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Putting Your Past in Its Place: Moving Forward in Freedom and Forgiveness

by Stephen Viars

Lives grind to a halt when people don’t know how to relate to their past. Some believe “the past is nothing” and attempt to suppress the brokenness again and again. Others miss out on renewal and change by making the past more important than their present and future. Neither approach moves people toward healing or hope. Pastor and biblical counselor Stephen Viars introduces a third way to view one’s personal history—by exploring the role of the past as God intended. Using Scripture to lead readers forward, Viars provides practical measures to understand the important place “the past” is given in Scripture replace guilt and despair with forgiveness and hope turn failures into stepping stones for growth This motivating, compassionate resource is for anyone ready to review and release the past so that God can transform their behaviors, relationships, and their ability to hope in a future.

The Nature and Nurture of Love: From Imprinting to Attachment in Cold War America

by Marga Vicedo

The notion that maternal care and love will determine a childOCOs emotional well-being and future personality has become ubiquitous. In countless stories and movies we find that the problems of the protagonistsOCoanything from the fear of romantic commitment to serial killingOCostem from their troubled relationships with their mothers during childhood. How did we come to hold these views about the determinant power of mother love over an individualOCOs emotional development? And what does this vision of mother love entail for children and mothers?aaaaaaaaaaaIn "The Nature and Nurture of Love," Marga Vicedo examines scientific views about childrenOCOs emotional needs and mother love from World War II until the 1970s, paying particular attention to John BowlbyOCOs ethological theory of attachment behavior. Vicedo tracks the development of BowlbyOCOs work as well as the interdisciplinary research that he used to support his theory, including Konrad LorenzOCOs studies of imprinting in geese, Harry HarlowOCOs experiments with monkeys, and Mary AinsworthOCOs observations of children and mothers in Uganda and the United States. VicedoOCOs historical analysis reveals that important psychoanalysts and animal researchers opposed the project of turning emotions into biological instincts. Despite those criticisms, she argues that attachment theory was paramount in turning mother love into a biological need. This shift introduced a new justification for the prescriptive role of biology in human affairs and had profoundOCoand negativeOCoconsequences for mothers and for the valuation of mother love.

La Psicología en 100 preguntas (100 Preguntas esenciales)

by Vicente Caballero de la Torre

Las respuestas de la Psicología a temas tan relevantes como los límites de la percepción humana, la falsedad de los recuerdos biográficos, la medición de la inteligencia o la conducta patológica, suscitan un gran interés entre los lectores que quieren conocerse mejor a sí mismos y a los demás. Descubra que las raíces de la Psicología son profundas, que se remontan a los mitos clásicos y a los médicos de la Antigua Grecia y que dejaron brotar a la Psicología con fuerza en un siglo tan importante para la historia como el XIX (el siglo que lo cambió absolutamente todo). Descubra qué tipo de personalidad psíquica se corresponde con su forma de ser y cómo su cuerpo delata lo que piensa y siente realmente aunque se esfuerce en fingir otra cosa. Sepa por qué no consigue olvidar o recordar según qué cosas y averigüe si podemos cambiar para mejor como personas o si más bien tenemos que aceptarnos tal y como somos… Todo esto entre otros muchos asuntos de su interés. Una obra para lectores que no se conforman con haberse hecho alguna vez una pregunta especial sino que ansían obtener la respuesta.

Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: Teaching Writing in the Digital Age

by Martha Vicinus Caroline Eisner

This collection is a timely intervention in national debates about what constitutes original or plagiarized writing in the digital age. Somewhat ironically, the Internet makes it both easier to copy and easier to detect copying. The essays in this volume explore the complex issues of originality, imitation, and plagiarism, particularly as they concern students, scholars, professional writers, and readers, while also addressing a range of related issues, including copyright conventions and the ownership of original work, the appropriate dissemination of innovative ideas, and the authority and role of the writer/author. Throughout these essays, the contributors grapple with their desire to encourage and maintain free access to copyrighted material for noncommercial purposes while also respecting the reasonable desires of authors to maintain control over their own work. Both novice and experienced teachers of writing will learn from the contributors' practical suggestions about how to fashion unique assignments, teach about proper attribution, and increase students' involvement in their own writing. This is an anthology for anyone interested in how scholars and students can navigate the sea of intellectual information that characterizes the digital/information age.

Essential NLP: Teach Yourself

by Amanda Vickers Steve Bavister

This new edition of a popular guide to Neuro-Linguistic Programming draws on the latest neuroscience findings to give you a better understanding of NLP, and what it can do for you both professionally and personally. It introduces the foundations of NLP and the key principles of the technique, explaining the theory behind submodalities, the power of beliefs and values, and the importance of well-formed outcomes. Written in a jargon-free and accessible style, it will help you to use rapport, modelling and other effective strategies to achieve your goals at work - and to bring the principles of NLP to other areas in your life, making you an effective leader, partner and negotiator.

Value Systems and Social Process (Pelican Ser.)

by Geoffrey Vickers

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1968 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Mediating Misogyny: Gender, Technology, and Harassment

by Jacqueline Ryan Vickery Tracy Everbach

Mediating Misogyny is a collection of original academic essays that foregrounds the intersection of gender, technology, and media. Framed and informed by feminist theory, the book offers empirical research and nuanced theoretical analysis about the gender-based harassment women experience both online and offline. The contributors of this volume provide information on the ways feminist activists are using digital tools to combat harassment, raise awareness, and organize for social and political change across the globe. Lastly, the book provides practical resources and tips to help students, educators, institutions, and researchers stop online harassment.

Reading Trauma Narratives

by Laurie Vickroy

As part of the contemporary reassessment of trauma that goes beyond Freudian psychoanalysis, Laurie Vickroy theorizes trauma in the context of psychological, literary, and cultural criticism. Focusing on novels by Margaret Atwood, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Jeanette Winterson, and Chuck Palahniuk, she shows how these writers try to enlarge our understanding of the relationship between individual traumas and the social forces of injustice, oppression, and objectification. Further, she argues, their work provides striking examples of how the devastating effects of trauma-whether sexual, socioeconomic, or racial-on individual personality can be depicted in narrative. Vickroy offers a unique blend of interpretive frameworks. She draws on theories of trauma and narrative to analyze the ways in which her selected texts engage readers both cognitively and ethically-immersing them in, and yet providing perspective on, the flawed thinking and behavior of the traumatized and revealing how the psychology of fear can be a driving force for individuals as well as for society. Through this engagement, these writers enable readers to understand their own roles in systems of power and how they internalize the ideologies of those systems.

It's Not About You, Except When It Is

by Barbara Victoria

Based on the author's own experience as a parent with an addicted child, she provides straight-talking self-preservation tools and techniques for parents of addicts in and out of recovery. An essential book to help parents navigate this confusing and uncharted landscape--in the author's words, "Planet Paradox." Barbara Victoria is a parent who struggled with her own child's addiction. She has been active in Al-Anon for many years.

The Sciences of The Soul

by Fernando Vidal

"The Sciences of the Soul" is the first attempt to explain the development of the disciplinary conception of psychology from its appearance in the late sixteenth century to its redefinition at the end of the seventeenth and its emergence as an institutionalized field in the eighteenth. Fernando Vidal traces this development through university courses and textbooks, encyclopedias, and nonacademic books, as well as through various histories of psychology. aaaaaaaaaaa Vidal reveals that psychology existed before the eighteenth century essentially as a OC physics of the soul, OCO and it belonged as much to natural philosophy as to Christian anthropology. It remained so until the eighteenth century, when the OC science of the soulOCO became the OC science of the mind. OCO Vidal demonstrates that this Enlightenment refashioning took place within a Christian framework, and he explores how the preservation of the Christian idea of the soul was essential to the development of the science. Not only were most psychologists convinced that an empirical science of the soul was compatible with Christian faith; their perception that psychology preserved the soul also helped to elevate its rank as an empirical science. Broad-ranging and impeccably researched, this book will be of wide importance in the history and philosophy of psychology, the history of the human sciences more generally, and in the social and intellectual history of eighteenth-century Europe.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (Coursepoint Ser.)

by Sheila L. Videbeck

Exploring the full psychiatric nursing curriculum, this student-friendly book focuses on the skills and concepts needed for successful practice. Short concise chapters, an engaging art program, and a direct and personal approach guide students in building therapeutic communication skills within the framework of the nursing process. Access to the online video series, Lippincott Theory to Practice Video Series, provides students with an even deeper understanding of patients experiencing mental health disorders. Doody's Review Service gives this book a Weighted Numerical Score of 90 - 4 Stars! "The book is comprehensive, well written, and full of resources. The Concept Mastery Alerts in the chapters help students focus on critical content. The book is color-coded, making it easy for students to follow the format of each chapter." - Doody's Review Service

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (Coursepoint Ser.)

by Shelia Videbeck

A Practical Focus on the Skills and Concepts Essential to Your Success With an accessible, clear and student-friendly approach, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing clarifies challenging concepts and helps you build a foundation for working successfully with clients experiencing mental health challenges regardless of care setting. The text explores the full spectrum of psychiatric nursing, helping you master specific nursing interventions, hone your therapeutic communication skills and learn to apply content effectively within the framework of the nursing process. New! Unfolding Patient Stories written by the National League for Nursing put the nursing process in a realistic context to prepare you for successful client interactions and interventions. Clinical Vignettes familiarize you with the features of major disorders you are likely to encounter in practice. Therapeutic Dialogues help you perfect your communication skills with specific examples of nurse-client interactions. Best Practice boxes provide the latest evidence-based findings in psychiatric nursing. Self-Awareness features foster your personal and professional development through self-reflection. Concept Mastery Alerts clarify important concepts essential to your classroom and clinical success. Watch and Learn icons point you to corresponding true-to-life Lippincott® Theory to Practice Video Series videos for a richer understanding of important mental health disorders. Built-In Study Guide reinforces your understanding with multiple-choice questions, multiple-response questions and clinical examples at the end of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans demonstrate effective approaches for addressing specific client disorders. Drug Alerts highlight essential concerns related to psychotropic drugs. Warning boxes alert you to FDA considerations for specific medications. Cultural Considerations help you ensure culturally sensitive care for a wide range of client populations. Elder Considerations sections prepare you to care for the growing population of older adults. Client/Family Education boxes boost your teaching capabilities. Nursing Interventions etail key treatment strategies for specific disorders. DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria boxes summarize the medical diagnostic features of specific disorders.

Advances in Aviation Psychology: Volume 1 (Ashgate Studies in Human Factors for Flight Operations #1)

by Michael A. Vidulich

Aviation remains one of the most active and challenging domains for human factors and applied psychology. Since 1981, the biennial International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP) has been convened for the purposes of (a) presenting the latest research on human performance problems and opportunities within aviation systems, (b) envisioning design solutions that best utilize human capabilities for creating safe and efficient aviation systems, and (c) bringing together scientists, research sponsors, and operators in an effort to bridge the gap between research and application. Though rooted in the presentations of the 17th ISAP, held in 2013 in Dayton, Ohio, Advances in Aviation Psychology is not simply a collection of selected proceeding papers. Based upon the potential impact on emerging trends, current debates or enduring issues present in their work, select authors were invited to expand on their work following the benefit of interactions at the symposium. The invited authors include the featured keynote and plenary speakers who are all leading scientists and prominent researchers that were selected to participate at the symposium. These contributions are supplemented by additional contributors whose work best reflects significant developments in aviation psychology. Consequently the volume includes visions for the next generation of air management and air traffic control, the integration of unmanned (i.e. remotely piloted vehicles) into operational air spaces, and the use of advanced information technologies (e.g. synthetic task environments) for research and training. This book is the first in a series of volumes to be published in conjunction with each subsequent ISAP. The aim of each volume is not only to report the latest findings in aviation psychology but also to suggest new directions for advancing the field.

Leadership and Role Modelling: Understanding Workplace Dynamics (Palgrave Studies In Leadership And Followership Ser.)

by Shruti Vidyasagar Poornima Hatti

This edited volume explores the influence of role modelling as a process in the workplace; in particular, whether it can aid career development, offer psycho-social support, and provide the motivation and means to achieve goals. Chapters examine whether the dynamics of personal identification and self-belief can affect the way that role models are chosen, placing emphasis on geographical diversity and cultural aspects. By including studies of gender and followership in both American and Indian settings, the scholars and practitioners who contribute to this collection outline key aspects of role modelling, and its effect as a developmental tool in the workplace, from the perspective of the individual and organisations. This book is a valuable resource for academics interested in organisations, management, and diversity, as well as practitioners and policy-makers involved in leadership programmes, who will find its collection of both theoretical and empirical findings extremely useful.

Dead Subjects: Toward a Politics of Loss in Latino Studies

by Antonio Viego

Dead Subjects is an impassioned call for scholars in critical race and ethnic studies to engage with Lacanian psychoanalytic theory. Antonio Viego argues that Lacanian theory has the potential to begin rectifying the deeply flawed way that ethnic and racialized subjects have been conceptualized in North America since the mid-twentieth century. Viego contends that the accounts of human subjectivity that dominate the humanities and social sciences and influence U. S. legal thought derive from American ego psychology. Examining ego psychology in the United States during its formative years following World War II, Viego shows how its distinctly American misinterpretation of Freudian theory was driven by a faith in the possibility of rendering the human subject whole, complete, and transparent. Viego traces how this theory of the subject gained traction in the United States, passing into most forms of North American psychology, law, civil rights discourse, ethnic studies, and the broader culture. Viego argues that the repeated themes of wholeness, completeness, and transparency with respect to ethnic and racialized subjectivity are fundamentally problematic as these themes ultimately lend themselves to the project of managing and controlling ethnic and racialized subjects by positing them as fully knowable, calculable sums: as dead subjects. He asserts that the refusal of critical race and ethnic studies scholars to read ethnic and racialized subjects in a Lacanian framework--as divided subjects, split in language--contributes to a racist discourse. Focusing on theoretical, historical, and literary work in Latino studies, he mines the implicit connection between Latino studies' theory of the "border subject" and Lacan's theory of the "barred subject" in language to argue that Latino studies is poised to craft a critical multiculturalist, anti-racist Lacanian account of subjectivity while adding historical texture and specificity to Lacanian theory.

The Group Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy

by Dawn Viers

Following in the footsteps of the successful first edition, The Group Therapist’s Notebook, Second Edition offers an all new collection of innovative ideas and proven interventions that will enhance any group therapy practice. Seasoned and up-and-coming experts provide field-tested activities, easy to reproduce handouts, and practical homework assignments for a variety of problems and population types. Each chapter is solidly grounded with a theoretical foundation and includes materials to gather for implementing the intervention, detailed instructions for use, suggestions for follow-up in successive meetings, contraindications for use, and resources for the client and therapist. With an added emphasis on instruction, real-world examples, and extension activities, this new resource will be a valuable asset for both beginning and established mental health practitioners, including counselor educators, social workers, marriage and family therapists, guidance counselors, prevention educators, peer support specialists, and other group facilitators.

The Couple and Family Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Marital and Family Therapy

by Dawn Viers Katherine M. Hertlein

Get a "sneak peek" at clinical vignettes that demonstrate the power of creative interventions! Couples and families present unique challenges in therapy, and other books rarely illustrate the effectiveness of particular types of interventions on actual cases. The Couple and Family Therapist's Notebook provides clinicians with a wide range of practical field-tested therapy activities and homework that are solidly grounded to each intervention&’s theoretical underpinning, then explores their effectiveness by briefly relating real-life cases. Continuing The Haworth Press Therapist&’s Notebook series, respected experts detail how to perform several creative interventions and then follow with insightful clinical vignettes to illustrate under what specific circumstances each particular approach is effective.Each chapter of The Couple and Family Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Marital and Family Therapy has an objective statement to orient the reader to the homework, handout, or activity, followed by a rationale. Instructions explain how to perform the activity, followed by clinical case vignette, a section of contraindications, and a list of useful resources for both the practitioner and the client. Illustrations and appendixes also provide helpful guides for the therapist.The Couple and Family Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Marital and Family Therapy gives you the tools for approaches such as: emotionally focused therapy symbolic-experiential therapy transgenerational theory solution-focused therapy experiential therapy and many othersAnd some of the intervention techniques that are illustrated: the Metaphor of Gardens the Coming Clean Ritual creating rituals for couples coping with early pregnancy loss the Four C&’s of Parenting identifying family rules the Systemic Kvebaek Technique physical acting techniques the Feelings Game writing to combat adolescent silence in family therapy Family Stress Balls the Goodbye Book the "Puppet Reflecting Team" Technique family-based school interventions and many moreThe Couple and Family Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Marital and Family Therapy provides invaluable insight and vital clinical tools for creative couple and family intervention, perfect for adaptation by counselors, psychotherapists, practitioners in private practice, school systems, hospitals, government settings, homeless shelters, and not-for-profit agencies and counseling centers.

Functional Remediation for Bipolar Disorder

by Eduard Vieta Eduard Vieta Carla Torrent Anabel Martínez-Arán Carla Torrent

Managing the cognitive difficulties experienced in bipolar disorder poses a significant challenge to patients, relatives, researchers and clinicians. This book equips readers with a thorough understanding of these cognitive deficits and, importantly, the usefulness of current treatment approaches, such as remediation, to improve functional recovery. This manual guides readers in the application of the Functional Remediation Program, providing a collection of materials enabling therapists to run group sessions. The first part focuses on cognitive deficits and their impact on functional recovery. The second part describes the operation of the program, session-by session, with reference to handouts and slides available for download from an accompanying website (URL. . . ). Topics covered include memory, attention, and executive functions. The final part describes the efficacy of this program, particularly the functional improvements seen in participants. An essential resource for psychologists, psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals caring for patients with bipolar disorder.

Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorders: An Integrative Approach

by Eduard Vieta Maria Reinares Martínez-Arán Anabel

While medication is hugely important in treating bipolar disorders, an integrated approach which utilizes psychological treatments can target some aspects that medication alone cannot reach. A comprehensive review of evidence-based psychological treatments is provided, followed by practical information on psychoeducation for patients and family members, healthy lifestyle promotion, mindfulness-based interventions and cognitive and functional remediation, as they represent the basis on which the integrative approach is developed. The second half of the book provides examples of sessions of integrative therapy, which can be shared with patients themselves, enhancing the effectiveness of applying the treatment. Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorders: An Integrative Approach offers a brief but multi-component treatment framework that can also be implemented in non-specialized health centres. This approach may greatly improve the well-being and quality of life of people with bipolar disorders. This accessible text is an essential resource for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and any healthcare provider working in mental healthcare.

Ending Child Abuse: New Efforts in Prevention, Investigation, and Training

by Victor I. Vieth Bette L. Bottoms Alison Perona

Get the tools to coordinate a plan in your community!The highly anticipated Ending Child Abuse: New Efforts in Prevention, Investigation, and Training presents an exciting vision: to end or significantly reduce child abuse. Respected social scientists and legal scholars discuss empirically sound short- and long- term multidisciplinary strategies that can be implemented in our society. Innovative and well-established concepts and approaches are clearly presented, such as specialized education, rational preventative methods, effective investigation and prosecution strategies, and the analysis of factors that influence law enforcement investigations and child abuse prevention efforts.Several obstacles stand in the way of the elimination of child abuse, such as the failure to investigate most child abuse reports, inadequate training of frontline child protection professionals, lack of financial resources, and the dilemma that child abuse is not addressed at the youngest ages. Ending Child Abuse: New Efforts in Prevention, Investigation, and Training tackles these problems and others with practical guidelines and aggressive creative strategies that can be applied to every community in the United States. This collection is impeccably referenced and soundly supported with research.Ending Child Abuse: New Efforts in Prevention, Investigation, and Training discusses: implementation of a model curriculum in child advocacy for undergraduate and graduate institutions forensic interview training extensive education of the nation&’s child protection professionals development and funding of prevention programs at the community level educational reforms of Montclair State University in New Jersey designed to better prepare professionals who advocate for children research-based interview techniques with best practice guidelines possible broader social and system-level reforms vertical prosecution of child abuse cases-with a model for its operationEnding Child Abuse: New Efforts in Prevention, Investigation, and Training is an ambitious eye-opening source perfect for social services professionals, mental health professionals, practitioners, researchers, educators, students, and medical and legal professionals who deal with child abuse and children&’s welfare.

Management in Komplexität und Unsicherheit: Für agile Manager (essentials)

by Wolfgang Vieweg

Wolfgang Vieweg behandelt die Frage, wie Management in komplexer, volatiler und unsicherer Umgebung nachhaltig erfolgreich sein kann. Warum versagen die herkömmlichen Ansätze? Und was konkret sichert zukünftigen Erfolg? Zwischen ,,kompliziert" und ,,komplex" liegen Welten: Heutiges Management, das dazu neigt, alles auszureizen, alles auf die Spitze zu treiben, steht vor einem fundamentalen Wandel. Erst eine neue Herangehensweise an die Welt, neue Konstrukte und neue agile Methoden gestatten es, mit Komplexität artgerecht und nutzbringend umzugehen.

The Subject's Matter: Self-Consciousness and the Body (Representation and Mind series)

by Frédérique De Vignemont Adrian J. T. Alsmith

An interdisciplinary and comprehensive treatment of bodily self-consciousness, considering representation of the body, the sense of bodily ownership, and representation of the self.The body may be the object we know the best. It is the only object from which we constantly receive a flow of information through sight and touch; and it is the only object we can experience from the inside, through our proprioceptive, vestibular, and visceral senses. Yet there have been very few books that have attempted to consolidate our understanding of the body as it figures in our experience and self-awareness. This volume offers an interdisciplinary and comprehensive treatment of bodily self-awareness, the first book to do so since the landmark 1995 collection The Body and the Self, edited by José Bermúdez, Naomi Eilan, and Anthony Marcel (MIT Press). Since 1995, the study of the body in such psychological disciplines as cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, and neuropsychology has advanced dramatically, accompanied by a resurgence of philosophical interest in the significance of the body in our mental life. The sixteen specially commissioned essays in this book reflect the advances in these fields. The book is divided into three parts, each part covering a topic central to an explanation of bodily self-awareness: representation of the body; the sense of bodily ownership; and representation of the self.ContributorsAdrian Alsmith, Brianna Beck, José Luis Bermúdez, Anna Berti, Alexandre Billon, Andrew J. Bremner, Lucilla Cardinali, Tony Cheng, Frédérique de Vignemont, Francesca Fardo, Alessandro Farnè, Carlotta Fossataro, Shaun Gallagher, Francesca Garbarini, Patrick Haggard, Jakob Hohwy, Matthew R. Longo, Tamar Makin, Marie Martel, Melvin Mezue, John Michael, Christopher Peacocke, Lorenzo Pia, Louise Richardson, Alice C. Roy, Manos Tsakiris, Hong Yu Wong

Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures: Engaging with Others in a Changing World (Sage Social Psychology Program Ser.)

by Vivian L. Vignoles Ronald Fischer Peter B. Smith Michael H. Bond

Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures Second Edition starts by asking why social psychology needs a cross-cultural perspective. It then examines cultural differences and their origins, before addressing traditional social psychological themes cross-culturally, for example group processes, self and identity, intergroup relations. Themes of contemporary relevance including migration, ethnic conflict and climate change are also covered.<P><P> Key features:<P> * Presentation of concepts and theories made accessible to the reader using practical examples and everyday life experiences from diverse parts of the world<P> * Biographical portraits of key researchers in the field<P> * Coverage of the appropriate methods for conducting state-of-the-art cross-cultural research<P> This textbook is appropriate for students of social and cross-cultural psychology. It will also interest practitioners wanting to understand the impact of culture on their fields of work, such as international relations, social policy, health promotion, ethnic relations and international business.

Handbook of Identity Theory and Research

by Vivian L. Vignoles Koen Luyckx Seth J. Schwartz

Identity is one of the most extensively studied constructs in the social sciences. Yet, despite the wealth of findings across many disciplines, identity researchers remain divided over such enduring fundamental questions as: What exactly is identity, and how do identity processes function? Do people have a single identity or multiple identities? Is identity individually or collectively oriented? Personally or socially constructed? Stable or constantly in flux? The Handbook of Identity Theory and Research offers the rare opportunity to address the questions and reconcile these seeming contradictions, bringing unity and clarity to a diverse and fragmented literature. This exhaustive reference work emphasizes the depth and complexity of identity processes and domains and presents perspectives from many different theoretical schools and empirical approaches. Contributing authors provide perspectives from psychology (e.g., narrative, social identity theory, neo-Eriksonian) and from other disciplines (e.g., sociology, political science, ethnic studies); and the editors highlight the links between chapters that provide complementary insights on related subjects. In addition to covering identity processes and categories that are well-known to the field, the Handbook tackles many emerging issues, including: - Identity development among adopted persons. - Identity processes in interpersonal relationships. - Effects of globalization on cultural identity. - Transgender experience and identity. - Consumer identity and shopping behavior. - Social identity processes in xenophobia and genocide. The Handbook of Identity Theory and Research lends itself to a wealth of uses by scholars, clinicians, and graduate students across many disciplines, including social, developmental, and child/school psychology; human development and family studies; sociology; cultural anthropology; gender, ethnic, and communication studies; education; and counseling.

Mathematical Principles of Human Conceptual Behavior: The Structural Nature of Conceptual Representation and Processing (Scientific Psychology Series)

by Ronaldo Vigo

The ability to learn concepts lies at the very core of human cognition, enabling us to efficiently classify, organize, identify, and store complex information. In view of the basic role that concepts play in our everyday physical and mental lives, the fields of cognitive science and psychology face three long standing challenges: discovering the laws that govern concept learning and categorization behavior in organisms, showing how they inform other areas of cognitive research, and describing them with the mathematical systematicity and precision found in the physical sciences. In light of these theoretical and methodological shortcomings, this volume will introduce a set of general mathematical principles for predicting and explaining conceptual behavior. The author’s theory is based on seven fundamental constructs of universal science: invariance, complexity, information, similarity, dissimilarity, pattern, and representation. These constructs are joined by a novel mathematical framework that does not depend on probability theory, and derives key results from conceptual behavior research with other key areas of cognitive research such as pattern perception, similarity assessment, and contextual choice. The result is a unique and systematic unifying foundation for cognitive science in the tradition of classical physics.

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