Language : English
Published : 2009-12-01
Pages : 464
Psychology for Sustainability: 4th Edition
Psychology for Sustainability, 4th Edition — known as Psychology of Environmental Problems: Psychology for Sustainability in its previous edition — applies psychological theory and research to so-called “environmental” problems, which actually result from human behavior that degrades natural systems. This upbeat, user-friendly edition represents a dramatic reorganization and includes a substantial amount of new content that will be useful to students and faculty in a variety of disciplines-and to people outside of academia, as well. The literature reviewed throughout the text is up-to-date, and reflects the burgeoning efforts of many in the behavioral sciences who are working to create a more sustainable society. The 4th Edition is organized in four sections. The first section provides a foundation by familiarizing readers with the current ecological crisis and its historical origins, and by offering a vision for a sustainable future.The next five chapters present psychological research methods, theory, and findings pertinent to understanding, and changing, unsustainable behavior. The third section addresses the reciprocal relationship between planetary and human wellbeing and the final chapter encourages readers to take what they have learned and apply it to move behavior in a sustainable direction. The book concludes with a variety of theoretically and empirically grounded ideas for how to face this challenging task with positivity, wisdom, and enthusiasm. This textbook may be used as a primary or secondary textbook in a wide range of courses on Ecological Psychology, Environmental Science, Sustainability Sciences, Environmental Education, and Social Marketing. It also provides a valuable resource for professional audiences of policymakers, legislators, and those working on sustainable communities.
About the Author
Britain A. Scott is Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. Elise L. Amel is Professor of Psychology and Director of Environmental Studies at the University of St. Thomas. Susan M. Koger is Professor of Psychology at Willamette University in Oregon. Christie M. Manning is Associate Director of the Educating Sustainability Ambassadors program and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Macalester College.
Introductory texts in psychology present an opportunity to discover reasons for human behaviour and address the issues which impact upon their behaviour. This first Australian and New Zealand adaptation of the well respected Psychology 9th edition, by Bernstein et al. continues to strike a balance between classical and contemporary topics with an easy to read, comprehensive, research-oriented approach. The text takes an active learning approach with the use of hallmark pedagogical features such as Linkages, Focus on Research Methods, and Thinking Critically. Features enriching this adaptation include research, issues and examples of psychology relevant to the Australian and New Zealand regional perspective; indigenous research; graduate attributes and psychological literacy sections; other cultural and international considerations, and extended online appendices for searching psychology databases and careers in psychology.
Table of Contents
1. Introducing Psychology 2. Research in Psychology 3. Biological Aspects of Psychology 4. Sensation 5. Perception 6. Learning 7. Memory 8. Cognition and Language 9. Consciousness 10. Cognitive Abilities 11. Motivation and Emotion 12. Human Development 13. Health, Stress, and Coping 14. Personality 15. Psychological Disorders 16. Treatment of Psychological Disorders 17. Social Cognition 18. Social and Cultural Influence 19. Neuropsychology (online) Appendix A: Answers to In Review Questions Appendix B: Careers for Psychology Graduates (brief) Appendix B: Careers for Psychology Graduates (extended; online) Appendix C: Behavioural Genetics (online) Appendix D: Statistics in Psychological Research (online) Appendix E: Searching Psychology Databases (online)
A sensitive and thorough approach to childhood behavior disorders.
Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology presents a comprehensive, research-based introduction to understanding child and adolescent psychopathology. The authors provide a logically formatted and easy to understand text that covers the central issues and theoretical and methodological foundations of childhood behavior disorders.
Rich with illustrations and examples, this text highlights the newest areas of research and clinical work, stressing supported treatments and the prevention of behavior problems of youth.
Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:
- Understand the psychological problems found in children and adolescents
- Understand methods of treatment and prevention for childhood behavior disorders
- Discuss issues related to childhood behavior disorders
Updated to include over 250 new references, this trusted, market-leading textbook remains as comprehensive as ever. The 7th edition of this lively introduction places social psychology in a contemporary, real-world context and explores new, cutting-edge research as well as bringing classic theories to life. MyPsychLab gives you access to an unrivalled suite of online resources at www.mypsychlab.com. It provides a variety of tools to enable you to assess and progress your own learning, including questions, videos and interactive learning aids for each chapter of the book. Some textbooks are sold packaged with a student access code card at a reduced cost. If you do not have an access card, you can buy access to MyPsychLab and the eText – an online version of the book – online at www.mypsychlab.com.
About the Author
Michael Hogg is Professor of Social Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. Graham Vaughan is Professor of Psychology at the University of Auckland.
New and emerging directions in pharmaceutical research to better treat schizophrenia
Although the dopamine hypothesis has been the cornerstone of schizophrenia therapeutics, it is clear that dopamine-based approaches do not treat all aspects of the disease. Moreover, many schizophrenia patients fail to respond to current antipsychotics. Integrating chemistry, biology, and pharmacology, this book explores emerging directions in pharmaceutical research for drug targeting and discovery in order to find more effective treatments for schizophrenia, one of the most serious and widespread psychiatric diseases.
Targets and Emerging Therapies for Schizophrenia presents the basics of schizophrenia, drug targets for the disease, and potential new drugs and therapeutics. It begins with a discussion of prevalence and etiology. Then, it describes therapies such as dopamine agonists and phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors as well as growing research aimed at addressing untreated symptoms. Next, the authors discuss receptor modulators, inhibitors, and targeting strategies for drug discovery. Both the neurobiological and chemical aspects of all major pharmacological targets are examined.
With contributions from an international team of pioneering pharmaceutical researchers, this book compiles the current knowledge in the field, setting the stage for new breakthroughs in the treatment of schizophrenia. Targets and Emerging Therapies for Schizophrenia:
- Provides a comprehensive resource for neuro-drug discovery and the development of molecular targets for schizophrenia treatment
- Draws from chemistry, biology, and pharmacology for more effective drug targeting and discovery
- Explores a wide range of receptors and molecular targets, including dopamine, PDEs, and neuropeptides
With Targets and Emerging Therapies for Schizophrenia as their guide, drug discovery and development scientists have the information they need to advance their own research so that new, more effective treatments for schizophrenia will soon be a reality.