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Readings in Cognitive Psychology: Applications, Connections, and Individual Differences

by Greg L. Robinson-Riegler Bridget Robinson-Riegler

This reader offers articles that students can relate to several different facets of cognition, as well as other sub-disciplines of psychology. Topics such as the distinction between top-down and bottom-up processing, divided attention, proactive interference, language learnability, and expertise are presented in these up-to-date, highly informative, and interesting articles. This is a research reader students will find interesting, applicable, and extremely relevant to their course and lives. Students will get a good deal of exposure to the fundamental concepts that have helped define the field of cognitive psychology.

Ready, Set, Grow!

by Linda Davick Lynda Madaras

Ready, Set, Grow! Young girls before the onset of puberty have a curiosity about their soon-to-be changing bodies that needs addressing in a simpler way than for their older sisters. In Madaras's proven, trust-worthy, friendly voice and style, this entirely new book now brings them the same kind of thoughtful, down-toearth information-but at a reading and comprehension level that's just right for them. Responding throughout to reallife questions and observations from younger girls, Madaras explores the changes that are happening, or about to happen, to them, including: the development of breasts, body hair, and body fat; the changes in their reproductive organs, both inside and out; their first period and all the complex feelings surrounding it; the unwelcome appearance of acne and new body odors; and, perhaps most important, how to respect and celebrate their unique bodies, even when the outside world is not always so accepting. Lively cartoon drawings throughout make the book not only helpful, but fun to read, too.

Real Collaboration: What It Takes for Global Health to Succeed

by Mark L. Rosenberg William H. Foege Elisabeth S. Hayes Margaret H. Mcintyre Nancy Neill

Essential reading for those who work in global health, this practical handbook focuses on what might be the most important lesson of the last fifty years: that collaboration is the best way to make health resources count for disadvantaged people around the world. Designed as a learning resource to catalyze fresh thinking, Real Collaboration draws from case studies of teams struggling to combat smallpox, river blindness, polio, and other health threats. In honest appraisals, participants share their missteps as well as their successes. Based on these stories, as well as on analyses of many other enterprises, this accessible, engaging book distills the critical factors that can increase the likelihood of success for those who are launching or managing a new partnership. Features a solutions-oriented approach; Covers leadership skills, management approaches and lessons from experienced project teams; Information is clearly presented in graphics, sidebars, checklists, and other useful features; Supplementary teaching aids including a DVD and additional online resources.

Real Food for People with Diabetes

by Doris Cross Alice Williams

You can limit the sugar and fat in your diet without skimping on flavor. The 150 easy and tempting "real food" recipes here will show you how. They include: * Banana Muffins * Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits * Chicken-Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy * Cheesy Ham and Potato Chowder * Chuckwagon Cheeseburgers * Ultra Lowfat Lasagna * Macaroni and Cheese * Old-Fashioned Meatloaf * Pepperoni Pizza Rolls * Hearty Skillet Breakfast * Tender Smothered Pork and Potatoes * Potluck Casserole * Coconut Cream Pie * Raspberry Coffee Cake * Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake * Pumpkin Pie Deluxe * And many more!

The RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger with What You Eat

by Michael F. Roizen John La Puma

Food Can Make You Younger!Dr. Michael Roizen presents his program for eating the RealAge way: a diet that is good for your overall health, plus works to delay or even reverse aging. If there's one thing you will learn from this book, it's that no matter who you are, if you eat foods that are high in nutrients and low in calories you will be on the road to renewed health and vitality. The RealAge Diet Shows You How To: Use foods to regain the energy of your youth; Eat nutritiously while still enjoying delicious food choices; Choose the right vitamins and supplements to keep you young; Modify various popular weight-loss diets to maximize their age-reducing benefits; Read between the lines of restaurant menus to find the most healthful options. Make your RealAge younger with every bite.

Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Method of Treating Human Disturbances, Revised and Updated

by Albert Ellis

[from inside flaps] "Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy, a seminal work in twentieth-century psychology, was the first book on rational-emotive therapy. Written for psychotherapists, it soon became one of the most important and most quoted books in the field. Although intended for professionals, it has since become a widely popular and indispensable self-help book. This updated and revised edition reflects new findings by Dr. Albert Ellis and his colleagues. Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy started the cognitive-behavior movement in psychotherapy. When Dr. Ellis began practicing this groundbreaking new therapy in 1955, his was a little-heard voice. Two main forms of psychotherapy, both passive, then dominated the field: Freudian psychoanalysis, with its interminable listening to troubled people's complaints and supposedly unraveling their unconscious "complexes" and purportedly healing them of childhood traumas; and Carl Rogers's client-centered therapy, which forbade therapists from using any active-directive techniques to show clients what really troubled them or what to do about it. Other forms of therapy, such as Adlerian, Gestalt, Jungian, and behavior therapy, existed but had few followers. Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy helped change all this. Including Dr. Ellis's major papers, it was the pioneering work in cognitive-behavior therapy and presented a revolutionary, powerful, brief, and effective psychological treatment that was deeper and more intensive than either psychoanalysis or the therapy of Rogers and his followers. Dr. Ellis's new approach caught the imagination of practitioners all over the world, and by the late 1960s he was joined by Aaron Beck, William Glasser, Donald Meichenbaum, and a host of other therapists who primarily followed his theories and practices. By the 1970s, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and cognitive-behavior therapy were supported by scores of experimental studies and were being used by innumerable mental health practitioners. Today, REBT continues to be increasingly popular and effective. Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy helped so many therapists and laypeople over the years that a new edition might have seemed unnecessary. But psychotherapy, including REBT, moves on, and Dr. Ellis has expanded his original theory and practice and has added a large number of cognitive, emotive, and behavioral techniques to its innovative multimodal approach. This revised edition therefore includes all the important original theories and practices, as well as a significant number of corrections and changes derived from clinical experience and experimentation, featuring a revision of its famous ABC's on human neurosis. A great many of the therapeutic techniques have been perfected since 1955, and the teachings of unconditional self-acceptance (USA) have been updated."

Receptor Binding (Neuromethods #4)

by Alan A. Boulton Glen B. Baker Pavel D. Hrdina

Neuroscience in all of its many disciplines has been revolutionized by the development in recent years of an enormous and powerful array of new techniques and methodologies. In Neuromethods, Allan A. Boulton and Glen B. Baker have undertaken to organize for Humana Press a comprehensive, coherent program of volumes that will provide both the fundamental and the practical experimental knowledge neuroscientists need to work productively in any of the fields disciplines. Each volume is dedicated to a specific topic within a discipline that is treated in depth by active researchers - investigators who are themselves notably successful in applying the methodology and techniques described. Nearly every chapter will therefore contain an introduction to the techniques, detailed experimental protocols, applications of the techniques, variations of the techniques, and state-of-the-art literature citations.

Recipes for Your Heart's Delight: The Stanford Guide to Healthy Cooking

by The Stanford Heart Disease Prevention Program

All the recipes are low in salt, fat and sugar compared to regular recipes of their type, but are still delicious.

Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality: The Power of the Feminine Way

by Linda E. Savage

most women seek individual self-expression and yearn for intimacy in relationships, yet they do not want to have to choose between the two. The desire to know and be known by another person intimately is intrinsic to the feminine way. In this fascinating book, Linda E. Savage brings you a road map to finding your uniquely female sexual expression and creating deeply satisfying and balanced relationships. It provides a blueprint for your own self-healing, and a clear step-by-step guide to building intimacy in relationships. Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality presents a model of female sexuality that blends the ancient wisdom of the Goddess cultures with current clinical findings to create a completely different view of sexual expression. The ancient matrilineal societies offer valuable insight into the mysteries of sexuality that can result in renewed sexual interest for contemporary women. The knowledge gained will change how women perceive themselves; and provide a new vision for healing individuals, couples, and communities in the dawning millennium.

Reclaiming Our Health: A Guide to African American Wellness

by Michelle A. Gourdine

According to the federal Office of Minority Health, African Americans "are affected by serious diseases and health conditions at far greater rates than other Americans." In fact, African Americans suffer an estimated 85,000 excess deaths every year from diseases we know how to prevent: heart disease, stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes. In this important and accessible book, Dr. Michelle Gourdine provides African Americans with the knowledge and guidance they need to take charge of their well-being. Reclaiming Our Health: A Guide to African American Wellness begins with an overview of the primary health concerns facing African Americans and explains who is at greatest risk of illness. Expanding on her career and life experiences as an African American physician, Dr. Gourdine presents key insights into the ways African American culture shapes health choices--how beliefs, traditions, and values can influence eating choices, exercise habits, and even the decision to seek medical attention. She translates extensive research into practical information and presents readers with concrete steps for achieving a healthier lifestyle, as well as strategies for navigating the health-care system. This interactive guide with illustrations is a vital resource for every African American on how to live a healthier and more empowered life, and an indispensable handbook for health-care providers, policy makers, and others working to close the health gap among people of color. Says Gourdine, "I wrote this book to empower our community to solve our own health problems and to save our own lives. "

Reclaiming Your Life from a Traumatic Experience

by Barbara O. Rothbaum Edna B. Foa Elizabeth A. Hembree

If you've experienced a traumatic event and are having trouble moving past feelings of fear and helplessness, you may be suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This workbook will help you overcome your PTSD and reclaim your life. Best used in combination with treatment by a mental health professional, this workbook will help you work through your PTSD regardless of the type of trauma you've experienced. Whether you have been in a motor vehicle accident, or are a veteran of combat, or have been the victim of a physical or sexual assault, the program outlined in this book will reduce your anxiety and distress. You will learn to face the memories of your trauma, while processing your emotions about the event using a scientifically-tested and proven technique called Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). Instead of avoiding or escaping situations that provoke anxiety, you will learn how to confront these situations and begin to reevaluate your feelings and beliefs to think differently about what happened to you. You will participate in exposure exercises where you will face the memories of your trauma, as well as any real-life situations that bring about feelings of fear in a step-by-step controllable way. Breathing retraining exercises will keep you calm and relaxed. As time goes on and you practice these exercises, you will notice a marked decrease in your levels of anxiety. Complete with information on PTSD, as well as case examples, self-assessment tools, and homework assignments, Reclaiming Your Life from a Traumatic Experience , Workbook is an invaluable tool on the road to recovery. Treatments That Work TM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available Our corresponding workbooks contain psycho educational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated A companion website ( offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with Psycho Educational Resources, Inc. (PER)

Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Laboratory Animals

by National Research Council of the National Academies

The use of animals in research adheres to scientific and ethical principles that promote humane care and practice. Scientific advances in our understanding of animal physiology and behavior often require theories to be revised and standards of practice to be updated to improve laboratory animal welfare. Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Laboratory Animals, the second of two reports revising the 1992 publication Recognition and Alleviation of Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animals from the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR), focuses on pain experienced by animals used in research. This book aims to educate laboratory animal veterinarians; students, researchers and investigators; Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee members; and animal care staff and animal welfare officers on the current scientific and ethical issues associated with pain in laboratory animals. It evaluates pertinent scientific literature to generate practical and pragmatic guidelines for recognizing and alleviating pain in laboratory animals, focusing specifically on the following areas: physiology of pain in commonly used laboratory species; pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic principles to control pain; identification of humane endpoints; and principles for minimizing pain associated with experimental procedures. Finally, the report identifies areas in which further scientific investigation is needed to improve laboratory animal welfare.

The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself

by Eric Pearl

This book is about a courageous and caring clinician, Dr. Eric Pearl, who discovered that the key to health and healing is what he calls The Reconnection. Why are prominent doctors and medical researchers all over the world interested in the extraordinary healings reported by the patients of Dr. Eric Pearl? What does it mean when these patients report the sudden disappearance of afflictions such as cancer, AIDS, and cerebral palsy? And what does it mean when people who interact with Dr. Pearl report a sudden ability to access this healing energy not just for themselves, but for others, too? This book takes you on Eric Pearl's journey from the discovery of his ability to heal, to his well-deserved reputation as the instrument through which this process is being introduced to the world. But most important, The Reconnection reveals methods you can use to personally master these new healing energies.

Reconstructing Bodies: Biomedicine, Health, and Nation-Building in South Korea Since 1945

by John P. Dimoia

South Korea represents one of the world's most enthusiastic markets for plastic surgery. The growth of this market is particularly fascinating as access to medical care and surgery arose only recently with economic growth since the 1980s. Reconstructing Bodies traces the development of a medical infrastructure in the Republic of Korea (ROK) from 1945 to the present, arguing that the plastic surgery craze and the related development of biotech ambitions is deeply rooted in historical experience. Tracking the ROK's transition and independence from Japan, John P. DiMoia explains how the South Korean government mobilized biomedical resources and technologies to consolidate its desired image of a modern and progressive nation. Offering in-depth accounts of illustrative transformations, DiMoia narrates South Korean biomedical practice, including Seoul National University Hospital's emergence as an international biomedical site, state-directed family planning and anti-parasite campaigns, and the emerging market for aesthetic and plastic surgery, reflecting how South Koreans have appropriated medicine and surgery for themselves as individuals, increasingly prioritizing private forms of health care.

Reconstructing Natalie

by Laura Jensen Walker

Natalie Moore is having a great time living her life until she confronts something that too many women fight in today's society: breast cancer. At twenty-seven years old, Natalie walks us through the emotions and reality of having breast cancer while she loses her boyfriend, her fair, and both of her breasts. She also shows us how to cope, as she makes new friends, gets reconstructive surgery that even enhances her figure, finds new love in unexpected places, and makes major changes in her life. Natalie learns to place importance in people in attributes other than the obvious and physical as she works on reconstructing herself.

The Red Book: What You Want to Know about Yourself

by Tarshi

The Red Book is a booklet on sex education intended for 10- to 14-year-olds. The Blue Book is for 15-year-olds and older teens.

Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion and Purpose

by Matthew Kelly

At a Time When Many Catholics are Disillusioned, Questioning Their Faith, and Filled with Doubts About the Relevance of Catholicism in the Modern World, the Voice of One Man Cries Out to the World's Largest Faith Community With a Clarity That is Rare and Inspiring. The book will also be helpful to persons of any Christian faith who are interested in returning to their religious roots.

Reducing Geographical Imbalances of Health Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Labor Market Perspective on What Works, What Does Not, and Why

by Agnes Soucat Christophe Lemiere Negda Jahanshahi Ellen Smith Christopher Herbst

The human resources crisis in the health sector has been gathering attention on the global stage. To date, however, most of this attention has focused on shortages of health human resources (HRH) at the national level. At least as important are problems at the sub-national level. Massive geographic and skill mix imbalances are reflected in the perilous undersupply of HRH in most rural areas. Virtually all Sub-Saharan African countries suffer from significant geographic imbalances. Very little substantive information or documentation exists on the problem. Even less is known about the lessons from policies aimed at addressing urban-rural human resource imbalances, let alone experiences of Sub-Saharan Africa countries, with such policies. There also appears to be a disconnect between the objectives and efforts of policymakers on the one hand and the functioning of national health labor markets and labor market behavior on the other hand. This disconnect hinders policy effectiveness and the efficient utilization of resources intended to narrow urban-rural inequities. In Sub-Saharan Africa government policies, often limited to the management of public sector vacancies, appear to be elaborated, prescribed, and implemented independently of labor market considerations. Partly as a result, they are unable to effectively address urban-rural imbalances, which are an outcome of labor market dynamics. This report discusses and analyzes labor market dynamics and outcomes (including unemployment, worker shortages, and urban-rural imbalances of categories of health workers) from a labor economics perspective. It then use insights from this perspective as a basis for elaborating policy options that incorporate the underlying labor market forces. The goal of the study is to address undesirable outcomes (including urban-rural HRH imbalances) more effectively. The book is thus suitable for researchers, policy analysts and policy makers with an interest in understanding and improving the allocation of human resources for health in the developing world.

Reducing Suicide: A National Imperative

by Committee on Pathophysiology Prevention Of Adolescent Adult Suicide

Every year, about 30,000 people die by suicide in the U.S., and some 650,000 receive emergency treatment after a suicide attempt. Often, those most at risk are the least able to access professional help.Reducing Suicide provides a blueprint for addressing this tragic and costly problem: how we can build an appropriate infrastructure, conduct needed research, and improve our ability to recognize suicide risk and effectively intervene. Rich in data, the book also strikes an intensely personal chord, featuring compelling quotes about people’s experience with suicide. The book explores the factors that raise a person’s risk of suicide: psychological and biological factors including substance abuse, the link between childhood trauma and later suicide, and the impact of family life, economic status, religion, and other social and cultural conditions. The authors review the effectiveness of existing interventions, including mental health practitioners’ ability to assess suicide risk among patients. They present lessons learned from the Air Force suicide prevention program and other prevention initiatives. And they identify barriers to effective research and treatment.This new volume will be of special interest to policy makers, administrators, researchers, practitioners, and journalists working in the field of mental health.

Reducing the Burden of Injury: Advancing Prevention and Treatment

by Institute of Medicine

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability among people under age 35 in the United States. Despite great strides in injury prevention over the decades, injuries result in 150,000 deaths, 2.6 million hospitalizations, and 36 million visits to the emergency room each year.Reducing the Burden of Injury describes the cost and magnitude of the injury problem in America and looks critically at the current response by the public and private sectors, including: Data and surveillance needs.Research priorities.Trauma care systems development.Infrastructure support, including training for injury professionals.Firearm safety.Coordination among federal agencies. The authors define the field of injury and establish boundaries for the field regarding intentional injuries. This book highlights the crosscutting nature of the injury field, identifies opportunities to leverage resources and expertise of the numerous parties involved, and discusses issues regarding leadership at the federal level.

Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

by Eric Schlosser

Essays explore the social and economic effects on groups and individuals of our underground economy. The underground economy has subtle and surprising effects on the United States as.

Reflections From a Different Journey: What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew

by Stanley Klein John D. Kemp

From the book: In this book, people with all kinds of disabilities make clear that they can be capable role models for children; advisors to their parents and family members; and teachers to educators, health care professionals, and the many other adults who provide services for children with disabilities and their families. In fact, the essays have important messages for all of us as we strive to make our world a more caring, loving, and peaceful place for all children and families. This book is a wonderful celebration of diversity. The essay writers have grown up with many different kinds of disabilities in many different places, including some countries outside the United States. They are not people who have "overcome" their disabilities. Rather, they have overcome the prejudices of society that all too often stereotype people with disabilities in destructive ways.

Reflections Of Me: Girls And Body Image

by Kris Hirschmann

Reflections of Me GIRLS AND BODY IMAGE You can't escape it. Images on TV and in magazines send messages about how your body should look. You might even feel as if your friends are judging your body. What's a girl to do? This hook in the What's the Issue? series looks at how these messages can lead to body-image problems and disorders for girls of all ages. It also will give you the tools to make choices so you can develop a healthy body image.

Regulating Long-Term Care Quality

by Anna Maresso Vincent Mor Tiziana Leone

The number of elderly people relying on formal long-term care services is dramatically increasing year after year, and the challenge of ensuring the quality and financial stability of care provision is one faced by governments in both the developed and developing world. This edited book is the first to provide a comprehensive international survey of long-term care provision and regulation, built around a series of case studies from Europe, North America and Asia. The analytical framework allows the different approaches that countries have adopted to be compared side by side and readers are encouraged to consider which quality assurance approaches might best meet their own country's needs. Wider issues underpinning the need to regulate the quality of long-term care are also discussed. This timely book is a valuable resource for policymakers working in the health care sector, researchers and students taking graduate courses on health policy and management.

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