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Offering an introduction to social science theories of identity, for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates, this book includes chapters that addresses the debate about whether identity matters, and reviews the postmodern approach to identity. It focuses on sociology, anthropology and social psychology.
End-of-life care (EOL) is a specialized area of work that crosses a number of academic and professional disciplines, including social work, counselling, hospice, medicine, geriatrics, nursing, psychology, and clerical work. This book features a group of leaders in the field of death, dying, and bereavement, addressing issues surrounding EOL care.
Argues that rehabilitation should focus both on promoting human goods (providing the offender with the essential ingredients for a 'good' life) as well as reducing/avoiding risk. This book provides a summary and critique of the scientific approach to offender rehabilitation, and is for students of criminology, sociology and clinical psychology.
Offers a comprehensive coverage of psychological theories of crime and criminality. This book emphasises the connections among approaches, and to show how, taken together, they provide a more complete picture of crime and criminality than each provides individually.
Employing psychoanalytic theories of development, this book reveals the interplay between physical, emotional and psychological factors that contribute to the individual patterns of development. This book covers the major milestones of life, including adolescence, work, parenthood and old age.
Dementia has been widely explored from the perspectives of biomedicine and social psychology. This book broadens the debate to consider the experiences of men and women with dementia from a socio-political perspective. It examines the issue of rights, status(es), and participation.
Where did professional social work originate from? How effective are social work interpretations in the lives of vulnerable people? This book provides a discussion of social work practice and its evidence-base. It strikes a balance between the need for social workers to understand the social, economic, psychological and interpersonal factors.
Although it has become popular to blame the media for extolling unrealistic female body images, little academic work has addressed the issue. This book, drawing together literature from sociology, gender studies and psychology, offers a broad discussion of the topic in the context of socio-cultural change, gender politics, and self-identity.
Therapist burnout is a pressing issue and self-care is possible only when therapists actively help themselves. This book examines the literature from neurobiology, social psychology and folk psychology in order to explain how therapists suffer from an excess of empathy for their clients, and then presents strategies for dealing with burnout.
Herzberger connects the study of child, partner, sibling, and elderly abuse to the varied disciplinary perspectives of social psychology. She addresses aggression, the consequences of this type of violence, and prevention and treatment strategies. This book is appropriate for course use in criminal justice, family systems, public policy, psychology and sociology.
Presenting a comprehensive review of theoretical thinking on crime, this book encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of classic and contemporary theories, and provides an interdisciplinary approach to criminology through the contributions of sociology, psychology and biology.
To understand the way children develop, Bronfenbrenner believes that it is necessary to observe their behavior in natural settings, while they are interacting with familiar adults over prolonged periods of time. His book offers an important blueprint for constructing a new and ecologically valid psychology of development.
Explains the lifecycle of terrorist organizations from a theoretical perspective, combining economics with social psychology. This book offers an approach to understanding human behaviour, and uses this to analyze the forces shaping the lifecycle of violent political movements.
Presents a study of the image of the woman reader in Victorian and Edwardian culture and literature. This book draws on a range of texts from 'high' literature to advice manuals, autobiographies to medical and psychological writings in order to examine the controversies surrounding what, where, and how women should read.
Written as a self-contained, one-semester text, this book presents behavioral economics(specifically behavioral theories of decision) by comparing and contrasting them to mainstream (neoclassical) economics. Ideal for advanced undergraduate students of economics, philosophy, psychology, marketing, and political science.
Real World Research furnishes students with the skills necessary in order to conduct research outside the laboratory, in real world situations. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated in order to make it as useful as possible to teachers and students from a range of behavioral and social science disciplines. Includes new examples from applied psychology, applied social science, health studies, social work and education. This used book is Very Good condition. No highlighting.
Contains chapters on topics including the Bayesian approach to science, and nature of scientific laws. This book features developments in the realism/anti-realism debate. It is intended to be a university text in the philosophy of science, not just on science and philosophy courses but also in the social sciences such as sociology and psychology.