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CURRENT Diagnosis And Treatment Psychiatry

CURRENT Diagnosis And Treatment: Psychiatry, Second Edition is the ultimate reference for quickly answering day-to-day questions on psychiatric illness in both adults and children. Comprehensive in scope, yet streamlined in its coverage, this time-saving clinical companion reviews essential psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic approaches to the full range of psychiatric disorders.     

Author Name :Michael Ebert, Peter Loosen, Barry Nurcombe

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PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology: The Key Concepts is a comprehensive overview of 200 concepts central to a solid understanding of Psychology and includes the latest recommendations from the British Psychology Society (BPS). The focus is on practical uses of Psychology in settings such as nursing, education and human resources, with topics ranging from Gender to Psychometrics and Perception.     

Author Name :Graham Richards

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SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts offers a highly accessible introduction to this fascinating subject, its central theories and state-of-the-art research.     

Author Name :Ellis Cashmore

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The Psychology of Strategic Terrorism

This new volume explores terrorism and strategic terror, examining how the public responds to terrorist attacks, and what authorities can do in such situations. The book uses a unique interdisciplinary approach, which combines the behavioural sciences and international relations, in order to further the understanding of the terror generated by strategic terror. The work exam- ines ?ve contemporary case studies of the psychological and behavioural effects of strategic terror, from either terrorist attacks or aerial bombard- ment.     

Author Name :Ben Sheppard

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PHILOSOPHY OF PSYCHOLOGY

Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive anthology that includes classic and contemporary readings from leading philosophers. Addressing in depth the major topics within philosophy of psychology, the editor has carefully selected articles .Articles by the following philosophers are included: Blackburn, Churchland, Clark, Cummins, Dennett, Davidson, Fodor, Kitcher, Lewis, Lycan, McDowell, McLeod, Rey, Segal, Stich.Each section includes a helpful introduction by the editor which aims to guide the student gently into the topic. The book is highly accessible and provides a broad-ranging exploration of the subject, including discussion of the leading philosophers in the field. Ideal for any student of philosophy of psychology or philosophy of mind.     

Author Name :Jose Luis Bermudez

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Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision

Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision presents an account of practical reasoning as a process that can explain action, connect reasoning with intention, justify practical judgments, and provide a basis for ethical decisions. The first part of the book is a detailed critical overview of the influential theories of practical reasoning found in Aristotle, Hume, and Kant. The second part examines practical reasoning in the light of important topics in moral psychology-weakness of will, self-deception, rationalization, and others. In the third part, Audi describes the role of moral principles in practical reasoning and clarifies the way practical reasoning underlies ethical decisions. He formulates a comprehensive set of concrete ethical principles, explains how they apply to reasoning about what to do, and shows how practical reasoning guides moral conduct.     

Author Name :Robert Audi

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FIFTY KEY THINKERS IN PSYCHOLOGY

Fifty Key Thinkers in Psychology introduces the life, thought, work and impact of some of the most influential figures who have shaped and developed modern psychology.     

Author Name :Noel Sheehy

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Logic

Logic brings elementary logic out of the academic darkness into the light of day and makes the subject fully accessible. Paul Tomassi writes in a patient and user-friendly style which makes both the nature and value of formal logic crystal clear. The reader is encouraged to develop critical and analytical skills and to achieve a mastery of all the most successful formal methods for logical analysis. This textbook proceeds from a frank, informal introduction to fundamental logical notions, to a system of formal logic rooted in the best of our natural deductive reasoning in daily life. As the book develops, a comprehensive set of formal methods for distinguishing good arguments from bad is defined and discussed. In each and every case, methods are clearly explained and illustrated before being stated in formal terms.     

Author Name :Paul Tomassi

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The unconscious: a conceptual analysis

Alasdair MacIntyre argues that Freud's conception of the unconscious is complicated by his tendency to use the term in two different ways. MacIntyre shows how Freud uses the term "unconscious" both as a straightforward description of psychological phenomena, and as an evaluative notion to explain the links between childhood events and adult behavior. This clarification helps to shed light on the many misunderstandings of psychoanalysis, and to separate out what is and what is not of lasting value in Freud's account of the unconscious.     

Author Name :Alasdair Macintyre

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PSYCHOLOGISM

Antinaturalism rose to dominance in the debate on psychologism among German academic philosophers at the turn of the century. Psychologism, according to received opinion, was decisively refuted by Frege and Husserl. Kusch therefore examines their arguments and, crucially, relates them to the context that shaped that debate and gave those arguments their persuasive force.     

Author Name :Martin Kusch

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THE UNCONSCIOUS

The unconscious is a term which is central to the understanding of psychoanalysis, and, indeed everyday life. In this introductory guide, Antony Easthope provides a witty and accessible overview of the subject showing the reality of the unconscious with a startling variety of examples. He takes us on a vivid guided tour of this troubling topic via jokes, rugby songs, Hamlet, Hitchcock's Psycho, and the life and death of Princess Di.     

Author Name :Antony Easthope

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Psychology and Human Nature

Psychology and Human Nature problematizes what psychology usually takes for granted - the meaning of the psyche or 'human nature'. Peter Ashworth provides a coherent account of many of the major schools of thought in psychology and its related disciplines, including: sociobiology and evolutionary psychology, psychoanalysis, cognitive psychology, radical behaviourism, existentialism, discursive psychology and postmodernism. For each approach he considers the claims or assumptions being made about 'human nature', especially regarding issues of consciousness, the self, the body, other people and the physical world. Psychology and 'Human Nature' will be essential reading for all students of psychology. Series Details; The Psychology Focus Series provides students with a new focus on key topic areas in psychology. Each short book: presents clear, in-depth coverage of a discrete area with many applied examples, assumes no prior knowlede of psychology, has been written by an experienced teacher, has chapter summaries and annotated further reading and a glossary of key terms.     

Author Name :Peter Ashworth

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Tao: The Pathless Path, Vol

Osho talks about stories based on The Book of Lieh Tzu attributed to a 5th-century Chinese mystic. It is not known if Lieh Tzu ever existed, or if the parables attributed to him were written by one person or many. More significant than their origin are the parables themselves, and the way in which Osho takes them and opens the door to the mysteries they contain. In the course of his commentary and his answers to questions, Osho speaks of Beckett and Buddha, Gurdjieff and Hitler, Einstein and Confucius. He also talks about psychotherapy and Taoism, Taoism and escapism, esoterica and humor; jealousy, possessiveness, the nature of senility, and falling asleep during his talks.     

Author Name :Osho

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Light on the Path

These first talks after Osho's departure from the US provide a rare glimpse, during his movement's most uncertain times, into his efforts to create a New Man. From his suite in a hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal, Osho speaks extensively on the connection between gnosticism and anarchy, the buddhafield and the future of his communes worldwide, the function of a spiritual master, his sannyasin therapists and the "psychology of the buddhas," and the nature of inner growth.     

Author Name :Osho

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From Unconciousness to Consciousness

Osho's first words spoken after a period of three years of silence herald a completely new dimension to his work. It is as if he has drawn a sword and slices through the deceit of history. Man, his politics and so-called religion are all totally exposed. Responding to questions solely from his disciples, Osho talks on the psychology of a creed based on following; the question of belief in God; whether Osho is a messiah or not; the attitude of traditional holy men towards women; his understanding of the political mind-set; how he feels about Communism, why his sannyasins lead such a rich life, why their happiness is attributed to their being brainwashed or hypnotized, and many more. "You just don't read Osho, you undefine yourself."     

Author Name :Osho

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Philosophy of Psychology

Jos Luis Bermdez introduces the philosophy of psychology as an interdisciplinary exploration of the nature and mechanisms of cognition. Philosophy of Psychology charts out four influential 'pictures of the mind' and uses them to explore central topics in the philosophical foundations of psychology, including the relation between different levels of studying the mind/brain; the nature and scope of psychological explanation; the architecture of cognition; and the relation between thought and language.     

Author Name :Jos Luis Bermdez

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Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

With the Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, you'll be well informed about the cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and hepatic effects of commonly abused drugs. The book also provides in-depth explanations of the mechanisms by which these psychoactive drugs exert their biobehavioral effects as well as current thinking aboutand definitions of abuse, dependence, and alcohol/drug use.     

Author Name :John Brick

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Red Cocaine: The Drugging of America and the West

The standard, uninformed, view of the contemporary drugs scourge, which is ravaging the minds and bodies of Western youth and thus degrading the gene pool, is that it 'just happened'. The financial rewards, according to that argument, are so enormous that there will always be evil forces willing to distribute narcotics for money. This complacent view is exploded by Red Cocaine: The Drugging of America and the West, which shows conclusively that the continuing Russian and Chinese Leninists have been using narcotics for several decades as a decisive weapon in the ongoing low-level warfare they are waging against Western civilization.     

Author Name :Joseph D. Douglass Jr. PhD

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Ecrits

Brilliant and innovative, Jacques Lacan's work has had a tremendous influence on contemporary discourse. Lacan lies at the epicenter of contemporary discourses about otherness, subjectivity, sexual difference, the drives, the law and enjoyment. Yet his seemingly impenetrable writing style has kept many a reader from venturing beyond page one. This new translation of selected writings from his most famous work offers welcome access to nine of his most significant contributions to psychoanalytic theory and technique. Ranging from "The Mirror Stage" to "The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire in the Freudian Unconscious," and including "The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis" and other papers on various aspects of psychoanalytic theory and practice, this selection spans some thirty years of Lacan's inimitable intellectual career.     

Author Name :Jacques Lacan

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Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent And Political Culture

This book is a collection of essays written during the 1980s and 1990s, generated as parts of other, larger activist efforts going on at the time. Read together, the essays trace the progress of the conversations between different activist groups, and between the authors of the pieces, Lisa Duggan and Nan Hunter, creating a bridge between feminists, gay activists, those in politics, and those in the law.     

Author Name :Lisa Duggan, Nan D. Hunter

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Eleven Blunders that Cripple Psychotherapy in America

After a period of economic success and high regard in society, clinical psychology has fallen onto hard times, assert authors Nicholas Cummings and William ODonohue. In the 1960s, clinical psychologists with doctorates were well paid in relation to comparable professions; today, starting salaries are lower than many jobs that require only a bachelors degree. Clinical psychology in the 1960s was preferred and valued over other fields as a profession; today it is not even on the list of top 20 fields for graduates to enter.     

Author Name :Nicholas A. Cummings, William T. O Donohue

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The Art and Science of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, like most other areas of health care, is a synthesis of scientific technique and artistic expression. The practice, like any other, is grounded in a series of standardized principles, theories, and techniques. Individual practitioners define themselves within the field by using these basic tools to achieve their therapeutic goals in novel ways, applying these rudimentary skills and guiding principles to each situation. However, a toolbox full of treatment approaches, no matter how comprehensive, is not enough to effectively reach your patients. Effective work can only be accomplished through a synthesis of the fundamental scientific methods and the creative application of these techniques, approaches, and strategies.     

Author Name :Stefan G. Hofmann, Joel Weinberger

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The Sexual Life of the Child

Dr. Moll is a gifted physician of long experience whose work with those problems of medicine and hygiene which demand scientific acquaintance with human nature has made him well known to experts in these fields. In this book he has undertaken to describe the origin and development, in childhood and youth, of the acts and feelings due to sex ;to explain the forces b} which sex-responses are directed and misdirected; and to judge the wisdom of existing and proposed methods of preventing the degradation of a childs sexual life. This difficult task is carried out, as it should be, with dignity and frankness.     

Author Name :Dr. Albert Moll

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental disorder involving episodes of serious mania and depression and affects approximately one to three percent of the population. According to the National Institute of Mental Health nearly two million individuals in the United States alone are diagnosed with this disorder. This title aims to provide an overview of recent research progress, It explores the impact of this evidence on the practice of expert clinicians of many different countries, It will be an unbiased and reliable reference point with the kudos of WPA endorsement.     

Author Name :Mario Maj, Hagop S. Akiskal, Juan Jos Lpez-Ibor, Jr., Norman Sartorius

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Studying the Social Worlds of Children

A collection of papers which examine and assess the effects on children of socialisation and which attempt to explain a range of adult perspectives on children and their social worlds.     

Author Name :Frances Chaput Waksler

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder

Social phobia, or social anxiety disorder, is among the most common (and debilitating) of the anxiety disorders, and at any given time it effects somewhere between 3 and 5% of the US population, with similar statistics found in countries around the world. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been demonstrated to be the most effective form of treatment for social phobia, but research has shown that conventional CBT principles and general interventions fall short of the mark. With this in mind, Hofmann and Otto have composed an organized treatment approach that includes specifically designed interventions to strengthen the relevant CBT strategies. This volume builds upon empirical research to address the psychopathology and heterogeneity of social phobia, creating a series of specific interventions with numerous case examples.     

Author Name :Stefan G. Hofmann, Michael W. Otto

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Loves Return: Psychoanalytic Essays on Childhood, Teaching, And Learning

The idea that teachers love children is often taken for granted in education. Rarely is the idea of love itself examined. Bringing together the work of educators, curriculum theorists and clinical psychoanalysts, and drawing upon autobiographical and narrative case studies, this groundbreaking collection examines the collision of love and learning, including the ways in which such intersections are provoked, repressed and denied. Contributors turn to psychoanalysis to explore questions of love in all of its varying permutations - ambivalence, sexuality, hatred, desire, projection, and loss - in order to demonstrate how the social ramifications of such work is critical to the ways teachers are currently being prepared for life in the classroom.     

Author Name :Gail M. Boldt, Paula M. Salvio

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The Biopsychosocial Formulation Manual: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Based on George Engels model, The Biopsychosocial Formulation Manual presents ways to help psychiatry residents and students effectively gather and organize patient data to arrive at a complete mental health history in a limited timeframe. While most current models only take one factor into account, Campbell and Rohrbaugh emphasize and analyze three essential components (biological, social, and psychological). The process of identifying pertinent data for each component of the biopsychosocial formulation is explicated in detail. A separate section outlines how to use the biopsychosocial formulation to generate treatment recommendations. This volume includes a complete package for practicing the biopsychosocial method; this easy-to-use guide includes a data record sheet and a companion CD to facilitate organization and assessment, appealing to both the psychiatric professional and the trainee.     

Author Name :William H. Campbell, Robert M. Rohrbaugh

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Freud and Psychoanalysis

Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. Freud was one of the giants of 20th century thought. His ideas have been hugely influential not only in psychology but in all the social sciences and the arts. This looks at Freud's life from his birth in 1856 to his death in Hampstead in 1939. Each of Freud's major works is summarized, his central ideas are explored, and controversies over his methods and practices are examined.     

Author Name :Nick Rennison

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Condillac: Essay on the Origin of Human Knowledge

Condillac's Essay on the Origin of Human Knowledge, first published in French in 1746 and offered here in a new translation, represented in its time a radical departure from the dominant conception of the mind as a reservoir of innately given ideas. Descartes had held that knowledge must rest on ideas; Condillac turned this upside down by arguing that speech and words are the origin of mental life and knowledge. His work influenced many later philosophers, and also anticipated Wittgenstein's view of language and its relation to mind and thought.     

Author Name :Etienne Bonnot De Condillac

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Culture and Psychotherapy A Guide to Clinical Practice

Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu. A text offering clinicians a culture-focused method of practicing psychotherapy with patients from a variety of ethnic and socio-cultural backgrounds. Uses case studies and examples to illustrate the power of integrating spiritual and other cultural aspects into therapy, and of embracing cultural issues as a whole. Softcover. DNLM: Psychotherapy.     

Author Name :Wen-Shing Tseng, M.D. Jon Streltzer.

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Current Clinical Strategies Psychiatry 2003-2004 Edition

Includes, new treatment guidelines, palm & pocket pc books included, updates included, fully revised.     

Author Name :Rhoda K Hahn, Lawrence J. Albers, Christopher Reist,

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CREATIVITY, PSYCHOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Creativity, Psychology, and the History of Science offers for the first time a comprehensive overview of the oeuvre of Howard E. Gruber, who is noted for his contributions both to the psychology of creativity and to the history of science. Gruber is a pioneer in combining history of science and cognitive psychology by means of detailed and meticulous case studies. His award-winning books 'Darwin on man' and 'The essential Piaget' are both modern classics. The present book includes papers from a wide range of topics. In the contributions to creativity research, Gruber proposes his key ideas for studying creative work. Gruber focuses on how the thinking, motivation and affect of extraordinarily creative individuals evolve and how they interact over long periods of time. Gruber?s approach bridges many disciplines and subdisciplines in psychology and beyond, several of which are represented in the present volume: cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, history of science, aesthetics, and politics. The volume thus presents a unique and comprehensive contribution to our understanding of the creative process. Many of Gruber's papers have not previously been easily accessible; they are presented here in thoroughly revised form. The book is for psychologists, historians and philosophers of science interested in the intersection of psychology and the history of science.     

Author Name :Howard E. Gruber and Katja Bdeker

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Bipolar Disorder WPA Series Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental disorder involving episodes of serious mania and depression and affects approximately one to three percent of the population. According to the National Institute of Mental Health nearly two million individuals in the United States alone are diagnosed with this disorder. This title aims to provide an overview of recent research progress It explores the impact of this evidence on the practice of expert clinicians of many different countries It will be an unbiased and reliable reference point with the kudos of WPA endorsement     

Author Name :Mario Maj, Hagop S. Akiskal, Juan Jose Lopez-Ibor, Norman Sartorius

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THE NATURE OF MORAL THINKING

The Nature of Moral Thinking is an introductory text to the questions of ethics, offering a solid philosophical and historical basis for understanding the central issues. Francis Snare discusses in detail the classical philosophical arguments of Plato and Butler in relation to relativism and subjectivism and treats Marx and Nietzsche in regard to the origins and explanation of morality.     

Author Name :Francis Eugene Snare

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