Having the ,ost complex and flexible natured human behavior as its subject matter, Psychology keeps on developing as per the requirement of the time. Recent Developments in Psychology is a comprehensive edited volume covering personality structure perspectives, varied assessment paradigms, innovations in health and clinical researches.The book shows the enormous efforts of the editors since they have further tried to expand the scope of the subject matter by including strategic and organizational behaviour simultaneously with concise focus on some topics of social psychology realm.
An invaluable step by step running, Recent Developments in Psychology will help guide the researchers and the professionals to base their future works on the emerging trends in current arena.Putting interesting questions and suggesting the remedial measures around some of the earlier issues,gaps,or conflicting findings, this volume will ignite the brains of the readers with the possible steps to be taken while proceeding to work in the respective fields.
The seience of human behaviour, Psychology, always strives to help the human beings to stay mentally healthy and keep up the general well-being.Counseling: A Practical Approach focuses on the helping relationship between a psychologist and a person in need of psychological support, considering helping people in times of need of psychological support as the prime moral responsibility of a psychologist.Taking the applied side, the editors of the volume have tried to concentrate on the mental health counselling from a practical perspective.
Beginning with a concise focus on the overall counseling process,the step-by-step running volume covers the approaches and assessment in counseling and runs through the practicle counselling processes for varied mental health problems.Having covered most of the mental disorders and amalgamating the diverse issue of HIV/AIDS and military setting counseling, the volume shows enormous efforts of the editors in discharge of the prime moral responsibility.The editors believe that Counseling : A practical Approach will serve as a quick reference guide to the readers and practitioners in the feild of counselling psychology and a useful test for the aspiring counselors.
Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-at-Risk provides a psychometric analysis of various aspects associated with suicidal risk assessment to understand the suicidal personality and predict suicidal behaviour. It includes articles by experts in the field covering suicide research carried out globally. The collection is divided into two sections—the first focuses on the theoretical issues and the second on the applied and practical issues related to suicidal behaviour among specific populations. The main features of the articles include:
Countering Terrorism: Psychosocial Strategies contextualizes the issues related to terrorism and places the discourse within the ambit of sociocultural theories. The book goes beyond the obvious and commonsensical notions and discusses the relevant issues from interdisciplinary perspectives, informed by theoretical stances of not only psychological sciences, but other social sciences like political science, criminology, military, and sociology as well.
The volume contains 18 chapters by expert authors with diverse cultural backgrounds and provides a wide ranging canvas for multifaceted understanding of the terror phenomenon. The opening section ‘Understanding Terrorism: Psychosocial Issues’ places emphasis on developing a well-heeled construct with strong theoretical foundations and empirical understanding of the psycho-socio-cultural dynamics involved in perpetration of terror acts. The second section ‘Countering Terrorism: Psychosocial Avenues’ flows from the understanding thus attained and expounds counter-terror strategies and preventive measures that go beyond the obvious short-term goals, and envisage the creation of a peaceful world.
The volume contains twelve chapters arranged under two broad sections. The book opens with discussing ‘Suicide Terrorism: A Phenomenon’ through the initial chapters that explore the phenomenon of suicide terror as it continues to impact the world today. It raises the contentious issues in the field and urges the reader to go beyond the surface level of explanations. As multitude of perspectives and evidences emerge through the chapters, the volume leads into the second section that deals with ‘Suicide terrorism as a process’. An engaging analysis of processes and pathways leading towards use of self as a weapon, the second section explores varied issues and processes including the psychological dynamics, psychiatric vulnerabilities, available insights for military implications and finally the quintessential issue of prevention through deterrence.
Positive Psychology: Applications in Work, Health and Well-being underlines a methodical move towards understanding the applications of positive psychology in work, health and well-being.
The volume elaborates upon the perspective of building efficiency for creating flourishing organizations and sustaining quality life style.
It explores the applied aspect of positive psychology by putting forth a comprehensive synthesis of Western and Eastern perspectives. This piece of work is an endeavour towards enhancing the conceptual awareness regarding the vast constellation of positive states, traits, values, happiness, quality of life, resilience and charter strengths that people may deem desirable.
Suicidal Behaviour: Underlying Dynamics is a wide ranging anthology of articles that builds upon an earlier volume by the same editor (Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-at-Risk) and delves deeper into the dynamics of suicide by synthesizing significant psychological and interdisciplinary perspectives. The volume brings together varied conceptualizations by scholars across disciplines from around the globe, thereby adding on to the available theoretical understandings as well as providing research based inputs for the practitioners in the field of suicidal behaviour. The volume contains seventeen chapters divided into two broad sections. The volume opens with a discussion about the ‘Theoretical Underpinnings’ of Suicidal Behaviour spread through the initial nine chapters that conceptualize the phenomenon from different vantage points of genetics, personality theory, cognitive and affective processes, stress and assessment theories. The second section brings in the ‘Varied Research Evidences and Assessment Perspectives’ from different populations and groups. Building upon the theoretical foundations the chapters in this section discuss the nuances of dealing with suicidal behaviours among sexual minority populations, alcoholics, military personnel, and within in specific socio-cultural groups. The section closes with an intense focus on a significant issue encountered often in clinical practice, that of assessment of suicide risk, and ways of resolving the cultural, ethical and legal dilemmas.
The Wiley Handbook of Personality Assessment presents the state-of-the-art in the field of personality assessment, providing a perspective on emerging trends, and placing these in the context of research advances in the associated fields.
- Explores emerging trends and perspectives in personality assessment, building on current knowledge and looking ahead to the future landscape of the field
- Discusses emerging technologies and how these can be combined with psychological theories in order to enhance the real-world practice of assessing personality
- Comprehensive sections address gaps in current knowledge and collate contributions and advances from diverse areas and perspectives
- The chapter authors are eminent scholars from across the globe who bring together new research from many different countries and cultures
Psychological resilience has emerged as a highly significant area of research and practice in recent years, finding applications with a broad range of different groups in many settings. Contemporary discourse is not limited to ways of effective coping with adversity but also introduces mechanisms that can lead to enhanced capacity after dealing with difficult circumstances and recognises the importance of enriching the field with varied perspectives. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience is a comprehensive compendium of writings of international contributors that takes stock of the state-of-the-art in resilience theory, research and practice. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience covers the many different trajectories that resilience research has taken in four parts. Part One delineates the ‘Conceptual Arena’ by providing an overview of the current state of theory and research, exploring biological, psychological, and socio-ecological perspectives and discussing various theoretical models of personal and social resilience. The ‘Psychosocial Correlates’ of resilience are discussed further in Part Two, from personal and personality correlates, socio-environmental factors and the contextual and cultural conditions conducive to resilient behaviour. In Part Three, ‘Applied Evidences’ are introduced in order to build upon the theoretical foundations in the form of several case studies drawn from varied contexts. Examples of resilient behaviour range from post-disaster scenarios to special operation groups, orphaned children, and violent extremism. Finally, Part Four, ‘Proposed Implications and Resilience Building’, sums up the issues involved in discussing post-traumatic growth, wellbeing and positive adaptation in the varied contexts of personal, familial, organizational and societal resilience. The volume provides a comprehensive overview of resilience theory, practice and research across disciplines and cultures, from varied perspectives and different populations. It will be a key reference for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatric social workers in practice and in training as well as researchers and students of psychology, sociology, human development, family studies and disaster management.
This essential reference volume in the field of suicidology brings forth leading-edge conceptualizations of suicidal behaviour by including emerging trends and recent research advances in the field across the globe. It highlights the trajectories of suicidal behaviour, emphasizing the psyche behind attempting suicide, identifying vulnerable groups, and bridging the gap between theoretical underpinnings and application for addressing the aftermath of suicide. The handbook delineates research progress on risk assessment among vulnerable groups of varied milieu. Furthermore, it introduces various avenues of change and well-being. It also addresses important concerns related to terrorism and suicide in the armed forces. This handbook is a comprehensive repository of the latest research synergized with theoretical conceptualizations that pave the way for newer approaches towards management and prevention of suicidal behaviour. It includes contributions by eminent authors across the globe, and is a must-have resource for scholars, academics and professionals in the areas of mental health and social work.
The Guide for Technical Officers and Psychologists is an aid for training.It provides an introduction to psychological concepts, theories and techniques of assessment.
This manual covers the general aspects of personal selection and specific aspects of psychological techniques applied in selection in an elaborate manner.
A field manual on Suicide and Fratricide: Dynamics and Management.A field manual for officers & jawans provides a comprehensive guide to Officers in counteracting the negative emotions of anger and depression whcih are frequently reported in combat zones and the subsequent aberrations these generate in the individual if held inside or if expressed freely.
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The manual on Overcoming Obsolence & Becoming Creative in R&D Environment has been developed with the aim -
The manual may be used as a tool for getting some insight into the concept of obsolescence and overcoming it by becoming creative and innovative.It will help in providing answers to questions like what is obsolescence, what are its causes, how can it be prevented, what is the role of individual and organization, how can an individual become creative and innovative , how important is innovation in combating obsolescence.
The manual on the title Managing Emotions in Daily Life & at Work Place has been developed with the intent to educate general population about emotion in general, assist them in controlling their negative emotions and substituting them with positive ones.This is likely to result in an enhancement in their general well-being and performance at workplace.
The manual on Self-Help Techniques in Military Settings is an attempt to provide some easy self-care strategies, which can be very useful in reducing stress and enhancing mental health.
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The manual on Psychological Well-Being of Soldiers At High Altitude has been developed on the basis of researches carried out so far in the area of high altitude as well as the experiences shared by the military personnel of the Armed Forces who have actually served in the areas of high altitude.
It covers all those aspects which are actually relevant to the soldiers in their military setting. At the same time,the manual also covers certain activities and case studies that provide valuable inputs to them and makes it more interesting to comprehend.