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  • Cover of Personality Psychology: A Student-Centered Approach
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    Personality Psychology: A Student-Centered Approach

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2017)

    NEW TO THIS EDITION: A new chapter on research methods (Chapter 2) facilitates students’ understanding of contemporary personality research and helps them evaluate the various approaches to understanding personality. A new chapter on disorders of personality (Chapter 8) offers a unique approach to understanding disorders of personality by directly comparing the traditional medical syndrome counting method with current psychological research that conceptualizes disorders in terms of extreme positions on personality traits. Up-to-date research—with the majority of citations from 2010 to 2016—reflects the most recent scholarship in the field. A focus on student-relevant research includes scholarship on such topics as Facebook, “hook-ups,” procrastination, and coping with stress. Two additional theoretical orientations—trait theory and evolutionary theory—broaden the book’s scope. Motives especially interesting to students, including mating, belonging to a group, and the dark triad, have been added to Chapter 6. Chapter-ending Internet Resources allow students to take various personality tests online, encouraging engagement with the material. New graphics, including a photograph of a major theorist, tables, graphs, illustrations, and two to three cartoons in every chapter, engage visual learners and highlight key concepts. New coverage of the Identity Fusion Theory (e.g., suicide bombers) introduces students to a topic extremely relevant to today’s world. KEY FEATURES: A question-and-answer format invites students to approach personality psychology with an active attitude of critical inquiry in their search for knowledge and self-discovery. Extensive coverage of evolutionary psychology helps students understand this important contemporary theory. Real-world examples in each chapter help students relate to the material on a personal level. Easy-to-understand coverage of five major theoretical orientations to personality—including psychodynamic, trait theory, cognitive/social learning, humanistic/existential/narrative, and evolutionary—helps students evaluate each theory in terms of how much it contributes to an understanding of their own personalities and lives and come to a deeper understanding of the personality theories.

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    Clinical Psychology I: Assessment and Formulation

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    Content Type: major works

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2013)

    Clinical Psychology is a vast area of research, on an international stage, fundamentally addressing psychological problems or disorders from an assessment, diagnostic and interventionist point of view. This complex field of science studies a mix of complex client groups (children to the elderly) and a variety of different perspectives of study (from neuropsychology to psychotherapy perspectives).

    Clinical Psychology I: Assessment & Formulation cover the areas of assessment of presenting problems within the field of clinical psychology (including diagnosis, testing, interpretation, psychometrics, instruments, measures and clinical significance), and the formulation of presenting problems within particular theoretical models (such as psychodynamic models – attachment theory; cognitive models of diagnostic presentations; case formulation approach). The combination of these two key terms provides the necessary base for highlighting the range and sophistication of psychological approaches to these areas allowing a focus on the traditional ‘diagnostic’ approach but also a wider and more diverse approach beyond diagnosis. Accordingly, these four volumes capture a breadth of psychological theory that would otherwise be lost.

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    Clinical Psychology II: Treatment Models and Interventions

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    Content Type: major works

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2013)

    Clinical Psychology is a vast area of research, on an international stage, fundamentally addressing psychological problems or disorders from an assessment, diagnostic and interventionist point of view. This complex field of science studies a mix of complex client groups (children to the elderly) and a variety of different perspectives of study (from neuropsychology to psychotherapy perspectives).

    Clinical Psychology II: Treatments & Interventions cover the areas of treatments and interventions. The former targets treatments which are based on a specific theory (for example psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive, experiential and humanistic) as well as treatment approaches which have been specifically associated with a focused diagnosis (e.g., cognitive therapy for panic disorder). The latter targets interventions which are less specifically associated with diagnostic categories or theoretical models and are often based on features of service settings (for example primary care or forensic settings). These four volumes reflect the diversity of applications of clinical psychology by considering treatments and interventions in adult, children and adolescents, older adults, and families and also cover interventions relating to areas such a neuropsychology (e.g., brain injury).

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    Qualitative Research in Psychology

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2015)

    This five-volume collection maps the terrain of qualitative psychology, using classic papers from the last 25 years to document key principles, orientations and virtues, and drawing on more recent papers to delineate current trends, innovations, and debates. Although qualitative research has featured within the discipline of psychology throughout its history, the past 25 years has witnessed an avalanche of journals and textbooks, conferences, national and international associations all devoted to qualitative research, which means that this major work couldn't be timelier. The volumes are structured chronologically to enable understanding of developments and trends in field, running from the foundations (volume 1) to contemporary issues (volume 5). This major work is designed to serve students, faculty, practitioners, and educators with an interest in qualitative research within psychology and other social science disciplines.

    Volume One: Foundations

    Volume Two: Qualitative data collection

    Volume Three: Methodologies 1: From experiential to constructionist approaches

    Volume Four: Methodologies 2: Discursive and critical approaches

    Volume Five: Contemporary issues and innovations

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    Discursive Psychology: Theory, Method and Applications

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

    Discursive psychology is widely applied, but often lost within the complicated web of discursive methodologies including conversation analysis and critical discourse analysis. Discursive Psychology: Theory, Method and Applications combines the author’s expertise in the approach with a clear pedagogical approach to show you how to put the methodology into practice.

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    The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

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    Content Type: handbooks

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

    The Second Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology provides comprehensive coverage of the qualitative methods, strategies, and research issues in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology has been transformed since the first edition's publication. Responding to this evolving field, existing chapters have been updated while three new chapters have been added on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation, and Netnography. With a focus on methodological progress throughout, the chapters are organised into three sections: Section One: Methods Section Two: Perspectives and Techniques Section Three: Applications In the field of psychology and beyond, this handbook will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.

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    The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Psychology

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2019)

    In the present epoch of global change, movement, interconnection and the intensification of social issues within and across many societies, applied social psychology is more relevant than ever. The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Psychology offers an overview of the field and the disparate and evolving approaches. Through an international team of contributors, the handbook brings prominent research literature together and organises it around ten key areas: Part 01: Culture, race, indigeneity; Part 02: Gender and Sexuality; Part 03: Politics; Part 04: Health and mental health; Part 05: Work; Part 06: Ageing; Part 07: Communication; Part 08: Education; Part 09: Environment; and Part 10: Criminal Justice, Law, Crime. This handbook is a uniting and invigorating resource for the field of Applied Social Psychology.

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    A General Theory of Behaviour

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2018)

    Psychologists like to claim that Psychology is a science, yet, until now, the discipline has lacked any real scientific laws, has had no overarching scientific paradigm and has been blighted by poor replicability of research, all of which have dogged the discipline. Attempts to place Psychology under a single scientific umbrella, e.g. Behaviourism, Cognitivism, Biological Science, Social Science or Human Science, have all failed for a host of reasons. This unique book presents a single paradigm for all of Psychology within a framework of Natural Science. For example, it employs as a model an organising principle known in another scientific discipline for over a century, the principle of Homeostasis. Findings across the entire discipline including perception, learning, emotion, stress, addiction, well-being and consciousness are all shown to be consistent with a new paradigm based on this, and other principles drawn from natural science.

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    Inkblot Personality Test: Understanding the Unconscious Mind

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt Ltd (2019)

    First authoritative and comprehensive study in the field of Inkblot Personality Test, this book describes the historical roots of the three major projective inkblot measures: the Rorschach, the Holtzman Inkblot Technique (HIT) and the Somatic Inkblot Series (SIS). It presents the extensive psychometric background work accompanying the normative data and diagnostic indicators along with indices for selecting executives in a business organization. The book begins with a detailed history of Hermann Rorschach and his early experiments with inkblots in the diagnosis of mentally ill patients. Special attention is given to the administration and scoring of the Rorschach, with the sections detailing the systems developed by Klopfer and Exner. The HIT and SIS are also reviewed in detail, emphasizing their psychometric qualities.

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