Intelligence Policy

Author: Angela Browne-Miller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461518652
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The author examines the numerous facets of 'implicit intelligence policies'those unspoken directives that often profoundly influence social and educational policies-and their impact on policies regarding measured and actual mental ability.

Sociologies of Food and Nutrition

Author: Wm. Alex McIntosh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489913858
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Here, Wm. Alex McIntosh analyzes the relationship between food and nutrition and social factors, using a wide array of sociological theories. The author applies theories of social organization, culture, social stratification, social change, rural sociology, the sociology of the body, and social problems to empirical problems in food and nutrition. By doing so, he sheds light on issues such as the rise of the state; population growth; famine; obesity; eating disorders; the maldistribution of food across class, gender, and ethnic boundaries; and the changing nature of the food industry.

Social Issues in America

Author: James Ciment
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317459717
Format: PDF, Docs
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Truly comprehensive in scope - and arranged in A-Z format for quick access - this eight-volume set is a one-source reference for anyone researching the historical and contemporary details of more than 170 major issues confronting American society. Entries cover the full range of hotly contested social issues - including economic, scientific, environmental, criminal, legal, security, health, and media topics. Each entry discusses the historical origins of the problem or debate; past means used to deal with the issue; the current controversy surrounding the issue from all perspectives; and the near-term and future implications for society. In addition, each entry includes a chronology, a bibliography, and a directory of Internet resources for further research as well as primary documents and statistical tables highlighting the debates.

Psychological Testing Principles Applications and Issues

Author: Robert M. Kaplan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133492010
Format: PDF, Kindle
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PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS, AND ISSUES, Eighth Edition explains the fundamentals of psychological testing, their important applications, and the controversies that emerge from those applications in clinical, education, industrial, and legal settings. Robert M. Kaplan and Dennis P. Saccuzzo's engaging and thorough text demonstrates how psychological tests are constructed and used, both in a professional setting and in everyday lives. Part I focuses on the core concepts that affect the evaluation of all tests. Part II discusses the major types of psychological tests, while Part III looks at present-day issues affecting testing such as bias, laws, and ethics. Chapters are independent enough to allow instructors to structure their class to achieve course objectives. A multitude of test profiles and sample items illustrate how psychological testing is used and reported. Real-life case studies demonstrate the uses and misuses of psychological testing, helping to maximize student interest, while Technical Example boxes assist students in grasping complex statistical concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Publisher:
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Psychiatry E Book

Author: Lesley Stevens
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702048429
Format: PDF
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* 2011 Winner - BMA Book Awards - Student Textbook - Psychiatry * This innovative resource provides a highly visual introduction to the basic principles and practice of psychiatry. Each topic is covered in a single two-page unit to make reference and study uncommonly easy and effective. Abundant full-colour line diagrams, clinical photographs, and MRI images demonstrate essential concepts at a glance. Concise, double page spread permits rapid review of essential information Wide range of colour clinical photographs, MRI scans and artwork schematics Provides practical advice regarding patient care Covers modern pharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders Contains useful 'key point' boxes to highlight essential information Expanded section on recent advances in psychopharmacology, particularly in the treatment of psychosis Covers the new Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act Discusses the increasing role of psychotherapy in psychiatric disturbance Provides a useful summary of the DSM-IV classification alongside that of the ICD-10 to enable fast comparison between the two classification systems Summarises recent changes in NICE guidelines Includes a new section on eponymous psychiatric disorders e.g. de Clérambault's and Cotard’s syndromes.