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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.


  • Psychoanalysis and religion / Erich Fromm
    BF 173 F87 1967
    In this classic work a noted psychoanalyst assesses the persistent tension between traditional religion and the underlying philosophy of psychoanalysis, which many believe regards the satisfaction of instinctive and material wishes as the sole aim of life.

  • The death of Sigmund Freud : the legacy of his last days / Mark Edmundson
    BF 109 F74E36 2007

    A dramatic revisiting of Freud's escape from Nazi-occupied Vienna , his final days on earth, and his most controversial work-- Moses and Monotheism .

    When Hitler invaded Vienna in March of 1938, Sigmund Freud, old and desperately ill, was among the city's 175,000 Jews dreading Nazi occupation. The Nazis hated Sigmund Freud with a particular vehemence: they detested his "soul-destroying glorification of the instinctual life." Here Mark Edmundson traces Hitler and Freud's oddly converging lives, then zeroes in on Freud's last two years, during which, with the help of Marie Bonaparte, he was at last rescued from Vienna and brought safely to London. There he was honored as he never had been during his long, controversial life. At the same time he endured the last of more than thirty operations for cancer of the jaw. Confronting certain death, Freud, in typical fashion, did not let fame make him complacent, but instead wrote his most provocative book, Moses and Monotheism , in which he questioned the legacy of the greatest Jewish leader. Focusing on Freud's last two years, Edmundson is able to probe Freud's ideas about death, and also about the human proclivity to embrace fascism in politics and fundamentalism in religion. Edmundson suggests new and important ways to view Freud's legacy, at a time when these forces are once again shaping world events.


  • Doing Q methodological research : theory, method and interpretation / Simon Watts and Paul Stenner
    BF 698.75 W38 2012eb

  • Assessment using the Rorschach Inkblot Test / James P. Choca and Edward D. Rossini
    BF 698.8 R5C458 2018eb

  • A telepsychology casebook : using technology ethically and effectively in your professional practice / edited by Linda F. Campbell, Fred Millán, and Jana N. Martin
    BF 76.4 T45 2018eb

  • Strategies for risk communication : evolution, evidence, experience / edited by W. Troy Tucker [and others]
    BF 637 R57S765 2008eb
    This volumes comes out of a symposium, sponsored by the Society for Risk Analysis and the National Science Foundation, which explored practical methods and robust theories of risk communication arising from recent research in risk perception, neuroscience, and the evolutionary social sciences. The symposium addressed how humans process and perceive uncertainty and risks. The purpose of the symposium was to synthesize the findings from these diverse fields to inform the development of practical strategies for risk communication.


    NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas .

    ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order ( www.nyas.org ). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http://www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member


  • Inevitable illusions : how mistakes of reason rule our minds / Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini ; translated by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini and Keith Botsford
    BF 442 P5213 1994
    "Fascinating and insightful. . . . I cannot recall a book that has made me think more about the nature of thinking." -- Richard C. Lewontin

    Harvard University

    Everyone knows that optical illusions trick us because of the way we see. Now scientists have discovered that cognitive illusions, a set of biases deeply embedded in the human mind, can actually distort the way we think.

    In Inevitable Illusions, distinguished cognitive researcher Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini takes us on a provocative, challenging, and thoroughly entertaining exploration of the games our minds play. He opens the doors onto the newly charted realm of the cognitive unconscious to reveal the full range of illusions, showing how they inhibit our ability to reason--no matter what our educational background or IQ. Inevitable Illusions is stimulating, eye-opening food for thought.

  • Belief change : introduction and overview / Eduardo Fermé, Sven Ove Hansson
    BF311

  • Quantitative psychology : The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Zurich, Switzerland, 2017 / Marie Wiberg, Steven Culpepper, Rianne Janssen, Jorge González, Dylan Molenaar, editors
    BF39

  • Fundamentals of applied multidimensional scaling for educational and psychological research / Cody S. Ding
    BF39.2.M85

  • Rhythm, play and interaction design / Brigid M. Costello
    BF475

  • Persuasive technology : 13th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2018, Waterloo, ON, Canada, April 18-19, 2018, proceedings / Jaap Ham [and others] (eds.)
    BF 637 P4 I58 2018eb

  • Cross-cultural perspectives on personhood and the life course / Cathrine Degnen
    BF697

  • Medicine, magic and art in early modern Norway : conceptualizing knowledge / Ane Ohrvik
    BF1622.N67
    This book addresses magical ideas and practices in early modern Norway. It examines a large corpus of Norwegian manuscripts from 1650-1850 commonly called Black Books which contained a mixture of recipes on medicine, magic, and art. Ane Ohrvik assesses the Black Books from the vantage point of those who wrote the manuscripts and thus offers an original study of how early modern magical practitioners presented their ideas and saw their practices. The book show how the writers viewed magic and medicine both as practical and sacred art and as knowledge worth protecting through encoding the text. The study of the Black Books illuminates how ordinary people in Norway conceptualized magic as valuable and useful knowledge worth of collecting and saving despite the ongoing witchcraft prosecutions targeting the very same ideas and practices as the books promoted. Medicine, Magic and Art in Early Modern Norway is essential for those looking to advance their studies in magical beliefs and practices in early modern Europe as well as those interested in witchcraft studies, book history, and the history of knowledge.

  • Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium (PROMS) 2016 conference proceedings : Rasch and the future / Quan Zhang, editor
    BF39.2.R37

  • Outline of theoretical psychology : critical investigations / Thomas Teo
    BF38

  • Contemporary Masculinities : Embodiment, Emotion and Wellbeing / by Brendan Gough
    BF692

  • Women and Leadership / edited by Florence L. Denmark, Michele A. Paludi
    BF692

  • Neuroscience of Mathematical Cognitive Development : From Infancy Through Emerging Adulthood / Rhonda Douglas Brown
    BF723.N8

  • Jewish masculinity in the Holocaust : between destruction and construction / Maddy Carey
    BF 692.5 C37 2017
    This book explores, for the first time, the impact of the Holocaust on the gender identities of Jewish men. Drawing on historical and sociological arguments, it specifically looks at the experiences of men in France, Holland, Belgium, and Poland.

    Jewish Masculinity in the Holocaust starts by examining the gendered environment and ideas of Jewish masculinity during the interwar period and in the run-up to the Holocaust. The volume then goes on to explore the effect of Nazi persecution on various elements of male gender identity, analysing a wide range of sources including diaries and journals written at the time, underground ghetto newspapers and numerous memoirs written in the intervening years by survivors. Taken together, these sources show that Jewish masculinities were severely damaged in the initial phases of persecution, particularly because men were unable to perform the gendered roles they expected of themselves. More controversially, however, Maddy Carey also shows that the escalation of the persecution and later enclosure whether through ghettoisation or hiding offered men the opportunity to reassert their masculine identities. Finally, the book discusses the impact of the Holocaust on the practice of fatherhood and considers its effect on the transmission of masculinity.

    This important study breaks new ground in its coverage of gender and masculinities and is an important text for anyone studying the history of the Holocaust.

  • The forgotten sense : meditations on touch / Pablo Maurette
    BF 275 M397 2018
    Of all the senses, touch is the most ineffable--and the most neglected in Western culture, all but ignored by philosophers and artists over millennia. Yet it is also the sense that links us most intimately to the world around us, from our mother's caress when we're born to the gentle lowering of our eyelids after death.

    The Forgotten Sense gives touch its due, addressing it in multifarious ways through a series of six essays. Literary in feel, ambitious in conception, admirable in their range of reference and insight, these meditations address questions fundamental to the understanding of touch: What do we mean when we say that an artwork touches us? How does language affect our understanding of touch? Is the skin the deepest part of the human body? Can we philosophize about a kiss? To aid him in answering these questions, Pablo Maurette recruits an impressive roster of cultural figures from throughout history: Homer, Lucretius, Chrétien de Troyes, Melville, Sir Thomas Browne, Knausgaard, Michel Henry and many others help him unfurl the underestimated importance of the sense of touch and tactile experience.

    ​The resulting book is essay writing at its best--exploratory, surprising, dazzling, a reading experience like no other. You will come away from it with a new appreciation of touch, and a new way of understanding our interactions with the world around us.

  • A community of witches : contemporary neo-paganism and witchcraft in the United States / Helen A. Berger
    BF 1573 B47 1999
    Explores the beliefs and practices of neo-paganism and witchcraft, more generally known as Wicca. Imported to the US from the UK in the late 1960s, this study shows how it absorbed the social concerns of the time, such as feminism, environmentalism and a mistrust of authority.

  • On color / David Scott Kastan, with Stephen Farthing
    BF 789 C7 K37 2018
    Our lives are saturated by color. We live in a world of vivid colors, and color marks our psychological and social existence. But for all color's inescapability, we don't know much about it. Now authors David Scott Kastan and Stephen Farthing offer a fresh and imaginative exploration of one of the most intriguing and least understood aspects of everyday experience.

    Kastan and Farthing, a scholar and a painter, respectively, investigate color from numerous perspectives: literary, historical, cultural, anthropological, philosophical, art historical, political, and scientific. In ten lively and wide-ranging chapters, each devoted to a different color, they examine the various ways colors have shaped and continue to shape our social and moral imaginations. Each individual color becomes the focal point for a consideration of one of the extraordinary ways in which color appears and matters in our lives. Beautifully produced in full color, this book is a remarkably smart, entertaining, and fascinating guide to this elusive topic.

  • The emotions of protest / James M. Jasper
    BF 576 J387 2018
    In Donald Trump's America, protesting has roared back into fashion. The Women's March, held the day after Trump's inauguration, may have been the largest in American history, and resonated around the world. Between Trump's tweets and the march's popularity, it is clear that displays of anger dominate American politics once again.

    There is an extensive body of research on protest, but the focus has mostly been on the calculating brain--a byproduct of structuralism and cognitive studies--and less on the feeling brain. James M. Jasper's work changes that, as he pushes the boundaries of our present understanding of the social world. In The Emotions of Protest , Jasper lays out his argument, showing that it is impossible to separate cognition and emotion. At a minimum, he says, we cannot understand the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street or pro- and anti-Trump rallies without first studying the fears and anger, moral outrage, and patterns of hate and love that their members feel.

    This is a book centered on protest, but Jasper also points toward broader paths of inquiry that have the power to transform the way social scientists picture social life and action. Through emotions, he says, we are embedded in a variety of environmental, bodily, social, moral, and temporal contexts, as we feel our way both consciously and unconsciously toward some things and away from others. Politics and collective action have always been a kind of laboratory for working out models of human action more generally, and emotions are no exception. Both hearts and minds rely on the same feelings racing through our central nervous systems. Protestors have emotions, like everyone else, but theirs are thinking hearts, not bleeding hearts. Brains can feel, and hearts can think.

  • Lacan with the philosophers / Ruth Ronen ; translated from Hebrew by Michal Sapir
    BF 109 L23 R6613 2018

    Closely examining Jacques Lacan's unique mode of engagement with philosophy, Lacan with the Philosophers sheds new light on the interdisciplinary relations between philosophy and psychoanalysis. While highlighting the philosophies fundamental to the study of Lacan's psychanalysis, Ruth Ronen reveals how Lacan resisted the straightforward use of these works. Lacan's use of philosophy actually has a startling effect in not only providing exceptional entries into the philosophical texts (of Aristotle, Descartes, Kant and Hegel), but also in exposing the affinity between philosophy and psychoanalysis around shared concepts (including truth, the unconscious, and desire), and at the same time affirming the irreducible difference between the analyst and the philosopher.

    Inspired by Lacan's resistance to philosophy, Ruth Ronen addresses Lacan's use of philosophy to create a fertile moment of exchange. Straddling the fields of philosophy and psychoanalysis with equal emphasis, Lacan with the Philosophers develops a unique interdisciplinary analysis and offers a new perspective on the body of Lacan's writings.


  • The Iranian metaphysicals : explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny / Alireza Doostdar
    BF 1434 I74 D66 2018

    What do the occult sciences, séances with the souls of the dead, and appeals to saintly powers have to do with rationality? Since the late nineteenth century, modernizing intellectuals, religious leaders, and statesmen in Iran have attempted to curtail many such practices as "superstitious," instead encouraging the development of rational religious sensibilities and dispositions. However, far from diminishing the diverse methods through which Iranians engage with the immaterial realm, these rationalizing processes have multiplied the possibilities for metaphysical experimentation.

    The Iranian Metaphysicals examines these experiments and their transformations over the past century. Drawing on years of ethnographic and archival research, Alireza Doostdar shows that metaphysical experimentation lies at the center of some of the most influential intellectual and religious movements in modern Iran. These forms of exploration have not only produced a plurality of rational orientations toward metaphysical phenomena but have also fundamentally shaped what is understood as orthodox Shi'i Islam, including the forms of Islamic rationality at the heart of projects for building and sustaining an Islamic Republic.

    Delving into frequently neglected aspects of Iranian spirituality, politics, and intellectual inquiry, The Iranian Metaphysicals challenges widely held assumptions about Islam, rationality, and the relationship between science and religion.


  • Love and compassion : exploring their role in education / John P. Miller
    BF 575 L8 M55 2018

    Academics often speak about love for their subject, mathematicians discuss their love for figures and numbers, and elementary school teachers speak about their love of children. As multidimensional as love is, it is often a taboo subject relative to teachers and students. In Love and Compassion , John P. Miller explores different forms of love, including self-love, the love of others, compassion, the love of learning, and cosmic love, and how these dimensions of love have the potential to improve education.

    Love and Compassion is both a practical and conceptual work, and will interest those involved in the study and practise of holistic and contemplative education. In addition to the seven dimensions of love, Miller's evaluation includes nonviolent action, the love of beauty, and how they are crucial to the practise of teaching.


  • Credulity : a cultural history of US mesmerism / Emily Ogden
    BF 1125 O33 2018
    From the 1830s to the Civil War, Americans could be found putting each other into trances for fun and profit in parlors, on stage, and in medical consulting rooms. They were performing mesmerism. Surprisingly central to literature and culture of the period, mesmerism embraced a variety of phenomena, including mind control, spirit travel, and clairvoyance. Although it had been debunked by Benjamin Franklin in late eighteenth-century France, the practice nonetheless enjoyed a decades-long resurgence in the United States. Emily Ogden here offers the first comprehensive account of those boom years.

    Credulity tells the fascinating story of mesmerism's spread from the plantations of the French Antilles to the textile factory cities of 1830s New England. As it proliferated along the Eastern seaboard, this occult movement attracted attention from Ralph Waldo Emerson's circle and ignited the nineteenth-century equivalent of flame wars in the major newspapers. But mesmerism was not simply the last gasp of magic in modern times. Far from being magicians themselves, mesmerists claimed to provide the first rational means of manipulating the credulous human tendencies that had underwritten past superstitions. Now, rather than propping up the powers of oracles and false gods, these tendencies served modern ends such as labor supervision, education, and mediated communication. Neither an atavistic throwback nor a radical alternative, mesmerism was part and parcel of the modern. Credulity offers us a new way of understanding the place of enchantment in secularizing America.

  • APA handbook of comparative psychology / Josep Call, editor-in-chief ; Gordon M. Burghardt, Irene M. Pepperberg, Charles T. Snowdon, and Thomas Zentall, associate editors
    BF 671 A63 2017eb
    Comparative psychology is the scientific study of animal cognition and behavior from an evolutionary perspective.

    This two-volume handbook presents the different aspects of comparative psychology -- behavior, cognition, learning, and neurophysiology -- in a balanced and exhaustive manner.

    There are 80 chapters across the set, divided into nine parts.

    History and Methods constitute the first two parts of the handbook. Key events and basic questions (and controversies) that have shaped the field as well as the methods used to make those questions empirically tractable are presented here.

    The next three parts -- Adaptation/Evolution, Genes/Hormones, and Neural Substrate -- present the conceptual foundations for understanding the genesis of behavior and cognition both from a phylogenetic and ontogenetic perspective.

    Finally, the next four parts (Behavior, Perception/Attention, Learning/Motivation, and Cognition/Emotion) are devoted to the core of comparative psychology today.

  • Sensory blending : on synaesthesia and related phenomena / edited by Ophelia Deroy
    BF 495 S46 2017
    Synaesthesia is, in the words of the cognitive neuroscientist Cytowic, a strange sensory blending. Synaesthetes report seeing colours when hearing sounds or proper names, or they experience tastes when reading the names of subway stations. How do these rare cases relate to other more commonexamples where sensory experiences get mixed - cases like mirror-touch, personification, cross-modal mappings, and drug experiences? Are we all more or less synaesthetes, and does this mean that we are all subjects of crossmodal illusions? Could some apparently strange sensory cases give us aninsight into how perception works? Recent research on the causes and prevalence of synaesthesia raises new questions regarding the links between these cases, and the unity of the condition. By bringing together contributions from leading cognitive neuroscientists and philosophers, this volume considers for the first time the broader theoretical lessons arising from such cases of sensory blending, with regard to the nature of perception and consciousness, the boundaries betweenperception, illusion and imagination, and the communicability and sharing of experiences.

  • APA handbook of giftedness and talent / Steven I. Pfeiffer, editor-in-chief ; Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick and Megan Foley-Nicpon, associate editors
    BF 723 G5 A63 2018eb
    The APA Handbook of Giftedness and Talent incorporates the most recent thinking and cutting-edge research from a wide range of fields related to gifted education, including developmental and social psychology, the neurosciences, cognitive science, and education. It consists of six sections: 1. History and global perspectives on the gifted field and talent development; 2. Theories and conceptions of giftedness and talent development; 3. Gifted identification and assessment; 4. Gifted education; 5. Psychological considerations in understanding the gifted (e.g., the family, social and emotional considerations, friendships and peer relations); and 6. Special issues facing the gifted (e.g., policy and legal issues; the twice exceptional learner; underachievement and the gifted; ADHD and the gifted; suicide; perfectionism; bullying).

  • Psychoanalysis and religion / Erich Fromm
    BF 173 F87
    A noted psychoanalyst assesses the modern issue between traditional religion and a philosophy that takes as the sole aim in life the satisfaction of instinctive and material values.
    "A daring book to have cast into the midst of the world's excitements, for it will itself breed new excitements...it is not a book to be missed by those interested in man's spiritual growth."-- New York Times

  • Man as a subject for science, by A.J. Ayer
    BF 149 A9

  • Jung's psychology and its social meaning / by Ira Progoff
    BF 173 J85 P7 1973
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