Psych

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Author: Spencer A. Rathus,Scott G. Veenvliet,Shannon J. Maheu

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0176503463

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

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Created through a student-tested, faculty approved review process, PSYCH is an extremely concise, visually appealing new text that introduces psychology concepts without any delays or distractions. Designed for today?s students in every detail, this unique solution was developed through conversations, focus groups, interviews, surveys, and input from over 7000 students and nearly 150 faculty members. From its abbreviated, no-nonsense title to its engaging, effective content, PSYCH ushers in a groundbreaking new genre of introductory psychology texts that?s perfect for today's Canadian learners.

Psych City

A Simulated Community

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Author: Robert I. Cohen,John T McManus,David D. Fox

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483150089

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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Psych City is a book that is used as a guide to organize a simulated community. The goal of the book is not only to create a simulated community, but also to provide opportunities for those involved in the experience to learn the events and patterns of life found in the community and examine the psychological, social, and political systems that are found in the community. The book is divided into two sections. Section I is the simulation proper, and gives detailed descriptions of simulated living conditions such as geography, population, housing, government, education, finance, and taxes. The first part also assigns the participants to the different roles they have to play and gives the community problems to solve. The second part is made up of sets of readings and exercises that pertain to the different situations found in the simulated community. The text is recommended for psychology, sociology, and anthropology professors that wish to give an interactive learning experience for the entire class, as well as those who wish to further study about community and conduct social experiments.

Psych and Philosophy

Some Dark Juju-Magumbo

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Author: Robert Arp

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698266

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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“I’m getting something,” says Shawn, assuming a look of intense concentration and pressing his fingertips to the sides of his head. Shawn Spencer uses lies, pretense, and distraction to get at the truth. But can pseudoscience and fakery really be so helpful? And if they can be, is it ethical to employ them? Psych and Philosophy takes an entertaining tour through the philosophical issues raised by a fake psychic. Can faulty logic get to the truth quicker than good logic? Are other people to blame for Shawn’s deceptions, because they’re more ready to credit him with supernatural powers than with superior natural powers? Is instinct more important than smart thinking—in police work and in life? Is it ethical to tell lies to promote the truth (and protect the public from criminals)? Almost every episode of Psych revolves around a grisly death, treated humorously by the repartee between Shawn and Gus. The show has much to tell us about human ways of coping with death, as well as about the problem of justified knowledge, the ethics of law enforcement, and the interaction of love, friendship, loyalty, and professionalism.

Psych-a-Doodle

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Author: Sheri Robinette,Terry Miller

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0983966613

Category:

Page: 112

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Psych-a-Doodle is a book full of crazy half-completed doodles. Finish a doodle by adding your own personal touch. Then turn the page over and read the Psych-a-Doodle evaluation and discover the hilarious results of your doodling! Psych-a-doodle is a whimsical way to express yourself and become more creative with each passing page. The Psych-a-doodle book is more than ingenious doodle play, pass it around, it's a fun way to discover silly things about your friends and family! Psych-a-Doodle is for fun only, we are not doctors or psychologists, just two geeks in a room with a strange sense of humor! Don't take it too seriously!

Psych Your Diet

A Daily Dose Volume 2. Psych Yourself to STICK to IT

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Author: Kenneth Schwarz,Julie North Schwarz

Publisher: Symmetry Press LLC

ISBN: 0977477789

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 246

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Being able to stick to it when you go on a diet is a must. All the help you need to get to your goal is here in this second volume of the three-volume set: Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose Volume 2. Psych Yourself to STICK TO IT Written by a psychologist, these three books show a woman how to make the personal changes needed for each weight-loss phase.Each book in the series shows you how to psych yourself at a particular stage of weight loss: whether you need help to START (Volume 1), help to STICK TO IT (Volume 2), or help to KEEP IT OFF (Volume 3). Psych Yourself to STICK TO IT is designed so you can read one piece at a time, one a day. Each selection gives you an effective dose of daily knowhow, encouragement, and inspiration.

Psych Co.

The Corporate Awakening

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Author: Justin Mazzotta

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462039847

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

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Major corporations are a part of world-wide industry. They keep the money flowing; they keep the economy rolling. But what is a corporation, really? To Detective Bruno Polidori of the Orlando Police Department, a corporation is nothing but a name on paper. The goings-on of these money-monsters have little to do with Bruno’s everyday life—that is, until one night, when everything goes wrong. An unusual energy flows across the Florida peninsula one night, and the “corporations” suddenly become living, breathing human beings. Not only are they now among the living, but Bruno begins to suspect these newly formed humans are criminal psychopaths. He’s seen his share before, working law enforcement, but nothing like this. These psychopaths don’t just want to wreak havoc; they want to bathe the city in greed. As the police department struggles to stop the psychopaths by brute force, Bruno struggles to understand the psychology of these corporate souls. Each one has a unique personality and pathology, and in order to stop them, he must get close enough to ruin them from the inside. Orlando is falling apart around him. Detective Bruno Polidori is its only hope ... if the corporations don’t kill him first.

Psych-Out!

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Author: Kenny Abdo

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1616419547

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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The name is Gummyshoes�Jon Gummyshoes. I know what you�re thinking: funny name, right? Well that�s not what I�m here to talk about. I�m here to tell you the facts�the cold, hard facts about the cases here at Edwin West Elementary School. This investigation led me to mind readers, magic tricks, and a whole lot of phonies. It tested my belief in myself, too. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-6.

Psych ER

Psychiatric Patients Come to the Emergency Room

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Author: Rene J. Muller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113506072X

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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Drawing on the experience of evaluating over 2000 emergency room patients, René Muller explores the important role of psychiatry in emergency room medicine. He discusses some of his most challenging cases, showing how psychiatry comes to the aid of medicine in managing the crises - real, imagined, and contrived - that are the everyday fare of clinicians who work in the ER. We are introduced to a world in which lies are exposed, manipulations revealed, diagnoses made, medications adjusted, and even very brief psychotherapy attempted. Muller begins with patient narratives rooted in the mental disorders most commonly encountered in the ER: Depression, panic disorder, drug dependence, bipolar depression, bipolar mania, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's dementia. These stories pave the way for more puzzling ER cases, which Muller gathers into sections of "Veiled and Bizarre Stories" and "Stories with a Medical Component." He introduces us to the meanings of ER malingering and offers hard-won insights into managing "dumps" (when patients are dumped into the ER by families, police, doctors) and "stumbles" (when patients' bizarre behavior lands them in the ER). The stories patients tell - and the questions these stories raise - drive Muller's text. A young man has seriously overdosed, but with what? Why has a successfully medicated schizophrenic suddenly begun hearing voices again? And what are we to make of a patient who is willing to risk death attempting to "drown" his hiccups by drinking up to 12 liters of fluid a day? For these and equally fascinating questions, Muller is a sure-handed guide, working his way through one ER challenge after another with psychiatric acumen and a balanced appreciation of the medical, custodial, socioeconomic, and legal dimensions of ER work. An intriguing account of the competing agendas that enter into the handling of emergencies, Psych ER is also a compilation of evocative patient stories about the subjective experience of being ill.

Logical Psych

Reasoning, Explanation & Writing in Psychology

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Author: Philip Bell,Phillip James Staines,Joel Michell

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868405933

Category: Psychology

Page: 321

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A thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the very well regarded Reasoning and Argument in Psychology (1979). This book updates, reworks and reorganises the original edition to incorporate some of the important recent developments in seeing psychology as an empirical science. New examples have been added.