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11Nov/110

New Books in PsycBooks

This month 63 books have been added to the PsycBooks database available on EBSCOhost.  60 of them are “classic” texts.  The three below are available in full-text in PsycBooks and were published in 2010.  For a complete list of the books added to PsycBooks click here

 Deployment Psychology: Evidence-Based Strategies to Promote Mental Health in the Military  Edited by Amy B. Adler, PhD; Paul D. Bliese, PhD; and Carl Andrew Castro, PhD

This book focuses on systematic, evidence-based attempts at preventing mental health problems and enhancing service members' well-being and resilience The editors have gathered leading clinicians and researchers in military mental health to examine how mental health providers and military leaders can best moderate the negative impact of combat.

How Animals Affect Us: Examining the Influence of Human–Animal Interaction on Child Development and Human Health   Edited by Peggy McCardle, PhD, MPH; Sandra McCune, PhD; James A. Griffin, PhD; and Valerie Maholmes, PhD, CAS

 The findings in this volume deepen our understanding of human and animal behavior, including the impact that pets can have on children's development and the efficacy of animal-assisted therapies.

 Personality Science: Three Approaches and Their Applications to the Causes and Treatment of Depression By Marvin Zuckerman, PhD

This book examines three contemporary scientific approaches to the study of personality—the psychodynamic, the trait-psychobiological, and the cognitive.  The book concludes with applications of the three approaches to the psychopathology of depression

16Mar/110

Animal assistants in therapy

 

An article in the New York Times discusses research on having animals assist in psychotherapy.  The article discusses examples where children have opened up in the presence of an animal.  Studies have shown that having pets can improve people's health and well-being but animals can also serve a function in the therapy relationship.

   

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