This book describes how to identify the different types of stressors that might impact you, helps you decide which ones truly are affecting you, as well as assist you in realizing how you react to the different stressors, among other topics. For exam READ MORE »
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This book is a study of the work of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the pioneer of psychoanalysis. The first part is an overview of his early life and training. The remainder of the book consists of a discussion of his major works and research. Freud's mo READ MORE »
This book describes Piaget's theory of cognitive development, which comprises four stages of intellectual maturity that occur throughout an individual?s lifespan. More specifically, this theory explains the nature of how humans acquire knowledge, com READ MORE »
This e-Book contains an extensive overview of schizophrenia. It focuses on the biologic, psychological, and social theories of causation and innovations. It contains a detailed discussion about the positive symptoms (including hallucinations and delu READ MORE »
This book is an overview of the field of psychopathology, or the study of mental illness. It looks at what mental illness is, gives a brief history of how it has been viewed, and describes the methods used in evaluating abnormal behavior. The largest READ MORE »
This book describes Burrhus Frederic Skinner's experimental analysis of human behavior as well as concepts he developed such as operant conditioning, reinforcement, punishment, superstitious behavior, and self-control. Skinner was especially interest READ MORE »
This book describes what motivational factors influence employees to excel in their job, as opposed to just doing their job. You will learn the factors that work on the majority of people, as well as those that work on specific groups of people. You READ MORE »
This book describes emotional intelligence. It begins with a general summary of the concept of emotional intelligence, then progresses to in-depth reviews of the major theories of emotional intelligence, and provides insight into the importance of em READ MORE »
This book describes the life and work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, a pioneer in the treatment of terminally ill patients. Her work clarified how people feel, encouraged the medical profession and others to listen to the dying in order to support their n READ MORE »
This e-book on psychotherapy describes various types of psychotherapeutic treatments that are used in clinical psychology and counseling practice with patients presenting different psychological or personality disorders. Non-psychotherapy treatments READ MORE »
Everything You Need to Know About Informed Consent will explain what it means for a person to give informed consent. It will discuss the things a person must be told and must understand for their consent to be considered “informed”. Everything Yo READ MORE »
Everything You Need to Know About SOAP Notes describes the SOAP format of documentation. SOAP is an acronym for “subjective, objective, assessment, and plan”, and this form of documentation is widely used in medical, counseling, psychology, socia READ MORE »
This book describes the lifelong process of psychosocial development as presented by Erik Erikson. From birth to death, people change physically, intellectually, psychologically, emotionally, and socially. Erikson described a set of specific developm READ MORE »
Since the foundation of Alcoholics Anonymous 1935, 12 step programs have become the keystone of recovery from substance abuse, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, and sexual addiction. Everything You Need to Know About 12 Step Programs describes h READ MORE »
Everything You Need to Know About Attachment Theory, Styles, and Behaviors reviews the foundation of attachment theory, from infant attachment to adult attachment. This book also examines the different types of parent-child attachment and adult attac READ MORE »
Everything You Need to Know About Posttraumatic Stress Disorder describes the causes, symptoms, and available treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder. The acute stress response is a natural response to unnatural events. When a serious, troubling READ MORE »
Sigmund Freud introduced “the talking cure” in the late 19th century with his psychoanalytic theory. Since that introduction, talk therapy has become a staple among the treatments for mental and emotional disorders. Freud’s psychoanalytic theor READ MORE »