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Atheists in America Book Talk 

The library hosted a book talk the other night with Melanie Elyse Brewster, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at TC, and Co-Founder of the Sexuality, Women, & Gender Project. Library staff should watch this Vialogue and discuss (in Vialogues!) better ways to capture library events with video. No idea is too small to be valuable! Upon …

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Intersections of multiple identities: A casebook of evidence-based practices with diverse populations 

Title: Intersections of multiple identities: A casebook of evidence-based practices with diverse populations Editors: Miguel E. Gallardo & Brian W. McNeill Publisher: Brunner-Routledge Call Number: RC455.4.E8 I72 2009 From the Publisher: Over the past two decades, there has been an increase in the need to prepare and train mental health personnel in working with diverse …

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The psychology of physical activity 

Title: The psychology of physical activity Author: Albert V. Carron, Heather A. Hausenblas, Paul A. Estabrooks Publisher: McGraw Hill Call Number: RA781 C37 2003 From the Publisher: This is a ground-breaking and comprehensive text devoted solely to the discussion of exercise psychology. Exploring all areas of personal motivation, the benefits of exercise, and the theories, …

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The Art of Possibility 

Title: The Art of Possibility Authors: Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander Publisher: Harvard Business School Press,  2000 Call Number: BC199.P7 Z36 From the Publisher: The Art of Possibility offers a set of breakthrough practices for creativity in all human enterprises.  This inspirational book is a synthesis of Rosamund Stone Zander's knowledge of cutting-edge psychology …

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Organizational Psychology : A Scientist-Practitioner Approach 

Title: Organizational Psychology : A Scientist-Practitioner Approach Authors: Steve M. Jex and Thomas W. Britt Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (February 28, 2008) Check it out! HF5548.8 .J49 2008 From the Publisher: Thorough and up-to-date coverage of both the science and practice of organizational psychology. This Second Edition reflects the latest developments and research in the field using a scientist-practitioner model that expertly …

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Multicultural School Psychology Competencies: A Practical Guide 

Title: Multicultural School Psychology Competencies: A Practical Guide Author: Danielle Martines Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc (July 8, 2008) Check it out! LB3013.6 .M365 2008 From the publisher: This unique guidebook is specifically designed with useful multicultural applications aimed at practice-based school psychology. The text compiles an informational and instructional array of helpful "hands-on" checklists, reviews …

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Contemporary Clinical Psychology 

Title: Contemporary Clinical Psychology Author: Thomas G. Plante Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (September 14, 2010) Check it out! RC467.P56 2011 From the publisher: A realistic and contemporary portrayal of the dynamic field of clinical psychology Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the most current topics professionals will face in clinical practice, the Third Edition takes an integrative …

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True Blood/True Freud 

As I hungrily await the season 4 premiere of True Blood, (June 26th!), I've been thinking about our recent societal obsession with blood suckers.  I confess that I read the Twilight Series (all four, don’t judge).  I even gave The Vampire Diaries a try, though it didn’t appeal to me so much, perhaps because …

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Group Dynamics For Teams 

Title: Group Dynamics For Teams Author: Daniel Levi Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc; 1st edition (December 15, 2001) Check it out! HD66. L468 2011 From the publisher: This clear and engaging book explains the basic psychological concepts of group dynamics with a focus on their application with teams in the workplace. Grounded in psychology research but …

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Media Psychology 

Title: Media Psychology Author: David C. Giles Publisher: Routledge (February 1, 2003) Check it out! P96.P75.G55 2003 From the publisher: Media Psychology examines the impact that 21st century media use has on human behavior, from teenage crushes on pop stars to soap fandom in adulthood. It brings together North American communication research with European media …

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NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children 

Title: NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children Authors: Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2009 Call Number: HQ772 .B8455 2009 About the Book: The central premise of this book by Bronson (What Should I Do with My Life?) and Merryman, a Washington Post journalist, is that many of modern society's most popular strategies …

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The wounded researcher : research with soul in mind 

Title: The wounded researcher : research with soul in mind  Author :  Robert D. Romanyshyn Publisher: New Orleans, La. : Spring Journal Books Call number: BF76.5 .R56 2007  From the Publisher: What is the art of doing research that keeps soul in mind? The Wounded Researcher addresses (1) how an imaginal approach to the research process differentiates soul from the complex of psychology (2) how re-search is a vocation in which …

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Pathways to outstanding leadership: A comparative analysis of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leaders 

Title: Pathways to outstanding leadership : A comparative analysis of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leaders Author: Michael D. Mumford Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Call Number: BF637.L4 M75 2006 From the Publisher: The intent of this book is to provide a comprehensive comparison of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leadership. One hundred twenty leaders from government, military, …

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Essentials of testing and assessment : a practical guide for counselors, social workers, and psychologists 

Title: Essentials of testing and assessment : A practical guide for counselors, social workers, and psychologists Author: Edward S. Neukrug and R. Charles Fawcett Publisher: Thomson/Brooks/Cole Call Number: BF431 .N48 2010 From the Publisher: This text is intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate level courses in departments of counselor education, social work, clinical psychology, and …

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Empathy for people with borderline personality disorder, an all too rare find 

Though new to the field of psychology, I am already quickly learning the amount of stigma and fear associated with the word "Borderline." It doesn't take long to realize that people (often women) who get assigned the label or diagnosis of "Borderline Personality Disorder" evoke strong feelings in others, even among people in the helping …

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Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding 

Title: Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding Editors: James E. Maddux and Barbara A. Winstead Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008 Call Number: RC454 .P786 2008 From the Publisher: "Psychopathology is intended for first-year graduate students in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and related fields, and it has been specifically designed to meet the needs of …

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The paradox of choice: why more is less 

Title: The paradox of choice : why more is less Author: Barry Schwartz Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2004 Call no.: BF611 .S38 2004 From the Publisher: Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday …

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Self-Help Reading at the Library 

In the beginning of human existence life was short and hard like a body building elf. I imagine that humans on a whole, at the time, were more concerned about food, shelter, and tending to offspring. The simple life did not leave as much time for thinking. With the transition from the jungle of sticks …

Posted 76 months ago by

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Are We Rational Beings or Not? 

How is a rational decision made? Rational models of cognition typically consider the abstract computational problems posed by the environment, assuming that people are capable of optimally solving those problems. A basic challenge for rational models is thus explaining how optimal solutions can be approximated by psychological processes. Psychologists Sanborn, Griffiths, and Navarro outline a …

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Methods in psychological research 

Title: Methods in psychological research Author: Annabel Ness Evans, Bryan J. Rooney Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, c2011 Call Number: BF76.5 .E88 2011 From the Publisher: Annabel Ness Evans and Bryan J. Rooney provide an applied approach in this thoroughly updated second edition of Methods of Psychological Research. The authors continue to rely on student …

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