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New PsycBooks

PsycBooks database has added 7 contemporary titles to the database and 17 classsic titles. The contemporary titles are described below.

 Cultural Adaptations: Tools for Evidence-Based Practice With Diverse Populations  (2012)  Edited by Guillermo Bernal, PhD and Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, PhD

Research for the Public Good: Applying the Methods of Translational Research to Improve Human Health and Well-Being  (2012)  Edited by Elaine Wethington, PhD and Rachel E. Dunifon, PhD

Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education  (2012)  Edited by Beth M. Schwartz, PhD and Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD

Making Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments Work With Older Adults

Meaning, Mortality, and Choice: The Social Psychology of Existential Concerns

Transformation in Psychotherapy: Corrective Experiences Across Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic, and Psychodynamic Approaches 

Trauma Therapy in Context: The Science and Craft of Evidence-Based Practice


New Dissertation in the Westwood Library

We have a new dissertation in the Westwood library:

Death preparation among older Catholics  by Monica Tamayo

This phenomenological study is a good example of using data from interviews.

Congratulations, Monica!


New findings on aging

An article in Science Daily discusses recent research studies with older people which have found that older people are better than younger people at adopting a positive view of stressful situations and of empathizing with others.   One study found that "emotional intelligence and cognitive skills can actually sharpen as we enter our 60s, giving older people an advantage in the workplace and in personal relationships."   An earlier study had found that older adults were better at using "positive reappraisal" as a coping mechanism to deal with unpleasant things.  And yet another study found that older people had a more heightened sensitivity to sadness.   Despite conventional wisdom, sadness is a healthy sign and not necessarily a precursor to depression.  Sadness can help people cope with the losses they experience and help them assist others in coping with theirs.


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