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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.


  • The Americanization of narcissism / Elizabeth Lunbeck
    BF 575 N35 L86 2014eb
    American social critics in the 1970s seized on narcissism as the sickness of the age. But they missed the psychoanalytic breakthrough that championed it as the wellspring of ambition, creativity, and empathy. Elizabeth Lunbeck's history opens a new view on the central questions faced by the self struggling amid the crosscurrents of modernity.

  • The Palgrave handbook of mimetic theory and religion / James Alison, Wolfgang Palaver, editors
    BF385

  • Social trauma and telecinematic memory imagining the Turkish nation since the 1980 Coup / Pelin Başci
    BF378.S65

  • Perspectives on the Experience of Sudden, Unexpected Child Death : the Very Worst Thing? / Denise Turner
    BF39

  • Self-Censorship in Contexts of Conflict : Theory and Research / Daniel Bar-Tal, Rafi Nets-Zehngut, Keren Sharvit
    BF39

  • A Fast Road to the Study of Emotions : an introduction / Arne Vikan
    BF511

  • Remembering as reparation : psychoanalysis and historical memory / Karl Figlio
    BF378.S65
    Below we have provided very simple written essay and speech on the Mahatma Gandhi, a person who would always live in the heart of everyone. Every kid and children of the India know him by the name of Bapu or Father of the Nation. Using this you can help your kids and school going children to write essay or recite speech on the Mahatma Gandhi in their school

  • Emancipatory and Participatory Methodologies in Peace, Critical, and Community Psychology / Mohamed Seedat, Shahnaaz Suffla, Daniel J. Christie, editors
    BF39

  • The storied nature of human life : the life and work of Theodore R. Sarbin / Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
    BF109.S27
    This book explores Theodore Sarbin's life and work, and includes 10 of Sarbin's publications from the last two decades of his life. Theodore R. Sarbin had a career in psychology that spanned 70 years, establishing a place for social role theory in contemporary psychology and making major contributions to understandings of hypnosis, psychopathology, criminal behaviour, and imagination. This book amplifies the voice and influence of one of the most significant critical thinkers in psychology of the last century. The book serves as a commentary on changes now taking place in contemporary psychology; it is historically informed and yet focused on the future of psychological theory and practice. The book will be of great interest to psychologists, philosophers and social scientists.


  • Handbook of social behavior and skills in children / Johnny L. Matson, editor
    BF723.I646

  • Informational environments : effects of use, effective designs / Jürgen Buder, Friedrich W. Hesse, editors
    BF318

  • Leader development deconstructed / Matthew G. Clark, Craig W. Gruber, editors
    BF637.L4

  • The law of desire : on Lacan's 'Kant with Sade' / Dany Nobus
    BF173.L15

  • Doing poetic inquiry / Helen Owton
    BF204.5

  • Dialogues at the edge of American psychological discourse : critical and theoretical perspectives / Heather Macdonald, David Goodman, Brian Becker, editors
    BF 21 D53 2017eb
    Below we have provided very simple written essay and speech on the Mahatma Gandhi, a person who would always live in the heart of everyone. Every kid and children of the India know him by the name of Bapu or Father of the Nation. Using this you can help your kids and school going children to write essay or recite speech on the Mahatma Gandhi in their school

  • Early evolution of human memory : great apes, tool-making, and cognition / Héctor M. Manrique, Michael J. Walker
    BF 311 M36 2017eb

  • The structural trauma of western culture : toward the end of humanity / Yochai Ataria ; translated by Donna Bossin
    BF175.5.P75

  • The rationality quotient : toward a test of rational thinking / Keith E. Stanovich, Richard F. West, and Maggie E. Toplak
    BF 442 S728 2016eb

    Why are we surprised when smart people act foolishly? Smart people do foolish things all the time. Misjudgments and bad decisions by highly educated bankers and money managers, for example, brought us the financial crisis of 2008. Smart people do foolish things because intelligence is not the same as the capacity for rational thinking. The Rationality Quotient explains that these two traits, often (and incorrectly) thought of as one, refer to different cognitive functions. The standard IQ test, the authors argue, doesn't measure any of the broad components of rationality -- adaptive responding, good judgment, and good decision making.

    The authors show that rational thinking, like intelligence, is a measurable cognitive competence. Drawing on theoretical work and empirical research from the last two decades, they present the first prototype for an assessment of rational thinking analogous to the IQ test: the CART (Comprehensive Assessment of Rational Thinking).

    The authors describe the theoretical underpinnings of the CART, distinguishing the algorithmic mind from the reflective mind. They discuss the logic of the tasks used to measure cognitive biases, and they develop a unique typology of thinking errors. The Rationality Quotient explains the components of rational thought assessed by the CART, including probabilistic and scientific reasoning; the avoidance of "miserly" information processing; and the knowledge structures needed for rational thinking. Finally, the authors discuss studies of the CART and the social and practical implications of such a test. An appendix offers sample items from the test.


  • Common sense, the Turing Test, and the quest for real AI / Hector J. Levesque
    BF 441 L483 2017eb

    What can artificial intelligence teach us about the mind? If AI's underlying concept is that thinking is a computational process, then how can computation illuminate thinking? It's a timely question. AI is all the rage, and the buzziest AI buzz surrounds adaptive machine learning : computer systems that learn intelligent behavior from massive amounts of data. This is what powers a driverless car, for example. In this book, Hector Levesque shifts the conversation to "good old fashioned artificial intelligence," which is based not on heaps of data but on understanding commonsense intelligence. This kind of artificial intelligence is equipped to handle situations that depart from previous patterns -- as we do in real life, when, for example, we encounter a washed-out bridge or when the barista informs us there's no more soy milk.

    Levesque considers the role of language in learning. He argues that a computer program that passes the famous Turing Test could be a mindless zombie, and he proposes another way to test for intelligence -- the Winograd Schema Test, developed by Levesque and his colleagues. "If our goal is to understand intelligent behavior, we had better understand the difference between making it and faking it," he observes. He identifies a possible mechanism behind common sense and the capacity to call on background knowledge: the ability to represent objects of thought symbolically. As AI migrates more and more into everyday life, we should worry if systems without common sense are making decisions where common sense is needed.


  • Peak performance : elevate your game, avoid burnout, and thrive with the new science of success / Brad Stulberg ; Steve Magness
    BF 637 S4 S848 2017

    "A transfixing book on how to sustain peak performance and avoid burnout" -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take

    "An essential playbook for success, happiness, and getting the most out of ourselves." -- Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution

    "I doubt anyone can read Peak Performance without itching to apply something to their own lives." -- David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Sports Gene

    A few common principles drive performance, regardless of the field or the task at hand. Whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices that lead to great success are the same. In Peak Performance , Brad Stulberg, a former McKinsey and Company consultant and writer who covers health and the science of human performance, and Steve Magness, a performance scientist and coach of Olympic athletes, team up to demystify these practices and demonstrate how you can achieve your best.

    The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities -- from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic -- with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking. The result is a life-changing book in which you can learn how to enhance your performance via myriad ways including: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity; and developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose.

    In revealing the science of great performance and the stories of great performers across a wide range of capabilities, Peak Performance uncovers the secrets of success, and coaches you on how to use them. If you want to take your game to the next level, whatever "your game" may be, Peak Performance will teach you how.


  • Anatomy of a seance : a history of spirit communication in central Canada / Stan McMullin
    BF1242.C2 M36 2004eb

  • Longitudinal analysis : modeling within-person fluctuation and change / Lesa Hoffman
    BF 76.6 L65 H64 2015

    Longitudinal Analysis provides an accessible, application-oriented treatment of introductory and advanced linear models for within-person fluctuation and change. Organized by research design and data type, the text uses in-depth examples to provide a complete description of the model-building process. The core longitudinal models and their extensions are presented within a multilevel modeling framework, paying careful attention to the modeling concerns that are unique to longitudinal data. Written in a conversational style, the text provides verbal and visual interpretation of model equations to aid in their translation to empirical research results. Overviews and summaries, boldfaced key terms, and review questions will help readers synthesize the key concepts in each chapter.

    Written for non-mathematically-oriented readers, this text features:

    A description of the data manipulation steps required prior to model estimation so readers can more easily apply the steps to their own data An emphasis on how the terminology, interpretation, and estimation #65533; of familiar general linear models relates to those of more complex models for longitudinal data Integrated model comparisons, effect sizes, and statistical inference in each example to strengthen readers#65533; understanding of the overall model-building process Sample results sections for each example to provide useful templates for published reports Examples using both real and simulated data in the text, along with syntax and output for SPSS, SAS, STATA, and M plus #65533;at#65533;www.PilesOfVariance.com#65533;to help readers apply the models#65533;to their own data

    The book opens with the building blocks of longitudinal analysis#65533;general ideas, the general linear model for between-person analysis, and between- and within-person models for the variance and the options within repeated measures analysis of variance. Section 2 introduces unconditional longitudinal models including alternative covariance structure models to describe within-person fluctuation over time and random effects models for within-person change. Conditional longitudinal models are presented in section 3, including both time-invariant and time-varying predictors. Section 4 reviews advanced applications, including alternative metrics of time in accelerated longitudinal designs, three-level models for multiple dimensions of within-person time, the analysis of individuals in groups over time, and repeated measures designs not involving time. The book concludes with additional considerations and future directions, including an overview of sample size planning and other model extensions for non-normal outcomes and intensive longitudinal data.

    Class-tested at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and in intensive summer workshops, this is#65533;an ideal text for graduate-level courses on#65533;longitudinal analysis or general multilevel modeling taught in psychology, human development and family studies, education, business, and other behavioral, social, and health sciences. The book#65533;s accessible approach will also help those trying to learn on their own. Only familiarity with general linear models (regression, analysis of variance) is needed for this text.


  • Why can't philosophers laugh? / Katrin Froese
    BF575.L3

  • Styrian witches in European perspective : ethnographic fieldwork / Mirjam Mencej
    BF1584

  • Handbook of positive psychology in intellectual and developmental disabilities translating research into practice / Karrie A. Shogren, Michael L. Wegmeyer, Nirbhay N. Singh, editors
    BF204.6

  • Deep drama exploring life as theatre / Karl E. Scheibe
    BF121

  • Irrepressible truth : on Lacan's 'The Freudian thing' / Adrian Johnston
    BF173

  • The psychologist's guide to professional development Greg Bohall, Mary-Jo Bautista
    BF76

  • Identity flexibility during adulthood perspectives in adult development / Jan D. Sinnott, editor
    BF724.5

  • Empathy : epistemic problems and cultural-historical perspectives of a cross-disciplinary concept / Vanessa Lux, Sigrid Weigel, editors
    BF 575 E55 E47 2017eb

  • Handbook of the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness / Lydia Woodyatt, Everett L. Worthington Jr., Michael Wenzel, Brandon J. Griffin, editors
    BF637.F67

  • The perception and cognition of visual space / Paul Linton
    BF241

  • Self-control to the rescue! : super powers to help kids through the tough stuff in everyday life / Lauren Brukner ; Illustrated by Apsley,
    BF 723 S25 B778 2017

    The self-control super hero is back! This time, they've come prepared with simple strategies to tackle the difficult emotions and challenges of everyday life. From the morning routine to making friends at recess, paying attention in class and getting a good night's sleep, this guide will help children stay on track and save the day!

    Focussing on specific times of the day that present particular challenges, the book uses illustrations and simple language to describe breathing exercises, stretching, and visualization techniques to help children aged 4-7 keep calm and in control. Suitable for all children, but especially those with sensory and emotional regulation difficulties, this is an accessible guide with extra tips and resources for parents, educators or therapists.


  • My book of feelings / Tracey Ross ; illustrated by Rosy Salaman
    BF 723 E6 R67 2017

    Even though you can't see them, we all have feelings.

    Some feelings are fluffy and make us feel good. Some are sharp and make us unhappy. Sometimes we have fluffy and sharp feelings at the same time! It's ok to have different types of feelings, but there are some things we can do to let the sharp feelings out when they get too big, or when we have too many.

    This picture book is ideal for children ages 5 and above to help them understand why they might experience different emotions, and what they can do to help them manage their emotions in a positive way. Written in simple language, this book will be an excellent tool for any child who finds it difficult to understand their emotions, particularly those with attachment difficulties, or a learning or developmental disability.


  • Seeing : how light tells us about the world / Tom Cornsweet
    BF 241 C654 2017
    Written by one of the pioneers in visual perception, Seeing provides an overview of the basics of sight, from the anatomy of the eye, to optical illusions, to the way neural systems process visual signs. To help readers better appreciate the most-used of our five senses, Tom Cornsweet describes the early physical and physiological processes that occur in human vision in relation to the forces of evolution. He also includes answers to common questions about vision--including those that many of us ask during a visit to an eye doctor--to illustrate how the study of vision can provide a better understanding of one's everyday relationship with sight.

  • The cultural politics of emotion / Sara Ahmed
    BF 531 A585 2015

    Praise for the first edition

    "Ahmed's work contributes to cultural studies and rhetorical theory by elaborating a process through which we can approach everyday emotional practices as rich and complex sites interwoven in struggles for social change."--Rachel C. Riedner, JAC

    What do emotions do? How do emotions move us or get us stuck? In developing a theory of the cultural politics of emotion, Sara Ahmed focuses on the relationship between emotions, language, and bodies. She shows how emotions are named in speech acts, as well as how they involve sensations that can be felt not only emotionally, but physically. A new methodology for reading 'the emotionality of texts' is offered as are analyses of the role of emotions in debates on international terrorism, asylum and migration, and reconciliation and reparation. Attending to the intersections between race, gender, and sexuality, The Cultural Politics of Emotion is in dialogue with key trends in gender studies and cultural studies, the psychology and sociology of emotions, and phenomenology and psychoanalysis. It takes as its point of entry different emotions -- pain, hate, fear, disgust, shame, and love -- and reflects on the role of emotions in feminist and queer politics.

    In a special afterword to this tenth anniversary edition, Ahmed explains to readers how this classic book relates to other key works in the emergent field of affect studies and also reflects on the way the book has been part of her own intellectual trajectory.


  • The Psychology of adaptation to absurdity : tactics of make-believe / Seymour Fisher, State University of New York, Health Science Center at Syracuse, Rhoda L. Fisher, private practice, Syracuse, New York
    BF 175.5 F36 F57 2014
    The major goal of this book is to explore and integrate all that is scientifically known about the utility of magical plans and strategies for coping with life's inevitable absurdities. Make-believe has great adaptive value and helps the average individual to function better in cultures saturated with puzzling contradictions. This book traces the origins of pretending (illusion-construction) and the developmental phases of this skill. Further, it analyzes how parents depend on pretending to secure conformity and self-control from their children. It unravels the ways in which make-believe is utilized to defend against death-anxiety and feelings of fragility. It examines the relationship between pretending and the classical defense mechanisms -- and particularly weighs the evidence bearing on the potential protective power of embracing religious beliefs. Finally, it defines the diverse contributions of make-believe to the construction of the self-concept, the defensive maneuvers typifying psychopathology, and the maintenance of somatic health. In short, this book pulls together a spectrum of scientific information concerning the defensive value of illusory make-believe in coping with those aspects of life -- such as death, loss, suffering, and injustice -- that are experienced as unreasonable and beyond understanding.

    The volume is unique not only in the breadth of the literature it analyzes but also in demonstrating the contribution of make-believe to both the psychological and somatic aspects of behavior. No previous work has documented in such detail and across so many domains how basic the capacity to engage in make-believe is to human adaptation.

  • Bornstein's miracle memory course
    BF 385 B6

  • Preterm birth and psychological development / edited by Sarah L. Friedman, Marian Sigman
    BF 720 P7P73
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