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Handbook on Firesetting in Children and Youth (Hardcover): David J. Kolko Handbook on Firesetting in Children and Youth (Hardcover)
David J. Kolko
R1,540 R1,431 Discovery Miles 14 310 Save R109 (7%) Special order

This text reference provides state-of-the-art information on juvenile firesetters and reviews the current research on youthful firesetters and arsonists. The work illustrates methods of fire scene investigation and assessment relating to child-parent and family factors. This information is then used to prescribe interventions with the individual along with community-wide programs. The work also provides current information on fire safety education and curricula, with explicit training materials. Finally, the book addresses the need for residential treatment centers and training schools on methods for handling firesetting youth and maintaining a fire safe environment.
Key Features
* Presents a multidisciplinary approach
* Describes and illusrates current tools and techniques
* Includes materials encouraging both fire safety and mental health intervention
* Contributors are nationally known experts in their field
* Covers a full range of topics - content has both depth and breadth

Pain and Touch (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Lawrence Kruger Pain and Touch (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Lawrence Kruger; Series edited by Morton P. Friedman, Edward C. Carterette
R2,775 R2,555 Discovery Miles 25 550 Save R220 (8%) Special order

Advances in the area of tactile perception and pain have lead to the development of this text on basic research and clinical practice. Equal parts psychology and neuroscience, it covers peripheral cutaneous tactile information processing, sensory mapping, tactile exploratory behaviour, neurophysiology of nociception and nociceptors in pain research, clinical scaling methods for psychophysics of pain, and pain control, pathology, and therapeutics. Detailed chapters discuss how the brain processes both pain and touch, the nerve pathways by which these sensations travel, how sensations of pain can be clinically measured, and means of controlling pathological pain.

The Psychology of Stalking - Clinical and Forensic Perspectives (Hardcover): J.Reid Meloy The Psychology of Stalking - Clinical and Forensic Perspectives (Hardcover)
J.Reid Meloy
R1,697 R1,572 Discovery Miles 15 720 Save R125 (7%) Special order

The Psychology of Stalking is the first scholarly book on stalking ever published. Virtually every serious writer and researcher in this area of criminal psychopathology has contributed a chapter. These chapters explore stalking from social, psychiatric, psychological and behavioral perspectives. New thinking and data are presented on threats, pursuit characteristics, psychiatric diagnoses, offender-victim typologies, cyberstalking, false victimization syndrome, erotomania, stalking and domestic violence, the stalking of public figures, and many other aspects of stalking, as well as legal issues. This landmark text is of interest to both professionals and other thoughtful individuals who recognize the serious nature of this ominous social behavior.
Key Features:
*First scholarly book on stalking ever published
* Contributions from virtually all major researchers in field
* Discussion of what to do when being stalked
* Uses examples from recent publicized cases

The Psychology of Stalking - Clinical and Forensic Perspectives (Paperback): J.Reid Meloy The Psychology of Stalking - Clinical and Forensic Perspectives (Paperback)
J.Reid Meloy
R880 R828 Discovery Miles 8 280 Save R52 (6%) Special order

The Psychology of Stalking is the first scholarly book on stalking ever published. Virtually every serious writer and researcher in this area of criminal psychopathology has contributed a chapter. These chapters explore stalking from social, psychiatric, psychological and behavioral perspectives. New thinking and data are presented on threats, pursuit characteristics, psychiatric diagnoses, offender-victim typologies, cyberstalking, false victimization syndrome, erotomania, stalking and domestic violence, the stalking of public figures, and many other aspects of stalking, as well as legal issues. This landmark text is of interest to both professionals and other thoughtful individuals who recognize the serious nature of this ominous social behavior.
Key Features
* First scholarly book on stalking ever published
* Contributions from virtually all major researchers in field
* Discussion of what to do when being stalked
* Uses examples from recent publicized cases

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
R1,795 R1,663 Discovery Miles 16 630 Save R132 (7%) 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

The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 52 (Hardcover): Brian H. Ross The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 52 (Hardcover)
Brian H. Ross
R2,355 Discovery Miles 23 550 Special order

Volume 47 of The Psychology of Learning and Motivation offers a discussion of the different factors that influence one's development as a mature and capable person. This is the latest release in this well-received and highly credible series of publications.
Broad topics including linguistics, the art of design, categorization of the social world, conversation, and classification are explored to provide the reader with an understanding of these steps one must take during his or her personal and social development. This title is a valuable resource for both psychology researchers and their students.
*Each of the seven chapters offers an in depth discussion of important influences on learning and motivation
*Diverse topics are discussed at length
*A great resource for academics, researchers, and advanced students

Empirical Methods for Evaluating Educational Interventions (Hardcover, New): Gary D. Phye, Daniel H. Robinson, Joel Levin Empirical Methods for Evaluating Educational Interventions (Hardcover, New)
Gary D. Phye, Daniel H. Robinson, Joel Levin
R1,783 R1,651 Discovery Miles 16 510 Save R132 (7%) Special order

New US government requirements state that federally funded grants and school programs must prove that they are based on scientifically proved improvements in teaching and learning. All new grants must show they are based on scientifically sound research to be funded, and budgets to schools must likewise show that they are based on scientifically sound research. However, the movement in education over the past several years has been toward qualitative rather than quantitative measures. The new legislation comes at a time when researchers are ill trained to measure results or even to frame questions in an empirical way, and when school administrators and teachers are no longer remember or were never trained to prove statistically that their programs are effective.
Experimental Methods for Evaluating Educational Interventions is a tutorial on what it means to frame a question in an empirical manner, how one needs to test that a method works, what statistics one uses to measure effectiveness, and how to document these findings in a way so as to be compliant with new empirically based requirements. The book is simplistic enough to be accessible to those teaching and administrative educational professionals long out of schooling, but comprehensive and sophisticated enough to be of use to researchers who know experimental design and statistics but don't know how to use what they know to write acceptable grant proposals or to get governmental funding for their programs.
* Provides an overview to interpreting empirical data in education
* Reviews data analysis techniques: use and interpretation
* Discusses research on learning, instruction, and curriculum
* Explores importance of showing progress as well as cause and effect
* Identifies obstacles to applying research into practice
*Examines policy development for states, nations, and countries

Working Memory and Education (Hardcover): Gary D. Phye Working Memory and Education (Hardcover)
Gary D. Phye; Volume editing by Susan J. Pickering
R1,525 R1,416 Discovery Miles 14 160 Save R109 (7%) Special order

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.
* It brings together in one volume information that would normally be found in different sources
* It brings together two disciplines that are highly relevant to one another (psychology and education) but not often linked directly
* Provides psychologists with a perspective on educational practice
* Provides educationalists with a well-established psychological framework for viewing educational phenomena
* It provides information about up-to-date research techniques
* It provides suggestions on how psychological theory can be translated into practice in educational settings

The Psychopathology of Crime - Criminal Behavior as a Clinical Disorder (Paperback, New edition): Adrian Raine The Psychopathology of Crime - Criminal Behavior as a Clinical Disorder (Paperback, New edition)
Adrian Raine
R1,430 R1,329 Discovery Miles 13 290 Save R101 (7%) Special order

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.
Key Features
* Presents a new conceptual approach to understanding crime as a disorder
* Provides the most extensive review of biological predispositions to criminal behavior to date
* Presents the practical implications of viewing crime as a psychopathology in the contexts of free will, punishment, treatment, and future biosocial research
* Includes numerous tables and figures throughout
* Contains an extensive reference list
* Analyzes the familial and extra-familial causes of crime
* Reviews the predispositions to crime including evolution and genetics, and the neuropsychological, psychophysiological, brain-imaging, neurochemical, and cognitive factors

Cognitive Science (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Benjamin Martin Bly, David E. Rumelhart Cognitive Science (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Benjamin Martin Bly, David E. Rumelhart
R1,919 R1,775 Discovery Miles 17 750 Save R144 (8%) 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.

Bullying - Implications for the Classroom (Hardcover, New): Gary D. Phye Bullying - Implications for the Classroom (Hardcover, New)
Gary D. Phye; Volume editing by Cheryl Sanders, Gary D. Phye
R1,823 R1,687 Discovery Miles 16 870 Save R136 (7%) Special order

In recent years there have been an increasing number of incidents where children have either perpetrated or been the victims of violence in the schools. Often times the children who perpetrated the violence had been the victims of school bullying. If bullying once was a matter of extorting lunch money from one's peers, it has since escalated into slander, sexual harassment, and violence. And the victims, unable to find relief, become depressed and/or violent in return.
Despite all the media attention on recent school tragedies, many of which can be traced to bullied children, there has been little in the way of research-based books toward understanding why and how bullying occurs, the effects on all the individuals involved and the most effective intervention techniques. Summarizing research in education, social, developmental, and counseling psychology, Bullying: Implications for the Classroom examines the personality and background of both those who become bullies and those most likely to become their victims, how families, peers, and schools influence bullying behavior, and the most effective interventions in pre-school, primary and middle schools. Intended for researchers, educators, and professionals in related fields, this book provides an international review of research on bullying.
KEY FEATURES:
* Presents practical ideas regarding prevention/intervention of bullying
* Covers theoretical views of bullying
* Provides an international perspective on bullying
* Discusses bullying similarities and differences in elementary and middle school
* Presents practical ideas regarding prevention/intervention of bullying
* Provides an international perspective on bullying
* Outlines information regarding bullying during the elementary and middle school years
* Covers theoretical views of bullying
* Presents new approaches to explaining bullying
* Contributing authors include internationally known researchers in the field

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation - The Search for Optimal Motivation and Performance (Hardcover): Carol Sansone, Judith M.... Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation - The Search for Optimal Motivation and Performance (Hardcover)
Carol Sansone, Judith M. Harackiewicz
R2,073 R1,915 Discovery Miles 19 150 Save R158 (8%) Special order

In understanding human behavior, psychologists have long been interested in what motivates specific actions. Debates have pitted extrinsic motivators (e.g. rewards/punishment) against intrinsic motivation in attempting to determine what best motivates individuals. This book provides a summary view of what research has determined about both extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, and clarifies what questions remain unanswered. Divided into three sections, section I revisits the debate about the effects of extrinsic incentives or constraints on intrinsic motivation and creativity, and identifies theoretical advances in motivational research. Section II focuses on the hidden costs and benefits of different types of achievement goals on motivation and performance. Section III discusses theory and research findings on how extrinsic and intrinsic motivators may work in everyday life and over time. This book is of interest to researchers in psychology, education, and business, as well as to a wider audience interested in promoting optimal motivation and performance.
Coverage in this book includes:
* Debates and controversies in motivational research
* Developmental nature of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation over time
* Influences of parents, educators, and employers in facilitating motivation
* Effect of achievement goals on learning and performance
* The role of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in self-regulation
Key Features
* Brings together major figures in the fields of motivation, education, and social psychology
* Provides a mix of theory, basic and applied research
* Presents research conducted both in laboratories and educational settings
* Comprehensive chapters provide excellent reviews of previous literature as well as outlines important new directions
* Provides different perspectives on controversial debates in a balanced, constructive manner

Acquired Aphasia (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Martha Taylor Sarno Acquired Aphasia (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Martha Taylor Sarno
R2,686 R2,475 Discovery Miles 24 750 Save R211 (8%) 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

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
R1,398 R1,301 Discovery Miles 13 010 Save R97 (7%) 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

Handbook for the Assessment of Driving Capacity (Hardcover): Maria T. Schultheis, John DeLuca, Douglas L. Chute Handbook for the Assessment of Driving Capacity (Hardcover)
Maria T. Schultheis, John DeLuca, Douglas L. Chute
R1,387 R1,290 Discovery Miles 12 900 Save R97 (7%) Special order

This is a resource for professionals involved in determining the driving capacity of individuals with neurological involvement and or trauma. While much work has been completed in this new and growing field, this is the first attempt to bring together clinical work on assessing driving capacity for different clinical populations and conditions. Specific topics include, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, normal aging, medications, retraining, interventions, medical conditions, legal issues, practical issues, assessment instruments, simulators, research and epidemiology. Each chapter will address clinically relevant issues specific to the clinical population. This comprehensive compilation of driving assessment of cognitively compromised populations is the first of its kind and Dr. Schultheis is regarded as a leader in the field.
*The first definitive handbook about driving assessment of cognitively impaired populations, a growing area of research
*Addresses a myriad of clinical populations and conditions such as brain injured and elderly patients
*Written by nationally recognized leaders in their fields of expertise

Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health (Hardcover): Scott Shannon Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health (Hardcover)
Scott Shannon
R2,702 R2,488 Discovery Miles 24 880 Save R214 (8%) Special order

Scott Shannon is an MD, president elect of the American Holistic Medical Association, and considered a national expert on holistic psychiatry. In this book he brings together a comprehensive overview of CAM treatments, with information on their effectiveness and safety for specific patient populations and for use in treating specific disorders. Modalities covered include Acupuncture, Nutritional Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Meditation, Biofeedback, Aromatherapy and others. Coverage also includes chapters on the best CAM modalities for treatment of Anxiety and PTSD, Depression, ADD, and Addictions.
Each chapter will be in a similar template, beginning with a description of the treatment, it's safety, compatibility with conventional treatments and/or contrindications, scientific documentation of it's efficacy, discussion of which disorders it is best used for, and references.
Key Features
* Most comprehensive overview of rapidly expanding field
* Includes chapters by 24 leading psychiatric/psychological experts in these fields
* Documents and rates the research base in each area
* Offers practical clinical approaches for four common mental health concerns-depression, anxiety, ADHD, and addictions
* Areas not yet covered in professional training
* Practices commonly employed by the public (40-50% of the American public use complementary or alternative approaches)
* No previous book of this nature or scope

Evaluating and Treating Adolescent Suicide Attempters - From Research to Practice (Paperback): Anthony Spirito, James C.... Evaluating and Treating Adolescent Suicide Attempters - From Research to Practice (Paperback)
Anthony Spirito, James C. Overholser
R1,318 R1,227 Discovery Miles 12 270 Save R91 (7%) Special order

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the emotional, behavioral and cognitive characteristics of adolescents who have attempted suicide. Each chapter opens with a case study vignette from the author's extensive clinical files followed by a summary of the empirical literature. Assessment and treatment practices close each chapter. While suicide is the third largest killer of adolescents, most suicide attempts do not result in death. Therefore the treatment of the suicide attempter following the attempt becomes a significant part of the clinician's work with these adolescents. Moreover, the precursors and behavioral markers for a suicide attempt become important signals for the school counselor, youth worker, or therapist. This book also include assessment measures to use when evaluating an adolescent who has attempted suicide.

KEY FEATURES
* Includes an outline form of an assessment battery for adolescents who have attempted suicide
* Analyzes and discusses treatment and case studies
* Presents detailed descriptions of specific therapy techniques useful with adolescents who attempt suicide
* Includes succinct reviews of the literature, ways to measure relevant factors related to suicidal behavior, tips for clinicians, and reviews of pertinent assessment measures

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
R1,575 R1,462 Discovery Miles 14 620 Save R113 (7%) 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
R4,326 R3,967 Discovery Miles 39 670 Save R359 (8%) 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.

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
R2,112 R1,950 Discovery Miles 19 500 Save R162 (8%) 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

Clinical Geropsychology - Comprehensive Clinical Psychology Volume 7 (Paperback): B.A. Edelstein Clinical Geropsychology - Comprehensive Clinical Psychology Volume 7 (Paperback)
B.A. Edelstein
R3,766 Discovery Miles 37 660 Special order

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.
In 1900 the average life expectancy in the USA was 49 years. There was relatively little need at that time for a psychology of aging, much less a clinical psychology of aging. That situation has dramatically changed over the past century and will continue to do so for many years. Today, adults 65 years of age and older comprise approximately 12.7% of the US population. With increasing age come increased risks of physical health problems and the field of clinical geropsychology continues to evolve as more researchers and clinicians begin to address the mental health needs of our increasing older adult population.
"Clinical Geropsychology" examines the emerging field of clinical psychology beginning with a review of this area of research, presenting important epidemiological information. The volume then offers a detailed look at issues that range from analyzing physiological and cognitive aspects to cognitive changes and specific neurological disorders common among older adults. Specific topics covered include sexuality, bereavement, anxiety, substance abuse, and schizophrenia. Each chapter presents a summary of clinical research and its practical application. Voids in the knowledge base are also noted, along with recommendations for the direction of future investigations. The volume also addresses management problems such as incontinence, wandering, and aggressive behavior, and reviews the various mental health care systems available in different countries.
"Clinical Geropsychology" was previously published as Volume 7 of the highly acclaimed major reference work, "Comprehensive Clinical Psychology," the single, most comprehensive source of information in the field of Clinical Psychology.

Learning and Cognition (Hardcover, New): Vibeke Grover Aukrust Learning and Cognition (Hardcover, New)
Vibeke Grover Aukrust
R1,721 Discovery Miles 17 210 Special order

Thiscollection of 58 articles from therecently-published third edition of the INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EDUCATION focus on learning, memory, attention, problem solving, concept formation, and language. Learning and cognition is the foundation of cognitive psychology and encompasses many topics including attention, memory, categorization, etc. Most books in the area either focus on one subtopic in-depth (e.g. an entire book on memory) or cover the gamut of subjects in a series of long, technical handbook-like chapters. This concise reference offers researchers and professors teaching in the area a new take on the material that is comprehensive in breadth, but lighter in depth - focusing on main findings, established facts, and minimizing the amount of space taken up by large, multi-volume references.
An introduction to a complex field via summaries of main topics in this disciplineContains contributions from the foremost international researchers in the fieldMakes content available to individual cognitive psychology researchers"

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"

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.

Perceptual Learning - Advances in Research and Theory (Hardcover): Phillippe G. Scyhns, Robert L. Goldstone, Douglas Medin Perceptual Learning - Advances in Research and Theory (Hardcover)
Phillippe G. Scyhns, Robert L. Goldstone, Douglas Medin
R2,443 Discovery Miles 24 430 Special order

The contributions to this volume are concerned with perceptual learning in humans and machines. As people gain experience in the world, their perceptual abilities are often times radically transformed. Children organize their perceptual world differently from adults, and experts often have unique perceptual skills within their domain of expertise.;In a variety of ways, the contributors to this volume argue that perceptual abilities, rather than being fixed and stable, are flexible and influenced by tasks, needs and environment. This book focuses on recent research techniques for exploring the mechanisms that drive perceptual learning in humans. It creates a synthesis between empirical research and formal modelling. Collectively, the contributions reflect an interdisciplinary approach to the problem of perceptual learning, describing research from developmental psychology, adult perception, language acquisition, expert/novice differences, computational modelling and neuroscience.

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