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Clocking the Mind - Mental Chronometry and Individual Differences (Hardcover): Arthur R. Jensen Clocking the Mind - Mental Chronometry and Individual Differences (Hardcover)
Arthur R. Jensen
R1,834 Discovery Miles 18 340 Special order

Mental Chronometry (MC) comprises a variety of techniques for measuring the speed with which the brain processes information.
First developed in mid-1800, MC was subsequently eclipsed by more complex and practically useful types of psychometric tests stemming from Alfred Binet. This class of mental tests, however, has no true metric relating the test scores to any specific properties of the brain per se. The scores merely represent an ordinal scale, only ranking individuals according to their overall performance on a variety of complex mental tasks. The resulting scores represent no more than ranks rather than being a true metrical scale of any specific dimension of brain function. Such an ordinal scale, which merely ranks individuals in some defined population, possesses no true scale properties, possessing neither a true zero or equal intervals throughout the scale. This deficiency obstructs the development of a true natural science of mental ability. The present burgeoning interest in understanding individual differences in mental abilities in terms of the natural sciences, biology and the brain sciences in particular, demands direct measures that functionally link brain and behavior. One such natural ratio scale is time itself - the time it takes the brain to perform some elementary cognitive task, measured in milliseconds.
After more than 25 years researching MC, Jensen here presents results on an absolute scale showing times for intake of visual and auditory information, for accessing short-term and long-term memory, and other cognitive skills, as a function of age, at yearly intervals from 3 to 80 years. The possible uses of MC in neurological diagnosis and the monitoring of drug effects on cognition, the chronometric study of special time-sensitive talents such as musical performance, and presents a theory of general intelligence, or "g," as a function of the rate of oscillation of neural action potentials as measured by chronometric methods. Finally, Jensen urges the world-wide standardization of chronometric methods as necessary for advancing MC as a crucial branch of biopsychological science.
*Provides a different scale to report Mental Chronometry (MC) findings
*Argues for the global adoption of an absolute scale as opposed to the traditional ordinal scale
*An important contribution to MC researchers and psychologists and neuroscientists

Categorical Variables in Developmental Research - Methods of Analysis (Hardcover): Alexander Von Eye, Clifford C. Clogg Categorical Variables in Developmental Research - Methods of Analysis (Hardcover)
Alexander Von Eye, Clifford C. Clogg
R2,085 Discovery Miles 20 850 Special order

This book provides developmental researchers with the basic tools for understanding how to utilize categorical variables in their data analysis. Covering the measurement of individual differences in growth rates, the measurement of stage transitions, latent class and log-linear models, chi-square, and more, the book provides a means for developmental researchers to make use of categorical data.
The book covers:
* Measurement and repeated observations of categorical data
* Catastrophe theory
* Latent class and log-linear models
* Applications

Rethinking Autism - Variation and Complexity (Hardcover, New): Lynn Waterhouse Rethinking Autism - Variation and Complexity (Hardcover, New)
Lynn Waterhouse
R1,185 Discovery Miles 11 850 Special order

The media, scientific researchers, and the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual" all refer to "autism" as if it were a single disorder or a single disorder over a spectrum. However, autism is unlike any single disorder in a variety of ways. No single brain deficit is found to cause it, no single drug is found to affect it, and no single cause or cure has been found despite tremendous research efforts to find same. "Rethinking Autism" reviews the scientific research on causes, symptomology, course, and treatment done to date and draws the potentially shocking conclusion that "autism" does not exist as a single disorder. The conglomeration of symptoms exists, but like fever, those symptoms aren t a disease in themselves, but rather a result of some other cause(s). Only by ceasing to think of autism as a single disorder can we ever advance research to more accurately parse why these symptoms occur and what the different and varied causes may be.
Autism is a massive worldwide problem with increasing prevalence rates, now thought to be as high as 1 in 38 children (Korea) and 1 in 100 children (CDC- US)Autism is the 3rd most common developmental disability; 400,000 people in the United States alone have autismAutism affects the entire brain, including communication, social behavior, and reasoning and is lifelongThere is no known cause and no cureFunding for autism research quadrupled from 1995 to 2000 up to $45 million, and the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee has recommended $1 billion funding from 2010-2015"

Cerebral Asymmetries in Sensory and Perceptual Processing, Volume 123 (Hardcover): S. Christman Cerebral Asymmetries in Sensory and Perceptual Processing, Volume 123 (Hardcover)
S. Christman
R3,864 Discovery Miles 38 640 Special order

The purpose of the book is to provide a comprehensive overview of hemispheric differences in sensory and perceptual processing. The first section of the book deals directly with the intra- and inter-hemispheric processing of spatial and temporal frequencies in the visual modality. The second section addresses the initial interaction between sensory and cognitive mechanisms, dealing with how the left and right cerebral hemispheres differ in their computation and representation of sensory information. The third section covers how attentional mechanisms modulate the nature of perceptual processing in the cerebral hemispheres. Section four consists of a single chapter which reviews evidence suggesting a functional linkage between upper and right visual field processing, on the one hand, and lower and left visual field processing on the other.

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 26 (Hardcover): Peter J.B. Slater, Charles T. Snowdon, Jay S. Rosenblatt, Manfred... Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 26 (Hardcover)
Peter J.B. Slater, Charles T. Snowdon, Jay S. Rosenblatt, Manfred Milinski
R2,773 Discovery Miles 27 730 Special order

Advances in the Study of Behavior continues to serve scientists across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Focusing on new theories and research developments with respect to behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and comparative psychology, these volumes foster cooperation and communication in these diverse fields.

Cognitive Technology, Volume 113 - In Search of a Humane Interface (Hardcover): B. Gorayska, J.L. Mey Cognitive Technology, Volume 113 - In Search of a Humane Interface (Hardcover)
B. Gorayska, J.L. Mey
R3,852 Discovery Miles 38 520 Special order

In this book the editors have gathered a number of contributions by persons who have been working on problems of Cognitive Technology (CT). The present collection initiates explorations of the human mind via the technologies the mind produces. These explorations take as their point of departure the question What happens when humans produce new technologies? Two interdependent perspectives from which such a production can be approached are adopted:

- How and why constructs that have their origins in human mental life are embodied in physical environments when people fabricate their habitat, even to the point of those constructs becoming that very habitat

- How and why these fabricated habitats affect, and feed back into, human mental life.

The aim of the CT research programme is to determine, in general, which technologies, and in particular, which interactive computer-based technologies, are humane with respect to the cognitive development and evolutionary adaptation of their end users. But what does it really mean to be humane in a technological world? To shed light on this central issue other pertinent questions are raised, e.g.

- Why are human minds externalised, i.e., what purpose does the process of externalisation serve?

- What can we learn about the human mind by studying how it externalises itself?

- How does the use of externalised mental constructs (the objects we call 'tools') change people fundamentally?

- To what extent does human interaction with technology serve as an amplification of human cognition, and to what extent does it lead to a atrophy of the human mind?

The book calls for a reflection on what a tool is. Strong parallels between CT andenvironmentalism are drawn: both are seen as trends having originated in our need to understand how we manipulate, by means of the tools we have created, our natural habitat consisting of, on the one hand, the cognitive environment which generates thought and determines action, and on the other hand, the physical environment in which thought and action are realised. Both trends endeavour to protect the human habitat from the unwanted or uncontrolled impact of technology, and are ultimately concerned with the ethics and aesthetics of tool design and tool use.

Among the topics selected by the contributors to the book, the following themes emerge (the list is not exhaustive): using technology to empower the cognitively impaired; the ethics versus aesthetics of technology; the externalisation of emotive and affective life and its special dialectic ('mirror') effects; creativity enhancement: cognitive space, problem tractability; externalisation of sensory life and mental imagery; the engineering and modelling aspects of externalised life; externalised communication channels and inner dialogue; externalised learning protocols; relevance analysis as a theoretical framework for cognitive technology.

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 20 (Hardcover): Norman W. Bray International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 20 (Hardcover)
Norman W. Bray
R3,705 Discovery Miles 37 050 Special order

This serial was established under the editorship of Dr. Norman R. Ellis in 1966. As a result of his editorial effort and the contributions of many authors, the serial is now recognized as the area's best source of reviews of behavioral research on mental retardation. From its inception, active research scientists and graduate students in mental retardation have looked to this serial as a major source of critical reviews of research and theory in the area.

WJ III Clinical Use and Interpretation - Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives (Hardcover, New): Fredrick A. Schrank, Dawn P.... WJ III Clinical Use and Interpretation - Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives (Hardcover, New)
Fredrick A. Schrank, Dawn P. Flanagan
R1,389 Discovery Miles 13 890 Special order

WJ III Clinical Use and Interpretation presents a wide variety of clinical applications of the WJ III from leading experts. Each chapter will provide the reader with insights into patterns of cluster and test scores from both the WJ III "Tests of Cognitive Abilities" and WJ III "Tests of Achievement" that can assist with interpretation and formulation of diagnostic hypotheses for clinical practice. WJ III Clinical Use and Interpretation provides expert guidance for using the WJ III with individuals with a broad array of learning and neuropsychological problems, including learning disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. New research included in this volume emphasizes the value of the WJ III for identification of gifted children and adolescents and young children with developmental delays.
* Written by the leading experts on the WJ III
* Coverage of both the "Tests of Cognitive Abilities" and "Tests of Achievement"
* Provides expert guidance on using the WJ III with a variety of clinical populations
* Includes new research and illustrative case studies
* Goes beyond interpretive material published in the Examiner's Manuals and other resource books

Learning and Memory in Normal Aging (Hardcover): Donald H. Kausler Learning and Memory in Normal Aging (Hardcover)
Donald H. Kausler
R1,144 Discovery Miles 11 440 Special order

Donald Kausler is one of the founding fathers of research on aging. Internationally recognized, his efforts have formed the cornerstone of research on how age affects memory and learning. Now, in one comprehensive volume, Kausler condenses research findings in this realm into one engaging and forthright book. What are the effects of aging on classical and operant conditioning? How does age affect memory capacity/transfer of learning skill acquisition? Kausler addresses all of these issues and more in a clearly presented, easily understood review of major research findings.
Key Features
* Single authored for clarity and consistency of presentation
* Comprehensive coverage of the effects of age on all aspects of learning and memory
* Focus on aspects of normal aging rather than pathological states

Time-to-Contact, Volume 135 (Hardcover, New): Heiko Hecht, Geert J.P. Savelsbergh Time-to-Contact, Volume 135 (Hardcover, New)
Heiko Hecht, Geert J.P. Savelsbergh
R2,319 Discovery Miles 23 190 Special order

Time-to-contact is the visual information that observers use in fundamental tasks such as landing an airplane or hitting a ball. Time-to-contact has been a hot topic in perception and action for many years and although many articles have been published on this topic, a comprehensive overview or assessment of the theory does not yet exist. This book fills an important gap and will have appeal to the perception and action community. The book is divided into four sections. Section one covers the foundation of time-to-contact, Section two covers different behavioral approaches to time-to-contact estimation, Section three focuses on time-to-contact as perception and strategy, and Section four covers time-to-contact and action regulation.

International Perspectives on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Volume 2 (Hardcover, First): Nirbhay N. Singh, Thomas H.... International Perspectives on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Volume 2 (Hardcover, First)
Nirbhay N. Singh, Thomas H. Ollendick, Ashvind N. Singh
R3,485 Discovery Miles 34 850 Special order

The papers included in this volume highlight research and practice in child and adolescent mental health from around the world. As systems of care are different across countries and cultures, it is imperative that knowledge is shared and lessons learned. The biennial Elsevier conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health is designed to provide a forum for mental health and educational experts from various disciplines and countries.

Handbook of Psychoeducational Assessment, Volume . - A Practical Handbook A Volume in the EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Series... Handbook of Psychoeducational Assessment, Volume . - A Practical Handbook A Volume in the EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Series (Hardcover)
Gary D. Phye; Volume editing by Donald H. Saklofske, Jac J.W. Andrews, Henry L. Janzen
R2,057 Discovery Miles 20 570 Special order

The Handbook of Psychoeducational Assessment is a practical guide for educational and psychological professionals using norm-referenced tests in the ability, achievement, and behavioral assessment of children. Written by key individuals involved in the construction and evolution of the most widely used tests, this book provides critical information on the nature and scope of commonly used tests, their reliability and validity, administration, scoring and interpretation, and on how the tests may differ and complement each other in their utility with specific populations.
Part 1 of the Handbook of Psychoeducational Assessment focuses on ability assessment and the use of full battery intelligence tests as well as brief scales and short forms. Part 2 discusses achievement and the expanded role of psychologists in consultation with educators. Part 3 covers behavior assessment with special attention given to discussion of which tests are most suitable for assessing specific behavioral problems such as ADHD, anxiety, and depression. The final section recognizes the importance of context and person sensitive assessment practices, discussing cross-cultural assessment, neuropsychological assessment, and the usefulness of dynamic assessment for program planning and intervention delivery.
Key Features:
* Covers the most commonly used and newest assessment instruments
* Describes the nature, scope, reliability, and validity of each test
* Discusses the administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests
* Provides empirical findings on patterns of performance with tested populations
* Includes case studies to highlight the utility of specific tests for specific populations
* Illustrates new developments in instrumentation and unique features
* Covers the most commonly used and newest assessment instruments
* Describes the nature, scope, reliability, and validity of each test
* Discusses the administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests
* Provides empirical findings on patterns of performance with tested populations
* Includes case studies to highlight the utility of specific tests for specific populations
* Illustrates new developments in instrumentation and unique features

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 31 (Hardcover): Peter J.B. Slater, Jay S. Rosenblatt, Charles T. Snowdon, Timothy J.... Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 31 (Hardcover)
Peter J.B. Slater, Jay S. Rosenblatt, Charles T. Snowdon, Timothy J. Roper
R2,741 Discovery Miles 27 410 Special order

The aim of Advances in the Study of Behavior remains as it has been since the series began: to serve the increasing number of scientists who are engaged in the study of animal behavior by presenting their theoretical ideas and research to their colleagues and to those in neighboring fields. We hope that the series will continue its "contribution to the development of the field," as its intended role was phrased in the Preface to the first volume in 1965. Since that time, traditional areas of animal behavior have achieved new vigor by the links they have formed with related fields and by the closer relationship that now exists between those studying animal and human subjects.
Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 31 continues to serve scientists across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Focusing on new theories and research developments with respect to behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and comparative psychology, these volumes foster cooperation and communications in these dense fields.

The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations - The Grisly Business Unit (Hardcover, 4th ed.): Robert D. Keppel, William J... The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations - The Grisly Business Unit (Hardcover, 4th ed.)
Robert D. Keppel, William J Birnes
R1,059 Discovery Miles 10 590 Special order

Serial killers like Seattle's Ted Bundy, Maryland's Beltway Sniper, Atlanta's Wayne Williams, or England's Peter Sutcliffe usually outsmart the task forces on their trail for long periods of time. Keppel and Birnes take readers inside the operations of serial killer task forces to learn why. What is the underlying psychology of a serial killer and why this defeats task force investigations?
This is the first book of its kind that combines state-of-the-art psychological assessment experience with the expertise of a homicide investigator who has tracked some of this country's most notorious serial killers. The author also brings to the book hands-on best practices gleaned from the experience of other task forces.
Readers, both professionals and students, will benefit from the comprehensive and critical case reviews, the analysis of what went wrong, what went right, and the after-action recommendations of evaluators in the US, UK, and Canada.
The book covers:
* The nature of the psychology of a serial killer
* How crime assessment profiling reveals that psychology
* Why psychological profiles fail
* How serial killer task forces defeat themselves
* How the media can, and usually does, undermine the task force operation
* The big secret of all serial killer investigations: police already have the killer's name
* The best practices for catching a serial killer
* Comprehensive case reviews of some of the US's and UK's most baffling serial killer cases
* A list of best practices for serial killer task force investigators
* Recommendations for how to manage comprehensive files and computer records
* Practical advice on how to manage the media: what to say and not to say
* Insight into what a serial killer might be thinking and doing to stay away from police
* Recommendations for setting up and administering long-term investigations
* Practical tips on how to maintain a task force's psychological edge and avoid defeatism

Cognitive Science (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Benjamin Martin Bly, David E. Rumelhart Cognitive Science (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Benjamin Martin Bly, David E. Rumelhart
R1,897 Discovery Miles 18 970 Special order

The interdisciplinary field of cognitive science brings together elements of cognitive psychology, mathematics, perception, and linguistics. Focusing on the main areas of exploration in this field today, Cognitive Science presents comprehensive overviews of research findings and discusses new cross-over areas of interest. Contributors represent the most senior and well-established names in the field. This volume serves as a high-level introduction, with sufficient breadth to be a graduate-level text, and enough depth to be a valued reference source to researchers.

Life, Brain and Consciousness, Volume 63 - New Perceptions through Targeted Systems Analysis (Hardcover): Gerd Sommerhoff Life, Brain and Consciousness, Volume 63 - New Perceptions through Targeted Systems Analysis (Hardcover)
Gerd Sommerhoff
R1,412 Discovery Miles 14 120 Special order

The relation between mind and brain can never be understood by science until the nature of consciousness and self-consciousness is clearly perceived as specific system-properties. In this volume the author tackles this problem in a rigorous analysis which begins with the general dynamics of living systems and leads the reader step-by-step towards firm conclusions about the physical processes of consciousness and the main categories of mental events. Finally the author moves from the cognitive to the affective, and proceeds to interpret a number of uniquely human sensibilities in the light of the general biological perspective he has established.

Motivational Psychology of Human Development, Volume 131 - Developing Motivation and Motivating Development (Hardcover): Jutta... Motivational Psychology of Human Development, Volume 131 - Developing Motivation and Motivating Development (Hardcover)
Jutta Heckhausen
R2,308 Discovery Miles 23 080 Special order

The idea for this book grew out of the conference "Motivational Psychology of Ontogenesis" held at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, in May 1998. This conference focused on the interface of development and motivation and therefore brought together scholars from three major areas in psychology - developmental, motivational and lifespan.
This combination of fields represents the potential influence of development on motivation and the potential role motivation plays in development and its major contexts of family, work and school. Thus, contributors were chosen to apply motivational models to diverse settings of human everyday life and in various age groups across the life span, ranging from early childhood to old age.

The Empathic Healer - An Endangered Species? (Hardcover): Michael J. Bennett The Empathic Healer - An Endangered Species? (Hardcover)
Michael J. Bennett
R1,333 Discovery Miles 13 330 Special order

Empathy has long been regarded as central to the art of medicine and especially to the practice of psychotherapy. The ability of a therapist to appreciate the patient's state of mind and frame of reference is the foundation of a therapeutic alliance and key to the process of healing. However, these subjective aspects of practice are rendered suspect by today's emphasis on objectivity: formal diagnosis, with biological treatments, and standardized methodologies that appear to be aimed more at disease than at the person who suffers from it. Pressured by the practice climate and by the advances of science, practitioners have become treatment specialists and the empathic healer has become an endangered species.
In this book, the author establishes a new foundation for the use and value of clinical empathy that is based on a distinction between treatment and healing and a model for using psychotherapy as a component of an organized system of care: focused, attuned to the patient's presenting motive, and consistent with our understanding of the relationship between mind and brain.
Practicing mental health professionals and students find the rationale for assessment and treatment planning in The Empathic Healer an invaluable aide as they seek to adapt to the marvelous discoveries about how the brain shapes and recovers from mental disorder, and how an empathic environment fosters recovery and healing within and beyond the treatment setting.
Key Features
* Establishes the historical roots of the concept of clinical empathy and its relationship to healing
* Elaborates the ideological and environmental factors that enhance or interfere with empathy
* Explores the biological importance of empathy as a feature of the normal human brain
* Argues for the integration of mind and brain in a new dualism
* Presents a vision of psychotherapy as an important component of an organized system of care
* Differentiates between the treating and healing functions, and suggests how each relies on empathy
* Suggests how an endangered species may be preserved in the present technological era

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 36 (Hardcover, 36th edition): H. Jane Brockmann, Peter J.B. Slater, Charles T.... Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 36 (Hardcover, 36th edition)
H. Jane Brockmann, Peter J.B. Slater, Charles T. Snowdon, Timothy J. Roper, Marc Naguib, …
R2,904 Discovery Miles 29 040 Special order

The aim of Advances in the Study of Behavior is to serve scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior, including psychologists, neuroscientists, biologists, ethologists, pharmacologists, endocrinologists, ecologists, and geneticists. Articles in the series present critical reviews of significant research programs with theoretical syntheses, reformulation of persistent problems, and/or highlighting new and exciting research concepts.
Advances in the Study of Behavior is now available online at ScienceDirect full-text online of volumes 30 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.
For more information about the Elsevier Book Series on ScienceDirect Program, please visit:
http: //www.info.sciencedirect.com/bookseries/
*Published continuously since 1965
*Multidisciplinary across social and life science subject areas
*Volume 36 addresses current themes in animal behavior"

Therapist's Guide to Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention (Paperback): Katie A. Witkiewitz, G.Alan Marlatt Therapist's Guide to Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention (Paperback)
Katie A. Witkiewitz, G.Alan Marlatt
R1,101 Discovery Miles 11 010 Special order

Describes the evidence-based approaches to preventing relapse of major mental and substance-related disorders. Therapist's Guide to Evidence-based Relapse Prevention combines the theoretical rationale, empirical data, and the practical "how-to" for intervention programs.
The first section will serve to describe the cognitive-behavioral model of relapse and provide a general introduction to relapse prevention techniques. While Section II will focus on specific problem areas, Section III will focus on diverse populations and treatment settings.
*Incorporates theoretical and empirical support
*Provides step-by-step strategies for implementing relapse prevention techniques
*Includes case studies that describe application of relapse prevention techniques

Evidence-Based Adjunctive Treatments (Paperback): William O'Donohue, Nicholas A. Cummings Evidence-Based Adjunctive Treatments (Paperback)
William O'Donohue, Nicholas A. Cummings
R1,122 Discovery Miles 11 220 Special order

Adjunctive treatments, in which patients are provided additional modalities that can assist in their behavior change or the maintenance of their behavior change (i.e. telehealth, psychoeducation, consumer-driven treatment planning), have a useful role in addressing problems that can't be solved by face-to-face meetings. The adjunctive therapies covered in this book are all based on improving patient's self management of their problems or the factors that exacerbate their problems.
The book is broadly organized into two sections. The first gives a broad overview of the major adjunctive modalities and the second concentrates on a systematic description of their role in the treatment of a number of special populations while providing practical suggestions for the timing and coordination for the use of the adjunctive therapies discussed in the book.

Self-Injurious Behavior in Intellectual Disabilities, Volume 2 (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Johannes Rojahn, Stephen R. Schroeder,... Self-Injurious Behavior in Intellectual Disabilities, Volume 2 (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Johannes Rojahn, Stephen R. Schroeder, Theodore A Hoch
R1,982 Discovery Miles 19 820 Special order

Intended to give a broad overview of the literature in the area of self-injurious behavior in people with intellectual disabilities, but most of the text is dedicated to the review of the behavioral and biological research in this field. In fact, it is our view that the most promising heuristic approach for the advancement of our understanding of this phenomenon and for its management and treatment is likely the bio-behavioral perspective in which behavior can be studied at the intersect of learning and the biological bases of behavior. We will propose an overarching heuristic model, which we will call the Gene-Brain-Behavior Model of Self-Injurious Behavior that presents a platform to integrate disparate, and previously isolated scientific approaches.
*Written by 3 authors to provide cohesive coverage
*Bridges the gap between psychological behavior and psychiatry
*Examines the overlap between intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Robert H. Binstock, Linda K. George Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Robert H. Binstock, Linda K. George
R1,748 Discovery Miles 17 480 Special order

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Seventh Edition, provides extensive reviews and critical evaluations of research on the social aspects of aging. It also makes available major references and identifies high-priority topics for future research. The book is organized into four parts. Part 1 reviews developments in the field of age and the life course (ALC) studies and presents guidelines on conducting cohort analysis. Part 2 covers the demographic aspects of aging; longevity trends; disability and aging; and stratification and inequality research. Part 3 includes chapters that examine socioeconomic position and racial/ethnic disparities in health at older ages; the role of social factors in the distribution, antecedents, and consequences of depression; and aspects of private wealth transfers and the changing nature of family gift-giving. Part 4 deals with pension reform in Europe; the political activities of older Americans; the future of retirement security; and gender differences in old age. The Handbook is intended for researchers, professional practitioners, and students in the field of aging. It can also serve as a basic reference tool for scholars, professionals, and others who are not presently engaged in research and practice directly focused on aging and the aged. * Contains all the main areas of social science gerontological research in one volume* Begins with a section on theory and methods* Edited by one of the fathers of gerontology (Binstock) and contributors represent top scholars in gerontology

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (Paperback, 7th edition): Sherry L Willis, K. Warner Schaie Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (Paperback, 7th edition)
Sherry L Willis, K. Warner Schaie
R1,634 Discovery Miles 16 340 Special order

The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Seventh Edition, provides a basic reference source on the behavioral processes of aging for researchers, graduate students, and professionals. It also provides perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for researchers and professionals from other disciplines. The book is organized into four parts. Part 1 reviews key methodological and analytical issues in aging research. It examines some of the major historical influences that might provide explanatory mechanisms for a better understanding of cohort and period differences in psychological aging processes. Part 2 includes chapters that discuss the basics and nuances of executive function; the history of the morphometric research on normal brain aging; and the neural changes that occur in the brain with aging. Part 3 deals with the social and health aspects of aging. It covers the beliefs that individuals have about how much they can control various outcomes in their life; the impact of stress on health and aging; and the interrelationships between health disparities, social class, and aging. Part 4 discusses the emotional aspects of aging; family caregiving; and mental disorders and legal capacities in older adults.

A Psychological Approach to Ethical Reality, Volume 132 (Hardcover): K. Hillner A Psychological Approach to Ethical Reality, Volume 132 (Hardcover)
K. Hillner
R2,754 Discovery Miles 27 540 Special order

The pre-eminent 19th century British ethicist, Henry Sidgwick once said:
"All important ethical notions are also psychological, except perhaps the fundamental antitheses of 'good' and 'bad' and 'wrong', with which psychology, as it treats of what is and not of what ought to be, is not directly concerned" (quoted in T.N. Tice and T.P. Slavens, 1983).
Sidgwick's statement can be interpreted to mean that psychology is relevant for ethics or that psychological knowledge contributes to the construction of an ethical reality. This interpretation serves as the basic impetus to this book, but Sidgwick's statement is also analyzed in detail to demonstrate why a current exposition on the relevance of psychology for ethical reality is necessary and germane.

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