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Psychology in Social Context

Psychology in Social Context Author Philip John Tyson
ISBN-10 9781444396232
Release 2011-09-09
Pages 208
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Psychology in Social Context: Issues and Debates provides a critical perspective on debates and controversies that have divided opinion within psychology both past and present. Explores the history of psychology through examples of classic and contemporary debates that have split the discipline and sparked change, including race and IQ, psychology and gender, ethical issues in psychology, parapsychology and the nature-nurture debate Represents a unique approach to studying the nature of psychology by combining historical controversies with contemporary debates within the discipline Sets out a clear view of psychology as a reflexive human science, embedded in and shaped by particular socio-historical contexts Written in an accessible style using a range of pedagogical features - such as set learning outcomes, self-test questions, and further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter

Issues Debates and Approaches in Psychology

Issues  Debates and Approaches in Psychology Author Ian Fairholm
ISBN-10 9780230363687
Release 2012-02-13
Pages 232
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Where did psychology originate? How has it evolved? These questions are at the heart of understanding the key debates that are central to psychology. In this highly approachable introduction, Fairholm tackles the big questions in psychology covering the ever controversial nature vs. nurture debate, free will and determinism, and other important topics. Whatever your level of study, this introduction will guide you through the most important issues that psychologists continue to dispute in the twenty-first century.

Sports Chaplaincy

Sports Chaplaincy Author Andrew Parker
ISBN-10 9781317050971
Release 2016-06-10
Pages 228
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This ground-breaking book provides an in-depth analysis of the theory and practice of sports chaplaincy in a global context. Written in an accessible style, yet based on academic evidence and theory, the contributors include those leading major national chaplaincy organisations located in the UK, US, Australia and Continental Europe, as well as chaplains and sport psychologists working in elite and amateur sport and those involved in teaching pastoral theology. Providing a rich and informative source of knowledge and inspiration for practitioners, athletes, academics and those interested in the general relationship between sport and faith, contributors also address the provision of sports chaplaincy at sporting mega-events, including the Olympic Games. This much needed overview of chaplaincy provision in sport across a range of national and international contexts and settings, including both catholic and protestant perspectives, is the first collection of its kind to bring together leading scholars in sports chaplaincy with a view to providing professional accreditation and training amidst the fast-emerging field of sports theology.

The Psychology of Social Situations

The Psychology of Social Situations Author Adrian Furnham
ISBN-10 9781483136318
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 548
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The Psychology of Social Situations: Selected Readings focuses on the situations in which social behavior occurs, taking into consideration the effects of these situations on different forms of social behavior. The selection first discusses the structure of social situations, including the structural elements of games and scenes of social interaction. Topics include paradigm for the analysis of the components and dimensions of scenes and the components, dimensions, and behavioral consequences of scenes. The publication also reviews studies on behavioral appropriateness and situational constraint as dimensions of social behavior; the use of free-response description approach for the analysis of person-situation interaction; and goal structure of situations. The book examines situational dimensions, perceived dimensions of interpersonal relations, and psychological effects of social environments. The text also ponders on the trait-situation controversy and the concept of interaction, person-situation interactions, and personality measurement. The selection is a dependable reference for psychologists and social scientists.

Issues Debates and Approaches in Psychology

Issues  Debates and Approaches in Psychology Author Ian Fairholm
ISBN-10 9780230363687
Release 2012-02-13
Pages 232
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Where did psychology originate? How has it evolved? These questions are at the heart of understanding the key debates that are central to psychology. In this highly approachable introduction, Fairholm tackles the big questions in psychology covering the ever controversial nature vs. nurture debate, free will and determinism, and other important topics. Whatever your level of study, this introduction will guide you through the most important issues that psychologists continue to dispute in the twenty-first century.

Education and Technology

Education and Technology Author Neil Selwyn
ISBN-10 9781441108890
Release 2011-03-17
Pages 208
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Digital technology lies at the heart of contemporary education provision. This book considers the key issues in the field and addresses some fundamental but often unvoiced questions about the ever-growing use of technologies in education. It focuses on the social as well as the technical aspects of these issues, giving careful thought to the people, practices, processes and structures behind the use of technologies in education. The book considers a range of current debates and controversies. Will technology replace the school or university? Will technology replace the teacher? What do we really know about learning and technology? Does technology make learning fairer? Can technology address the many educational problems and inequalities faced by people around the world? What does the future hold for technology and education? What can be learnt from the history of technology use? Neil Selwyn takes a critical look at some of the major debates concerning digital technologies and education. Study questions and annotated further reading are included to support readers, along with a companion website linking to online sources and resources.

Forced Migration

Forced Migration Author Alice Bloch
ISBN-10 1315623757
Release 2018
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"Forced Migration: Current Issues and Debates addresses the need for a book that draws together the most recent debates and cutting-edge issues in forced migration. The book includes a combination of theory, policy and practice, adopts an inter-disciplinary approach and provides different regional perspectives. The book is in two parts. The first part provides an overview of the key debates within forced migration and their evolution and offers a state of the art insight into the main contemporary issues. It also offers an examination of methodological approaches for the study of forced migration. The second part of the book addresses key issues in the field selected for their relevance to policy and practice, theoretical developments and the lived experiences of forced migrants. They include detention and off shore processing; deportation and forced return; protracted displacements; securitizing the Mediterranean and cross-border migration practices; refugees in global cities; and forced migrants’ transnationalism in the digital age. Case studies will be used where relevant to illustrate key issues in an applied context. "--Provided by publisher.

Discursive Psychology

Discursive Psychology Author Cristian Tileagă
ISBN-10 9781317950554
Release 2015-08-27
Pages 314
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Discursive Psychology is the first collection to systematically and critically appraise the influence and development of its foundational studies, exploring central concepts in social psychology such as attitudes, gender, cognition, memory, prejudice, and ideology. The book explores how discursive psychology has accommodated and responded to assumptions contained in classic studies, discussing what can still be gained from a dialogue with these inquiries, and which epistemological and methodological debates are still running, or are worth reviving. International contributors look back at the original ideas in the classic papers, and consider the impact on and trajectory of subsequent work. Each chapter locates a foundational paper in its academic context, identifying the concerns that motivated the author and the particular perspective that informed their thinking. The contributors go on to identify the main empirical, theoretical or methodological contribution of the paper and its impact on consequent work in discursive psychology, including the contributors’ own work. Each chapter concludes with a critical consideration of how discursive psychology can continue to develop. This book is a timely contribution to the advance of discursive psychology by fostering critical perspectives upon its intellectual and empirical agenda. It will appeal to those working in the area of discursive psychology, discourse analysis and social interaction, including researchers, social psychologists and students.

International and Comparative Education

International and Comparative Education Author Brendan Bartram
ISBN-10 9781134799565
Release 2017-08-07
Pages 151
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International and Comparative Education offers detailed and wide-ranging illustrations of the ways in which comparison can illuminate our understanding of contemporary education systems by exploring issues in relation to specific educational sectors, from early-years and primary schooling, through to further, adult and higher education. Key areas and debates examined include: Alternative education provision Early-years pedagogy and training Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in primary schooling Work-related learning in secondary schools The world of private tutoring Economic austerity and further education Apprenticeships and vocational education Adult education and training Higher education in a globalised world Teacher training and international rankings. Drawing on these wide-ranging themes across a number of national contexts to provoke critical thinking and reflection, each chapter includes discussion points and further reading, providing a valuable resource for all Education Studies students.

The Great Psychotherapy Debate

The Great Psychotherapy Debate Author Bruce E. Wampold
ISBN-10 9781135599157
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 280
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This volume disproves the belief that certain psychotherapies are more effective in treating certain psychological problems than other therapies.

Youth Studies

Youth Studies Author James Côté
ISBN-10 9781137112149
Release 2014-04-14
Pages 272
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The burgeoning field of youth studies encompasses multiple viewpoints, presenting a confusing picture to novices and experts alike. This insightful text goes to the heart of the fundamental issues and debates that characterize this developing field, giving readers a clearer understanding of its current progress and future prospects. James Côté's lively, debate-focused overview of the underlying paradigms and theories in youth studies - drawn from the overlapping disciplines of sociology, psychology and cultural studies – functions both as an introduction to the area and as an exercise in critical thinking, putting its readers on the cutting-edge of the field. The chapters move from identifying the key 'threshold meta-concepts' that influence research, to showing readers how to critically evaluate key debates in areas that are central to students' lives, including education, work, family, technologies, youth culture, identity and politics. Youth Studies is the ideal companion to youth-related degree programmes and to youth modules in sociology, social work, social policy, psychology and other related disciplines.

Global Human Trafficking

Global Human Trafficking Author Molly Dragiewicz
ISBN-10 9781134710317
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 208
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Human trafficking has moved from relative obscurity to a major area of research, policy and teaching over the past ten years. Research has sprung from criminology, public policy, women’s and gender studies, sociology, anthropology, and law, but has been somewhat hindered by the failure of scholars to engage beyond their own disciplines and favoured methodologies. Recent research has begun to improve efforts to understand the causes of the problem, the experiences of victims, policy efforts, and their consequences in specific cultural and historical contexts. Global Human Trafficking: Critical issues and contexts foregrounds recent empirical work on human trafficking from an interdisciplinary, critical perspective. The collection includes classroom-friendly features, such as introductory chapters that provide essential background for understanding the trafficking literature, textboxes explaining key concepts, discussion questions for each chapter, and lists of additional resources, including films, websites, and additional readings for each chapter. The authors include both eminent and emerging scholars from around the world, drawn from law, anthropology, criminology, sociology, cultural studies, and political science and the book will be useful for undergraduate and graduate courses in these areas, as well as for scholars interested in trafficking.

The Origins of Happiness

The Origins of Happiness Author Andrew E. Clark
ISBN-10 9781400889129
Release 2018-01-12
Pages 336
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What makes people happy? Why should governments care about people’s well-being? How would policy change if well-being was the main objective? The Origins of Happiness seeks to revolutionize how we think about human priorities and to promote public policy changes that are based on what really matters to people. Drawing on a uniquely comprehensive range of evidence from longitudinal data on over one hundred thousand individuals in Britain, the United States, Australia, and Germany, the authors consider the key factors that affect human well-being. The authors explore factors such as income, education, employment, family conflict, health, childcare, and crime—and their findings are not what we might expect. Contrary to received wisdom, income inequality accounts for only two percent or less of the variance in happiness across the population; the critical factors affecting a person’s happiness are their relationships and their mental and physical health. More people are in misery due to mental illness than to poverty, unemployment, or physical illness. Examining how childhood influences happiness in adulthood, the authors show that academic performance is a less important predictor than emotional health and behavior, which is shaped tremendously by schools, individual teachers, and parents. For policymakers, the authors propose new forms of cost-effectiveness analysis that places well-being at center stage. Groundbreaking in its scope and results, The Origins of Happiness offers all of us a new vision for how we might become more healthy, happy, and whole.

The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability 6th Edition

The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability  6th Edition Author Mark A. Stebnicki, PhD, LCP, DCMHS, CRC, CCM
ISBN-10 9780826106568
Release 2012-02-24
Pages 568
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"This edition...adds an important international perspective on illness and disability. The personal narratives help bring the real world of people who are suffering to the forefront of the scientific discourse."--Doody's Medical Reviews Now in its sixth edition, this best-selling textbook continues to be the most comprehensive and diverse text available on the psychosocial aspects of disability. It examines current thought and treatment approaches to working with individuals with disabilities through the contributions of expert thinkers and practitioners in the disability field. Abundant and insightful narratives by disabled individuals offer a bridge between theory and practice for students in rehabilitation psychology and counseling courses. In addition to completely updated and reorganized material, this edition contains insightful new section introductions, empirically based research articles, and the contributions of international researchers presenting a more global and richer perspective on the psychosocial aspects of disability and illness. It also contains an increased focus on the negative impact of societal attitudes and treatment of disabled individuals on their psychological adjustment to disability. The addition of objectives at the beginning of each chapter and review questions and personal perspectives at the end of each chapter further facilitate in-depth learning. Key Features: Presents the most comprehensive and diverse coverage of psychosocial aspects of disability topics of any textbook available Examines contemporary thinking and treatment approaches in working with individuals with disabilities Provides a bridge between theory and practice through the narratives of individuals with disabilities Establishes a historical understanding of societal attitudes toward disability and treatment past and present of persons with disabilities Analyzes barriers to enabling persons with disabilities and improving social consciousness and quality of life for this population Facilitates course planning through inclusion of objectives and review questions/personal perspectives in each chapter

Homosexuality social psychological and biological issues

Homosexuality  social  psychological  and biological issues Author William Paul
ISBN-10 0803918259
Release 1982-06
Pages 416
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Over thirty essays cover every issue relating to homosexuality and the changing attitude towards it. The biology of homosexuality, its psychology, new approaches to counselling for gays, the process of coming out, male and female gay relationships, gay parenthood, and other social, political and cultural topics are addressed. 'Its 22 authors collectively present a significant contribution to the armamenatarium of all those who seek, in whatever way, to answer rationally the irrational, prejudicial assumptions and accusations hurled at lesbian women and gay men. The authors critically report on the research, provide a rich source of suggestions for future research, including cautions concerning methodology, and suggest plans for social action...It also provides new, exciting ideas that are worthy of extended discussion and research. I personally have learned from this book, cited it, and used its ideas in attempts at public education. For those interested in any aspect of homoeroticism, this book is a unique and invaluable resource.' -- SIECUS Report, Vol 11, No 3, January 1983 'At present this is the best single volume in print on homosexuals, a definitive work of reference' -- The Washington Blade, April 1983 'Homosexuality is a good respresentative grouping of current research on a wide range of topics...The 31 chapters cover a mass of material...This is a good selection of the progressive scholarship of the past ten years...Homosexuality should prove useful to many and shows a good, positive direction for the academic press.' -- Gay Community News, December 1983 'It is also good reading although if asked whether I "enjoyed" reading this book I would have to answer an emphatic "no". Did I consider it fascinating? Yes! I appreciated the refutation of many traditional points of view and the reconfirmation of new and progressive perspectives. At the same time, I realize the ambivalence this volume will cause for many of my colleagues who have yet to accept the ideas it endorses. I would therefore highly recommend the book as a serious study useful for them and for those who already share its perspective.' -- Sieccan

History and Theories of Psychology

History and Theories of Psychology Author Dai Jones
ISBN-10 0340741171
Release 2001
Pages 294
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Does mainstream psychology offer us a 'true' insight into human nature? Or are current psychological theories and philosphies as much to be taken in the context of today's social and political thinking as were past beliefs within the discipline? Addressing this sometimes contentious debate, 'History and Theories of Psychology' introduces the core issues of critical psychology from a historical perspective. The authors show how the development of the discipline, far from being a steady progression towards an empirically verifiable truth, has been significantly shaped by its host society throughout history. The book is divided into two main sections. The first provides an overview of the history of psychology, using the benefit of hindsight to demonstrate how the discipline has been influenced and encroached upon by external events. The second applies the same broad perspective to issues in present day psychology, covering topics such as: the role of contemporary psychology, methodology within psychology, folk psychology and social constructionism. By addressing these issues in the light of critical psychology, the book aims to present a more realistic appreciation of the nature and scope of modern psychology, promoting greater critical awareness in students and teachers alike.

Sport and Contested Identities

Sport and Contested Identities Author David Hassan
ISBN-10 9781315523637
Release 2017-09-07
Pages 264
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Identity is one of the most theorised and contested of all sociological concepts and sport is fertile ground for an examination of its complexities. This book offers a wide-ranging and up-to-date exploration of the sport-identity nexus, drawing examples from a variety of sporting contexts and geographical locations, and incorporating a diversity of perspectives including players, spectators, officials, the media and policy-makers. Covering key themes in the social scientific study of sport such as gender, ethnicity and national identity, it considers the impact of social, cultural and technological change on the formation of sporting identities. Including original real-life case studies, each chapter makes a unique contribution to our understanding of the complex relationship between sport and identity. As this relationship is embedded within the broader structures of power that frame social inequality, this book also poses important questions about the role of sport-related initiatives in our society today, as well as in years to come. Sport and Contested Identities: Contemporary Issues and Debates is fascinating reading for all students and scholars of the sociology of sport.