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Psychological Processes in Social Media

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Rosanna E. Guadagno
  • English
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Incorporating relevant theory and research from psychology (social, cognitive, clinical, developmental, and personality), mass communication, and media studies, Psychological Processes in Social Media: Why We Click examines both the positive and negative psychological impact of social media use. The book covers a broad range of topics such as research methods, social influence and the viral spread of information, the use of social media in political movements, prosocial behavior, trolling and cyberbullying, friendship and romantic relationships, and much more. Emphasizing the integration of theory and application throughout, Psychological Processes in Social Media: Why We Click offers an illuminating look at the psychological implications and processes around the use of social media.

Emotional Security and Conflict in Context

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • E. Mark Cummings + 1 more
  • English
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Emotional Security and Conflict in Context: A Developmental Psychopathology Perspective on Youth Adjustment covers the effects of conflict on children. Moving beyond conflict in the family, over 1 billion children are affected by community and political conflict and war, which also has profound and long-lasting implications for development. This book integrates several theoretical models that are central to work in this field, providing a clear review of the literature in a way that systematically and logically flows. In addition, it discusses child development from a developmental psychopathology perspective.Finally, the book integrates perspectives on violence and conflict across the social ecology, as well as several theoretical frameworks that are core to the field.

Body Image and the Asian Experience

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Hsiu-Lan Cheng + 1 more
  • English
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Body Image and the Asian Experience: Asians, Asian Americans, and Asian Diasporas Across the Globe discusses the lack of knowledge and misinformation about body image for people of Asian descent, including Asian nationals dwelling in Asia and those in the diaspora (Asian Americans, Asian immigrants in the UK, Australia, etc.). The first section reviews the past and current theories of body image, specifically for people of Asian descent. The next section presents the current research on body image an Asian Americans and Asians around the globe, including specific demographic and social identity groups. The last section examines practical implications in the aspects of mental health, interpersonal and social relationships, and identify development as informed by body image issues.

Handbook for Behavioral Skills Training

  • 1st Edition
  • November 29, 2024
  • Peter Sturmey + 1 more
  • English
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Handbook for Behavioral Skills Training is a method consisting of multiple treatment components that is effective for training a wide variety of skills, both simple and complex, in people in a wide variety of populations, including children and adults with disabilities. This book is the first comprehensive research-based guide on behavior skills training for practitioners and human service organizations. Behavioral skills training includes instructions, modelling, rehearsal, and feedback, leading to improvement in social and language skills, reduced problem behavior, independence, and autonomy.This book provides a detailed roadmap from beginning (identifying training needs) to end (large scale application across entire organizations).

The Immune System

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 14, 2024
  • Hymie Anisman + 2 more
  • English
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The Immune System: Mental Health and Neurological Conditions fully investigates how immune-related cellular, molecular and anatomical changes impact mental functioning. This book combines human and animal studies to reveal immunological changes related to mental-health problems. In addition, users will find comprehensive information on new research related to the microbial composition of the gut, aka, the microbiome, and how it influences brain function and mental health. Common comorbidities with mental illness and their inherent immunological or inflammatory components are also covered. New chapters and sections on peripheral and central mechanisms in relation to viral pathogens, RNA editing to treat diseases, and COVID-19 will be included. Written by leaders in the field, the book synthesizes basic and clinical research to provide a thorough understanding on the role of immunity in neuropsychiatry. This book covers both mental-health conditions and degenerative disorders of the brain, including depression, schizophrenia, autism-like spectrum disorders, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s-like dementia.

Handbook of Gun Violence

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Nicholas D Thomson
  • English
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Gun violence is a growing epidemic. According to APA, every day in the United States, approximately 30 people die of homicides and 53 people die of suicides committed by someone using a gun. Handbook of Gun Violence covers a variety of subjects and disciplines related to gun violence research. The first section provides an updated overview of the prevalence of gun violence including a dedicated section to the surge in violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The second section biopsychosocial risk and protective factors for violence, including genetics, psychopathology, neurocognitive function, and community influences. The last section reviews options for Gun violence prevention and intervention, including treatments for youth delinquency and violence and antisocial behavior.

Clinical Supervision in Home-Based ABA Services

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Melissa S Saunders
  • English
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Clinical Supervision in Home-Based ABA Services covers services delivered in a home setting. It includes a chapter outlining how services and supervision vary across settings. An additional chapter reviews the importance of developing soft skills, interview skill, and communication skills as they relate to the dynamics found in homebased services (e.g., working with families, different cultural and diverse backgrounds of the technician and families within the home settings). This is the ultimate resource for supervising behavior analysts.In this Applied Behavior Analysis model, the supervising Behavior Analyst is expected to design individualized interventions for the patient while also ensuring the behavior technician is implementing those interventions correctly. While the tiered model does allow for more access to treatment, there are also many challenges which are also covered.

A Practical Guide to Functional Assessment and Treatment for Severe Problem Behavior

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Joshua Jessel + 1 more
  • English
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A Practical Guide to Functional Assessment and Treatment for Severe Problem Behavior discusses how to utilize functional assessment and function-based treatment for patients with severe problem behaviors. The book begins by defining problem behavior, contrasting functional and structural definitions, and clearly reviewing the term “severe”. The second section, Functional Assessment of Problem Behavior, reviews three different assessments in detail, providing sample questionnaires, methods for interviewing and brief bonus videos. The third section, Function-Based Treatments, outlines three main treatment options, including comprehensive and trauma-informed strategies and outline information on collecting, graphing, and analyzing treatment data.The final section, Promoting Sustainability and Compassionate Care will review strategies to implement these assessments and treatments in a culturally relevant and compassionate way.

Understanding Autism

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Neophytos L. Papaneophytou + 1 more
  • English
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Dive deep into the intricate world of autism with Understanding Autism: Perspectives, Assessment, Interventions, and the Journey Toward Inclusion. This compelling book offers a multifaceted exploration, providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of autism spectrum disorder from both biological and social perspectives. From the role of bioactive lipids in the pathobiology of autism to the challenges faced by individuals with autism within the criminal justice system, this book delves into critical aspects of autism, assessment strategies, and innovative interventions. From a biological perspective, readers will unravel the mysteries of the gut-brain connection and the impact of vitamin D on the gut microbiota. Meanwhile, the social perspective sheds light on sensory processing, autonomic regulation, and socio-emotional development in autism, as well as the pressing issue of justice and representation. Through the assessment section, readers will explore the unique challenges faced by parents with autism spectrum disorder and delve into linguistic anomalies in autism. Finally, the interventions section introduces groundbreaking programs and strategies designed to improve the lives of individuals with autism. Whether you're a healthcare professional, educator, or simply curious about autism, Understanding Autism is an essential guide that offers diverse insights into this complex condition, ultimately fostering greater awareness, understanding, and support for individuals on the spectrum.

Life Experiences of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 67
  • November 1, 2024
  • Brianne Tomaszewski
  • English
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Life Experiences of Adults with Intellectual and Development Disabilities, Volume 64 in the International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors. Chapters include Inclusive Postsecondary Education for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Neurodiversity-affirming clinical care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Community Participation in Autistic Young Adults, Employment Services Landscape and Best Practices for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and much more.Additional chapters cover Exercise During Adulthood and Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review and Aging and Retirement of Adults with IDD.