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Self, Community & Psychology (Paperback): Self, Community & Psychology (Paperback)
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R449 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R74 (16%) In stock

Self, Community & Psychology is a reader for students at UNISA studying community psychology. It brings together some of the best recent local work written from critical, social constructionist, participatory and liberatory perspectives.

The text was selected from two volumes dealing with social psychology and critical psychology respectively (Critical Psychology edited by Derek Hook, Nhlanhla Mkhize, Peace Kiguwa and Anthony Collins and Social Psychology: Identities and Relationships edited by Kopano Ratele and Norman Duncan). Both titles were published by UCT Press.

Self, Community & Psychology provides a broad introduction to community psychology and power and social formations and posits a liberatory response utilising critical analysis, self-definition and collective action.Key themes that the text explores include:

  • the act of making knowledge about selves in communities
  • the discourses, ideologies and cultures that shape communities and how they are understood
  • change processes in the increasingly complex interactions between global and local communities
  • poverty (as reflected in the lives of street children)
  • HIV/Aids
  • violence

This text addresses ideologies of race, gender and sexuality that together create particular South African post-colonial realities which legitimise oppression and cultural dispossession.

Introduction To Psychological Assessment (Paperback, 4th Edition): C. Foxcroft, G. Roodt Introduction To Psychological Assessment (Paperback, 4th Edition)
C. Foxcroft, G. Roodt 2
R544 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R129 (24%) In stock
Psychology - Themes & Variations, A South African Perspective (Paperback, 2nd edition): Wayne Weiten Psychology - Themes & Variations, A South African Perspective (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Wayne Weiten 3
R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 In stock

Psychology: Themes and Variations is a truly South African version of the landmark text by Wayne Weiten. Editor Junaid Hassim leads a team of respected academics and practising professionals in psychology and related disciplines across South Africa. Together they address complex topics and a range of approaches to provide a comprehensive but accessible introduction to the field.

Psychological assessment in South Africa - Research and applications (Paperback): Sumaya Laher, Kate Cockcroft Psychological assessment in South Africa - Research and applications (Paperback)
Sumaya Laher, Kate Cockcroft
R649 R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Save R156 (24%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

This book provides an overview of the research related to psychological assessment across South Africa. The thirty-six chapters provide a combination of psychometric theory and practical assessment applications in order to combine the currently disparate research that has been conducted locally in this field. Existing South African texts on psychological assessment are predominantly academic textbooks that explain psychometric theory and provide brief descriptions of a few testing instruments. Psychological Assessment in South Africa provides in-depth coverage of a range of areas within the broad field of psychological assessment, including research conducted with various psychological instruments. The chapters critically interrogate the current Eurocentric and Western cultural hegemonic practices that dominate the field of psychological assessment. The book therefore has the potential to function both as an academic text for graduate students, as well as a specialist resource for professionals, including psychologists, psychometrists, remedial teachers and human resource practitioners.

Abnormal Psychology - An Integrative Approach (Paperback): David Barlow, Larise du Plessis, Conrad Visser, V. Durand Abnormal Psychology - An Integrative Approach (Paperback)
David Barlow, Larise du Plessis, Conrad Visser, V. Durand
R719 R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Save R98 (14%) In stock

This first South African edition of Abnormal Psychology An Integrative Approach offers students a local version of this well-known text by David Barlow and V. Mark Durand. Balancing biological, psychological, social and cultural approaches, the ground-breaking integrative approach followed is the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying abnormal psychology. This edition successfully blends local and sophisticated research and an accessible writing style with the most widely recognised method of discussing psychopathology. Going beyond simply describing different schools of thought on psychological disorders, the authors explore the interactions of the various forces, both global ones and those unique to South Africa and Africa, that contribute to psychopathology. Furthermore, this South African edition includes a perspective on positive psychology and well-being in the context of psychopathology.

Psychology - An Introduction (Paperback, 4th ed): L. Swartz, C. De la Rey, N. Duncan, L Townsend, Vivien O'Neill Psychology - An Introduction (Paperback, 4th ed)
L. Swartz, C. De la Rey, N. Duncan, L Townsend, Vivien O'Neill 3
R600 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R71 (12%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

Psychology: An Introduction is a comprehensive psychology textbook aimed at first year students.

The 4th edition has been revised to focus on key areas of the undergraduate syllabus. The book retains its strength in providing students with a sound theoretical foundation, as well as streamlining the detail provided in the narrative introductions, research findings and relevant case studies. This gives students the tools to develop their own ideas and to engage critically with the content.

Psychology: An Introduction provides an excellent foundation for students pursuing careers in diverse fields, such as health, education, business, and social development.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in South Africa - Contexts, Theories and Applications (Paperback): Cora Smith, Glenys Lobban,... Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in South Africa - Contexts, Theories and Applications (Paperback)
Cora Smith, Glenys Lobban, Michael O'Loughlin 2
R385 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R82 (21%) In stock

This book takes the reader on a journey through the sensitive and often painful realities of contemporary South African life. Offering a fresh and innovative perspective on psychodynamic psychotherapy, it captures the possibilities of using psychodynamic theory in service of progressive and socially relevant application. Psychoanalysis as a long term modality is inaccessible to the average South African. In this book the authors describe how psychoanalytically orientated or psychodynamic psychotherapy can be practiced as a short-term endeavour and applied to contemporary issues facing the country. Psychodynamic work is currently undertaken by clinical psychologists, therapists, clinicians, trainers, teachers, clinical supervisors, consultants and researchers working in university settings, state hospitals, community projects, private practice and research. The debates, clinical issues, therapeutic practice and nature of research covered in the book are widely representative of the work being done in the country. The need for shorter term therapy models and evidence-based interventions is as acute in global practice as it is locally. The lessons learned in South Africa have broader implications for international practitioners, and the authors stress the potential inherent in psychoanalytic theory and technique to tackle the complex problems faced in all places and settings characterised by increasing globalization and dislocation. The book is structured in three main sections. The first introduces contemporary issues about race, identity, disavowal and otherness viewed within an intersubejctive theoretical frame. The second section deals broadly with psychodynamic perspectives in trauma, the impact of violence on attachment, family function and individual survival, and the psychotherapeutic dilemmas these conditions raise for psychodynamically orientated therapists. The third section deals with a range of highly relevant social issues, including the complex relationship between psychoanalysis and traditional healing, the politics and psychodynamics of gendered violence, the challenge of running psychodynamic group therapy community projects with South African AIDS orphans, the intergenerational and psychodynamic processes in the proliferation of serial murder in post-apartheid South Africa and the psychodynamic potential for reparative therapy in contemporary South Africa. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in South Africa is aimed at local and international practitioners and students, while non-specialist readers will find the text informative and accessible.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5 (R)) (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): American Psychiatric... Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5 (R)) (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
American Psychiatric Association
R3,160 R2,680 Discovery Miles 26 800 Save R480 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5 (R)), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5 (R) easier to use across all settings: The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.

Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Alessandra Lemma Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Alessandra Lemma 1
R696 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R145 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The 2nd Edition of Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the highly successful practice-oriented handbook designed to demystify psychoanalytic psychotherapy, is updated and revised to reflect the latest developments in the field. * Updated edition of an extremely successful textbook in its field, featuring numerous updates to reflect the latest research and evidence base * Demystifies the processes underpinning psychoanalytic psychotherapy, particularly the development of the analytic attitude guided by principles of clinical technique * Provides step-by-step guidance in key areas such as how to conduct assessments, how to formulate cases in psychodynamic terms and how to approach endings * The author is a leader in the field she is General Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series and a former editor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Occupational Health Psychology (Paperback): Stavroula Leka, Jonathan Houdmont Occupational Health Psychology (Paperback)
Stavroula Leka, Jonathan Houdmont
R959 R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Save R210 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This ground-breaking textbook is the first to cover the new and rapidly developing field of occupational health psychology. * Provides a thorough introduction to occupational health psychology and an accessible overview of the key themes in research and practice * Each chapter relates to an aspect of the core education curriculum delineated by the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology * Written by internationally recognized experts in the field * Examines a host of contemporary workplace health issues, including work-related stress; the psychosocial work environment; positive psychology and employee well-being; psychosocial risk management; workspace design; organizational research methods; and corporate culture and health

On Learning from the Patient (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Patrick Casement On Learning from the Patient (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Patrick Casement
R355 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R18 (5%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

On Learning from the Patient is concerned with the potential for psychoanalytic thinking to become self-perpetuating. Patrick Casement explores the dynamics of the helping relationship - learning to recognize how patients offer cues to the therapeutic experience that they are unconsciously in search of. Using many telling clinical examples, he illustrates how, through trial identification, he has learned to monitor the implications of his own contributions to a session from the viewpoint of the patient. He shows how, with the aid of this internal supervision, many initial failures to respond appropriately can be remedied and even used to the benefit of the therapeutic work. By learning to better distinguish what helps the therapeutic process from what hinders it, ways are discovered to avoid the circularity of pre-conception by analysts who aim to understand the unconscious of others. From this lively examination of key clinical issues, the author comes to see psychoanalytic therapy as a process of re-discovering theory - and developing a technique that is more specifically related to the individual patient. The dynamics illustrated here, particularly the processes of interactive communication and containment, occur in any helping relationship and are applicable throughout the caring professions. Patrick Casement's unusually frank presentation of his own work, aided by his lucid and non-technical language, allows wide scope for readers to form their own ideas about the approach to technique he describes. This Classic Edition includes a new introduction to the work by Andrew Samuels and together with its sequel Further Learning from the Patient, will be an invaluable training resource for trainee and practising analysts or therapists, and those teaching in related professions.

The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Jamie Ward The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Jamie Ward
R1,274 R1,064 Discovery Miles 10 640 Save R210 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Reflecting recent changes in the way cognition and the brain are studied, this thoroughly updated third edition of the best-selling textbook provides a comprehensive and student-friendly guide to cognitive neuroscience. Jamie Ward provides an easy-to-follow introduction to neural structure and function, as well as all the key methods and procedures of cognitive neuroscience, with a view to helping students understand how they can be used to shed light on the neural basis of cognition. The book presents an up-to-date overview of the latest theories and findings in all the key topics in cognitive neuroscience, including vision, memory, speech and language, hearing, numeracy, executive function, social and emotional behaviour and developmental neuroscience, as well as a new chapter on attention. Throughout, case studies, newspaper reports and everyday examples are used to help students understand the more challenging ideas that underpin the subject. In addition each chapter includes: Summaries of key terms and points Example essay questions Recommended further reading Feature boxes exploring interesting and popular questions and their implications for the subject. Written in an engaging style by a leading researcher in the field, and presented in full-color including numerous illustrative materials, this book will be invaluable as a core text for undergraduate modules in cognitive neuroscience. It can also be used as a key text on courses in cognition, cognitive neuropsychology, biopsychology or brain and behavior. Those embarking on research will find it an invaluable starting point and reference. The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, 3rd Edition is supported by a companion website, featuring helpful resources for both students and instructors.

Engineering Psychology and Human Performance (Hardcover, 4th New edition): Christopher D. Wickens, Justin G. Hollands, Raja... Engineering Psychology and Human Performance (Hardcover, 4th New edition)
Christopher D. Wickens, Justin G. Hollands, Raja Parasuraman, Simon Banbury
R595 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R47 (8%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

"Forming connections between human performance and design" "Engineering Psychology and Human Performance, 4e" examines human-machine interaction. The book is organized directly from the psychological perspective of human information processing. The chapters generally correspond to the flow of information as it is processed by a human being--from the senses, through the brain, to action--rather than from the perspective of system components or engineering design concepts. This book is ideal for a psychology student, engineering student, or actual practitioner in engineering psychology, human performance, and human factors Learning GoalsUpon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Identify how human ability contributes to the design of technology.
  • Understand the connections within human information processing and human performance.
  • Challenge the way they think about technology's influence on human performance.
  • show how theoretical advances have been, or might be, applied to improving human-machine interaction
Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab: ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205896197 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205896196
Handbook of Community Psychology (Hardcover, 2000 ed.): Julian Rappaport, Edward Seidman Handbook of Community Psychology (Hardcover, 2000 ed.)
Julian Rappaport, Edward Seidman
R6,688 R5,448 Discovery Miles 54 480 Save R1,240 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive handbook, the first in its field, brings together 106 different contributors. The 38 interrelated but at the same time independent chapters discuss key areas including conceptual frameworks; empirically grounded constructs; intervention strategies and tactics; social systems; designs, assessment, and analysis; cross-cutting professional issues; and contemporary intersections with related fields such as violence prevention and HIV/AIDS.

The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy - Psychoanalytic Approaches (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Monica Lanyado,... The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy - Psychoanalytic Approaches (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Monica Lanyado, Ann Horne
R793 Discovery Miles 7 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This updated edition of The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy reflects the many changes in the profession. It includes:

  • additional chapters on neuroscience, work with looked after children and with foster parents, working in schools
  • enlarged chapters on research, attachment theory, work with parents, and developments in child and adolescent psychotherapy around the world
  • chapters on areas of specialist interest including violence, sexual abuse and abusing, trauma, parent-infant psychotherapy, autism, victims of political violence, delinquency and gender dysphoria.

The Handbook remains accessible and jargon-free. It will be a valuable resource for all who work in allied professions where the emotional well-being of children is of concern health, education, social services as well as trainee psychotherapists and experienced practitioners.

Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry - Behavioral Science/Clinical Psychiatry (Paperback, Eleventh, International... Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry - Behavioral Science/Clinical Psychiatry (Paperback, Eleventh, International Edition)
Benjamin Sadock, Virginia Alcott Sadock, Pedro Ruiz 1
R1,622 Discovery Miles 16 220 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Best-Selling Resource in Psychiatry NOW UPDATED with DSM-5! The new and thoroughly updated 11th edition of Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry is a complete overview of the entire field of psychiatry for clinicians, residents, students, and all others who provide mental health care. In this best-selling textbook in psychiatry for over 40 years, the reader will find a thorough discussion of both the behavioral sciences and clinical psychiatry. The 11th edition integrates all the DSM-5 criteria and provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of treatment methods for every known mental disorder. The 11th edition is set apart from any other reference you have and includes: DSM-5 diagnostic tables on every major psychiatric disorder. A psychopharmacology section organized according to mechanisms of action and updated to include all of the new drugs including those in preparation. Extensive use of case studies and illustrations to enhance the learning experience. The most current treatment methods including a description of all newly introduced psychotherapeutic techniques. A completely revised section on neurocognitive disorders organized along the DSM-5 model. An updated and expanded section on child psychiatry; now includes a guide to diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and other disorders of childhood. The Synopsis of Psychiatry has been the leading clinical psychiatric resource for psychiatrists both in the US and around the world. It has the reputation of being an independent, accurate, reliable and objective compendium of new events in the field of psychiatry. Now in its 11th edition, the tradition continues from the authorities you can trust.

Psychology and Work Today, 10th Edition - International Student Edition (Hardcover, 10th edition): Duane Schultz, Sydney Ellen... Psychology and Work Today, 10th Edition - International Student Edition (Hardcover, 10th edition)
Duane Schultz, Sydney Ellen Schultz
R1,393 Discovery Miles 13 930 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For undergraduate-level courses in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Business Psychology, Personnel Psychology and Applied Psychology. Psychology and Work Today provides an invaluable foundation for anyone entering today's global business and industrial world. This informative, sophisticated, and entertaining text teaches students about the nature of work in modern society. By focusing on the practical and applied rather than the scientific ideal, the authors demonstrate how industrial-organizational psychology directly impacts our lives as job applicants, trainees, employees, managers, and consumers.

The Selected Melanie Klein (Paperback, 1st American Ed): Melanie Klein The Selected Melanie Klein (Paperback, 1st American Ed)
Melanie Klein; Edited by Juliet Mitchell
R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Gathers writings by the Viennese psychoanalyst concerning infant analysis, Oedipal conflicts, anxiety situations, symbol formation, and envy.

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