Classic Case Studies in Psychology

Author: Geoff Rolls
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317909615
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The human mind is both extraordinary and compelling. But this is more than a collection of case studies; it is a selection of stories that illustrate some of the most extreme forms of human behaviour. From the leader who convinced his followers to kill themselves to the man who lost his memory; from the boy who was brought up as a girl to the woman with several personalities, Geoff Rolls illustrates some of the most fundamental tenets of psychology. Each case study has provided invaluable insights for scholars and researchers, and amazed the public at large. Several have been the inspiration for works of fiction, for example the story of Kim Peek, the real Rain Man. This new edition features three new case studies, including the story of Charles Decker, who was tried for the attempted murder of two people but acquitted on the basis of a neurological condition, and Dorothy Martin, whose persisting belief in an impending alien invasion is an illuminating example of cognitive dissonance. In addition, each case study is contextualized with more typical behaviour, while the latest thinking in each sub-field is also discussed. Classic Case Studies in Psychology is accessibly written and requires no prior knowledge of psychology, just an interest in the human condition. It is a book that will amaze, sometimes disturb, but above all enlighten its readers.

Key Studies in Psychology 6th Edition

Author: Richard Gross
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1444189387
Format: PDF
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Psychology is full of agreements and disagreements! Here Richard Gross pairs up 30 studies to show you how the classic theories in Psychology are constantly revisited by modern researchers. In a new focus for this 6th edition, the emphasis is on how these classic and contemporary studies relate. From the differences and similarities between them you'll understand not just the studies themselves, but develop the study skills you need to write about Psychology in exams and essays. The aim is to help you understand how specific research and issues fit into the science of Psychology as a whole, and where that science is going. Key Studies in Psychology 6th Edition is a life-saver in the sea of Psychological research - grab onto it!

Case Studies in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Author: DeDe Wohlfarth
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478635266
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The second edition of Case Studies in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology expands on the case study approach utilized in the first edition, providing engaging narratives of clients with rich backgrounds and complex family situations. Because the answers to important real-world questions are often nuanced, contextual, and tentative—unlike the idealistic scenarios presented in most textbooks—these case studies contain ethical lapses, clinical mistakes, confusing diagnostic presentations, unevenly applied approaches, and sometimes unhappy endings. These real-life portrayals of clients help students learn the skills they will need to be successful in the mental health field. Critical thinking questions designed to develop objective analysis and evaluation skills are embedded throughout the cases, which can be used in individual, group, or online formats. This problem-based learning approach challenges readers to create accurate case conceptualizations and evidence-based treatment plans. The cases utilize the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The current research applied in the case studies serves to deepen the understanding of the etiology and treatment of these disorders. The latest edition emphasizes culture, race, and ethnicity in psychotherapy, featuring both children and mental health providers who represent a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.

Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy

Author: Frank M. Dattilio
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462532233
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Featuring case presentations by many of the most distinguished practitioners of couple and family therapy, this volume brings to life the full spectrum of approaches in the field. The cases illustrate the principles and techniques of the respective approaches and allow the reader to "listen in" on highly skilled therapists at work. Editor Frank Dattilio comments on each case with a focus on ways to integrate systemic and cognitive-behavioral approaches. He suggests ways that cognitive principles might usefully be called upon at specific points. Responses from contributors consider the benefits of Dattilio's suggestions and elucidate each practitioner's decision-making process. See also Dattilio's authored book, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Couples and Families, which combines the empirical research base with practical clinical guidance.

Developmental Psychology

Author: Alan M Slater
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 0857027581
Format: PDF, Docs
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Electronic Inspection Copy available here Revisiting the Classic Studies is a series of texts that introduces readers to the studies in psychology that changed the way we think about core topics in the discipline today. It provokes students to ask more interesting and challenging questions about the field by encouraging a deeper level of engagement both with the details of the studies themselves and with the nature of their contribution. Edited by leading scholars in their field and written by researchers at the cutting edge of these developments, the chapters in each text provide details of the original works and their theoretical and empirical impact, and then discuss the ways in which thinking and research has advanced in the years since the studies were conducted. Revisiting the Classic Studies in Developmental Psychology traces 14 ground-breaking studies by researchers such as Harlow, Meltzoff & Moore, Kohlberg and Bandura to re-examine and reflect on their findings and engage in a lively discussion of the subsequent work that they have inspired. Suitable for students on developmental psychology courses at all levels, as well as anyone with an enquiring mind

World as Laboratory

Author: Rebecca Lemov
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 0374707294
Format: PDF
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Deeply researched, World as Laboratory tells a secret history that's not really a secret. The fruits of human engineering are all around us: advertising, polls, focus groups, the ubiquitous habit of "spin" practiced by marketers and politicians. What Rebecca Lemov cleverly traces for the first time is how the absurd, the practical, and the dangerous experiments of the human engineers of the first half of the twentieth century left their laboratories to become our day-to-day reality.

How to Design and Report Experiments

Author: Andy Field
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847872980
Format: PDF, ePub
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How to Design and Report Experiments is the perfect textbook and guide to the often bewildering world of experimental design and statistics. It provides a complete map of the entire process beginning with how to get ideas about research, how to refine your research question and the actual design of the experiment, leading on to statistical procedure and assistance with writing up of results. While many books look at the fundamentals of doing successful experiments and include good coverage of statistical techniques, this book very importantly considers the process in chronological order with specific attention given to effective design in the context of likely methods needed and expected results. Without full assessment of these aspects, the experience and results may not end up being as positive as one might have hoped. Ample coverage is then also provided of statistical data analysis, a hazardous journey in itself, and the reporting of findings, with numerous examples and helpful tips of common downfalls throughout. Combining light humour, empathy with solid practical guidance to ensure a positive experience overall, Designing and Reporting Experiments will be essential reading for students in psychology and those in cognate disciplines with an experimental focus or content in research methods courses.

Classic and Contemporary Readings in Social Psychology

Author: Erik J. Coats
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130873668
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This unique collection of 30 readings, written by leading researchers in the field of social psychology, pairs classic and contemporary articles on key topics that illustrate the contrast between the old and the new—and the progress and advances of various aspects of the entire discipline. It encourages readers to notice the similarities and differences among the articles and issues. Selections include classic articles by such figures as Leon Festinger, Stanley Milgram, and Edward Jones—as well as more recent ones that have risen to classic status due to their impact on the field. The inclusion of contemporary articles show that important thinking still goes on. Featured topics explore social cognition; prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes; well being and health; interpersonal relations; prosocial behavior; aggression; attitudes; persuasion; and law and order. For individuals interested in the field of social psychology.

Personality Theories Workbook

Author: Donna Ashcraft
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285766652
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The case studies in PERSONALITY THEORIES WORKBOOK, Sixth Edition, help students learn and apply personality theories to real-life examples of typical--rather than solely abnormal--behavior. While most personality texts present just the major concepts of personality theories, this unique workbook ensures that students thoroughly understand examples, and enables students to put theories into practice. The wide range of case studies is accompanied by application questions that guide students through an analysis of each case, prompting them to consider how a particular theorist would view it. In addition, theory comparison questions ensure that students understand the differences between each theory. Succinct, affordable, and accessible, PERSONALITY THEORIES WORKBOOK combines an excellent assortment of cases with critical-thinking questions and greater application of theories to students' personal lives. The result is solid student understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Intellectual History of Psychology

Author: Daniel N. Robinson
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299148430
Format: PDF, Docs
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An Intellectual History of Psychology, already a classic in its field, is now available in a concise new third edition. It presents psychological ideas as part of a greater web of thinking throughout history about the essentials of human nature, interwoven with ideas from philosophy, science, religion, art, literature, and politics. Daniel N. Robinson demonstrates that from the dawn of rigorous and self-critical inquiry in ancient Greece, reflections about human nature have been inextricably linked to the cultures from which they arose, and each definable historical age has added its own character and tone to this long tradition. An Intellectual History of Psychology not only explores the most significant ideas about human nature from ancient to modern times, but also examines the broader social and scientific contexts in which these concepts were articulated and defended. Robinson treats each epoch, whether ancient Greece or Renaissance Florence or Enlightenment France, in its own terms, revealing the problems that dominated the age and engaged the energies of leading thinkers. Robinson also explores the abiding tension between humanistic and scientific perspectives, assessing the most convincing positions on each side of the debate. Invaluable as a text for students and as a stimulating and insightful overview for scholars and practicing psychologists, this volume can be read either as a history of psychology in both its philosophical and aspiring scientific periods or as a concise history of Western philosophy’s concepts of human nature.