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Each year, more than one million people and their loved-ones arrive at a decision to cease attempts at curative medical treatments and shift to hospice care, while one-in-five Americans now live in in geographical regions that have established lawful protocols allowing medical aid in dying-also known as assisted suicide. In this powerful new work, Lew Cohen, a psychiatrist and palliative medicine researcher, reveals a self-determination movement that empowers people to shape the timing and circumstances of their deaths, decriminalizes laws threatening those who help them, and passes assisted dying legislature. He offers a vivid tapestry woven from the candid, inspirational, and graphic stories of individuals who sought to choreograph how they would die. There is nothing simple about these decisions, and A Dignified Ending tackles the intricacies of timing, the presence of dementia and other dire but not terminal conditions, the legal risks, as well as the mixed reactions of the disability community. Cohen illuminates the evolution of right-to-die organizations in the United States, and the impact of activists like Jack Kevorkian, Derek Humphrey, Faye Girsh, Cody Curtis, and Brittany Maynard. The decision to conclude one's life with a planned death is an emotionally polarizing subject. Nonetheless, the public increasingly wants to control how they die. This requires that people formulate their end-of-life preferences and not wait until the last moment to communicate these with physicians and families. A Dignified Ending conveys truthful and nuanced accounts of men and women who chose to die, and stories of the activists-proponents and opponents- who promote this growing right-to-die movement.
Originally published in 1982 The Awakening Earth explores the idea of the Earth as a collective, self-regulatory living organism, and considers in this context, the function of the human race. The book provides an exploration of humanity's potential and explores the possibility of mankind's evolutionary future. Drawing on the work of physicists, psychologists, philosophers and mystics, the book argues that humanity is on the verge of another evolutionary leap and explores evolution in the context of spiritual growth, arguing that widespread inner awakenings could lead to a more analogous society, functioning as a single social super-organism, much in the way cells in a body function as a biological organism.
Originally published in 1987, Human Evolution looks at theories of the evolution of human behaviour (contemporary at the time of publication). The book reviews competing theories of psychological and social evolution and provides a detailed historical introduction to the subject. A key theoretical concern which emerges in the book includes the psychological significance of the human evolution issue itself. The period of human evolution covered ranges from the demise of the Miocene hominoids, to the emergence of `civilization'. Topics covered include: functions of `origin myths', history of the study of human evolution, methods and data-bases, theories of the nature of `hominisation', origins of bipedalism, language and tool-use, theories of social evolution, theories of cave art and the spread of Homo sapiens to America and Australia.
Teaching psychology is a noble and rewarding endeavor, but finding the right position at the right college can be a daunting task. This book is designed to guide you through this complicated process by helping you find the job that matches your long-term goals-whether you want to focus on research, teaching, or both-and to become a strong, competitive candidate in today's challenging academic job market. Author Guy Boysen begins by surveying the wide array of programs and institutions aspiring faculty should consider, including doctoral and master's programs at public and private universities, community colleges, and baccalaureate colleges. He then reviews the ideal skills, experience, and professional connections that students should accumulate during graduate school. Readers will learn strategies for writing CVs, cover letters, and other application materials; securing effective letters of recommendation; preparing for phone, video, and on-campus interviews; and negotiating terms of employment after being offered a job.
If you treat adolescents with eating disorders, you need a flexible treatment plan that can be tailored to your patient's individual needs and which fully incorporates the adolescent's family or caregivers. The BITE (Behavioural Interventions, Tips, and Evaluations) program is a holistic approach to recovery that can be used in inpatient or outpatient settings, with individuals and with groups. The ground-breaking and integrative BITE program outlined in this professional guide draws on several evidence-based therapies, including Maudsley family-based treatment (FBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), exposure therapy, and appetite awareness training. This fully customizable approach meets the patient where they are-emotionally and cognitively-throughout the process of recovery. This book covers all aspects of the recovery process, including navigating family issues, meal planning and more. Handouts and downloads are also included that provide solid interventions for clinicians and checklists for family members
These practical client handouts and worksheets--to be used in conjunction with Treating Eating Disorders in Adolescents (available separately)--address all aspects of the recovery process, including meal planning and checklists. Created by two leading experts in eating disorders, this groundbreaking and integrative program is customizable, holistic, and proven-effective in treating eating disorders in adolescents, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. This program draws on several evidence-based therapies, including Maudsley family-based treatment (FBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), exposure therapy, and appetite awareness training. Most importantly, it offers a flexible treatment plan that can be tailored to your patient's individual needs, and which fully incorporates their family or caregivers. If you treat adolescents with eating disorders, these handouts and worksheets will help support your client's recovery at home, between treatments, and beyond.
This print textbook is available for students to rent for their classes. The Pearson print rental program provides students with affordable access to learning materials, so they come to class ready to succeed. For courses in Personality Psychology A modern approach to personality that harnesses students' curiosity about themselves and their peers Personality Psychology: Understanding Yourself and Others presents an up-to-date overview of arguably the most interesting and relevant subfield in psychology for today's undergraduate students. Committed to teaching students about personality psychology as well as about life itself, authors Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell address students' most pressing questions about friendship, relationships, health, happiness, and more. Designed to appeal to today's students -- who are enmeshed in social media -- the 2nd Edition offers coverage of contemporary topics of interest, such as how the Big Five personality traits relate to digital communication and the impact of partner personality traits on relationship satisfaction.
This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. For courses in Lifespan Development. An introduction to developmental science that focuses on applications and research Lifespan Development provides a thorough overview of developmental science, with a focus on helping students apply their understanding of development to their own lives. With a down-to-earth writing style and an emphasis on how concepts connect to research, authors Denise Boyd and Helen Bee make abstract theoretical material understandable to students. In addition to updated content and the latest research, the 8th Edition includes revised themed essays, each with accompanying journaling activities, that offer opportunities to engage deeply with concepts.