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Empowerment Self-Defense

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Lindsay M. Orchowski + 1 more
  • English
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Nationwide, 81% of women have reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime. Sexual assault prevention programs vary in their approaches and one approach empowerment self-defense, strengthens an individual’s ability to prevent and respond to threat, and holds great promise for stopping violence and reducing inequality. Empowerment Self-Defense: Theory, Research and Practice explores the theory, research, and practice of empowerment self-defense as a sexual assault prevention approach. This book begins with introductory chapters that introduce key issues and theory, including the theoretical underpinnings of empowerment self-defense, the difference between empowerment self-defense and martial arts, as well as myths and misconceptions about the approach. The second section include a series of chapters that summarize research on empowerment self-defense. The final section of the book will address special topics including implementation of empowerment self-defense for indigenous population, individuals with disabilities, and transgender women.

Emotional Security and Conflict in Context

  • 1st Edition
  • December 30, 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.

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.

Clinician’s Guide to Headache

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Pravin Thomas
  • English
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Clinician’s Guide to Headache: Head, Neck and Face Pain Syndromes is a comprehensive reference that covers what headache specialists encounter in day-to-day headache practice settings. This practical volume is relevant as a primary reference for neurologists and other headache specialists looking for a resource on complex, acute headache management. Developments in the field are highlighted, including biologics and invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation. Chapters focus on anatomy and pathophysiology, neuroradiology, acute and chronic headaches, and clinically relevant sections on diagnosis and biases, consultation settings, placebos and nocebos, as well as the set-up of a comprehensive headache center.With a foundation based on recent developments in pathophysiology and anatomy, this volume provides an overview of headache disorders with a case-based approach.

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.

Clinical Supervision in Home-Based ABA Services

  • 1st Edition
  • December 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.

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.

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.