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24Jun/140

New Books in PsycBooks database

PsycBooks has added the following contemporary books to the database:

Attachment-Based Psychotherapy: Helping Patients Develop Adaptive Capacities 2013  By Peter C. Costello, PhD

“This book presents an attachment-based approach to therapy that addresses the limiting and detrimental effects of negative early attachment experiences. Attachment-based psychotherapy has two major components: establishing a security-engendering therapeutic relationship and helping the patient to communicate more openly and thus to access more adaptive feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.”

Principles of Forensic Report Writing 2013  By Michael Karson, PhD, and Lavita Nadkarni, PhD

Principles of Forensic Report Writing explores the psychology of report writing, including the motivations of readers and writers, communicative and performative concerns, and the cognitive science that applies to the process.”

 Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace 2013 Edited by Bryan J. Dik, Zinta S. Byrne, PhD, and Michael F. Steger, PhD

“In this groundbreaking book, editors Bryan Dik, Zinta Byrne, and Michael Steger have brought together experts in counseling and vocational psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, and the fields of executive coaching and management to investigate how meaningful work can be fostered and sustained throughout a wide range of work environments.”

 The Suicidal Patient: Clinical and Legal Standards of Care, Third Edition  2013  By Bruce Bongar, PhD, and Glenn R. Sullivan, PhD

The Suicidal Patient provides an overview of the legal landscape, evaluates evidence-based assessment methods, and reviews treatment and management strategies for both outpatients and inpatients. Bongar and Sullivan propose practical risk management strategies for suicide prevention and postvention, emphasizing the importance of effective evaluation and documentation. Significant and extensive new material has been included on firearms, veterans and the military, diversity, and sexual minority status.”

7Apr/140

New PsycBooks

PsycBooks has added 3 contemporary books and 20 classic books to its database.  A complete list of the added books can be found here.   Below are the 3 contemporary books:

 Beyond Significance Testing: Statistics Reform in the Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition 2013  By Rex B. Kline, PhD

“This accessibly written book reviews the controversy about significance testing, which has now crossed various disciplines as diverse as psychology, ecology, commerce, education, and biology, among others. It also introduces readers to alternative methods, especially effect size estimation (at both the group and case levels) and interval estimation (confidence intervals) in comparative studies. Basics of bootstrapping and Bayesian estimation are also considered. Research examples from substance abuse, education, learning, and other areas illustrate how to apply these methods.”

Human Information Processing: Vision, Memory, and Attention 2013  Edited by Charles Chubb, PhD; Barbara A. Dosher, PhD; Zhong-Lin Lu, PhD; and Richard M. Shiffrin, PhD

“This book focuses on three topics within the field of cognitive psychology that directly influence human information processing: vision, memory, and attention.  Inspired by the work of George Sperling, a renowned expert in cognitive science and an early pioneer in the study of human information processing, the contributors to this book examine new computational models and methodologies. They study concepts such as the effects of human eye movements on our interpretation of visual stimuli to demonstrate how vision, memory, and attention are interlinked, and how they influence how we learn. The contributors also describe real-world applications for research, including technological innovations that can augment our senses and help us derive more information from our environment.”

Reform of Eyewitness Identification Procedures 2013  Edited by Brian L. Cutler, PhD

In this book the author “narrows his focus to the most important single factor underlying many innocent convictions: mistaken eyewitness identifications.”

22Oct/130

New Books in PsycBooks

In September, PsycBooks added 2 contemporary books and 10 classic books to its database.  A full list can be found here.  The 2 contemporary books are described below:

Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model of Personality, Third Edition  2012  Edited by Thomas A. Widiger, PhD and Paul T. Costa, Jr., PhD

“This book explains how personality disorders can be understood from the perspective of the FFM, the most heavily researched and empirically supported dimensional model of general personality structure. The chapters summarize the conceptual and empirical support for the FFM, including the dimensional description of specific personality disorders and the application of the model for assessment and treatment. Case studies are also provided.”

 Testifying in Court: Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness, Second Edition  2012  By Stanley L. Brodsky, PhD

“For over 20 years, Stanley Brodsky's Testifying in Court has been a trusted guide for expert witnesses across a variety of professions. Readers have come to know and trust his sage and good-humored advice on every aspect of the experience from initial preparations to maintaining power and control during cross-examination.  In this extensively updated edition of his classic text, the author has combined a wealth of new research with feedback from users of the first edition and his own evolving experience as an expert witness. As in the first edition, key principles are addressed in brief essays that draw on real-life scenarios and end in a take-home maxim.”

   

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