Best Medical Psychology Research Books
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1. The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients (Covers may vary)
Author: by Irvin Yalom
Acclaimed author and renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom distills thirty-five years of psychotherapy wisdom into one brilliant volume. The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom’s more than thirty-five years in clinical practice, The Gift of Therapy is a remarkable and essential guidebook that illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy.
The bestselling author of Love’s Executioner shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gainedpresented as eighty-five personal and provocative tips for beginner therapists, including:Let the patient matter to you Acknowledge your errors Create a new therapy for each patient Do home visits(Almost) never make decisions for the patientFreud was not always wrongA book aimed at enriching the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counselors, Yalom’s Gift of Therapy is an entertaining, informative, and insightful read for anyone with an interest in the subject.
2. Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Author: by Jose L. Galvan
This useful guide educates students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. The authors provide numerous examples from published reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed throughout the book. New to the seventh edition: Each chapter breaks down the larger holistic review of literature exercise into a series of smaller, manageable steps Practical instructions for navigating today’s digital libraries Comprehensive discussions about digital tools, including bibliographic and plagiarism detection software Chapter activities that reflect the book’s updated content New model literature reviews Online resources designed to help instructors plan and teach their courses (www.Routledge.Com/9780415315746).
3. Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
Author: by Lauren Slater
Through ten examples of ingenious experiments by some of psychology’s most innovative thinkers, Lauren Slater traces the evolution of the century’s most pressing concernsfree will, authoritarianism, conformity, and morality.Beginning with B.F. Skinner and the legend of a child raised in a box, Slater takes us from a deep empathy with Stanley Milgram’s obedience subjects to a funny and disturbing re-creation of an experiment questioning the validity of psychiatric diagnosis.
Previously described only in academic journals and textbooks, these often daring experiments have never before been narrated as stories, chock-full of plot, wit, personality, and theme.
4. Love's Executioner: & Other Tales of Psychotherapy
Author: by Irvin D. Yalom
In his classic, bestselling work, the masterful therapist and novelist Irvin Yalom describes his sometimes tragic, sometimes inspiring, and always absorbing encounters with patients In this classic book, master psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom uncovers the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart of the therapeutic encounter.
With insight and sympathy, Yalom not only gives us a rare and enthralling glimpse into the personal desires and motivations of ten of his patients, but also tells his own story as he struggles to reconcile his all-too-human response with his sensibility as a psychiatrist.
Love’s Executioner has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers already, and promises to inspire generations of readers to come.
5. Understanding Research Methods: An Overview of the Essentials
Author: by Mildred L. Patten
A perennial bestseller since 1997, this updated tenth edition of Understanding Research Methods provides a detailed overview of all the important concepts traditionally covered in a research methods class. It covers the principles of both qualitative and quantitative research, and how to interpret statistics without computations, so is suitable for all students regardless of their math background.
The book is organized so that each concept is treated independently and can be used in any order without resulting in gaps in knowledgeallowing it to be easily and precisely adapted to any course. It uses lively examples on contemporary topics to stimulate students’ interest, and engages them by showing the relevance of research methods to their everyday lives.
Numerous case studies and end-of-section exercises help students master the material and encourage classroom discussion. The text is divided into short, independent topic sections, making it easy for you to adapt the material to your own teaching needs and customize assignments to the aspect of qualitative or quantitative methods under studyhelping to improve students’ comprehension and retention of difficult concepts.
6. Research Methods in Psychology: Evaluating a World of Information
Author: by Beth Morling
Your students will love research methods as much as you do. Drawing on examples from popular media and journals, author Beth Morling inspires a love of her subject by emphasizing its relevance. Yes, students learn how to design research studies but they also see the value of evaluating research claims they encounter in daily life.
The Third Edition builds on this successful foundation by providing new ways for students to practice what they learn. NEWWorking It Through examples provide a step-by-step method for evaluating claims start-to-finish, and a NEW adaptive learning tool, InQuizitive, enables students to practice what they’ve learned and strengthen their comprehension.
7. Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods: Practical Application and Interpretation
Author: by Craig A. Mertler
Ideal for non-math majors, Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods teaches students to interpret, present, and write up results for each statistical technique without overemphasizing advanced math. This highly applied approach covers the why, what, when and how of advanced and multivariate statistics in a way that is neither too technical nor too mathematical.
Students also learn how to compute each technique using SPSS software. New to the Sixth Edition Instructor ancillaries are now available with the sixth edition. All SPSS directions and screenshots have been updated to Version 23 of the software. Student learning objectives have been added as a means for students to target their learning and for instructors to focus their instruction.
Key words are reviewed and reinforced in the end of chapter material to ensure that students understand the vocabulary of advanced and multivariate statistics.
8. Methods in Behavioral Research
Author: by Paul Cozby
Methods in Behavioral Research guides students toward success by helping them study smarter and more efficiently. Supported by SmartBook, McGraw-Hill Education’s adaptive and personalized reading experience, Cozby and Bates provide helpful pedagogy, rich examples, and clear voice in their approach to methodological decision making.
9. The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct
Author: by Thomas S. Szasz
The landmark book that argued that psychiatry consistently expands its definition of mental illness to impose its authority over moral and cultural conflict. New York TimesThe 50th anniversary edition of the most influential critique of psychiatry every written, with a new preface on the age of Prozac and Ritalin and the rise of designer drugs, plus two bonus essays.
Thomas Szasz’s classic book revolutionized thinking about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. By diagnosing unwanted behavior as mental illness, psychiatrists, Szasz argues, absolve individuals of responsibility for their actions and instead blame their alleged illness.
He also critiques Freudian psychology as a pseudoscience and warns against the dangerous overreach of psychiatry into all aspects of modern life.
10. Psychological Science
Author: by Michael Gazzaniga
The best presentation of the science and applications of psychology Drawing on teaching and learning research, the Sixth Edition provides new tools to improve students’ reading, focus, and self-assessment. Chapters are now divided into brief study units, each of which concludes with a self-test question to increase comprehension.
NEW Putting Psychology to Work features show students how to apply psychology concepts to future careers. Our formative, adaptive learning tool, InQuizitive, and our online psychology labs, ZAPS 2. 0, provide a hands-on approach to assessing students’ understanding.
11. Making Sense of Statistics: A Conceptual Overview
Author: by Fred Pyrczak
Making Sense of Statistics is the ideal introduction to the concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics for students undertaking their first research project. It presents each statistical concept in a series of short steps, then uses worked examples and exercises to enable students to apply their own learning.
It focuses on presenting the why as well as the how of statistical concepts, rather than computations and formulae, so is suitable for students from all disciplines regardless of mathematical background. Only statistical techniques that are almost universally included in introductory statistics courses, and widely reported in journals, have been included.
Once students understand and feel comfortable with the statistics that meet these criteria, they should find it easy to master additional statistical concepts. New to the Seventh Edition Retaining the key features and organization that have made this book an indispensable text for teaching and learning the basic concepts of statistical analysis, this new edition features: discussion of the use of observation in quantitative and qualitative research the inclusion of introductions to the book, and each Part.
12. Writing a Proposal for Your Dissertation: Guidelines and Examples
Author: by Steven R. Terrell
The Guilford Press
This user-friendly guide helps students get started on-and complete-a successful doctoral dissertation proposal by accessibly explaining the process and breaking it down into manageable steps.Steven R. Terrell demonstrates how to write each chapter of the proposal, including the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions and hypotheses; literature review; and detailed plan for data collection and analysis.
Of special utility, end-of-chapter exercises serve as building blocks for developing a full draft of an original proposal. Numerous case study examples are drawn from across the social, behavioral, and health science disciplines. Appendices present an exemplary proposal written three ways to encompass quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods designs.
User-Friendly Features *”Let’s Start Writing” exercises leading up to a complete proposal draft. “Do You Understand?” checklists of key terms plus an end-of-book glossary. End-of-chapter quizzes with answers. Case study examples from education, psychology, health sciences, business, and information systems.
13. Preparing Literature Reviews: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Author: by M Ling Pan
Illustrates all the steps in preparing qualitative and quantitative literature reviews. Emphasizes topic selection, locating literature, and avoiding major pitfalls in evaluating and synthesizing literature. Shows how to improve literature reviews through the judicious inclusion of statistical results found in the literature.
Provides easy-to-follow advice on how to avoid misrepresenting the results of published research in literature reviews. The numerous examples throughout the text and the nine model literature reviews clarify the process of following the guidelines for writing solid, state-of-the-art literature reviews.
Shows students how to blend qualitative and quantitative approaches to preparing literature reviews without being overly mathematical. Two chapters present clear explanations of how to conduct meta-analyses. All examples have been updated to ensure consistency with the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and the fourth edition of the American Sociological Association’s Style Guide.
14. Research Methods in Psychology: Evaluating a World of Information
Author: by Beth Morling
The #1 research methods textloved by instructors and students Featuring an emphasis on future consumers of psychological research and examples drawn from popular media, Research Methods in Psychology: Evaluating a World of Information develops students’ critical-thinking skills as they evaluate information in their everyday lives.
The Fourth Edition of this best-selling text takes learning to a new level for both consumers and producers by offering new content, interactive learning, and online assessment to help them master the concepts.
15. Action Research in Education, Second Edition: A Practical Guide
Author: by Sara Efrat Efron
The Guilford Press
Acclaimed as a text and professional development tool, this user-friendly resource has now been revised and updated, and offers expanded coverage of collaborative action research (CAR) and participatory action research (PAR). Preservice and inservice educators get crucial step-by-step guidance for conducting classroom- and school-based studies to improve their instructional practices.
Organized to mirror the full cycle of action research, the book provides balanced coverage of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Vivid vignettes and examples illustrate research approaches for a range of teaching and learning situations, school subjects, and age groups (PreK12).
Readers learn how research approaches are driven by the research question, as well as how to develop data collection strategies; design and/or evaluate assessment tools; interpret, analyze, report, and implement study results; and design a new cycle of research that builds on the previous one.
16. Skills for Effective Counseling: A Faith-Based Integration (Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books)
Author: by Elisabeth A. Nesbit Sbanotto
Anyone in a helping professionincluding professional counselors, spiritual directors, pastoral counselors, chaplains and othersneeds to develop effective communication skills. But learning these skills is like learning a new language: it takes time and practice to communicate effectively, and lack of practice can lead to the loss of one’s ability to use this new language.
Suitable for both beginning students and seasoned practitioners, Skills for Effective Counseling provides a biblically integrated approach to foundational counseling skills that trains the reader to use specific microskills. These skills include perceiving, attending, validating emotion and empathic connection. Chapters include textbook features such as sample session dialogues, role plays and a variety of both in-class and out-of-class exercises and reflection activities that will engage various learning styles.
Strategically interwoven throughout the chapters are special topics related to:multicultural counselingbiblical/theological applicationscurrent and seminal research related to microskillsdiagnostic and theoretical implicationsclinical tips for using skills in “real world” counseling settingsthe relevance of specific microskills to interpersonal relationships and broader ministry settingsThis textbook and the accompanying IVP Instructor Resources include all of the activities and assignments that an instructor might need to execute a graduate, undergraduate or lay course in foundational counseling skills.