• Psychological methodology
      February 2017

      Cognitive Interventions

      by Martin Hautzinger/Patrick Pössel

      Cognitive interventions and therapeutic techniques play a central role in psychotherapy, regardless of the type of disorder that is being treated. The methods that therapists have at their disposition can be divided into thought control techniques, cognitive restructuring, and metacognitive interventions, which can be supplemented by mindfulness intervention and emotion regulation techniques. This title provides the reader with a comprehensive introduction into cognitive interventions and recommendations on diagnostic methods that derive from the interventions. Case studies illustrate the different steps of each procedure. Target Group: students of psychology or medicine, psychotherapists, specialists for psychiatry and psychotherapy, specialists for psychosomatic medicine, clinical psychologists, and coaches

    • Psychological methodology
      November 2013

      About The Boys

      Stories from the Urban Community

      by Author(s): Lynn Maddern

      At a time of unprecedented international immigration, seven Somali and African Caribbean boys are working their way through primary and secondary education. It is inner city Bristol and, like large cities across the UK, local communities and schools are receiving many thousands of Somali refugees on their doorstep. As new priorities are swiftly established in the staff room, a new pecking order develops in the playground.In an attempt to improve relations between rival groups, seven boys are referred into a Year 6 social skills group run by the author. Five years later she meets the boys again, and at home with their mothers, grandmothers and siblings, hears stories of exclusion and disappointment, success and ambition as they progress towards their GCSE examinations.Drawn from the author’s doctoral research, this engaging and emotionally honest book offers gripping stories from young people who live at the leading edge of demographic change; a critical discourse on the underachievement of Black and Somali children; a detailed account of the use of a performance narrative methodology; and an exploration of the author’s positioning as a White researcher working with Black participants.About the Boys is vital reading for those interested in the attainment of Black and Somali children and in schools and communities coping with demographic change. It is of particular relevance to students and researchers of narrative inquiry.

    • Human growth & development
      October 2012

      Freud

      A Mosaic

      by Author(s): Roger Hunt

      This monograph was written in the heat of a kind of intellectual defense against the feelings of psychosis experienced during the author’s fieldwork whilst training to become an analyst. Its coming into being required such an induction as it synthesizes sporadic thoughts which have been plaguing him for some time now. The discourse is – to put it one way – organic; though embedded within the chaos is a model of behavior based on psychoanalytic theory, which can be used to conceptualize the explosion of data emanating from the neurosciences. This is also a reflection on how psychoanalytic theory can take over your mind, if you only let it. You, if you are an empathic reader, should be able to sense the various feeling states that the author was in while writing these sections, and hopefully use that recognition to organize the plethora of theoretical meanderings into an understanding of psychoanalysis that is all your own.

    • Experimental psychology
      February 2015

      Different Psychological Perspectives on Cognitive Processes

      Current Research Trends in Alps-Adria Region

      by Editor(s): Alessandra Galmonte, Rossana Actis-Grosso

      This book highlights some of the main lines of research in cognitive psychology in the Alps-Adria region, which, being geographically located in the centre of the European continent, encompasses eleven regions from six different countries: namely, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Serbia and Slovenia. The reason for bringing together authors from different geographical areas and with different approaches to the broad discipline defined as Cognitive Science is detailed in the first section of this book, which outlines a brief history of psychology in each country in the region and provides an overview of the spirit that characterizes the Alps-Adria working community. The Alps-Adria Rector Conference “believes that harmonious coexistence and efficient collaboration of the peoples and communities of the different regions constitute the characteristics and specificities of the present cultural landscape of the Alps-Adria region in Europe.”It is in this spirit that this book has been edited, underscoring the concept of unity in diversity that has characterized the Alps-Adriatic community. Furthermore, such unity is now a necessary attribute for science, where interdisciplinarity is both highly encouraged and increasingly accepted. The second and third sections of the book are devoted to situating this interdisciplinarity in the framework of cognitive science. As such, this book will serve as a basis for fruitful exchange not only inside the community, but also beyond both geographical and theoretical borders.

    • Teaching of students with English as a second language (TESOL)
      September 2013

      Assessing L2 Students with Learning and Other Disabilities

      by Editor(s): Dina Tsagari, George Spanoudis

      This edited volume discusses the theoretical, ethical and practical considerations involved in the assessment of Second Language Learners (SLLs) with Specific Language Learning Disorders (SpLD), such as dyslexia and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, and with other disabilities like visual and hearing impairments. The volume contains 14 chapters. These explore various theoretical models and research findings that identify and evaluate the language and special needs of SLLs with SpLD and other disabilities and evaluate the effectiveness of the accommodation practices employed so far. The studies involve both high-stakes tests and classroom-based assessments conducted by professionals and researchers working in the areas of psychology, special education and second/foreign language testing and assessment from various countries around the globe, including the USA, Canada, New Zealand and European countries such as Italy, UK, Greece, Germany, and Slovenia. The volume accommodates high-quality submissions that cover a gap in a research area that has long been in need of theoretical and empirical attention. This volume will become a valuable point of reference and springboard for future research initiatives.

    • Human growth & development
      October 2012

      Freud

      A Mosaic

      by Author(s): Roger Hunt

      This monograph was written in the heat of a kind of intellectual defense against the feelings of psychosis experienced during the author’s fieldwork whilst training to become an analyst. Its coming into being required such an induction as it synthesizes sporadic thoughts which have been plaguing him for some time now. The discourse is – to put it one way – organic; though embedded within the chaos is a model of behavior based on psychoanalytic theory, which can be used to conceptualize the explosion of data emanating from the neurosciences. This is also a reflection on how psychoanalytic theory can take over your mind, if you only let it. You, if you are an empathic reader, should be able to sense the various feeling states that the author was in while writing these sections, and hopefully use that recognition to organize the plethora of theoretical meanderings into an understanding of psychoanalysis that is all your own.

    • Teaching of students with English as a second language (TESOL)
      September 2013

      Assessing L2 Students with Learning and Other Disabilities

      by Editor(s): Dina Tsagari, George Spanoudis

      This edited volume discusses the theoretical, ethical and practical considerations involved in the assessment of Second Language Learners (SLLs) with Specific Language Learning Disorders (SpLD), such as dyslexia and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, and with other disabilities like visual and hearing impairments. The volume contains 14 chapters. These explore various theoretical models and research findings that identify and evaluate the language and special needs of SLLs with SpLD and other disabilities and evaluate the effectiveness of the accommodation practices employed so far. The studies involve both high-stakes tests and classroom-based assessments conducted by professionals and researchers working in the areas of psychology, special education and second/foreign language testing and assessment from various countries around the globe, including the USA, Canada, New Zealand and European countries such as Italy, UK, Greece, Germany, and Slovenia. The volume accommodates high-quality submissions that cover a gap in a research area that has long been in need of theoretical and empirical attention. This volume will become a valuable point of reference and springboard for future research initiatives.

    • Psychological methodology
      November 2013

      About The Boys

      Stories from the Urban Community

      by Author(s): Lynn Maddern

      At a time of unprecedented international immigration, seven Somali and African Caribbean boys are working their way through primary and secondary education. It is inner city Bristol and, like large cities across the UK, local communities and schools are receiving many thousands of Somali refugees on their doorstep. As new priorities are swiftly established in the staff room, a new pecking order develops in the playground.In an attempt to improve relations between rival groups, seven boys are referred into a Year 6 social skills group run by the author. Five years later she meets the boys again, and at home with their mothers, grandmothers and siblings, hears stories of exclusion and disappointment, success and ambition as they progress towards their GCSE examinations.Drawn from the author’s doctoral research, this engaging and emotionally honest book offers gripping stories from young people who live at the leading edge of demographic change; a critical discourse on the underachievement of Black and Somali children; a detailed account of the use of a performance narrative methodology; and an exploration of the author’s positioning as a White researcher working with Black participants.About the Boys is vital reading for those interested in the attainment of Black and Somali children and in schools and communities coping with demographic change. It is of particular relevance to students and researchers of narrative inquiry.

    • Experimental psychology
      February 2015

      Different Psychological Perspectives on Cognitive Processes

      Current Research Trends in Alps-Adria Region

      by Editor(s): Alessandra Galmonte, Rossana Actis-Grosso

      This book highlights some of the main lines of research in cognitive psychology in the Alps-Adria region, which, being geographically located in the centre of the European continent, encompasses eleven regions from six different countries: namely, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Serbia and Slovenia. The reason for bringing together authors from different geographical areas and with different approaches to the broad discipline defined as Cognitive Science is detailed in the first section of this book, which outlines a brief history of psychology in each country in the region and provides an overview of the spirit that characterizes the Alps-Adria working community. The Alps-Adria Rector Conference “believes that harmonious coexistence and efficient collaboration of the peoples and communities of the different regions constitute the characteristics and specificities of the present cultural landscape of the Alps-Adria region in Europe.”It is in this spirit that this book has been edited, underscoring the concept of unity in diversity that has characterized the Alps-Adriatic community. Furthermore, such unity is now a necessary attribute for science, where interdisciplinarity is both highly encouraged and increasingly accepted. The second and third sections of the book are devoted to situating this interdisciplinarity in the framework of cognitive science. As such, this book will serve as a basis for fruitful exchange not only inside the community, but also beyond both geographical and theoretical borders.

    • Psychological methodology
      April 2018

      Touch in the Helping Professions

      Research, Practice and Ethics

      by Martin Rovers; Judith Malette; Manal Guirguis-Younger

      Inappropriate touch cases have sparked public outcry and made headlines, but a discussion on the importance and ethics of positive, caring, appropriate touch in the helping professions such as teaching, nursing and counselling is long overdue.

    • Advice on careers & achieving success

      Psychological Testing

      The Essential Guide to Using and Surviving the Most Popular Recruitment and Career Development Tests

      by Stephanie Jones

      Both private and public sector organisations, and both employers and recruitment agencies, use psychological selection tests as part of their recruitment processes. Worldwide, and especially in electronic formats, these tests are increasingly used for speeding-up, standardising and professionalising the task of putting the right people in the right jobs.'Psychological Testing' is an easy-to-follow guide to the most popular selection tests on the market. It takes a broad, international perspective and explores developments in web-based testing services, which have revolutionised the industry.This book seeks to answer all your key questions, including:For employers, recruiting consultancies and agencies:- What are the benefits of using psychological testing for your organisation?- Which kinds of tests are available and how should they be used?- What are the specific applications for each of the tests, and their advantages and disadvantages?- What is good - and bad - practice in test usage in recruitment?- Can these tests also be used for subsequent employee deployment and development, such as creating teams, training needs analysis, and career-planning?For employees and job-seekers:- What happens if you are required to take a selection test?- What will these tests reveal about you?- What do previous test-takers think about each of these tests?- How can you prepare for the process of testing generally?- How can you overcome test phobia, fear of the unknown and a feeling of intrusion?With detailed information on numerous tests, 'Psychological Testing' is your invaluable handbook, whichever side of the desk you're on.

    • Psychological methodology
      November 1999

      Statistics with Confidence

      An Introduction for Psychologists

      by Smithson, Michael

      This textbook offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to statistics for all undergraduate psychology students, but particularly those in their second and third years who have already covered an initial introductory course. It covers all of the key areas in quantitative methods including sampling, significance tests, regression, and multivariate techniques and incorporates a range of exercises and problems at the end of each chapter for the student to follow. The free CD-ROM with tutorial modules complements and enhances the exercises in the text, offers scope for distance learning, and makes both the traditional and non-traditional approaches much more accessible. Key points of the book a

    • Psychological methodology
      September 2005

      The Psychology Research Handbook

      A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

      by Leong, Frederick T. L.

      The book that established itself as a standard text and reference work for students seeking to master research methods and procedures in psychology has been updated and revised in this new edition! The Second Edition of The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants once again offers a comprehensive guide for understanding and conquering the entire research process. Editors Frederick T. L. Leong and James T. Austin have assembled a distinguished group of expert researchers who share skill sets accumulated as a result of years of practical exposure to the design, development, implementation, and documentation of research in psychology.

    • Psychological methodology
      March 2001

      Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology

      A Step-by-Step Guide for Students

      by Bell, Philip

      Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology is a thoroughly revised and expanded co-edition of the highly regarded Reasoning and Argument in Psychology, originally published by UNSW Press, Australia. It represents a comprehensive textbook for all undergraduates in psychology who need to undertake empirical research, taking them step-by-step through the process. In particular, it offers the a range of study skills enabling the student to understand the complex processes involved with psychological research, not really covered in other texts.

    • Psychological methodology
      March 2012

      Doing Your Qualitative Psychology Project

      by Sullivan, Cath

      While there are a number of books on qualitative psychological research, this book is unique as it leads students step-by-step through the process of using qualitative research for doing your project and writing your report.

    • Psychological methodology
      February 2008

      Understanding Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

      by Gavin, Helen

      This text covers basic and advanced qualitative and quantitative methods and grounds these in real psychological research.

    • Psychological methodology
      December 2007

      The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

      by Willig, Carla

      This volume will be an excellent reference resource for advanced students, lecturers and researchers who have a wish or need to learn about trends and developments related to qualitative research in psychology.

    • Psychological methodology
      April 2012

      Research Methods in Psychology

      by Breakwell, Glynis

      Thoroughly revised and updated, and edited by leading names in both quantitative and qualitative psychological research methods, this is the perfect textbook for both introductory and intermediate level undergraduate students. A new edition of one the leading psychological methods textbook brands.

    • Psychological methodology
      March 2013

      Successful Qualitative Research

      A Practical Guide for Beginners

      by Braun, Virginia

      This accessible, practical 'how to' guide provides students with a step-by-step toolkit of the why, when and how of qualitative methods, for anyone studying qualitative research or doing a research project.

    • Psychological methodology
      February 2014

      Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

      by Haslam, Alex

      This guide to the process of conducting psychological research from the ground up covers multiple methodologies, experimental and survey design, data analysis, ethics and report writing.

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