Applied Psychology

ISBN-10: 1444331213

ISBN-13: 9781444331219

Edition: 2011

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Description: Applied Psychology is designed to introduce the student to the six main areas of applied psychology (Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Educational Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Sports & Exercise Psychology) as well as the core psychological knowledge that underpins these applied and professional areas. Each section is divided into five chapters. The first and second of these cover the main areas of application. The third and fourth chapters cover basic research and psychological knowledge that is relevant to the applied area. The fifth and final chapter discusses the structure of the profession and professional issues from UK, European and international perspectives. An example of how such an applied topic would be constructed and formatted is given in an Appendix. As a result students learn core knowledge from the five main areas of psychology, as well as getting a thorough grounding in how this knowledge is applied, and the professional issues associated with that application. This textbook is timely and provides coverage of all main applied and professional areas in a single accessible book that assumes no prior knowledge of psychology. All chapters are written by experts in their particular areas of applied psychology. The book and its supporting website contain a broad range of teaching and learning features designed to help the student learn and the teacher teach. These include: Focus Points, Colour Plates, Activity Boxes, Research Methods, Case Histories, Self-Test Questions, Learning Outcomes & Section Summaries, Links to Journal Articles and Further Reading, Video Clips Covers the BPS introductory syllabus with a new and unique applied approach

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 694
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
What Is Applied Psychology?
Research and Applied Psychology
Regulation and Standards Of Conduct
Emerging Areas of Applied Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Problems
How Does Clinical Psychology Affect You?
Who are Clinical Psychologists?
The Domain of Clinical Psychology
Conceptual and Classification Issues in Clinical Psychology
Conclusions
Common Mental Health Problems and Their Treatment
Categories of Common Mental Health Problems
Treating Mental Health Problems
Conclusions
The Causes of Mental Health Problems: Schizophrenia and Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Schizophrenia
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
The Causes of Mental Health Problems: Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Anxiety-Based Problems
Depression and Mood Disorders
Summary of Research on Anxiety and Depression
Clinical Psychology: Training and Development
Training to be a Clinical Psychologist
Key Capabilities And Competencies
Post-Qualification
International Comparisons
Summary
Health Psychology
What Is Health Psychology?
An Academic Discipline and a Profession
A Biopsychosocial Model of Health
Constructing and Testing Psychological Theory
The Social and Societal Context of Health and Stress
Health-Related Behaviour Patterns and Health Promotion
Enhancing Health Care Through Behaviour Change
Conclusion
A Biopsychosocial Approach to Health Psychology
Introduction
Basic Features of The Nervous System
What Happens When You Experience Stress?
The Psychology of Pain
Psychoneuroimmunology
A Biopsychosocial Approach to Health Psychology Reviewed
Stress, Coping and Health
Stress
Coping
Social Support
Work Stress
Conclusion
Social Psychology and Health
Introduction
Personality and Health Behaviour
Predicting Health Behaviour
Changing Health Behaviour
Conclusion
Training and Working as a Health Psychologist
What Do Professional Health Psychologists Do?
Core Competencies Required by Professional Health Psychologists
Training as a Health Psychologist
Working as a Professional Health Psychologist: Author's Experience
Conclusion
Forensic Psychology
Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Working with Organisations and Offenders
What Do Forensic Psychologists Do?
The Role of the Forensic Psychologist in an Organisation
The Role of the Forensic Psychologist When Working With Offenders
Ethical Issues Associated With Forensic Psychology
Conclusion
Working with Child and Adult Victims
The Effects of Criminal Victimisation
Attitudes Towards Crime
Repeat and Multiple Victimisation
Eyewitnesses and the Use and Application of Cognitive Theory
Information Recall
Person Recognition
Face Construction
Summary: Evidence and Eyewitnesses
Violence Assessment and Intervention
The Nature of Aggression
Assessing Aggression: Developing a Comprehensive Formulation
Psychological Treatments for Aggression: Some Key Components
Conclusion
Training in Forensic Psychology and Professional Issues
Introduction
Training in Forensic Psychology: an Overview
Reflective Practice in Forensic Psychology
Summary and Conclusions
Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology: History and Overview
What is Educational Psychology?
Historical Origins of Educational Psychology
Approaches to Education
Understanding Pupil and Classroom Functioning
Research Methods in Educational Psychology
Chapter Summary
Educational Psychology: Problems and Interventions
Introduction
Difficulties Associated With Cognitive Functioning
Behavioural, Emotional And Social Difficulties
Communication and Interaction Difficulties
Diffi culties Associated With Sensory and Physical Needs
Approaches to Intervention
Chapter Summary
Educational Psychology: Research on Cognitive and Biological Factors
Introduction
Behavioural Approaches to Learning
Cognitive Perspectives on Learning
Cognitive Processes in the Curriculum
Learning Difficulties
Chapter Summary
Educational Psychology: Research on Developmental and Social Factors
Introduction
Theories of Cognitive Development
Sociomotivational Processes at School
Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties in The Classroom: Aetiology and Intervention
Chapter Summary
Educational Psychology: Professional Issues
What Do Educational Psychologists Do? Key Functions and Responsibilities
Every Child Matters
Ethics
Structure of Educational Psychology Services in the United Kingdom
Training and Qualifications
The Structure of Training
The Future of Educational Psychology
Occupational Psychology
Occupational Psychology in Practice - The Individual
Introduction
The Employee Life Cycle
Entering the Life Cycle and Induction
Managing Performance and Performing the Job
Training, Feedback, Preparing for Different Roles
Interruptions from the Employment Cycle - Stress, Work-Life Balance and Maternity
Leaving, Retiring and Redundancy
Summary and Integration
Occupational Psychology In Practice - The Organisation
Introduction
Organisational Behaviour
The Group as a Source of Work Motivation
Leadership as Motivation
Organisational Development and Change
The Work Environment
Summary and Conclusions
Cognition in the Workplace
Introduction
Training
Decision Making
Human-Machine Interaction
Team Cognition
Summary
Social and Development Psychology in Work and Organisations
Social Psychology in Organisations
The Self in Organisational Contexts
Social Influence and Organisational Behaviour
Leadership as Social Influence
Group Performance
Life-Span Approaches to Occupational Careers
Chapter Summary
Professional Issues in Occupational Psychology
Introduction
Pathways into Occupational Psychology
Ethics and Organisations
The Scientist-Practitioner Approach
Diversity in an International Context
Summary and Conclusion
Sports and Exercise Psychology
The Nature of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Who are the Clients?
Key Issues in Service Delivery
Performance Enhancement Versus the Health of the Athlete Debate
Gaining Evidence to Support Performance Enhancement
Guiding Philosophical Issues
Measurement Issues Relevant to Conducting a Needs Analysis
Conclusions
Psychological Skills Interventions in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Psychological Skills Interventions
Supervision
Ethics of Practice
Engaging in Reflective Practice
Conclusion
Sport and Exercise Psychology - Understanding Cognitive and Biological Factors
Cognitive Factors
Biological Factors
Chapter Summary
Sport and Exercise Psychology - Understanding Social, Developmental and Personality Factors
Social Factors
Developmental Factors
Personality Factors
Conclusion
Sport and Exercise Psychology - Professional Structure and Applied Case Study
Training Structure of Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (ASEP)
Case Study: Sport Psychology in Practice
Conclusion
Glossary
Index
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