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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.


  • Vygotsky's notebooks : a selection / Ekaterina Zavershneva, René van der Veer, editors
    BF109.V95

  • Lacan and the nonhuman / Gautam Basu Thakur, Jonathan Michael Dickstein, editors
    BF175.4.S65

  • Bounded Rationality in Decision Making Under Uncertainty : Towards Optimal Granularity / Joe Lorkowski, Vladik Kreinovich
    BF448

  • Emotions and reflexivity and health and social care field research Helen T. Allan and Anne Arber, editors
    BF531

  • Cultivating creativity in methodology and research : in praise of detours / editors, Charlotte Wegener, Ninna Meier, Elina Maslo
    BF408

  • Self-tracking : empirical and philosophical investigations / Btihaj Ajana, editor
    BF632

  • Cultures of witchcraft in Europe from the middle ages to the present : essays in Honour of Willem de Blécourt / Jonathan Barry, Owen Davis, Cornelie Usborne, editors
    BF1584.E9

  • Cognition, metacognition, and culture in STEM education : learning, teaching and assessment / Yehudit Judy Dori, Zemira R. Mevarech, Dale R. Baker, editors
    BF311

  • Caribbean Achievement in Britain Psychosocial Resources and Lived Experiences / Winniey E Maduro
    BF410

  • Historical development of human cognition : a cultural-historical neuropsychological perspective / Alfredo Ardila
    BF311

  • Elicitation : the science and art of structuring judgement / Luis C. Dias, Alec Morton, John Quigley, editors
    BF311

  • Employees' Emotional Intelligence, Motivation & Productivity, and Organizational Excellence : a Future Trend in HRD / Gagari Chakrabarti, Tapas Chatterjea
    BF576

  • Narcissism at work : personality disorders of corporate leaders / Marie-Line Germain
    BF575.N35

  • Mindfulness & acceptance for gender & sexual minorities : a clinician's guide to fostering compassion, connection & equality using contextual strategies / edited by Matthew D. Skina, Aising Curtin
    BF 692.2 M56 2016eb

    As more clinicians train in mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies, the demand for skills specifically for treating diverse clients grows. In this much-needed edited volume, you'll find evidence-based strategies for treating gender and sexual minorities with acceptance and compassion for better treatment outcomes.

    Gender and sexual minorities face unique concerns and, according to research, are actually more likely to want and seek therapeutic help due to greater levels of psychological distress. But research also shows that many psychologists and therapists do not feel adequately educated or efficacious discussing topics related to sexuality and gender in clinical practice. This book will address this significant gap with evidence-based and best-practice interventions and applications.

    Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities offers a number of practical strategies within a contextual behavioral science framework, including mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions, compassion-focused therapy (CFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), relational frame theory (RFT), and more. With chapters on stigma, shame, relationships, and parenting, this book will be a valuable resource for all therapists.

    If you're a clinician, you understand the ongoing need for cutting-edge, effective approaches for treating a variety of clients. With this guide, you'll learn about the unique application of contextual behavioral approaches as they relate specifically to the experiences of gender and sexual minorities, and feel better equipped to help all of your clients work toward happiness and health.


  • Supervision of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice edited by Arlene Vetere, Jim Sheehan
    BF636.4

  • Deep experiencing dialogues within the self / edited by Olga V. Lehmann, Jaan Valsiner
    BF201

  • Handbook of Applied Developmental Science in Sub-Saharan Africa edited by Amina Abubakar, Fons J.R. van de Vijver
    BF721

  • Mindful Prevention of Burnout in Workplace Health Management / editor, Ingrid Pirker-Binder
    BF481

  • The changing nature of happiness : an in-depth study of a town in north west England 1938-2016 / Sandie McHugh, editor
    BF575.H27

  • Narcissism, melancholia and the subject of community / Barry Sheils, Julie Walsh, editors
    BF575.N35

  • Conditional citizens : rethinking children and young people's participation / Catherine Hartung
    BF721

  • The origins of happiness : the science of well-being over the life course / Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee, and George Ward
    BF 575 H27 C577 2018

    What makes people happy? Why should governments care about people's well-being? How would policy change if well-being were the main objective? The Origins of Happiness seeks to revolutionize how we think about human priorities and to promote public policy changes that are based on what really matters to people. Drawing on a uniquely comprehensive range of evidence from longitudinal data on over one hundred thousand individuals in Britain, the United States, Australia, and Germany, the authors consider the key factors that affect human well-being.

    The authors explore factors such as income, education, employment, family conflict, health, childcare, and crime--and their findings are not what we might expect. Contrary to received wisdom, income inequality accounts for only two percent or less of the variance in happiness across the population; the critical factors affecting a person's happiness are their relationships and their mental and physical health. More people are in misery due to mental illness than to poverty, unemployment, or physical illness. Examining how childhood influences happiness in adulthood, the authors show that academic performance is a less important predictor than emotional health and behavior, which is shaped tremendously by schools, individual teachers, and parents. For policymakers, the authors propose new forms of cost-effectiveness analysis that places well-being at center stage.

    Groundbreaking in its scope and results, The Origins of Happiness offers all of us a new vision for how we might become more healthy, happy, and whole.


  • Woman's embodied self : feminist perspectives on identity and image / Joan C. Chrisler, Ingrid Johnston-Robledo
    BF 201.4 C47 2018
    In this compelling book, Joan Chrisler and Ingrid Johnston-Robledo examine how women relate to their bodies and how attitudes toward the body affect women's sense of self. In particular, they document the disturbing, never-ending barrage of standards used to judge women's bodies. For example, women are taught that their bodies should be beautiful (but not as a result of too much effort), sexy (but not slutty), pure (but not prudish), slender (but curvy in the right places), youthful (if they are adults), mature (if they are adolescents), feminine, healthy, and able-bodied. These impossible standards prompt women to pursue life-long body improvement projects - which leads to self-objectification or a negative embodied self.

    The authors review the research on these phenomena and analyze them through the lens of various psychological theories, including objectification theory, stigma theory, terror management theory, and stereotype embodiment theory. Importantly, they then suggest ways to help women and girls achieve a positive embodied self, which includes challenging and resisting pressures to alter and discipline their bodies in unhealthy ways.

  • The effect of distraction on reaction time, with special reference to practice and the transfer of training, by John E. Evans ..
    BF 21 A7 no.37

  • Is the latent time in the Achilles tendon reflex a criterion of speed in mental reactions? by George H. Rounds ..
    BF 21 A7 no.95

  • Suggestibility in the normal and hypnotic states, by Griffith W. Williams ..
    BF 21 A7 no.122

  • The learning and retention of pleasant and unpleasant activities, by Hulsey Cason ..
    BF 21 A7 no.134

  • The auditory threshold in reverie; a study of normal and psychopathic individuals, by Marion R. Bartlett ..
    BF 21 A7 no.182

  • Perception of number as affected by the monetary value of the objects: a critical study of the method used in the extended constancy phenomenon, by Heinz Ansbacher ..
    BF 21 A7 no.215

  • Psychobook : games, tests. questionnaires, histories / edited by Julian Rothenstein ; introduction by Lionel Shriver ; history by Oisín Wall ; commentaries by Mel Gooding
    BF 176 P74 2017
    Who knew a trip to the therapist could be so much fun, even aesthetically rewarding? Beyond sharing feelings or complaining about your mother, Psychobook reveals the rich history of psychological testing in a fascinating sideways look at classic testing methods, from word-association games to inkblots to personality tests.

    Psychobook includes never-before-seen content from long-hidden archives, as well as reimagined tests from contemporary artists and writers, to try out yourself, at home or at parties. A great gift for the therapist in your life and the therapist in you, for anyone interested in the history of psychology and psychological paraphernalia, or for anyone who enjoys games and quizzes.Psychobook will brighten your day and outlook.

  • Lucrecia the dreamer : prophecy, cognitive science, and the Spanish Inquisition / Kelly Bulkeley
    BF 1815 L46B85 2018

    Set in late sixteenth-century Spain, this book tells the gripping story of Lucrecia de Le#65533;n, a young woman of modest background who gained a dangerously popular reputation as a prophetic dreamer predicting apocalyptic ruin for her country. When Lucrecia was still a teenager, several Catholic priests took great interest in her prolific dreams and began to record them in detail. But the growing public attention to the dreams eventually became too much for the Spanish king. Stung that Lucrecia had accurately foreseen the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, Philip II ordered the Inquisition to arrest her on charges of heresy and sedition. During Lucrecia's imprisonment, trial, and torture, the carefully collected records of her dreams were preserved and analyzed by the court. The authenticity of these dreams, and their potentially explosive significance, became the focal point of the Church's investigation.

    Returning to these records of a dreamer from another era, Lucrecia the Dreamer is the first book to examine Lucrecia's dreams as dreams, as accurate reports of psychological experiences with roots in the brain's natural cycles of activity during sleep. Using methods from the cognitive science of religion, dream researcher Kelly Bulkeley finds meaningful patterns in Lucrecia's dreaming prophecies and sheds new light on the infinitely puzzling question at the center of her trial, a question that has vexed all religious traditions throughout history: How can we determine if a dream is, or is not, a true revelation?


  • Cognitive psychology : theory, process, and methodology / Dawn M. McBride, Illinois State University, J. Cooper Cutting, Illinois State University
    BF 201 M37 2019

    Cognitive Psychology: Theory, Process, and Methodology introduces readers to the main topics of study in this exciting field through an engaging presentation of how cognitive processes have been and continue to be studied by researchers. Using a reader-friendly writing style and focusing on methodology, authors Dawn M. McBride and J. Cooper Cutting cover such core content as perception, attention, memory, language, reasoning and problem solving, and cognitive neuroscience. Updates to the Second Editioninclude a reorganization of long-term memory topics to improve readability, revised pedagogical tools throughout, a refreshed visual program, and additional real-life examples to enhance understanding.


  • Old and dirty gods : religion, antisemitism, and the origins of psychoanalysis / Pamela Cooper-White
    BF 175.4 R44 C66 2018

    Freud#65533;s collection of antiquities#65533;his "old and dirty gods"#65533;stood as silent witnesses to the early analysts#65533; paradoxical fascination and hostility toward religion. Pamela Cooper-White argues that antisemitism, reaching back centuries before the Holocaust, and the acute perspective from the margins that it engendered among the first analysts, stands at the very origins of psychoanalytic theory and practice.

    The core insight of psychoanalytic thought#65533; that there is always more beneath the surface appearances of reality, and that this "more" is among other things affective, memory-laden and psychological#65533;cannot fail to have had something to do with the experiences of the first Jewish analysts in their position of marginality and oppression in Habsburg-Catholic Vienna of the 20th century. The book concludes with some parallels between the decades leading to the Holocaust and the current political situation in the U.S. and Europe, and their implications for psychoanalytic practice today.

    Covering Pfister, Reik, Rank, and Spielrein as well as Freud, Cooper-White sets out how the first analysts#65533; position as Europe#65533;s religious and racial "Other" shaped the development of psychoanalysis, and how these tensions continue to affect psychoanalysis today. Old and Dirty Gods will be of great interest to psychoanalysts as well as religious studies scholars.


  • Cognitive processing in bilinguals / edited by Richard Jackson Harris
    BF 311 C55182 1992eb
    This collection of 33 papers represents the most current thinking and
    research on the study of cognitive processing in bilingual individuals. The
    contributors include well-known figures in the field and promising new
    scholars, representing four continents and work in dozens of languages.
    Instead of the social, political, or educational implications of
    bilingualism, the focus is on how bilingual people (mostly adults) think
    and process language.

  • The sourcebook of listening research : methodology and measures / edited by Debra L. Worthington and Graham D. Bodie
    BF 323 L5 S68 2018eb

    Essential reading for listening researchers across a range of disciplines, The Sourcebook of Listening Research: Methodology and Measures is a landmark publication that defines the field of listening research and its best practices.

    the definitive guide to listening methodology and measurement with contributions from leading listening scholars and researchers Evaluates current listening methods and measures, with attention to scale development, qualitative methods, operationalizing cognitive processes, and measuring affective and behavioral components A variety of theoretical models for assessing the cognitive, affective, and behavioral facets of listening are presented alongside 65 measurement profiles Outlines cutting-edge trends in listening research, as well as the complexities involved in performing successful research in this area

  • Practical ethics for psychologists : a positive approach / Samuel J. Knapp, Leon D. VandeCreek, Randy Fingerhut
    BF 76.4 K64 2017
    Truly ethical behavior requires more than simply avoiding action by a disciplinary body. For psychologists, behaving ethically is a positive goal that involves striving to reach our highest ethical ideals.

    Guided by APA's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, Knapp, VandeCreek, and Fingerhut provide short sketches illustrating the standards that psychologists must follow, and show how psychologists can actualize their personal values and ethical acumen in their daily work.

    The authors discuss a variety of ethically tricky areas for psychologists, including patient confidentiality inappropriate relationships with patients financial issues informed consent forensic and legal issues Readers will learn how to attend to their emotional well-being, how to use risk-reduction strategies as well as a five-step decision-making model for difficult ethical quandaries, and how to base their professional conduct on overarching ethical values.

    This third edition of Practical Ethics for Psychologists includes new findings on the science of morality and on working with morally diverse clients, and ethical issues regarding the use of social media and other online communications.

  • The Oxford handbook of the five factor model / edited by Thomas A. Widiger
    BF 698 O94 2017
    The Five Factor Model, which measures individual differences on extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness to experience, is arguably the most prominent dimensional model of general personality structure. In fact, there is now a considerable body ofresearch supporting its construct validity and practical application in clinical, health, and organizational settings. Taking this research to the forefront, The Oxford Handbook of the Five Factor Model showcases the work of expert researchers in the field as they each offer important insight andperspective on all that is known about the Five Factor Model to date. By establishing the origins, foundation, and predominance of the Five Factor Model, this Handbook will focus on such areas as construct validity, diagnosis and assessment, personality neuroscience, and how the Five Factor Modeloperates in business and industry, animal personality, childhood temperament, and clinical utility.

  • The new critical thinking : an empirically informed introduction / Jack Lyons and Barry Ward
    BF 441 L96 2018

    Why is it so hard to learn critical thinking skills?

    Traditional textbooks focus almost exclusively on logic and fallacious reasoning, ignoring two crucial problems. As psychologists have demonstrated recently, many of our mistakes are not caused by formal reasoning gone awry, but by our bypassing it completely. We instead favor more comfortable, but often unreliable, intuitive methods. Second, the evaluation of premises is of fundamental importance, especially in this era of fake news and politicized science.

    This highly innovative text is psychologically informed, both in its diagnosis of inferential errors, and in teaching students how to watch out for and work around their natural intellectual blind spots. It also incorporates insights from epistemology and philosophy of science that are indispensable for learning how to evaluate premises. The result is a hands-on primer for real world critical thinking. The authors bring over four combined decades of classroom experience and a fresh approach to the traditional challenges of a critical thinking course: effectively explaining the nature of validity, assessing deductive arguments, reconstructing, identifying and diagramming arguments, and causal and probabilistic inference. Additionally, they discuss in detail, important, frequently neglected topics, including testimony, the nature and credibility of science, rhetoric, and dialectical argumentation.

    Key Features and Benefits:

    Uses contemporary psychological explanations of, and remedies for, pervasive errors in belief formation. There is no other critical thinking text that generally applies this psychological approach. Assesses premises, notably premises based on the testimony of others, and evaluation of news and other information sources. No other critical thinking textbook gives detailed treatment of this crucial topic. Typically, they only provide a few remarks about when to accept expert opinion / argument from authority. Carefully explains the concept of validity, paying particular attention in distinguishing logical possibility from other species of possibility, and demonstrates how we may mistakenly judge invalid arguments as valid because of belief bias. Instead of assessing an argument¿s validity using formal/mathematical methods (i.e., truth tables for propositional logic and Venn diagrams for categorical logic), provides one technique that is generally applicable: explicitly showing that it is impossible to make the conclusion false and the premises true together. For instructors who like the more formal approach, the text also includes standard treatments using truth tables and Venn diagrams. Uses frequency trees and the frequency approach to probability more generally, a simple method for understanding and evaluating quite complex probabilistic information Uses arguments maps, which have been shown to significantly improve students¿ reasoning and argument evaluation

  • The neuroscience of expertise / Merim Bilalic, University of Northumbria at Newcastle University of Klagenfurt
    BF 378 E94 B55 2017
    The Neuroscience of Expertise examines the ways in which the brain accommodates the incredible feats of experts. It builds on a tradition of cognitive research to explain how the processes of perception, attention, and memory come together to enable experts' outstanding performance. The text explains how the brain adapts to enable the complex cognitive machinery behind expertise, and provides a unifying framework to illuminate the seemingly unconnected performance of experts in different domains. Whether it is a radiologist who must spot a pathology in a split second, a chess grandmaster who finds the right path in a jungle of possible continuations, or a tennis professional who reacts impossibly quickly to return a serve, The Neuroscience of Expertise offers insight into the universal cognitive and neural mechanisms behind these achievements.

  • What nostalgia was : war, empire, and the time of a deadly emotion / Thomas Dodman
    BF 575 N6 D63 2018
    Nostalgia today is seen as essentially benign, a wistful longing for the past. This wasn't always the case, however: from the late seventeenth century through the end of the nineteenth, nostalgia denoted a form of homesickness so extreme that it could sometimes be deadly.

    What Nostalgia Was unearths that history. Thomas Dodman begins his story in Basel, where a nineteen-year-old medical student invented the new diagnosis, modeled on prevailing notions of melancholy. From there, Dodman traces its spread through the European republic of letters and into Napoleon's armies, as French soldiers far from home were diagnosed and treated for the disease. Nostalgia then gradually transformed from a medical term to a more expansive cultural concept, one that encompassed Romantic notions of the aesthetic pleasure of suffering. But the decisive shift toward its contemporary meaning occurred in the colonies, where Frenchmen worried about racial and cultural mixing came to view moderate homesickness as salutary. An afterword reflects on how the history of nostalgia can help us understand the transformations of the modern world, rounding out a surprising, fascinating tour through the history of a durable idea.

  • Ghosts : deconstruction, psychoanalysis, history / edited by Peter Buse and Andrew Stott
    BF 1471 G48 1999
    Did you know that the father of psychoanalysis believed in ghosts, or that Frederick Engels attended seances? Ghosts: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, History is the first collection of theoretical essays to evaluate these facts and consider the importance of the metaphor of haunting as it has appeared in literature, culture, and philosophy. Haunting is considered as both a literal and figurative term that encapsulates social anxieties and concerns. The collection includes discussions of nineteenth-century spiritualism, gothic and postcolonial ghost stories, and popular film, with essays on important theoretical writers including Freud, Derrida, Adorno, and Walter Benjamin.

  • The SAGE handbook of qualitative research in psychology / edited by Carla Willig and Wendy Stainton Rogers
    BF 76.5 S23 2017
    One of our bestselling handbooks, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology, is back for a second edition. Since the first edition qualitative research in psychology has been transformed. Responding to this, existing chapters have been updated, and three new chapters introduced on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation and Netnography. With a focus on methodological progress throughout, the chapters are organised into three sections:Section One: MethodsSection Two: Perspectives and TechniquesSection Three: ApplicationsIn the field of psychology and beyond, this handbook will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.

  • Critical thinking about research : psychology and related fields / Julian Meltzoff and Harris Cooper
    BF 76.5 M45 2018
    To become informed consumers of research, students need to thoughtfully evaluate the research they read rather than accept it without question. This second edition of a classic text gives students what they need to apply critical reasoning when reading behavioral science research. It updates the original text with recent developments in research methods, including a new chapter on meta-analyses.

    Part I gives a thorough overview of the steps in a research project. It focuses on how to assess whether the conclusions drawn in a behavioral science report are warranted by the methods used in the research. Topics include research hypotheses, sampling, experimental design, data analysis, interpretation of results, and ethics.

    Part II allows readers to practice critical thinking with a series of fictitious journal articles containing built-in flaws in method and interpretation. Clever and engaging, each article is accompanied by a commentary that points out the errors of procedure and logic that have been deliberately embedded in the article. This combination of instruction and practical application will promote active learning and critical thinking in students studying the behavioral sciences.

  • Assessing empathy / Elizabeth A. Segal, Karen E. Gerdes, Cynthia A. Lietz, M. Alex Wagaman, and Jennifer M. Geiger
    BF 575 E55 S44 2017
    Empathy is a widely used term, but it is also difficult to define. In recent years, the field of cognitive neuroscience has made impressive strides in identifying neural networks in the brain related to or triggered by empathy. Still, what exactly do we mean when we say that someone has--or lacks--empathy? How is empathy distinguished from sympathy or pity? And is society truly suffering from an "empathy deficit," as some experts have charged?

    In Assessing Empathy , Elizabeth A. Segal and colleagues marshal years of research to present a comprehensive definition of empathy, one that links neuroscientific evidence to human service practice. The book begins with a discussion of our current understanding of empathy in neurological, biological, and behavioral terms. The authors explain why empathy is important on both the individual and societal levels. They then introduce the concepts of interpersonal empathy and social empathy, and how these processes can interrelate or operate separately. Finally, they examine the weaknesses of extant empathy assessments before introducing three new, validated measures: the Empathy Assessment Index, the Social Empathy Index, and the Interpersonal and Social Empathy Index.

  • Affective connections : towards a new materialist politics of sympathy / by Dorota Golańska
    BF 511 G653 2017
    Inspired by the philosophical framework of Deleuze and Guattari in relation to affect, Affective Connections disavows the dominant oppositional discourse around representation to offer an affirmative approach to perception, cognition and experience. It advances a new materialist concept of synaesthetic perception, where synaesthesia is understood as a union of senses. This idea offers a new figuration for thinking about our cognition, exploring the role of embodied experience and the agency of matter in the production of knowledge. Looking at a number of memorials, memory sites and artworks relating to the Holocaust the book uses this idea of synaesthetic perception to explore trauma, memory and the production of art in relation to painful memories. In doing so, it demonstrates that modes of interacting with the past and encountering the lived experience of trauma can trigger a deeper understanding of these events and produce more complex forms of affective connections. It proposes a shift away from empathy towards sympathy (understood in new materialist terms), not just as a sentimental response to trauma but as an affective notion that allows for a more comprehensive grasp of experiences of discrimination, exclusion, suffering, or pain.
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