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The Act in Context: The Canonical Papers of Steven C. Hayes

The Canonical Papers of Steven C. Hayes is a compilation of his most pivotal articles written from 1982-2012. Through these selected papers, Hayes again revisits the theoretical struggles between behavioral and cognitive-behavior theories, taking us from the 1980s into present day, discussing the breakthroughs and follies. Using this as a focus point, he discusses the tradition of behavior analysis and its difficulties in addressing ...

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Stepfamily Relationships: Development, Dynamics, and Interventions, Second Edition

This second edition synthesizes the emerging knowledge base on the diversity of stepfamilies, their inherent concerns, and why so relatively little is still known about them. Its extensive findings shed needed light on family arrangements relatively new to the literature (e.g., cohabitating stepparents), the effects of these relationships on different family members (e.g., stepsiblings, stepgrandparents), the experiences of gay and l...

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Autopilot: The Art and Science of Doing Nothing

"A tour de force of an academic field that doesn't really exist just yet - the science of being idle. Andrew Smart synthesizes a whole range of cutting-edge ideas in neuroscience, dynamic systems theory, psychology, literature, pop culture, and philosophy, and gives us a hugely entertaining read about what we do most of the time, i.e. nothing. Autopilot finishes with the most stimulating and provocative ideas about who we really are,...

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Relational Psychoanalysis 3 Volume Set: Relational Psychoanalysis, Volume 2: Innovation and Expansion

The "relational turn" has transformed the field of psychoanalysis, with an impact that cuts across different schools of thought and clinical modalities. In the six years following publication of Volume 1, Relational Psychoanalysis: The Emergence of a Tradition, relational theorizing has continued to develop, expand, and challenge the parameters of clinical discourse. It has been a period of loss, with the passing of Stephen A. Mitche...

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Interpretive Voices: Responding to Patients

The contributions in this book exemplify ways in which different analysts think about and treat the issue of interpretation, explicitly or implicitly exploring the question of whether there is something distinctive about the way in which an analyst expresses his or her own personality and understanding within the medium of psychoanalysis. Each analyst construes the aims, theories, and body of knowledge of psychoanalysis in his/her ow...

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Neurotoxin Modeling of Brain Disorders

This book is authored by leading experts who made major discoveries in neuroteratology research focused on modeling human neural developmental disorders. Individual chapters address ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), Lesch-Nyhan disease, psychoses and schizophrenia, autism, and models of Parkinson’s Disease and tardive dyskinesia. The effects of perinatal stress and agonist insults on life-long outcomes are addressed, a...

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Explorations in Autism: A Psychoanalytic Study

Explorations in Autism was a turning point in both the understanding of and the clinical approach to autism. The clinical material gradually unveils the geography of the internal mother (which proved crucial for the development of Meltzer's claustrum theory) and allowed him to draft, for the first time in psychoanalysis, a theory of the dimensionality of mental life. The book is a moving journey through the dynamics of the transferen...

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Disgust: The Gatekeeper Emotion

Susan Miller, author of two foundational works on shame (The Shame Experience [TAP, 1985/1993pbk]; Shame in Context [TAP, 1996]), now turns to disgust, an intriguing emotion that has received little attention in the professional literature. For Miller, the psychological study of disgust revolves around boundary issues: We tend to feel disgusted about things (from bodily processes to decaying organic matter to ethnic attributes of "fo...

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Warum verhalten wir uns manchmal merkwürdig und unlogisch?

Wie wird unser Verhalten durch andere beeinflusst? Warum nur tun wir manchmal unlogische, merkwürdige oder irrationale Dinge? In amüsanter und unterhaltsamer Weise entschlüsselt Sylvain Delouvée mit diesem Werk das irrationale Verhalten der Menschen.  Anhand der zwanzig bekanntesten  klassischen psychologischen Experimente, wie z.B. der Milgram Studie  bezüglich der Autoritätshörigkeit, der Cantril Untersuchungen zur Psychologie der ...