Book: The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing

Book Title:

The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: Principles and Practice.

Author(s): Ian Norman and Iain Ryrie (Editors).

Year: 2018.

Edition: Fourth (4th).

Publisher: Open University Press.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

This well-established textbook is a must-buy for all mental health nursing students and nurses in registered practice. Comprehensive and broad, it explores how mental health nursing has a positive impact on the lives of people with mental health difficulties.

Book: Introducing Mental Health: A Practical Guide

Book Title:

Introducing Mental Health: A Practical Guide.

Author(s): Caroline Kinsella and Connor Kinsella.

Year: 2015.

Edition: Second (2nd).

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

This popular and accessible introduction to mental health is written for students, mental health practitioners and non-qualified professionals.

Fully revised, this second edition is up to date with the latest knowledge on mental health conditions, good practice and the law. The authors explain key concepts in easily understandable language, accessible even to those with no prior knowledge of the subject. They detail the major mental health disorders, the issues surrounding them, and provide detailed information on:

  • Treatment and support.
  • Risk assessment and management.
  • Mental illness and the Criminal Justice System.
  • The Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act.

Featuring case studies and exercises to assist learning, this is an invaluable resource for anyone working with people who are experiencing mental illness, including students and professionals in health and social care, housing and criminal justice.

Book: Health Psychology: A Textbook

Book Title:

Health Psychology: A Textbook.

Author(s): Jane Ogden.

Year: 2012.

Edition: Fifth (5th).

Publisher: Open University Press.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Thoroughly revised to reflect recent research, theory and practice in health psychology, this market bestseller includes new coverage of topical issues such as behaviour change strategies, health inequalities, exercise dependence, caffeine use and men’s health.

Now organized into five sections, the book follows a health-illness continuum model, covering theory and research related to the context of health, health beliefs and behaviours, becoming ill and being ill, with the final section describing how students can learn to think more critically about all aspects of health psychology. The new edition also includes five new chapters:

  • Health inequalities: Depicts health variation by gender, social class and geography and describes possible explanations for this
  • Health promotion: Describes a wide range of theories and strategies used to change behaviour including CBT, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, fear appeals and the use of technology
  • Health access: Examines patient contact with health professionals, with a focus on help seeking behaviour (and delay), screening, communication and adherence
  • Men’s health: Explores gender differences in life expectancy and causes of mortality, men’s health related behaviours, their health beliefs, social norms of masculinity and emotional expression
  • Being critical: Offers a detailed analysis of how to be more critical, with a focus on thinking about theory, constructs, methodology and measurement

Many brand new examples are introduced, covering: post traumatic stress symptoms, exercise and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, post traumatic growth and benefit finding, measurement issues for adherence, eating, exercise, social support and coping, visualization and illness cognitions and the response shift.

Health Psychology, 5th edition is essential reading for all students and researchers of health psychology. It will also be invaluable to students of medicine, nursing and allied health.

Book: Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

Book Title:

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology.

Author(s): Hugh Coolican.

Year: 2009.

Edition: Fifth (5th).

Publisher: Routledge.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

This fifth edition of Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology has been revised and updated, providing students with the most readable and comprehensive survey of research methods, statistical concepts and procedures in psychology today.

The book assumes no prior knowledge, taking you through every stage of your research project in manageable steps. Advice on planning and conducting studies, analysing data and writing up practical reports is given, and examples provided, as well as advice on how to report results in conventional (APA) style.

Unlike other introductory texts, there is discussion of commonly misunderstood concepts such as ecological validity, the null hypothesis and the role of cross-cultural psychology studies. Qualitative research is included in the central research methods chapters as well as being highlighted in specialist chapters which cover content analysis, grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA), narrative analysis, discourse analysis and how to tackle a qualitative research project.

The book provides clear coverage of statistical procedures, and includes everything needed at undergraduate level from nominal level tests to multi-factorial ANOVA designs, multiple regression and log linear analysis. In addition, the book provides detailed and illustrated SPSS instructions (updated to version 16) for all statistical procedures, including data entry and interpreting output, thus eliminating the need for an extra SPSS textbook.

Each chapter contains a glossary, key terms and newly integrated exercises, ensuring that key concepts are understood. A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/coolican) provides additional exercises, revision flash cards, links to further reading and data for use with SPSS.

The bestselling research methods text for almost two decades, Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology remains an invaluable resource for students of psychology throughout their studies.

Book: Mastering the World of Psychology

Book Title:

Mastering the World of Psychology.

Author(s): Samuel E. Wood, Ellen Green Wood, and Denise Boyd.

Year: 2013.

Edition: Fifth (6th).

Publisher: Pearson.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

Mastering the World of Psychology, fifth edition, provides students with more support than ever before, thanks to the Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review Learning Method, or SQ3R, which is integrated throughout the text. SQ3R shows students the relationship between psychological theory and learning. It is the strongest and most comprehensive program for measuring progress and attaining successful outcomes in Introductory Psychology.

Book: Atkinson And Hilgards Introduction To Psychology

Book Title:

Atkinson And Hilgards Introduction To Psychology.

Author(s): Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Barbara L. Fredrickson, Geoffrey R. Loftus, and Christel Lutz..

Year: 2015.

Edition: Sixteenth (16th).

Publisher: Cengage India.

Type(s): Hardcover and Paperback.

Synopsis:

Now in its 16th edition, Atkinson & Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology has been fully revised and updated to reflect all recent research developments, theories and ideas, whilst also retaining all of the qualities which have established it as a leading undergraduate psychology textbook over the past five decades, including its highly accessible and engaging student-centred approach.

The established author team of Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Barbara Fredrickson and Geoffrey R. Loftus has been joined by Christel Lutz (University of Utrecht), who has helped to add a fresh European influence, and thereby create a truly international introductory textbook.

The ‘Cutting Edge Research’ box features and ‘Seeing Both Sides’ essays which conclude each chapter have been fully updated and replaced throughout, using contributions from a range of experts across the globe, and really help to bring the text to life for students.

Book: Psychology

Book Title:

Psychology.

Author(s): G. Neil martin, Neil R. Carlson, and William Buskist.

Year: 2013.

Edition: Fifth (5th).

Publisher: Pearson.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

Now in its fifth edition, Psychology is a comprehensive, lively and accessible introduction to the fascinating study of the subject.

It describes and explores every major area of psychology and present the latest findings, along with clear evaluation of controversial theories and models, to give a thorough and critical grounding in the subject.

Book: Psychology in Black and White

Book Title:

Psychology in Black and White – The Project of a Theory-Driven Science.

Author(s): Sergio Salvatore (Author) and Jaan Valsiner (Series Editor).

Year: 2015.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Illustrated Edition.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

This book is long awaited within the contemporarily creative field of cultural psychologies. It is a theoretical synthesis that is at the level of innovations that Sigmund Freud, James Mark Baldwin, William Stern, Kurt Lewin, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky and Jan Smedslund have brought into psychology over the past century. Here we can observe a creative solution to integrating cultural psychology with the rich traditions of psychodynamic perspectives, without repeating the conceptual impasses in which many psychoanalytic perspectives have become caught.

CONTENTS

  • Series Editor’s Preface.
  • New Synthesis: A dynamic theory of Sense-Making Introduction.
  • Psychology as the science of the explanandum.
  • PART I – MICRO-PHYSICS OF SENSEMAKING:
    • Chapter 1. The meaning of our discontent.
    • Chapter 2. The Semio-Dynamic Model of Sensemaking (SDMS).
    • Chapter 3. Micro-dynamic of sensemaking.
    • Chapter 4. The semiotic Big Bang.
  • PART II. THEORETICAL EXPLORATIONS:
    • Chapter 5. The contextuality of mind.
    • Chapter 6. Beyond subject and object.
    • Chapter 7. Affect and desire as semiotic processes.
    • Chapter 8. Exercises of semiotic reframing.
  • PART III. A NEW METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH:
    • Chapter 9. Field dependency and abduction.
    • Chapter 10. The modelling of sensemaking.
    • Chapter 11. Models and strategies of empirical investigation.
    • Chapter 12. Studies of sensemaking.
  • Epilogue.
  • References.

Book: Psychology – The Science of Mind and Behaviour

Book Title:

Psychology – The Science of Mind and Behaviour.

Author(s): Richard Gross.

Year: 2020.

Edition: Eighth (8th).

Publisher: Hodder Education.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Build a solid foundation for students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to progress with the updated edition of Richard Gross’s best-selling introduction to Psychology.

This 8th edition of Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour is the essential guide to studying Psychology, helping over half a million students during its 30 years of publication.

  • Easily access psychological theories and research with user-friendly content and useful features including summaries, critical discussion and research updates.
  • Develop evaluative skills, with new evaluation boxes, encouraging students to put classic and contemporary studies into context.
  • Consolidate understanding by identifying common misconceptions.
  • Stay up to date with revised content and the latest psychological research.
  • Understand the research process with updated contributions from leading Psychologists including Elizabeth Loftus, Alex Haslam and David Canter.

Book: Encyclopaedia of Counselling

Book Title:

Encyclopaedia of Counselling: Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counsellor Examination, State Counselling Exams, and the Counsellor Preparation Comprehensive Examination.

Author(s): Howard Rosenthal.

Year: 2017.

Edition: Fourth (4th).

Publisher: Routledge.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

With more questions and answers than any other edition, the Encyclopaedia of Counselling, Fourth Edition, is still the only book you need to pass the NCE, CPCE, and other counselling exams. Every chapter has new and updated material and is still written in Dr. Rosenthal’s lively, user-friendly style counsellors know and love. The book’s new and improved coverage incorporates a range of vital topics, including social media, group work in career counselling, private practice and non-profit work, addictions, neurocounselling, research trends, the DSM-5, the new ACA and NBCC codes of ethics, and much, much more.