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Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology

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Family Experience of Brain Injury Surviving, Coping, Adjusting

Family Experience of Brain Injury Surviving, Coping, Adjusting

Author: Jo Clark-Wilson, Mark Holloway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Brain Injury not only affects its victim, but those around them. In many cases, relatives are often overlooked despite facing many obstacles accepting and adjusting to a new way of life. Family Experience of Brain Injury showcases a unique collaboration between relatives of brain injured individuals and professionals from the field of neurorehabilitation. Family members from all different viewpoints tell their story and how the brain injury of a loved one has affected them. This book provides a space for those hidden and marginalised voices, the people who are in for the long haul, often dismissed by services and left to cope in isolation. By combining expert commentary with real life experiences, this book points towards sources of support, normalises the experience and provides a context for understanding the grief and losses of family members. Not only will the hard-earnt knowledge and wisdom evident in this book help educate health and social care staff, it highlights how love, commitment, hope and perseverance, against a seemingly unbearable grief, can remain. It is essential reading for individuals and families touched by brain injury and will give multi-disciplinary professionals, such as medics, nurses, psychologists, therapists, social workers, rehabilitation practitioners and clinical supervisors, a greater understanding of their role in helping the affected family.

Family Experience of Brain Injury Surviving, Coping, Adjusting

Family Experience of Brain Injury Surviving, Coping, Adjusting

Author: Jo Clark-Wilson, Mark Holloway Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Brain Injury not only affects its victim, but those around them. In many cases, relatives are often overlooked despite facing many obstacles accepting and adjusting to a new way of life. Family Experience of Brain Injury showcases a unique collaboration between relatives of brain injured individuals and professionals from the field of neurorehabilitation. Family members from all different viewpoints tell their story and how the brain injury of a loved one has affected them. This book provides a space for those hidden and marginalised voices, the people who are in for the long haul, often dismissed by services and left to cope in isolation. By combining expert commentary with real life experiences, this book points towards sources of support, normalises the experience and provides a context for understanding the grief and losses of family members. Not only will the hard-earnt knowledge and wisdom evident in this book help educate health and social care staff, it highlights how love, commitment, hope and perseverance, against a seemingly unbearable grief, can remain. It is essential reading for individuals and families touched by brain injury and will give multi-disciplinary professionals, such as medics, nurses, psychologists, therapists, social workers, rehabilitation practitioners and clinical supervisors, a greater understanding of their role in helping the affected family.

Essentials of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Essentials of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

For people with disabilities caused by nonprogressive brain injury, challenges in everyday living can be multifaceted and overwhelming. This book presents key principles of holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation, helping practitioners stay on track through complex terrain. Leading authorities Barbara A. Wilson and Shai Betteridge provide a framework for effective intervention based on a collaborative understanding of clients' strengths and needs. They describe essential strategies for assessing and remediating the impact of cognitive and psychosocial problems in everyday life. Detailed case examples illustrate the process of building partnerships with families, setting meaningful goals, developing skills and supports, and addressing emotional and mental health concerns. Innovative uses of technology are highlighted.

Essentials of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Essentials of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

For people with disabilities caused by nonprogressive brain injury, challenges in everyday living can be multifaceted and overwhelming. This book presents key principles of holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation, helping practitioners stay on track through complex terrain. Leading authorities Barbara A. Wilson and Shai Betteridge provide a framework for effective intervention based on a collaborative understanding of clients' strengths and needs. They describe essential strategies for assessing and remediating the impact of cognitive and psychosocial problems in everyday life. Detailed case examples illustrate the process of building partnerships with families, setting meaningful goals, developing skills and supports, and addressing emotional and mental health concerns. Innovative uses of technology are highlighted.

Acquired Brain Injury An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach

Acquired Brain Injury An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach

Author: Jean Elbaum Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2019

This book presents a comprehensive interdisciplinary team approach to the rehabilitation of acquired brain injury (ABI) survivors. Medical and clinical specialists will receive a deeper understanding of not only each other's roles but of their complementary functions in this field. Many case examples are provided, illustrating a wide range of challenges and stages of recovery. This edition features 3 entirely new chapters and multiple updated chapters by new and returning authors. Featured in the coverage: The role of Robotics in acquired brain injury A comprehensive chapter on physical therapy in ABI Outstanding recoveries woven together by a video news producer who recovered from a meningioma State of the art updates on neurosurgery, neurology, physiatry, neuropsychiatry and neuro-optometry. Updated chapters on neuropsychology, speech-language and occupational therapies including new technology and approaches as well as evidence based practices Psychosocial challenges and treatment following ABI The importance of family as team members Post rehabilitation options and experiences Acquired Brain Injury: An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach, 2nd edition provides clarity and context regarding the rehabilitation goals and processes for rehabilitation specialists, interdisciplinary students of neuro-rehabilitation as well as practicing clinicians interested in developing their knowledge in their field.

Elements in Perception Multisensory Interactions in the Real World

Elements in Perception Multisensory Interactions in the Real World

The interactions between the senses are essential for cognitive functions such as perception, attention, and action planning. Past research helped understanding of multisensory processes in the laboratory. Yet, the efforts to extrapolate these findings to the real-world are scarce. Extrapolation to real-world contexts is important for practical and theoretical reasons. Multisensory phenomena might be expressed differently in real-world settings compared to simpler laboratory situations. Some effects might become stronger, others may disappear, and new outcomes could be discovered. This Element discusses research that uncovers multisensory interactions under complex environments, with an emphasis on the interplay of multisensory mechanisms with other processes.

Psychological Therapy for Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury Innovations for Children, Young People and Families

Psychological Therapy for Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury Innovations for Children, Young People and Families

Children, young people and families living with an acquired brain injury (ABI), whether through accident, illness, injury or abuse, are rarely offered psychological therapy, and yet the benefits of such interventions can be profound. This important new book, providing a selection of practice examples and insights from frontline practitioners will be essential reading for any paediatric therapist or clinician. Beginning with a `life story' of the brain where emphasis is placed on how brain development is fundamentally related to its environment, the book offers key background knowledge before showcasing the core topics of assessment, psychological formulation and intervention. It features a range of therapeutic models, includes direct and indirect work, group work and family therapy, with settings varying from inpatient neuro-rehabilitation to community work and the transition to education. The long-term needs of those in the criminal justice system are also addressed. The closing chapters focus on the debate around effective outcome measurement and outline a vision for better services. Elevating the voices of our children, young people and families living with ABI, this pioneering book will provide practitioners with the confidence to work collaboratively across a range of children and young people with disorders of consciousness or communication to those with behaviour that challenges others to manage. It offers new ways to understand both children's pasts and their futures, and, will be essential reading for anyone in the field.

Psychological Therapy for Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury Innovations for Children, Young People and Families

Psychological Therapy for Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury Innovations for Children, Young People and Families

Children, young people and families living with an acquired brain injury (ABI), whether through accident, illness, injury or abuse, are rarely offered psychological therapy, and yet the benefits of such interventions can be profound. This important new book, providing a selection of practice examples and insights from frontline practitioners will be essential reading for any paediatric therapist or clinician. Beginning with a `life story' of the brain where emphasis is placed on how brain development is fundamentally related to its environment, the book offers key background knowledge before showcasing the core topics of assessment, psychological formulation and intervention. It features a range of therapeutic models, includes direct and indirect work, group work and family therapy, with settings varying from inpatient neuro-rehabilitation to community work and the transition to education. The long-term needs of those in the criminal justice system are also addressed. The closing chapters focus on the debate around effective outcome measurement and outline a vision for better services. Elevating the voices of our children, young people and families living with ABI, this pioneering book will provide practitioners with the confidence to work collaboratively across a range of children and young people with disorders of consciousness or communication to those with behaviour that challenges others to manage. It offers new ways to understand both children's pasts and their futures, and, will be essential reading for anyone in the field.

The Fear of Snakes Evolutionary and Psychobiological Perspectives on Our Innate Fear

The Fear of Snakes Evolutionary and Psychobiological Perspectives on Our Innate Fear

Author: Nobuyuki Kawai Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2019

This book provides a series of compelling evidence that shows that humans have innate fear of snakes. Building on the previous studies on the Snake Detection Theory (SDT), the author presents a summary of psychological and neuropsychological experiments to explain the fear of snakes in humans and primates. Readers will come to understand why and how we are afraid of snakes from an evolutionary perspective. The first half of the book discusses the history of psychological behaviorism and neobehaviorism. The latter half of the book consists mainly of the experimental studies performed by the author with a focus on three key items: First, compared with other animals, snakes especially draw the attention of primates and humans. Second, the ability of primates and humans to recognize snakes with particular efficiency. Third, processing mechanisms within the brain for snake detection is discussed from a new viewpoint The book offers a unique resource for all primatologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists, herpetologists, and biologists who are interested in the evolution of visual and cognitive systems, mechanisms of fear, snakes or primates.

Biological Psychology

Biological Psychology

Author: Philip Winn Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2019

The fascinating and rapidly growing field of biological psychology-also widely known as biopsychology, behavioural neuroscience, or psychobiology-is concerned with the relationship between brain and behaviour. Broadly speaking, biological psychologists seek to understand dizzyingly difficult questions about how biological processes underlie normal (and abnormal) behaviour and other psychological states and processes. As research in and around biological psychology burgeons as never before, this new four-volume collection from Routledge's acclaimed Critical Concepts in Psychology series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature. Edited by two leading scholars, the collection gathers foundational and canonical work, together with innovative and cutting-edge applications and interventions. With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Biological Psychology is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as an essential database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar-and sometimes overlooked-texts. For researchers and advanced students, it is a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.

Training for Change Transforming Systems to be Trauma-Informed, Culturally Responsive, and Neuroscientifically Focused

Training for Change Transforming Systems to be Trauma-Informed, Culturally Responsive, and Neuroscientifically Focused

Author: Alisha Moreland-Capuia Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

This book offers an integrated training and coaching system to facilitate change in systems that serve youth (education, healthcare, and juvenile justice). The integrated training and coaching system combines brain development, cultural responsivity, and trauma-informed practices. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the neurobiology of fear, brain development, trauma, substance use, and mental health, structural bias and environmental factors that pose a threat to healthy brain development. The book employs practical applications/recommendations and case examples that help solidify understanding of key concepts. Each chapter begins with a set of objectives and interactive exercises that builds on the next, thoughtfully challenging the reader (and giving specific, practical ways for the reader) to apply the information presented with the goal of change . The text is written from the perspective of a trauma-informed addiction psychiatrist who has effectively facilitated systems change. Topics featured in this book include: Common threats to healthy brain development. The neurobiology of trauma. Applying trauma-informed practices and approaches. Cannabis and its impact on the brain. Labeling theory and implicit bias. Exploring the connection between fear and trauma. Rehabilitation versus habilitation. Managing stress through mindfulness. Training for Change will be of interest to graduate and advanced undergraduate students and researchers in the fields of cognitive psychology, criminology, public health, and child and adolescent development as well as parents, teachers, judges, attorneys, preventative medicine and pediatric providers.

Elements in Perception Chemical Senses in Feeding, Belonging, and Surviving: Or, Are You Going to Eat That?

Elements in Perception Chemical Senses in Feeding, Belonging, and Surviving: Or, Are You Going to Eat That?

Author: Paul A. S. (Rutgers University, New Jersey) Breslin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

This Element looks at the physiological and social roles of taste and the proximal chemical senses. First, how we perceive food and people when we contact them is discussed. These perceptions help us identify what we are eating and with whom we are present and serves as an analysis of the complex scene. Second, the influence of taste in food choice, metabolism, and nutrition is considered. Next, the impact of taste and the proximal chemical senses in social interactions is examined, including social eating. Then, the role of taste and the proximal chemical senses in emotion is explored.