Starting out in Statistics

Author: Patricia de Winter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118920554
Format: PDF
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To form a strong grounding in human-related sciences it is essential for students to grasp the fundamental concepts of statistical analysis, rather than simply learning to use statistical software. Although the software is useful, it does not arm a student with the skills necessary to formulate the experimental design and analysis of a research project in later years of study or indeed, if working in research. This textbook deftly covers a topic that many students find difficult. With an engaging and accessible style it provides the necessary background and tools for students to use statistics confidently and creatively in their studies and future career. Key features: Up-to-date methodology, techniques and current examples relevant to the analysis of large data sets, putting statistics in context Strong emphasis on experimental design Clear illustrations throughout that support and clarify the text A companion website with explanations on how to apply learning to related software packages This is an introductory book written for undergraduate biomedical and social science students with a focus on human health, interactions, and disease. It is also useful for graduate students in these areas, and for practitioners requiring a modern refresher.


Author: David G. Myers
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 364240782X
Format: PDF
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Die Psychologie – vielfältig und schillernd: Ein Fach mit spannenden Teilgebieten und kontroversen Diskussionen, eine fundierte Wissenschaft, eine Möglichkeit, sich mit eigenen Erfahrungen und fremden Kulturen auseinanderzusetzen – nah am Leben! Das einführende Lehrbuch von David Myers stellt das Fach so komplett wie kein anderes vor: alle Grundlagenfächer und die 3 großen Anwendungsfächer Klinische, Pädagogische und Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie. Die 3. Auflage wurde - unter Mitarbeit von Studierenden - komplett überarbeitet. Leicht lernen: Mit leicht verständlichen, unterhaltsamen Kapiteln, klaren Definitionen, „bunten“ Exkursen, Zusammenfassungen und Prüfungsfragen am Kapitelende. Mit interaktiver Lernwebsite und umfangreichem Zusatzmaterial. Und mit Spaß: Über 900 bunte Abbildungen und Cartoons bringen Psychologie auf den (witzigen) Punkt! Psychologisch denken: Durch zahlreiche Leitfragen, Denkanstöße und Übungen zeigt Myers, wie das Wissen angewendet wird, wo Psychologie im Alltag zu erfahren ist. Ob Sie Psychologie studieren oder zu denen gehören, die schon immer wissen wollten: Was sagen eigentlich die Psychologen dazu? – Der MYERS ist Ihr Einstiegsbuch in die Psychologie!

Anthropological Approaches to Psychological Medicine

Author: Vieda Skultans
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853027079
Format: PDF
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`There are many insights and nuggets of value in this collection. Maurice Lipsedge reminds us how badly psychiatry needs anthropology's insights.This book should contribute to the ongoing dialogue between the two fields.' - The Journal of the Royal Antropological Institute `The editors states in the introduction that they wish to encourage the reader `to meet halfway the other discipline'. This expresses the view which all the contributors clearly feel and which is correct, that psychology and psychiatry and anthropology have much to offer each other and indeed are similar in several respects'. - The International Journal of Social Psychiatry `As an introductory text the book is perhaps too difficult, but for students of medical anthropology and cross-cultural psychiatry it offers a useful up to date assessment of the field.' - The International Journal of Social Psychiatry 'This text brings together some noted clinicians and researchers in psychiatry and mental health. The aim is to explore what we can learn from anthropology to achieve a contextual understanding of mental illness and health in contemporary society. The book contains a wide selection of ideas, and works well to bridge the gap between anthropolgy and psychiatry. This book is definitely not for the novice or anyone new to the field. It is, however, worth reading to explore ways in which mental health practitioners can make the shift from ideologies, theories and practices that are only interested in establishing the presence or absence of pathology or illness, towards theory and practice that take account of the meaning of those experiences for people in their everyday lives. One of the authors sums this up well by suggesting that "anthropologically informed methods of enquiry have potential to help establish clearer links between personal suffering and local politico-economic ideologies".` - Openmind. No110, July/Aug 2001 The relevance of transcultural issues for medical practice, including psychiatry, is becoming more widely recognized and medical anthropology is now a major sub-discipline. Written for those working in the mental health services as well as for anthropologists, Anthropological Approaches to Psychological Medicine brings together psychiatry and anthropology and focuses on the implications of their interaction in theory and clinical practice. The book reaffirms the importance of anthropology for fully understanding psychiatric practice and psychological disorders in both socio-historical and individual contexts. The development and use of diagnostic categories, the nature of expressed emotion within cross-cultural contexts and the religious context of perceptions of pathological behaviour are all refracted through an anthropological perspective. The clinical applications of medical anthropology addressed include, in particular, the establishing of cultural competence and an examination of the new perspectives anthropological study can bring to psychosis and depression. The stigmatization of mental illness is also reviewed from an anthropological perspective. Encouraging practitioners to reflect on the position of medicine in a wider cultural context, this is an exciting and comprehensive text which explores the profound importance of an anthropological interpretation for key issues in psychological medicine.

An Introduction to Community Health

Author: James McKenzie
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763746347
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In an effort to effectively address the health issues facing today's communities, An Introduction to Community Health, Sixth Edition, has been updated to reflect the latest trends and statistics in community health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, this best-selling introductory text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health. Short scenarios, key terminology, marginal definitions, and web activities found in each chapter make this an accessible and reader-friendly resource for the beginning community health student.

Rethinking Health Psychology

Author: Crossley, Michele
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335204309
Format: PDF, ePub
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This introductory text presents a coherent overview of prevalent theories, methods and applications within contemporary health psychology.

Health in Megacities and Urban Areas

Author: Alexander Krämer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783790827330
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Diverse driving forces, processes and actors are responsible for different trends in the development of megacities and large urban areas. Under the dynamics of global change, megacities are themselves changing: On the one hand they are prone to increasing socio-economic vulnerability due to pronounced poverty, socio-spatial and political fragmentation, sometimes with extreme forms of segregation, disparities and conflicts. On the other hand megacities offer positive potential for global transformation, e.g. minimisation of space consumption, highly effective use of resources, efficient disaster prevention and health care options – if good strategies were developed. At present in many megacities and urban areas of the developing world and the emerging economies the quality of life is eroding. Most of the megacities have grown to unprecedented size, and the pace of urbanisation has far exceeded the growth of the necessary infrastructure and services. As a result, an increasing number of urban dwellers are left without access to basic amenities like clean drinking water, fresh air and safe food. Additionally, social inequalities lead to subsequent and significant intra-urban health inequalities and unbalanced disease burdens that can trigger conflict and violence between subpopulations. The guiding idea of our book lies in a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to the complex topic of megacities and urban health that can only be adequately understood when different disciplines share their knowledge and methodological tools to work together. We hope that the book will allow readers to deepen their understanding of the complex dynamics of urban and megacity populations through the lens of public health, geographical and other research perspectives.

An Introduction to Health Psychology

Author: Val Morrison
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780130994080
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Covering health psychology, this text includes the topics: health inequalities; health risk behaviour; health enhancing behaviour; the body in health and illness; stress and illness moderators; managing stress; pain; and the impact of illness on patients and their families.

Adult Psychological Problems

Author: Lorna Champion
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135481407
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.