Los Angeles / Orange County Libraries
27Jan/140

New Books in PsycBooks

Here are the new books recently added to our PsycBooks database:

Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology: A Guide for Instructors 2012  Edited by Jeffrey J. Froh, PsyD and Acacia C. Parks, PhD

“Positive psychology is a rapidly expanding area of study that is of great interest to students at the graduate, undergraduate, and high school levels. But the field is so broad that teachers who want to cover all the bases when designing a positive psychology course may have difficulty locating and selecting materials.  Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology addresses this problem by presenting a comprehensive set of fun, interactive classroom activities devised by contributors who are experienced teachers as well as leading scholars in their areas.”

  Controversy in the Psychology Classroom: Using Hot Topics to Foster Critical Thinking  2012  Edited by Dana S. Dunn, PhD; Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD; Karen Z. Naufel, PhD; and Janie H. Wilson, PhD

“This book provides frameworks for teaching controversial topics and skills for handling disruptions, so teachers can help students evaluate evidence and develop testable questions.”

  Health and Social Relationships: The Good, The Bad, and The Complicated  2012  Edited by Matthew L. Newman, PhD and Nicole A. Roberts, PhD

“The contributors to Health and Social Relationships not only examine the psychological and physiological linkages between relationships and health, but also offer clinical implications — such as how to foster good social relationships in our personal lives and in our communities at large.”

  Presurgical Psychological Screening: Understanding Patients, Improving Outcomes  2012  Edited by Andrew R. Block, PhD, ABPP and David B. Sarwer, PhD

“The success of many surgical procedures depends not only on the skill of the surgeon and the use of state-of-the-art technology, but also on the actions and characteristics of the patient. Patients' emotional and psychosocial concerns, health-related behaviors, outcome expectations, and compliance with treatment regimen can all strongly influence the ultimate effectiveness of surgery.  Thus, mental health professionals are increasingly called upon to perform presurgical psychological screening (PPS) to ensure that patients are given the treatments most likely to be effective, while reducing the chances of worsening their conditions.  This book presents PPS procedures for a wide range of surgery types, such as spinal surgery, organ transplantation, bariatric surgery, and plastic surgery. Drawing on both research and clinical experience, the authors explain how to conduct PPS, communicate results to patients and surgeons, and identify possible pre- or postsurgery interventions to mitigate risk factors and maximize the likelihood of surgical success.”

 Understanding and Treating Pathological Narcissism  2012  Edited by John S. Ogrodniczuk, PhD

“In this book, today's most prominent thinkers and clinical experts on pathological narcissism address the challenges facing therapists who work with narcissistic patients. They trace the history of our understanding of narcissism, from ancient myth, to Freud and subsequent psychodynamic approaches and also provide clinicians with a comprehensive guide to treatment that covers features of the disorder, diagnosis, and assessment, as well as special considerations in the vital areas of transference and countertransference.”

  Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in the Workforce and Workplace  2012  By Michael R. Frone, PhD

“In this authoritative book, Michael R. Frone takes a close look at what we know and don't know about workforce and workplace substance involvement. In doing so, he exposes the lack of evidence behind many popular myths that have persisted since the "war on drugs" began in the 1980s.”

  Authoritative Parenting: Synthesizing Nurturance and Discipline for Optimal Child Development  2012  Edited by Robert E. Larzelere, PhD; Amanda Sheffield Morris, PhD; and Amanda W. Harrist, PhD

“In this book, leading scholars update our thinking about authoritative parenting and address three unresolved issues: mechanisms of the style's effectiveness, variations of effectiveness across cultures, and untangling how parents influence children from how children influence them.”

  Spiritual Interventions in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy  2012  Edited by Donald F. Walker, PhD and William L. Hathaway, PhD

“This book presents guidance for integrating spiritual interventions in psychotherapy with children and their families. The interventions are appropriate for a range of settings, presenting problems, and client belief systems. Specific chapters address the use of prayer, forgiveness, acceptance, spiritual awareness, sacred texts, and God images in therapy. Illustrative case studies are included, and ethical issues are given special consideration.”

Cognition and Brain Development: Converging Evidence From Various Methodologies  2013  Edited by Bhoomika Rastogi Kar, PhD

‘In this book, an elite group of international contributors presents the latest advances in the science of cognitive development.”

Internationalizing Multiculturalism: Expanding Professional Competencies in a Globalized World  2013  Edited by Rodney L. Lowman, PhD

“This book broadens the concept of multiculturalism to encompass internationalism. In other words, it internationalizes multiculturalism. It argues that professionals in all fields can enhance both their multicultural and international competence to perform more effectively.”

The Psychology of Meaning  2013  Edited by Keith D. Markman, PhD; Travis Proulx, PhD; and Matthew J. Lindberg, PhD

The Psychology of Meaning explores the multifaceted nature of this highly subjective construct. The volume's contributors examine meaning along five dimensions — the architecture of meaning, responding to uncertainty, meaning from retrospection, compensating for meaning violations, and restoring meaning: physiological and neurocognitive mechanisms.”

17May/120

New PsycBooks

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.

8Feb/110

New Streaming Videos

We have two new streaming videos available online through the TCS catalog.   If you don't know how to access the streaming videos, click on our Finding Guide Page on this blog for a step by step guide. 

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.

21Dec/100

New Dissertations

 We have two new dissertations in the library:

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!

24Jun/100

Parental Influence on Teenage Drinking

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.

   

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