Psychology

Applied Psychology, 2nd Edition

Author: Julie Harrower,Tony Cassidy,Hugh Coolican

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 144416418X

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 7467

The ideal textbook for all areas of applied psychology options, including forensic/criminological psychology, health psychology, educational psychology, sports psychology, clinical/abnormal psychology, work/occupational psychology, environmental psychology and counselling - for students on A Level and undergraduate courses.
Psychology

Applied Psychology

Author: Hugh Coolican

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340927458

Category: Psychology

Page: 318

View: 7802

This edition is fully updated with all the latest developments within the applied psychology fields. It covers both the theoretical background and the practical day-to-day aspects of a career in psychology. It also contains a new chapter on counselling.
Psychology

An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Processes and Disorders

Author: David Groome,Hazel Dewart

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863776397

Category: Psychology

Page: 347

View: 4373

A comprehensive undergraduate textbook which uniquely provides, in a single volume, chapters on both normal cognitive function and related clinical disorder.
Psychology

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Author: Andrew M Lane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317499107

Category: Psychology

Page: 346

View: 666

The new edition of Sport and Exercise Psychology asks four fundamental questions that get to the heart of this flourishing discipline: What inner states influence what people think, feel, and behave? How can people manage or self-regulate their own inner states? How can sport and exercise psychology professionals help people manage their inner states? Is sport psychology just a placebo effect? Taking an applied perspective that bridges the gap between sport and exercise, the book answers these questions by covering the key topics in the field, including confidence, anxiety, self-regulation, stress and self-esteem. There are also chapters on the role of music in performance, imagery and exercise addiction. Each chapter is written by an expert in that field, and includes a range of features illustrating specific issues, either within the research literature or their practical application. This is a comprehensive and engaging overview of an evolving discipline, and will be essential reading to any student of sport and exercise psychology. It will also be of huge interest to athletes and coaches seeking an accessible understanding of the role of psychology in sport.
Education

Applied Psychology

Putting Theory Into Practice

Author: Debra Bekerian,Archie Levey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199235910

Category: Education

Page: 355

View: 7850

Applied Psychology: Putting theory into practice demonstrates how psychology theory is applied in the real world. Uniquely structured as a series of themed 'rooms', it is as novel and engaging as it is essential reading for student mapping a career in psychology.
Psychology

Applied Psychology

Research, Training and Practice

Author: Rowan Bayne,Gordon Jinks

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446274756

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 1365

Electronic Inspection Copy available to instructors here In this revised new edition, Bayne and Jinks expertly combine the professional and academic aspects of applied psychology. The contributing authors, all experts in their field, provide authoritative and engaging overviews of their areas of expertise and an important range of perspectives. The book is organised into three parts. The first part is a general context for applied psychology including a discussion of questions about evidence based practice. The second part discusses practice and training in a plethora of areas of applied psychology, including all of the traditional routes (for e.g. clinical, health and educational psychology), eight 'relative newcomers' to the field (for e.g. sport and forensic psychology) and four areas not always regarded as applied psychology: counselling, coaching, careers guidance and lecturing. The innovative third part is a roundtable of expert practitioners commenting on the new directions they would like to see in their areas of applied psychology. Applied Psychology: Research, Training and Practice 2nd Edition will be essential for all students considering a career in an applied field, either those studying applied psychology at undergraduate level or MSc students on applied psychology courses at this level.
Psychology

Clinical Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology

Author: Graham Davey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444164198

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 7266

Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life including case histories, research methods, ethical debate and learner activities. Each chapter opens with learning objectives to consolidate key points. A reading list and sample essay questions at the end of chapters enable further independent study. The series also offers an appreciation of multiple perspectives, examines the relationship between psychology and other cognate disciplines and discusses recent developments in each field. Topics in Applied Psychology will provide you with the tools you need to engage with, enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive grounding in the profession. Clinical Psychology provides an overview of both the academic and professional aspects of this field. The book is split into five clear sections: background, working with children and families, adult mental health, clinical neuropsychology and learning disabilities. Section one answers the question, what is clinical psychology?, explains the general principles of clinical practice and outlines the structure of current mental health service provision. Section two covers mental health issues involving work with children and families, such as childhood anxiety and depression and autistic spectrum disorders. Section three looks at adult mental health problems, such as anxiety, eating and personality disorders, depression, psychosis and their treatment. Sections four and five treat clinical neuropsychology and learning disabilities. Evidence-based research is included throughout to provide a balanced view of current theories addressing the origins of psychopathology, and treatments and interventions are evaluated to provide a broad and balanced view of the field. The integrated and interactive approach, combined with the comprehensive coverage, make this book the ideal companion for courses in applied clinical psychology. Other books in the series include: Criminal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology, Organizational and Work Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Education

Educational Psychology

Author: Tony Cline,Anthea Gulliford,Susan Birch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317517547

Category: Education

Page: 332

View: 6920

Educational Psychology, Second Edition offers a comprehensive overview of how key advances in social, developmental and cognitive psychology impact upon the role of educational psychologists working today. Written by leading researchers, the book also explores controversies and dilemmas in both research and practice, providing students with a balanced and cutting-edge introduction to both the field and the profession. Fully revised throughout, the new edition is written to encourage students to integrate their understanding of core psychological disciplines, as well as to consider what ‘evidence-based practice’ really means. Organized into two broad sections related to learning and behaviour, the book features a selection of vignettes from educational psychologists working in a range of contexts, as well as tasks and scenarios to support a problem-orientated approach to study. By integrating both research and everyday practice, the book is unique in engaging a critical appreciation of both the possibilities and limitations of educational psychology. It is the ideal book for any student wishing to engage with this important and evolving field of study.
Psychology

Job Feedback

Giving, Seeking, and Using Feedback for Performance Improvement

Author: Manuel London

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 113562609X

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 4143

This book demonstrates how managers can be more effective in gathering and processing performance information about subordinates, making ratings on performance appraisals and multisource feedback surveys, and feeding back this information in a way that is nonthreatening and leads to productive changes in behavior. It also shows how employees can gather, accept, and use meaningful performance information from appraisals, surveys, and informal discussions to change their own behavior. In doing so, the volume suggests how human resource practitioners and training professionals can help managers give and use feedback more effectively. Five years have elapsed since the first edition of Job Feedback was published. This revision covers the following updates in the field: *new theory and research on organizational performance management; *new methods for linking strategic planning with individual goal setting and development; *the emergence of globalization and cross-cultural factors affecting performance evaluations and the use of technology to collect performance data; and *new chapters on person perception, multisource feedback, team feedback, and feedback in multicultural organizations.
Psychology

Applied Social Psychology

Understanding and Addressing Social and Practical Problems

Author: Frank W. Schneider,Jamie A. Gruman,Larry M. Coutts

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412976383

Category: Psychology

Page: 486

View: 3316

This textbook serves as an introduction to the field of applied social psychology which focuses on understanding social and practical problems and on developing intervention strategies directed at the amelioration of such problems. A core feature of the book is attaining a balance between theory, research, and application. In the Second Edition, the contributing authors have updated the text with the latest research and incorporated current examples that students can relate to.
Psychology

Health Psychology

Author: Charles Abraham,Mark Conner,Fiona Jones,Daryl O'Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317690516

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 2660

The new edition of Health Psychology is the perfect introduction to this rapidly developing field. Throughout the book, the psychological processes that shape health-related behaviours, and affect core functions such as the immune and cardiovascular systems, are clearly explained. These relationships provide the foundation for psychological interventions which can change cognition, perception and behaviour, thereby improving health. The book is split into five sections, and builds to provide a comprehensive overview of the field: the biological basis of health and illness stress and health coping resources: social support and individual differences motivation and behaviour relating to patients Extensively revised to include new material on behavioural change, the role of stress, resilience and social support, recovery from work, and the care of people with chronic disease, the book also includes a range of features which highlight key issues, and engage readers in applying what we have learned from research. This is essential reading for any undergraduates studying this exciting field for the first time, and the perfect primer for those embarking on postgraduate study.
Medical

Health Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology

Author: Charles Abraham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444164228

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 9719

Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life including case histories, research methods, ethical debate and learner activities. Each chapter opens with learning objectives to consolidate key points. A reading list and sample essay questions at the end of chapters enable further independent study. The series also offers an appreciation of multiple perspectives, examines the relationship between psychology and other cognate disciplines and discusses recent developments in each field. Topics in Applied Psychology will provide you with the tools you need to engage with, enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive grounding in the profession. Health Psychology guides the reader through core issues in health psychology research and practice. Each chapter builds on previous ones so that the text provides an overview of the field rather than presenting a compendium of topics. The book discusses mechanisms, models and methods and examines how biological, cognitive, affective and social processes impact on health and illness. It also explores how stress and coping mechanisms affect health behaviours and the psychological determinants of health behaviour. Two chapters focus on how psychological research can be applied to change health-related attitudes and behaviours. Communication between the patient and practitioner is examined as is the role of the health psychologist. The integrated and interactive approach, combined with the comprehensive coverage, make this book the ideal companion for courses in health psychology. Other books in the series include: Clinical Psychology, Criminal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Organizational and Work Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Psychology

Applied Social Psychology

Understanding and Managing Social Problems

Author: Linda Steg,Kees Keizer,Abraham P. Buunk,Talib Rothengatter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316982548

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 6217

Applied Social Psychology combines the science of social psychology with the practical application of solving social problems that exist in the real world. This exciting textbook provides a thorough explanation of how social psychologists can contribute to the understanding and management of different social problems. A highly prestigious team of contributors from across Europe and the United States illustrate how social psychological theories, research methods and intervention techniques can be successfully applied to problems encountered in the fields of physical and mental health, immigration and integration, economic behaviour, political behaviour, environmental behaviour, organisations and the classroom. This expanded edition also features new chapters on the dynamic fields of consumer behaviour, traffic behaviour, criminal behaviour, sport and development aid. Each field studied features an overview of important problems, the role of human behaviour in these problems, the factors influencing relevant behaviour, and effective ways to change this behaviour. This is an essential volume for all undergraduate and graduate students studying applied social psychology.
Psychology

Ethics and Values in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Second Edition

Author: Joel Lefkowitz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317241894

Category: Psychology

Page: 604

View: 8131

Ethics and Values in Industrial-Organizational Psychology was one of the first books to integrate work from moral philosophy, moral psychology, I-O psychology, and political and social economy, as well as business. It incorporates these perspectives into a "framework for taking moral action" and presents a practical model for ethical decision making. The second edition has added a chapter on Virtue Theory, including its application in I-O, Organizational behavior (OB) and business; expands Moral Psychology to two chapters, with more attention to moral emotions, effects of the "dark side" of personality, and the intuitionist model of moral judgment; expands the sections on social and economic justice; and expands the treatment of the Responsible Conduct of Research with a new chapter on Research Integrity. Examples from I-O research and practice, as well as current business events, are offered throughout. It is ideal for ethics and I-O courses at the graduate level.
Psychology

The Psychology of the Internet

Author: Patricia Wallace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316432254

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 5736

An engaging and research-based text, The Psychology of the Internet provides a balanced overview of the psychological aspects of cyberspace. It explores crucial questions about the internet's effects on human behavior, such as why we often act in uncharacteristic ways in online environments and how social media influence the impressions we form and our personal relationships. The book's balanced approach to the subject encourages readers to think critically about the psychology of the internet, and how and why their own online behavior unfolds. Drawing on classic and contemporary research, this second edition examines new trends in internet technology, online dating, online aggression, group dynamics, child development, prosocial behavior, online gaming, gender and sexuality, privacy and surveillance, the net's addictive properties, and strategies for shaping the net's future.
Psychology

Complete Psychology

Author: Graham Davey,Christopher Sterling,Andy Field

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444145304

Category: Psychology

Page: 752

View: 1050

The new edition of Complete Psychology is the definitive undergraduate textbook. It not only fits exactly with the very latest BPS curriculum and offers integrated web support for students and lecturers, but it also includes guidance on study skills, research methods, statistics and careers. Complete Psychology provides excellent coverage of the major areas of study . Each chapter has been fully updated to reflect changes in the field and to include examples of psychology in applied settings, and further reading sections have been expanded. The companion website, www.completepsychology.co.uk, has also been fully revised and now contains chapter summaries, author pages, downloadable presentations, useful web links, multiple choice questions, essay questions and an electronic glossary. Written by an experienced and respected team of authors, this highly accessible, comprehensive text is illustrated in full colour, and quite simply covers everything students need for their first-year studies as well as being an invaluable reference and revision tool for second and third years.
Business & Economics

Justice in the Workplace

From Theory to Practice

Author: Russell Cropanzano

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805826947

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5533

Justice in the Workplace acts as a central reference point for application of organizational justice and helps human resource managers relate the importance of justice to their work environments. Forming much of this book's content, outcomes, processes, and interpersonal treatment are three powerful tools for building and maintaining workplace justice. In Part I these books are discussed at a theoretical level. Part II applies these theories to several issues important to both human resource management and society. And Part III looks at organizational justice in the years ahead. Compared to the first volume, this book will appeal to practitioners and researchers in such applied areas as human resource management, industrial organizational psychology, and management.
Psychology

A Brief History of Modern Psychology, 2nd Edition

Author: Ludy T. Benjamin Jr.

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 111880354X

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 7477

In A Brief History of Modern Psychology, 2nd Edition, Ludy Benjamin, leading historian in the field, discusses the history of both the science and the practice of psychology since the establishment of the first experimental psychology laboratory in 1879.
Psychology

Criminal Psychology

Author: David Canter

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134697716

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 2885

This thoroughly updated and revised new edition provides an essential overview of a full range of psychological contributions to the understanding of crime and the processes of dealing with offenders and helping their victims. From the cognitive, developmental and social processes that influence a diverse range of crimes, including burglary, fraud, rape and murder, to the challenges faced by the police and courts in investigating crime or securing reliable testimony, the text is packed with pedagogical features that bring this fascinating subject to life. These include boxes highlighting key topics or issues around research methods, further reading and suggested essay titles. Also including chapters on rehabilitation in prisons and the psychology of victims, the text examines hot topics such as gang membership and terrorism, as well as discussing how psychology may better understand criminals and criminal behaviour in the future. It builds to a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field. It will be ideal for students across psychology, criminology and socio-legal studies and law.
Psychology

Applied Psychology

Current Issues and New Directions

Author: Rowan Bayne,Ian Horton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941507

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 1680

`This is a competently edited, reader-friendly publication which fills a previously empty niche in the market. Every applied psychologist should have a copy well within arm's length' - British Journal of Educational Psychology Applied Psychology: Current Issues and New Directions is an exciting new textbook and a perfect resource for students taking either a focussed degree in applied psychology or a module as part of a wider psychology degree program. Given its breadth of coverage it should also be essential background reading on courses looking in depth at one of the many areas of professional psychological practice. The book is divided into two parts. In Part One, the book reviews the traditional branches of applied psychology (i.e. clinical, educational and occupational psychology); some relative newcomers (counselling psychology, forensic and health psychology); and some less obvious areas (careers guidance, counselling, academia) addressing such issues as training, future trends and developments within each field. Part Two offers discussion of more generic issues facing professional psychologists including the role of research and evidence-based practice in everyday work; trends in higher education; and continuing professional development. The book concludes with a `Round-Table' discussion involving leading psychologists commenting on trends and new directions in their respective fields. Key features of this book: - Consistently pedagogical throughout - chapter summaries, questions for reflection and discussion and annotated further reading in every chapter - Comprehensive coverage - all areas of applied psychology included - Related to the `real world' - by reviewing the issues and offering practical advice, this text should help prospective applied psychologists make informed decisions about their careers.