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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!

The Psychology Student's Career Survival Guide

The Psychology Student's Career Survival Guide

Author: Alex Forsythe Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

The Psychology Student's Career Survival Guide is designed to aid students in identifying their ideal career pathway and imbuing them with the right tools and skills to not only achieve their desired job, but to progress and thrive within the workplace. The first half of the book focuses on how to find and get a suitable job. The remaining chapters explore gaining success at workplace in terms of personal growth, navigating criticism, workplace relations and the critical job assignments that every graduate should pursue. Forsythe, an experienced Organisational Psychologist, helps students recognize and apply the acquired psychological skill set to develop a personal brand, increase personal visibility and develop professional networks. This smooths the transition from university into the world of work, by developing effective working practices that will support personal performance and that of the workplace. This book can also serve as a practical guide for academics looking to bridge the gap between the developing student at university and demands of their future employers. It explicitly calls for vocational elements such as communication, team-working, goal setting and planning within the curriculum. This engaging book comes with an abundance of resources to support students' individual development and to help academics run workshops. These resources include tool kits which include self-diagnostic tools and strengths finders, networking skill development, job search strategies, difficult interview questions, personal branding etc. This is an essential text for psychology students at all levels looking for employability guidance, and for psychology academics who are seeking supportive resources and guidance on helping students achieve their career ambitions.

Rethinking Culture in Health Communication

Rethinking Culture in Health Communication

Author: Elaine Hsieh, Eric M. Kramer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

An interdisciplinary overview of health communication using a cultural lens-uniquely focused on social interactions in health contexts In increasingly diverse communities around the world, patients, health professionals, and policymakers embody cultural constructs that impact healthcare processes. Rethinking Culture in Health Communication explores the ways culture influences healthcare, introducing new approaches to understanding social relationships and health policies as a dynamic process involving cultural values, expectations, motivations, and behavioral patterns. This innovative textbook integrates theories and practices in health communication, public health, and medicine to help students relate fundamental concepts to their personal experiences and develop an awareness of how all individuals and groups are shaped by culture. The authors present a foundational framework explaining how cultures can be understood from three perspectives-Magic Consciousness, Mythic Connection, and Perspectival Thinking-to examine existing theories, social norms, and clinical practices in health-related contexts.Detailed yet accessible chapters discuss culture and health behaviors, interpersonal communication, minority health and healthcare delivery, cultural consciousness, social interactions, sociopolitical structure, and more. The text features examples of how culture can create challenges in access, process, and outcomes of healthcare services. It includes scenarios in which individuals and institutions hold different or incompatible ethical views. The text also illustrates how theoretical concepts can emerge in caregiver-patient communication, provider-patient interactions, social policies, public health interventions, and other real-life settings. Written by two leading health communication scholars, this textbook: Highlights the sociocultural, interprofessional, clinical, and ethical aspects of health communication Explores the intersections of social relationships, cultural tendencies, and health Covers the various forms, functions, and meanings of health, illness, and healthcare in a range of cultural contexts Discusses how cultural elements in social interactions are essential to successful health interventions Includes foundational overviews of health communication and of culture in health-related fields Discusses culture in health administration, moral values in social policies, and ethics in medical development Incorporates various aspects and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as a cultural phenomenon through the lens of health communication Rethinking Culture in Health Communication is an ideal textbook for courses in health communication, particularly those focused on interpersonal communication, as well as in cross-cultural communication, cultural phenomenology, sociology, social work, public health, and other health-related fields.

What is Philosophy of Mind?

What is Philosophy of Mind?

Author: Tom McClelland Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

We all have minds, but what exactly is a mind? Is my mind the same thing as my brain? How does my mind cause my behaviour? Can I know what's going on in other people's minds? Can I even be sure what's going in mine? Is a baby conscious? How about a cat? Or a self-driving car? The philosophy of mind grapples with these and similar questions about who we are and how we fit into the world. In this student-friendly guide, McClelland introduces the key ideas in philosophy of mind, showing why they matter and how philosophers have tried to answer them. He covers the major historical moments in philosophy of mind, from Descartes and his troubles with immaterial souls, up to today's 'consciousness wars'. Additionally, he explores the implications philosophy of mind has for psychology, artificial intelligence and even particle physics. McClelland explains the history of how the science and philosophy of mind have informed each other, presenting a uniquely grounded, practical picture of the field for students. Rich with real-world examples and written for the absolute beginner, What is Philosophy of Mind? gives students the tools to delve deeper into this dynamic field of philosophy.

What is Philosophy of Mind?

What is Philosophy of Mind?

Author: Tom McClelland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

We all have minds, but what exactly is a mind? Is my mind the same thing as my brain? How does my mind cause my behaviour? Can I know what's going on in other people's minds? Can I even be sure what's going in mine? Is a baby conscious? How about a cat? Or a self-driving car? The philosophy of mind grapples with these and similar questions about who we are and how we fit into the world. In this student-friendly guide, McClelland introduces the key ideas in philosophy of mind, showing why they matter and how philosophers have tried to answer them. He covers the major historical moments in philosophy of mind, from Descartes and his troubles with immaterial souls, up to today's 'consciousness wars'. Additionally, he explores the implications philosophy of mind has for psychology, artificial intelligence and even particle physics. McClelland explains the history of how the science and philosophy of mind have informed each other, presenting a uniquely grounded, practical picture of the field for students. Rich with real-world examples and written for the absolute beginner, What is Philosophy of Mind? gives students the tools to delve deeper into this dynamic field of philosophy.

The Psychology Student's Career Survival Guide

The Psychology Student's Career Survival Guide

Author: Alex Forsythe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

The Psychology Student's Career Survival Guide is designed to aid students in identifying their ideal career pathway and imbuing them with the right tools and skills to not only achieve their desired job, but to progress and thrive within the workplace. The first half of the book focuses on how to find and get a suitable job. The remaining chapters explore gaining success at workplace in terms of personal growth, navigating criticism, workplace relations and the critical job assignments that every graduate should pursue. Forsythe, an experienced Organisational Psychologist, helps students recognize and apply the acquired psychological skill set to develop a personal brand, increase personal visibility and develop professional networks. This smooths the transition from university into the world of work, by developing effective working practices that will support personal performance and that of the workplace. This book can also serve as a practical guide for academics looking to bridge the gap between the developing student at university and demands of their future employers. It explicitly calls for vocational elements such as communication, team-working, goal setting and planning within the curriculum. This engaging book comes with an abundance of resources to support students' individual development and to help academics run workshops. These resources include tool kits which include self-diagnostic tools and strengths finders, networking skill development, job search strategies, difficult interview questions, personal branding etc. This is an essential text for psychology students at all levels looking for employability guidance, and for psychology academics who are seeking supportive resources and guidance on helping students achieve their career ambitions.

Person-Centered Health Care Design

Person-Centered Health Care Design

Author: Dak (University of Nevada, USA) Kopec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Disease, injury, or congenital disorders result in an inability to perform activities of daily living as effectively as others. Most of these activities take place within and are dependent upon the designed environment. This book presents the specialized area of person-centered health care design, which focuses on a person's design needs because of one or more health conditions and requires foundational knowledge pertaining to infection control, bio physiology, neuroscience, and basic biomechanics. Whether the designer has engaged in person or condition-centered design, this book examines the causes that bring about health conditions, such as autoimmune disorders, chronic lung disease, muscular dystrophy, and neurological disorders, and the effects these have on a person's quality of life. Over forty various heath conditions are discussed in relation to assorted building typologies-schools, group homes, rehabilitation and habilitation centers, and more-to identify design solutions for modifying each environment to best accommodate and support a person's needs. Dak Kopec encourages readers to think critically and deductively about numerous health conditions and how to best design for them. This book provides students and practitioners a foundational framework that supports the promotion of health, safety, and welfare as they pertain to a person's physiological, psychological, and sociological well-being.

Person-Centered Health Care Design

Person-Centered Health Care Design

Author: Dak (University of Nevada, USA) Kopec Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Disease, injury, or congenital disorders result in an inability to perform activities of daily living as effectively as others. Most of these activities take place within and are dependent upon the designed environment. This book presents the specialized area of person-centered health care design, which focuses on a person's design needs because of one or more health conditions and requires foundational knowledge pertaining to infection control, bio physiology, neuroscience, and basic biomechanics. Whether the designer has engaged in person or condition-centered design, this book examines the causes that bring about health conditions, such as autoimmune disorders, chronic lung disease, muscular dystrophy, and neurological disorders, and the effects these have on a person's quality of life. Over forty various heath conditions are discussed in relation to assorted building typologies-schools, group homes, rehabilitation and habilitation centers, and more-to identify design solutions for modifying each environment to best accommodate and support a person's needs. Dak Kopec encourages readers to think critically and deductively about numerous health conditions and how to best design for them. This book provides students and practitioners a foundational framework that supports the promotion of health, safety, and welfare as they pertain to a person's physiological, psychological, and sociological well-being.

The Career Equation: Coaching a Culture of Career Conversations 1e

The Career Equation: Coaching a Culture of Career Conversations 1e

Author: Erica Sosna Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2021

Most people did not choose their careers. They fell into them. Yet we spend up to 80,000 hours in work and the wrong role can cost us emotionally, physically and financially. The way we work, where we work and when we work are changing and so it is time to have a robust method for facilitating and engaging in meaningful career conversations. The Career Equation (R) allows coaches and talent professionals to offer their clients and staff the clarity to enable them to take meaningful action. Whether it is to commit fully to the work they are doing, to make a lateral move within their existing firm, or to try something completely new, the Equation addresses the self-knowledge and self-management needed for them to own their careers. We all have unique talents and skills and the Equation can help people find their place in the world of work. The reader will learn how to: *Make use of The Career Equation (R) *Create a career design *Prepare their clients for a career conversation *Help their clients overcome mental barriers This book will change the way coaches, mentors, career advisors and performance professionals support their clients to achieve maximum satisfaction from their work. Erica Sosna is a career consultant expert, a TEDx Speaker and founder of Career Matters. She is a professional member of the Association for Coaching and trains other coaches in her career method.

Unfuck Your Anxiety

Unfuck Your Anxiety

Author: Faith G. Harper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

A Young Man's Guide to Self-Mastery, Community Edition, Journal

A Young Man's Guide to Self-Mastery, Community Edition, Journal

Author: Roberto Rodriguez, Stephanie S. Covington Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

How practitioners can work with young male clients within a gender-responsive treatment program Adverse life events can experience significant impairment in neural development which can lead to weakened critical thinking, diminished emotional intelligence, and increased antisocial behavior. Statistics show that traditional treatment programs are inadequate in helping young men-estimated to account for 68% of all teens struggling with substance use disorder-to achieve sustained abstinence that leads to recovery. A Young Man's Guide to Self-Mastery provides practical guidance on implementing an effective trauma-informed, gender-responsive treatment program that addresses the impact of socialization, adverse life experiences, and substance use. This invaluable guide explains the theoretical foundation and real-life connection between trauma and substance use, and provides clear guidelines and actionable strategies for treating boys and young men challenged by trauma and substance use disorder. Provides guidance on integrating evidence-based interventions, mindfulness techniques, and experiential activities Covers the effects of environmental trauma, gender development awareness, socialization, identity, sexuality, relational violence, and aggression Examines trauma's impact on families, mental health, and comorbid and addictive behavior Discusses the key elements of strength-based approaches and mentoring A Young Man's Guide to Self-Mastery is an invaluable resource for practitioners working with male adolescents in mental health clinics, juvenile justice facilities, and residential and outpatient facilities.

Unfuck Your Anxiety Workbook

Unfuck Your Anxiety Workbook

Author: Faith G. Harper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

The Defining Decade (Revised)

The Defining Decade (Revised)

Author: Meg Jay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2021

Revised and reissued for a new generation, The Defining Decade has changed the way millions of twentysomethings think about their twenties -- and themselves. Our thirty-is-the-new-twenty culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are an extended adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. In The Defining Decade, Meg Jay argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized the most transformative time of our lives. Drawing from more than two decades of work with thousands of clients and students, Jay weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. The result is a provocative read that shows us how work, relationships, personality, identity and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood -- if we use the time well. New in this updated edition: * Up-to-date research on work, love, social media, the brain, friendship and fertility * 29 conversations to have with your partner * A social experiment in which digital natives go without their devices * A Reader's Guide for book clubs, classrooms or further self-reflection The Defining Decade shows us why, rather than a developmental downtime, our twenties are a developmental sweetspot. They are a time when the things we do-and the things we don't do -- will have an enormous effect across years and even generations to come.