Author: Greg Rucka




Page: 96

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In a dystopian future where a handful of Families rule and guard their belongings at all cost, Forever Carlyle is shot dead while defending her family's possessions, and that is when her day begins to go downhill.

Fifty Years of the Research and theory of R.s. Lazarus

An Analysis of Historical and Perennial Issues

Author: Richard S. Lazarus

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 450

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A collection of the articles written by the author throughout his extensive career, this book achieves three goals. First, it reprints selected research and theory papers on stress and coping from the 1950s to the present produced by Lazarus under five rubrics: his dissertation; perennial epistemological issues including the revolt of the 1940s and 1950s; his transition from laboratory to field research; the clinical applications of stress and coping; and expanding stress to the emotions. Second, it provides a running commentary on the origination of the issues discussed, what was occurring in psychology when the work was done, and where the work led in the present. Third, it integrates various themes about which psychologists debate vociferously, often without recognizing the intellectual bases of these differences.

Scientific Foundations of Cognitive Theory and Therapy of Depression

Author: David A. Clak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Psychology

Page: 504

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Based on decades of theory, research, and practice, this seminal book presents a detailed and comprehensive review, evaluation, and integration of the scientific and empirical research relevant to Aaron T. Beck's cognitive theory and therapy of depression. Since its emergence in the early 1960s, Beck's cognitive perspective has become one of the most influential and well-researched psychological theories of depression. Over 900 scientific and scholarly references are contained in the present volume, providing the most current and exhaustive evaluation of the scientific status of the cognitive theory of depression. Though the application of cognitive therapy has been well documented in the publication of treatment manuals, the cognitive theory of depression has not been presented in a unified manner until the publication of this book. Coauthored by the father of cognitive therapy, Scientific Foundations of Cognitive Theory and Therapy of Depression offers the most complete and authoritative account of Beck's theory of depression since the publication of Depression: Causes and Treatment in 1967. Through its elaboration of recent theoretical developments in cognitive theory and its review of contemporary cognitive-clinical research, the book represents the current state of the art in cognitive approaches to depression. As a result of its critical examination of cognitive-clinical research and experimental information processing, the authors offer many insights into the future direction for research on the cognitive basis of depression. The first half of the book focuses on a presentation of the clinical phenomena of depression and the current version of cognitive theory. After outlining important questions that have been raised with the diagnosis of depression, the book then traces the historical development of Beck's cognitive theory and therapy through the 1960s and '70s. It presents the theoretical assumptions of the model and offers a detailed account of the most current version of the cognitive formulation of depression. The second half of the book provides an in-depth analysis of the empirical status of the descriptive and vulnerability hypotheses of the cognitive model. Drawing on over three decades of research, the book delves into the scientific basis of numerous hypotheses derived from cognitive theory, including negativity, exclusivity, content specificity, primacy, universality, severity/persistence, selective processing, schema activation, primal processing, stability, diathesis-stress, symptom specificity, and differential treatment responsiveness. "In 1967 the first detailed description of the cognitive theory of depression was published in Depression: Causes and Treatment by one of us, Aaron T. Beck. The basic concepts of the theory laid out in that volume still provide the foundation for the cognitive model 30 years later. As well the first systematic investigations of the theory described in the 1967 volume contributed to a paradigmatic shift in theory, research, and treatment of depression that resulted in a very vigorous and widespread research initiative on the cognitive basis of depression. The present book is intended to provide a comprehensive and critical update of the developments in cognitive theory and research on depression that have occurred since the initial publication in the 1960s."--David A. Clark, from the Preface.

Handbook of Multicultural Perspectives on Stress and Coping

Author: Paul T. P. Wong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Psychology

Page: 636

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The only book currently available that focuses and multicultural, cross-cultural and international perspectives of stress and coping A very comprehensive resource book on the subject matter Contains many groundbreaking ideas and findings in stress and coping research Contributors are international scholars, both well-established authors as well as younger scholars with new ideas Appeals to managers, missionaries, and other professions which require working closely with people from other cultures

Age of Bronze: A thousand ships

Author: Eric Shanower

Publisher: Image Comics


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 223

View: 601

Draws on ancient myths, medieval romances, and modern scholarship to offer a graphic novel portraying the Trojan war, from the kidnapping of Queen Helen by Paris to the gathering of the ancient kings of Greece to retrieve her.

Comprehensive Handbook of Cognitive Therapy

Author: Hal Arkowitz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Psychology

Page: 622

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This Handbook covers all the many aspects of cognitive therapy both in its practical application in a clinical setting and in its theoretical aspects. Since the first applications of cognitive therapy over twenty years ago, the field has expanded enormously. This book provides a welcome and readable overview of these advances.


Theory, Research, and Intervention in Clinical and Health Psychology

Author: Robert J. Edelmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Medical

Page: 349

View: 736

Dealing with anxiety in relation to both mental and physical health, this book goes beyond the anxiety disorders which frequently form the focus of research and writing in clinical texts. It explores anxiety as a factor influencing psychosexual dysfunctions, physical symptom presentation, the onset and course of disease and the process of post-operative recovery. The author has provided a consistent framework to the book in order to facilitate accessibility of information. Each chapter is thus organized to reflect theory, assessment and therapy outcome.