Focuses on the media's impact on children. Topics include advertising; advocacy groups; computers and electronic media; gender and sexuality; movies, music, and television; public policy; and violence and aggression, among others.
Divided into computational intelligence, culture, cognition, and evolution, linguistics and language, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. Each section contains an extended series of brief entries on the defining research topics of the domain
Includes biographies; history; medical & health concerns; legal & social matters; attitudes & conditions affecting life. Entries under the heading Experience of Disability discusses conditions in 13 countries.
Topics cut across all of the fields, including theories & methods in health & behavior, biopsychosocial interactions, basic behavioral & social processes, epidemiology of risk & protective factors, health promotion & disease prevention, treatment & rehabi
A collection of 103 comprehensive essays clustered in 10 general areas: fear of death, death in popular culture, spiritualism,trends in mortality, accidental death, terrorism, suicide, capital punishment, euthanasia, the hospice movement, social ceremonies, body disposal, death in literature, music, and art, etc.
Reference providing a thorough overview of the cross-disciplinary field of industrial and organizational psychology for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of psychology, business, management, and human resources.
Over 150 comprehensive medical articles on mental disorders and conditions. Each entry details the definition, purpose, precautions, description, and external resources that can be used to obtain additional information about every condition.
Each article gives background for a group, a history of its immigration, information about acculturation, and more. Major areas of concern, such as Depression, Posttraumatic stress disorder, and Stress are defined and discussed in general, and then with respect to various groups. Topics such as Bilingual education, Intelligence tests, Racism and discrimination, Religion , and Transracial adoption are discussed with an emphasis on the differences that culture brings to these issues. Series of entries cover culture-specific syndromes, indigenous healing, and religious and spiritual beliefs.
provides an up-to-date discussion of the central issues in nonverbal communication and examines the research that informs these issues. Editors Valerie Manusov and Miles Patterson bring together preeminent scholars, from a range of disciplines, to reveal the strength of nonverbal behavior as an integral part of communication.
Many people see perception as something that "just happens." However, even seemingly simple perceptual experiences involve complex underlying mechanisms, which are often hidden from our conscious experience. These mechanisms are being investigated by researchers and theorists in fields such as psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and philosophy.
Encyclopedia of School Psychology - compiled with the idea that school psychologists should primarily act as consultants, interfacing with key adults in the educational system, community, and home, in order to foster a healthy environment that surrounds children and adolescents.
Covers nearly every conceivable aspect and ramification of stress including a wide range of related topics such as neuroimmune interactions, cytokines, enzymatic disorders, effects on the cardiovascular system, immunity and inflammation, and physical illnesses.