Subject: Psychology / General

Subject: Psychology / General

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Techniques for Observing Normal Child Behavior

|9780822950431|A handbook of standard techniques for observing children’s behavior in nursery school settings — it is also applicable to children in club groups, elementary school classrooms, and hospitals.| Nancy Carbonara|| Education / Preschool & Kindergarten Psychology / Developmental / Child Psychology / General Social Science / Children’s Studies

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A Mad People’s History of Madness

|9780822953319| A man desperately tries to keep his pact with the Devil, a woman is imprisoned in an insane asylum by her husband because of religious differences, and, on the testimony of a mere stranger, “a London citizen” is sentenced to a private madhouse. This anthology of writings by mad and allegedly mad people is a comprehensive overview of the history of mental illness for the past five hundred years-from the viewpoint of the patients themselves. Dale Peterson has compiled twenty-seven selections dating from 1436 through 1976. He prefaces each excerpt with biographical information about the writer. Peterson's running commentary…

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The Deepening Shade

|9780822953371|Psychological Aspects of Life-Threatening Illness|The Deepening Shade is an elegant synthesis of the psychology of life-threatening illness. The book’s evocative power derives from the interweaving of clinical conceptualization with the words of patients and family members. Rather than focusing on death, Sourkes explores <I>living</I> with a life-threatening illness.| Barbara M. Sourkes|| Psychology / General

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The Political Psychology of the Gulf War

|9780822954958|Leaders, Publics, and the Process of Conflict| In these original essays, widely respected experts analyze the personal psychologies and public belief systems of the individuals and nations involved in the Gulf War – from George Bush and Saddam Hussein to the peoples of the United States, Israel, and Arab countries. Approaching the events of 1990-1991 from the perspectives of psychology, history, mass communications, and political science, these scholars examine the dynamic relationship of events, behavior, and perceptions.Part I deals with the psychological and political origins of the war; part II focuses on George Bush, Saddam Hussein, and the nature of…

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