Los Angeles / Orange County Libraries
25Sep/120

Guide to Veteran Resources

In recognition of the Chicago School being named a Military Friendly School for 2013 by GI Jobs Magazine, the Southern California libraries have put together a guide to some of the resources available in our libraries on veteran issues.  If you have any questions or want additional help or information, please contact a librarian.  The guide is posted on the Finding Guides page of this blog.  Click here for the guide.

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8Feb/120

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."

17Nov/110

New Dissertations in the Westwood Library

We have two new dissertations in the library:

A Jungian oriented treatment plan for veterans in residential recovery: psychodrama utilization  by Ellis Leibman

The therapist's disability: Its impact on transference and countertransference by Lila Yedidsion

Congratulations to both of you!

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

   

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