Susan D. Clayton (ed.)
This handbook is the first to comprehensively study the interdependent fields of environmental and conservation psychology. In doing so, it seeks to map the rapidly growing field of conservation psychology and its relationship to environmental psychology. The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology includes basic research on environmental perceptions, attitudes, and values; research on specific environments, such as therapeutic settings, schools, and prisons; environmental impacts on human well-being; and ways to promote a more sustainable relationship between people and the natural environment. This handbook presents an extensive review of current research and is a thorough guide to the state of knowledge about a wide range of topics at the intersection of psychology and the physical environment. Beyond this, it provides a better understanding of the relationship between environmental and conservation psychology, and some sense of the directions in which these interdependent areas of study are heading.
The Oxford Handbook of Treatment Processes and Outcomes in Psychology: A Multidisciplinary, Biopsychosocial Approach
Sara Maltzman (ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of Treatment Processes and Outcomes in Psychology presents a multidisciplinary approach to a biopsychosocial, translational model of psychological treatment across the life span. It describes cutting edge research across developmental, clinical, counseling, and school psychology; social work; neuroscience; and psychopharmacology. The Handbook emphasizes the development of individual differences in resilience and mental health concerns, including social, environmental, and epigenetic influences across the life span, particularly during childhood. The Handbook is a primer for practitioners and researchers, and is a guide for clinics and oversight bodies responsible for decision making regarding training of staff and the evaluation of treatment effectiveness. The Handbook is appropriate reading for students in graduate programs in psychology, social work, and counseling. This Handbook presents work by experts from multiple disciplines to readers who otherwise might have difficulty gaining direct access to the works by these authors. Detailed discussions are offered that expand on areas of research and practice that already have a substantive research base, such as self-regulation, resilience, defining evidence-based treatment, and describing client-related variables that influence treatment processes. The Handbook also includes chapters devoted to newer areas of research (e.g., neuroimaging, medications as adjuncts to psychological treatment, and the placebo effect). Additionally, it includes chapters that address treatment outcomes, such as evaluating therapist effectiveness, examining treatment outcomes from different perspectives, and assessing the length of treatment necessary to achieve clinical improvement. The Handbook provides entrée into research as well as “hands on” guidance and suggestions for practice and oversight, making it a valuable resource for graduate students, seasoned practitioners, researchers, and agencies alike.
Jane Edwards (ed.)
Music is acknowledged as an arts medium with a universal and timeless potential to influence our behavior and emotions. As international research about the effects of music on well-being expands it is timely to consolidate and report the gains in the profession of music therapy through this first Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy. With a foreword by Professor Colwyn Trevarthen (Emeritus, University of Edinburgh) this handbook provides an overview of some populations who are served in music therapy, with information about the contexts in which practitioners work. These include mental health services, hospitals, education programmes, and rehabilitation services. The people who come to music therapy either through self-referrals or by referral from a practitioner or service are described in detail by practitioner researchers most of whom are qualified at doctoral level. A range of chapters from internationally recognized experts has resulted in a substantial multidisciplinary, and pluralistic account of recent advances and applications in music therapy. The handbook presents an overview of many of the models and approaches that have developed in the field since its inception. Many of these chapters were written by the founders of the methods. Multiple perspectives to practice are honored in this text, with music therapy predominantly described as a relational therapeutic practice throughout."
Anna C. (Kia) Nobre and Sabine Kastner (eds)
This handbook summarizes empirical findings and data concerning attention and attentional tasks. It presents a comprehensive view of the current state of theory in the field of attention by investigating a wide range of interrelated topics, including the rules of guidance, the mechanics of visual search, and the relationship of these processes to visual awareness. It also discusses Bayesian models of attention, how normal aging may affect selective attention, the biased competition theory of attention, the effects of attention in visual cortex and thalamus, the theory of visual attention introduced by Bundesen (1990), how covert attention modulates perception, load theory of attention and cognitive control, event-related brain potentials, neurological disorders of attention such as focal brain lesions and Parkinson’s disease, the link between attention and emotion, the neuropsychopharmacology of attention, working memory biases in human vision, and spatial orienting and attentional capture. In addition, the book reviews the neuroimaging literature, as well as related behavioral and single-cell physiology studies, on visual spatial attention.
Erika Lawrence and Kieran T. Sullivan (eds)
Marriage and other long-term committed relationships are an integral part of our lives and confer many benefits. Unfortunately, many couples experience significant relationship distress and about half of marriages end in divorce. Among those who stay married, a notable number of couples remain in stably, severely distressed marriages for years or even decades. Given the serious physical and psychological consequences of relationship distress and divorce for spouses and their children, it is clear that relationship science—the basic and applied study of relationship development, maintenance, and dysfunction—is of critical importance. The Oxford Handbook of Relationship Science and Couple Interventions showcases cutting-edge research in relationship science, including couple functioning, relationship education, and couple therapy. The book begins with the most current definitions of and classifications for relationship dysfunction, which are reflected in the most recent versions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Diagnoses (ICD-11). Next, the latest research on the biological, psychological, and interpersonal causes and correlates of couple dysfunction and subsequent treatment implications is presented. The latest findings regarding empirically supported prevention and treatment interventions for couple dysfunction are then presented, and diversity and cultural issues are discussed in the context of working with couples. The information contained in this handbook will benefit researchers who seek to understand relationship distress and design interventions to prevent and treat couple distress, and clinicians who are diagnosing, assessing, and treating couple dysfunction in their practices.
Amy Wenzel (ed.)
Perinatal psychology is a field devoted to understanding the biopsychosocial experiences of women and men during the transition to parenthood. These experiences include pregnancy, labor, delivery, adjustment and parenting during the postpartum period, lactation, family planning, adoption, infertility, and adjustment to perinatal loss. The Handbook of Perinatal Psychology brings together leading scholars in the field who summarize and critically evaluate research on relevant issues in the field. Part I of the volume includes chapters on the typical course of pregnancy and the postpartum period, including the psychological and biological changes that women experience, as well as changes in the partner relationship and fetal and infant development. Part II of the volume includes chapters on psychopathology during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and Part III of this volume includes chapters on clinical interventions for perinatal mental health disorders. Part IV of the volume includes chapters on problems that can occur with childbearing, including pregnancy loss, infertility, and high-risk pregnancies and the birth of high-risk infants. Part V of the volume includes chapters on special issues, including the perinatal experiences of adolescents, low-income and incarcerated women, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, as well as cross-cultural approaches to understanding the transition to parenthood. The Handbook of Perinatal Psychology illustrates the truly interdisciplinary nature of the field and highlights the myriad psychosocial, biological, and environmental that affect this momentous time in people’s lives.
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett (ed.)
Fifteen years ago, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett proposed emerging adulthood as a new life stage at ages 18-29, one distinct from both the adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that eventually follows. Rather than marrying and becoming parents in their early 20s, most people in developed countries now postpone these transitions until at least their late 20s, spending these years in self-focused explorations as they try out different possibilities in their education, careers, and relationships. Since Arnett proposed his theory of emerging adulthood in 2000, it has turned into a full-fledged academic field, and the ideas have been applied in practical areas as well, such as mental health and education. The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood brings together for the first time the wealth of theory and research that has developed in this new and burgeoning field. It includes chapters by many prominent scholars on a wide range of topics, such as brain development, relations with friends, relations with parents, expectations for marriage, sexual relationships, media use, substance use and abuse, and resilience. The chapters both summarize the existing research and point the way to new prospects for research in the years to come.
C. Steven Richards and Michael W. O'Hara (eds)
Depression is frequently associated with other psychiatric disorders, chronic health problems, and distressed close relationships. This comorbidity between depression and other disorders and problems is important. Furthermore, there has been a large increase in research on depressive comorbidity. Therefore, a book of 37 state-of-the-art reviews by experts will be helpful to teachers, researchers, practitioners, developers of relevant policies, and students in these areas. The comorbidity of depression with other psychiatric disorders is addressed in chapters focusing on panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol-use disorders, eating disorders, conduct disorder, personality disorders, sexual dysfunctions, schizophrenia, suicide, and bipolar disorder. The comorbidity of depression and chronic health problems is addressed in chapters focusing on cardiovascular disease, cancer, pain, obesity, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, kidney disease, dementia, and women’s health. The comorbidity of depression and distressed close relationships is addressed in chapters on intimate relationships, family relationships, and perinatal depression. There are also chapters on diagnostic issues, theory and constructs, models of comorbidity between depression and anxiety, assessment strategies, multidisciplinary treatments, community interventions, treatment in ethnic minority groups, psychosocial interventions for depressed cancer patients, and cognitive therapy for comorbid depression. Finally, in an effort to integrate the material, there are introduction, big picture, and epilogue chapters. The 37 chapters in this book reflect a scholarly and evidence-based perspective on depressive comorbidity. Moreover, the chapters address a wide array of relevant issues, including etiology, assessment, diagnosis, course, theory, research, practice, treatment, and clinical guidelines. In summary, this edited book includes 37 chapters on depression and comorbidity, and thereby provides a comprehensive, scholarly, and empirically-based compendium of reviews on this topic.
Susan E. F. Chipman (ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Science emphasizes the research and theory most central to modern cognitive science. Part I of the volume covers computational theories of human cognitive architecture aiming for broad coverage; topics include ACT-R, the EPIC cognitive architecture, the CAPS family of cognitive architectures, connectionism and emergence of mind, the Lebra cognitive architecture, and the CLARION cognitive architecture. The chapters of Part II address complex cognition such as problem-solving and decision-making as they have been studied with both experimental methods and formal modeling approaches. Conceptual relationships, the concept of psychological time, spatial cognition, causal relations, cognitive science approaches to memory and learning, and the nature of multitasking as revealed through brain imaging are additional topics covered. Part III on the cognitive science of language complements earlier Oxford handbooks of psycholinguistics and linguistics with chapters on recent developments; among topics covered are cognitive linguistics, WordNet, VerbNet, and natural language processing. Additional facets of cognitive science are briefly discussed in the handbook's introductory chapter with references to key readings.
Ruben Echemendia and Grant L. Iverson (eds)
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