Los Angeles / Orange County Libraries
17Jan/130

New PsycBooks

 

The PsycBooks database in EBSCO added 4 contemporary titles and 20 classic titles to its database in December.  The contemporary titles are described below.  A full list is accessible here

 The Adolescent Brain: Learning, Reasoning, and Decision Making  2011   Edited by Valerie F. Reyna, PhD; Sandra B. Chapman, PhD; Michael R. Dougherty, PhD; and Jere Confrey, PhD

“This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading scientists to examine how the adolescent brain develops, and how this development impacts various aspects of reasoning and decision-making, from the use and function of memory and representation, to judgment, mathematical problem-solving, and the construction of meaning.”

Interdisciplinary Research on Close Relationships: The Case for Integration  2011  Edited by Lorne Campbell, PhD and Timothy J. Loving, PhD

“This book brings together different perspectives on close relationships to explore how such relationships develop, function, and interact across a variety of contexts. Prominent scholars contribute theory and empirical research rooted in developmental, social, and cross-cultural psychology, as well as evolutionary science, individual differences, and psychophysiology. Both early and adult relationships are examined, along with parent–child relationships.”

Multicultural Care: A Clinician's Guide to Cultural Competence  2011  By Lillian Comas-Diaz, PhD

“This book offers a comprehensive, practical approach for enhancing your understanding of clients' contexts, developing a multicultural therapeutic relationship, and adapting your healing approach to your clients' needs. Each chapter demonstrates the application of cultural competence to a different aspect of clinical practice: self-awareness, assessment, engagement, treatment, psychopharmacology and testing, folk healing, and general multicultural consciousness.”

Social Categories in Everyday Experience  2011  Edited by Shaun Wiley, PhD; Gina Philogène, PhD; and Tracey A. Revenson, PhD

Social Categories in Everyday Experience explores and expands on the construct of social categories by analyzing timely questions such as: How do members of marginalized groups cope with identity and discrimination in everyday settings like school and the workplace? How can stereotyping and discrimination be reduced among members of society's many cross-cutting categories?”

9Dec/120

New PsycBooks

PsycBooks added 2 contemporary books to its database in November as well as 20 classic books.  A full list of the new books is here.  The two contemporary books are highlighted below: 

Dynamic Network Theory: How Social Networks Influence Goal Pursuit  2011  By James D. Westaby, PhD

The author “melds social psychology's traditional focus on individual and collective goals with organizational/management science's analyses of institutional roles. The result is a masterly interdisciplinary work that explores these networks' generation of social capital in formal and informal organizations and settings. This analysis is made possible through a powerful combination of approaches from social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, organization/management science, social learning, and helping skills.”

Therapeutic Presence: A Mindful Approach to Effective Therapy  2011  By Shari M. Geller, PhD and Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD

“Therapeutic presence is the state of having one's whole self in the encounter with a client by being completely in the moment on a multiplicity of levels — physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. Present therapists become aware of both their own experience and that of their client through bodily sensations and emotions, and this awareness helps them to connect deeply with the client. Therapeutic presence is not a replacement for technique, but rather a foundational therapeutic stance that supports deep listening and understanding of the client in the moment.”

   

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