Reflections on Meaning

Psychology

Paul Horwich – Reflections on Meaning
Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse by Shannon Thomas LCSW
Sex and Cancer: Intimacy, Romance, and Love after Diagnosis and Treatment by Saketh R. Guntupalli, Maryann Karinch
Geoffrey Greif, Carolyn Knight – Group Work with Populations At-Risk (4th edition)
Nadine M. Weidman – Constructing Scientific Psychology: Karl Lashley’s Mind-Brain Debates

Paul Horwich – Reflections on Meaning

Published: 2006-01-05 | ISBN: 0199251258, 019925124X | PDF | 244 pages | 1.09 MB
Paul Horwich’s main aim in Reflections on Meaning is to explain how mere noises, marks, gestures, and mental symbols are able to capture the world–that is, how words and sentences (in whatever medium) come to mean what they do, to stand for certain things, to be true or false of reality. His answer is a groundbreaking development of Wittgenstein’s idea that the meaning of a term is nothing more than its use. While the chapters here have appeared as individual essays, Horwich has edited them to make a continuous argument, focused on articulating and developing an important new conception of language.

Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse by Shannon Thomas LCSW

English | August 30th, 2016 | ASIN: B01JR4ST9S, ISBN: 0997829087 | 286 pages | EPUB | 0.29 MB
Within every community, toxic people can be found hiding in families, couples, companies, and places of worship. The cryptic nature of psychological abuse involves repetitious mind games played by one individual or a group of people.
Psychological abuse leaves no bruises. There are no broken bones. There are no holes in the walls. The bruises, brokenness, and holes are held tightly within the target of the abuse.
“Compassionate and well-researched, a must read for anyone healing from psychological abuse. The warm, conversational writing style and Shannon Thomas’ professional experience combine to make the perfect recovery resource.” Jackson MacKenzie, author of Psychopath Free and co-founder of PsychopathFree.com, an online support community that reaches millions of abuse survivors each month.

Sex and Cancer: Intimacy, Romance, and Love after Diagnosis and Treatment by Saketh R. Guntupalli, Maryann Karinch

2017 | ISBN: 1442275081 | English | 182 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
An intimate partnership has physical and psychological components, both of which often take a hit when cancer enters the union. The prospect, and then the process, of treatments tend to alter the way the two people relate to each other. When the diagnosis is one of gynecologic or reproductive cancer for a woman, questions of sexual intimacy and function often color relationships, confuse partners, and raise concerns that other cancers might not.
With an estimated 83,000 women a year added to the roles of those battling gynecologic cancers and 300,000 women a year added to roles of those battling breast cancer, Sex and Cancer focuses on surviving and thriving—more than 70 percent of women with gynecologic cancers now survive!—and helps readers mitigate outcomes and overcome challenges of sexual dysfunction after a cancer diagnosis; reassess the priorities in an intimate relationship to support the patient’s struggle, healing, and libido; and learn to interact with the professionals tasked with saving lives and enhancing those areas affected by cancer diagnosis and treatment. Sex and Cancer features stories that illuminate insights about the impact of gynecologic and reproductive cancers on relationships. The stories give life to guidance that’s critical in shaping the effect that gynecologic cancer has on intimate relationships. And readers will find insight, comfort, and suggestions for addresses the questions about intimacy and sexual function that are often left unexpressed.

Geoffrey Greif, Carolyn Knight – Group Work with Populations At-Risk (4th edition)

Published: 2016-08-30 | ISBN: 0190212128 | PDF | 568 pages | 4.03 MB
Group Work with Populations a Risk, Fourth Edition is a fundamental resource for practitioners in health and mental health settings and a comprehensive guidebook of group work skills. Geared toward students and professionals gaining a beginning understanding of groups, this volume describes how to work with vulnerable populations. The first chapters, new additions to this edition and written by a new co-editor, provide overarching skills and techniques that apply across group work settings and populations. These skills, along with case examples, provide a template for practice with groups. The vulnerable populations that are addressed include returning war veterans, immigrants, the aging and their caregivers, children and adults who have been abused, and people struggling with substance abuse issues, cancer, and chronic mental illness. New chapters have been added for survivors of sex trafficking, children in need of social skills training, people who experienced intimate partner violence, parents who are homeless, and fathers who are incarcerated. Each chapter (designed to stand alone for easy reference) describes the population and reviews the relevant literature, identifies themes and practice principles, presents case illustrations, provides evaluation guidance, and refers readers to key references and web resources.

Nadine M. Weidman – Constructing Scientific Psychology: Karl Lashley’s Mind-Brain Debates

Published: 1999-01-13 | ISBN: 0521621623, 0521027772 | PDF | 240 pages | 5.63 MB
Constructing Scientific Psychology is the first full-scale interpretation of the life and work of the major American neuropsychologist Karl Lashley. It sets Lashley’s research at the heart of two controversies that polarized the American life and human sciences in the first half of the twentieth century. These concerned the relationship between “mind” and “brain” and the relative roles of “nature” and “nurture” in shaping behavior and intelligence. The book explodes the myth of Lashley’s neuropsychology as a fact-driven, “pure” science by arguing that a belief in the power of heredity and a nativist and deeply conservative racial ideology informed every aspect of his theory and practice.

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