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New Dissertations in the Westwood Library

We have three new dissertations in the Westwood Library:

A study of atypical and aberrant socio-sexual behaviors in the lower functioning late teen and young adult male population with autism  by K. Geborah Goldberger  2010

A theoretical exploration of the feminine warrior archetype and how it can help women transcend depression by Anais Munoz Kelly  2012

The effects of resilience training on post-traumatic stress disorder levels for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans  by Deke Marcus 2011

Congratulations to all of you!


New Dissertations in the Westwood Library

 We have three new dissertations in the Westwood Library

 A substance abuse treatment plan for teenage mothers: an attachment theory perspective by Farzaneh Fay Talei

Complex traumatic stress: using movement to form an original treatment plan by Alexis Holz

An integrated communication treatment model designed to reduce anxiety, depression, and postraumatic stress with female victims of domestic violence  by Linda Pratt

Congratulations to all of you! 

Come check them out!


New Books in PsycBooks

PsycBooks, our online database of full-text books published by the APA and available through EBSCO, has added three new books to the database in January. In addition, they have added  60  “classic” books from the early part of the 20th century (including several books by Josiah Royce of Royce Hall fame).  The contemporary books are described below.  For a list of all added books click here.  Click here for a guide to using PsycBooks.

Caring for Veterans With Deployment-Related Stress Disorders: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Beyond  2011.  Edited by Josef I. Ruzek, PhD; Paula P. Schnurr, PhD; Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD; and Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD

“[This book] explores the myriad causes and consequences of these peculiar war-zone disorders, yet its emphasis is on prevention and treatment through better assessment, psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions (including couple/family therapy), and appropriate evidence-based treatments. The final part of this edited volume concludes with broad guidelines for minimizing current barriers to treatment for stress-disordered veterans and their families by shifting care to the local/community level of health care providers.”

 Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction: Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations  2011   Edited by Linda R. Tropp, PhD and Robyn K. Mallett, PhD

"[This book] examines the dynamics of attitudinal change from the individual to the group levels and proposes a proactive analytical framework that scholars and researchers on intergroup contact and social conflict can use to improve relations between groups."

The Psychology of Prejudice: From Attitudes to Social Action 2011  By Lynne M. Jackson, PhD

"This book provides an accessible yet scholarly review of social psychological theory on prejudice with the goal of integrating recent theories about its causes and introducing emerging trends in the area."


New Intervention to Prevent PTSD

A new intervention, the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), developed at the University of Pennsylvania, was able to prevent chronic and sub-clinical PTSD in 73 percent of children who had experienced a recent traumatic event.  The intervention helps improve communication between child and caregiver, helps recognize and manage traumatic stress symptoms and teaches coping skills.

 An article describing the research is available at Science Daily

This is the citation to the journal article. Unfortunately we don’t have access to a full-text version.

Steven J. Berkowitz, Carla Smith Stover, Steven R. Marans. The Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention: Secondary prevention for youth at risk of developing PTSD. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2010; DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02321.x


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