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Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 21 (Hardcover): Peter J.B. Slater, Colin Beer, Manfred Milinski, Jay S. Rosenblatt Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 21 (Hardcover)
Peter J.B. Slater, Colin Beer, Manfred Milinski, Jay S. Rosenblatt
R1,184 Discovery Miles 11 840 Special order

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.
The series does not focus narrowly on one or a few fields, but features articles covering the best behavioral work from a wide spectrum. The skill and concepts of scientists in such diverse fields necessarily differ, making the task of developing cooperation and communication among them a difficult one. But it is one that is of great importance, and one to which the editors and publisher of Advances in the Study of Behavior are committed. Each volume of Advances in the Study of Behavior contains an index, and each chapter includes references.

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 38 (Hardcover, 38th edition): Mark P. Zanna Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 38 (Hardcover, 38th edition)
Mark P. Zanna
R2,107 Discovery Miles 21 070 Special order

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.
*One of the most well-received and credible series in social psychology
*Chapters spanning such diverse areas such as goal achievement, interracial relations, and self defense
*An excellent resource for researchers, librarians, and academics

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 R1,347 Discovery Miles 13 470 Save R83 (6%) 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

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 38 (Hardcover, 38th edition): H. Jane Brockmann Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 38 (Hardcover, 38th edition)
H. Jane Brockmann
R2,756 Discovery Miles 27 560 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.
"Advances in the Study of Behavior" is now available online at ScienceDirect full-text online from volume 30 onward."

Clinical Geropsychology - Comprehensive Clinical Psychology Volume 7 (Paperback): B.A. Edelstein Clinical Geropsychology - Comprehensive Clinical Psychology Volume 7 (Paperback)
B.A. Edelstein
R3,570 Discovery Miles 35 700 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.

Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment (Hardcover): Peter M. Miller Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment (Hardcover)
Peter M. Miller
R1,661 Discovery Miles 16 610 Special order

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.
Translating science-based treatments into clinical settings is an important priority in the addictions field and has been the subject of an influential Institute of Medicine report. Substance abuse treatment programs are now mandated to provide evidence-based treatments, with funding and insurance reimbursement contingent on their doing so.
Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment provides a state-of-the-art compilation of assessment and treatment practices with proven effectiveness. A substantial body of evidence is presented to provide students, academics and clinicians with specific science-based treatments that work. Written at a level appropriate for a variety of audiences, research studies are discussed but highly sophisticated knowledge in research methodology is not required.
- Treatments that work
- Explicit case examples
- Contributions by well-known researchers on addiction treatment
- Simple ways to evaluate treatment effectiveness
- Accompanying web-site with exam questions

Handbook of Motivation and Cognition Across Cultures (Hardcover): Richard M. Sorrentino, Susumu Yamaguchi Handbook of Motivation and Cognition Across Cultures (Hardcover)
Richard M. Sorrentino, Susumu Yamaguchi
R3,000 R2,688 Discovery Miles 26 880 Save R312 (10%) Special order

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 differences.
Coverage includes the most widely cited researchers in cognition and their theories- as seen through the looking glass of culture. The chapters include self-regulation by Tory Higgins, unconscious thought by John Bargh, attribution theory by Bernie Weiner, and self-verification by Bill Swann, among others. The book additionally includes some of the best new researchers in cross-cultural psychology, with contributors from Germany, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia. In the future, culture may be the litmus test of a theory before it is accepted, and this book brings this question to the forefront of cognition research.
* Includes contributions from researchers from Germany, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia for a cross-cultural panel
* Provides a unique perspective on the effect of culture on scientific theories and data

Working Memory and Education (Hardcover): Gary D. Phye Working Memory and Education (Hardcover)
Gary D. Phye; Volume editing by Susan J. Pickering
R1,525 R1,435 Discovery Miles 14 350 Save R90 (6%) 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

Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 41 - Advances in Research and Theory (Hardcover): Brian H. Ross Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 41 - Advances in Research and Theory (Hardcover)
Brian H. Ross
R2,489 Discovery Miles 24 890 Special order

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.

Acquired Aphasia (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Martha Taylor Sarno Acquired Aphasia (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Martha Taylor Sarno
R2,686 R2,508 Discovery Miles 25 080 Save R178 (7%) 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

Handbook of Self-Regulation (Hardcover): Monique Boekaerts, Paul R. Pintrich, Moshe Zeidner Handbook of Self-Regulation (Hardcover)
Monique Boekaerts, Paul R. Pintrich, Moshe Zeidner
R3,301 Discovery Miles 33 010 Special order

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.
This book pulls together theory, research, and applications in the self-regulation domain and provides broad coverage of conceptual, methodological, and treatment issues. In view of the burgeoning interest and massive research on various aspects of self-regulation, the time seems ripe for this Handbook, aimed at reflecting the current state of the field. The goal is to provide researchers, students, and clinicians in the field with substantial state-of-the-art overviews, reviews, and reflections on the conceptual and methodological issues and complexities particular to self-regulation research.
Key Features
* Coverage of state-of-the-art in self-regulation research from different perspectives
* Application of self-regulation research to health, clinical, organizational, and educational psychology
* Brings together in one volume research on self-regulation in different subdisciplines
* Most comprehensive and penetrating compendium of information on self-regulation from multi-disciplinary perspectives

Biological Research on Addiction - Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 2 (Hardcover, New): Peter M. Miller Biological Research on Addiction - Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 2 (Hardcover, New)
Peter M. Miller
R3,637 Discovery Miles 36 370 Special order

"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 addictions.
Each article provides glossary, full references, suggested readings, and a list of web resourcesEdited and authored by the leaders in the field around the globe - the broadest, most expert coverage availableDiscusses the genetic basis of addictionCovers basic science research from a variety of animal studies"

Clinician's Guide to Cultural Psychiatry (Paperback, New): Wen-Shing Tseng Clinician's Guide to Cultural Psychiatry (Paperback, New)
Wen-Shing Tseng
R1,469 Discovery Miles 14 690 Special order

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."
This more concise book focuses on information most relevant to treating patients. The book discusses how culture plays a role in specific disorders (depression, anxiety, eating and sexual disorders, substance abuse, schizophrenia, etc.). relevant sensitivities to keep in mind in treating specific patient populations (age groups, differing religions, and differing ethnicity's).
* Written by a nationally and internationally recognized scholar, clinician, and author
* Has the proper combination of knowledge, skill, and conceptual discussion for clinical practicalities
* Provides comprehensive and systematic coverage of major topics for clinical application
* Enhanced by more than 120 tables and figures and nearly 30 case illustrations
* Will serve as a major textbook in the training of psychiatric residents and clinical psychologists

Social Structure and Emotion (Hardcover): Jody Clay-Warner, Dawn T. Robinson Social Structure and Emotion (Hardcover)
Jody Clay-Warner, Dawn T. Robinson
R1,392 R1,311 Discovery Miles 13 110 Save R81 (6%) Special order

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 emotion.
Comparable books are narrowly focused and less comprehensive, the breadth and depth of this new work is unmatched.
*Explores the roles played by emotion in social arrangements (i.e., the power of emotions in psychology, finance, economics, etc...)
*Poses clear questions and presents the newest theoretical developments and empirical research linking social structure and emotion
*Contributions from experts in the field

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 32 (Hardcover): Peter J.B. Slater, Jay S. Rosenblatt, Charles T. Snowdon, Timothy J.... Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 32 (Hardcover)
Peter J.B. Slater, Jay S. Rosenblatt, Charles T. Snowdon, Timothy J. Roper
R2,745 Discovery Miles 27 450 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.

International Handbook of Cognitive and Behavioural Treatments for Psychological Disorders (Hardcover): V.E. Caballo International Handbook of Cognitive and Behavioural Treatments for Psychological Disorders (Hardcover)
V.E. Caballo
R3,307 Discovery Miles 33 070 Special order

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.

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, …
R2,752 Discovery Miles 27 520 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"

Handbook of Work-Family Integration - Research, Theory, and Best Practices (Hardcover): Karen Korabik, Donna S. Lero, Denise L.... Handbook of Work-Family Integration - Research, Theory, and Best Practices (Hardcover)
Karen Korabik, Donna S. Lero, Denise L. Whitehead
R1,792 R1,681 Discovery Miles 16 810 Save R111 (6%) Special order

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.
The research in this area has been widely scattered in journals in psychology, family studies, business, sociology, health, and economics, and presented in diverse conferences (e.g., APA, SIOP, Academy of Management). It is difficult for experts in the field to keep up with everything they need to know, with the information dispersed. This Handbook will fill this gap by synthesizing theory, research, policy, and workplace practice/organizational policy issues in one place.
The book will be useful as a reference for researchers in the area, as a guide to practitioners and policy makers, and as a resource for teaching in both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Representation in Mind, Volume 1 - New Approaches to Mental Representation (Hardcover): Hugh Clapin, Phillip Staines, Peter... Representation in Mind, Volume 1 - New Approaches to Mental Representation (Hardcover)
Hugh Clapin, Phillip Staines, Peter Slezak
R1,871 Discovery Miles 18 710 Special order

'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 cognitive science.
The papers in this volume offer new ideas, fresh approaches and new criticisms of old ideas. The papers deal in new ways with fundamental questions concerning the problem of mental representation that one contributor, Robert Cummins, has described as "THE problem in philosophy of mind for some time now." The editors' introductory overview considers the problem for which mental representation has been seen as an answer, sketching an influential framework, outlining some of the issues addressed and then providing an overview of the papers.
Issues include: the relation between mental representation and public, non-mental representation; misrepresentation; the role of mental representations in intelligent action; the relation between representation and consciousness; the relation between folk psychology and explanations invoking mental representations

Life in the Middle - Psychological and Social Development in Middle Age (Hardcover): Sherry L Willis, James B. Reid Life in the Middle - Psychological and Social Development in Middle Age (Hardcover)
Sherry L Willis, James B. Reid
R2,257 Discovery Miles 22 570 Special order

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).
Life in the Middle consolidates main findings across disciplines, with a life-span perspective regarding mid-life. Coverage includes individual development in middle age from the psychological and biological perspectives as well as the sociocultural context in which middle-aged individuals live and work, including physical health in mid-life, psychological well-being, cognitive development, the impact of work on the individual, and the general development of the "self." This age period is increasingly becoming the focus of scholarly attention as the largest cohort in U.S. history are now moving into the middle years (e.g., the "babyboomers"). From 1990 to 2015 the number of middle-aged people will increase 72 percent from 47 to 80 million.
Key Features
* Contributors are outstanding scholars in the field of adult development
* Addresses critical theoretical issues in midlife
* Includes important contributions to our understanding of physical health at midlife
* Presents a thorough review of women's health at midlife
* Takes a holistic approach to biopsychosocial functioning at midlife

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 R1,482 Discovery Miles 14 820 Save R93 (6%) 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."

The Social Validity Manual - A Guide to Subjective Evaluation of Behavior Interventions (Hardcover): Stacy L. Carter The Social Validity Manual - A Guide to Subjective Evaluation of Behavior Interventions (Hardcover)
Stacy L. Carter
R1,436 R1,352 Discovery Miles 13 520 Save R84 (6%) Special order

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.
This clinical research volume offers a detailed evaluation of the extant findings on Social Validity, as well as discussion of newly emerging factors which reemphasize the need for well-developed methods of examining SV. Basic conceptualizations, measurement, research findings, applications, ethics, and future implications are discussed in full, and novel recommendations relating back to clinical treatment are provided. The volume will give readers a firm understanding of the general concept of SV, help them become familiar with the research methods and findings, and teach them how to establish and evaluate the Social Validity of individual interventions and treatment programs.
Consolidates literature broadly distributed across journals and book chapters into single source
Provides discussion of SV in greater depth and breadth than is found in other sources, which generally just focus on general conceptualization and broad research findings
Describes how concept of SV can be influential in numerous areas of clinical practice

The Counselor as Gatekeeper - Social Interaction in Inverviews (Hardcover): Frederick Erickson, Jeffrey Schultz The Counselor as Gatekeeper - Social Interaction in Inverviews (Hardcover)
Frederick Erickson, Jeffrey Schultz
R1,184 Discovery Miles 11 840 Special order
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
R3,764 Discovery Miles 37 640 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.
Volume 35 of the series offers chapters on theory and research, social cognition and social competence in children with Down Sydrome, the Flynn Effect and the role of IQ, remaining open to quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method designs, active support, child abuse, and the role of siblings of children with mental retardation.
The wide range of topics covered in these chapters make Volume 35 of the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation a particularly valuable resource for academic researchers in developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as those in neuropsychology.
*Provides the most recent scholarly research in the study of mental retardation
*A vast range of perspectives is offered, and many topics are covered
*An excellent resource for academic researchers

Comprehension of Graphics, Volume 108 (Hardcover): W. Schnotz, R.W. Kulhavy Comprehension of Graphics, Volume 108 (Hardcover)
W. Schnotz, R.W. Kulhavy
R1,806 Discovery Miles 18 060 Special order

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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