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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

  • Lacan and the nonhuman / Gautam Basu Thakur, Jonathan Michael Dickstein, editors

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Memory in a social context : brain, mind, and society / Takashi Tsukiura, Satoshi Umeda, editors

  • Descriptor revision : belief change through direct choice / Sven Ove Hansson

  • The auditory system at the cocktail party / John C. Middlebrooks, Jonathan Z. Simon, Arthur N. Popper, Richard R. Fay, editors

    The Auditory System at the Cocktail Party is a rather whimsical title that points to the very serious challenge faced by listeners in most everyday environments: how to hear out sounds of interest amid a cacophony of competing sounds. The volume presents the mechanisms for bottom-up object formation and top-down object selection that the auditory system employs to meet that challenge.

    Ear and Brain Mechanisms for Parsing the Auditory Scene by John C. Middlebrooks and Jonathan Z. Simon

    Auditory Object Formation and Selection by Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Virginia Best, and Adrian K. C. Lee

    Energetic Masking and Masking Release by John F. Culling and Michael A. Stone

    Informational Masking in Speech Recognition by Gerald Kidd, Jr. and H. Steven Colburn

    Modeling the Cocktail Party Problem by Mounya Elhilali

    Spatial Stream Segregation by John C. Middlebrooks

    Human Auditory Neuroscience and the Cocktail Party Problem by Jonathan Z. Simon

    Infants and Children at the Cocktail Party by Lynne Werner

    Older Adults at the Cocktail Party by M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, Claude Alain, and Bruce A. Schneider

    Hearing with Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids in Complex Auditory Scenes by Ruth Y. Litovsky, Matthew J. Goupell, Sara M. Misurelli, and Alan Kan

    About the Editors:

    John C. Middlebrooks is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of California, Irvine, with affiliate appointments in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, the Department of Cognitive Sciences, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

    Jonathan Z. Simon is a Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, with joint appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Biology, and the Institute for Systems Research.

    Arthur N. Popper is Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park.

    Richard R. Fay is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola University, Chicago.

    About the Series:

    The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series is the definitive resource in the field.

  • Contesting Orthodoxy in medieval and early modern Europe : heresy, magic and witchcraft / Louise Nyholm Kallestrup, Raisa Maria Toivo, editors
    This book breaks with three common scholarly barriers of periodization, discipline and geography in its exploration of the related themes of heresy, magic and witchcraft. It sets aside constructed chronological boundaries, and in doing so aims to achieve a clearer picture of what 'went before', as well as what 'came after'. Thus the volume demonstrates continuity as well as change in the concepts and understandings of magic, heresy and witchcraft. In addition, the geographical pattern of similarities and diversities suggests a comparative approach, transcending confessional as well as national borders. Throughout the medieval and early modern period, the orthodoxy of the Christian Church was continuously contested. The challenge of heterodoxy, especially as expressed in various kinds of heresy, magic and witchcraft, was constantly present during the period 1200-1650. Neither contesters nor followers of orthodoxy were homogeneous groups or fractions. They themselves and their ideas changed from one century to the next, from region to region, even from city to city, but within a common framework of interpretation. This collection of essays focuses on this complex.

  • Psychoanalyzing the Politics of the New Brain Sciences / Robert Samuels

  • Psychological and social measurement : the career and contributions of Benjamin D. Wright / Mark Wilson, William P. Fisher, Jr., editors

  • Creativity, Design Thinking and Interdisciplinarity / Frédéric Darbellay, Zoe Moody, Todd Lubart, editors

  • Moral psychology : a multidisciplinary guide / Benjamin G. Voyer ; Tor Tarantola, editors

  • Group therapy with children : psychodrama with children / Alfons Aichinger, Walter Holl

  • 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.

  • Judgment and strategy / Robin Holt
    BF447 .H658 2018eb

  • 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

  • Sexual difference in debate : bodies, desires, and fictions / Leticia Glocer Fiorini
    BF 175.5 S49 F56 2017eb
    Now well into the twenty-first century, relevant changes in symbolic codes that organize social bonds are observed. Important modifications regarding the model of the nuclear family in Western society, the vicissitudes of desire and changing identities, as well as advances in biotechnology and informatics, are leading to a re-consideration of previously accepted concepts of the masculine-feminine polarity and the notion of sexual difference. In this context, new forms of subjectivity - including sexual and gender migrations - open an inquiry regarding the way these presentations challenge traditional psychoanalytic theories. Thus, an opportunity emerges to investigate the whole spectrum of subjectivities that have no place in orthodox masculine-feminine duality, and to think about these matters beyond reductionist moralities yet avoiding acritical positions. The greater part of this book focuses on a critical analysis of the logics and ways of thinking supporting both explicit and implicit theories of sexual difference and the masculine/feminine pair. These theories may be private or collective; conscious, preconscious, or unconscious. They impact heavily on interpretations and constructions made in analytic practice, while they also affect transference-countertransference patterns. This conceptual analysis reviews the Freudian oeuvre as well as the work of other significant authors, post-Freudian and contemporary, that have contributed specifically to this topic. The concept of sexual difference contains a persistent problem: binary, dichotomous thinking and its blind spots and aporias. For this reason, the author has turned to other epistemologies that offer novel forms to think about the same problems, such as the paradigm of hyper-complexity, as well as thinking at intersections and limits between different categories. The objective is to rethink the construction of sexed subjectivity and its conflict with consensual ideals and legalities, by means of focusing on problems triggered by the notion of sexual difference, but also considering alternative epistemological approaches to it.

  • Sensation of movement / edited by Thor Grünbaum and Mark Schram Christensen
    BF 295 S43 2018eb

    Sensation of Movementexplores the role of sensation in motor control, bodily self-recognition and sense of agency. The sensation of movement is dependent on a range of information received by the brain, from signalling in the peripheral sensory organs to the establishment of higher order goals. Through the integration of neuroscientific knowledge with psychological and philosophical perspectives, this book questions whether one type of information is more relevant for the ability to sense and control movement.

    Addressing conscious sensations of movement, experimental designs and measures, and the possible functions of proprioceptive and kinaesthetic information in motor control and bodily cognition, the book advocates the integration of neuroscientific knowledge and philosophical perspectives. With an awareness of the diverse ideas and theories from these distinct fields, the book brings together leading researchers to bridge these divides and lay the groundwork for future research.

    Of interest to both students and researchers of consciousness,Sensation of Movementwill be essential reading for those researching motor control, multimodal perception, bodily self-recognition, and sense of agency. It aims to encourage the integration of multiple perspectives in order to arrive at new insights into how sensation of movement can be studied scientifically.

  • The science of expertise : behavioral, neural, and genetic approaches to complex skill / edited by David Z. Hambrick, Guillermo Campitelli, and Brooke N. Macnamara ; with a foreword by Robert Plomin
    BF 378 E94 H36 2018eb

    Offering the broadest review of psychological perspectives on human expertise to date, this volume covers behavioral, computational, neural, and genetic approaches to understanding complex skill. The chapters show how performance in music, the arts, sports, games, medicine, and other domains reflects basic traits such as personality and intelligence, as well as knowledge and skills acquired through training. In doing so, this book moves the field of expertise beyond the duality of "nature vs. nurture" toward an integrative understanding of complex skill. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers and students interested in expertise, and for professionals seeking current reviews of psychological research on expertise.

  • Psychometric testing : critical perspectives / edited by Barry Cripps
    BF 39 P79 2017eb

    Psychometric Testing offers an in-depth examination of the strengths and limitations psychometric testing, with coverage of diverse methods of test development and application.

    A state-of-the-art exploration of the contemporary field of psychometric testing, bringing together the latest theory and evidence-based practice from 21 global experts Explores a variety of topics related to the field, including test construction, use and applications in human resources and training, assessment and verification of training courses, and consulting Includes applications for clinical psychology, performance psychology, and sport and exercise psychology across a range of professions (research, teaching, coaching, consulting, and advising) Acknowledges the dynamic nature of the field and identifies future directions in need of more research, including Internet and smart phone testing

  • The psychology of perfectionism : theory, research, applications / edited by Joachim Stoeber
    BF 698.35 P47 P78 2018eb

    This milestone text provides a comprehensive and state-of-the art overview of perfectionism theory, research, and treatment from the past 25 years, with contributions from the leading researchers in the field.

    The book examines new theories and perspectives including the social disconnection model of perfectionism and the 2 #65533; 2 model of perfectionism. It also reviews empirical findings, with a special focus on stress, vulnerability, and resilience, and examines perfectionism in specific populations. Finally, it considers how perfectionism relates to physical health and psychophysiological processes and introduces new approaches to effective prevention and treatment.

    By increasing our understanding of this complex personality disposition and providing a framework for future explorations, this landmark publication aims to promote further research in this field. It will be invaluable reading for academics, students, and professionals in personality psychology, clinical and counselling psychology, applied psychology and related disciplines.

  • The psychology of language and communication / Andrew Ellis, Geoffrey Beattie
    BF 455 E45 1986eb
    This wide-ranging introduction to the psychology of human language use offers a new breadth of approach by breaching conventional disciplinary boundaries with examples and perspectives drawn from many subdisciplines - cognitive and social psychology, psycholinguistics, neuropsychology and sociology. After an exploration of the diverse nature of communication, using examples throughout the animal kingdom, the authors focus on the range of human communicative channels, the nature of human language and the variations occurring between and within societies and cultures. Subsequent chapters cover speech production as a psycholinguistic skill; the coordination of verbal and non-verbal channels; the structure and management of conversations; language perception and comprehension; the cognitive neuropsychology of language, and the development of communicative skills. The book also presents an informative and entertaining historical perspective, and illustrates the fact that insights gained into controversial problems in other fields and at other times can shed light on many of today's most contentious debates in psychology.

  • Psychology of emotion / Paula M. Niedenthal and François Ric
    BF 511 N534 2017eb

  • Psychological science under scrutiny : recent challenges and proposed solutions / edited by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Irwin D. Waldman
    BF 121 P76217 2017eb
    Psychological Science Under Scrutiny explores a range of contemporary challenges to the assumptions and methodologies of psychology, in order to encourage debate and ground the discipline in solid science.
    Discusses the pointed challenges posed by critics to the field of psychological research, which have given pause to psychological researchers across a broad spectrum of sub-fields Argues that those conducting psychological research need to fundamentally change the way they think about data and results, in order to ensure that psychology has a firm basis in empirical science Places the recent challenges discussed into a broad historical and conceptual perspective, and considers their implications for the future of psychological methodology and research Challenges discussed include confirmation bias, the effects of grant pressure, false-positive findings, overestimating the efficacy of medications, and high correlations in functional brain imaging Chapters are authored by internationally recognized experts in their fields, and are written with a minimum of specialized terminology to ensure accessibility to students and lay readers

  • 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.

  • Performance psychology : theory and practice / Stewart Cotterill
    BF 481 C68 2017eb

  • 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#65533;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#65533; 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.

  • Neurocounseling : brain-based clinical approaches / edited by Thomas A. Field, Laura K. Jones, Lori A. Russell-Chapin
    BF 636.6 N487 2017eb

    This text presents current, accessible information on enhancing the counseling process using a brain-based paradigm. Leading experts provide guidelines and insights for becoming a skillful neuroscience-informed counselor, making direct connections between the material covered and clinical practice. In this much-needed resource--the first to address neurocounseling concepts across the counseling curriculum--chapters cover each of the eight common core areas in the 2016 CACREP Standards in addition to several specialty areas of the Standards. Detailed case studies, questions for reflection, quiz questions, and a glossary facilitate classroom use.

  • Multicultural counseling and psychotherapy : a lifespan approach / Leroy G. Baruth, M. Lee Manning
    BF 637 C6 B283 2016eb

    Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy, 6 th ed, offers counseling students and professionals a distinctive lifespan approach that emphasizes the importance of social justice and diversity in mental health practice. Chapters include case studies, reflection questions, and examinations of current issues in the field. Each chapter also discusses the ways in which a broad range of factors--including sexuality, race, gender identity, and socioeconomic conditions--affect clients' mental health, and gives students the information they need to best serve clients from diverse backgrounds.

  • Intimate relationships : issues, theories, and research / Ralph Erber and Maureen Wang Erber
    BF 575 I5 E73 2018eb

    Intimate Relationshipscovers both classic and current material in a concise yet thorough and rigorous manner. Chapters range from attraction to love, attachment to jealousy, sexuality to conflict - all written in a warm, personal, and engaging voice. Topics are viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective firmly grounded in research. Examples and stories from everyday life lead into each chapter to stir the reader's engagement with the material, and critical thinking prompts throughout the text aid the reader's reflection on the issues and theories presented.

    Each chapter is organized around major relationship issues and relevant theories, in addition to a critical evaluation of the research. When appropriate, the authors discuss and evaluate popular ideas about intimate relationships in the context of scientific research. This Third Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest findings and topics in relationship science, including the role of the Internet in today's relationships. Students will benefit from a revised chapter on sexuality that reflects current views on sexual orientation and sexual pathways, as well as a forward-looking chapter on the evolution and diversity of relationships in the 21stcentury.

    To support student learning, the new edition includes flashcards, learning objectives, and outlines for each chapter. A companion website accessible at www.routledge.com/cw/erber provides instructors with PowerPoint presentations and a test bank, and provides students with flashcards of key terms as well as learning outcomes and chapter outlines for each chapter.

  • Identity, Narcissism, and the Other : Object Relations and their Obstacles / Jean Arundale.
    BF 697 A78 2017eb
    Practitioners of psychoanalysis find three central themes to be recurrent and ubiquitous in every analysis; firstly, issues around identity, the struggle to know the self, to understand the self and to be the self in an authentic way. Intricately entangled with self-identity is the problem of narcissism, essentially viewed as a defensive retreat to a mental state characterized by an unconscious belief in the special value of the self and the diminution of the Other. The motive for seeking psychoanalytic treatment is often to improve the quality of relationships with the Other, which is clearly jeopardized by narcissistic states; the person undergoing psychoanalysis might hope to re-discover a resilient self and a sense of personal identity, and to overcome narcissism sufficiently to be able to form relationships. However, there are a multitude of inherent anxieties involved in close and intimate relationships. As Freud pointed out, even in our most intimate relationships there is an element of hostility. Threats to both the self and other, and various anxieties around libidinal contact, will be examined in this book using case material, and the relationship between these three important themes, identity, narcissism and the other, separate but interconnected, will be explored. It is proposed that the key to relating to the Other is empathy: entering into the mind of the Other to experience what it is to be them; to move around their internal world, feeling, observing, thinking, connecting, identifying with the Other's objects and experiencing with empathic understanding the Otherness of the person.

  • The hidden worldviews of psychology's theory, research, and practice / edited by Brent D. Slife, Kari A. O'Grady, and Russell D. Kosits
    BF 121 H493 2017eb

  • Handbook of categorization in cognitive science / edited by Henri Cohen, Claire Lefebvre
    BF 445 H36 2017eb

    Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science, Second Edition presents the study of categories and the process of categorization as viewed through the lens of the founding disciplines of the cognitive sciences, and how the study of categorization has long been at the core of each of these disciplines.

    The literature on categorization reveals there is a plethora of definitions, theories, models and methods to apprehend this central object of study. The contributions in this handbook reflect this diversity. For example, the notion of category is not uniform across these contributions, and there are multiple definitions of the notion of concept. Furthermore, the study of category and categorization is approached differently within each discipline.

    For some authors, the categories themselves constitute the object of study, whereas for others, it is the process of categorization, and for others still, it is the technical manipulation of large chunks of information. Finally, yet another contrast has to do with the biological versus artificial nature of agents or categorizers.

    Defines notions of category and categorization Discusses the nature of categories: discrete, vague, or other Explores the modality effects on categories Bridges the category divide - calling attention to the bridges that have already been built, and avenues for further cross-fertilization between disciplines

  • Exploring psychedelic trance and electronic dance music in modern culture / Emíla Simão, Armando Malheiro de Silva, and Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães, [editors]
    BF 1045 A48 E97 2015eb
    The popularization and cult-like following of electronic music has provoked new relations between men and machines, art and technology, and modern shamans and disc jockeys. New technologies and multimedia tools have awakened neo-ritual practices through the emergence of Psychedelic Trance parties, evoking tribal experiences inspired by a new shamanism, mediated by high-tech guide elements. Exploring Psychedelic Trance and Electronic Dance Music in Modern Culture investigates the expansive scope of Electronic Music Dance Culture (EMDC), the rise of Psychedelic Trance culture, and their relationship with new digital platforms. Drawing from perspectives in sociology, anthropology, psychology, aesthetics and the arts, religious studies, information technologies, multimedia communication, shamanism, and ritualism, this book analyzes the impact of new technologies on individual and collective behaviors in cyberspace. This innovative reference source is ideal for use by academicians, researchers, upper-level students, practitioners, and theorists. Focusing on a variety of topics relating to sub-cultures, human behavior, and popular culture, this title features timely research on alternative culture, electronic music festivals, ethnography, music and religion, psychedelic drugs, Psytrance, rave culture, and trance parties.

  • Working deeply : transforming lives through transformational coaching / by Robert Barner, Ken Ideus
    BF637.P36 B37 2017eb
    Coaching serves as a catalyst for supporting clients in their self-exploration and personal growth. In many instances, that growth has the potential to be transformational. Working Deeply is a guide for executive coaches and leadership development professionals to help them foster their clients' efforts in deep transformational learning. To facilitate this process, the authors introduce theories, concepts, and applied techniques for undertaking transformational coaching, and provide coaching cases and examples illustrating the use of these tools. They also introduce readers to a variety of research studies on such topics as mindfulness, mindsets, future selves, and narrative analysis, and discuss the application of this research to the area of transformational coaching. Finally, they explore how coaches can shape their perspectives and approaches to enable positive transformation. What readers will take from Working Deeply something of value that will help them develop their ability to support their coaching clients, and strengthen their practice as coaching professionals.

  • The heart of parenting : how to raise an emotionally intelligent child / John Gottman with Joan DeClaire
    BF 723 E6 G67 1997

  • 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.

  • Learning and memory : from brain to behavior / Mark A. Gluck, Rutgers University-Newark, Eduardo Mercado, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Catherine E. Myers, Department of Veterans Affairs, VA New Jersey Health Care System, and Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School
    BF 371 G496 2016
    With its modular organization, consistent chapter structure, and contemporary perspective, this groundbreaking survey is ideal for courses on learning and memory, and is easily adaptable to courses that focus on either learning or memory.

  • 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.

  • Magic's reason : an anthropology of analogy / Graham M. Jones
    BF 1621 J66 2017
    In Magic's Reason , Graham M. Jones tells the entwined stories of anthropology and entertainment magic. The two pursuits are not as separate as they may seem at first. As Jones shows, they not only matured around the same time, but they also shared mutually reinforcing stances toward modernity and rationality. It is no historical accident, for example, that colonial ethnographers drew analogies between Western magicians and native ritual performers, who, in their view, hoodwinked gullible people into believing their sleight of hand was divine.

    Using French magicians' engagements with North African ritual performers as a case study, Jones shows how magic became enshrined in anthropological reasoning. Acknowledging the residue of magic's colonial origins doesn't require us to dispense with it. Rather, through this radical reassessment of classic anthropological ideas, Magic's Reason develops a new perspective on the promise and peril of cross-cultural comparison.

  • Technologies for intuition : Cold War circles and telegraphic rays / Alaina Lemon
    BF 1171 L38 2018
    Since the Cold War, Americans and Russians have together cultivated fascination with the workings and failures of communicative channels. Each accuses the other of media jamming and propaganda, and each proclaims its own communication practices better for expression and creativity. Technologies for Intuition theorizes phaticity--the processes by which people make, check, discern, or describe channels and contacts, judging them weak or strong, blocked or open. This historical ethnography of intuition juxtaposes telepathy experiments and theatrical empathy drills, passing through settings where media and performance professionals encounter neophytes, where locals open channels with foreigners, and where skeptics of contact debate naifs. Tacking across geopolitical borders, the book demonstrates how contact and channel shift in significance over time, through events and political relations, in social conflict, and in conversation. The author suggests that Cold War preoccupations and strategies have marked theoretical models of communication and mediation, even while infusing everyday, practical technologies for intuition.

  • The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender / edited by Kevin L. Nadal
    BF 692.2 S234 2017
    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender is an innovative exploration of the intersection of gender and psychology--topics that resonate across disciplines and inform our everyday lives. This encyclopedia looks at issues of gender, identity, and psychological processes at the individual as well as the societal level, exploring topics such as how gender intersects with developmental processes both in infancy and childhood and throughout later life stages; the evolution of feminism and the men's movement; the ways in which gender can affect psychological outcomes and influence behavi∨ and more. With articles written by experts across a variety of disciplines, this encyclopedia delivers insights on the psychology of gender through the lens of developmental science, social science, clinical and counseling psychology, sociology, and more.

    This encyclopedia provides librarians, students, and professionals with ready access to up-to-date information that informs some of today's key contemporary issues and debates. A sample of questions answered: What is gender nonconformity? What are some of the evolutionary sex differences between men and women? How does gender-based workplace harassment affect health outcomes? How are gender roles viewed in different cultures? What is third-wave feminism?

  • The Routledge international handbook of critical positive psychology / edited by Nicholas J. Brown, Tim Lomas and Francisco Jose Eiroa-Orosa
    BF 204.6 R68 2018eb

  • The Routledge international handbook of thinking and reasoning / edited by Linden J. Ball and Valerie A. Thompson
    BF 441 R688 2018eb

    The Routledge International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoningis an authoritative reference work providing a well-balanced overview of current scholarship spanning the full breadth of the rapidly developing and expanding field of thinking and reasoning. The Handbook contains 35 chapters written by internationally-leading researchers, covering foundational issues as well as state-of-the-art developments in thinking and reasoning research, both in relation to empirical evidence and theoretical analyses.

    Topics covered range across all sub-areas of thinking and reasoning, including deduction, induction, abduction, judgment, decision making, argumentation, problem solving, expertise, creativity and rationality. The contributors engage with cutting-edge debates and pressing conceptual issues such as the status of dual-process theories of thinking, the role of unconscious, intuitive, emotional and metacognitive processes in thinking and the importance of probabilistic conceptualisations of thinking and reasoning. In addition, authors examine the importance of neuroscientific findings in informing theoretical developments, as well as the situated nature of thinking and reasoning across a range of real-world contexts such as mathematics, medicine and science.

    The handbook provides a clear sense of the way in which contemporary ideas are challenging traditional viewpoints in what is now referred to as the "new paradigm psychology of reasoning". This paradigm-shifting research is paving the way toward a far richer and more encompassing understanding of the nature of thinking and reasoning, where important new questions drive a forward-looking research agenda. It is essential reading for both established researchers in the field of thinking and reasoning as well as advanced students wishing to learn more about both the historical foundations and the very latest developments in this rapidly growing area of enquiry.

  • A formal theory of commonsense psychology : how people think people think / Andrew S. Gordon, University of Southern California, Jerry R. Hobbs, University of Southern California
    BF 121 G645 2017
    Commonsense psychology refers to the implicit theories that we all use to make sense of people's behavior in terms of their beliefs, goals, plans, and emotions. These are also the theories we employ when we anthropomorphize complex machines and computers as if they had humanlike mental lives. In order to successfully cooperate and communicate with people, these theories will need to be represented explicitly in future artificial intelligence systems. This book provides a large-scale logical formalization of commonsense psychology in support of humanlike artificial intelligence. It uses formal logic to encode the deep lexical semantics of the full breadth of psychological words and phrases, providing fourteen hundred axioms of first-order logic organized into twenty-nine commonsense psychology theories and sixteen background theories. This in-depth exploration of human commonsense reasoning for artificial intelligence researchers, linguists, and cognitive and social psychologists will serve as a foundation for the development of humanlike artificial intelligence.

  • Exploring empathy : its propagations, perimeters and potentialities / edited by Rebeccah J. Nelems, L.J. Theo
    BF 575 E55 E86 2018
    Popular interest in empathy has surged in the past two decades. Research on its origins, uses and development is on the rise, and empathy is increasingly referenced across a wide range of sectors - from business to education. While there is widespread consensus about the value of empathy, however, its supposed stable nature and offerings remain insufficiently examined. By critically exploring different perspectives and aspects of empathy in distinct contexts, Exploring Empathy aims to generate deeper reflection about what is at stake in discussions and practices of empathy in the 21st century. Ten contributors representing seven disciplines and five world regions contribute to this dialogical volume about empathy, its offerings, limitations and potentialities for society. By deepening our understanding of empathy in all its complexity, this volume broadens the debate about both the role of empathy in society, and effective ways to invoke it for the benefit of all.

  • Existential-humanistic therapy / Kirk J. Schneider and Orah T. Krug
    BF 204.5 S354 2017
    Existential-humanistic therapy melds European existential philosophy -- which values self-inquiry, struggle, and responsibility -- with the American tradition of spontaneity, optimism, and practicality.

    In this updated edition of their popular book, Kirk Schneider and Orah Krug demonstrate how this unique approach can help clients free themselves from self-imposed limitations and develop a deeper understanding of their authentic life goals by cultivating skills such as experiential reflection.

    Schneider and Krug explore existential-humanistic therapy's theoretical and historical underpinnings, its empirical foundations, the therapeutic process and mechanisms of change, as well as future developments. Detailed case examples vividly illustrate the work of existential-humanistic therapy, highlighting key takeaways that are equally accessible and valuable to graduate students and veteran practitioners.

    New to this revised edition is an increased focus on a more integrative perspective, which makes existential-humanistic therapy applicable to a wider array of settings and diagnostic populations. This flexibility also makes it more adaptable to other therapeutic approaches and expands its influence on clinical psychology as a whole.

  • Effects of interpersonal relationships on shared reminiscence : whose memory is it? / by Candice E. Condon
    BF 378 S65 C66 2017eb

  • Developing empathy : a biopsychosocial approach to understanding compassion for therapists and parents / Katharina Manassis
    BF 575 E55 M355 2017

    Empathy is valued across cultures, and has a profound impact on psychotherapy, our children, and our world. Why then are many human relationships not empathetic? This volume describes in detail the neurobiological, psychological, and social elements involved with empathy. Ideas are brought to life with case examples and reflective questions which help the reader learn ways to overcome empathetic barriers. The book shows how fear, anger, and anxiety all take away the power to feel for others, while also looking at the topic through a global lens. Developing Empathy is an easy-read book, backed by science, useful to the clinician, and to all readers interested in the topic.

  • Depressive realism : interdisciplinary realism / Colin Feltham
    BF 201 F45 2017eb

  • 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.
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