Psychology – A Science As Well As an Art

Medical Psychology

by Sidneiensis Psychology – A Science As Well As an Art Psychology is commonly defined as ‘scientific’ study of human behavior and cognitive processes. Broadly speaking the discussion focuses on the different branches of psychology, and if they are indeed scientific. However, it is integral in this to debate to understand exactly the major features of a science, in order to judge if psychology is in fact one. There must be a definable subject matter – this changed from conscious human thought to human and non-human behavior, then to cognitive processes within psychology’s first eighty years as a separate discipline. Also, a theory construction is important. This represents an…. Click Here to Read More


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Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism, and Science [2 volumes]

Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism, and Science This two-volume set introduces ESPalso known as anomalous cognitionand psychokinesis, addressing the history, research, philosophy, and scientific theories surrounding the phenomena. With contributions from leading research scientists from within the field of parapsychology and other areas of study, this reference addresses the fundamental questions that the evidence of ESP evokes; examines parapsychology research from all over the world; and explores the controversies, skepticism, and contemporary criticism disparaging the field. Written for a multidisciplinary audience ranging from physicists to psychologists to lay persons,…. Click Here to Read More


The Science of Mother Love

Psychopharmacology

by onshi The Science of Mother Love A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the way babies are cared for by their mothers will determine not only their emotional development, but the biological development of the child’s brain and central nervous system as well. The nature of love, and how the capacity to love develops, has become the subject of scientific study over the last decade. New data is emerging from a multitude of disciplines including neurology, psychology, biology, ethology, anthropology and neurocardiology. Something scientific disciplines find in common when putting love under the microscope is that in addition to shaping the brains of infants, mother’s love…. Click Here to Read More


Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Culture, Third Edition: DSM-5 Update

Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Culture, Third Edition: DSM-5 Update

Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Culture, Third Edition: DSM-5 Update “I love this book by Dr. Andrew Pomerantz.…He presents alternative perspectives on many issues and by doing so helps readers learn from the dialectic or tension between these perspectives. This text is a great foundation for students who are interested in developing their identities as clinical psychologists.” —John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD, University of Montana, and co-author of Clinical Interviewing Featuring fully integrated coverage of the new DSM-5, this updated edition offers comprehensive coverage of the subfields of clinical psychology, including clinical assessment, psychotherapy, ethical…. Click Here to Read More


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Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base

Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base

Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base The medical use of marijuana is surrounded by a cloud of social, political, and religious controversy, which obscures the facts that should be considered in the debate. This book summarizes what we know about marijuana from evidence-based medicine–the harm it may do and the relief it may bring to patients. The book helps the reader understand not only what science has to say about medical marijuana but also the logic behind the scientific conclusions. Marijuana and Medicine addresses the science base and the therapeutic effects of marijuana use for medical conditions such as glaucoma and multiple sclerosis. It covers marijuana’s…. Click Here to Read More


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Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction

Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction

Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction When high speed internet became widely available a few years ago, growing numbers of people began to worry that their porn use was running out of control. Far from preparing them for fulfilling relationships, viewing an endless stream of porn videos led to unexpected symptoms. Perhaps most surprisingly, for the first time in history erectile dysfunction was becoming a significant problem for young men. This led to one of the largest informal experiments in the history of science. Tens of thousands of people have tried abstaining from sexually stimulating material in a process they call ‘rebooting’. Many of…. Click Here to Read More


The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View, 3rd Edition

The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View, 3rd Edition

The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View, 3rd Edition Used Book in Good Condition When things go right for students…things go right for instructors! Focusing on why things go right, The Science of Psychology: An Appreciation View, Third Edition, helps students understand and appreciate psychology as a science and as an integrated whole. Informed by student data, the third edition&#39s program extends these themes and enhances their pedagogical value by guiding students toward topics they find the most challenging and then offering new learning resources to help students master them. List Price: $ 94.99 Price: $…. Click Here to Read More


Your Brain on Nature: The Science of Nature’s Influence on Your Health, Happiness, and Vitality

Your Brain on Nature: The Science of Nature’s Influence on Your Health, Happiness, and Vitality How to safely de-tox from IT overload–with the healing effects of nature Scientific studies have shown that natural environments can have remarkable benefits for human health. Natural environments are more likely to promote positive emotions; and viewing and walking in nature have been associated with heightened physical and mental energy. Nature has also been found to have a positive impact on children who have been diagnosed with impulsivity, hyperactivity, and attention deficit disorder. A powerful wake-up call for our tech-immersed society, "Your Brain on Nature" examines the…. Click Here to Read More


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Your Child Does Not Have Bipolar Disorder: How Bad Science and Good Public Relations Created the Diagnosis

Your Child Does Not Have Bipolar Disorder: How Bad Science and Good Public Relations Created the Diagnosis The title says it all: "Your Child Does Not Have Bipolar Disorder: How Bad Science and Good Public Relations Created the Diagnosis." In this provocative book, child psychiatrist Stuart Kaplan offers a challenge to parents, mental health professionals, the drug industry, the research community, and the general public. He asserts that the soaring incidence of bipolar disorder diagnoses among children and adolescents is based on incorrect, newly created definitions of the disorder, and he marshals the evidence to back up his claim. Chronicling the enormous growth of the…. Click Here to Read More


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The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self Reviews

The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self

The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self Legions of self-help authors rightly urge personal development as the key to happiness, but they typically fail to focus on its most important objective: hardiness. Though that which doesn’t kill us can make us stronger, as Nietzsche tells us, few authors today offer any insight into just how to springboard from adversity to strength. It doesn’t just happen automatically, and it takes practice. New scientific research suggests that resilience isn’t something with which only a fortunate few of us have been born, but rather something we can all take specific action to develop. To build strength out of…. Click Here to Read More


The Psychology of Selling

Zeta Potential in Colloid Science

Zeta Potential in Colloid Science Zeta Potential in Colloid Science: Principles and Applications covers the concept of the zeta potential in colloid chemical theory. The book discusses the charge and potential distribution at interfaces; the calculation of the zeta potential; and the experimental techniques used in the measurement of electrokinetic parameters. The text also describes the electroviscous and viscoelectric effects; applications of the zeta potential to areas of colloid science; and the influence of simple inorganic ions or more complex adsorbates on zeta potential. Physical chemists and people involved in the study of colloid science will find the book useful. List Price:…. Click Here to Read More


How Oliver Sacks put a human face on the science of the mind

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DeMYSTiFied Book Display Image by The COM Library Organized as self-teaching guides, all Demystified titles come complete with key points, background information, end-of-chapter review questions, and even final exams. How Oliver Sacks put a human face on the science of the mind The great 19th-century neurologists, lacking scans, EEGs, and statistics, perfected their observational skills and the art of talking to patients so as to help them describe how those patients' mental experiences were altered by their brain problems … Read more on The Globe and Mail Emoji: Language killer, parasite or symbiosis? South Africa may be home to four of the most widely spoken languages…. Click Here to Read More


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