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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.


  • Psychological testing
    BF 431 A573 1968

  • Sign or Symptom? : Exceptional Corporeal Phenomena in Religion and Medicine in the 19th and 20th Centuries / edited by Tine Van Osselaer, Henk de Smaele, Kaat Wils
    BF 1045 M44 S547 2017eb

  • Coming / Jean-Luc Nancy with Adele Van Reeth ; translated by Charlotte Mandell
    BF 515 V32 2017eb

  • Dreaming in Dark Times : Six Exercises in Political Thought / Sharon Sliwinski
    BF 1078 S554 2017eb

    What do dreams manage to say--or indeed, show --about human experience that is not legible otherwise? Can the disclosure of our dream-life be understood as a form of political avowal? To what does a dream attest? And to whom?

    Blending psychoanalytic theory with the work of such political thinkers as Hannah Arendt and Michel Foucault, Sharon Sliwinski explores how the disclosure of dream-life represents a special kind of communicative gesture--a form of unconscious thinking that can serve as a potent brand of political intervention and a means for resisting sovereign power. Each chapter centers on a specific dream plucked from the historical record, slowly unwinding the significance of this extraordinary disclosure. From Wilfred Owen and Lee Miller to Frantz Fanon and Nelson Mandela, Sliwinski shows how each of these figures grappled with dream-life as a means to conjure up the courage to speak about dark times. Here dreaming is defined as an integral political exercise--a vehicle for otherwise unthinkable thoughts and a wellspring for the freedom of expression.

    Dreaming in Dark Times defends the idea that dream-life matters--that attending to this thought-landscape is vital to the life of the individual but also vital to our shared social and political worlds.


  • Midnight in America : Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War / Jonathan W. White
    BF 1078 W45 2017eb

  • William James : Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity / Krister Dylan Knapp
    BF 1028 K53 2017eb

  • Self, culture and consciousness : interdisciplinary convergences on knowing and being / Sangeetha Menon, Nithin Nagaraj, V.V. Binoy, editors
    BF 697.5 S65 S45 2017

  • State-Trace Analysis by John C. Dunn, Michael L. Kalish
    BF201

  • Likelihood-free methods for cognitive science / James J. Palestro, Per B. Sederberg, Adam F. Osth, Trisha Van Zandt, Brandon M. Turner
    BF311

  • Behind the Frontiers of the Real : a Definition of the Fantastic / David Roas
    BF175.5.F36

  • Empathy, Emotion and Education / Helen Demetriou
    BF575.E55

  • POWER OF MINDFULNESS : mindfulness meditation training in sport
    BF 637 M56 B358 2017eb

  • Liminality and experience : a transdisciplinary approach to the psychosocial / Paul Stenner
    BF 175.5 L55 S746 2017eb

  • Self-concept clarity : perspectives on assessment, research, and applications / Jennifer Lodi-Smith, Kenneth G. DeMarree, editors
    BF 697.5 S43 S454 2017eb

  • The Oxford handbook of compassion science / edited by Emma M. Seppälä, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Stephanie L. Brown, Monica C. Worline, C. Daryl Cameron, James R. Doty
    BF 575 E55 O94 2017
    How do we define compassion? Is it an emotional state, a motivation, a dispositional trait, or a cultivated attitude? How does it compare to altruism and empathy? Chapters in this Handbook present critical scientific evidence about compassion in numerous conceptions. All of these approaches tothinking about compassion are valid and contribute importantly to understanding how we respond to others who are suffering. Covering multiple levels of our lives and self-concept, from the individual, to the group, to the organization and culture, The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science gathers evidence and models of compassion that treat the subject of compassion science with careful scientific scrutiny and concern.It explores the motivators of compassion, the effect on physiology, the co-occurrence of wellbeing, and compassion training interventions. Sectioned by thematic approaches, it pulls together basic and clinical research ranging across neurobiological, developmental, evolutionary, social, clinical,and applied areas in psychology such as business and education. In this sense, it comprises one of the first multidisciplinary and systematic approaches to examining compassion from multiple perspectives and frames of reference.With contributions from well-established scholars as well as young rising stars in the field, this Handbook bridges a wide variety of diverse perspectives, research methodologies, and theory, and provides a foundation for this new and rapidly growing field. It should be of great value to the newgeneration of basic and applied researchers examining compassion, and serve as a catalyst for academic researchers and students to support and develop the modern world.

  • Mindfulness in positive psychology : the science of meditation and wellbeing / edited by Itai Ivtzan and Tim Lomas
    BF 204.6 M564 2016

    Mindfulness in Positive Psychologybrings together the latest thinking in these two important disciplines. Positive psychology, the science of wellbeing and strengths, is the fastest growing branch of psychology, offering an optimal home for the research and application of mindfulness. As we contemplate mindfulness in the context of positive psychology, meaningful insights are being revealed in relation to our mental and physical health.

    The book features chapters from leading figures from mindfulness and positive psychology, offering an exciting combination of topics. Mindfulness is explored in relation to flow, meaning, parenthood, performance, sports, obesity, depression, pregnancy, spirituality, happiness, mortality, and many other ground-breaking topics. This is an invitation to rethink about mindfulness in ways that truly expands our understanding of wellbeing.

    Mindfulness in Positive Psychology will appeal to a readership of students and practitioners, as well as those interested in mindfulness, positive psychology, or other relevant areas such as education, healthcare, clinical psychology, counselling psychology, occupational psychology, and coaching. The book explores cutting edge theories, research, and practical exercises, which will be relevant to all people interested in this area, and particularly those who wish to enhance their wellbeing via mindfulness.


  • Magic, science, religion / by Ira Livingston
    BF 1621 L58 2018
    Magic Science Religion explores surprising intersections among the three meaning-making and world-making practices named in the title. Through colorful examples, the book reveals circuitous ways that social, cultural and natural systems connect, enabling real kinds of magic to operate. Among the many case studies are accounts of how an eighteenth-century actor gave his audience goosebumps; how painters, poets, and pool sharks use nonlinearity in working their magics; how the first vertebrates gained consciousness; how plants fine-tuned human color vision; and the necessarily magical element of activism that builds on the conviction that "another future is possible" while working to push self-fulfilling prophecy into political action.

  • A philosophy for the science of well-being / Anna Alexandrova
    BF 575 H27 A44 2017
    Well-being, happiness and quality of life are now established objects of social and medical research. Does this science produce knowledge that is properly about well-being? What sort of well-being? The definition and measurement of these objects rest on assumptions that are partly normative,partly empirical and partly pragmatic, producing a great diversity of definitions depending on the project and the discipline. This book, written from the perspective of philosophy of science, formulates principles for the responsible production and interpretation of this diverse knowledge. Traditionally, philosophers' goal has been a single concept of well-being and a single theory about what it consists in. But for science this goal is both unlikely and unnecessary. Instead the promise and authority of the science depends on it focusing on the well-being of specific kinds of peoplein specific contexts. Skeptical arguments notwithstanding, this contexual well-being can be measured in a valid and credible way - but only if scientists broaden their methods to make room for normative considerations and address publicly and inclusively the value-based conflicts that inevitablyarise when a measure of well-being is adopted. The science of well-being can be normative, empirical and objective all at once, provided that we line up values to science and science to values.

  • 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.

  • Research methods : from theory to practice / Ben Gorvine, Northwestern University, Karl Rosengren, University of Wisconsin -Madison, Lisa Stein, orthwestern University, Ken Biolsi, KB Statistical Services
    BF 76.5 G67 2018
    Research Methods: From Theory to Practice guides students through the entire research process-from choosing a research question and getting Institutional Review Board approval to presenting results at conferences and submitting work for peer review.

  • Perception : a very short introduction / Brian Rogers
    BF 241 R628 2017
    Perception is one of the oldest and most deeply investigated topics in the field of psychology, and it is also raises some profound philosophical questions. It is concerned with how we use the information reaching our senses to guide and control our behaviour as well as to create ourparticular, subjective experiences of the surrounding world. In this Very Short Introduction, Brian J. Rogers discusses the philosophical question of what it means to perceive, as well as describing how we are able to perceive the particular characteristics of objects and scenes such as their lightness, colour, form, depth, and motion. What we perceive,however, does not always correspond to what exists in the world and, as Rogers shows, the study of illusions can be useful in telling us something about the nature and limitations of our perceptual processes. Rogers also explores perception from an evolutionary perspective, explaining howevolutionary pressures have shaped the perceptual systems of humans and other animals. He shows that perception is not necessarily a separate and independent process but rather part of a "perceptual system", involving both the extraction of perceptual information and the control of action. Rogersgoes on to cover the significant progress made recently in the understanding of perception through the use of precise and controlled psychophysical methods, single cell recordings, and imaging techniques. There have also been many insights from attempts to model perceptual processes in artificialsystems. As Rogers shows, these attempts have revealed how difficult it is to programme machines to perform even the most simple of perceptual tasks that we take for granted. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Decision research : a field guide / John S. Carroll, Eric J. Johnson
    BF 448 C37 1990
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