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The 'theory of mind' framework has been the fastest growing body of empirical research in contemporary psychology. It has given rise to a range of positions on what it takes to relate to others as intentional beings. This book brings together disparate strands of ToM research, lays out historical roots of the idea and indicates better alternatives
Various social workers encounter complex and diverse forms of loss throughout their practice. This book helps trainee and practitioners navigate these difficult situations by developing the skills and values necessary for practice. It explores definitions and assessment of loss, and psychological aspects of loss and grief.
Unemployment is a considerable source of social distress, leading to loss of social contact and activity, increased isolation from others, increased family tensions and loss of self-esteem. This book reviews the results of follow-up studies and controlled psychological autopsy studies in terms of the association between unemployment and suicide.
Examines child abuse and neglect. This book opens with the background on child maltreatment including its history, an overview of the research, and the risk factors. It also examines different forms of maltreatment - physical abuse, neglect, psychological maltreatment, sexual abuse, fetal abuse, and Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome.