Applied Psychology

Author: Graham Davey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444331213

Category: Psychology

Page: 692

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For a significant portion of psychology students, their reason for choosing an undergraduate degree in psychology is their interest in applied psychology and a desire to use psychological knowledge to help solve personal and social problems. With this in mind, this textbook has been designed to satisfy these needs for applied psychology teaching at all undergraduate levels. Applied Psychology is designed to introduce students to the main areas of applied psychology (Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Educational Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Sports & Exercise Psychology, Counselling Psychology and Teaching Psychology) from UK, European and international perspectives. It also introduces the core psychological knowledge that underpins these applied and professional areas. As a result, students learn core knowledge from the five main areas of psychology, as well as acquiring a thorough grounding in how this knowledge is applied, and the professional issues associated with that application. Highlights include a broad range of teaching and learning features designed to help the student learn and the teacher teach. These include: Focus Points, Colour Illustrations, Activity Boxes, Research Methods, Case Histories, Self–Test and Essay Questions, Learning Outcomes and Section Summaries, a Glossary as well as Links to Journal Articles and Further Reading. The chapters on Counselling Psychology and Teaching Psychology are available online via the Student Companion Site at: http://tinyurl.com/c3ztvtj The text is written to be accessible to Level 1 Introductory Psychology students, and also to provide the core knowledge and professional information that students at Levels 2 and 3 would require.
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The Applied Psychologist

Author: James Hartley (Ph. D.),Alan Branthwaite

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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"Written in a clear and accessible style, the book should appeal to psychology students who want to get an idea of what it is like to work in applied psychology and the skills need to do this. This is especially the case as the book contains highly practical guide to pursuing career opportunities and where to find information on relevant courses." Tom Merrill, Psychology Student, University of Leeds, UK Review of the first edition: "... a nice combination of theory and practice which should be of interest to two main audiences - psychology students trying to get some ideas about their choice of career, and practising psychologists who might like to dip into the book from time to time to broaden their horizons." R. J. Ashton - School Psychology International * What do psychologists do? * What skills do psychologists have? * What contributions can they make to solving people's problems? Are there different kinds of psychologists doing different kinds of jobs or do applied psychologists share a common set of skills to be deployed in different contexts? The fully revised and updated second edition of this highly successful book takes the latter view. It brings a fresh perspective by suggesting that applied psychologists have many similar skills that can be used in different ways in different circumstances. The editors identify seven roles used by most applied psychologists, embracing the psychologist as counsellor, colleague, expert, tool-maker, detached investigator, theoretician and agent for change. In this book fifteen leading applied psychologists describe several aspects of their work in order to emphasise these different roles. Although the content of this book is very varied - covering work-based counselling, cancer treatment, police psychology, text design, driving behaviour, sports psychology, market research, fire-fighter stress, autism, bullying, and work with refugees - the theme is simple: applied psychologists have many similar skills in the roles they play. Students of psychology everywhere will find this book to be an essential point of reference on applied psychology. Its clear and accessible style is enhanced by discussion questions and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter. The text also contains a useful and highly practical guide to pursuing career opportunities and where to find information on relevant courses.
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Elements of Applied Psychology

Author: Peter Spurgeon,Roy Davies,Antony Chapman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317312090

Category: Psychology

Page: 386

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Originally published in 1994, Elements of Applied Psychology provided an introductory survey of the major aspects of applied psychology at the time for students of psychology as a main or ancillary subject. It was the first text to investigate the pressures created by this increased interest in applied psychology, offering insight into the factors which had influenced its patterns and direction. The book comprises 18 chapters, covering both the well-established fields of professional psychology, such as educational, clinical/counselling and occupational/organisational psychology, and areas of developing application at the time, including applied cognitive psychology, economic and health psychology, and psychology and law. The text will still be of value to students considering possible career areas in psychology, students on psychology courses pondering choice of specialism and those students taking psychology as a subsidiary subject in one of the areas covered. It is also consistent with the increasing link between the academic community and practitioners. It will serve to increase the understanding and exchange.
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Applied Psychology

Author: Horst Gundlach

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415172165

Category: Psychology

Page: 127

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Now available as single volumes as well as in a 13-volume set, the rare proceedings collected here were originally published between 1920 and 1958. This set documents international activity in applied psychology between the wars and during the post-War reestablishment of international scientific collaboration. The proceedings of each Congress are reproduced with a short individual preface discussing their content and import.
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Applied Psychology

New Frontiers and Rewarding Careers

Author: Stewart I. Donaldson,Dale E. Berger,Kathy Pezdek

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1136871713

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

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Applied Psychology demonstrates the power of applied psychology to promote human welfare and optimal human functioning as well as the vast career opportunities that exist for those with a psychology education. Some of the most eminent psychologists in the world today examine how psychological science is and can be used to prevent and ameliorate pressing human problems to promote positive social change. Part one provides an overview of the history and rise of applied psychology. The second part provides examples of how psychological science has been, and can be used, to prevent and ameliorate human problems. Part three presents examples of cutting-edge research in applied psychology, while exploring non-traditional career opportunities. The contributors provide evidence for the range of career opportunities, discuss skill and educational requirements, and explore the quality of work life in a wide range of areas within psychology. Advice on what it takes to prepare for a rewarding career in applied psychology is also provided. Intended as a supplement for courses in introductory or applied psychology, contemporary issues, professional development, social and organizational psychology, this book will also be a valued addition to campus career centers. Psychologists considering new career options will also appreciate this volume.
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Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080547745

Category: Psychology

Page: 2688

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The Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology encompasses applications of psychological knowledge and procedures in all areas of psychology. This compendium is a major source of information for professional practitioners, researchers in psychology, and for anyone interested in applied psychology. The topics included are, but are not limited to, aging (geropsychology), assessment, clinical, cognitive, community, counseling, educational, environmental, family, industrial/organizational, health, school, sports, and transportation psychology. The entries drawn from the above-referenced areas provide a clear definition of topic, a brief review of theoretical basis relevant to the topic, and emphasize major areas of application. Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.
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Applied Psychology

Current Issues and New Directions

Author: Rowan Bayne,Ian Horton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941507

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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`This is a competently edited, reader-friendly publication which fills a previously empty niche in the market. Every applied psychologist should have a copy well within arm's length' - British Journal of Educational Psychology Applied Psychology: Current Issues and New Directions is an exciting new textbook and a perfect resource for students taking either a focussed degree in applied psychology or a module as part of a wider psychology degree program. Given its breadth of coverage it should also be essential background reading on courses looking in depth at one of the many areas of professional psychological practice. The book is divided into two parts. In Part One, the book reviews the traditional branches of applied psychology (i.e. clinical, educational and occupational psychology); some relative newcomers (counselling psychology, forensic and health psychology); and some less obvious areas (careers guidance, counselling, academia) addressing such issues as training, future trends and developments within each field. Part Two offers discussion of more generic issues facing professional psychologists including the role of research and evidence-based practice in everyday work; trends in higher education; and continuing professional development. The book concludes with a `Round-Table' discussion involving leading psychologists commenting on trends and new directions in their respective fields. Key features of this book: - Consistently pedagogical throughout - chapter summaries, questions for reflection and discussion and annotated further reading in every chapter - Comprehensive coverage - all areas of applied psychology included - Related to the `real world' - by reviewing the issues and offering practical advice, this text should help prospective applied psychologists make informed decisions about their careers.
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TY Applied Psychology

Author: Nicky Hayes

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340772263

Category: Psychology, Applied

Page: 220

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This volume aims to show how basic psychological processes are relevant to a variety of everyday situations and contexts. The book provides a comprehensive look at psychology at work and in day-to-day living. It covers 18 different areas of applied psychology and includes well-developed but unknown areas such as space psychology and eco-psychology.
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