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Advances in the Study of Behavior remains one of the most-turned-to
sources for penetrating insight on the latest findings in behavior
research. This serial has kept pace with the vigorous
multidisciplinary growth of the field and covers all major aspects,
from ecology to endocrinology, in both human and animal subjects.
Critical reviews, presentations of major research programs, and
communication of significant new concepts provide readers with an
up-to-date overview of the latest developments in this field.
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology continues to be one of
the most sought after and most often cited series in this field.
Containing contributions of major empirical and theoretical
interest, this series represents the best and the brightest in new
research, theory, and practice in social psychology.
This lauded bestseller, now available in paperback, takes an
uncompromising look at how we define psychopathology and makes the
argument that criminal behavior can and perhaps should be
considered a disorder. Presenting sociological, genetic,
neurochemical, brain-imaging, and psychophysiological evidence, it
discusses the basis for criminal behavior and suggests, contrary to
popular belief, that such behavior may be more biologically
determined than previously thought.
"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
The principal goal of "Clinical Geropsychology" was to assemble the
contributions of a group of international experts whose work has
focused on the psychology of aging and the field of clinical
geropsychology. The chapters in this volume survey many of the
significant contributions to our knowledge of the mental health
problems of older adults, their clinical assessment, and the
empirical support for our clinical interventions.
The addictions treatment field is currently undergoing a period of
increased scrutiny, upheaval and change. The growing emphasis on
treatment accountability and cost effectiveness is leading to major
changes in standards of care. Inconsistent practices based solely
on clinical intuition rather than hard scientific evidence of
treatment efficacy are rapidly becoming unacceptable.
In recent years there has been a wealth of new research in
cognition, particularly in relation to supporting theoretical
constructs about how cognitions are formed, processed, reinforced,
and how they then affect behavior. Many of these theories have
arisen and been tested in geographic isolation. It remains to be
seen whether theories that purport to describe cognition in one
culture will equally prove true in other cultures. The Handbook of
Motivation and Cognition Across Cultures is the first book to look
at these theories specifically with culture in mind. The book
investigates universal truths about motivation and cognition across
culture, relative to theories and findings indicating cultural
Psychologists have been trying to understand the factors that
underpin children's success and failure in different educational
domains for many years. One psychological function that has been
found to play an important role in educational achievement is
'working memory', the processes involved in the temporary
maintenance and manipulation of information. This book provides the
reader with an up-to-date review of the research that has
identified how working memory relates to academic attainment in:
reading, reading comprehension, arithmetic and writing, as well as
looking at how children with difficulties relating to hearing
impairment and attention deficits differ in terms of their working
memory. Other chapters focus on how working memory is called upon
in classroom settings, how working memory can be assessed, and
approaches to remediation. The opening chapter of the book provides
an account of working memory from the architect of the model that
has dominated psychological theory for over two decades. This book
is a valuable resource for psychologists, educationalists, and
anyone seeking to understand more about the cognitive basis of
educational achievement in children.
The Psychology of Learning and Motivation publishes empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning to complex learning and problem solving. Each chapter provides a thoughtful integration of a body of work. Volume 41 includes in its coverage chapters on multimedia learning, brain imaging, and memory, among others.
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,
The Handbook of Self-Regulation represents state-of-the-art
coverage of the latest theory, research, and developments in
applications of self-regulation research. Chapters are of interest
to psychologists interested in the development and operation of
self-regulation as well as applications to health, organizational,
clinical, and educational psychology.
"Biological Research on Addiction" examines the neurobiological mechanisms of drug use and drug addiction, describing how the brain responds to addictive substances as well as how it is affected by drugs of abuse. The book's four main sections examine behavioral and molecular biology; neuroscience; genetics; and neuroimaging and neuropharmacology as they relate to the addictive process.
This volume is especially effective in presenting current knowledge on the key neurobiological and genetic elements in an individual s susceptibility to drug dependence, as well as the processes by which some individuals proceed from casual drug use to drug dependence.
"Biological Research on Addiction" is one of three volumes
comprising the 2,500-page series, "Comprehensive Addictive
Behaviors and Disorders." This series provides the most complete
collection of current knowledge on addictive behaviors and
disorders to date. In short, it is the definitive reference work on
Increasingly, psychologists are becoming aware of sensitivity needs
with respect to treating patients from differing cultures. Culture
can play an important role both in what a patient discloses about
themselves, how likely they are to follow a therapist's advice, and
whether specific therapies are likely to be effective for them.
Following on the heels of Tseng's "Handbook of Cultural Psychiatry"
comes this "Clinical Application of Cultural Psychiatry."
As a reference that contains original and innovative research on
the sociology of emotion, this book will not only appeal to
sociologists but also to scholars of psychology, psychiatry,
anthropology, history, social work, and business/management. With
contributions from experts in the field, this text examines the
role and influence of emotion in everyday social circumstances. It
poses clear questions and presents the contemporary theoretical
developments and empirical research linking social structure and
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.
This handbook shows the wide perspective cognitive-behavioural treatment can offer to health professionals, the vast majority of whom now recognize that cognitive behavioural procedures are very useful in treating many 'mental' disorders, even if certain disciplines continue to favour other kinds of treatment. This book offers a wide range of structured programmes for the treatment of various psychological/psychiatric disorders as classified by the DSM-IV. The layout will be familiar to the majority of health professionals in the description of mental disorders and their later treatment. It is divided into seven sections, covering anxiety disorders, sexual disorders, dissociative, somatoform, impulse control disorders, emotional disorders and psychotic and organic disorders. Throughout the twenty-three chapters, this book offers the health professional a structured guide with which to start tackling a whole series of 'mental' disorders and offers pointers as to where to find more detailed information. The programmes outlined should, it is hoped, prove more effective than previous approaches with lower economic costs and time investment for the patient and therapist.
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.
In today's industrialized societies, the majority of parents work
full time while caring for and raising their children and managing
household upkeep, trying to keep a precarious balance of fulfilling
multiple roles as parent, worker, friend, & child. Increasingly
demands of the workplace such as early or late hours, travel,
commute, relocation, etc. conflict with the needs of being a
parent. At the same time, it is through work that people
increasingly define their identity and self-worth, and which
provides the opportunity for personal growth, interaction with
friends and colleagues, and which provides the income and benefits
on which the family subsists. The interface between work and family
is an area of increasing research, in terms of understanding
stress, job burn out, self-esteem, gender roles, parenting
behaviors, and how each facet affects the others.
'Representation in Mind' is the first book in the new series
'Perspectives on Cognitive Science' and includes well known
contributors in the areas of philosophy of mind, psychology and
There is a growing body of scientific knowledge regarding
development during the middle years which has so far been relegated
to discipline-specific texts and journals (e.g., clinical
psychology and endocrinology).
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.
Applied Behavior Analysis is the science of applying experimentally
derived principles of behavior to improve socially significant
behavior. The research and application of ABA contributes to a wide
range of practical areas, including AIDS prevention, education,
gerontology, language acquisition and parenting, and ABA-based
interventions have gained particular popularity in the last 20
years related to teaching students with autism spectrum disorders.
Social Validity, a concept used in such behavioral intervention
research, focuses on whether the goals of treatment, the
intervention techniques used and the outcomes achieved are
acceptable, relevant, and useful to the individual in treatment.
Judgments are made (often via clinical trials) about the effects of
the intervention based on statistical significance and magnitude of
effect. Essentially, social validity alerts us as to whether or not
the ABA-based intervention has had a palpable impact and actually
helped people in ways that are evident in everyday life.
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
Graphic displays such as charts, graphs, diagrams, and maps play in important role today in the design and presentation of instructional materials education. There is also a strong need in scientific, technical and administrative fields to visually present facts, laws, principles etc. The increasing use of computer-based learning environments has also become an important field where the visual presentation of information plays a central role. Despite the importance of graphical displays as a means of communication and the fact that research about learning and cognition has advanced rapidly in the past two decades, the comprehension of graphics is still a rather unexplored area.
The comprehension of graphics is not only a stimulating topic in the fields of science and instructional psychology, but also in related disciplines such as semiotics, and artificial intelligence. Research on the comprehension of graphics complements the scientific investigation of cognitive processes in text comprehension, which has contributed much to our understanding of human cognition and learning. Ultimately, a better understanding of the cognitive processes involved in the comprehension of graphics will have an impact not only on cognitive theory, but also on educational practice.
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