August 16, 2016

New Titles Tuesday August 16

This past week just over 400  titles were added to the catalogue, most of them are digitized  classic books, some dating back to the nineteenth century, from  Psych BOOKS.  Here is a sample.

I have endeavored to assemble and to present in simple untechnical form some of the basic zoological facts that must be taken into account in any penetrating study into the nature of human kind. This book is an exposition of human nature, without any plans for its improvement. The lack of such plans is due to my fear that Mother Nature would not be very regardful of them; that she will go right along making our successors after her regular patterns, and that they will continue to behave very much as we have done.

A client wishes to pay for therapy services by bartering his original artwork. A therapist accepts a client's hug. A client asks his or her therapist if they can be friends after therapy ends. A prospective client requests therapy from a therapist who is also her neighbor. A client inquires about a therapists spiritual orientation. What is the best course of action in these difficult situations? This book is for the professional who feels unsure when entering the gray areas that inevitably arise in psychotherapy practice.

The contents of children's minds on entering school /G. Stanley Hall, Clark University.
"This volume is concerned with children's minds level of cognitive development as they are about to enter school. Gender differences, age differences, and regional differences are also discussed

Empirically based play interventions for children [electronic resource] /edited by Linda A. Reddy, Tara M. Files-Hall, and Charles E. Schaefer.
This book focuses exclusively on empirically based play interventions. The editors have created a user-friendly reference of innovative, developmentally responsive, play-based interventions that are proven clinically effective with a variety of populations and childhood disorders. Each program featured in this text is theoretically grounded and designed to be implemented in multiple settings.

This book explores how the life of a small-community psychologist differs from that of a colleague in a large urban center who is not part of a small community, highlighting common problems and concerns. Using the provisions of the 2002 Ethics Code of the American Psychological Association as a reference point, the authors analyze dilemmas and advantages in small-community practice and suggest ways in which psychologists can evaluate their actions and make wise decisions.

Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds /by Charles Mackay ; with a foreword by Bernard M. Baruch.
The object of the author in the following pages has been to collect the most remarkable instances of those moral epidemics which have been excited, sometimes by one cause and sometimes by another, and to show how easily the masses have been led astray, and how imitative, and gregarious men are, even in their infatuations and crimes. Interspersed are sketches of some lighter matters, amusing instancies of the imitativeness and wrongheadedness of the people, rather than examples of folly and delusion.

How to make people like you: why we don't like people /by Donald A. Laird, Rivercrest Laboratory.
That this book is not founded upon an over-valuation of personality as a building stone is indicated by the fact that only about one-third of the work of the laboratory from which this material came is devoted to personality. The chapters of this book are based almost entirely upon the experimental work completed in the Colgate University Psychological Laboratory since the author took charge of the laboratory in 1924. Some of the material has not been previously published. Practically all of it is still hot from the forges of science. It is not possible to give a complete picture of personality, for there are still many problems to be solved in this work, practical problems as well as those concerned purely with scientific method. But the material which is presented covers a wide range of human relationships and should be intensely practical as well as highly personal

Keep your wits /by David Seabury.
Foolishness is not one of the lost arts. It has been practised for centuries. Millions are proficient in it, knowing its niceties. The means by which one becomes stupid are many, the methods easy to acquire. One has only to listen to the babble of advice heard on every hand in order to achieve a high grade of idiocy. The instruction to be had is guaranteed to lead to dullness. Teaching facts, without training the reason, will successfully occlude anyone's judgment. This volume is dedicated to thought, thinking and reasoning along these lines"

Geary proposes that human motivational, affective, behavioral, and cognitive systems have evolved to process social and ecological information (e.g., facial expressions) that covaried with survival or reproductive options during human evolution. In this view, Darwin's conceptualization of natural selection as a "struggle for existence" becomes, for us, a struggle with other human beings for control of the available resources.

Psychology for Bible teachers /by Edward Aldridge Annett.
The purpose of this volume is to present with as complete an absence of technical terminology as possible, the psychological laws which govern the unfolding of human personality. Sunday-school teachers, parents, religious educators and every one who attempts the task of teaching others will find in this book a simple yet trustworthy introduction to the laws which govern the working of the mind, enabling them to make certain that the methods of instruction which they are using are sound and are likely to be efficient

Psychology and history /by Harry Elmer Barnes, Smith College.
It is hoped that the reader will find here a serviceable summary of the major developments in social psychology and psychiatry which are of significance for the historian. For the psychologist and psychiatrist the chief importance of the volume will consist in a review of the efforts which have been made by historians and others to apply psychological methods and data to the interpretation of the history of man and human culture.

Soldier to civilian: problems of readjustment /by George K. Pratt, U.S. Armed Forces, Induction Center ; foreword by George S. Stevenson.
An attempt is made in the pages that follow to show how reasonable are the quandaries of the veteran, considering what he has been through and how reasonable it is that we should not throw the whole burden of finding his way upon shoulders that are new to this type of responsibility, nor take from those shoulders loads that they can carry. It is not a matter of rewarding a man for work well done.

The suggestive power of hypnotism [electronic resource] /L. Forbes Winslow.
Topics covered include hypnotism, the dual mind, important historical figures, the various theoretical approaches to hypnotism, the relationship between crime and hypnotism, drunkenness, and the use of psychotherapeutics in everyday life

Topics covered include: the nature of reasoning, description and ambiguity, and the leading technicalities of formal logic

Why we don't like people /by Donald A. Laird, Department of Psychology, Colgate University.

As you become more familiar with this material you will discover that the insight it gives you into human nature will rob you of the inclination to ridicule or condemn the pettinesses of others. You will probably find your impulses of hostile criticism or contempt supplanted by a mild amusement at human foibles. If you wish to dislike people or be peeved by them you are warned not to read this book at all. But even in that case it will be worth your while to learn from the preface something of the vistas which are being opened as the scientific worker examines under the microscope that elusive factor in our lives—Personality.

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