Personality Products

  • Divorce in Psychosocial Perspective

    Theory and Research, 1st Edition

    By Joseph Guttmann

    Many books deal with divorce and its aftermath -- some deal with the impact of divorce on children and families, others with the legal or sociological aspects of divorce, and a few focus on divorced mothers and fathers. Most of these books are characterized by their practical orientation toward the…

    Paperback – 2016-05-13
    Psychology Press

  • Beliefs, Reasoning, and Decision Making

    Psycho-Logic in Honor of Bob Abelson, 1st Edition

    Edited by Roger C. Schank, Ellen Langer

    It is not unusual for a festschrift to include offerings from several areas of study, but it is highly unusual for those areas to cross disciplinary lines. This book, in doing just that, is a testimony to Bob Abelson's impact on the disciplines of social psychology, artificial intelligence and…

    Paperback – 2016-05-13
    Psychology Press

  • Sexual Images of the Self

    the Psychology of Erotic Sensations and Illusions, 1st Edition

    By Seymour Fisher

    This volume documents how sexual practices and fictions infiltrate and are influenced by a person's feelings about the self and the body. Using paradigms derived from self and body image theory, Fisher combines research from the past several decades dealing with sexual behavior to test major…

    Paperback – 2016-05-13
    Psychology Press

  • The Two of Me

    The Rational Outer Me and the Emotional Inner Me, 1st Edition

    By John Birtchnell

    How much of what we do is directed by conscious, deliberate decisions and how much originates in unconscious, automatic directives? This is the question explored in The Two of Me via an engaging combination of phenomenological subjective investigation and objective considerations of mental…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
    Psychology Press

  • Personnel Selection and Assessment

    Individual and Organizational Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Heinz Schuler, James L. Farr, Mike Smith

    The impetus for this volume came from the editors' belief that most current research and thinking about personnel selection and assessment in organizations considered only the perspective of the employer. The job applicant seeking to join the organization or the employee being considered for…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29
    Psychology Press
    Applied Psychology Series

  • The Limits of Biological Treatments for Psychological Distress

    Comparisons With Psychotherapy and Placebo, 1st Edition

    Edited by Seymour Fisher, Roger P. Greenberg

    Broadly scanning the biologically oriented treatments for psychological disorders in 20th century psychiatry, the authors raise serious questions about the efficacy of the somatic treatments for psychological distress and challenge the widespread preference for biologically based treatments as the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29

  • Psychological Perspectives on the Self, Volume 4

    the Self in Social Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jerry Suls

    The primary aim of this volume is to present the most recent advances in the psychological study of the self with a special emphasis on the factors that contribute to self-concept and self-esteem. This volume offers the following features: * state-of-the-art testimonies of important new research…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29
    Psychology Press

  • Sensation Seeking

    Beyond the Optimal Level of Arousal, 1st Edition

    By Marvin Zuckerman

    Originally published in 1979, this title represents a summary of 17 years of research centring around the Sensation Seeking Scale (SSS) and the theory from which the test was derived. Now an integral part of personality testing, including adaptations for use with children, this reissue is a chance…

    Paperback – 2016-02-12
    Psychology Press
    Psychology Revivals

  • Family, Self, and Society

    Toward A New Agenda for Family Research, 1st Edition

    Edited by Philip A. Cowan, Dorothy Field, Donald A. Hansen, Arlene Skolnick, Guy E. Swanson

    Any agenda for family research in the 1990s must take seriously a contextual approach to the study of family relationships. The editors and contributors to this volume believe that the richness in family studies over the next decade will come from considering the diversity of family forms --…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29

  • Explaining One's Self To Others

    Reason-giving in A Social Context, 1st Edition

    Edited by Margaret L. McLaughlin, Michael J. Cody, Stephen John Read

    To date, the study of communicated explanations has been, at best, unsystematic. There has been little recognition that many, if not most, explanations are eventually delivered to a hearer or hearers. These potential audiences constrain the way the explanation is ultimately shaped. Similarly,…

    Paperback – 2016-01-20
    Routledge Communication Series

  • The Altruism Question

    Toward A Social-psychological Answer, 1st Edition

    By C. Daniel Batson

    Are our efforts to help others ever driven solely by altruistic motivation, or is our ultimate goal always some form of self- benefit (egoistic motivation)? This volume reports the development of an empirically-testable theory of altruistic motivation and a series of experiments designed to test…

    Paperback – 2016-01-20
    Psychology Press

  • Family Systems and Life-span Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kurt Kreppner, Richard M. Lerner

    This interdisciplinary volume presents international research and theories focusing on the development of the individual across the life span. Centering on "family" as the key context influencing, and being influenced by the developing person, the contributors to this volume discuss an array of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-20
    Psychology Press

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