Psychology and Psychiatry round-up

November 3, 2011

Group Problem Solving

Author: Patrick R. Laughlin

Edition: First

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Pages: 168

Price: £52.00, £20.95 and £25.14

ISBN 9780691147901, 9780691147918 and 9781400836673 (e-book)

The role of cooperative problem-solving groups of scientific researchers, auditors, financial analysts, air-crash investigators and forensic art experts is growing. Here, Patrick Laughlin presents key theories and experimental research on group problem-solving. Among the concepts covered are social combination models, group memory, group ability and world knowledge tasks, rule induction problems, letters-to-numbers problems and social choice theory.

Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry Authors Donald W. Black and Nancy C. Andreasen

Edition: Fifth

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing

Pages: 734

Price: £65.00 and £46.00

ISBN 9781585623822 and 624003

The authors aim to provide clinical students with a comprehensive reference work, and the latest edition of this best-selling text reflects recent advancements. The book covers the background of psychiatry, including diagnosis and classification; disorders arranged by diagnostic category; and special topics including legal issues, child psychiatry and psychopharmacology. Case vignettes, self-assessment questions and a glossary of terms are also included.

Psychology Express: Cognitive Psychology

Authors: Jonathan Ling, Jonathan Catling and Dominic Upton

Edition: First

Publisher: Pearson Education

Pages: 256

Price: £12.99

ISBN 97803737988

One of seven titles in the publisher's revision guide series, this text is intended to cover key topics in cognitive psychology, focusing on assessment and exams. It is designed to meet British Psychological Society recommendations for course content, and offers an overview of core subjects via sample questions, assessment advice and exam tips to improve students' revision techniques. A companion website provides extra resources for self-testing and exam preparation.

Cross-Cultural Psychology: Research and Applications

Authors: John W. Berry, Ype H. Poortinga, Seger M. Breugelmans, Athanasios Chasiotis and David L. Sam

Edition: Third

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 650

Price: £80.00 and £33.99

ISBN 9780521762120 and 745208

This text looks to offer senior undergraduate and postgraduate students a thorough overview of cross-cultural psychology. The authors present contemporary empirical research, theory, methodology and applications, covering aspects of behaviour including development, social behaviour, personality, cognition, psycholinguistics, emotion and perception. The third edition has new additions to the writing team.

Human Intelligence

Author: Earl Hunt

Edition: First

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 528

Price: £75.00 and £35.99

ISBN 9780521881623 and 707817

Earl Hunt, a psychologist with more than 30 years' research study experience, offers a comprehensive survey of our scientific knowledge of human intelligence. He aims to give a non-ideological view, avoiding a focus on a single theory or social viewpoint. The conceptual status of intelligence is viewed as a collection of cognitive skills, some of which go beyond those evaluated by conventional intelligence tests.

An Introduction to Gerontology

Editor: Ian Stuart-Hamilton

Edition: First

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 458

Price: £65.00 and 25.99

ISBN 9780521513302 and 734950

Contributions from international experts on both traditional and contemporary topics - including biology, sociology, health and social care, retirement and sexuality - provide a broad introduction to the field.

Human Learning and Memory

Author: David Lieberman

Edition: First

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 608

Price: £60.00 and £29.99

ISBN 9780521877473 and 701396

David Lieberman, of the University of Stirling, attempts to integrate different facets of the subject, including learning and memory, and behaviour and cognition. The text focuses on human research in both memory and learning and aims to encourage students to think critically. Key theories and issues are detailed, and the focus on underlying cognitive processes aims to offer insight into learning and memory as inter-related actions rather than two separate activities.

The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Author: Moshe Almagor

Edition: First

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Pages: 344

Price: £37.50

ISBN 9780816669554

This text offers a full overview of the international use of the functional dialectic system approach, from theory to practice, looking to show how it can be applied to a range of psychological problems and in a variety of therapeutic modes. The principles of the approach are explained carefully and the author draws on personal experience for practical case illustrations.

Leveraging Consumer Psychology for Effective Health Communications: The Obesity Challenge

Editors: Rajeev Batra, Punam Anand Keller and Victor J. Strecher

Edition: First

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

Pages: 424

Price: £89.50 and £43.50

ISBN 97807656179 and 186

Leading scholars and practitioners in the fields of consumer psychology and health communication analyse how contemporary research can be applied to the issue of obesity. Each chapter presents reviews, research findings and recommendations on how communications and interventions can be better crafted to help fight obesity.

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