding Guides" in the column to the right and open up the finding guide for PsycBooks on the Finding Guides page or contact your campus librarian.
Quantitative Models in Psychology 2011 By Robert E. McGrath, PhD
This book presents a comprehensive survey of quantitative methods and concepts in psychology that covers everything needed at the graduate level and beyond, including generalizing from samples to populations, using measurement instruments to generate quantitative scales, and modeling real-world patterns and relationships.
Treating Patients With Alcohol and Other Drug Problems: An Integrated Approach, Second Edition 2011 By Robert D. Margolis, PhD and Joan E. Zweben, PhD
This new edition of the book seeks to enhance the confidence and skill of psychotherapists and other practitioners in addressing alcohol and drug use in the context of their ongoing work. It includes new material on individual psychotherapy and family therapy for clients with AOD problems, as well as an updated overview of the treatment community (both self-help and professional) that examines the basic assumptions and operating principles of various treatment venues in an effort to minimize the miscommunication that can occur when professionals from different "cultures" attempt to collaborate on client care.
Young Children With ADHD: Early Identification and Intervention 2011 By George J. DuPaul, PhD and Lee Kern, PhD
This book is the first to describe empirically-supported early intervention with children aged 2–5 years who have or are at risk for ADHD. The authors present a three-tiered model for prevention and intervention that can be implemented at home or in preschool settings. This promising model can be adjusted to the degree of difficulty the child is experiencing and consists of universal intervention strategies, small group skills instruction, and assessment-based behavioral interventions.
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Do I drink too much?: human biology, genetics, and alcohol 53 minutes
"Why does tolerance for alcohol differ so widely from person to person? Do genetic factors make alcoholism unavoidable in some people? Should we drink at all? This program searches for answers, following addiction expert Dr. John Marsden as he observes--and participates in--experiments that assess alcohol’s neurological and physiological impact. After exploring basic chemical and evolutionary concepts, Marsden visits London’s Institute of Psychiatry, where brain scans, genetic testing, and psychological profiling shed light on alcohol addiction. In the U.S., Marsden goes inside the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study other genetic markers, while moving toward a greater understanding of alcoholism in his own family history."--Container.
Pills: never enough! 52 minutes
"This program illustrates a growing appetite for-- and dependence on-- experience-enhancing pharmaceuticals and nutriceuticals among those who have the money, the connections, or the savvy to procure them. Drawing examples from the U.S. and France, Pills: Never Enough! examines the use of dietary supplements augmented by hormones to slow the effects of aging; the consumption of energy drinks such as the controversial Cocaine, which packs the caffeine punch of eight espressos per; the abuse of Prozac and sleep disorder med Modafinil by employees striving to work better and longer; the abuse of Ritalin and Concerta by students trying to improve their grades; and abuse of OxyContin, Xanax, and other prescription meds at "pharming parties," just for kicks. The abuse of ED meds Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra is given special attention, emphasizing their obvious value to the porn industry and their inclusion in chemical cocktails downed at gay sex clubs"--Container.
Liminal dynamics: personal and collective influences on second generation Iranian-American males in the United States by Alborz Bahador
Counter-transference disclosure: a contemporary psychoanalytic approach to the treatment of the alcoholic patient by therapists in recovery by Martin Rips
Congratulations to both of you!
A new study has found that adolescents with parents who require some accountability from their teenagers and are also warm and nurturing have a significantly lower incidence of binge drinking. Parenting style had no effect on whether a teenager tried alcohol but did affect whether the teenager went on to heavy drinking.
The article is on the Science Daily website.