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Accreditation of Education and Training Programs  

Elizabeth M. Altmaier

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Mar 2014
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Aug 2014
Along with other professions, psychology engages in accreditation, a system of quality assurance to evaluate the various aspects of educating a professional psychologist. Accreditation ... More

Advances in hypnosis research: methods, designs and contributions of intrinsic and instrumental hypnosis  

Rochelle E. Cox and Richard A. Bryant

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Mar 2008
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Sep 2012
Hypnosis researchers, in their continuing struggle for scientific recognition, have always been concerned about methodological techniques to convince people about the genuineness of ... More

Anxiety and Phobias: Phenomenologies, Concepts, Explanations  

Gerrit Glas

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
Philosophical issues with respect to anxiety and its pathological variants arise at the border between everyday and clinical understanding of anxiety, between clinical and scientific ... More

Aotearoa/New Zealand  

Fred Seymour and Raymond Nairn

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Jul 2012
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Nov 2012
The 2002 Code of Ethics for Psychologists Working in Aotearoa/New Zealand marked a major departure from its predecessor and from codes of other jurisdictions. Following the lead of the ... More

Aphasia Syndromes and Information Processing Models: A Historical Perspective  

Kenneth M. Heilman

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2015
This historical overview of aphasia represents the evolution in thought that has occurred over more than a century of studies of individuals with aphasia. The legacy of Broca and Wernicke ... More

Argentina  

Andrea Ferrero

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Jul 2012
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Nov 2012
Political and economic changes shape the development of societies in a process of dialectical feedback. Scientific and professional fields are also affected by these changes, and ... More

Aristotle, Plato, and the Anti-Psychiatrists: Comment on Irwin  

Edward Harcourt

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
These comments focus on the Platonic-Aristotelian identification of mental health with virtue and mental illness with vice, which connects Plato and Aristotle directly to contemporary ... More

Australia  

Roderick D. Buchanan

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Australian psychology has a relatively long history that mirrors the story of modern psychology in Europe and America. It was born of colonialism, and its institutional structure retains ... More

Autism and the Philosophy of Mind  

R. Peter Hobson

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
In order to understand the pathogenesis of autism, one needs to have an adequate framework within which to think about the nature of typical as well as atypical early human mental ... More

Being Unconscious: Heidegger and Freud  

Richard Askay and Jensen Farquhar

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
This chapter argues for a rapprochement between Heidegger and Freud to gain a more unified, comprehensive, and holistic account of the human condition. While doing so, it explores the ... More

Body Image Disorders  

Katherine J. Morris

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
This chapter examines so-called body image disorders, focusing on body dysmorphic disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. These disorders have been studied ... More

Boundary Problems: Negotiating the Challenges of Responsibility and Loss  

Jennifer Church

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
Many psychiatric disorders involve problems with the recognition and preservation of personal boundaries. Philosophy can help to clarify what is at stake, both socially and ... More

Brazil  

Claudio Simon Hutz, Gustavo Gauer, and William Barbosa Gomes

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
This chapter provides a broad overview of the history of psychology in Brazil from the first notions of psychological though in the country´s colonial period through the inception of ... More

A Brief History of Child and Adolescent Sleep Research: Key Contributions in Psychology  

Tonya M. Palermo

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
The scientific understanding of sleep in infants, children, and adolescents has expanded significantly over the past few decades. Within psychology, key discoveries have been made in ... More

A Brief History of Metamemory Research and Handbook Overview  

John Dunlosky and Sarah (Uma) K. Tauber

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Jun 2016
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Sep 2015
Metamemory has a rich history: Its empirical and theoretical roots can be traced back to at least 1965, although metamemory techniques have been developed and discussed since Aristotle. In ... More

A Brief History of Theory and Research on Impression Formation  

James Uleman and Laura M. Kressel

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Aug 2013
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Oct 2013
Why do we view people as we do? What is scientifically tractable, in that view? How did subjective concepts such as traits become legitimate “objects of perception”? Thorndike, Asch, and ... More

A Brief History of Upper Limb Ideomotor Apraxia  

Kenneth M. Heilman

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Nov 2016
To successfully interact with the environment, goal-oriented movements made by human limbs must be guided by instructions from the brain. Loss of the ability to program purposeful skilled ... More

Brunei Darussalam  

Narasappa Kumaraswamy and Chandraseagran Suppiah

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
This chapter discusses the development of psychology and its various branches in Brunei Darussalam. Brunei Darussalam is an independent Islamic Sultanate located in the northern part of ... More

A Call for Ethical Standards and Guidelines for Cross-Cultural Research Conducted by American Psychologists  

Brent J. Lyons and Frederick T. L. Leong

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Jul 2012
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Nov 2012
In light of expansive globalization, the lack of ethical guidelines regulating the cross-cultural international research of American psychologists reflects an emerging ethical challenge. ... More

The Caribbean  

Rosemary Frey and Joan Black

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Climate, topography, social, economic, and political forces all played a part in shaping the societies of the Caribbean. Likewise, psychology as a field has been shaped and molded by the ... More

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