The PsycBooks database added two new contemporary books and 20 classic psychology texts. The full list of added books is here. The two new books are below
How Motivation Affects Cardiovascular Response: Mechanisms and Applications 2011 Edited by Rex A. Wright, PhD and Guido H. E. Gendolla, PhD
This book conveys the amount and diversity of motivationally based cardiovascular response research that currently is being conducted. Chapters discuss mechanisms of motivational influence on CV response and apply motivational approaches to studying CV response in different life circumstances. Health implications are considered throughout.
The Social Psychology of Morality: Exploring the Causes of Good and Evil 2011 Edited by Mario Mikulincer, PhD and Phillip R. Shaver, PhD
The contributors to this volume begin by presenting basic issues and controversies in the study of morality; subsequent chapters explore the psychological processes involved, such as the cognitive mechanisms and motives underlying immoral behavior and moral hypocrisy. Later chapters discuss personality, developmental, and clinical aspects of morality as well as societal aspects of good and evil, including the implications of moral thinking for large-scale violence and genocide.
Six new titles have been added to PsycBooks. In addition, PsycBooks added 30 classic texts. A complete list is available here
Here are the six recent titles:
Billing and Collecting for Your Mental Health Practice: Effective Strategies and Ethical Practice 2010 By Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP and Steven Walfish, PhD
While mental health professionals receive extensive clinical training, they typically receive minimal, if any, training in the business aspects of private practice. As a result, billing and collecting can be overwhelming. The process is further complicated because our attempts to maximize profits must occur in the context of a therapeutic relationship. Ethically balancing the business and clinical aspects of practice is an essential matter for all clinicians. This book presents specific, practical guidance on the technical aspects of billing and related ethical and legal considerations.
Conviction of the Innocent: Lessons From Psychological Research 2012 Edited by Brian L. Cutler, PhD
This book presents a state-of-the-field review of current psychological research on conviction of the innocent. Chapter authors investigate how the roles played by suspects, investigators, eyewitnesses, and trial witnesses and how pervasive systemic issues contribute to conspire to increase the risk of conviction of the innocent.
Heart and Mind: The Practice of Cardiac Psychology, Second Edition 2011 Edited by Robert Allan, PhD and Jeffrey Fisher, MD
This second edition provides chapters by the world's foremost authorities on the major psychosocial risk factors linked with heart disease, including depression, social isolation, and anger, as well as several emerging factors, such as "Type D" (distressed) personality, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and vital exhaustion. Clinical interventions involving stress reduction, exercise, and Transcendental Meditation are also explored.
Pathways to Individuality: Evolution and Development of Personality Traits 2011 By Arnold H. Buss, PhD
Drawing from his own published research over a half-century of teaching and writing on personality, Buss masterfully summarizes key theories and recent advances in the study of temperament (aggression, dominance, etc.), the self (self-conscious shyness, self-esteem, identity), and abnormal behavior and style as crucial dimensions in understanding personality and individual differences.
Reinforcement-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorders: A Comprehensive Behavioral Approach 2012 By L. Michelle Tuten, MSW, LCSW-C; Hendree E. Jones, PhD; Cindy M. Schaeffer, PhD; and Maxine L. Stitzer, PhD
This book is a clinician-friendly manual for implementing Reinforcement-Based Treatment (RBT), an intensive, evidence-based model for treating substance use disorders in community settings.
Stepfamily Therapy: A 10-Step Clinical Approach 2012 By Scott Browning, PhD and Elise Artelt, LMFT
Recent research has confirmed that, given their unique dynamics, stepfamilies are vulnerable in a way that is distinct from typical "first-families," leaving them often resistant to traditional family therapy techniques. In this book, Scott Browning and Elise Artelt integrate clinically validated interventions within an original theoretical framework for stepfamily therapy. They envision the stepfamily as comprised of subsystems, a series of overlapping relationships between individuals. This key insight enables clinicians to divide the stepfamily into more manageable units and plan treatment accordingly.