This book offers a new approach by combining the disciplines of history, psychology, and religion to explain the suicidal element in both Western culture and the individual, and how to treat it. Ancient Greek society displays in its literature and the lives of its people an obsessive interest in suicide and death. Kaplan and Schwartz have explored the psychodynamic roots of this problem--in particular, the tragic confusion of the Greek heroic impulse and its commitment to unsatisfactory choices that are destructively rigid and harsh. The ancient Hebraic writings speak little of suicide and approach reality and freedom in vastly different terms: God is an involved parent, caring for his children. Therefore, heroism, in the Greek sense, is not needed nor is the individual compelled to choose between impossible alternatives. In each of the first three sections, the authors discuss the issues of suicide from a comparative framework, whether in thought or myth, then the suicide-inducing effects of the Graeco-Roman world, and finally, the suicide-preventing effects of the Hebrew world. The final section draws on this material to present a suicide prevention therapy. Historical in scope, the book offers a new psychological model linking culture to the suicidal personality and suggests an antidote, especially with regard to the treatment of the suicidal individual.
The Psychology of Teaching and Learning provides a thorough and comprehensive introduction to the psychology of instruction in the schools and colleges.The book divides the theory into three stages (the "three steps" in the subtitle): (i) work by the teacher prior to engagement with the student (e.g. needs assessment; diagnosis; mental ability including emotional intelligence); (ii) work by the teacher with the student (e.g. module delivery, formative assessment); and (iii) work done by the teacher after engagement with the student (e.g. summative assessment, remedial planning). The subject matter is wide-ranging including, for example, parental influence, behavioral factors and a consideration of different kinds of intelligence. Martinez-Pons has developed models of instruction in the form of flow charts, reports research (including plentiful quantitative studies) and includes boxed material explaining techniques and concepts (e.g. correlational analysis).It was written with graduate students of education in mind, especially for courses for educational psychology and pedagogy. Because the book develops out of general educational psychology, it is applicable to all stages of education from elementary school to college teaching as well as in-service professionals, including educational psychologists.
Find out how--and why--sports can help you better understand your studentsBecause participation in sports is an integral part of the educational experience for students in both public and private schools, it's essential that school psychologists and counselors have a solid foundation to help ensure the well-being of student-athletes. School Sport Psychology is a comprehensive overview of this fast-growing field with guidelines for school psychologists who want to gain a better understanding of sport psychology to extend their skills and enhance their effectiveness. The book presents perspectives, programs, and procedures for working with administrators and coaches to help students develop physically, mentally, and emotionally.School Sport Psychology examines the practical interfaces between school and sport psychology, with an emphasis on parent and family involvement. Contributors representing sport psychology, school psychology, and clinical and community disciplines examine the theory, research, and practice of sport psychology and how its evolution parallels the development of school psychology. The book addresses the benefits and risks of using sport to promote the development of self-esteem, identity, and feelings of competence in students. School Sport Psychology examines: evidence-based sport psychology programs, including GOALS, ATLAS, and ATHENA a case study of the design and implementation of a sport psychology program in an urban high school the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs among high school student-athletes the use and abuse of steroids eating disorders among high school student-athletes a systems-oriented method of school/sport psychology assessment and intervention program planning and evaluation framework the knowledge and skills needed to work in sport psychology and much moreSchool Sport Psychology is an essential professional resource for psychologists, counselors, and health service providers.
Confused about which parenting approach to follow? Jim Newheiser provides insight into the jungle of competing formulas, teaching parents how to critique them and offering them hope from the gospel.
Providing a unified introduction to the underlying ideas of the Psychology of Security, Emergency and Risk (PSER), this book highlights the usefulness of a basic psychological knowledge for all those working in this field and summarizes the main dynamic processes associated with the helping relationship: from the neurological pathway of the emotions to the entirely virtual functions of the real Ego, all of these estimable by the oneiric test contained in the appendix.The authors include, in each of the dedicated chapters, the current theories and worked examples to reinforce every argument: from communications rules to the knowledge of terrorism's cultural background, in its psychological, biological and environmental component. The last important goal at the end of each chapter is to offer the reader, by confronting their own experiences with analysed realities, the possibility to discover the sense of one's personal identity.
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