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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. 

15Sep/110

New Books in PsycBooks

Our PsycBooks database added the 7 new titles below to its database in August.  In addition, it added 20 classic titles.  A full list is available here.

  Cognitive Fatigue: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Current Research and Future Applications (2010)  Edited by Phillip L. Ackerman, PhD.

 A balance of theoretical and empirical research, reviewed from several different countries, makes this a truly multinational and interdisciplinary collection. Each chapter concludes with a lively discussion among authors, and the book itself concludes with a provocative open panel discussion regarding promising avenues for research and application.

Essential Ethics for Psychologists: A Primer for Understanding and Mastering Core Issues (2010)  by Thomas F. Nagy, PhD

This one-of-a-kind book acculturates the reader into ethical practice in psychology by enhancing critical thinking skills. Rather than explain each of the 80+ standards of the APA Ethics Code, the book examines the code's underlying principles.

Ethical Practice in Operational Psychology: Military and National Intelligence Applications (2010)  Edited by Carrie H. Kennedy, PhD, ABPP and Thomas J. Williams, PhD

This book integrates the requirements of the existing APA Ethics Code and other relevant professional guidelines and protocols within the limited professional literature in the field.  The editors have assembled some of the best operational psychologists in the field today to share their expertise and experience. The contributors provide realistic case examples, practical guidance, and recommendations regarding the unique ethical issues that confront operational psychologists, shedding much needed light on how and why military and public safety practices differ from traditional psychological practice.

Human Aggression and Violence: Causes, Manifestations, and Consequences (2010)  Edited by Phillip R. Shaver, PhD and Mario Mikulincer, PhD

The tone of this book is realistic in its investigation of violence as an inherent part of human genetics and interaction, but hopeful in its exploration of research-based interventions aimed at reducing violence in future generations. In its assessment of aggression and violence across individual, relational and societal levels, this book will engage a broad audience.

  Narcissism and Machiavellianism in Youth: Implications for the Development of Adaptive and Maladaptive Behavior   (2010)  Edited by Christopher T. Barry, PhD; Patricia K. Kerig, PhD; Kurt K. Stellwagen, PhD; and Tammy D. Barry, PhD

This book highlights how knowledge of both narcissism and Machiavellianism may influence problematic youth social interactions as well as youth adaptation to developmental contexts such as peer relationships. The book brings together for the first time scholars who have empirically examined the emotional, social, and behavioral correlates of these constructs in youth.

Reproductive Trauma: Psychotherapy With Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Clients  (2010)  By Janet Jaffe, PhD and Martha O. Diamond, PhD

Written by specialists in the field of reproductive counseling, this volume will help clinicians to understand and effectively treat the unique needs of clients who have experienced adverse reproductive events, which include infertility, miscarriage, perinatal or newborn loss, and premature or other complicated births.

Short-Term Group Therapies for Complicated Grief: Two Research-Based Models  (2010)  By William E. Piper, PhD; John S. Ogrodniczuk, PhD; Anthony S. Joyce, PhD; and Rene Weideman, PhD

Although a certain amount of grief is expected and normal following the loss of a loved one, many people experience particularly intense and/or long-lasting grief, or complicated grief (CG). Up to 20% of acutely bereaved individuals and 33% of psychiatric outpatients suffer from CG. Furthermore, as the baby boom generation ages, the number of people experiencing CG will likely increase.  This book begins with a meticulous, comprehensive review of research related to CG, including prevalence, risk factors, effects of patient characteristics and group composition on therapeutic outcome, and mechanisms of change in group therapies for CG. The chapters also describe how the two models were developed and tested. Finally, the book explains how to administer the models, including assessing patients, forming groups, preparing group members for treatment, and running and terminating the group.

14Sep/110

More New Books in the Westwood Library

We have 5 more new books in the Westwood Library:

 Counseling Strategies and Interventions, Sixth Edition (2005) by Sherry Cormier and Harold Hackney

 Qualitative Data Analysis, Second Edition (1994) by Matthew B. Miles and A. Michael Huberman

 Decoding the Ethics Code (2003) by Celia B. Fisher

 The Interpersonal World of the Infant  (1985) by Daniel N. Stern

 Bodies in Revolt: A primer in somatic thinking (1970) by Thomas Hanna

 Come in and check them out!

13Apr/110

New Books in PsycBooks

Six new books were added to the PsycBooks database in March.  In addition to these newly published books, PsycBooks added 20 classic texts in psychology from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  A complete list of the added books is available by clicking here.

 These are the recently published APA books added to PsycBooks:

 Constructing Undergraduate Psychology Curricula:  Promoting Authentic Learning and Assessment in the Teaching of Psychology,  Edited by Joseph A. Mayo

 Ethical Dilemmas in Fertility Counseling  By Judith E. Horowitz, PhD; Joann Paley Galst, PhD; and Nanette Elster, JD, MPH

 The authors provide a step-by-step method for resolving ethical problems arising in fertility counseling.

Interpersonal processes in the anxiety disorders: Implications for understanding psychopathology and treatement.  Edited by J. Gayle Beck

Traditional theories on the anxiety disorders have focused on intrapersonal factors, such as cognitive, affective, behavioral, physiological, and genetic processes. Yet, those who treat and conduct research with anxious individuals know that interpersonal processes interact with anxiety symptoms.  This book tries to bridge the gap between research and clinical work.

 Police Interrogations and False Confessions: Current Research, Practice, and Policy Recommendations, edited by G. Daniel Lassiter, PhD and Christian A. Meissner, PhD

This book contains work in the fields of social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, criminology, clinical-forensic psychology, and law to examine the problem of false confessions from the aspect of interrogation tactics, Supreme Court decisions regarding Miranda warnings and custodial interrogations, and new research on juvenile confessions and deception in interrogative interviews.

Relapse prevention for depression Edited by Richards, C. Steven and Michael G. Perri

 At least 60% of individuals who have had one depressive episode will have another, 70% of individuals who have had two depressive episodes will have a third, and 90% of individuals with three episodes will have a fourth episode.  This book summarizes recent progress in research, theory and the practice of relapse prevention.

 Talking about sexual assault: Society's response to survivors   by Sarah E. Ullman

 “This book provides a comprehensive look at women's rape disclosure, addressing such issues as why, how often, and to whom women disclose their sexual assault; how people respond to disclosures; what factors influence how they respond to disclosures; and how these responses affect survivors.”

   

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