Intimate Relationships

Author: Ralph Erber
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317347447
Format: PDF, ePub
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Intimate Relationships covers both classic and current material in a concise yet thorough and rigorous manner. Chapters range from attraction to love, attachment to jealousy, conflict to relationship dissolution — all written in a warm, personal, and engaging voice. Each chapter is organized around the major issues and relevant theories, in addition to a critical evaluation about the research. When appropriate, the authors discuss and evaluate popular ideas about relationship processes in the context of scientific research. This includes critical evaluations of evolutionary approaches to attraction, victim-based accounts of abuse, and the separate-cultures view of the sexes.

Group Performance

Author: Bernard A. Nijstad
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135217793
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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People interact and perform in group settings in all areas of life. Organizations and businesses are increasingly structuring work around groups and teams. Every day, we work in groups such as families, friendship groups, societies and sports teams, to make decisions and plans, solve problems, perform physical tasks, generate creative ideas, and more. Group Performance outlines the current state of social psychological theories and findings concerning the performance of groups. It explores the basic theories surrounding group interaction and development and investigates how groups affect their members. Bernard A. Nijstad discusses these issues in relation to the many different tasks that groups may perform, including physical tasks, idea generation and brainstorming, decision-making, problem-solving, and making judgments and estimates. Finally, the book closes with an in-depth discussion of teamwork and the context in which groups interact and perform. Offering an integrated approach, with particular emphasis on the interplay between group members, the group task, interaction processes and context, this book provides a state-of-the-art overview of social psychological theory and research. It will be highly valuable to undergraduates, graduates and researchers in social psychology, organizational behavior and business.

Crossing the Quality Chasm

Author: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309072808
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.

Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century

Author: Steve Burghardt
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483323315
Format: PDF, ePub
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Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century, Second Edition offers a modern approach to building effective career skills in macro practice. Author Steve Burghardt inspires students by tracing the careers of macro-practitioners from grass roots organizers to agency executives. By focusing on how practitioners can make meaningful, strategic choices regardless of their formal roles and responsibilities, this Second Edition takes a refreshing new approach on the key issues of how to respond to diversity and oppression, the use of the internet for organization, the limits of “virtual trust,” understanding where "micro" and "macro" meet in practice, and co-leadership development.

The Theory of the Business Harvard Business Review Classics

Author: Peter F. Drucker
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1633692531
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Peter F. Drucker argues that what underlies the current malaise of so many large and successful organizations worldwide is that their theory of the business no longer works. The story is a familiar one: a company that was a superstar only yesterday finds itself stagnating and frustrated, in trouble and, often, in a seemingly unmanageable crisis. The root cause of nearly every one of these crises is not that things are being done poorly. It is not even that the wrong things are being done. Indeed, in most cases, the right things are being done—but fruitlessly. What accounts for this apparent paradox? The assumptions on which the organization has been built and is being run no longer fit reality. These are the assumptions that shape any organization's behavior, dictate its decisions about what to do and what not to do, and define what an organization considers meaningful results. These assumptions are what Drucker calls a company's theory of the business. The Harvard Business Review Classics series offers you the opportunity to make seminal Harvard Business Review articles a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world—and will have a direct impact on you today and for years to come.

Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications

Author: Caywood
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780070593916
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the media grow more ruthless, the role of public relations becomes increasingly complex and critical. Savvy business people know that how a company conveys and maintains its image has never been more important or more challenging. The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations & Integrated Communication is the definitive resource for communications professionals. Featuring the expertise of the world s foremost public relations and marketing authorities, it is the first book of its kind to combine the art and science of marketing, public relations and communications.

The Frontiers of Management

Author: Peter Drucker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136008411
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Frontiers of Management offers stimulating and profitable reading for both existing Drucker disciples and those new to his writing. This collection of thirty-five finely balanced articles and essays, plus an interview and afterword, was planned by the author from the beginning to be published eventually in one volume and as variations on one unifying theme - the challenges of tomorrow that face the executive today. What kind of tomorrow it will be depends heavily on the knowledge, insight, foresight and competence of the decision makers of today. The future is in the hands of executives who are already fully occupied with the daily crisis, and for whom the daily crisis is the one absolutely predictable event in their working day. It is to these people that this Drucker volume is addressed, to enable them to see and to understand the long-range implications and impacts of their immediate, everyday, urgent actions and decisions.

Marriages and Families in the 21st Century

Author: Tasha R. Howe
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506340970
Format: PDF, Docs
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Marriages and Families in the 21st Century puts contemporary relationships and family structures in context for today’s students. Using a bioecological framework, the book reveals how families are shaped by multiple influences, from biological to cultural, that interact with one another. Chapters cover topics from parenting to gender issues within an interdisciplinary context, weaving in stories, visuals, and examples of diverse families to dispel longstanding myths. The book creates a personalized learning experience with frequent self-assessments and strengths exercises, while ensuring that students come to understand the research and build scientific analysis and critical thinking skills along the way. Robust digital tools and resources including SAGE edge and an interactive eBook with SAGE Premium Video help readers develop a multi-layered understanding of "what makes families tick" while challenging them to re-evaluate their own assumptions and experiences.

Attachment in Adulthood

Author: Mario Mikulincer
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593854579
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This authoritative work provides a systematic, comprehensive overview of theory and research on adult attachment. The authors--who have been at the forefront of this rapidly growing field since the concepts of "adult attachment" and "attachment style" were first developed--trace how Bowlbys original constructs have evolved through the study of adolescents and adults. They review extant measures and analyze how attachment theory has been used to advance scientific understanding of emotions, social cognition, close relationships, psychopathology, and psychotherapy. Integrative and clearly organized, this book is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand or contribute to the large and still expanding literature on adult attachment.

Law Enforcement and Justice Administration Strategies for the 21st Century

Author: Clyde L. Cronkhite
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449642004
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the most current events and information, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration: Strategies for the 21st Century, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive examination of the prevailing criminal justice organizations present in law enforcement, courts, and correctional systems. Using a realistic, field-based approach that combines theory with application, this text explores the operations, issues, and practices that administrators within criminal justice face today. This Second Edition blends historic administrative themes and concepts with contemporary issues and future trends. Throughout the text, the Contextual Themes Model (Organization, Employee Relations, Open Systems, Social Equity, Client-oriented Service) of criminal justice administration is provided to aid the readers in connecting the concepts of administration to key terms, theories, and ultimately to the application of the concepts. Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Second Edition is organized into three parts. Part I develops key concepts from the history of administrative practices and organizes them into the five Contextual Themes. Part II applies these administrative concepts to contemporary criminal justice administration using the Contextual Themes. Part III explores the application of the key concepts with discussions on the cutting-edge issues that face criminal justice administrators now and in the future. Every new printed copy is packaged with full student access to the companion website, which features a variety of enaging and interactive study tools! (eBook version does not include access to the student companion website. Standalone access can be purchased here http: //www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781449655150/). Key Features: Now available in paperback! Revised figures and tables and updated statistics throughout present the most current trends and data in criminal justice administration. Contains new Current Status sections at the conclusion of chapters in Parts II and III summarizing the latest trends discussed. Key terms and concepts listed at the end of each chapter familiarize readers with the language they will encounter at the administrative level. A compendium listing all terms and concepts is included at the end of the text for easy reference. End of chapter review questions and activities encourage further participation and research. Resources: Instructor s Manual PowerPoint Lecture Outlines complete Test Bank Student Companion Website"