Abba's Child: the cry of the heart for intimate belonging
Call Number: BV 4639 .M269 1994
Publication Date: 1994-06-01
Identifying the consequences of hiding broken and angry emotions from other people and God, a guide for Christians shares advice for overcoming feelings of shame in order to accept oneself and live a more honest life of faith and character.
Adapting Minds: evolutionary psychology and the persistent quest for human nature
Call Number: BF 701 .B85 2005
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
Was human nature designed by natural selection in the Pleistocene epoch? The dominant view in evolutionary psychology holds that it was—that our psychological adaptations were designed tens of thousands of years ago to solve problems faced by our hunter-gatherer ancestors. In this provocative and lively book, David Buller examines in detail the major claims of evolutionary psychology—the paradigm popularized by Steven Pinker in The Blank Slateand by David Buss in The Evolution of Desire—and rejects them all. This does not mean that we cannot apply evolutionary theory to human psychology, says Buller, but that the conventional wisdom in evolutionary psychology is misguided. Evolutionary psychology employs a kind of reverse engineering to explain the evolved design of the mind, figuring out the adaptive problems our ancestors faced and then inferring the psychological adaptations that evolved to solve them. In the carefully argued central chapters of Adapting Minds, Buller scrutinizes several of evolutionary psychology's most highly publicized "discoveries," including "discriminative parental solicitude" (the idea that stepparents abuse their stepchildren at a higher rate than genetic parents abuse their biological children). Drawing on a wide range of empirical research, including his own large-scale study of child abuse, he shows that none is actually supported by the evidence. Buller argues that our minds are not adapted to the Pleistocene, but, like the immune system, are continually adapting, over both evolutionary time and individual lifetimes. We must move beyond the reigning orthodoxy of evolutionary psychology to reach an accurate understanding of how human psychology is influenced by evolution. When we do, Buller claims, we will abandon not only the quest for human nature but the very idea of human nature itself.
Call Number: BF 201 .K45 1995
Publication Date: 1995-08-31
A synthesis of cognitive psychology at its best, this thought-provoking and fascinating survey will be a vital resource for students. The material on particular topics - for example, neurocognition - is written at a level accessible to students with a background in general psychology. Topics covered include: sensation and perception; attention; speaking and listening; problem solving; and thinking. Chapters integrate contributions from developmental psychology and neuroscience to the area under discussion - for example, relevant details of brain structure are provided to clarify language use. Each chapter thus provides readers with a comprehensive view of the background, theory and research. Each chapter c
Key Thinkers in Psychology
Call Number: BF 95 .H37 2006
Publication Date: 2005-12-15
It is important for every student of psychology, wherever they might be in the world, to understand the classic scholars, the classic studies, and the subsequent generations of people and ideas that have come to define the broad discipline that is 'psychology'. This book achieves this in the most accessible and engaging manner possible. Rom Harré presents a unique textbook orientation, combining the biopic with the significance of the major protagonists of the last century, organized by 'schools of thought', yet with cross-references throughout the text.
APA Concise Dictionary of Psychology
Call Number: BF 31 .A65 2009
Publication Date: 2008-07-15
An invaluable and reliable source, the 'APA Concise Dictionary of Psychology' answers the needs of the ever-increasing number of thoughtful readers from all walks of life who are interested in the ways that psychological science and knowledge cast light on the issues of everyday living.
APA Ethics Code Commentary and Case Illustrations
Call Number: BF 76.4 .A63 2010
Publication Date: 2009-12-15
A comprehensive examination of the APA Ethics Code and the complex process of ethical decision making. The book describes the Standards of the Code, their application, and how the Code can guide psychologists when ethical dilemmas arise.