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Therapist's Guide to Substance Abuse Intervention (Paperback): Sharon L. Johnson Therapist's Guide to Substance Abuse Intervention (Paperback)
Sharon L. Johnson
R1,245 Discovery Miles 12 450 Special order

Author of AP's bestselling "Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention" now turns her attention to substance abuse intervention. The book will follow a similar format to her previous book, presenting information in easy to read outline form, with relevant forms, patient questionnaires, checklists, business documents, etc.
Part I discusses the social impact of substance abuse and provides a general overview of the physiological and psychological characteristics of abuse, DSM IV definition of abuse, and classifications of the varying types of drugs. Part II is the main section of the book and covers assessment, different stages of abuse/recovery, and treatment choices. Coverage includes the discussion of myriad self help choices (e.g. AA), group therapy, brief therapy, and more. Discussion will also include making a determination of treatment as inpatient or outpatient, and issues relevant to special populations (teenagers, geriatrics, comorbidity patients, etc.). Part III presents skill building resources. Part IV covers prevention, quality assurance, and also includes a glossary.
* Outlines treatment goals and objectives
* Outlines for assessing special circumstances
* Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 33 - Developmental Epidemiology of Mental Retardation and... International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 33 - Developmental Epidemiology of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (Hardcover, 33rd edition)
Laraine Masters Glidden; Volume editing by Richard C. Urbano, Robert M. Hodapp
R3,771 Discovery Miles 37 710 Special order

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is an ongoing scholarly look at research into the causes, effects, classification systems, syndromes, etc. of mental retardation. Contributors come from wide-ranging perspectives, including genetics, psychology, education, and other health and behavioral sciences.
International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is now available online at ScienceDirect - full-text online of volumes 23 onwards.
Elsevier book series on ScienceDirect gives multiple users throughout an institution
simultaneous online access to an important compliment to primary research. Digital
delivery ensures users reliable, 24-hour access to the latest peer-reviewed content. The
Elsevier book series are compiled and written by the most highly regarded authors in their
fields and are selected from across the globe using Elsevier s extensive researcher
network.
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*Discusses the developmental epidemiology of mental retardation and developmental disabilities
*Explores the cutting edge methodological, statistical, and theoretical advances within the field
*Section I serves as an introduction, Section II reviews the various measurements, and Section III focuses on the epidemiological findings"

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (Hardcover, New): Sanna Jarvela Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (Hardcover, New)
Sanna Jarvela
R1,724 Discovery Miles 17 240 Special order

Social and emotional aspects of schooling and the learning environment can dramatically affect one's attention, understanding, and memory for learning. This topic has been of increasing interest in both psychology and education, leading to an entire section being devoted to it in the third edition of the "International Encyclopedia of Education."Thirty-three articles from the Encyclopedia form this concise reference which focuses on such topics as social and emotional development, anxiety in schools, effects of mood on motivation, peer learning, and friendship and social networks.
Saves researchers time in summarizing in one place what is otherwise an interdisciplinary field in cognitive psychology, personality, sociology, and educationLevel of presentation focuses on critical research, leaving out the extraneous and focusing on need-to-know informationContains contributions from top international researchers in the fieldMakes MRW content affordable to individual researchers"

Early Development in Neurogenetic Disorders, Volume 40 (Hardcover, New): Deborah J. Fidler Early Development in Neurogenetic Disorders, Volume 40 (Hardcover, New)
Deborah J. Fidler
R3,709 Discovery Miles 37 090 Special order

This special issue is among the first volumes to examine the topic of early development in children with neurogenetic disorders associated with intellectual disability. It includes discussions of theoretical issues regarding the emergence of behavioural profiles during early development, as well as comprehensive accounts of early development in specific disorders such as Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Williams syndrome, and sex chromosome disorders. In addition, several contributions examine the latest clinical applications of this work for diagnosis, treatment, and education.

The main selling points of this volume are:

the comprehensive nature of the reviews of early development in neurogenetic disorders provided by top researchers in the field of developmental disabilities research.

innovation in the application of new approaches to this population, such dynamic systems theory and the developmental trajectory approach to studying these populations place this volume on the cutting edge of theoretical work in this area

this volume also addresses the implications of emerging behavioural phenotypes in neurogenetic disorders from many angles-the biological issues related to diagnosis, psychiatric issues related to comorbid conditions such as autism and autism spectrum disorder, and educational issues related to targeted intervention

The Self in Infancy, Volume 112 - Theory and Research (Hardcover): Philippe Rochat The Self in Infancy, Volume 112 - Theory and Research (Hardcover)
Philippe Rochat
R3,857 Discovery Miles 38 570 Special order

The origins of knowledge about the self is arguably the most fundamental problem of psychology. It is a classic theme that has preoccupied great psychologists, beginning with William James and Freud. On reading current literature, today's developmental psychologists and ethologists are clearly expressing a renewed interest in the topic. Furthermore, recent progress in the study of infant and animal behavior, provides important and genuinely new insights regarding the origins of self-knowledge.

This book is a collection of current theoretical views and research on the self in early infancy, prior to self-identification and the well-documented emergence of mirror self-recognition. The focus is on the early sense of self of the young infant. Its aim is to provide an account of recent research substantiating the precursors of self-recognition and self-identification. By concentrating on early infancy, the book provides an updated look at the origins of self-knowledge.

Cognition and Culture, Volume 103 - A Cross-Cultural Approach to Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover): J. Altarriba Cognition and Culture, Volume 103 - A Cross-Cultural Approach to Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover)
J. Altarriba
R1,424 Discovery Miles 14 240 Special order

While the main source of knowledge of human cognition has come from studies of information processing in a single culture, primarily within the U.S. or within certain countries in Europe, much research has also been conducted in other parts of the world. Can the study of cognition across cultures lead us to interesting conclusions about human cognition in general? Surely any general theory of language processing, for example, must be able to explain phenomena observed across cultures and not just within a single one. This book is an attempt to look at this issue of universals in thinking and understanding by providing a compendium of cross cultural investigations in the four major areas of cognitive psychology: (1) memory and knowledge representation, (2) language processing, (3) perception, and (4) reasoning and problem solving. The differences found across cultures are also fascinating and extremely informative. A final chapter provides a summary of the major findings reported in each of these areas.

The chapters included in this work were written for those interested in cross-cultural psychology and also those with an interest in cultural anthropology. The authors are well-known in the areas of cross-cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, and anthropology. However, the reader need not be an expert in any one of these fields to understand the conclusions and implications of the work reported here.

Issues, Theory, and Research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Volume 82 (Hardcover): Louise Kelley Issues, Theory, and Research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Volume 82 (Hardcover)
Louise Kelley
R1,428 Discovery Miles 14 280 Special order

Industrial/Organizational psychologists are a rather diverse group of people with a common interest in applying psychology to work settings. This is the conclusion reached by George Alliger in the opening chapter of this volume, setting the tone for the rest of the book, which attempts to expand our view of what can be considered as I/O psychology. The authors of the individual chapters are from a variety of backgrounds, not all of them directly associated with I/O psychology, and they discuss topics such as managerial success and training, as well as topics much more on the edge of I/O such as team-building and organizational theory. Thus, this volume makes an important statement about the potential diversity of our field. At the same time, it will help move us towards that diversity by providing insights and information in areas that should be, and are becoming part of the realm of I/O psychology. These insights into non-traditional topics, as well as particularly interesting approaches to more traditional areas, make this volume worthwhile and useful to almost anyone concerned with I/O psychology.

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 37 (Hardcover, 37th edition): H. Jane Brockmann, Timothy J. Roper, Marc Naguib,... Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 37 (Hardcover, 37th edition)
H. Jane Brockmann, Timothy J. Roper, Marc Naguib, Katherine E Wynne-Edwards, Chris Barnard, …
R2,762 Discovery Miles 27 620 Special order

"Advances in the Study of Behavior" was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and to their colleagues in neighboring fields.
This volume reflects many of the current themes in animal behavior including the evolution of social behavior, sexual selection and communication. It also reflects controversial topics on which the authors provide interesting, new insights.
Advances in the Study of Behavior is now available online at ScienceDirect full-text online from volume 30 onwards.

Movement and Action in Learning and Development - Clinical Implications for Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Hardcover, New):... Movement and Action in Learning and Development - Clinical Implications for Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Hardcover, New)
Ida J Stockman, Etc
R1,562 Discovery Miles 15 620 Special order

This book presents theories and clinical practices for dealing with children diagnosed with pervasive developmental disability or PDD. These are children who have a wide range of disabilities that affect their participation in even the most routine events of daily life, such as eating, dressing, bathing, and so on. Unlike many who are diagnosed with classic autism, however, these children seem to have normal social behavior, normal physical appearance, the ability to learn, hear, see, and move their bodies at will in other words, none of the well-known reasons that cause autistic and other children to develop differently. These children have the use of all their senses, but their brains are unable to process the information that is fed through them. While much new research is being done in genetics and neurobiology to explain why something in these children has gone fundamentally wrong with their development, clinicians and therapists who deal with them on a daily basis have needed to develop practical therapies based on how the children react to their environments.
Movement and Action in Learning and Development suggests that when therapists plan treatment strategies, children's experiences and interactions with the world should be given the same consideration as the limits of their biological makeups. Too often children diagnosed with PDD are lumped into therapy groups for the classically autistic, where the focus tends to be on the distance senses hearing and vision. Case studies presented in the first half of the book suggest that for children with PDD, there is a disconnect between the brain and the tactile-kinesthetic senses that involve body movement and physical interaction with the world. Movement, in turn, seems to be connected to perception, interpretation of the world around, and ultimately, the acquisition of knowledge. For children with PDD, "normal" learning seems to be limited not only by their tactile-kinesthetic sense but also by the lack of collaboration between all the senses. The second half of the book demonstrates how these new theories translate into clinical practices."

Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling (Hardcover): Howard E. A. Tinsley, Steven D. Brown Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling (Hardcover)
Howard E. A. Tinsley, Steven D. Brown
R4,244 Discovery Miles 42 440 Special order

Multivariate statistics and mathematical models provide flexible and powerful tools essential in most disciplines. Nevertheless, many practicing researchers lack an adequate knowledge of these techniques, or did once know the techniques, but have not been able to keep abreast of new developments. The Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling explains the appropriate uses of multivariate procedures and mathematical modeling techniques, and prescribe practices that enable applied researchers to use these procedures effectively without needing to concern themselves with the mathematical basis. The Handbook emphasizes using models and statistics as tools. The objective of the book is to inform readers about which tool to use to accomplish which task. Each chapter begins with a discussion of what kinds of questions a particular technique can and cannot answer. As multivariate statistics and modeling techniques are useful across disciplines, these examples include issues of concern in biological and social sciences as well as the humanities.

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 27 - Language and Communication in Mental Retardation... International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 27 - Language and Communication in Mental Retardation (Hardcover)
Leonard Abbeduto
R3,151 Discovery Miles 31 510 Special order

Language and communication problems have long figured prominently in the definition of mental retardation. Volume 27 of the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation focuses exclusively on these language and communication issues. The pace of research on language learning and use in mental retardation has increased in recent years and taken new direction. This revitalization has been fueled by three factors: 1) advances in genetic technologies allowing investigation of the behavioral phenotypes of well-defined syndromes, 2) an increased emphasis on maximizing abilities of individuals with mental retardation to live and succeed in a broader range of contexts and settings, and 3) theoretical debates concerning the mechanisms of language development and the nature of the human mind.
Contents in Language and Communication in Mental Retardation include syndromes (e.g., Down syndrome, Williams syndrome), domains of language skill (e.g., reading), and intervention strategies.
* Contains the most current research on genetic syndromes, including Williams syndrome, Down syndrome, and fragile X syndrome
* Outlines the most current research on language and communication intervention for persons with mental retardation
* Authors consider the implications of the research reviewed for both theory and clinical practice
* Authors bring state-of-the-art knowledge of cognitive science, developmental science, linguistic, and behavioral genetics to bear on important questions about language and mental retardation
* Includes new research on long-studied conditions (e.g., Down syndrome) and disorders that are of only recent interest to child language researchers (e.g., fetal alcohol syndrome)
* Includes a consideration of nonverbal, as well as verbal, communication

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Sexuality - Developmental and Forensic Psychology (Hardcover): Daniel S Bromberg, William T.... Handbook of Child and Adolescent Sexuality - Developmental and Forensic Psychology (Hardcover)
Daniel S Bromberg, William T. O'Donohue
R1,929 Discovery Miles 19 290 Special order

Adolescent and child sexuality is studied by developmental psychologists from a research perspective and is of interest to forensic psychologists dealing with abuse and custody issues as well as rape cases. In many cases, it is of interest whether the child in question was sexually active to understand the extent to which an underage minor might have voluntarily participated in sexual activity as opposed to having been coerced. Previously, researchers interested in the applications of their research needed to look to separate books, and forensic specialists needed to look to development books to find the information they may have needed. This handbook provides both audiences with the related information they need.
Encompasses normative behavior and clinical disorders in one source

Applies the information on development and behavior to forensic issues

Provides treatment information on sexual disorders in children

Provides information on children and adolescents in one volume

Acquired Aphasia (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Martha Taylor Sarno Acquired Aphasia (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Martha Taylor Sarno
R2,646 Discovery Miles 26 460 Special order

With chapters containing up to 50 percent new coverage, this book provides a thorough update of the latest research and development in the area of acquired aphasia. Coverage includes the symptoms of aphasia, assessment, neuropsychology, the specific linguistic deficits associated with aphasia, related disorders, recovery, and rehabilitation. This comprehensive compilation, written by some of the most knowledgeable workers in the field, provides an authoritative text and reference for graduate students, clinicians, and researchers.
Key Features
* Chapters include up to 50 percent new coverage
* Provides update of latest research in the field
* Includes writings by the most knowledgeable workers in the field
* Comprehensive, exhaustive reference tool

Clinician's Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment (Paperback): Michel Hersen Clinician's Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment (Paperback)
Michel Hersen
R1,487 Discovery Miles 14 870 Special order

Given the vast amount of research related to behavioral assessment, it is difficult for clinicians to keep abreast of new developments. In recent years, there have been advances in assessment, case conceptualization, treatment planning, treatment strategies for specific disorders, and considerations of new ethical and legal issues. Keeping track of advances requires monitoring diverse resources limited to specific disorders, many of which give short shrift to child assessment, overlooking developmental considerations. Much of the existing literature is either theoretical/research in focus or clinical in nature. Nowhere are the various aspects of child behavioral assessment placed in a comprehensive research/clinical context, nor is there much integration as to conceptualization and treatment planning. The Clinician's Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment was created to fill this gap, summarizing critical information for child behavioral assessment in a single source.
The Clinician's Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment provides a single source for understanding new developments in this field, cutting across strategies, techniques, and disorders. Assessment strategies are presented in context with the research behind those strategies, along with discussions of clinical utility, and how assessment and conceptualization fit in with treatment planning. The volume is organized in three sections, beginning with general issues, followed by evaluations of specific disorders and problems, and closing with special issues. To ensure cross chapter consistency in the coverage of disorders, these chapters are formatted to contain an introduction, assessment strategies, research basis, clinical utility, conceptualization and treatment planning, a case study, and summary. Special issue coverage includes child abuse assessment, classroom assessment, behavioral neuropsychology, academic skills problems, and ethical-legal issues. Suitable for beginning and established clinicians in practice, this handbook will provide a ready reference toward effective child behavioral assessment.

Clinical Neuropsychology - Behavioral and Brain Science (Paperback): John L. Bradshaw, Jason Mattingley Clinical Neuropsychology - Behavioral and Brain Science (Paperback)
John L. Bradshaw, Jason Mattingley
R1,138 Discovery Miles 11 380 Special order

Clinical Neuropsychology is an up-to-the minute overview of the major and many interesting minor disorders and behavioral syndromes caused by localized brain damage or abnormal brain functioning. The text combines clinical findings with studies on normal, healthy individuals to provide a comprehensive picture of the human brain's operation and function. Biological rather than cognitive in emphasis, Clinical Neuropsychology integrates findings across a broad range of disciplines. This text serves as an up-to-date reference source for clinicians, researchers, and graduate students and as a textbook for advanced undergraduate courses on clinical neuropsychology. Coverage includes the ramifications of localized brain damage/abnormal brain functioning on emotion, thought, language, and behavior, illustrative case histories, chapter overviews, and more than 700 recent references.
Key Features
* More than 700 recent references
* Extensive illustrations
* Interesting and unusual illustrative case histories from recent literature
* An overview and a list of important further readings end each chapter
* Comprehensive index

The Scientific Study of General Intelligence - Tribute to Arthur Jensen (Hardcover): Helmuth Nyborg The Scientific Study of General Intelligence - Tribute to Arthur Jensen (Hardcover)
Helmuth Nyborg
R3,478 Discovery Miles 34 780 Special order

This book celebrates two triumphs in modern psychology: the successful development and application of a solid measure of general intelligence; and the personal courage and skills of the man who made this possible - Arthur R. Jensen from Berkeley University.
The volume traces the history of intelligence from the early 19th century approaches, to the most recent analyses of the hierarchical structure of cognitive abilities, and documents the transition from a hopelessly confused concept of intelligence to the development of an objective measure of psychometric g. The contributions illustrate the impressive power g has with respect to predicting educational achievement, getting an attractive job, or social stratification.
The book is divided into six parts as follows: Part I presents the most recent higher-stream analysis of cognitive abilities, Part II deals with biological aspects of g, such as research on brain imaging, glucose uptake, working memory, reaction time, inspection time, and other biological correlates, and concludes with the latest findings in g-related molecular genetics. Part III addresses demographic aspects of g, such as geographic-, race-, and sex-differences, and introduces differential psychological aspects as well. Part IV concentrates on the g nexus, and relates such highly diverse topics as sociology, genius, retardation, training, education, jobs, and crime to g. Part V contains chapters critical of research on g and its genetic relationship, and also presents a rejoinder. Part VI looks at one of the greatest contemporary psychologists, Professor Emeritus Arthur R. Jensen as teacher and mentor.

Principles of Addictions and the Law - Applications in Forensic, Mental Health, and Medical Practice (Hardcover): Norman S.... Principles of Addictions and the Law - Applications in Forensic, Mental Health, and Medical Practice (Hardcover)
Norman S. Miller
R1,776 Discovery Miles 17 760 Special order

The book includes an examination of sources of law important to addiction and its treatment. The foundations for forensic work in professional legal testimony is explored (e.g., legal system, case law precedent, statutes governing addictions, civil and criminal procedures). The science of addiction is featured including the biology of addiction, addiction as a brain disease, responsibility vs. loss of control, development of addictions, and the role of genetics and environment. Drug testing, its uses with forensic populations, what the tests show and do not show, controversies in using tests in the general population also receives extensive treatment. Addiction and mental illness in forensic populations is highlighted for addiction treatment and continuing care. Case studies and landmark cases illustrate the role of alcohol, drug use, and addictions in legal decisions.
*Focused primarily on alcohol and drug addictions
*Case studies and landmark cases are included to illustrate the role of alcohol/drugs in legal decisions (e.g., the Exxon Valdez case)
*Brief overview of legal system and drug courts will be useful to clinicans, lawyers, administrators, and other professionals

Defense Mechanisms, Volume 136 - Theoretical, Research and Clinical Perspectives (Hardcover, New): Uwe Hentschel, Gudmund... Defense Mechanisms, Volume 136 - Theoretical, Research and Clinical Perspectives (Hardcover, New)
Uwe Hentschel, Gudmund SMith, Juris G. Draguns, Wolfram Ehlers
R2,333 Discovery Miles 23 330 Special order

The book is focused on defense mechanisms as theoretical constructs as well as the possibilities of their empirical registration by different methods, and the application of these constructs in different fields of psychology with special regard to concurrent and predictive validity. It is argued that defense mechanisms are in many ways to be seen as integrative constructs, not necessarily restricted to psychoanalytic theory and that the potential fields of their application have a wide ranging scope, comprising many fields of psychology. Consequently empirical studies are presented from the fields of clinical and personality psychology, psychotherapy research and psychosomatic phenomena and diseases. Methodological questions have a heavy weight in most of these studies.
* Provides coverage of relevant literature
* Covers different fields of application
* Attempts an integration of the contstruct of defense mechanisms into mainstream psychology
* Provides explanations of the theoretical basis of the construct of defense mechanisms

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 29 (Hardcover, 32 Ed): Laraine Masters Glidden International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 29 (Hardcover, 32 Ed)
Laraine Masters Glidden
R3,981 Discovery Miles 39 810 Special order

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is an ongoing scholarly look at research into the causes, effects, classification systems, syndromes, etc. of mental retardation. Contributors come from wide-ranging perspectives, including genetics, psychology, education, and other health and behavioral sciences.

Men and Depression - Clinical and Empirical Perspectives (Paperback): Sam Victor Cochran, Frederic E. Rabinowitz Men and Depression - Clinical and Empirical Perspectives (Paperback)
Sam Victor Cochran, Frederic E. Rabinowitz
R1,129 Discovery Miles 11 290 Special order

Men and Depression: Clinical and Empirical Perspectives is the only book currently available that integrates psychological theories and the latest research findings with clinical recommendations for working with men who are suffering from depression. This volume covers a wide range of topics and issues that relate to men and depression, including: assessment of male depression; statistics on depression in men; theories to explain depression in men; treating depression in men with both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy; the interrelation of grief, loss, trauma, and depression in men; the problem of suicide and how to assess and treat suicide risk in men; and prospects for future work in this important area.
This is a unique reference and practical guide that integrates and evaluates research and clinical practice relating to the diagnosis and treatment of men with depression. The volume explores why men are underdiagnosed and undertreated for mood disorders and provides the clinician with practical guidelines for conceptualizing a treatment plan for men with depression.
Key Features
* Only book on the current market to address the complex nature of male depression
* Integrates the latest research findings and clinical innovations
* Offers guidelines for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of male depression
* Addresses pharmacological treatments and their implications
* Extensively illustrated with case material and clinical inquiries

Doing What Works in Brief Therapy - A Strategic Solution Focused Approach (Paperback, 2nd edition): Ellen K. Quick Doing What Works in Brief Therapy - A Strategic Solution Focused Approach (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Ellen K. Quick
R947 Discovery Miles 9 470 Special order

This book is both a set of procedures for the therapist and a philosophy- one that is shared with clients and one that guides the work of the therapist. This second edition continues its excellence in offering clinicians a guide to doing what works in brief therapy- for whom, and when and how to use it. Psychotherapy that follows these guidelines validates the client's most important concerns - and it often turns out to be surprisingly brief. Author, Ellen Quick integrates strategic and solution focused therapy and includes guidelines for tailoring technique and interventions to client characteristics and preferences. With clinically rich examples throughout, this book offers applications for couples, including indications for individual or conjoint sessions.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
* Chapter summaries highlighting key points
* Presents ways of eliciting what clients most want to remember
* Describes the "Doing What Works Group," including outcome research findings and all materials needed to run the group
* Addresses the relationship between the positive psychology movement and this approach and the potential for collaboration
* Emphasizes an acceptance-based stance and how acceptance often leads to change
* Proposes that "doing what works and changing what doesn't" can provide a transtheoretical perspective for therapists of any orientation

Human Motor Control (Hardcover, 2nd edition): David A. Rosenbaum Human Motor Control (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
David A. Rosenbaum
R1,307 Discovery Miles 13 070 Special order

Motor Control is a complex process that involves the brain, muscles, limbs, and often external objects. It underlies motion, balance, stability, coordination, and our interaction with others and technology. This book is a comprehensive introduction to motor control, covering a complex topic in an approachable way encompassing the psychological, physiological, and computational approaches to motor control.
Human Motor Control, 2e cuts across all movement related disciplines: physical education, dance, physical therapy, robotics, etc. This second edition incorporates advances to the field, and integrates throughout the book how research harkens back to four critical questions: how do we select our actions of the many actions possible? How are these behaviors sequenced for appropriate order and timing between them? How does perception integrate with motor control? And how are perceptual-motor skills acquired?
As before, the book retains its signature organization around activity systems. These activity systems include walking, looking, reaching, drawing and writing, keyboarding, speaking and singing, and smiling. Chapters here exemplify rather than encompass all the behaviors related to them. Hence smiling discusses physical and neural control of the face used in other expressions besides smiling, as well as the origins of emotional expression, and the importance of emotion expression in social interaction. These chapters on activity systems are preceded by chapters on basics, with an introduction and information on the physiological and psychological foundations of movement. The last section discusses integration of movements, individual differences, theories of motor control, and the contributions of both genetics and technology to motor control.
Special features of the second edition:
Organization by major activity systems
New: brain imaging, social action, embodied cognition, advances in genetics and technology
Detailed treatment of motor neuroscience
Further Readings section added to each chapter
* Retains unique organization of first edition: Part 1 on Preliminaries, Part 2 on Activity Systems, Part 3 on Principles and Prospects
* Emphasizes exciting advances in the field and promising new directions
* Well-illustrated with entertaining figures

Product Experience (Hardcover): Hendrik N. J. Schifferstein, Paul Hekkert Product Experience (Hardcover)
Hendrik N. J. Schifferstein, Paul Hekkert
R3,591 Discovery Miles 35 910 Special order

The book brings together research that investigates how people experience products: durable, non-durable, or virtual. In contrast to other books, the present book takes a very broad, possibly all-inclusive perspective, on how people experience products. It thereby bridges gaps between several areas within psychology (e.g. perception, cognition, emotion) and links these areas to more applied areas of science, such as product design, human-computer interaction and marketing.
The field of product experience research will include some of the research from four areas: Arts, Ergonomics, Technology, and Marketing. Traditionally, each of these four fields seems to have a natural emphasis on the human (ergonomics and marketing), the product (technology) or the experience (arts). However, to fully understand human product experience, we need to use different approaches and we need to build bridges between these various fields of expertise
*Most comprehensive collection of psychological research behind product design and usability
*Consistenly addresses the 3 components of human-product experience: the human, the product, and the experience
*International contributions from experts in the field

Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders (Hardcover): Johnny L. Matson Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders (Hardcover)
Johnny L. Matson
R1,388 Discovery Miles 13 880 Special order

Autism spectrum disorder has received increasing research in recent years, with more information on assessment and treatment than can be readily assimilated from primary literature by clinicians. Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders summarizes evidence-based assessments and intervention for Autism across the life-span, providing clinicians with a practical overview of how best to assess and treat this disorder. The book begins with a discussion of what warrants a determination of being "evidence based" and a description of the disorder from a life span perspective. The book also provides a chapter on differential diagnosis of autism relative to other disorders. What follows are separate sections on assessment and intervention. These chapters discuss first how to assess and then separately how to treat behavioral problems, communication and social skills issues, academic and vocational skills, and the use of pharmacology and an assessment of possible pharmacological effects. Intended for practitioners assessing and treating children with developmental delays, the book provides clinicians with best practices for assessing and treating delays associated with autism.
* Covers the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders
* Covers the lifespan
* Focuses on evidence-based asssessment and treatment

Perception and Cognition at Century's End - History, Philosophy, Theory (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Julian Hochberg Perception and Cognition at Century's End - History, Philosophy, Theory (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Julian Hochberg
R2,227 Discovery Miles 22 270 Special order

Perception and Cognition at Century's End contains cognitive psychology surveys that are up-to-date and historically based, as well as references to the development of cognitive psychology over the past century. The book can serve as a central or specialized text for a range of psychology courses.
Key Features
* Written by prominent active researchers in the field
* Presents broad coverage of perception and cognition
* Considers perception and cognition in the context of the thought of the past half-century
* Contains extensive references; excellent resource

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