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In this thoroughly revised new edition, with eleven new chapters and substantial updates to all others, Rowan Bayne and Gordon Jinks expertly combine the professional and academic aspects of applied psychology. The contributing authors, all experts in their field, provide authoritative and engaging overviews of their areas of expertise and an important range of perspectives. Applied Psychology: Research, Practice and New Directions, Second Edition is organized into three parts. The first part is a general context for applied psychology including a discussion of questions about evidence based practice. The second part discusses practice and training in a plethora of areas of applied psychology, including all of the traditional routes (for e.g. clinical, health and educational psychology) eight ‘relative newcomers’ to the field (for e.g. sport and forensic) and four areas not always regarded as applied psychology: counseling, coaching, careers guidance and lecturing. The innovative third part is a roundtable of expert practitioners commenting on the new directions they would like to see in their areas of applied psychology.

New Directions in Applied Psychology: A Roundtable
New directions in applied psychology: A roundtable
Rowan Bayne

For the roundtable, I invited expert psychologists to write about five hundred words in answer to the question: ‘Which new direction(s) would you like to see in your branch of applied psychology?’ I negotiated longer pieces with several of the contributors. Replies to the question are organised in three sections:

  • Areas of applied psychology that have potential for careers and that are either not discussed or only touched on in earlier chapters.
  • Supplements to some of the areas discussed in earlier chapters.
  • General.

The roundtable and the book end on two contrasting notes, one bleak (but suggesting a way forward), the other upbeat. Colin Feltham argues that ‘psychology has not lived up to its ...

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