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See below for a selection of the latest books from Psychology category. Presented with a red border are the Psychology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Psychology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Psychology Third European Edition

Psychology Third European Edition

Author: Daniel Schacter, Daniel Gilbert, Daniel Wegner, Bruce M. Hood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

This globally-focused and renowned textbook spans the entire discipline of psychology - from the fundamental principles of psychology as a science, to more nuanced approaches in core disciplines such as cognitive, developmental, social and personality psychology. Woven together with engaging features, research boxes and activities that will help students to both think like a scientist and stretch their imagination. In-depth and yet written with irresistible enthusiasm and humour by a world-renowned team of psychologists and researchers, this book is a complete course companion for all undergraduate psychology students. It is both engaging and yet scientifically sound and theoretically rigorous. The only book students need as they begin their study of psychology.

Mental Health among African Americans Innovations in Research and Practice

Mental Health among African Americans Innovations in Research and Practice

Author: Erlanger A. Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

In Mental Health among African Americans: Innovations in Research and Practice, Erlanger A. Turner presents a new theoretical framework that emphasizes culturally sensitive clinical practices and Afrocentric values in order to address the lower rates of African Americans seeking medical treatment in the United States. Turner traces this reluctance to the unethical scientific research practices that characterized experiments in recent history like the well-known Tuskegee Syphilis study, and stresses the need for providers to address racial trauma.

10 Voyages Through the Human Mind Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution

10 Voyages Through the Human Mind Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution

Author: Catherine de Lange Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

The third in a series of books in association with the Royal Institution on their world-renowned Christmas Lectures, this time exploring the intriguing pathways of the human brain and the complexities of the mind. Following on from the success of 13 Journeys Through Space and Time and 11 Explorations into Life on Earth, this third book in the series takes a look at the staggering capabilities of the human brain through ten of the most revealing Christmas Lectures on the subject given at the RI over the last two centuries. Undoubtedly the most complex material in the universe, the human brain makes us who we are, but how it works and why has long been a mystery. Through this series of fascinating lectures, spanning over a hundred years, experts in the fields of psychology, neurology and biology examine the workings of our most important organ, revealing a hidden and complex world.

Critical Ethnographic Perspectives on Medical Travel

Critical Ethnographic Perspectives on Medical Travel

Author: Cecilia Vindrola Padros Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

By taking an ethnographic approach to medical travel, this important book uses critical perspectives to understand inequalities in healthcare access and delivery, including gender, class and ethnicity, and explore how these are negotiated. In this key text Vindrola- Padros presents a comprehensive overview of the work carried out on this topic to date, highlights the gaps that remain and suggests strategies for enriching medical travel research in the future. Drawing from the author's research on internal medical travel to access pediatric oncology treatment in Buenos Aires, Argentina and other research from across the globe, this book presents four dimensions of medical travel that can be explored through a critical (im)mobilities lens: infrastructures, differential mobility empowerments, culture and affective dimensions of care and travel. Vindrola-Padros encourages the reader to critically explore processes of medical travel by considering the structures that shape travel, individual capacities for travel, the role emotions play in decisions and experiences of movement and service delivery and the ways in which culture(s) influence both travel and care. This book will be important reading for scholars across medical sociology, anthropology and critical health studies.

Critical Ethnographic Perspectives on Medical Travel

Critical Ethnographic Perspectives on Medical Travel

Author: Cecilia Vindrola Padros Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

By taking an ethnographic approach to medical travel, this important book uses critical perspectives to understand inequalities in healthcare access and delivery, including gender, class and ethnicity, and explore how these are negotiated. In this key text Vindrola- Padros presents a comprehensive overview of the work carried out on this topic to date, highlights the gaps that remain and suggests strategies for enriching medical travel research in the future. Drawing from the author's research on internal medical travel to access pediatric oncology treatment in Buenos Aires, Argentina and other research from across the globe, this book presents four dimensions of medical travel that can be explored through a critical (im)mobilities lens: infrastructures, differential mobility empowerments, culture and affective dimensions of care and travel. Vindrola-Padros encourages the reader to critically explore processes of medical travel by considering the structures that shape travel, individual capacities for travel, the role emotions play in decisions and experiences of movement and service delivery and the ways in which culture(s) influence both travel and care. This book will be important reading for scholars across medical sociology, anthropology and critical health studies.

Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction

Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Essi (Professor of Developmental Psychology, University College London) Viding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2019

Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has long captured the public imagination. Newspaper column inches have been devoted to murderers with psychopathic features, and we also encounter psychopaths in films and books. Individuals with psychopathy are characterised in particular by lack of empathy and guilt, manipulation of other people and, in the case of criminal psychopathy, premeditated violent behaviour. They are dangerous and can incur immeasurable emotional, psychological, physical, and financial costs to their victims and their families. Despite the public fascination with psychopathy, there is often a very limited understanding of the condition, and several myths about psychopathy abound. For example, people commonly assume that all psychopaths are sadistic serial killers or that all violent and antisocial individuals are psychopaths. Yet, research shows that most psychopaths are not serial killers, and, equally, there are plenty of antisocial and violent offenders who are not psychopaths. This Very Short Introduction gives an overview of how we can identify individuals with or at risk of developing psychopathy, and how they differ from other people who display antisocial behavior. Essi Viding also explores the latest genetic, neuroscience, and psychology evidence in order to illuminate why psychopaths behave and develop the way they do, and considers whether it is possible to prevent or even treat psychopathy. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Understanding Children An Introduction to Psychology for African Teachers

Understanding Children An Introduction to Psychology for African Teachers

Author: J.S. Lawes, C.T. Eddy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2019

Originally published in 1966, the two authors combined skill in their subject with experience of teaching it to students in Africa and elsewhere. Their aim was threefold. First and most important to emphasise to teachers in training how essential it is to regard children as individuals, each with a character and problems resulting from heredity and environment. Secondly, to give the teacher enough knowledge of psychology to help him to understand each pupil's learning process and behaviour. Thirdly, to stimulate the teacher to observation, enquiry and thought. Each chapter ends with suggested exercises, discussion points and reading references. The book was one of a series offered to Africa teachers in training. The series was designed to help those who were called upon to teach the many subjects of the primary school curriculum or two or more subjects with junior forms of secondary schools. It was dedicated to the proposition that giving a good basic education to a country's children is vital to its development programme.

Pocket Guide to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Articles, Essays, and Conversations

Pocket Guide to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Articles, Essays, and Conversations

Author: Pat Ogden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2019

Following an already- established and successful pocket guide format, Pat Ogden discusses sensorimotor psychotherapy. Whether you are new to the approach or in need of a handy reference, this book will help. Topics include: trauma and early attachment injuries, dissociation, dysregulation, and mindfulness. Case studies round out the book.

Trophy Hunting A Psychological Perspective

Trophy Hunting A Psychological Perspective

Author: Geoffrey (Edge Hill University, UK) Beattie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2019

This book explores the psychology of trophy hunting from a critical perspective and considers the reasons why some people engage in the controversial activity of killing often endangered animals for sport. Recent highly charged debate, reaching a peak with the killing of Cecil the lion in 2015, has brought trophy hunting under unprecedented public scrutiny, and yet the psychology of trophy hunting crucially remains under-explored. Considering everything from the evolutionary perspective and `inclusive fitness', to personality and individual factors like narcissism, empathy, and the Duchenne smiles of hunters posing with their prey, Beattie makes connections between a variety of indicators of prestige and dominance, showing how trophy hunting is inherently linked to a desire for status. The author argues that we need to identify, analyse and deconstruct the factors that hold the behaviour of trophy hunting in place if we are to understand why it continues, and indeed why it flourishes, in an age of collapsing ecosystems and dwindling species populations. The first book of its kind to examine critically current research to determine whether there really is an evolutionary argument for trophy hunting, and what range of motivations and personality traits may be linked to this activity. This is essential reading for students and academics in psychology, geography, business, environmental studies, animal welfare as well as policy makers and charities in these and related areas. It is of major relevance for anyone who cares about the future of our planet and the species that inhabit it.

Trophy Hunting A Psychological Perspective

Trophy Hunting A Psychological Perspective

Author: Geoffrey (Edge Hill University, UK) Beattie Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2019

This book explores the psychology of trophy hunting from a critical perspective and considers the reasons why some people engage in the controversial activity of killing often endangered animals for sport. Recent highly charged debate, reaching a peak with the killing of Cecil the lion in 2015, has brought trophy hunting under unprecedented public scrutiny, and yet the psychology of trophy hunting crucially remains under-explored. Considering everything from the evolutionary perspective and `inclusive fitness', to personality and individual factors like narcissism, empathy, and the Duchenne smiles of hunters posing with their prey, Beattie makes connections between a variety of indicators of prestige and dominance, showing how trophy hunting is inherently linked to a desire for status. The author argues that we need to identify, analyse and deconstruct the factors that hold the behaviour of trophy hunting in place if we are to understand why it continues, and indeed why it flourishes, in an age of collapsing ecosystems and dwindling species populations. The first book of its kind to examine critically current research to determine whether there really is an evolutionary argument for trophy hunting, and what range of motivations and personality traits may be linked to this activity. This is essential reading for students and academics in psychology, geography, business, environmental studies, animal welfare as well as policy makers and charities in these and related areas. It is of major relevance for anyone who cares about the future of our planet and the species that inhabit it.