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500,000 students later Gross continues to set the standard for Psychology textbooks. This thoroughly updated edition is colorful, engaging, and packed with features that help students to understand and evaluate classic and contemporary Psychology. Gross is the 'bible' for students of Psychology and anyone in related fields such as Counseling, Nursing and Social Work who needs a reliable, catch-all text.All the major domains of Psychology are covered in... more...

Wilfred Bion’s insights into the analytic process have had a profound influence on how psychoanalysts and psychotherapists understand emotional change and pathological mental states. One of his most influential ideas concerns the notion that we need the minds of others to develop our own emotional and cognitive capacities. In Containing States of Mind Duncan Cartwright explores and develops some of the implications that Bion’s container model... more...

This book presents ground-breaking research by leading international researchers on the nature, functions and characteristics of social motivation. Its contributors focus on a variety of issues, such as the functions of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and the subtle roles that habits and goals play in producing and maintaining motivated social behaviors. Recent discoveries in the psychology of motivation relevant to everyday social behaviors and... more...

José Luis Bermúdez 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... more...

As modern lifestyles offer ever more opportunities for a sedentary existence, physical activity has become, for many, a marginal aspect of life. Too little physical activity is linked to common, often serious, health problems, and although this link is now widely acknowledged, levels of sedentary behaviour continue to increase throughout western society. Psychology of Physical Activity, 2nd Edition addresses this concern, bringing together a wealth of... more...


What exactly is so fascinating about abnormal (deviant) personality that, in this postmodern age of ours, there is this popular critical discourse that “[t]he judges of normality are present everywhere. We are in the society of the teacher-judge, the doctor-judge, the educator-judge, the social worker-judge,” and the like? (AC 2010) The popularity of this critical discourse is becoming a conventional wisdom in postmodern academia, which can be... more...

By carefully examining the biological, genetic, evolutionary, and psychological evidence, a noted biologist finds a shocking lack of substance behind ideas about biologically based sex differences. Features a new chapter and afterward on recent biological breakthroughs.

This text is intended for students who have had at least one course in social science statistics. Focusing on analysis of variance and other univariate methods, it is ideal for upper-level undergraduates or graduate students.

"Adversity" involves exposure to unpropitious or calamitous circumstances. It occurs in extreme situations such as prolonged combat or natural disasters, both of which affect whole groups or communities of people simultaneously. It is found as well in more individually targeted events such as child abuse, bereavement, rape, physical illness, marital separation or divorce, unemployment, and homelessness. Exposure to adversity is not randomly distributed... more...

A wide-range study of victims of head injury often reveals disorders that are neglected by less extensive examinations, and dispels the idea that there is usually a benign outcome. Focusing on a public health problem affecting millions of people of all ages, with approximately 1,300 references, Concussive Brain Trauma: Neurobehavioral Impairment and Maladaptation addresses such topics as the recognition of minor traumatic brain injury in the emergency... more...