The Neurophysics of Human Behavior Explorations at the Interface of the Brain, Mind, Behavior, and Information

Psychology

How and Why Are Some Therapists Better Than Others?: Understanding Therapist Effects by Louis G. Castonguay, Clara E. Hill
David Canter – Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction
Mark E. Furman, Fred P. Gallo – The Neurophysics of Human Behavior: Explorations at the Interface of the Brain, Mind, Behavior, and Information
A Philosophy for the Science of Well-Being by Anna Alexandrova
Carl E. Pickhardt, “Stop the Screaming: How to Turn Angry Conflict With Your Child into Positive Communication”

How and Why Are Some Therapists Better Than Others?: Understanding Therapist Effects by Louis G. Castonguay, Clara E. Hill

2017 | ISBN: 1433827719 | English | 356 pages | PDF | 4 MB
We know intuitively that some therapists are better than others, but we don’t fully understand why. To answer this question, Louis Castonguay and Clara Hill compiled this comprehensive guide that brings together expert scholars and clinicians from a variety of theoretical backgrounds. They explore the empirical foundations of therapist effects as a broad concept and propose practical strategies to help mental health practitioners become more effective. Chapters also closely examine specific therapist characteristics, skills, and attitudes that are relevant to all clinical contexts, including therapeutic presence, cultural competence, reactions to negative emotions, and humor.

David Canter – Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Published: 2010-08-06 | ISBN: 0199550204 | PDF | 160 pages | 3.04 MB
Lie detection, offender profiling, jury selection, insanity in the law, predicting the risk of re-offending , the minds of serial killers, and many other topics that fill news and fiction are all aspects of the rapidly developing area of scientific psychology broadly known as Forensic Psychology. This fascinating Very Short Introduction discusses all the aspects of psychology that are relevant to the legal and criminal process as a whole. It includes explanations of criminal behavior and criminality, including the role of mental disorder in crime, and it reveals how forensic psychology contributes to helping investigate the crime and catching the perpetrators. David Canter also explains how psychologists provide guidance to all those involved in civil and criminal court proceedings, including both the police and the accused, and what expert testimony can be provided by a psychologist about the offender at the trial. Finally, Canter describes how forensic psychology is used, particularly in prisons, to help in the management, treatment and rehabilitation of offenders, once they have been convicted.

Mark E. Furman, Fred P. Gallo – The Neurophysics of Human Behavior: Explorations at the Interface of the Brain, Mind, Behavior, and Information

Published: 2000-06-22 | ISBN: 0849313082 | PDF | 376 pages | 14.35 MB
How do brain, mind, matter, and energy interact? Can we create a comprehensive model of the mind and brain, their interactions, and their influences? Synthesizing research from neuroscience, physics, biology, systems science, information science, psychology, and the cognitive sciences, The Neurophysics of Human Behavior advances a unified theory of brain, mind, behavior and information. This groundbreaking work helps you more deeply understand, more accurately predict, and more effectively change human behavior – a significant contribution to the fields of psychology, education, medicine, communications, and human relations.
Cognitive neurophysics, as detailed in this work, presents an integrated perspective of brain, mind, behavior, thoughts, and nature. The distinguished authors emphasize the need to view psychological science – and our image of the “self” – in the context of the physical world: matter, energy, and natural laws. NeuroPrint is the powerful application model of this perspective. This comprehensive, detailed algorithm defines the network of interactions that develop brain, mind, behavior, thoughts, and emotions and redefines the meaning of psychotherapeutic intervention.
The Neurophysics of Human Behavior gives the background, tools, and methods for intervention and modeling. It outlines the systematic, behavioral approach of NeuroPrint, promising to promote a deep understanding of the process of human change. Using The Neurophysics of Human Behavior, practitioners and researchers can plot and gauge the paths of change in neurocognitive dynamics and the improvements in mental health.

A Philosophy for the Science of Well-Being by Anna Alexandrova

2017 | ISBN: 0199300518 | English | 248 pages | PDF | 9 MB
Well-being, happiness and quality of life are now established objects of social and medical research. Does this science produce knowledge that is properly about well-being? What sort of well-being? The definition and measurement of these objects rest on assumptions that are partly normative, partly empirical and partly pragmatic, producing a great diversity of definitions depending on the project and the discipline. This book, written from the perspective of philosophy of science, formulates principles for the responsible production and interpretation of this diverse knowledge. Traditionally, philosophers’ goal has been a single concept of well-being and a single theory about what it consists in. But for science this goal is both unlikely and unnecessary. Instead the promise and authority of the science depends on it focusing on the well-being of specific kinds of people in specific contexts. Skeptical arguments notwithstanding, this contexual well-being can be measured in a valid and credible way – but only if scientists broaden their methods to make room for normative considerations and address publicly and inclusively the value-based conflicts that inevitably arise when a measure of well-being is adopted. The science of well-being can be normative, empirical and objective all at once, provided that we line up values to science and science to values.

Carl E. Pickhardt, “Stop the Screaming: How to Turn Angry Conflict With Your Child into Positive Communication”

2009 | pages: 238 | ISBN: 0230606458 | PDF | 1,0 mb
Parenting expert Carl E. Pickhardt brings his considerable experience to tackling the most pervasive and difficult problems parents face in childrearing. Whereas many books on family conflict focus on the prickly teenage years, Pickhardt takes the long view and treats a broad range of ages–starting from the early toddler years all the way through college. He empowers parents to turn conflict into an opportunity to engage with their children on a deeper level. Readers will learn to:
– Manage emotion during a fight so that you can hear the feelings behind the vitriol without taking offense.
– Give criticism to children in a way that focuses on the behavior and not the person.
– Find a hook inside silent tension that will let you connect with your children’s feelings and show them a way to empathize with yours.
– Consider your children’s point of view during a disagreement and teach them to voice their grievances with respect.
With a distinctive emphasis on how to distinguish types of conflict dependent on age and gender, Pickhardt shows parents how to turn the daily battles into opportunities for growth. This is a practical guide that helps parents confront difficult issues with which all families grapple.