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4Nov/120

New Books in PsycBooks

The PsycBooks database added 4 new contemporary books and 20 classic psychology texts.  The full list of added books is here.  The four new books are shown below:

 Assessing the Implicit Personality Through Conditional Reasoning  2011  By Lawrence R. James, PhD and James M. LeBreton, PhD

“This book lays out a novel framework to examine how new measures of the implicit personality interact with more popular explicit personality measures to provide a comprehensive assessment of personality.”

 Gender Differences in Prenatal Substance Exposure  2011  Edited by Michael Lewis, PhD and Lisa Kestler, PhD

Exciting new research has found that there are gender differences when there is prenatal exposure to neurotoxins resulting in different outcomes for males and females. Namely, exposed males appear to be more vulnerable and experience greater deficits than exposed females.  This book aims to contribute to our knowledge of central nervous system development.

 Group Play Interventions for Children: Strategies for Teaching Prosocial Skills  2011  By Linda A. Reddy, PhD

“Author Linda A. Reddy lays out the grounding principles and research of group play interventions and sketches out the most common disorders and symptom sets for which children are referred for group training. She then offers practical suggestions for forming groups and for managing instruction and behavior, as well as a chapter on how to make the most of caregivers' skills and interests to maintain children's progress.  Step-by-step instructions are given for teaching, modeling, organizing, and coaching children through skill sequences and fun, developmentally appropriate games. Detailed lists of preparatory and follow-up actions are also provided, as well as tips on tailoring instruction to children's ages and special needs. Positive interactions are emphasized throughout the book, from parent interviews through implementation and questions for the children post-training.”

 The Immigrant Paradox in Children and Adolescents: Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk?  2011  Edited by Cynthia García Coll, PhD and Amy Kerivan Marks, PhD

“Many academic and public policies promote rapid immigrant assimilation. Yet, researchers have recently identified an emerging pattern, known as the "immigrant paradox," in which assimilated children of immigrants experience diminishing developmental outcomes and educational achievements.”

5Sep/120

New Books in PsycBooks

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.

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

25Feb/110

New Dissertations in the Westwood Library

  We have two new dissertations in the library.

A four-week cognitive behavioral treatment plan for women with late-onset eating disorders  by Marcia B. Kander

The relationship between personality organization and the capacity for intimacy in adults  by Mara Tolene Thorsen

Congratulations, Marcia and Mara!

   

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