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Psychology - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

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

  • Why can't philosophers laugh? / Katrin Froese

  • Styrian witches in European perspective : ethnographic fieldwork / Mirjam Mencej

  • Handbook of positive psychology in intellectual and developmental disabilities translating research into practice / Karrie A. Shogren, Michael L. Wegmeyer, Nirbhay N. Singh, editors

  • Deep drama exploring life as theatre / Karl E. Scheibe

  • Irrepressible truth : on Lacan's 'The Freudian thing' / Adrian Johnston

  • The psychologist's guide to professional development Greg Bohall, Mary-Jo Bautista

  • Identity flexibility during adulthood perspectives in adult development / Jan D. Sinnott, editor

  • Empathy : epistemic problems and cultural-historical perspectives of a cross-disciplinary concept / Vanessa Lux, Sigrid Weigel, editors
    BF 575 E55 E47 2017eb

  • Handbook of the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness / Lydia Woodyatt, Everett L. Worthington Jr., Michael Wenzel, Brandon J. Griffin, editors

  • The perception and cognition of visual space / Paul Linton

  • Seeing : how light tells us about the world / Tom Cornsweet
    BF 241 C654 2017
    Written by one of the pioneers in visual perception, Seeing provides an overview of the basics of sight, from the anatomy of the eye, to optical illusions, to the way neural systems process visual signs. To help readers better appreciate the most-used of our five senses, Tom Cornsweet describes the early physical and physiological processes that occur in human vision in relation to the forces of evolution. He also includes answers to common questions about vision--including those that many of us ask during a visit to an eye doctor--to illustrate how the study of vision can provide a better understanding of one's everyday relationship with sight.

  • The abductive structure of scientific creativity : an essay on the ecology of cognition / Lorenzo Magnani

  • The Seybert report : rhetoric, rationale, and the problem of psi research / Elizabeth Schleber Lowry

  • Revising the Apa Ethics Code

  • Psychoanalysis, philosophy and myth in contemporary culture after Oedipus / Angie Voela
    BF 175.5 M95 V64 2017eb

  • Values and behavior : taking a cross cultural perspective / Sonia Roccas, Lilach Sagiv, editors

  • Reconstructing Identity A Transdisciplinary Approach / Nicholas Monk, Mia Lindgren, Sarah McDonald, Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou, editors

  • The Science of Interest Paul A. O'Keefe, Judith M. Harackiewicz, editors

  • Handbook of Zen, mindfulness, and behavioral health / Akihiko Masuda, William T. O'Donohue

  • Burnout, fatigue, exhaustion : an interdisciplinary perspective on a modern affliction / Sighard Neckel, Anna Katharina Schaffner, Greta Wagner, editors

  • Group Therapy with Children Psychodrama with Children / by Alfons Aichinger, Walter Holl

  • 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.

  • The internship, practicum, and field placement handbook : a guide for the helping professions / Brian N. Baird
    BF 636.6 B35 2014

    The Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement Handbook, Seventh Edition is a practical guide to the #65533;real world#65533; knowledge and skills that students need when they begin working in the field of mental health. This text guides interns through every phase of the internship process from finding placements to concluding relationships with clients and supervisors. Along the way students learn about ethics, clinical writing and record keeping, working with peers and supervisors, understanding diversity, and self care and safety. Following an evidence and competency based approach, the latest research findings are reviewed from the fields of psychology, social work and counseling.

  • The witch : a history of fear, from ancient times to present / Ronald Hutton
    BF 1566 H88 2017
    Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe's history

    The witch came to prominence--and often a painful death--in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early-modern stake.

    This book sets the notorious European witch trials in the widest and deepest possible perspective and traces the major historiographical developments of witchcraft. Hutton, a renowned expert on ancient, medieval, and modern paganism and witchcraft beliefs, combines Anglo-American and continental scholarly approaches to examine attitudes on witchcraft and the treatment of suspected witches across the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Australia, and North and South America, and from ancient pagan times to current interpretations. His fresh anthropological and ethnographical approach focuses on cultural inheritance and change while considering shamanism, folk religion, the range of witch trials, and how the fear of witchcraft might be eradicated.

  • This chair rocks : a manifesto against ageism / Ashton Applewhite
    BF 724.85 S45 A77 2017
    From childhood on, we're barraged by messages that it s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces Applewhite s journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. The book explains the roots of ageism in history and in our own age denial and how it divides and debases, examines how ageist myths and stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of the all-American myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of olders as burdens to society, describes what an all-age-friendly world would look like, and concludes with a rousing call to action. It s time to create a world of age equality by making discrimination on the basis of age as unacceptable as any other kind. Whether you re older or hoping to get there, this book will shake you by the shoulders, cheer you up, make you mad, and change the way you see the rest of your life. Age pride!

  • On concepts, modules, and language : cognitive science at its core / edited by Roberto G. DE Almeida and Lila R. Gleitman
    BF 311 O485 2018
    What are the landmarks of the cognitive revolution? What are the core topics of modern cognitive science? Where is cognitive science heading? These and other questions are addressed in this volume by leading cognitive scientists as they examine the work of one of cognitive science's mostinfluential and polemical figures: Jerry Fodor. Contributions by Noam Chomsky, Tom Bever, Merrill Garrett, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, Zenon Pylyshyn, Janet Fodor, C. Randy Gallistel, Ernie Lepore, Mary C. Potter, Lila R. Gleitman, and others, put in perspective Fodor's contribution to cognitivescience by focusing on three main themes: the nature of concepts, the modularity of language and vision, and the language of thought. On Modules, Concepts, and Language: Cognitive Science at Its Core is a one-of-a-kind series of essays on cognitive science and on Fodor. In this volume, Chomsky contrasts, for the first time, his view of modularity with that of Fodor's; Bever--one of the pioneers of modern psycholinguistics - discusses the nature of consciousness in particular with respect to language perception; Garrett - another of the pioneers of psycholinguistics- reassesses his view of modularity in language production; Pylyshyn - one of the leading figures of the modern symbolic, computational view of the mind - presents his view of the connection between visual perception and conceptual attainment; Gallistel - one of the most prominent cognitiveneuroscientists - presents a proposal on what the biological bases of the computational theory of mind might be. Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini discusses Fodor's views on conceptual nativism, stemming from the epic debate between Chomsky and Piaget, which Piattelli-Palmarini organized. These and manyother key figures of cognitive science are brought together, for the first time, constituting the most up-to-date critical view of some of cognitive science's most polemical topics and its prospects as the science of the mind. This volume is aimed at students and advanced researchers in core areasof cognitive science and is bound to become one of the classics in the field.

  • Conjuring Asia : magic, orientalism, and the making of the modern world / Chris Goto-Jones, Leiden University
    BF 1622 A8 G68 2016
    The promise of magic has always commanded the human imagination, but the story of industrial modernity is usually seen as a process of disenchantment. Drawing on the writings and performances of the so-called 'Golden Age Magicians' from the turn of the twentieth century, Chris Goto-Jones unveils the ways in which European and North American encounters with (and representations of) Asia - the fabled Mystic East - worked to re-enchant experiences of the modern world. Beginning with a reconceptualization of the meaning of 'modern magic' itself - moving beyond conventional categories of 'real' and 'fake' magic - Goto-Jones' acclaimed book guides us on a magical mystery tour around India, China, and Japan, showing us levitations and decapitations, magic duels and bullet catches, goldfish bowls and paper butterflies. In the end, this mesmerizing book reveals Orientalism as a kind of magic in itself, casting a spell over Western culture that leaves it transformed, even today.

  • The cultural politics of emotion / Sara Ahmed
    BF 531 A585 2015

    Praise for the first edition

    "Ahmed's work contributes to cultural studies and rhetorical theory by elaborating a process through which we can approach everyday emotional practices as rich and complex sites interwoven in struggles for social change."--Rachel C. Riedner, JAC

    What do emotions do? How do emotions move us or get us stuck? In developing a theory of the cultural politics of emotion, Sara Ahmed focuses on the relationship between emotions, language, and bodies. She shows how emotions are named in speech acts, as well as how they involve sensations that can be felt not only emotionally, but physically. A new methodology for reading 'the emotionality of texts' is offered as are analyses of the role of emotions in debates on international terrorism, asylum and migration, and reconciliation and reparation. Attending to the intersections between race, gender, and sexuality, The Cultural Politics of Emotion is in dialogue with key trends in gender studies and cultural studies, the psychology and sociology of emotions, and phenomenology and psychoanalysis. It takes as its point of entry different emotions -- pain, hate, fear, disgust, shame, and love -- and reflects on the role of emotions in feminist and queer politics.

    In a special afterword to this tenth anniversary edition, Ahmed explains to readers how this classic book relates to other key works in the emergent field of affect studies and also reflects on the way the book has been part of her own intellectual trajectory.

  • Statistics for research in psychology : a modern approach using estimation / Rick Gurnsey, Concordia University
    BF 39 G867 2018

    Statistics for Research in Psychology by Rick Gurnsey offers an intuitive approach to statistics based on estimation for interpreting research in psychology. This innovative text covers topic areas in a traditional sequence but gently shifts the focus to an alternative approach using estimation, emphasizing confidence intervals, effect sizes, and practical significance, with the advantages naturally emerging in the process. Frequent opportunities for practice and step-by-step instructions for using Excel, SPSS, and R in appendices will help readers come away with a better understanding of statistics that will allow them to more effectively evaluate published research and undertake meaningful research of their own.

  • Hunger : a memoir of (my) body / Roxane Gay
    BF 697.5 B63 G39 2017

    The Instant New York Times Bestseller

    From the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

    "I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe."

    New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as "wildly undisciplined," Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties--including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life--and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

    With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn't yet been told but needs to be.

  • The Psychology of adaptation to absurdity : tactics of make-believe / Seymour Fisher, State University of New York, Health Science Center at Syracuse, Rhoda L. Fisher, private practice, Syracuse, New York
    BF 175.5 F36 F57 2014
    The major goal of this book is to explore and integrate all that is scientifically known about the utility of magical plans and strategies for coping with life's inevitable absurdities. Make-believe has great adaptive value and helps the average individual to function better in cultures saturated with puzzling contradictions. This book traces the origins of pretending (illusion-construction) and the developmental phases of this skill. Further, it analyzes how parents depend on pretending to secure conformity and self-control from their children. It unravels the ways in which make-believe is utilized to defend against death-anxiety and feelings of fragility. It examines the relationship between pretending and the classical defense mechanisms -- and particularly weighs the evidence bearing on the potential protective power of embracing religious beliefs. Finally, it defines the diverse contributions of make-believe to the construction of the self-concept, the defensive maneuvers typifying psychopathology, and the maintenance of somatic health. In short, this book pulls together a spectrum of scientific information concerning the defensive value of illusory make-believe in coping with those aspects of life -- such as death, loss, suffering, and injustice -- that are experienced as unreasonable and beyond understanding.

    The volume is unique not only in the breadth of the literature it analyzes but also in demonstrating the contribution of make-believe to both the psychological and somatic aspects of behavior. No previous work has documented in such detail and across so many domains how basic the capacity to engage in make-believe is to human adaptation.

  • Bornstein's miracle memory course
    BF 385 B6

  • Preterm birth and psychological development / edited by Sarah L. Friedman, Marian Sigman
    BF 720 P7P73
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