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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.”

3Mar/140

New Books in PsycBooks

The PsycBooks database added three new books in February.  They also added 5 classic books.  The full list is available here.  Below are the 3 new books

 The Best Within Us: Positive Psychology Perspectives on Eudaimonia  2013  Edited by Alan S. Waterman, PhD

“The Best Within Us assembles a panel of distinguished scholars whose work has been central to understanding positive aspects of psychological functioning. Together, the chapters explore the many ways in which the philosophic concept of eudaimonia is being employed in psychology.”

 Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth: An Evidence-Based Approach to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  2013  Edited by Linda A. Reddy, PhD; Adam S. Weissman, PhD; and James B. Hale, PhD

“Many recent books in clinical psychology with children and adolescents have highlighted the use of neuropsychological assessment, neuroscience, and clinical interventions for complex developmental and neurological disorders — but not for the most common behavioral disorders that present in this young population. Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth serves to fill this significant void in the professional literature.  This comprehensive text translates basic brain science into empirically-supported clinical assessments and interventions for children. Co-editors Reddy, Weissman, and Hale — all first-rate clinical researchers — selected the emotional and behavioral disorders examined in each chapter based on their high prevalence in children and adolescents (e.g., OCD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, conduct disorders, etc.).” 

That's So Gay!: Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community  2013  By Kevin L. Nadal, PhD

“In this book, Kevin Nadal provides a thought-provoking review of the literature on discrimination and microaggressions toward LGBT people. The generous use of case examples makes the book ideal for gender studies courses and discussion groups. Each case is followed by analysis of the elements involved in microaggressions and discussion questions for the reader to reflect upon.”

27Jan/140

New Books in PsycBooks

Here are the new books recently added to our PsycBooks database:

Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology: A Guide for Instructors 2012  Edited by Jeffrey J. Froh, PsyD and Acacia C. Parks, PhD

“Positive psychology is a rapidly expanding area of study that is of great interest to students at the graduate, undergraduate, and high school levels. But the field is so broad that teachers who want to cover all the bases when designing a positive psychology course may have difficulty locating and selecting materials.  Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology addresses this problem by presenting a comprehensive set of fun, interactive classroom activities devised by contributors who are experienced teachers as well as leading scholars in their areas.”

  Controversy in the Psychology Classroom: Using Hot Topics to Foster Critical Thinking  2012  Edited by Dana S. Dunn, PhD; Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD; Karen Z. Naufel, PhD; and Janie H. Wilson, PhD

“This book provides frameworks for teaching controversial topics and skills for handling disruptions, so teachers can help students evaluate evidence and develop testable questions.”

  Health and Social Relationships: The Good, The Bad, and The Complicated  2012  Edited by Matthew L. Newman, PhD and Nicole A. Roberts, PhD

“The contributors to Health and Social Relationships not only examine the psychological and physiological linkages between relationships and health, but also offer clinical implications — such as how to foster good social relationships in our personal lives and in our communities at large.”

  Presurgical Psychological Screening: Understanding Patients, Improving Outcomes  2012  Edited by Andrew R. Block, PhD, ABPP and David B. Sarwer, PhD

“The success of many surgical procedures depends not only on the skill of the surgeon and the use of state-of-the-art technology, but also on the actions and characteristics of the patient. Patients' emotional and psychosocial concerns, health-related behaviors, outcome expectations, and compliance with treatment regimen can all strongly influence the ultimate effectiveness of surgery.  Thus, mental health professionals are increasingly called upon to perform presurgical psychological screening (PPS) to ensure that patients are given the treatments most likely to be effective, while reducing the chances of worsening their conditions.  This book presents PPS procedures for a wide range of surgery types, such as spinal surgery, organ transplantation, bariatric surgery, and plastic surgery. Drawing on both research and clinical experience, the authors explain how to conduct PPS, communicate results to patients and surgeons, and identify possible pre- or postsurgery interventions to mitigate risk factors and maximize the likelihood of surgical success.”

 Understanding and Treating Pathological Narcissism  2012  Edited by John S. Ogrodniczuk, PhD

“In this book, today's most prominent thinkers and clinical experts on pathological narcissism address the challenges facing therapists who work with narcissistic patients. They trace the history of our understanding of narcissism, from ancient myth, to Freud and subsequent psychodynamic approaches and also provide clinicians with a comprehensive guide to treatment that covers features of the disorder, diagnosis, and assessment, as well as special considerations in the vital areas of transference and countertransference.”

  Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in the Workforce and Workplace  2012  By Michael R. Frone, PhD

“In this authoritative book, Michael R. Frone takes a close look at what we know and don't know about workforce and workplace substance involvement. In doing so, he exposes the lack of evidence behind many popular myths that have persisted since the "war on drugs" began in the 1980s.”

  Authoritative Parenting: Synthesizing Nurturance and Discipline for Optimal Child Development  2012  Edited by Robert E. Larzelere, PhD; Amanda Sheffield Morris, PhD; and Amanda W. Harrist, PhD

“In this book, leading scholars update our thinking about authoritative parenting and address three unresolved issues: mechanisms of the style's effectiveness, variations of effectiveness across cultures, and untangling how parents influence children from how children influence them.”

  Spiritual Interventions in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy  2012  Edited by Donald F. Walker, PhD and William L. Hathaway, PhD

“This book presents guidance for integrating spiritual interventions in psychotherapy with children and their families. The interventions are appropriate for a range of settings, presenting problems, and client belief systems. Specific chapters address the use of prayer, forgiveness, acceptance, spiritual awareness, sacred texts, and God images in therapy. Illustrative case studies are included, and ethical issues are given special consideration.”

Cognition and Brain Development: Converging Evidence From Various Methodologies  2013  Edited by Bhoomika Rastogi Kar, PhD

‘In this book, an elite group of international contributors presents the latest advances in the science of cognitive development.”

Internationalizing Multiculturalism: Expanding Professional Competencies in a Globalized World  2013  Edited by Rodney L. Lowman, PhD

“This book broadens the concept of multiculturalism to encompass internationalism. In other words, it internationalizes multiculturalism. It argues that professionals in all fields can enhance both their multicultural and international competence to perform more effectively.”

The Psychology of Meaning  2013  Edited by Keith D. Markman, PhD; Travis Proulx, PhD; and Matthew J. Lindberg, PhD

The Psychology of Meaning explores the multifaceted nature of this highly subjective construct. The volume's contributors examine meaning along five dimensions — the architecture of meaning, responding to uncertainty, meaning from retrospection, compensating for meaning violations, and restoring meaning: physiological and neurocognitive mechanisms.”

18Nov/130

New PsycBooks

Last month, the PsycBooks database added two new titles as well as 10 classic titles.  A full list of the new titles is here

These are the two new titles:

 Caregiver Family Therapy: Empowering Families to Meet the Challenges of Aging  2012  By Sara Honn Qualls, PhD and Ashley A. Williams, PhD

“This book presents Caregiver Family Therapy (CFT), a systems approach to treating families that care for an aging adult.  CFT consists of three core stages: Identifying the problem; Structuring caregiver roles; Ensuring caregiver self-care.  Full of rich clinical examples, this book will help therapists and other service providers meet the complex, diverse needs of caregiving families”

The Rorschach Inkblot Test: An Interpretive Guide for Clinicians 2012  By James P. Choca, PhD

“In this highly readable interpretive guide to the Rorschach Inkblot Test, James Choca describes the uses to which it is best suited. Used appropriately, the Rorschach uniquely reveals a person's level of energy, control of emotions, and thought processes — something that other tests are unable to do.”

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.”

16Sep/130

New PsycBooks

The PsycBooks database added 3 new books to its database along with 10 classic books published before 1928.  A full list of added books is here.  The new books are described below.  The first one addresses what to do when you have negative reactions to a client.

 Transforming Negative Reactions to Clients: From Frustration to Compassion  2012  Edited by Abraham W. Wolf, PhD; Marvin R. Goldfried, PhD; and J. Christopher Muran, PhD

“Therapists are vulnerable to a wide range of uncomfortable emotions during the practice of psychotherapy. How a therapist manages these reactions has important consequences for the process and outcome of treatment. Spearheaded by three renowned scholars on psychotherapeutic practice, this edited volume will help therapists — established and novice — understand and constructively use the wide range of interfering feelings they experience in their working alliance with challenging patients.”

  Humanity's Dark Side: Evil, Destructive Experience, and Psychotherapy  2012  Edited by Arthur C. Bohart, PhD; Barbara S. Held, PhD; Edward Mendelowitz, PhD; and Kirk J. Schneider, PhD

“In this book, prominent writers on psychotherapy present different, sometimes opposing views on humanity's dark side and consider how these views impact their clinical practice.”

  Preventive Stress Management in Organizations, Second Edition  2012  By James Campbell Quick, PhD; Thomas A. Wright, PhD; Joyce A. Adkins, PhD; Debra L. Nelson, PhD; and Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, FACPM

“Preventive stress management is a philosophy and set of principles grounded in public health, which organizational leaders and consultants can use to help their organization operate to its fullest potential. The approaches outlined in this book may be implemented by leaders in any organization.”

15Jul/130

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

10Jun/130

New Books in PsycBooks

PsycBooks has added two contemporary titles to its database and 12 classic titles.  A full list of the added titles is available here.  The two contemporary books 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

“The unifying theoretical framework of this volume promotes culturally adapted EBPs as productive and empirically viable approaches to treating ethnic minorities and culturally diverse groups. Chapter authors describe cultural adaptations of conventional EBPs for a variety of psychological problems across a wide range of cultures and ethnicities — Latino/as, Chinese, African Americans, and American Indians among them.”

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

 “This book demonstrates how emerging methods of translational research can be applied to important topics of interest to social and behavioral scientists. Accessible models and real-world case studies are provided to help bridge the gaps among research, policy, and practice.  Social and behavioral sciences now often contribute to public- and individual-level interventions that promote education, disease prevention, health care delivery, health care access, and more. This broader, more inclusive approach to translational research has gained popularity and been promoted by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, medical centers, and university programs.”

1May/130

New Books in PsycBooks

6 contemporary books have been added to PsycBooks along with 40 classic titles.  Below are the contemporary books recently added to PsycBooks which you can access through EBSCO:

 Cop Watch: Spectators, Social Media, and Police Reform 2012 By Hans Toch, PhD

“In Cop Watch: Spectators, Social Media, and Police Reform, renowned social psychologist Hans Toch takes stock of the vast changes in police procedures that have occurred over the last half-century by examining the evolving role of spectators to police–citizen interactions.”

 Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research  2012  Edited by Leonard A. Jason, PhD and David S. Glenwick, PhD

“Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research offers innovative research tools that are most effective for understanding social problems in general and change in complex person-environment systems at the community level.”

 Relationship Science: Integrating Evolutionary, Neuroscience, and Sociocultural Approaches  2012  Edited by Omri Gillath, PhD; Glenn Adams, PhD; and Adrianne Kunkel, PhD

“This book brings together researchers from psychology and neighboring disciplines whose work sheds light on the topic of relationships. It focuses on evolutionary, neuroscience, and sociocultural perspectives — three relatively new interdisciplinary approaches at the forefront of relationship science”

 The Science of Attorney Advocacy: How Courtroom Behavior Affects Jury Decision Making  2012  By Jessica D. Findley, JD, PhD and Bruce D. Sales, PhD, JD

This book reviews “the scientific support for popular [attorney] advocacy recommendations. It first summarizes trial commentators' recommendations, then reviews the scientific support for these recommendations, and finally evaluates the recommendations in light of the scientific support.”

 The Journey From Child to Scientist: Integrating Cognitive Development and the Education Sciences  2012  Edited by Sharon M. Carver, PhD and Jeff Shrager, PhD

“The impulse to investigate the natural world is deeply rooted in our earliest childhood experiences. This notion has long guided researchers to uncover the cognitive mechanisms underlying the development of scientific reasoning in children.”

 Qualitative Strategies for Ethnocultural Research  2012  Edited by Donna K. Nagata, PhD; Laura Kohn-Wood, PhD; and Lisa A. Suzuki, PhD

“This volume presents the state-of-the-art discourse on qualitative methods in psychology and community studies”

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