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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.


  • La psychotechnique dans le monde moderne. Compte rendu ..
    BF 20 I56 1949

  • Processes of visuospatial attention and working memory / Timothy Hodgson, editor
    BF 321 P76 2019

  • Atmosphere and aesthetics : a plural perspective / Tonino Griffero, Marco Tedeschini, editors
    BF 353 A86 2019eb

  • Narrative and self-understanding / Garry L. Hagberg, editor
    BF697.5.S43

  • Self-feeling Can self-consciousness be understood as a feeling? / Gerhard Kreuch
    BF311

  • The bereavement of martyred Palestinian children : gendered, religious and national perspectives / Maram Masarwi
    BF 575 G7M37 2019eb

  • Emotions and loneliness in a networked society / Bianca Fox, editor
    BF575.L7

  • Emotion in the mind and body Maital Neta, Ingrid J. Haas, editors
    BF531

  • Social Mentality in Contemporary China / Yiyin Yang, editor
    HM 1027 C5S63 2019

  • Subjectivity and knowledge generalization in the psychological study of everyday life / Charlotte Højholt, Ernst Schraube, editors
    BF38.5

  • Identity development in the lifecourse a semiotic cultural approach to transitions in early adulthood / Mariann Märtsin
    BF724.55.I3

  • Remembering as a cultural process Brady Wagoner, Ignacio Brescó, Sarah H. Awad
    BF378.S65

  • Meaning-making for living : the emergence of the presentational self in children's everyday dialogues / Koji Komatsu
    BF721

  • Ecological engagement : Urie Bronfenbrenner's method to study human development / Silvia Helena Koller, Simone dos Santos Paludo, Normanda Araujo de Morais, editors
    BF713

  • The psychology of scientific inquiry Aaro Toomela
    BF41

  • The psychology of religion and place : emerging perspectives / Victor Counted, Fraser Watts
    BF 51 P79 2019eb

  • The personality puzzle / David C. Funder, University of California, Riverside
    BF 698 F84 2019
    David Funder's masterful writing, his ability to explain important ideas and new research in a compelling way, and the new addition of InQuizitive, Norton's adaptive quizzing tool, make The Personality Puzzle the best learning tool for students--all at an affordable price. The Eighth Edition includes a new chapter on relationships and work, and new coverage of replication and open science issues.

  • Joyful : the surprising power of ordinary things to create extraordinary happiness / Ingrid Fetell Lee
    BF 575 H27L437 2018
    Next Big Idea Club selection -- chosen by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Dan Pink, and Adam Grant as one of the "two most groundbreaking new nonfiction reads of the season!"
    Inc 's "10 Most Inspiring Books of 2018" Real Simple 's "Best Books of 2018" Elle 's "29 Best Books of 2018" TechCrunch 's "Favorite Things of 2018"
    "This book has the power to change everything! Writing with depth, wit, and insight, Ingrid Fetell Lee shares all you need to know in order to create external environments that give rise to inner joy."--Susan Cain, author of Quiet and founder of Quiet Revolution
    Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee presents groundbreaking research to explain how making small changes to your surroundings can create extraordinary happiness in your life.

    Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons.

    We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward -- through mindfulness or meditation -- and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy?

    In Joyful , designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight -- and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives.

  • La théorie psychogénétique de l'identité et l'épreuve Groupements : fondements et applications / sous la direction de Louise Landry ; [auteurs] Luc Bégin, Guy Perreault, Nathalie Ross
    BF 39.3 T396 2018eb

  • La psychologie au quotidien. sous la direction de Simon Grondin
    BF 636 P79 2019eb

  • Psychologie de la perception Simon Grondin
    BF 292G8762019 G77 2019eb

  • Touched by the light : exploring spiritually transformative experiences / Yvonne Kason
    BF 1031 K37 2019
    How Peak Spiritual Experiences Transform Lives Today



    Dr. Yvonne Kason's life was touched by five Near-Death experiences (NDEs), the most recent in 2003. Her dramatic Near-Death Experience in a 1979 plane crash propelled her as a young medical doctor to research and counsel people with diverse types of peak spiritual experiences. In 1994, she coined the now widely used phrase "Spiritually Transformative Experiences" (STEs). These include Near-Death Experiences, mystical experiences, spiritual energy or kundalini awakenings, diverse psychic experiences, and inspired creativity.



    Touched by the Light is a synthesis of forty years of Dr. Kason's research on STEs and their profound after-effects on body, mind, and spirit. Filled with fascinating case studies, Touched By the Light is inspiring to all, as well as a practical guide for those experiencing STEs and their counsellors.

  • Nature-based therapy : a practitioner's guide to working outdoors with children, youth, and families / Nevin Harper, Kathryn Rose, David Segal
    BF 353.5 N37H37 2019

    Take your therapeutic practice with children, youth, and families out into nature

    The number of children, youth, and families seeking help for a wide range of mental health concerns is growing at an alarming rate, and many struggle to thrive despite well-intentioned interventions from skilled helpers. Unplugging from technology and reconnecting with the web of life is a powerful antidote to the highly technological and fast-paced realities of so many.

    Nature-Based Therapy addresses this underlying disconnection between humans and their ecological home, exploring theories and therapeutic practices undertaken with children, youth, and families, including:

    Developing sensory awareness of outer and inner landscapes Navigating risk in play Case examples with a diverse range of settings, intentions, and interventions.

    Nature-Based Therapy is for counselors, therapists, youth and social workers, educators, and parents working in educational and therapeutic settings who want to take their practice beyond the office walls and into the powerful terrain of the wild, partnering with nature as a co-facilitator to create lasting change.


  • The little book of being brilliant / Andy Cope
    BF637.S4

    The latest and greatest insights on happiness from around the world

    The Little Book of Being Brilliant is a 'greatest hits' compilation of the best and the latest information from the science of positive psychology. Top-selling author Andy Cope exercises his PhD in happiness, along with his decades of experience bringing 'The Art of Being Brilliant' to rapt audiences around the world, to distill the tips, techniques, facts and ideas you need to know to achieve sustainable wellbeing and happiness in your own life. Andy's keen for you to know that he wants you to enjoy the experience, hence his 'laugh 'n' learn' approach.

    Inside, you'll find guidance for taking action in the form of activities and challenges that will help you implement the latest empirical evidence on happiness. You'll learn why most people are miles away from feeling as great as they could, and what to do about it. Whether you're motivated to improve your daily life or looking for the insights that will super-charge your career, or in search of inspiration for your students or your team, this little book will set you in motion toward living brilliantly.

    Develop resilience and embrace positivity by setting goals and taking charge of your life Learn, once and for all, what science says about the connection between money and happiness Overcome road rage and other forms of negativity that are dragging you down in the day-to-day Internalize the latest positivity wisdom for work, sport, parenting, relationships, and more

    There's absolutely no filler in The Little Book of Being Brilliant , and no need to sift through half-baked ideas or wisdom that researchers have already overturned. For the latest proven techniques on getting happy and achieving success, along with the motivation required to put those techniques into practice, pick up this energetic and inspiring book today.


  • The question : find your true purpose / Bernardo Moya
    BF637.S4

    Ask yourself the right questions--and find the answers to your happiness

    The Question brings together the best of what is thought and known from the world of self-help. The author shows readers what can build a path toward greater well-being and believes that the quality of your life depends on the quality of the questions you ask yourself.

    The book combines a mix of practical and emotional content; it follows the highs and lows of real-life experience to help inspire readers, giving them practical information to help them discover their true purpose in life, and the confidence to pursue it. The Question explores:

    Greatness, success, fulfilment, and passion The Three Pillars to succeed Building The Best You Resilience, Revolution and Re-invention

    You cannot go through life being passive--you must find your answer to The Question . That is, how can you realize your life's purpose? Find out inside this book. . . and inside yourself!


  • Feedback (and other dirty words) : why we fear it, how to fix it / M. Tamra Chandler with Laura Dowling Grealish
    BF319.5.F4
    A practical and irreverent guide to taking the sting out of feedback and reclaiming it as a motivating, empowering experience for everyone involved.



    Feedback: the mere mention of the word can make our blood pressure rise and our defenses go up. For many of us, it's a dirty word that we associate with bias, politics, resentment, and self-doubt. However, if we take a step back and think about its true intent, we realize that feedback needn't be a bad thing. After all, understanding how others experience us provides valuable opportunities to learn and grow.



    Authors M. Tamra Chandler and Laura Grealish explain how feedback got such a bad rap and how to recognize and minimize the negative physical and emotional responses that can erode trust and shut down communication. They offer a new and more ambitious definition of feedback, explore the roles we each play as Seeker, Extender, and Receiver, and introduce the three Fs of making feedback focused, fair, and frequent. You'll also find valuable exercises and strategies, along with real-world examples that illustrate how you can put these ideas into action and join in the movement to fix feedback, once and for all.



    When it's done right, feedback has been proven to be the most effective means of improving communication and performance for you and your organization. It's too important to give up, and with Chandler and Grealish's help, you'll be able to use it deftly, equitably, and effectively.

  • Wie Fotos wirken : Wie wir sehen, wahrnehmen und denken / Brian Dilg
    BF241

  • The art of communication : how to be authentic, lead others, and create strong connections / Judy Apps
    BF 637 C45A686 2019eb

    Bring nuance, depth, and meaning to every conversation you have

    The Art of Communication is for anyone who senses that they could be communicating on a deeper level. Perhaps you are a confident communicator but suspect there may be more to the art of conversation that you have not yet been able to access. Or perhaps you feel that your conversations lack depth and meaning and that you'd like to enrich your relationships with others, if only you knew how. This book will address your concerns and show you how to engage wholeheartedly with others.

    There's more to conversation than just clear, rational thinking. Left-brain rationality is important, of course, but neuroscience increasingly shows that the right-brain skills of creativity, intuition and spontaneity are essential in good communication. In this guide, you'll discover ways of tapping into the full conversational potential that lies dormant within you, adding a level of nuance and watching the result as your relationships blossom. You may even find that untapped value in the form of new insights, ideas and creative thoughts, emerges from your daily conversations.

    Access the more nuanced arts of conversation to create strong connections and tangible results Build cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural connections to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds Activate your whole mind -- not just your intellect -- to bring creativity and depth to communication Learn to be open-hearted, spontaneous, vulnerable, intuitive, and captivating in every conversation you hold

    From communication guru and bestselling author Judy Apps, The Art of Communication will show you how to breathe life into your relationships and produce powerful new thinking enabling you to transform the world you live in.


  • Train the brave : tame your fear, take the chance, dare to live big / Margie Warrell
    BF637.S4

    What would you do today if you were being brave?

    Courage begets courage. It's a habit. Doing something brave everyday - no matter how small - unlocks new possibilities, opportunities and pathways to thrive in your work, relationships and life.

    Drawing on her background in business, psychology and coaching, best-selling author Margie Warrell guides you past the fears that keep you from making the changes to create your ideal life.

    In today's uncertain times, fear can unconsciously direct our lives. Start small, dare big, and begin today to live with greater purpose, courage and success.

    Originally published in 2015 as Brave , this book has been reviewed and redesigned to become part of the Wiley Be Your Best series - aimed at helping readers acheive professional and personal success.


  • Smarter sharper thinking : reduce stress, banish fatigue and find focus / Jenny Brockis
    BF431

    Boost your brain and gain an edge in everything you do.

    Smarter Sharper Thinking reveals how you can expand your brain's capability to think well under stress, to focus and get more out of your day, to be more creative and innovative, and to prepare you for future challenges.

    Utilising the latest neuro-scientific principles, Dr Jenny Brockis shows how you can increase your brain fitness by developing a habit-changing plan to get more done with less effort.

    In 12 key areas, Smarter Sharper Thinking presents simple, action-based principles that can be readily incorporated into your daily routines to train your brain for high performance.

    Originally published in 2016 as Future Brain , this book has been reviewed and redesigned to become part of the Wiley Be Your Best series - aimed at helping readers acheive professional and personal success.


  • It starts with passion : do what you love and love what you do / Keith Abraham
    BF637.S4

    Bring more energy to everything in your life.

    It Starts with Passion will help you ignite the purpose in your life, as well as in the lives of your colleagues, employees, and associates. In-depth research, practical concepts, inspirational stories, and clear visual models will show you how to find out what's meaningful to you and pursue it with passion.

    For three decades, Keith Abraham has been helping people around the world to harnass their passion, achieve their goals and focus on what's most important to bring the best out of themselves and their business.

    It's time to embark on a life of certainty, clarity and confidence and It Starts with Passion .

    Originally published in 2013 , this book has been reviewed and redesigned to become part of the Wiley Be Your Best series - aimed at helping readers acheive professional and personal success.


  • Digital phenotyping and mobile sensing : new developments in psychoinformatics / Harald Baumeister, Christian Montag, editors
    BF39.5

  • Reflective practice of counseling and psychotherapy in a diverse society / Jason D. Brown
    BF 636.67 B76 2019eb

  • Evolutionary perspectives on death / Todd K. Shackelford, Virgil Zeigler-Hill, editors
    BF789.D4

  • The second cognitive revolution : a tribute to Rom Harré / edited by Bo Allesøe Christensen
    BF201

  • Psychological perspectives on reality, consciousness and paranormal experience / Tony Jinks
    BF 1040 J56 2019eb

  • The self and the quintessence : a Jungian perspective / Christine Driver
    BF 173 D75 2020eb

    The Self and the Quintessence explores Jung's work on number symbolism and the alchemical journey and considers how they act as metaphors underpinning theories about the development of the self and individuation. It goes on to consider the implications of these dynamics in terms of the symbol of the quintessence and what this represents psychologically.

    Initially exploring number symbolism and the way numbers can express dimensionality and emergence, this book explores the theories which underpin Jung's ideas about the self and its complexity, including the dynamics of opposites, the transcendent function, and the symbol of the quaternity (fourness). The book then explores the symbol of the quintessence from a theoretical and clinical perspective and also in relation to its use in alchemy and physics. It goes on to consider the symbolic and psychological significance of the quintessence in relation to complexity, emergence, individuation, wholeness, truth and the spirit of matter.

    Extending Jungian ideas to explore the archetypal symbol of the quintessence and its psychological significance, The Self and the Quintessence will be of great interest to Jungian academics, researchers and clinicians, and anyone looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of Jungian psychology.


  • The feeling of life itself : why consciousness is widespread but can't be computed / Christof Koch
    BF 311 K6393 2019eb

    An argument that consciousness, more widespread than previously assumed, is the feeling of being alive, not a type of computation or a clever hack.

    In The Feeling of Life Itself , Christof Koch offers a straightforward definition of consciousness as any subjective experience, from the most mundane to the most exalted--the feeling of being alive.

    Psychologists study which cognitive operations underpin a given conscious perception. Neuroscientists track the neural correlates of consciousness in the brain, the organ of the mind. But why the brain and not, say, the liver? How can the brain, three pounds of highly excitable matter, a piece of furniture in the universe, subject to the same laws of physics as any other piece, give rise to subjective experience? Koch argues that what is needed to answer these questions is a quantitative theory that starts with experience and proceeds to the brain. In The Feeling of Life Itself , Koch outlines such a theory, based on integrated information.

    Koch describes how the theory explains many facts about the neurology of consciousness and how it has been used to build a clinically useful consciousness meter. The theory predicts that many, and perhaps all, animals experience the sights and sounds of life; consciousness is much more widespread than conventionally assumed. Contrary to received wisdom, however, Koch argues that programmable computers will not have consciousness. Even a perfect software model of the brain is not conscious. Its simulation is fake consciousness. Consciousness is not a special type of computation--it is not a clever hack. Consciousness is about being.

    ted information.

    Koch describes how the theory explains many facts about the neurology of consciousness and how it has been used to build a clinically useful consciousness meter. The theory predicts that many, and perhaps all, animals experience the sights and sounds of life; consciousness is much more widespread than conventionally assumed. Contrary to received wisdom, however, Koch argues that programmable computers will not have consciousness. Even a perfect software model of the brain is not conscious. Its simulation is fake consciousness. Consciousness is not a special type of computation--it is not a clever hack. Consciousness is about being.


  • Sexuality, self & survival. Introductory essay by Peter Marin
    BF 692 K45

  • The unconscious in action; its influence upon education, by Barbara Low. With foreword by T. Percy Nunn
    BF 721 L6

  • Flow : the psychology of optimal experience / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    BF 575 H27C85 1990
    Providing an introduction to flow, a new field of behavioral science that offers life-fulfilling potentialities, this study explains its principals and shows how to introduce flow into all aspects of life, avoiding the interferences of disharmony.

  • Lacan's four fundamental concepts of psychoanalysis : an introduction / Roberto Harari ; translated by Judith Filc
    BF 173 L14623 H3713 2004
    The informal tone of these ten lectures by Roberto Harari reflects their original character as classes held at El Centro de Extension Psicoanalitica del Centro Cultural General, San Martin Buenos Aires. Destined for a wider audience than just the psychoanalytical camp, Harari's work presents the Lacanian endeavor without presupposition of specialized knowledge--and yet without conceding intellectual subtlety.

    Harari provides an introductory display of essential themes developed in Lacan's Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis , and offers his own insightful reading of the text's central ideas. These ten classes, sparked by the crucial Seminar XI within the teaching of Lacan, reframe a wide range of questions in psychoanalysis for the professional in the field, scholars and students across disciplines, and interested lay readers.

    Harari is so at ease with Lacan's oeuvre that he can dismantle and rebuild its structure so that order and logic suddenly appear inherent to Lacan's way of thinking. The unconscious, transference, repetition, and the drive are here reintroduced, not only to do justice to Freud's insights, but also to link these concepts to the larger question of the complex relationships between psychoanalysis, religion, and science. Harari's didactic approach and his analytic style come together to bring us one step closer to understanding Lacan and one step closer to understanding ourselves.

  • Finding flow : the psychology of engagement with everyday life / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    BF 575 H27 C848 1997
    Part psychological study, part self-help book, Finding Flow is a prescriptive guide that helps us reclaim ownership of our lives. Based on a far-reaching study of thousands of individuals, Finding Flow contends that we often walk through our days unaware and out of touch with our emotional lives. Our inattention makes us constantly bounce between two extremes: during much of the day we live filled with the anxiety and pressures of our work and obligations, while during our leisure moments, we tend to live in passive boredom. The key, according to Csikszentmihalyi, is to challenge ourselves with tasks requiring a high degree of skill and commitment. Instead of watching television, play the piano. Transform a routine task by taking a different approach. In short, learn the joy of complete engagement. Thought they appear simple, the lessons in Finding Flow are life-altering.

  • The Oxford handbook of positive emotion and psychopathology / edited by June Gruber
    BF 698.35 O57O94 2019
    Considerable research has been devoted to understanding how positive emotional processes influence our thoughts and behaviors, and the resulting body of work clearly indicates that positive emotion is a vital ingredient in our human quest towards well-being and thriving. Yet the role of positive emotion in psychopathology has been underemphasized, such that comparatively less scientific attention has been devoted to understanding ways in which positive emotions might influence and be influenced by psychological disturbance.

    Presenting cutting-edge scientific work from an internationally-renowned group of contributors, The Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology provides unparalleled insight into the role of positive emotions in mental health and illness. The book begins with a comprehensive overview of key psychological processes that link positive emotional experience and psychopathological outcomes. The following section focuses on specific psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, as well as developmental considerations. The third and final section of the Handbook discusses translational implications of this research and how examining populations characterized by positive emotion disturbance enables a better understanding of psychiatric course and risk factors, while simultaneously generating opportunities to bridge gaps between basic science models and psychosocial interventions. With its rich and multi-layered focus, The Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology will be of interest to researchers, teachers, and students from a range of disciplines, including social psychology, clinical psychology and psychiatry, biological psychology and health psychology, affective science, and neuroscience.

  • Losing reality : on cults, cultism, and the mindset of political and religious zealotry / Robert Jay Lifton
    BF 575 F16L54 2019
    Robert Jay Lifton, the National Book Award-winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual, proposes a radical idea: that the psychological relationship between extremist political movements and fanatical religious cults may be much closer than anyone thought. Exploring the most extreme manifestations of human zealotry, Lifton highlights an array of leaders - from Mao to Hitler to the Japanese apocalyptic cult leader Shoko Asahara to Donald Trump - who have sought the control of human minds and the ownership of reality.

  • Gender mosaic : beyond the myth of the male and female brain / Daphna Joel, PhD and Luba Vikhanski
    BF 692.2 J64 2019
    With profound implications for our most foundational assumptions about gender, Gender Mosaic explains why there is no such thing as a male or female brain.
    For generations, we've been taught that women and men differ in profound and important ways. Women are more sensitive and emotional, whereas men are more aggressive and sexual, because this or that region in the brains of women is smaller or larger than in men, or because they have more or less of this or that hormone. This story seems to provide us with a neat biological explanation for much of what we encounter in day-to-day life. But is it true?
    According to neuroscientist Daphna Joel, it's not. And in Gender Mosaic , she sets forth a bold and compelling argument that debunks the notion of female and male brains. Drawing on the latest scientific evidence, including the groundbreaking results of her own studies, Dr. Joel explains that every human brain is a unique mixture -- or mosaic -- of "male" and "female" features, and that these mosaics don't map neatly into two categories.
    With urgent practical implications for the way we understand ourselves and the world around us, Gender Mosaic is a fascinating look at the science of gender, sex and the brain, and at how freeing ourselves from the gender binary can help us all reach our full human potential.

  • My biggest research mistake : adventures and misadventures in psychological research / Robert J. Sternberg, Cornell University, editor
    BF 76.5 S6874 2020
    My Biggest Research Mistake: Adventures and Misadventures in Psychological Research helps students and professionals in the field of psychological science learn from the diverse mistakes of successful scientists. Through 57 personal stories drawn from the experiences of fellows in the Association for Psychological Science (APS), editor Robert J. Sternberg presents the mistakes of experts in the field as opportunities for learning, allowing students to avoid making the same mistakes in their own work.

  • Buzz! : inside the minds of thrill-seekers, daredevils, and adrenaline junkies / Kenneth Carter, Oxford College of Emory University
    BF 698.35 S45 C37 2019
    Most of us crave new experiences and sensations. Whether it's our attraction to that new burger place or the latest gadget, newness tugs at us. But what about those who can't seem to get enough? They jump out of planes, climb skyscrapers, and will eat anything (even poisonous pufferfish) ... Prompting others to ask 'what's wrong' with them. These are high sensation-seekers and they crave intense experiences, despite physical, or social risk. They don't have a death wish, but seemingly a need for an adrenaline rush, no matter what. Buzz! describes the world of the high sensation-seeking personality in a way that we can all understand. It explores the lifestyle, psychology, and neuroscience behind adrenaline junkies and daredevils. This tendency, or compulsion, has a role in our culture. But where is the line between healthy and unhealthy thrill-seeking? The minds of these adventurers are explained page by page.

  • Aspects of emotional intelligence / by Jawed Ahmad
    BF 576 A36 2019
    Emotion is one of the most important aspects of the human personality. This book deals with the role of emotional intelligence in teacher trainees across the globe. It emphasizes how emotional intelligence affects the level of aspiration and self-concept of teacher trainees, and shows that emotional intelligence is an important aspect in understanding the behavior of students. The school teacher should observe the students' emotions and adopt a specific strategy to manage them for specific learning.

  • Trauma, guilt and reparation : the path from impasse to development / Heinz Weiss ; translated by Dr Ursula Haug
    BF 175.5 P75W37513 2020

    Trauma, Guilt and Reparationidentifies the emotional barriers faced by people who have experienced severe trauma, as well as the emergence of reparative processes which pave the way from impasse to development.

    The book explores the issue of trauma with particular reference to issues of reparation and guilt. Referencing the original work of Klein and others, it examines how feelings of persistent guilt work to foil attempts at reparation, locking trauma deep within the psyche. It provides a theoretical understanding of the interplay between feelings of neediness with those of fear, wrath, shame and guilt, and offers a route for patients to experience the mourning and forgiveness necessary to come to terms with their own trauma. The book includes a Foreword by John Steiner.

    Illustrated by clinical examples throughout, it is written by an author whose empathy and experience make him an expert in the field. The book will be of great interest to psychotherapists, social workers and any professional working with traumatized individuals.


  • Resistance to belief change : limits of learning / Joseph R. Lao and Jason Young
    BF 311 L36 2020

    This book examines the human proclivity to resist changing our beliefs. Drawing on psychological, neurological, and philosophical research, and integrating topics as wide ranging as emotion, cognition, social (and physical) context, and learning theory, Lao and Young explore why this resistance to change impedes our learning and progression. They also suggest that failure to adapt our beliefs to available and informed evidence can incur costs that may be seen in personal growth, politics, science, law, medicine, education, and business.

    Resistance to Belief Change explores the various manifestations of resistance, including overt, discursive, and especially inertial forms of resistance. As well as the influential factors that can impact upon them, the book also examines how the self-directed learner, as well as teachers, may structure the learning experience to overcome resistance and facilitate progressive and adaptive learning.

    Lao and Young find that the impediments to learning and resistance to change are far more prevalent and costly than previously suggested in research, and so this book will be of interest to a range of people in cognitive development, social psychology, and clinical and educational psychology.


  • Helping children cope with loss and change : a guide for professionals and parents / Amanda Seyderhelm
    BF 723 D3S568 2020

    Whether it's the grief of bereavement, the strain of divorce or the uncertainty of a new home or school, loss and change affect children in countless ways. Nevertheless, teachers and parents frequently find themselves ill-equipped to help children struggling with the difficult feelings that these situations, and others like them, bring. Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change offers guided support for teachers, health professionals and parents.

    Designed for use with children aged 4-10, this guide offers:

    Case studies illustrating various signs of grief and loss, to help the caregiver spot and manage a child's pain. Therapeutic stories designed to be read with the child, and with prompt questions to encourage discussion. Creative activities and exercises that can be developed into a therapeutic 'toolkit' to support the child and the caregiver themselves.

    With chapters that move from Loss and Change to Resolution and Resilience, addressing the needs of both the child and caregiver, Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change will be an invaluable therapeutic tool.


  • Conducting your literature review / by Susanne Hempel
    BF 76.5 H45 2020
    This book is a step-by-step guide to writing a literature review, and includes tips for modifying the process as needed depending on your audience, purpose, and goals. The lessons in this book can be applied to writing the background section for a thesis or an original research publication.

    Literature reviews are now much more challenging to compile today than they used to be. You need a structured approach to handle the sheer volume of published research available. This book will help you formulate a strategy for making decisions about what to include and not include in your review, and produce a reliable and unbiased summary of the existing research. You will learn skills for defining research questions, using search tools and managing citations.

    This book is part of the American Psychological Association's Concise Guides to Conducting Behavioral, Health, and Social Science Research series. Aimed at undergraduate students in research methods courses or others with a lab or research project, each book describes a key stage in the research process. Collectively, these books provide a solid grounding in research from start to finish.

  • Where to from here? : examining conflict-related and relational interaction trauma / edited by Elspeth McInnes and Anka D. Mason
    BF 175.5 P75W44 2019
    This work provides an inter-disciplinary exploration of the aftermath of trauma arising from social conflict and the wounds dealt through interpersonal relations of loss, abuse and torture. Contributing authors examine how individuals and societies come to terms with traumatic injuries and disruption. Disciplinary perspectives cross the boundaries of textual analysis, sociology and psychology to offer pathways of perception and recovery. From the conflicts in Rwanda and Lebanon to the ethical challenges of journalism and trauma, loss and dementia, domestic violence and child sexual abuse, as well as the contributions of literary texts to rendering conflict, this volume enables readers to find their own resonance with the rupture and recovery of trauma. Contributors are Kim M. Anderson, Lyn Barnes, Catherine Ann Collins, Fran S. Danis, Stefanie Dinkelbach, Lyda Eleftheriou, Kirsten Havig, Anka D. Mason, Elspeth McInnes, Joan Simalchik, Stephanie Tam and Rana Tayara.

  • Mind embodied : the evolutionary origins of complex cognitive abilities in modern humans / Jay Seitz
    BF 311 S4325 2019

    How does the brain function in communion with the body to create complex thought and emotion? Mind Embodied: The Evolutionary Origins of Complex Cognitive Abilities in Modern Humans begins with an investigation of the embodied basis of complex cognitive abilities and sets out a theory of their evolutionary and developmental origins, their autochthonous beginnings in other species, their appearance at the margins of humankind, and their culmination in a panoply of highly elaborated abilities and skills in present-day hominins. This book explores and examines music, aesthetic movement, the visual arts, creative abilities, language and communication, sociality, narrative and conceptual thought, the beginnings of artificial intelligence augmentation, and even the finesse and tastes of an oenophile.


  • Descriptive psychology and the person concept : essential attributes of persons and behavior / Wynn Schwartz
    BF 698 S39 2019

    Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept maps the common ground of behavioral science. The absence of a shared foundation has given us fragmentation, a siloed state of psychological theory and practice. And the science? The integrity of choice, accountability, reason, and intention are necessary commitments at the cornerstone of civilization and any person-centered psychotherapy, but when taught along with a "scientific" requirement for reductionism and determinism, reside in contradictory intellectual universes. Peter Ossorio developed the Person Concept to remedy these problems. This book is an introduction to his work and the community of scientists, scholars, and practitioners of Descriptive Psychology.

    Ossorio offered these maxims that capture the discipline's spirit: 1. The world makes sense, and so do people. They make sense to begin with. 2. It's one world. Everything fits together. Everything is related to everything else. 3. Things are what they are and not something else instead. 4. Don't count on the world being simpler than it has to be.

    The Person Concept is a single, coherent concept of interdependent component concepts: Individual Persons; Behavior as Intentional Action; Language and Verbal Behavi∨ Community and Culture; and World and Reality.

    Descriptive Psychology uses preempirical, theory-neutral formulations and methods, to make explicit the implicit structure of the behavioral sciences. The goal is a framework with a place for what is already known with room for what is yet to be found.

Updated: Tuesday 21 January 2020
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