Applied Psychology

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Author: Graham Davey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444331213

Category: Psychology

Page: 692

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For a significant portion of psychology students, their reason for choosing an undergraduate degree in psychology is their interest in applied psychology and a desire to use psychological knowledge to help solve personal and social problems. With this in mind, this textbook has been designed to satisfy these needs for applied psychology teaching at all undergraduate levels. Applied Psychology is designed to introduce students to the main areas of applied psychology (Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Educational Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Sports & Exercise Psychology, Counselling Psychology and Teaching Psychology) from UK, European and international perspectives. It also introduces the core psychological knowledge that underpins these applied and professional areas. As a result, students learn core knowledge from the five main areas of psychology, as well as acquiring a thorough grounding in how this knowledge is applied, and the professional issues associated with that application. Highlights include a broad range of teaching and learning features designed to help the student learn and the teacher teach. These include: Focus Points, Colour Illustrations, Activity Boxes, Research Methods, Case Histories, Self–Test and Essay Questions, Learning Outcomes and Section Summaries, a Glossary as well as Links to Journal Articles and Further Reading. The chapters on Counselling Psychology and Teaching Psychology are available online via the Student Companion Site at: http://tinyurl.com/c3ztvtj The text is written to be accessible to Level 1 Introductory Psychology students, and also to provide the core knowledge and professional information that students at Levels 2 and 3 would require.

Applied Psychology

Current Issues and New Directions

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Author: Rowan Bayne,Ian Horton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848608586

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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`This is a competently edited, reader-friendly publication which fills a previously empty niche in the market. Every applied psychologist should have a copy well within arm's length' - British Journal of Educational Psychology Applied Psychology: Current Issues and New Directions is an exciting new textbook and a perfect resource for students taking either a focussed degree in applied psychology or a module as part of a wider psychology degree program. Given its breadth of coverage it should also be essential background reading on courses looking in depth at one of the many areas of professional psychological practice. The book is divided into two parts. In Part One, the book reviews the traditional branches of applied psychology (i.e. clinical, educational and occupational psychology); some relative newcomers (counselling psychology, forensic and health psychology); and some less obvious areas (careers guidance, counselling, academia) addressing such issues as training, future trends and developments within each field. Part Two offers discussion of more generic issues facing professional psychologists including the role of research and evidence-based practice in everyday work; trends in higher education; and continuing professional development. The book concludes with a `Round-Table' discussion involving leading psychologists commenting on trends and new directions in their respective fields. Key features of this book: - Consistently pedagogical throughout - chapter summaries, questions for reflection and discussion and annotated further reading in every chapter - Comprehensive coverage - all areas of applied psychology included - Related to the `real world' - by reviewing the issues and offering practical advice, this text should help prospective applied psychologists make informed decisions about their careers.

Counselling Psychology

A Textbook for Study and Practice

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Author: David Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119106869

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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Published on behalf by the British Psychological Society.

Psychological Research in Prisons

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Author: Graham J. Towl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140517322X

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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This up-to-date collection begins with an account and analysis of the role of psychologists in prisons in relation to research. Looks at the results of evidence based psychological approaches to working with prisoners First half of the book has its primary focus on psychological evaluation research Includes chapters on psychological research on suicide, bullying, life sentenced prisoners and staff sickness

Health Psychology in Practice

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Author: Susan Michie,Charles Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470693215

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Published by Blackwell in association with the British Psychological Society, Health Psychology in Practice provides a comprehensive overview of the UK professional Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology. An essential text for professional training in health psychology, both for trainees and teachers and supervisors contributing to health psychology courses. Published in association with the British Psychological Society. Covers the core competencies necessary for qualification as a health psychologist. Includes sections on professional issues, research, consultancy and interventions, teaching and training and other professional roles. The final chapter contains a series of individual commentaries on health psychology training in a variety of countries, which will be of great interest to an international audience. The editors helped to establish the British Psychological Society’s health psychology professional training programme.

Sozialpsychologie

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Author: Klaus Jonas,Wolfgang Stroebe,Miles Hewstone

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 364241091X

Category: Psychology

Page: 691

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Warum verhält sich jemand aggressiv? Wieso helfen viele Zuschauer bei einem Unfall nicht? Soll ich aufhören zu rauchen, weil es meiner Gesundheit schadet? Wie bildet sich ein Gruppenanführer heraus? Das alles ist Sozialpsychologie! Das vielseitige Fachgebiet beschäftigt sich damit, wie Gedanken, Gefühle und Verhalten von Individuen durch die tatsächliche oder vorgestellte Anwesenheit anderer Menschen beeinflusst werden. Lesen und Lernen mit ausgefeilter Didaktik: Aus der Forschung, Pioniere, Sozialpsychologie im Alltag Deutsch-englisches Glossar Mit interaktiver Lernwebsite: Lernkarten, Quiz, Prüfungsfragen, Links, Materialien für Dozenten

Applying Psychology to Forensic Practice

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Author: Adrian Needs,Graham J. Towl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470693185

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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This book illustrates the wide variety of applications of psychology to the criminal and civil justice system. Illustrates the wide variety of applications of psychology to the criminal and civil justice system. Gives examples of how forensic psychology can benefit not only from clinical and criminological approaches, but also from the insights of occupational, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. Many of the chapters introduce readers to areas which have not received extensive coverage elsewhere. Includes new directions in forensic practice. Chapters draw out the implications for professionals working in the field. Contributors include both academics and practitioners. Reflects both the scope and the potential of forensic psychology.

Environmental Psychology

An Introduction

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Author: Linda Steg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119241049

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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The updated edition of the essential guide to environmental psychology Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition, Environmental Psychology: An Introduction offers an overview of the interplay between humans and their environments. The text examines the influence of the environment on human experiences, behaviour and well-being and explores the factors influencing environmental behaviour, and ways to encourage pro-environmental behaviour. The revised edition is a state-of-the art review of relevant theories and research on each of these topics. With contributions from an international panel of noted experts, the text addresses a wealth of topics including the main research methods in environmental psychology; effects of environmental stress; emotional impacts and meanings of natural environment experience; aesthetic appraisals of architecture; how to measure environmental behaviour; cognitive, emotional and social factors explaining environmental behaviour; effects and acceptability of strategies to promote pro-environmental factors; and much more. This important book: Discusses the environmental factors that threaten and promote human wellbeing Explores a wide range of factors influencing actions that affect environmental conditions Discusses the effects and acceptability of approaches that aim to encourage pro-environmental behavior Presents research results conducted in different regions in the world Contains contributions from noted experts Written for scholars and practitioners in the field, the revised edition of Environmental Psychology offers a comprehensive review of the most recent research available in environmental psychology.

An Introduction to Developmental Psychology

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Author: Alan Slater,J. Gavin Bremner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118767209

Category: Psychology

Page: 848

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A representative and authoritative 'state of the art' account of human development from conception to adolescence. Written at an easy-to-comprehend level by an international team of respected researchers, conveying their knowledge with enthusiasm and skill. Full supporting materials - chapter overviews, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and glossary. Chapters covering applied issues in developmental psychology

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Practitioner Case Studies

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Author: Gavin Breslin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118686527

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

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Sport and Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies focuses on the most current issues in the field, integrating research and practice to develop a coherent understanding of current knowledge, future research directions and applied implications within the field. This is the first book to include theory-based case studies for sport performance, exercise and skill acquisition in one publication. This text provides content that is directly applicable to those students wishing to enter the profession via various national accreditation schemes, in addition to providing chartered psychologists with a text that can directly inform their reflections of their own practice. Sport and Exercise Psychology is supported by an online learning environment that includes ‘talking heads’ videos for each chapter, further resources, questions and links to relevant external materials.

Applied Psychology

Putting Theory Into Practice

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Author: Debra Bekerian,Archie Levey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199235910

Category: Education

Page: 355

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Applied Psychology: Putting theory into practice demonstrates how psychology theory is applied in the real world. Uniquely structured as a series of themed 'rooms', it is as novel and engaging as it is essential reading for student mapping a career in psychology.

Discovering Research Methods in Psychology

A Student's Guide

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Author: L. D. Sanders

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405175311

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

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Discovering Research Methods in Psychology: A Student's Guide presents an accessible introduction to the research methodology techniques that underpin the field of psychology Offers a unique narrative approach to introducing the complexities of psychological research methods to first year students Introduces the reader to the three main types of research methods used in psychology ? observation, experimentation and survey methods Provides clear summaries of 21st-century published studies that reflect diversity and best illustrate issues in research methodology Includes an emphasis on topics of most interest to students, from those with a personal perspective such as romantic relationships, prejudice and career decisions, to clinical topics including eating disorders, heavy drinking and paranoia Features a comprehensive glossary of all research terminology used in the narrative

Organizational Effectiveness

The Role of Psychology

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Author: Ivan T. Robertson,Militza Callinan,Dave Bartram

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470867590

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Organizational Effectiveness: The Role of Psychology examines psychological approaches in organizations, not from the more common perspective of their impact on individuals, but in relation to how the work of psychologists impacts on the overall effectiveness of the organization. It also provides a critical review of what psychology has to offer; the way psychologists choose the problems they address, work with others, and evaluate and demonstrate the impact they have. Robertson, Callinan and Bartram have brought together leading researchers and practitioners in work and organizational psychology. Each chapter provides a review of current knowledge, practice, issues and future directions in their own area of expertise, with a focus on contributions and implications for organizational functioning and the wider arena of managerial thinking. This book is for anyone interested in understanding the complex relations between individual, group and organisational performance and effectiveness. It is a valuable and challenging resource for advanced students and practitioners of occupational psychology, organizational behaviour, HRM, and psychological consultancy in organizations.

Health Psychology Topics in Applied Psychology

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Author: Charles Abraham,Mark Conner,Fiona Jones,Darly O'Connor

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780340928905

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life including case histories, research methods, ethical debate and learner activities. Each chapter opens with learning objectives and concludes with a summary of the main points to consolidate learning. A reading list and sample essay questions at the end of each chapter enable further independent study. The series also offers an appreciation of multiple perspectives, examines the relationship between psychology and other cognate disciplines and discusses recent developments in each field. Topics in Applied Psychology will provide you with the tools you need to engage with, enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive grounding in the profession. Organizational and Work Psychology examines individual behavior, motivation and satisfaction, diversity management, teamwork, and decision making. Personnel practices and human resource management, performance management and career management are also explored in depth. The book also includes discussions on health, wellness and dysfunctional behavior at work, politics and power in organizations, leadership, job design and the meaning of work. It concludes with an analysis of organizational cultures and climates and organizational change and development. The integrated and interactive approach, combined with the comprehensive coverage, make this book the ideal companion for courses in applied organizational and work psychology.

Psychology

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Author: Miles Hewstone,Frank D. Fincham,Jonathan Foster

Publisher: BPS Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631206781

Category: Psychology

Page: 580

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Psychology, published in association with the British Psychological Society, is the definitive introductory textbook for students starting their study of psychology. written with style and authority by more than 20 leading psychologists from the UK and Australasia, in association with our editorial team; contains comprehensive and integrated coverage of all the major topics in first-year undergraduate psychology; also provides extensive treatment of cutting-edge applied areas such as health, organizational and forensic psychology; each chapter helps students to understand psychology on their own terms: 'Research Close-ups' bring research to life via snapshot case studies; 'Everyday Psychology' boxes apply real-life contexts to the basic principles; includes a host of additional useful features, from chapter maps, learning objectives, expert opinions and profiles of pioneering psychologists in each subfield, to chapter summaries, revision questions, suggestions for further reading and a glossary; supported by an interactive website containing a multiple choice testbank, essay questions, practice questions, downloadable figures and tables, electronic chapters and lecture-by-lecture instructor support. Visit www.bpsblackwell.co.uk/hewstone for more information.

Forensic Psychology

Crime, Justice, Law, Interventions

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Author: Graham M. Davies,Anthony R. Beech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119991951

Category: Psychology

Page: 466

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Forensic Psychology is essential reading for all undergraduate courses in forensic psychology and an excellent introduction for more detailed postgraduate courses. Expert authors cover every aspect of forensic psychology, from understanding criminal behaviour, to applying psychological theory to criminal investigation, to analysis of the legal process and the roles of witnesses, to the treatment of offenders.

Psychology in Probation Services

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Author: David A. Crighton,Graham J. Towl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405137827

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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This book serves as a route map for psychologists and probation officers working in probation services. Outlines the strategic framework for psychological services across prisons and probation. Gives an up-to-date picture of some key emerging areas of applied psychological practice in probation settings. Covers the development of applied psychological services, court work, mental health, working with sex offenders, risk assessment, group work, cognitive skills, multi-agency public protection panels, and lifer assessments. The editors are Deputy Head and Head of Psychology for Prisons and Probation Services, and therefore well placed to compile this book. Complements Graham Towl’s book Psychology in Prisons (BPS Blackwell, 2003).

Health Psychology in Action

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Author: Mark Forshaw,David Sheffield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119942179

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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A definitive guide to the growing field of health psychology, which showcases contributions from academics and professionals working at the cutting edge of their discipline. Explores the field of modern health psychology, its latest developments, and how it fits into the contexts of modern healthcare, industry and academia Offers practical, real-world examples and applications for psychological theory in health care settings Provides a timely resource to support the new HPC registration of health and other psychologists Includes contributions from practitioners in a wide range of health care settings who share their own vivid personal experiences, as well as more general guidance to applying theory in practice

The Handbook of Work and Health Psychology

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Author: Marc J. Schabracq,Jacques A. M. Winnubst,Cary L. Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470855835

Category: Psychology

Page: 636

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Workplace health is now recognised as having major legal, financial and efficiency implications for organizations. Psychologists are increasingly called on as consultants or in house facilitators to help design work processes, assess and counsel individuals and advise on change management. The second edition of this handbook offers a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date survey of the field with a focus on the applied aspects of work and health psychology. An unrivalled source of knowledge and references in the field, for students and academics, this edition also reflects the need to relate research to effective and realistic interventions in the workplace. * Editors are outstanding leaders in their fields * Focuses on linking research to practice * Over 50% new chapters. New topics include Coping, The Psychological Contract and Health, Assessment and Measurement of Stress and Well-Being, the Effects of Change, and chapters of Conflict and Communication