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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.


  • Debating Witchcraft in Africa: The Magritte Effect / edited by Didier Peclard & Jean-Pierre Warnier
    BF 1584 A35 D438 2018eb
    Given the circularity of the witchcraft complex in Africa, given its performative potential, isn�t the flood of anthropological publications on the topic counter-productive insofar as it feeds what it pretends to analyse, and even stigmatize? Wouldn�t the social scientists be well advised not to emulate the media and the Evangelical preachers and to avoid bestowing on Africa the dubious privilege of being no more than a shadow theatre devoid of substance on the stage of which everything � power, work, production, economy, the family � would actually be played in the occult? In this publication, eight scholars � namely: Jean-Pierre Warnier, Didier P�clard, Julien Bonhomme, Patrice Yengo, Jane Guyer, Joseph Tonda, Francis Nyamnjoh and Peter Geschiere � engage in a lively and contradictory debate on witchcraft/sorcery in Africa in a controversial historical context.

  • Problematic : How Toxic Callout Culture Is Destroying Feminism / Dianna E. Anderson
    BF 697.5 S43 A524 2018eb
    From Beyoncé's Lemonade to The Force Awakens to the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, the entertainment industry seems to be embracing the power of women like never before. But with more feminist content comes more feminist criticism--and it feels as if there's always something to complain about.

    Dianna E. Anderson's incisive Problematic takes on the stereotype of the perpetually dissatisfied feminist. Too often feminist criticism has come to mean seeing only the bad elements of women-centric pop culture and never the good. Anderson suggests that our insistence on feminist ideological purity leads to shallow criticism and ultimately hurts the movement. Instead, she proposes new, more nuanced forms of feminist thought for today's culture, illustrated by examples from across the spectrum of popular music, movies, and TV, including Lena Dunham, Nicki Minaj, and even One Direction. While grounding her inquiry in pop culture media and topics, Anderson draws on concepts of feminist theory to show how we can push for continued cultural change while still acknowledging the important feminist work being done in the pop culture sphere today.

  • Childhood, youth identity, and violence in formerly displaced communities in Uganda / Victoria Flavia Namuggala
    BF724.3.I3

  • Resilience in education : concepts, contexts and connections / Marold Wosnita, Francisco Peixoto, Susan Beltman, Caroline F. Mansfield, editors
    BF698.35.R47

  • The classical liberal case for privacy in a world of surveillance and technological change / Chris Berg
    BF637.P74

  • Magical capitalism : enchantment, spells, and occult practices in contemporary economies / Brian Moeran, Timothy de Waal Malefyt, editors
    BF1999

  • DISCOURSE, PEACE, AND CONFLICT : discursive psychology perspectives
    BF201.3

  • Trauma, autism, and neurodevelopmental disorders : integrating research, practice, and policy / editors Jason M. Fogler and Randall A. Phelps
    BF175.5.P75

  • Developmental science and sustainable development goals for children and youth / editors, Suman Verma and Anne C. Petersen
    BF 713 D4683 2018eb

  • Critical Leadership Theory : Integrating Transdisciplinary Perspectives / by Jennifer L.S. Chandler, Robert E. Kirsch
    BF1

  • Allegories for Psychotherapy, Teaching, and Supervision : Windows, Landscapes, and Questions for the Traveler / by Mark A. Kunkel
    BF636.4

  • Contextual Cognition : the Sensus Communis of a Situated Mind / by Agustín Ibáñez, Adolfo M. García
    BF201

  • Psychology in Latin America : Current Status, Challenges and Perspectives / edited by Rubén Ardila
    BF1

  • Behavioral inhibition : integrating theory, research, and clinical perspectives / Koraly Pérez-Edgar, Nathan A. Fox, editors
    BF323.I48

  • Children's Play and Learning in Brazil / edited by Ilka Dias Bichara, Celina Maria Colino Magalhaes
    BF712

  • Close relationships and happiness across cultures / Melikşah Demir, Nebi Sümer, editors
    BF575.H27

  • Handbook of ethical foundations of mindfulness / Steven Stanley, Ronald E. Purser, Nirbhay N. Singh, editors
    BF637.M56

  • The Role of Community Development in Reducing Extremism and Ethnic Conflict : the Evolution of Human Contact / by August John Hoffman, Saul Alamilla, Belle Liang
    BF353

  • Motivation and Action / edited by Jutta Heckhausen, Heinz Heckhausen
    BF201

  • The function of emotions : when and why emotions help us / Heather C. Lench, editor
    BF531

  • Philosophical principles of the history and systems of psychology : essential distinctions / Frank Scalambrino
    BF81

  • Encyclopedia of Adolescence / edited by Roger J.R. Levesque
    BF712

  • Applied Psychology Readings : Selected Papers from Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology, 2017 / edited by Man-Tak Leung, Lee-Ming Tan
    BF636

  • Radical behaviorism and cultural analysis / Kester Carrara
    BF199

  • The SAGE handbook of qualitative research in psychology / edited by Carla Willig and Wendy Stainton Rogers
    BF 76.5 S23 2017eb

  • The principles of learning and behavior / Michael Domjan ; with neuroscience contributions by James W. Grau
    BF 319 D65 2015
    From habituation, classical conditioning, and instrumental conditioning to stimulus control, aversive control, and their applications to the study of cognition, this learning and behavior textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the elementary forms of learning that have been the focus of research for much of the 20th century. Applications boxes help you understand how findings from animal research relate to human learning and behavior, while neuroscience boxes offer you insights into the brain activity underlying learning.

  • The structure of behavior / translated by Alden L. Fisher
    BF 199 M413 2015
    At the time of his death in May 1961, Maurice Merleau-Ponty held the chair of Philosophy at the College de France. Together with Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, he was cofounder of the successful and influential review Les Temps Modernes. However, after Merleau-Ponty's two studies of Marxist theory and practice (Humanisme et Terreur and Les Aventures de la Dialectique), he alienated both orthodox Marxists and "mandarins of the left" such as Sartre and de Beauvoir. Perhaps his most lasting contribution to the interpretation of human existence was his formulation of a positive philosophical approach to psychology the foundations of which were clearly outlined in The Structure of Behavior and later more fully developed in Phenomenology of Perception.

  • Behavior mod and the managed society / Robert L. Geiser
    BF 319.5 O6G4

  • L' imitation chez l'enfant
    BF 723 I53 G8 1968

  • The occult movement in the nineteenth century and its relation to modern culture : ten lectures given in Dornach, 10th to 25th October, 1915 / Rudolf Steiner ; translated [from the German] by D.S. Osmond
    BF 1031 S76913
    Ways of thinking and the corresponding spiritual and social structures in any period of time are not accidental but are brought about by certain groups of human beings working systematically for good or evil. Steiner gives an account of the activity of these groups working behind the scenes in the 19th century and points out their effects even in our time.

  • Délivrance par la littérature
    BF 408 L8

  • Pattern discrimination / Clemens Apprich, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Florian Cramer, and Hito Steyerl
    BF 294 P36 2019
    How do "human" prejudices reemerge in algorithmic cultures allegedly devised to be blind to them?How do "human" prejudices reemerge in algorithmic cultures allegedly devised to be blind to them? To answer this question, this book investigates a fundamental axiom in computer science: pattern discrimination. By imposing identity on input data, in order to filter--that is, to discriminate--signals from noise, patterns become a highly political issue. Algorithmic identity politics reinstate old forms of social segregation, such as class, race, and gender, through defaults and paradigmatic assumptions about the homophilic nature of connection.Instead of providing a more "objective" basis of decision making, machine-learning algorithms deepen bias and further inscribe inequality into media. Yet pattern discrimination is an essential part of human--and nonhuman--cognition. Bringing together media thinkers and artists from the United States and Germany, this volume asks the urgent questions: How can we discriminate without being discriminatory? How can we filter information out of data without reinserting racist, sexist, and classist beliefs? How can we queer homophilic tendencies within digital cultures?

  • The intelligent eye [by] R.L. Gregory
    BF 241 G73

  • Essays in neobehaviorism; a memorial volume to Kenneth W. Spence. Edited by Howard H. Kendler [and] Janet T. Spence
    BF 199 E86

  • Blackwell handbook of childhood social development / edited by Peter K. Smith and Craig H. Hart
    BF 713 B565 2002
    This Handbook provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of research and theory about social development in children from pre-school age to the onset of adolescence. Forms part of a series of four Blackwell Handbooks in Developmental Psychology spanning infancy to adolescence. Contributors come from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. Covers all the major topics in research and theory about childhood social development. Synthesises the latest research findings in an accessible manner. Now available in full text online via xreferplus, the award-winning reference library on the web from xrefer. For more information, visit www.xreferplus.com

  • Motivational interviewing and CBT : combining strategies for maximum effectiveness / Sylvie Naar, Steven A. Safren ; foreword by William R. Miller
    BF 637 I5 N2927 2017
    Providing tools to enhance treatment of any clinical problem, this book shows how integrating motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can lead to better client outcomes than using either approach on its own. The authors demonstrate that MI strategies are ideally suited to boost client motivation and strengthen the therapeutic relationship, whether used as a pretreatment intervention or throughout the course of CBT. User-friendly features include extensive sample dialogues, learning exercises for practitioners, and 35 reproducible client handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

    This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.

  • Humble inquiry : the gentle art of asking instead of telling / Edgar H Schein
    BF 637 C45 S352 2013
    Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people-especially those who report to us-we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry.

    Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as othe fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person.o In this seminal work, Schein contrasts Humble Inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits Humble Inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational, and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it.

  • Comics memory : archives and styles / Maaheen Ahmed, Benoît Crucifix, editors
    BF 378 S65 C65 2018eb

  • Masculinities in Play / editors, Nicholas Taylor and Gerald Voorhees
    BF692.5

  • Looming vulnerability : theory, research and practice in anxiety / John H. Riskind and Neil A. Rector ; with contributions by Stephanie Cassin
    BF575.A6

  • Concept invention : foundations, implementation, social aspects and applications / Roberto Confalonieri ... [et al.], editors
    BF 443 C66 2018eb

  • The social life of memory : violence, trauma, and testimony in Lebanon and Morocco / Norman Saadi Nikro, Sonja Hegasy, editors
    BF378.S65

  • Stupid humanism : folly as competence in early modern and twenty-first-century culture / Christine Hoffmann
    BF 431 H553 2017eb

  • Toxic geek masculinity in media : sexism, trolling, and identity policing / Anastasia Salter, Bridget Blodgett
    BF 692.5 S25 2017eb

  • Memory and the management of change : repossessing the past / Emily Keightley, Michael Pickering
    BF371

  • Multiple regression and the analysis of variance and covariance / Allen L. Edwards
    BF 39 E32

  • Wundt studies : a centennial collection / edited by Wolfgang G. Bringmann and Ryan D. Tweney ; with a foreword by Ernest R. Hilgard
    BF 109 W86 W86 1980

  • The origin of consciousness in the breakdown of the bicameral mind / Julian Jaynes
    BF 311 J36

  • The house of make-believe : children's play and the developing imagination / Dorothy G. Singer and Jerome L. Singer
    BF 717 S514 1990
    In the most thorough attempt to cover all aspects of children's make-believe, Dorothy and Jerome Singer examine how imaginative play begins and develops, from the infant's first smiles to the toddler's engagement in social pretend play. They provide intriguing examples and research evidence on the young child's invocation of imaginary friends, the adolescent's daring, rule-governed games, and the adult's private imagery and inner thought. In chapters that will be important to parents and policymakers, the authors discuss television and the imagination, the healing function of play, and the effects of playfulness and creativity throughout the life span.

  • New pathways in psychology: Maslow and the post-Freudian revolution
    BF 38.5 W53

  • Working with bereaved children and young people / Brenda Mallon
    BF 723 L68 M36 2011
    Working with Bereaved Children and Young People offers a fresh insight into working practices with children and young people who are experiencing the death of a family member, friend, school peer or in their social network. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the book's practical skills focus is informed by the latest research findings on children and young people's experience of grief. The wide-ranging content includes: a comprehensive review of theoretical approaches to bereavementthe impact of different types of grief on childrenworking with children who have been bereaved in traumatic circumstances, such as through criminal behaviorskills developmentThe list of resources, case studies and exercises encourage critical engagement with the counselling theory and promote reflexive practice. Trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and social work, as well as teachers and mental health workers, will find this an invaluable resource for working with this vulnerable client group.

  • Reader, come home : the reading brain in a digital world / Maryanne Wolf ; illustrated by Catherine Stoodley
    BF 456 R2 W65 2018

    From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.

    A decade ago, Maryanne Wolf's Proust and the Squid revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel. Since then, the ways we process written language have changed dramatically with many concerned about both their own changes and that of children. New research on the reading brain chronicles these changes in the brains of children and adults as they learn to read while immersed in a digitally dominated medium.

    Drawing deeply on this research, this book comprises a series of letters Wolf writes to us--her beloved readers--to describe her concerns and her hopes about what is happening to the reading brain as it unavoidably changes to adapt to digital mediums. Wolf raises difficult questions, including:

    Will children learn to incorporate the full range of "deep reading" processes that are at the core of the expert reading brain? Will the mix of a seemingly infinite set of distractions for children's attention and their quick access to immediate, voluminous information alter their ability to think for themselves? With information at their fingertips, will the next generation learn to build their own storehouse of knowledge, which could impede the ability to make analogies and draw inferences from what they know? Will all these influences, in turn, change the formation in children and the use in adults of "slower" cognitive processes like critical thinking, personal reflection, imagination, and empathy that comprise deep reading and that influence both how we think and how we live our lives? Will the chain of digital influences ultimately influence the use of the critical analytical and empathic capacities necessary for a democratic society? How can we preserve deep reading processes in future iterations of the reading brain? Who are the "good readers" of every epoch?

    Concerns about attention span, critical reasoning, and over-reliance on technology are never just about children--Wolf herself has found that, though she is a reading expert, her ability to read deeply has been impacted as she has become, inevitably, increasingly dependent on screens.

    Wolf draws on neuroscience, literature, education, technology, and philosophy and blends historical, literary, and scientific facts with down-to-earth examples and warm anecdotes to illuminate complex ideas that culminate in a proposal for a biliterate reading brain. Provocative and intriguing, Reader, Come Home is a roadmap that provides a cautionary but hopeful perspective on the impact of technology on our brains and our most essential intellectual capacities--and what this could mean for our future.


  • Reframing adolescent research / edited by Leo B. Hendry and Marion Kloep
    BF 724 R38 2019

    How can we ensure that adolescent research is really assisting the optimal developmental transitions of young people, now and in the near future?

    Reframing Adolescent Research suggests that what is needed is a 'paradigm-shift', a movement towards implementing more systemic, innovative and inter-disciplinary approaches to youth research, which are more suited to resolving the real issues that young people face in the twenty-first century.

    Contributions from world-class academics examine theoretical concerns and methodological challenges to substantive areas in the field, considering possible limitations and weaknesses in current approaches. They argue for the need for 'unorthodox,' systemic inter-disciplinary research which looks beyond the social sciences to consider innovations and novel approaches to the study of adolescence and development across the lifespan. New theories, methods and interventions are presented that are essential to advancing the project of understanding adolescents and how they develop on a global stage.

    This ground-breaking volume will encourage debate and dialogue on the future of youth research. It is valuable reading for advanced students and researchers in adolescent development and developmental psychology.


  • A practical psychoanalytic guide to reflexive research : the reverie research method / Joshua Holmes
    BF 76.5 H654 2019

    A Practical Psychoanalytic Guide to Reflexive Research offers an accessible guide to enriched qualitative research. In this novel approach, the researcher's feelings and empathy in relation to participants take centre stage, leading to fresh, exciting and usable research findings. The psychoanalytic concept of reverie refers to those startling and unexpected images, feelings and daydreams which can come to mind as we interact with other people in the world. Qualitative research involves interacting with human subjects, and the book shows how uncanny or troubling reverie experiences can be turned to good use by being linked back to deeper research questions and hypotheses.

    Joshua Holmes critically explores the role of self-reflection (reflexivity) in psychoanalysis and qualitative research. Practical guidance is offered while planning research; conducting research interviews; analysing interview data; teaching methods which foster the capacity for reverie; and in relation to research groups . Examples are given throughout, including the author's own missteps along the way, in which he shares the importance of learning from experience. The book breathes life into research processes offering much-needed clinical relevance. The method moves away from one-size-fits all, formulaic research procedures and brings tenor, colour and texture into the research process, to create vivid, real-life meaningful findings.

    A Practical Psychoanalytic Guide to Reflexive Research will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate qualitative researchers wishing to enhance their reflexive practice, while psychotherapists and psychoanalysts will find a genuinely psychoanalytic research method, where their clinical skills become vital capacities rather than an awkward hindrance.


  • L'imaginaire en déroute : quand nos enfants ne savent plus inventer / Tristan Demers ; préface de Marie Eykel
    BF 723 I5 D45 2018

  • Finding unconscious fantasy in narrative, trauma, and body pain : a clinical guide / edited by Paula L. Ellman and Nancy R. Goodman
    BF 175.5 F36 F56 2017

    Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guidedemonstrates that the concept of the unconscious is profoundly relevant for understanding the mind, psychic pain, and traumatic human suffering. Editors Paula L. Ellman and Nancy R. Goodman established this book to discover how symbolization takes place through the "finding of unconscious fantasy" in ways that mend the historic split between trauma and fantasy. Cases present the dramatic encounters between patient and therapist when confronting discovery of the unconscious in the presence of trauma and body pain, along with narrative.

    Unconscious fantasy has a central role in both clinical and theoretical psychoanalysis. This volume is a guide to the workings of the dyad and the therapeutic action of "finding" unconscious meanings. Staying close to the clinical engagement of analyst and patient shows the transformative nature of the "finding" process as the dyad works with all aspects of the unconscious mind. Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide uses the immediacy of clinical material to show how trauma becomes known in the "here and now" of enactment processes and accompanies the more symbolized narratives of transference and countertransference. This book features contributions from a rich variety of theoretical traditions illustrating working models including Klein, Arlow, and Bion and from leaders in the fields of narrative, trauma, and psychosomatics. Whether working with narrative, trauma or body pain, unconscious fantasy may seem out of reach. Attending to the analyst/ patient process of finding the derivatives of unconscious fantasy offers a potent roadmap for the way psychoanalytic engagement uncovers deep layers of the mind.

    In focusing on the places of trauma and psychosomatic concreteness, along with narrative, Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide shows the vitality of "finding" unconscious fantasy and its effect in initiating a symbolizing process. Chapters in this book bring to life the sufferings and capacities of individual patients with actual verbatim process material demonstrating how therapists and patients discover and uncover the derivatives of unconscious fantasy. Finding the unconscious meanings in states of trauma, body expressions, and transference/countertransference enactments becomes part of the therapeutic dialogue between therapists and patients unraveling symptoms and allowing transformations. Learning how therapeutic work progresses to uncover unconscious fantasy will benefit all therapists and students of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy interested to know more about the psychoanalytic dialogue.


  • The structure of behavior / translated by Alden L. Fisher
    BF 199 M413 2008
    At the time of his death in May 1961, Maurice Merleau-Ponty held the chair of Philosophy at the College de France. Together with Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, he was cofounder of the successful and influential review Les Temps Modernes. However, after Merleau-Ponty's two studies of Marxist theory and practice (Humanisme et Terreur and Les Aventures de la Dialectique), he alienated both orthodox Marxists and "mandarins of the left" such as Sartre and de Beauvoir. Perhaps his most lasting contribution to the interpretation of human existence was his formulation of a positive philosophical approach to psychology the foundations of which were clearly outlined in The Structure of Behavior and later more fully developed in Phenomenology of Perception.
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