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Behavioural theory (Behaviourism)

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Tiny Habits The Small Changes That Change Everything

Tiny Habits The Small Changes That Change Everything

Author: BJ (Behaviour Scientist) Fogg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2019

How can you make real, lasting change in your life? Forget the latest exhausting fitness fad. Forget resolutions that last for a few weeks. Forget the guilt. Forget feeling bad. Improving your life is much easier than you think: Try any habit, make it tiny, find where it fits naturally in your life and nurture its growth. Silicon Valley legend BJ Fogg, pioneering research psychologist, founder of the iconic Behavior Design Lab at Stanford, and one of Fortune's '10 New Gurus You Should Know', has cracked the code of habit formation. Based on twenty years' research and used by over 60,000 people, his TINY HABITS (R) method reveals that the key to changing behaviour is the opposite of what you've always been told. It isn't about willpower. By focusing on what is easy to change, not what is hard; focusing on what you want to do, not what you should do, you'll discover that creating happier, healthier lives can be easy, and surprisingly fun.

: Behavioral Problems in Geography (1969) A Symposium

: Behavioral Problems in Geography (1969) A Symposium

Author: Kevin (Ohio State University, USA) Cox, Reginald Golledge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Originally published in 1969, Behavioral Problems in Geography unpacks and identifies elements of behavioral models and theories. The book seeks to examine their specific effects on spatial activity and to operationalize some of the concepts previously used in a subjective and descriptive manner. All papers, are united by a common concern for the building of geographic theory regarding human behavior. Contributions in the volume vary a great deal in their emphasis ranging from philosophy and review, to theorizing and operationalization. Each paper recognizes the importance of examining the behavioural basis of spatial activity. This book will appeal to scholars of geography and psychology alike.

Treating PTSD With Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies Interventions That Work

Treating PTSD With Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies Interventions That Work

Author: Candice M. Monson, Philippe Shnaider Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2019

Backed by decades of research, cognitive behavioral therapy is the intervention of choice for clients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, or source of symptoms. This compact, clinician-friendly resource walks readers through cognitive behavioral techniques and treatment packages for PTSD, using case studies to illustrate how to troubleshoot common problems. Explaining each approach's theoretical underpinnings as well as its step-by-step implementation, the authors cover both trauma-focused techniques such as prolonged exposure, cognitive processing therapy, and stress inoculation training, and non-trauma-focused or present-centered techniques such as breathing training, relaxation training, and positive self-talk. The book also addresses depression and social isolation, symptoms that often accompany PTSD.

Geographical Psychology Exploring the Interaction of Environment and Behavior

Geographical Psychology Exploring the Interaction of Environment and Behavior

Author: Peter J. Rentfrow Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

The places where people live vary considerably in terms of their social, economic, political, climatic, and physical characteristics. These conditions affect how people from different regions behave and interact with their environments and each other. Geographical psychology makes the case that understanding of psychological phenomena can be greatly informed by a cross-disciplinary perspective that investigates the spatial organisation and geographical representation of such phenomena and the mechanisms that are responsible. The research described in this volume indicates that personality, political ideology, well-being, happiness, human virtues, and personal concerns are related to several important geographic social indicators. Additionally, the contributors show how aspects of the social and physical environment influence and interact with such indices as health and morbidity, well-being, crime rates, identity, creativity, and community orientation. Collectively, the chapters in this volume provide a foundation for developing theory and research in this intriguing new field of study.

Ecology and Behavior of Free-Ranging Primates

Ecology and Behavior of Free-Ranging Primates

Author: Robert W. Sussman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Sincerity and Other Works Collected Papers of Donald Meltzer

Sincerity and Other Works Collected Papers of Donald Meltzer

Author: Donald Meltzer Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Among the subjects this volume touches on are adult psychopathology, psychoanalytic technique, developmental theory, the training of psychoanalysts, child and adolescent psychopathology, and the appraisal and application of the work of W. Bion and of R. Money-Kyrle. This is a good introduction to the author's work but it is those readers with clini

Key Papers on Borderline Disorders With IJP Internet Discussion Reviews

Key Papers on Borderline Disorders With IJP Internet Discussion Reviews

Author: Paul Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

The International Journal of Psychoanalysis Key Papers Series brings together the most important psychoanalytic papers in the journal's eighty-year history in a series of accessible monographs. Approaching the IJP's intellectual resources from a variety of perspectives, the monographs highlight important domains of psychoanalytic enquiry. Key Paper

The Brain and the Inner World An Introduction to the Neuroscience of Subjective Experience

The Brain and the Inner World An Introduction to the Neuroscience of Subjective Experience

Author: Mark Solms, Oliver Turnbull Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

This work is an eagerly awaited account of this momentous and ongoing revolution, elaborated for the general reader by two pioneers of the field. The book takes the nonspecialist reader on a guided tour through the exciting new discoveries, pointing out along the way how old psychodynamic concepts are being forged into a new scientific framework fo

Internal Landscapes and Foreign Bodies Eating Disorders and Other Pathologies

Internal Landscapes and Foreign Bodies Eating Disorders and Other Pathologies

Author: Gianna Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Klein's model of projective and introjective processes and Bion's model of the relationship between container and contained have become increasingly significant in clinical work. In a highly imaginative development of these models of thought, the distinguished clinician Gianna Williams, one of the leading figures in the field, elucidates the psy

Personality, Values, Culture An Evolutionary Approach

Personality, Values, Culture An Evolutionary Approach

Author: Ronald (Victoria University of Wellington) Fischer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Humans are complex social beings. To understand human behaviour, an integrated perspective is required - one which considers both what we regularly do (our personality traits) and what motivates us (our values). Personality, Values, Culture uses an evolutionary perspective to look at the similarities and differences in personality and values across modern societies. Integrating research on personality and human values into a functional framework that highlights their underlying compatibilities (driven by shared genetic and brain mechanisms), Fischer describes how personality is shaped by the complex interplay between genes and the environment, both over the course of human evolution and within the lifespan of individuals. He proposes a gene-culture coevolution model of personality and values to explain how and why people differ around the world and how genes, economics, social conditions, and climate jointly shape personality.

Kinds Come First Age, Gender, Class, and Ethnicity Give Meaning to Measures

Kinds Come First Age, Gender, Class, and Ethnicity Give Meaning to Measures

An argument that the meaning of a psychological or biological measure depends on the age, gender class, and ethnicity of the human subject. In Kinds Come First, the distinguished psychologist Jerome Kagan argues that-contrary to the common assumption-age, gender, social class, and ethnicity affect the outcomes of psychological measures, and he questions the popular practice that uses statistical procedures to remove the effects of these categories to confirm a favored predictor-outcome relation. The idea that psychological measures have meanings that transcend the kinds of subjects, Kagan writes, reflects a premature hope of discovering broadly generalizable conclusions. In Kinds Come First, Kagan hopes to persuade investigators otherwise. Kagan examines the unique properties of the four categories, making the case that life stage, gender, class, and ethnicity affect psychological measures in complex, nontrivial ways. He discusses the relevance of a person's developmental stage to many outcomes, focusing on the interval from five to twelve months, when working memory and the ability to relate the past to the present expands. He cites evidence suggesting that a person's gender, class of rearing, and ethnicity, within a particular society, are better predictors of health, arrest record, cognitive skills, and current life satisfaction than either their genomes or answers to a personality questionnaire. Finally, Kagan argues, the biological properties that are more common in one gender, class, or ethnic group, are not a defensible basis for restricting access to an educational program, vocation, or position of authority. A society can ignore such differences in order to honor an ethical imperative for equality without incurring serious costs.

Macaque Societies A Model for the Study of Social Organization

Macaque Societies A Model for the Study of Social Organization

Author: Bernard (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris) Thierry Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2019

Animal and human societies are multifaceted. In order to understand how they have evolved, it is necessary to investigate each of the constituent facets including individual abilities and personalities, life-history traits, mating systems, demographic dynamics, gene flows, social relationships, ecology and phylogeny. By exploring the nature and evolution of macaque social organization, this book develops our knowledge of the rise of societies and their transformation during the course of evolution. Macaques are the most comprehensively studied of all monkey groups, and the 20 known species feature a broad diversity in their social relationships, making them a particularly good group for exploring the evolution of societies. This book will be of primary interest to those studying animal behaviour and primatology, but will also be useful to those involved in the study of human societies.