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What are the two basic psychological dimensions of emotions? How do you define abnormal behavior? Is extrasensory perception real? What is Viktor Frankl known for? With Psychology: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more.
Frank Bruno explains all the major psychological theories and terms in this book, covering perception, motivation, thinking, personality, sensation, intelligence, research methods, and much more.
At most universities, introductory psychology is one of the most popular courses. Th is refl ects
the interest which most people have in understanding human behaviour – both their own, and
that of others. While an introductory course should acknowledge this interest, it must also be an
introduction to psychology as a discipline, providing a coherent understanding of the nature of
psychology. In meeting these goals, the choice of a textbook is oft en crucial.
The moving stories that people with a mental illness have published were the
inspiration for this work, and we are deeply indebted to all those people who have
shared their experiences with others in order to enhance our understanding. We
have written this book to share a model of psychological recovery from mental
illness which was derived from many personal accounts. There is a large and growing
scholarly literature on recovery, most of which is in broad agreement about the
elements of recovery and the many influences on the course of mental illness and its
impact on the individual...
If I were to use only a few words to summarize my goal for this book, as
well as my teaching philosophy, that’s what I would say. Students fi rst. I believe
that an eff ective textbook must be oriented to students—informing them,
engaging them, and exciting them about the fi eld and helping them connect
it to their worlds. When students are engaged and challenged, they understand
psychology at a deep and meaningful level.
Luckily, psychology is a science that is inherently interesting to students.
Today’s society is fascinated by crime. Crime and deviance have
taken on a cultural significance they never previously had. As a
result, crime is a hot topic in the media and one that leads people to
be continually exposed to criminal events, portrayals of those who
commit them, and the suffering of victims. Most of the crime we
experience, we experience vicariously. But the bias in crime reporting
is such that it is easy to get the wrong idea about the reality of crime.
Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.
This chapter will begin with an overview of the reproductive systems, identifying the anatomy and physiology of the male and female systems. Some of the common diseases associated with this system will be addressed. The effect these diseases have on the individual and their partner will also be examined; this will enable the reader to explore both the physiological components of the disease process and the associated psychological aspects.
Is this chapter, we will introduce you to the fundamentals of testing: why
testing is needed; its limitations, objectives and purpose; the principles
behind testing; the process that testers follow; and some of the psychological
factors that testers must consider in their work. By reading this chapter you'll
gain an understanding of the fundamentals of testing and be able to describe
The publication of a medical textbook for a new or emerging field always signals a turning point—a shift
toward greater awareness of theories, basic science research, and modes of clinical practice at the cutting
edge of medicine. Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine represents just such a coming of
age for an important new clinical and scientific field.
Industrial psychology began almost as soon as psychology had developed
enough of a science for it to be applied to industry. As early as the 1890s,
Hugo Munsterberg, the German American psychologist, was involved with
the selection of street car operators (cf. Koppes, 2007), and by the 1920s,
business applications of psychology in employee selection, advertising, and
organizational design were thriving. Industrial psychology was one of the
four original specialties of the American Board of Professional Psychology
(ABPP) in 1947.
This collection of new and previously published essays reflects the major research and thought of one of today's preeminent philosophers of mind. The first seven essays are philosophical pieces that focus on mental representation and the foundations of intentionality; they are followed by four psychological essays on cognitive architecture. In his eloquent introduction, Fodor shows how the two areas are thematically united and epistemologically related, highlighting his interest in finding alternatives to holistic accounts of cognitive content.Jerry A.
Meinong is nowadays principally remembered as an ontologist, his ideas valued as anticipations
of work in rather deviant fields of logic and semantics. The Meinongian ontology was not,
however, developed for its own sake, and its logical and semantic implications were far from
being uppermost in Meinong's mind.
THIS second edition, like the first, is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource tool.
Because of the positive response to the organization of the original text, the format
has remained the same. The Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention is divided into four
sections: Treatment Planning, Special Assessment, Skill-Building Resources, and Clinical/
Business Forms. The handbook concept has evolved and expanded, building on the strong
foundation of the first edition.
Physiology plays a major role in the scientific foundation of medicine and other
subjects related to human health and physical performance. Pharmacology is the
science which deals with the effects of drugs on living systems and their use in the
treatment of disease. This book is designed to enhance students’ understanding of
physiology and pharmacology via a series of case studies involving human disease
and its treatment.
Traditional university teaching methods focus on informing students in terms of
physiological and pharmacological theory.
Huairou Commission member in Binga District in the
Northwest of Zimbabwe, Ntengwe for Community
Development, with support from the Huairou
Commission, carried out an on-going land, property and
inheritance project at the grassroots level to provide
direction in the implementation of land rights and
property and inheritance rights for women and girls
through the support of women’s groups and community
dialogue. Watchdog groups were set up with 15 women
in each group. Women meet monthly for sharing
challenges and lessons learned.
Every clinician knows that the human relationship with the person diagnosed with a psychotic
disorder and particularly schizophrenia is the cornerstone of effective therapy and
the foundation for recovery. This was one of the major tenets of an earlier generation of
psychotherapeutic effort in schizophrenia and related psychoses but had drifted out of focus
during the 1980s with the rise of an excessively narrowbiological psychiatry and the decline
of the traditional psychoanalytic approach.
Cognition encompasses the scientific study of the human mind and how it
processes information; it focuses on one of the most difficult of all mysteries
that humans have addressed. The mind is an enormously complex system
holding a unique position in science: by necessity, we must use the mind to
study itself, and so the focus of study and the instrument used for study are
recursively linked. The sheer tenacity of human curiosity has in our own lifetimes
brought answers to many of the most challenging scientific questions we
have had the ambition to ask.
As is the case with all of the volumes in this series, this book seeks
to serve as a bridge between the vastly different worlds of psychology
and psychiatry, and the law, and specifically to guide those
boundary spanners — forensic mental health experts — who regularly
set foot in both worlds at once. In this case, we turn to the
civil law, which establishes a set of rights and duties that govern the
daily business of life, and the manner in which citizens interact
with one another.
Scientific realism has been advanced as an interpretation of the natural sciences but never the behavioral sciences. This exciting book introduces a novel version of scientific realism--Measured Realism--that characterizes the kind of theoretical progress in the social and psychological sciences that is uneven but indisputable. Trout proposes a theory of measurement--Population-Guided Estimation--that connects natural, psychological, and social scientific inquiry.