Seth J. Schwartz and Jennifer Unger (eds)
The Oxford Handbook of Acculturation and Health brings together three very different, but complementary, streams of work: theoretical and methodological “basic” work on acculturation, and applied work linking acculturation to various health outcomes among international migrants and their families, and interventions applying acculturation-related principles to prevent or treat health behaviors or problems. In this volume, the work of landmark acculturation theorists and methodologists appears in the same volume as applied epidemiologic and intervention work on acculturation and public health. This volume highlights theoretical, methodological, and applied research on the study of acculturation in an effort to connect fundamental principles of acculturation theories with research linking these theories to health outcomes. Although the majority of acculturation and health research has been conducted on the experiences of Hispanic immigrants in the United States, the principles featured in this volume are also intended to apply to other immigrant groups in the United States and elsewhere.
Robert A. Zucker and Sandra A. Brown (eds)
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Rafael Calvo, Sidney D'Mello, Jonathan Gratch, and Arvid Kappas (eds)
The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing is a definitive reference in the burgeoning field of affective computing (AC), a multidisciplinary field encompassing computer science, engineering, psychology, education, neuroscience, and other disciplines. AC research explores how affective factors influence interactions between humans and technology, how affect sensing and affect generation techniques can inform our understanding of human affect, and on the design, implementation, and evaluation of systems involving affect at their core. The volume features 41 chapters and is divided into five sections: history and theory, detection, generation, methodologies, and applications. Section 1 begins with the making of AC and a historical review of the science of emotion. The following chapters discuss the theoretical underpinnings of AC from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. Section 2 examines affect detection or recognition, a commonly investigated area. Section 3 focuses on aspects of affect generation, including the synthesis of emotion and its expression via facial features, speech, postures, and gestures. Cultural issues are also discussed. Section 4 focuses on methodological issues in AC research, including data collection techniques, multimodal affect databases, formats for the representation of emotion, crowdsourcing techniques, machine learning approaches, affect elicitation techniques, useful AC tools, and ethical issues. Finally, Section 5 highlights applications of AC in such domains as formal and informal learning, games, robotics, virtual reality, autism research, health care, cyberpsychology, music, deception, reflective writing, and cyberpsychology. This compendium will prove suitable for use as a textbook and serve as a valuable resource for everyone with an interest in AC.
Martin M. Antony and Murray B. Stein (eds)
Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent of psychological disorders. The Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders reviews current research and clinical developments through synthetic chapters written by experts from various fields of study and clinical backgrounds. The book discusses each of the main anxiety disorders, examining diagnostic criteria, prevalence rates, comorbidity, as well as clinical issues. Neurobiological and psychological approaches to understanding these disorders are presented through the examination of such topics as genetic research, neuroanatomical models, learning theories, and more. Current issues in classification and assessment are also discussed in depth and treatment approaches, both traditional and alternative, are provided along with detailed discussions of both pharmacological and psychological approaches. The book also introduces other anxiety-based conditions, such as body dysmorphic disorder, and looks at cultural issues and the impact of anxiety disorders in specific populations.
Anastasia M. Raymer and Leslie J. Gonzalez Rothi (eds)
The language and communication impairments that individuals experience following damage to the cerebral cortex vary widely, depending on the extent of involvement and location in the left or right hemisphere. Historically, numerous aphasia syndromes have been described, typically following left hemisphere damage, each with unique characteristics. Other subtle aspects of communication are disrupted in right hemisphere disorders as well. Clinicians who work with individuals with communication disorders recognize patterns of symptoms, administer appropriate assessments, and develop interventions to address the language and communication impairments. Recognized authors from around the world review the extensive literature on the varied aphasia syndromes, acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia, and right hemisphere communication disorders. Starting with a rich historical overview, the book turns to broad perspectives from the World Health Organization model applied in clinical assessment of aphasia. A series of chapters expands on the aphasia syndromes, dyslexia and dysgraphia, and right hemisphere disorders, weaving theoretical perspectives and building neurological foundations that lead to sound clinical approaches to assessment and intervention intended to maximize recovery of language and communication following acquired brain injury. The book ends with a focus on rehabilitation, including prognostic factors at play in aphasia recovery, and principles of neuroplasticity intended to maximize rehabilitation outcomes. Readers will leave with a breadth of information deriving from an extensive overview of the literature on aphasia and related communication disorders.
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.
Christopher J. Plack (ed.)
This book is the third and final volume in The Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science. It provides a comprehensive account of our current understanding of auditory perception; that is, how humans and other animals experience the auditory world. The topics covered range from the perception of the basic physical characteristics of sounds such as intensity, frequency, and space, to the perception of complex sounds such as speech and music, as well as more cognitive functions such as auditory attention. In addition, the book includes articles on hearing and language disorders, auditory development, and environmental sound.
Alan R. Palmer and Adrian Rees (eds)
This book on the auditory brain is the second volume in The Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science. It brings together leading authorities to describe what we know about the brain bases of hearing. Following the first section on structure and function, there follow sections on information coding within the brain, development, aging and plasticity, cognition and emotion, and pathology of the auditory brain. The book covers topics related to auditory science, neuroscience, ENT, and psychology.
Paul A. Fuchs (ed.)
This first volume in The Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science, which covers the ear, serves both as an introduction and as a reference work relating to the auditory periphery. Each article includes a mix of tutorial and advanced information. Throughout the book, the focus is on mechanistic, functional evidence, with many articles concentrating on cellular and molecular explanations of cochlear function. In addition to basic function, the development and regeneration of the inner ear are described, as are the growing body of ear-related genes identified through studies of human deafness and animal mutants. This knowledge is applied to the human condition in descriptions of pathogenic mechanisms, and existing therapies, especially the cochlear implant.
Phillip M. Kleespies (ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Emergencies and Crises includes the most up-to-date and valuable research on the evaluation and management of arguably the most challenging patients faced by mental health practitioners—that is, individuals who are at high risk of suicide or other-directed violence or of becoming the victims of interpersonal violence. The outcome with such cases can be serious injury or death, and there can be negative consequences for the patient, and also for the patient's family and friends, for the clinician, and for the clinic or medical center. This book presents a framework for learning the skills to assess and work competently with these patients. The book has sections dealing with such critical incidents in children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. There are sections to aid clinicians with conditions that need to be distinguished from behavioral emergencies; on treating patients or clients who have ongoing chronic risk of harming themselves or others; and on legal and ethical risk management as well as psychological risk management for the clinician in the event of a negative outcome. The book examines interrelated aspects of the major behavioral emergencies; for example, the degree to which interpersonal victimization may lead an individual to later suicidal or violent behavior; or the degree to which suicidal individuals and violent individuals may share certain cognitive characteristics. It also presents a method for reducing the clinician’s stress and acquiring skill in working with high-risk people.