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Books in Psychology

Elsevier's Psychology collection is vital for students and psychologists, providing a thorough understanding of the mind and behavior. Covering human thought, development, personality, emotion, and motivation, it offers insights into both theoretical and practical aspects. Through topics like cognitive, developmental, and clinical psychology, it equips researchers and students to address real-world challenges and advance their understanding of the field.

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Understanding Individual Differences in Children

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2029
  • John H. Kranzler
  • English
School professionals rely heavily on normative frames of reference for the identification and classification of children with academic or behavior problems. Understanding individual differences is necessary for optimal conceptualization and explanation of school-related difficulties, as well as for effective planning and evaluation of individualized school-based interventions. This book describes variability within a bio-ecological model of human development. The role of genetics and biological functioning is mediated by social contexts and the family environment to influence variability in different domains of psychological functioning (viz., cognitive, social-emotional, and behavioral). The book describes how individual differences interact with specific situations, leading to outcomes in educationally relevant behaviors, such as achievement, self-esteem, motivation and peer relations.

Survey Data Analysis in Applied Settings

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2029
  • James Griffith + 1 more
  • English
Survey Data Analysis in Applied Settings provides readers with an accessible hands-on approach to modern day applied survey data analysis. It offers detailed insights and step-by-step methods and techniques to collect, prepare, analyze and interpret survey data. The book covers the presentation of data, an overview of survey design, nonresponse and missing data analysis, and an awareness of the hidden biases that often underlie poorly analyzed survey data. A companion website features computer code (primarily for R) that can be manipulated by the reader for their own purpose.

Behavioral Epidemiology of Mental Disorders

  • 1st Edition
  • May 1, 2029
  • Katja Beesdo-Baum + 1 more
  • English
This comprehensive reference on behavioral epidemiology discusses epidemiology by DSM5 disorders as well as discussing epidemiology methods. Coverage includes anxiety, OCD, trauma and stress, dissociative disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, somatic symptoms, substance abuse, impulse control disorders, eating and feeding disorders, psychotic disorders, sleep related disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, and personality disorders. Additional coverage encompasses age, gender, SES, gene-environment interactions, cultural components, and resiliency. The work uniquely focuses on behaviors and cognitive-affective functions.

Psychology of Marital Intimacy

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2026
  • Ami Rokach + 2 more
  • English
Dive deep into the complex waters of martial intimacy with 'Psychology of Martial Intimacy: Exploring Martial Bliss and Mayhem.' Aimed for researchers, students, and clinicians, this comprehensive exploration and dissecting what factors contribute to successful relationships. Starting with 'Intimacy in Romantic Relationships,' each chapter unfolds a new facet of the intricate dynamics that underlie successful marriages. From the crucial role of communication and trust in 'The Centrality of Communication in Marriage' and 'Trust in Romantic Relations' to the delicate balance of 'Gratitude in Intimate Relationships' and 'Forgiveness,' this book provides a rich tapestry of insights for anyone seeking to understand and improve their martial bonds. Whether you're a seasoned psychologist, a budding therapist, or a curious student of the human heart, 'Psychology of Martial Intimacy' equips you with the knowledge and tools to navigate the blissful highs and occasional mayhem of love.

An Introduction to Forensic Psychology

  • 4th Edition
  • September 1, 2026
  • Bruce A. Arrigo + 1 more
  • English
Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Fourth Edition, adds to the strengths of the previous edition—namely, a strong introduction to forensic psychology and the criminal justice system it operates within—by focusing the discussion on the discipline’s fundamental feature: the human. The textbook has been completely restructured to explain the myriad of, at times, competing human interests that are at play in applications of forensic psychology. The edition’s broadened approach situates the clinical and empirical dimensions of forensic psychology within its foundational commitment to justice. As such, the text encourages the reader’s reflexive engagement with the material by drawing their attention to the thick conceptual grounds of forensic psychology. This new edition is updated to reflect recent theoretical and practical developments in forensic psychology; this includes research in both under- and well-developed areas of study (e.g. artificial intelligence, risk assessment). Pedagogical additions, such as the ‘cases in controversy’ inserts, emphasize the multifaceted nature of forensic psychology. While the text remains focused in the United States, international examples provide a comparator for present-day domestic practices. This book is intended for professors teaching introduction to forensic psychology, as well as for students interested in adult, child, and family forensics as they apply to both criminal and civil settings. It resituates the specialized knowledge of forensic psychology within the broader purpose of the field: justice.

Biological Measures of Well-Being

  • 1st Edition
  • July 1, 2026
  • Colin R Martin + 3 more
  • English
The Scientific Basis of Well-being, comprises of three books that examines the interlink between physical and emotional well-being. This volume, Biological Measures of Well- Being is organized into four distinct sections. The first section introduces the reader to the correlates between well-being with environment, economic status, and biological measures. The second section outlines the blood and body fluids as biological correlates of well-being. The third section reviews the physiology and imaging as biological correlates of well-being. The fourth discuss the genetic correlates of well-being. Written by international experts in the field, this book will be the single source researchers and clinicians to understand well-being and their interlink with biological measures.

Handbook of Cognitive Correlates

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2026
  • Lee Ellis
  • English
There are volumes of research on intelligence, cognitive function, academic performance, and achievement in life.  Making sense of this much research is so time consuming that most researchers focus on a narrow band of interest, and ignore anomalous findings without exploring why they might be anomalous. Handbook of Cognitive Correlates consolidates this research into tabular outputs, identifying all the research that has found a correlation between the same two cognitive measures.  Table after table makes crystal clear which measures we know to be related to each other, and which measures are not related to each other.  These tables more clearly illustrate when and why there might be anomalous findings and provide a blueprint toward future research needed.  

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy for Chronic Conditions

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2026
  • Chiedu Eseadi
  • English
"Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy for Chronic Conditions: A Clinical Perspective", reviews the crucial relationship between mental health and chronic illness. This book aims to fill a critical gap in resources for healthcare professionals, researchers, and educators. Through a comprehensive presentation, readers will be introduced to the predictive influence of irrational beliefs on the mental health of cancer, diabetic, and cardiac patients. Chapters outline the effectiveness of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) in enhancing emotional well-being and coping skills while addressing the unique challenges faced by chronically ill individuals. With evidence-based insights and case studies, this book will provide readers with essential tools to navigate the complex landscape of supporting mental health in those with chronic illnesses.

Generative Artificial Intelligence and Creativity

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2026
  • Matthew J. Worwood + 1 more
  • English
"Generative Artificial Intelligence and Creativity: Possibilities, Precautions, and Perspectives" explores the dynamic relationship between generative AI (genAI) and creativity. This book brings together global scholars from diverse fields to explore the transformative impact of genAI on human creativity. As technological advancements in genAI continue to accelerate, this book navigates through the complexities of understanding and harnessing its potential. “Generative Artificial Intelligence and Creativity” not only dissects the fundamental principles underlying AI's contribution to creativity but also addresses the paradoxical impact of AI on human creative industries. This book serves as a unique guide for anyone seeking to comprehend the implications of AI on the future of human creativity.