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Titles in the call number range BF (Psychology) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

  • Essentials of psychological testing / Susana Urbina
    BF 176 U73 2014

    An easy-to-understand overview of the key concepts of psychological testing

    Fully updated and revised, the second edition of Essentials of Psychological Testing surveys the basic principles of psychometrics, succinctly presents the information needed to understand and evaluate tests, and introduces readers to the major contemporary reference works in the field.

    This engaging, practical overview of the most relevant psychometric concepts and techniques provides the foundation necessary for advanced study in the field of psychological assessment. Each clear, well-organized chapter includes new examples and references, featuring callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as ?Test Yourself? questions that help gauge and reinforce readers? grasp of the information covered. The author's extensive experience and deep understanding of the concepts presented are evident throughout the book, particularly when readers are reminded that tests are tools and that, like all tools, they have limitations.

    Starting with a basic introduction to psychological tests, their historical development, and their uses, the book also covers the statistical procedures most frequently used in testing, the frames of reference for score interpretation, reliability, validity and test item considerations, as well as the latest guidelines for test selection, administration, scoring and reporting test results. Whether as an orientation for those new to the field, a refresher for those already acquainted with it, or as reference for seasoned clinicians, this book is an invaluable resource.

    SUSANA URBINA, PHD , is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of North Florida, where she taught courses in psychological testing and assessment. A Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and a licensed psychologist, Dr. Urbina practiced in the field of psychological assessment for over a decade. She coauthored the seventh edition of Psychological Testing with Anne Anastasi and has published numerous articles and reviews in the area of psychological testing.

  • Afflictions Steps Toward a Visual Psychological Anthropology

  • Personality in Nonhuman Animals

  • The Life and Creative Works of Paulo Coelho A Psychobiography from a Positive Psychology Perspective

  • Creating Organizational Value through Dialogical Leadership : Boiling Rice in Still Water

  • The happy mind: cognitive contributions to well-being / edited by Michael D. Robinson, Michael Eid

  • Validating psychological constructs historical, philosophical, and practical dimensions / Kathleen Slaney

  • From methodology to methods in human psychology / Jaan Valsiner ; with commentaries from Nandita Chaudhary and Gerhard Benetka

  • Mindfulness and meditation for adolescents : practices and programs / Betsy L. Wisner
    BF 637 M56 W57 2017eb

  • Real leaders negotiate! : gaining, using, and keeping the power to lead through negotiation / Jeswald W. Salacuse

  • Perezhivanie, emotions and subjectivity advancing Vygotsky's legacy / Marilyn Fleer, Fernando González Rey, Nikolai Veresov, editors
    BF 109 V95 P47 2017eb

  • Identity in adolescence : the balance between self and other / Jan Kroger
    BF 724.3 I3 K76 2004eb

    Fully updated to include the most recent research and theoretical developments in the field, the third edition of Identity in Adolescence examines the two way interaction of individual and social context in the process of identity formation. Setting the developmental tradition in context, Jane Kroger begins by providing a brief overview of the theoretical approaches to adolescent identity formation currently in use. This is followed by a discussion of five developmental models which reflect a range of attempts from the oldest to among the most recent efforts to describe this process and include the work of Erik Erikson, Peter Blos, Lawrence Kohlberg, Jane Loevinger, and Robert Kegan. Although focussing on each theorist in turn, this volume also goes on to compare and integrate the varied theoretical models and research findings and sets out some of the practical implications for social response to adolescents. Different social and cultural conditions and their effect on the identity formation process are also covered as are contemporary contextual, narrative, and postmodern approaches to understanding and researching identity issues. The book is ideal reading for students of adolescence, identity and developmental psychology.


  • Religion and psychology : mapping the terrain : contemporary dialogues, future prospects / edited by Diane Jonte-Pace and William B. Parsons
    BF 51 R45 2001eb
    Religion and Psychology is a thorough and incisive survey of the current relationship between religion and psychology from the leading scholars in the field. This is an essential resource for students and researchers in the area of psychology of religion. Issues addressed are:
    * The Psychology-Theology Dialogue
    * The Psychology-Comparativist Dialogue
    * Psychology, Religion and Gender Studies
    * Psychology "as" Religion
    * Social Scientific Approaches to the Psychology of Religion
    * The Empirical Approach
    * International Perspectives

  • The thought of the heart ; and, The soul of the world / James Hillman
    BF 175.5 A72 H55 1992
    Two groundbreaking essays, "The Thought of the Heart" and "Anima Mundi: The Return of the Soul to the World," by James Hillman that launched Archetypal Psychology and began the renaissance of a psychology that returns psychic reality to the world. Following Marsilio Ficino, who was the first to place the soul in the center of his vision, Hillman argues for a psychology that reflects the world it works in.

  • Lifespan development / Denise Boyd, Paul Johnson, Helen Bee
    BF 713 B437 2018
    Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; REVEL does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with REVEL, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
    Lifespan Development, 6ce provides strong applications, and integrated learning objectives and assessment. Students who want to know "What does current research say?" and "Why is this important?" will appreciate both the applied nature of this text and the clarity and rigor of the authors' presentation of current research. An exceptional pedagogical package that ties the textbook to online REVEL study tools complements the student-centered approach of the book and offers students the benefit of frequent self-assessment.

  • Resilience in childhood : perspectives, promise & practice / Erica Joslyn
    BF 723 R46 J674 2016eb

  • Identity : the real me / Homi Bhabha [and others]
    BF 697 I353 1987

  • Memory / Alan Baddeley, Michael W. Eysenck, and Michael C. Anderson
    BF 371 B227 2015

    This best-selling textbook presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of the study of memory. Written by three of the world's leading researchers in the field, it contains everything the student needs to know about the scientific approach to memory and its applications.

    Each chapter of the book is written by one of the three authors, an approach which takes full advantage of their individual expertise and style, creating a more personal and accessible text. This enhances students' enjoyment of the book, allowing them to share the authors' own fascination with human memory. The book also draws on a wealth of real-world examples throughout, showing students exactly how they can relate science to their everyday experiences of memory.

    Key features of this edition:

    Thoroughly revised throughout to include the latest research and updated coverage of key ideas and models A brand new chapter on Memory and the Brain, designed to give students a solid understanding of methods being used to study the relationship between memory and the brain, as well as the neurobiological basis of memory Additional pedagogical features to help students engage with the material, including many 'try this' demonstrations, points for discussion, and bullet-pointed chapter summaries

    The book is supported by a companion website featuring extensive online resources for students and lecturers.

  • When pain strikes / Bill Burns, Cathy Busby, and Kim Sawchuk, editors
    BF 515 W45 1999
    How we in North America respond to pain--what we think about it, what we say, and what we do--is the subject of this collection of writings and images. The book's five sections contain a myriad of complex responses to the occurrence of pain. Each section comprises original artwork, scholarly analyses, literary texts, and more. 15 b&w photos. 33 figures.

  • Deep diversity : overcoming us vs. them / Shakil Choudhury
    BF 575 P9 C46 2015

  • Personality and the challenges of democratic governance : how unconscious thought influences political understanding / Aaron Dusso

  • A theory of creative thinking : construction and verification of the dual circulation model / He Kekang

  • Quantum theory and free will : how mental intentions translate into bodily actions / Henry P. Stapp

  • Nietzsche and suffered social histories : genealogy and convalescence / Jeffrey M. Jackson

  • Exit, voice and loyalty in Asia individual choice under 32 Asian societal umbrellas / Takashi Inoguchi

  • Disability and masculinities : corporeality, pedagogy and the critique of otherness / Cassandra Loeser, Vicki Crowley, Barbara Pini, editors

  • The basics of item response theory using R / Frank B. Baker, Seock-Ho Kim

  • Unconsciousness between phenomenology and psychoanalysis Dorothěe Legrand, Dylan Trigg, editors

  • Being somewhere egocentric spatial representation as self-representation / Ferdinand Pöhlmann

  • Drawing as language : celebrating the work of Bob Steele / edited by Marni J. Binder and Sylvia Kind
    BF 723 D7D735 2017eb

  • Evaluating the experiential quality of musical instruments : a psychometric approach / Gian-Marco Schmid

  • The value of shame : exploring a health resource in cultural contexts / Elisabeth Vanderheiden, Claude-Hélène Mayer, editors

  • Second sight in the nineteenth century : prophecy, imagination and nationhood / Elsa Richardson

  • Measuring resilience as an education outcome / Danielle Patry and Reuben Ford
    BF 698.35 R47P275 2016eb

  • La psychologie au quotidien. sous la direction de Simon Grondin
    BF 636 P79 2012eb vol. 3

  • Métiers de la relation : nouvelles logiques et nouvelles épreuves du travail / sous la direction de Marie-Chantal Doucet et Simon Viviers
    BF 636.6 M48 2016eb

  • La sagesse des 9-12 ans : 30 vies chez monsieur Lazhar / par Raymond Laprée ; préface d'Yves Durand
    BF 723 I5L37 2017eb

  • Trance speakers : femininity and authorship in spiritual séances, 1850-1930 / Claudie Massicotte
    BF 1242 C3M38 2017
    Few people know that Susanna Moodie participated in spiritual s#65533;ances with her husband, Dunbar, and her sister, Catharine Parr Traill. Moodie, like many other women, found in her communications with the departed an important space to question her commitment to authorship and her understanding of femininity. Retracing the history of possession and mediumship among women following the emergence of spiritualism in mid-nineteenth-century Canada - and unearthing a vast collection of archival documents and photographs from s#65533;ances - Claudie Massicotte pinpoints spiritualism as a site of conflict and gender struggle and redefines modern understandings of female agency. Trance Speakers offers a new feminist and psychoanalytical approach to the religious and creative practice of trance, arguing that by providing women with a voice for their conscious and unconscious desires, this phenomenon helped them resolve their inner struggles in a society that sought to confine their lives. Drawing attention to the fascinating history of spiritualism and its persistent appeal to women, Massicotte makes a strong case for moving this practice out of the margins of the past. A compelling new reading of spiritual possession as a response to conflicting interpretations of authorship, agency, and gender, Trance Speakers shines a much-needed light on women's religious practices and on the history of spiritualist traditions and travels across North America and Europe.

  • Insanity and sanctity in Byzantium : the ambiguity of religious experience / Youval Rotman
    BF 51 R64 2016eb

  • Quantitative psychology : The 81st Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Asheville, North Carolina, 2016 / L. Andries van der Ark, Marie Wiberg, Steven A. Culpepper, Jeffrey A. Douglas, Wen-Chung Wang, editors

  • Magic : a very short introduction / Owen Davies
    BF 1621 D38 2012
    Defining 'magic' is a maddening task. Over the last century numerous philosophers, anthropologists, historians, and theologians have attempted to pin down its essential meaning, sometimes analysing it in such complex and abstruse depth that it all but loses its sense altogether. For thisreason, many people often shy away from providing a detailed definition, assuming it is generally understood as the human control of supernatural forces. 'Magic' continues to pervade the popular imagination and idiom. People feel comfortable with its contemporary multiple meanings, unaware of the controversy, conflict, and debate its definition has caused over two and a half millennia. In common usage today 'magic' is uttered in reference to thesupernatural, superstition, illusion, trickery, religious miracles, fantasies, and as a simple superlative. The literary confection known as 'magical realism' has considerable appeal and many modern scientists have ironically incorporated the word into their vocabulary, with their 'magic acid','magic bullets' and 'magic angles'.Since the so-called European Enlightenment, magic has often been seen as a marker of primitivism, of a benighted earlier stage of human development. Yet across the modern globalized world hundreds of millions continue to resort to magic - and also to fear it. Magic provides explanations and remediesfor those living in extreme poverty and without access to alternatives. In the industrial West, with its state welfare systems, religious fundamentalists decry the continued moral threat posed by magic. Under the guise of neo-Paganism, its practice has become a religion in itself. Magic continues tobe a truly global issue.This Very Short Introduction does not attempt to provide a concluding definition of magic: it is beyond simple definition. Instead it explores the many ways in which magic, as an idea and a practice, has been understood and employed over the millennia.

  • Testosterone rex : myths of sex, science, and society / Cordelia Fine
    BF 692 F525 2017
    Many people believe that, at its core, biological sex is a fundamental, diverging force in human development. According to this overly familiar story, differences between the sexes are shaped by past evolutionary pressures--women are more cautious and parenting-focused, while men seek status to attract more mates. In each succeeding generation, sex hormones and male and female brains are thought to continue to reinforce these unbreachable distinctions, making for entrenched inequalities in modern society.In Testosterone Rex, psychologist Cordelia Fine wittily explains why past and present sex roles are only serving suggestions for the future, revealing a much more dynamic situation through an entertaining and well-documented exploration of the latest research that draws on evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and philosophy. She uses stories from daily life, scientific research, and common sense to break through the din of cultural assumptions. Testosterone, for instance, is not the potent hormonal essence of masculinity; the presumed, built-in preferences of each sex, from toys to financial risk taking, are turned on their heads.Moving beyond the old "nature versus nurture" debates, Testosterone Rex disproves ingrained myths and calls for a more equal society based on both sexes' full, human potential.

  • The sensory order and other writings on the foundations of theoretical psychology / edited by Viktor J. Vanberg
    BF 181 H385 2017
    F. A. Hayek (1899-1992) was one of the leading voices in economic and social theory, but he also wrote on theoretical psychology, including in the landmark book The Sensory Order. Although The Sensory Order was not widely engaged with by either psychologists or social scientists at the time of publication, it is seen today as essential for fully understanding Hayek's more well-known work.

    The latest addition to the University of Chicago Press's Collected Works of F. A. Hayek series, The Sensory Order and Other Writings on the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology pairs the book, originally published in 1952, with additional essays related to The Sensory Order 's key themes, including a student paper from 1920 in which Hayek outlined the basic ideas he fully developed in the 1952 book. Rounding out the volume is an insightful introduction by editor Viktor Vanberg that sketches out the central problems Hayek was grappling with when he wrote The Sensory Order and the influential role this early thinking on theoretical psychology would play over the next six decades of his career. The book also features ample footnotes and citations for further reading, making this an essential contribution to the series.

  • The good child : moral development in a Chinese preschool / Jing Xu
    BF 723 M54 X8 2017

    Chinese academic traditions take zuo ren --self-fulfillment in terms of moral cultivation--as the ultimate goal of education. To many in contemporary China, however, the nation seems gripped by moral decay, the result of rapid and profound social change over the course of the twentieth century. Placing Chinese children, alternately seen as China's greatest hope and derided as self-centered "little emperors," at the center of her analysis, Jing Xu investigates the effects of these transformations on the moral development of the nation's youngest generation.

    The Good Child examines preschool-aged children in Shanghai, tracing how Chinese socialization beliefs and methods influence their construction of a moral world. Delving into the growing pains of an increasingly competitive and changing educational environment, Xu documents the confusion, struggles, and anxieties of today's parents, educators, and grandparents, as well as the striking creativity of their children in shaping their own moral practices. Her innovative blend of anthropology and psychology reveals the interplay of their dialogues and debates, illuminating how young children's nascent moral dispositions are selected, expressed or repressed, and modulated in daily experiences.

  • Reflexiones en torno a la muerte / Andrés Navarro Zamora (Compilador)
    BF 789 D4 R45 2016

  • You may also like : taste in an age of endless choice / Tom Vanderbilt
    BF 611 V36 2017
    Why do we get so embarrassed when a colleague wears the same shirt? Why do we eat the same thing for breakfast every day, but seek out novelty at lunch and dinner? How has streaming changed the way Netflix makes recommendations? Why do people think the music of their youth is the best? How can you spot a fake review on Yelp?

    Our preferences and opinions are constantly being shaped by countless forces - especially in the digital age with its nonstop procession of "thumbs up" and "likes" and "stars." Tom Vanderbilt, bestselling author of Traffic , explains why we like the things we like, why we hate the things we hate, and what all this tell us about ourselves.
    With a voracious curiosity, Vanderbilt stalks the elusive beast of taste, probing research in psychology, marketing, and neuroscience to answer myriad complex and fascinating questions. If you've ever wondered how Netflix recommends movies or why books often see a sudden decline in Amazon ratings after they win a major prize, Tom Vanderbilt has answers to these questions and many more that you've probably never thought to ask.
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