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1. The Good Psychologist: A Novel
2. Ethics and Law for School Psychologists
3. The Psychologist as Detective:
4. Decoding the Ethics Code: A Practical
5. The Daily Trading Coach: 101 Lessons
6. Secondary Data Analysis: An Introduction
7. Public Speaking for Psychologists:
8. The Vampire Shrink (Kismet Knight,
9. Psychologist's Book Of Self-tests:
10. Psychologists' Desk Reference
11. How to Think Like a Psychologist:
12. Pooh and the Psychologists
13. The Social Psychologists: Research
14. Practical Ethics for Psychologists:
15. The Psychologist's Companion:
16. Dark Harvest (Kismet Knight, Vampire
17. The Psychologist as Expert Witness
18. Professional Development and Supervision
19. 9 Things You Simply Must Do to
20. A Handbook for Correctional Psychologists:

1. The Good Psychologist: A Novel
by Noam Shpancer
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2010-08-03)
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Asin: 0805092595
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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"Noam Shpancer portrays the oft-hidden world of psychotherapy with unparalleled authenticity, compassion, and wit . . . An astonishing debut."—Jonathan Kellerman

Noam Shpancer's stunning debut novel opens as a psychologist reluctantly takes on a new client—an exotic dancer whose severe anxiety is keeping her from the stage. The psychologist, a solitary professional who also teaches a lively night class, helps the client confront her fears. But as treatment unfolds, her struggles and secrets begin to radiate onto his life, upsetting the precarious balance in his unresolved relationship with Nina, a married former colleague with whom he has a child—a child he has never met. As the shell of his detachment begins to crack, he suddenly finds himself too deeply involved, the boundary lines between professional and personal, between help and harm, blurring dangerously.

With its wonderfully distinctive narrative voice, rich with humor and humanity, The Good Psychologist leads the reader on a journey into the heart of the therapy process and beyond, examining some of the fundamental questions of the soul: to move or be still; to defy or obey; to let go or hold on.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Psychological tension
If you're looking for flashing swords and exciting car chases, look elsewhere.The Good Psychologist is a novel with rich characters and subtle tensions that will please the literary fan, not an excitement junkie.The psychologist's tale is told through patient interviews, classroom scenes, and personal reflections.For some, these might be show stoppers, but I like the variety of narrative forms.The unnamed protagonist is not a perfect man, far from it, but who is?I found him to be believable and human.

This isn't a perfect book, but not a bad one either.I look forward to the author's next effort.

4-0 out of 5 stars Psychology lectures imbedded in a novel
"The Good Psychologist" is the debut novel of Noam Shpancer, himself a professor of psychology at Otterbein College in Ohio.The storyline revolves around our unnamed, good psychologist as he conducts therapy sessions with a stripper (his 4:00 client), teaches a psychology class, and interacts with Nina, his former lover and another psychologist he consults with occasionally.

The novel is less "novel" and story than interesting lecture on the subject of psychology.I had a hard time not assuming that much of this is the author putting himself into the narrative rather than it being a story about someone else.The connecting story often seems put in place to set up a lecture on the way a "good psychologist" would conduct his work and that came across as the focus to me.Having a B.S. in psychology and interested in the subject, I found his lectures and musings about the profession to be compelling but I believe someone not interested in the subject would have a hard time staying engaged in the reading.Well written, the author does display a great ability to put words down on the page in a way that few first-time novelists can.

While enjoyable and very different in subject and tone, there will be people that love this novel and people that will fall asleep through sheer boredom.I largely enjoyed it, but not everyone will.

3-0 out of 5 stars The Controlling Psychologist
This is an accessible, well-edited novel about a psychologist who teaches undergraduates and maintains a private practice using cognitive or behavior techniques to treat patients with anxiety disorders. Like the stripper patient who is unable to perform any longer, the psychologist has a biological daughter whom he does not parent.

As he interacts with the stripper, we get glimpses of his own solitary life and his obsession with the married lover, another psychologist, with whom he fathered the child. We also learn snippets from the history and theories of psychology as he lectures his students.

My problem with the book was in knowing that the nameless narrator, the good psychologist (you learn what this means from his lectures), is a perfect match-up for the author. While I assume, with no evidence, the book is not entirely autobiographical, this gives him an enormous stake in controlling the narrative. All the patients make progress; most of his students pay attention to and internalize his witty lectures.

Aside from the occasional check-in with his former lover, this "good" psychologist does not engage in supervision or interact with his peers. He's so busy trying not to judge the stripper that it doesn't occur to him that she might be under violent threat early on when she skips sessions. And then there are the put-downs of religious fundamentalists (Muslim and Christian, although he does better with the Christian) and his inability to discern one nationality of Asian from another. I found it interesting that someone not reared in this country would casually refer to a cabbie's accent as "foreign."

I'd say the good psychologist has some work to do.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book and a pleasure to read
I really enjoyed reading it as a work of fiction. Every day I was looking forward to continue reading the book as one one is looking forward to having a conversation with a smart and honest friend.
Mr. Shpancer,thank you for writing the book and I will be looking forward to read the next one.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun to read, as I try to be a "good psychologist"
As a psychologist and former Otterbein student, I enjoyed this novel for multiple reasons.Insightful, moving, and educational for those unfamiliar with current conceptualizations of how to deal with anxiety. ... Read more

2. Ethics and Law for School Psychologists
by Susan Jacob, Dawn M. Decker, Timothy S. Hartshorne
Hardcover: 384 Pages (2010-11-30)
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Asin: 0470579064
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The definitive text—completely revised—on the professional and legal standards of school psychology

Fully revised and now in its sixth edition, the single best source of authoritative information on the ethical and legal issues associated with school psychological practice includes the most up-to-date standards and requirements of the profession. Citing recent legal rulings and publications as well as historical references, Ethics and Law for School Psychologists provides the most comprehensive foundation for scholarship in this area.

A key reference for understanding and delivering ethically and legally sound services, the text combines the expertise of three leading professionals at the forefront of the field. Completely updated to reflect the National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP) revised 2010 Principles for Professional Ethics, the new edition of this classic text also addresses the final regulations in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the amended Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition, the Sixth Edition features:

  • New material on the management of sensitive, private student information and a revised section on privileged communication
  • Broader coverage of ethical-legal issues in school-based intervention, including a new section on interventions in the general education classroom
  • The latest research and professional literature related to ethics and law in school psychology

Covering the ethical and legal issues that impact every school psychologist, and with numerous pedagogical features including case vignettes, end-of-chapter questions, and topics for discussion, Ethics and Law for School Psychologists, Sixth Edition is well suited for graduate students in school psychology and is a must-have resource for all practicing school psychologists, educators, and school administrators. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Concise and info-packed
We are using this book in my School Psychology credential coursework.It is a bit dry; even the page layout and the feel of the paper make me think of a desert.But it is proving to be a very concise and useful tool, complete with application scenarios that convey how the issues come up in real life.Also, it has an excellent index, which is key to accessing the information packed in there. It turns out that Ethics is a pretty juicy topic!

2-0 out of 5 stars Too much too soon
I am a teacher using this text book for the first time in a Foundations course in a graduate level school psychology program at a well known university.While this book is packed with lots of great information, I find that thecontent and depth of informationis more than is neededfor a first year entry level school psychology student. I will be changing to another text.

5-0 out of 5 stars Books r fine; shipping was slow!
The books are fine- I'm just disappointed on how long it took to receive my order. I took the 5-7 business day option, and it was more like 12 or 14 days. It's frustrating when you're promised something and it doesn't deliver- literally! Lol

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Reference
I originally bought this text since it was required for my school psychology coursework.It's easy to read as far as textbooks go, and the case examples are quite helpful in illustrating points.When I really started to appreciate this book was when I started studying for the Praxis.It's a great reference to look back on legislation and case law in addition to a fantastic study guide!

5-0 out of 5 stars Textbook Purchase
I received the book very quickly and the price was great! I am very satisfied with my purchase. ... Read more

3. The Psychologist as Detective: An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psychology (5th Edition)
by Randolph A. Smith, Stephen F. Davis
Hardcover: 456 Pages (2009-03-21)
list price: US$134.00 -- used & new: US$79.98
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Asin: 0205687407
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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For undergraduate courses in Experimental Psychology, Research Methods, or Experimental Design.


This text conveys the excitement of research methodology through a lively, conversational style. To make the study of the research process interactive and accessible, student-focused features and critical thinking activities are integrated throughout the text. Actual student research appears in each chapter to increase relevance and heighten student interest.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Money saving and in great shape!
As a single parent and a full time student new books are incredibly expensive. I am glad that I found this "slightly used" book at half of the price the college wanted to charge me for a new book. This book was in great shape!

3-0 out of 5 stars Received old edition of book I requested.
I typed in the appropiate ISBN as well as the correct edition that I needed; In seeking a book for a lesser amount, I found there is no way to know that the less expensive book I ordered was not the edition I wanted? I was quite disappointed when I received it and needed to purchase an (unpreferred)e-book because of time constraints. It was a big disappointment.

Why is it so easy to order the wrong book?

5-0 out of 5 stars Psych Detective
This sender shipped this product for me "rush mail" so I wouldn't miss my assignment. I definitely recommend him.

5-0 out of 5 stars as promised
This book can in on time and as promised, it was "new".No markings or anything.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Psychologist as detective

The book arrived promptly and in stated condition. I would buy from this seller again. ... Read more

4. Decoding the Ethics Code: A Practical Guide for Psychologists
Paperback: 400 Pages (2008-11-21)
list price: US$55.95 -- used & new: US$35.94
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Asin: 1412959160
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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How has the 2002 American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct been applied to ethical decision-making in the science and practice of psychology since its adoption? What challenges and insights has it presented over the past six years? In this Second Edition of Decoding the Ethics Code, Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D. – who chaired the APA Ethics Code Task Force – addresses these important issues using the same user-friendly format and in-depth coverage of the First Edition

Key Features of the Second Edition: 

  • Incorporates scholarly reactions to the Ethics Code and sheds new light on application since its adoption in 2002
  • Highlights updated case examples and expands discussion of the ethical decision-making model introduced in the First Edition
  • Introduces “hot topic” sections at the end of chapters to demonstrate the applicability of the Code in the face of emerging moral debates – such as the involvement in psychologists in military interrogations and the integration of religion and spirituality in therapy
  • Includes an alternate “Table of Contents” organized so readers and instructors can quickly find how standards throughout the Ethics Code relate to specific concerns and settings

Intended Audience

This insider’s guide is an essential resource for new and established mental health practitioners. Graduate students of psychology will find this core text a valuable source of information on ethics in psychology.

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4-0 out of 5 stars User Friendly
I had to buy this book for use in a doctoral level Ethics class, but I have also used it at the undergraduate level. The book is easy to read and explains the Ethics code in a clear way. I would recommend it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading
I have several books which were written to assist in the practical applications of the APA ethics code. This book explains the issues, the rationales, and provides the clearest examples of the lot. I almost did not buy it but it was a required text in an advanced course. I am pleased to own and make use of it, and I wish it had been available when I first started studying and teaching the topic.

1-0 out of 5 stars Too Expensive; Missing Pages; Disinterested and Disappointing Publisher (Sage)
This book was very expensive (over $40 dollars, only a few hundred pages, and paperback), was missing about 30 critical pages, so I returned it and bought another,as I needed it for a class I'm taking. Getting the book expressed mailed was very expensive, so I had the expense of buying a second book and getting it expressed mailed to me.When I contacted the publisher, Sage Publications, they refused to help and stand behind the integrity of their product. They said it was probably an anomaly, I got unlucky, and it was just too bad that I was going to have to return it and pay more for the privilege of having a book I thought was complete, like most books, and I'd ordered well in advance of my class. It was a big inconvenience, not worth the price, and Sage Publications should be ashamed of their poor customer service.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantasticbooks meams what they say and say what they mean!
I was really excited when I received the book.Fantasticbooks stated that the book was in "new" condition and when I received it, it was.I also appreciated getting the book via USPS as opposed to other carriers.I like receiving the book in my PO Box instead of hoping that I am home when the other carriers come.I will continue to use this vendor as I continue to buy textbooks!EXCELLENT~

5-0 out of 5 stars Book arrived on time.
Excellent book for those in helping professions.I will keep this book and not resell it. ... Read more

5. The Daily Trading Coach: 101 Lessons for Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist (Wiley Trading)
by Brett N. Steenbarger
Hardcover: 368 Pages (2009-03-23)
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Asin: 0470398566
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Praise for The Daily Trading Coach

"A great book! Simply written, motivational with unique content that leads any trader, novice or experienced, along the path of self-coaching. This is by far Dr. Steenbarger's best book and a must-have addition to any trader's bookshelf. I'll certainly be recommending it to all my friends."
—Ray BarrosCEO, Ray Barros Trading Group

"Dr. Steenbarger has been helping traders help themselves for many years. Simply put, this book is a must-read for anyone who desires to achieve great success in the market."
—Charles E. KirkThe Kirk Report

"'Dr. Brett', as he is affectionately known by his blog readers, has assembled a practical guide to self coaching in this excellent book. The strategies he outlines are further enhanced with numerous resources and exercises for the reader to refer to and keep the principles fresh. I enthusiastically encourage anyone interested in bettering their trading and investing to read this book and keep it on their desk as a constant source of learning."
—Brian Shannon, www.alphatrends.netauthor of Technical Analysis Using Multiple Timeframes

"Dr. Brett has distilled his years of experience, as both a trader and a psychologist/coach, into the 101 practical lessons found in The Daily Trading Coach. Those lessons provide effective strategies for coping with the stumbling blocks that traders often face. This book should be a cornerstone of any serious trader's library."
—Michael Seneadzaequities trader and blogger at TraderMike.net ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Worth The Read, But Not Spectacular
In many sections, I felt the book could have just as easily been titled "The Daily Weight Loss Coach" or the "The Daily Relationship Coach" with a pass of the find & replace feature. Much of the content is very general in nature or just common sense. Unlike other books in my trading library, it did not change the way I trade, but I still feel it was worth the read. The book would probably be of more benefit to somebody just starting a career as a retail trader.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's all there
Trading is probably at least 70% psychological, and traders are lucky to have psychologist Steenbarger on their side. He has thought long and deeply about trading and knows the issues that beset traders. This book is full of practical, actionable, and results-producing lessons and exercises. Dr. Steenbarger tends to focus on short-term traders, but that shouldn't deter longer-term traders from reading it as well. If you do the exercises in the book and take seriously all the lessons, your trading is sure to improve. There is also a section for additional resources at the end of each chapter if you want to go into more depth on a particular topic. This is a great book for traders.

4-0 out of 5 stars The author's most "mass market" friendly work so far, yet one of the best on trading psychology
I gave very high ratings to the author's previous two books. However, I remarked that they are for professional trading trainers and trainees preferably with intermediate knowledge on psychology. Eventually, the author had presented the "mass market" this great work which it can digest. Very useful indeed. A must for any serious trader's collection!

Below please find some of my most favorite passages for your reference:-
When you think about your thinking by adopting the perspective of a self-observer, you no longer buy into negative thought patterns. pg42
A trading career is a marathon, not a sprint; the winners pace themselves. pg78
When we pursue goals in an effortful manner, we build intentionality and free will. pg80
A different facet of well-being is serenity: a mind free of distracting thoughts and feelings. It is vital to elite performance: a mind at peace is one that can be fully focused on market patterns. pg83
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. - George Bernard Shaw pg99
To keep yourself solution focuse, you want to ask yourself, "What did I do well today? What about this trade did I do right?" You will find that, over time, your performance is varied. pg113
When you talk aloud your thoughts and feelings, you no longer identify with them; you listen to them as an observer. pg117
Our coping is mobilized when we imagine anticipated stressful situations, preparing us for when those situations actually occur in trading. pg127
Consider two coaching scenarios.....1# "How could you be so careless? You just ruined your week. Do you realize what will happen if you continue to do this...." 2# C'mon, you're a better trader than that! Remember last month when you put together a string of winning days?...." 1# mirrors a sense of failure....2# doesnt avoid the problem, but starts from the premise of good trading. It mirrors encouragement and a reminder of the trader's strengths. pg144
I find it helpful, during trading, to periodically remind myself, "It's not about me." pg178
Tangible rewards for your success are among the strongest positive reinforcers. pg206
You dont have to diversify by trading many markets. You can diversify by time frame, directionality and setup pattern (trending, reversal). pg247
Anyone who fights for the future lives in it today. -Ayn Rand pg261
It's okay to be emotional; it's not okay to let emotion change your management of risk. pg281

5-0 out of 5 stars Greatest "self-help" (in the best sense) trading guide, but especially for the person wounded by trading badly
What distinguishes this book (I don't know his other works so I can't refer to them but a cursory sampling of them here at Amazon induced me to try this one out first) from other trading books I've read is that Steenbarger unabashedly incorporates "self-help" elements into his overtly psychological approach to becoming a professional trader. I'm aware of the stigma attached to the self-help genre as a whole, but in Steenbarger's case these elements emanate from extensive academic training in psychology (from the "About the Author" section of the book near the back: "Brett N. Steenbarger, PhD is clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY"), so his self-help angle reflects what seems to be a genuine concern with helping people--a refreshing antidote to the many dry, analytical, impersonal tomes on trading out there (which isn't to imply that the latter don't have their place--they do--but they're useless if you haven't first mastered various inner aspects of professional trading).

I emphasize Steenbarger's self-help emphasis to distinguish it from the emphasis of another, more famous (but not necessarily better) writer, Mark Douglas, author of _The Disciplined Trader_ and _Trading in the Zone,_ both classics (and for good reason) in their field, whose insights about trader discipline, while incisive, are hardly inspiring. And for me, it's what endears me most to Steenbarger. The writer I've encountered who's come closest to equaling this profound sense of connection Steenbargers makes with his audience is Dr. Alexander Elder, although while Elder establishes his rapport through humor and familiarity, Steenbarger establishes his through perspective, compassion, and insight into how optimism and realism aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

One thing I must say, however, is that those who haven't been trading for awhile may not benefit as much from this book as those who have--and especially those who have already lost a great deal of money. Steenbarger even implies as much in the way he titles his chapters: "Change: The Process and the Practice"; "Stress and Distress: Creative Coping for Traders." These are the FIRST TWO chapters of the entire book! Indeed, this is obviously a work intended to help the already-wounded trader get back on his/her feet and this time do it right. Steenbarger emphasizes the necessity of the professional trader eventually having to consider trading well from the standpoint of a fear-based need rather than a luxury-based desire--a revelation, again, that usually only comes to those who have already been severely wounded by trading badly. If this is you, this is your book. If it isn't, and you stick with trading, it eventually WILL be--unless it's already too late.

5-0 out of 5 stars When You Are Ready, the Teacher Will Come
In Googling "Trading Coach" this morning, I came across "The Daily Trading Coach".I read the reviews and looked through the sample and Googled the author.I've been trading for about 10 years and I'm admitting that I've never been good and it so unless I want to give it up, I need to change how I trade.That's why I bought this book.I'm spending a month of vacation time from my job to get my act together since I'm going into my 60th year and want very much to be able to trade to supplement a pension in my retirement. Quite a bit of pressure.So to grapple with the fear that I have of destitution in old age, (just kidding) I'm setting up a better trading process; journaling, determining a pre-market routine, figuring out how to make trading a business, etc.It's complex so it's important to get organized and have a system down on paper to work with, a business plan.I've never sat myself down to do that.

I've worked in both the textbook industry and the educational field and just in reading the preface and intro. of this book and seeing how Mr. Steenbarger has laid the text out and is using multimedia through his website, I am impressed.I see the danger here as one of being overwhelmed with data, but the author is obviously a man of great accomplishment and organization, and a lack of organization, dedication and consistency have been my downfalls.I'm looking for help to stop speculating and make trading a business. I've learned a lot about trading in the last 10 years. Now I need to apply it in an effective manner.

I'm going to use this book as a workbook.I'll go into it looking for what applies to my trading of the day, read some about the subject, then be led through a wealth/maze of information on-line, helped to assess it's use and organize the information into my trading plan.A good way to keep myself on track... like having a coach at my side when I want some assistance to work on something specific to my trading challenges.I'm thinking I've found the teacher/coach I am ready for, and it's ME, with a little help.

Happy Trading ... Read more

6. Secondary Data Analysis: An Introduction for Psychologists
Hardcover: 232 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Asin: 1433808765
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The use of secondary data, or existing data that is freely available to researchers who were not involved in the original study, has a long and rich tradition in the social sciences. In recent years, the internet has made secondary datasets readily available at the click of a mouse. And yet, whether due to a lack of methodological training or as part of a broader indifference to alternative data collection strategies, psychologists have been surprisingly slow to utilize these useful resources.

Secondary Data Analysis: An Introduction for Psychologists provides students and seasoned researchers alike with an accessible introduction to secondary analysis.

The book is divided into two sections:

Part I provides psychologists with a set of accessible methodological primers, including chapters on using short forms of scales; analyzing survey data with complex sampling designs; and dealing with missing data. (Readers are assumed to possess a working knowledge of multivariate analysis.)

Chapters in Part II provide compelling examples of secondary data analysis in various kinds of psychological research, including development and aging, behavioral genetics, cross-cultural psychology, and the psychology of political affiliation.

This wide-ranging yet practical book shows how the analysis of secondary data can provide unique and compelling opportunities for advancing psychological science. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Pragmatic, technical, sensible advice
Secondary data analysis: an introduction for psychologists delivers what it advertises. The availablility of data which have been already collected, for particular purposes, and which are in a form accessible to other investigators and which can be used to examine and explore other issues and theoretical problems, has made possible the development of an industry. This book is mainly for psychologists as this discipline has, in the past, been less likely than social scientists in the fields of sociology, political science and epidemiology, to consider secondary data analysis. The authors present a number of the arguments for and against the use of secondary data, as against primary data collected by psychologists in laboratory or field conditions and demonstrate the ways in which such analyses can be of benefit.The book contains a number of examples covering different fields of study, for exampleadult and adolescent development, psycholopathology, cross cultural psychology and political beliefs and actions. It also addresses various methodological problems, for example matters of reliability and validity (chapter 3 is a very good primer on reliability and validity of measurement for students of psychology), problems of complex sampling and issues with missing data. There is a good deal of technical coverage and lots of experience-based problem solving to guide the beginner.
But while this book provides a very useful technical and problem oriented set of solutions and topics, it does raise more general and deep issues in the field of psychology and in data management. At several points in the book, in particular in the chapters on cross cultural data and in the study of psychopathology, the authors raise significant methodologicval and epistemological problems that are inherent in any psychological investigation, whether that be with primary or secondary data. In the chapter on psychopathology the authors (Eaton & Krueger) cite, among others, two dicta that need to be heard. These are "Know the data well" and "Think carefully about all data-related decisions". Unless the investigator is aware of and is able to deal with the assumptions, explicit and implicit, that guide the development of measurement and affect the form of data, there is the likelihood of error in inference and the initiation of action. Dealing with someone else's data may make an investigator more attuned to the complexities and foibles of data generation and management, more so than when primary data are involved. The use of secondary data may make these issues less salient, investigators being more trusting than they should be of other people's scientific practices. A reading of this book will be likely to make the intending scientist think more carefully and critically about what they are doing, why and how. All of these things are good to do and this volume, while on the face of things perhaps narrow and specific, actually opens up debate and thought across a broad spectrum of psychological and social scientific inquiry. It is worth a close look. ... Read more

7. Public Speaking for Psychologists: A Lighthearted Guide to Research Presentations, Job Talks, and Other Opportunities to Embarrass Yourself
by David B. Feldman, Paul J. Silvia
Paperback: 160 Pages (2010-02-15)
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Asin: 1433807300
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Public speaking is one of the most common fears. Few people look forward to talking in front of others and even fewer do it as effectively as they could. A career in psychology and its related fields involves extensive public speaking, so you will need to learn to do it well. With time and practice, you too can become a confident and effective presenter. Public Speaking for Psychologists is a practical and lighthearted guide to planning, designing, and delivering a presentation. The first half of the book covers the nuts-and-bolts of public speaking: preparing a talk, submitting an abstract, developing your slides, managing anxiety, handling questions, and preventing public-speaking disasters. The second half applies these tips to common presentations, such as research talks, poster presentations, job talks, and talks to lay audiences. Throughout the book, the authors both experienced presenters offer realistic advice, useful tips, and humorous stories of embarrassing mistakes they ll never make again. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An entertaining read
This book was entertaining to read and didn't really feel like work. It offered helpful suggestions and I recommend it to anyone thinking about giving a presentation (particularly psych types). The best praise I can give it was after reading it I went ahead and bought another one of the author's books and now I like that one too: How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing

5-0 out of 5 stars David Feldman and Paul Silvia give plenty of tips
The most brilliant person in the world can still flub his lines in front of millions. "Public Speaking for Psychologists: A Lighthearted Guide to Research Presentations, Job Talks, and Other Opportunities to embarrass Yourself" looks into what many psychologists may struggle to do despite having a good idea how the human mind works - speaking in front of a crowd of them. David Feldman and Paul Silvia give plenty of tips to do that report or presentation with flying colors. "Public Speaking for Psychologists" is worth to have on hand for any psychological library collection.

5-0 out of 5 stars As good as anti-anxiety medication for the fearful forced public speaker
This book is one of the more useful titles in my collection. It's great not just for psychologists and others who give talks regularly, it is also an effective tool for occasional (terrified) speakers (who may self-generate bouts of nervous bowel syndrome in response to public speaking) in general. The advice in this sage-yet-irreverent volume is both practical and hysterical, and it's a fast read which leaves time to OWN your first post-read public speaking engagement. ... Read more

8. The Vampire Shrink (Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series)
by Lynda Hilburn
Paperback: 350 Pages (2007-10-01)
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Asin: 1933836237
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Denver Psychologist Kismet Knight just wants a little excitement in her life. A little publishing fame and fortune. She doesn't believe in the paranormal. Especially not comic book children of the night. But when a new client pulls Kismet into the vampire underworld, and introduces her to gorgeous Devereux -- who claims to be an 800-year-old vampire -- Kismet finds herself up to her neck in the undead. Not to mention all the other bizarre creatures crawling out of Denver's supernatural Pandora's Box. And if being attracted to a man who thinks he's an ancient bloodsucker isn't bad enough, someone -- or something -- is leaving a trail of blood-drained dead bodies. Enter handsome FBI profiler Alan Stevens, who warns her that vampires are very real and that one is a murderer. A murderer who is after her. In the midst of it all, Kismet realizes she has feelings for both the vampire and the profiler. But though she cares for each of the men, the reality that vampires exist is enough of a challenge . . . for now. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Rough to rate
This was a rough read for me. It had elements that I love in a book. A love triangle with FBI profiler (alan) and the vampire and the h. It lacked the jelousy that you would normally find in a triangle though which was odd to me. Also odd was the h (kismets) inability to see what was proven to her numerous times. Somehow she found it easier to believe aliens had abducted her memory then a vampires gaze effecting her. And she denies vampires exist yet advertises herself as a vampire psychiatrist. Just seemed to miss some elements to me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Smart and Fun!
Why is it that one of the best comments you can make about a book is that "I couldn't put it down"? Well, I couldn't and I have already ordered Lynda Hilburn's Dark Harvest, the second in the Kismet Knight Ph.D., Vampire Psychologist Series.

Now you have to understand, The Vampire Shrink is the first vampire book I have ever read.Yet, it amazes me how familiar I was with their culture.I suppose I enjoyed the Moonlight TV series a bit too much.Seriously, not only is this a smart story, well written; it also is fun, sexy and had me laughing out loud.So, I don't think any readers have to fear developing any sort of blood lust, but you might find that this series does produce a lot of smiles. In fact, even telling friends how much I am enjoying a book on vampires has brought some humorous responses. Highly recommend!

5-0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed these books!!
*Mild SPOILER mentioned*

These books are GREAT!I had a little hesitation initially, thinking I wouldn't like books about a Vampire Shrink, but title doesn't even begin to describe these books!It's so much more than I was expecting.The books are very well written, including the love scenes. ;)-Very tastefully written.I loved watching Kismet go from non-believer, thinking her patients were crazy, to eventually accepting that perhaps her patients weren't so crazy after all.And the chemistry between Kismet and Devereux was perfect!

Very good reads that left me hoping for a third book!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Someone has to take care of the unbalanced immortals
Kismet Night down to earth human being took every thing in stride and and didnt alarm everyone around her with her other worldly issues, she dealt with the unusual drama like a good shrink should, she took what life gave her and worked with it. No sense in getting squeemish and frantic about it, they'd say she was too crazy to handle her clients' in a professiional way, and lock her away in a mental institution like some weirdo who lives in her own (where the vampires would still be able to get to her anyway head)...hmmm..I wonder.Anyway she ended up with a beautiful immortal who loves and care for her in the end. Nothing comes without a price.Its whether you want to pay for it or not (take the chance or not).I would.

4-0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good!
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I love Devereux's character but Kismet complete denial through out the whole book was irritating me. The author made her irrational, clueless and ignore obvious facts when she is a doctor, she got some reactions out of me! and maybe that's how you can tell a good read, when your emotions are up and down!? This book got my attention and interest, I will continue on with the next book. ... Read more

9. Psychologist's Book Of Self-tests: 25 Love, Sex, Intelligence, Career, And Personality Tests Developed By Professionals To Reveal The Real You
by Louis H. Janda
Paperback: 240 Pages (1996-07-01)
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Now readers can uncover their strengths and weaknesses with this collection of 25 actual personality tests developed by psychologists for professional use. The tests cover every aspect of personality--intelligence, self-esteem, ambition, platonic and romantic relationships--and, at the end of each, expert advice to help readers change their lives for the better is included. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Well-chosen tests and balanced comments
I really enjoyed the tests. I work as a freelance consultant in project and change management in Germany and I have taken a lot of tests and seminars around the fields of communications, psychology and so on.

The tests in this book focus on the process of job seeking and general personality traits related to jobs, and - in regard to previous reviews - the tests do not focus on specific content of various jobs (for specific job recommendations I strongly suggest the "MAPP Motivation Appraisal of Personal Potential", which I took in 2003 and 2008 - for comparison reasons).

Janda chose tests from the public domain, which are almost as good or even better as expensive proprietary tests. And there are many tests we never heard of (please search inside for table of contents). Have you ever heard of an "Assertive Job-Hunting Survey"? And this test is very practicable if you use it the other way around as a list of actions recommended to improve (I bought the book 2 months ago, and results are going to come). After each test the score compares your result to the percentile of the population, and Louis Janda gives a balanced and reflected view on how to interpret the test.

I highly recommend Janda's tests! After working Janda's book "Psychologist's Book of Self-Tests: 25 Love, Se, Th: 25 Love, Sex, Intelligence, Career and Personality Tests Developed by Professionals to Reveal the Real You" through I also bought Janda's "Career Tests". Who do not like these tests probably score high on a "TRI Test Reluctancy Inventory", a "FAQ Feedback Aversion Questionnaire", or a "SSS Self-Sabotage Scale" (just kidding).

3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting, If Unsurprising
Tests such as these aren't for everyone.My own wife balks at the very existence of such things, and will not listen to anything I have had to report about my own results--even when they support things she has insisted are true about me!I suggest that anyone seeking to take these (or similar) tests do so 1) privately and 2) with the understanding that they are merely introductions to various aspects of ourselves.Janda regularly offers encouragement for improvement in areas in which we do not place well, and just as regularly cautions against being too proud of a low or high score.

If I had one chief complaint (other than the sometimes obnoxious self-scoring system, what with its reverse-scored questions and all), it is that Janda's explanations are too simple.Referrals to further reading, or more descriptions concerning the included tests, their origins and those of their creators, would help sheath the tests in a veneer of professionalism.As it stands, this book is accessible to people with little familiarity with psychology but not particularly rewarding for those who have subsequent questions.

(Excerpted from my blog review, which can be read in its entirety here: [...]

1-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Tests, Not Insightful Results
This book has some interesting tests to take-- how romantic are you?How much do you know about Sex?How aggressive are you?
I was hoping to learn more about myself by taking these tests.The results on some tests are difficult to calculate.But once you muddle through and find your score - you are not really given a good explanation of what your results mean.It tells me very little about myself that I scored with the top 10 percent of those taking the test.I was hoping for explanations of what my answers say about me.This book lacks any deep thought-provoking explanations about your answers.I was hoping for it to say something about my personality.I was looking for more explanation into who I am based on the results of the tests.This book lacks the "that's interesting" factor from your test results. I was a bit disappointed by that. I took the tests and it seemed to reveal very little about the real me.

4-0 out of 5 stars If you LOVE tests.... this might be fun!
For many years I have enjoyed (and studied, to some degree) personality and psychological tests of various kinds. If you like the idea of getting a whole batch of different psychology tests in ONE book-- rather than having to buy a separate book for EACH test-- then this may be the book for you.

Louis Janda's book is divided into five sections, each containing five tests, under the general headings of "Getting Ahead" (intelligence, work and life experience); "Getting it Together" (Self-esteem and self-image); "Getting Along" (Your intereaction and social style); "Getting Together" (Your relationship styles) and "Getting it on" (Your sexuality and intimacy preferences). There is only the briefest of introductions on how to use the book and the metrics of psychological tests, and at the end of each test Janda includes only a few VERY brief statements about the development of each particular test, and the meaning of your results.

These 25 tests were, indeed, developed by psychologists and researchers, and they certainly have the potential to teach you a thing or two about yourself. However, the nature of this "book of tests" also means that there simply isn't any significant room left over for interpretation of test scores, nor for helping the reader *apply* the information to their own self-growth. As such, I would be happy to recommend the book for someone who's already familiar with psychological testing-- however, if you're just getting *started* on the concept of psychology, I expect this text would leave you with the thoughts "OK, so these are my results. Now what???"

Final thoughts: Recommended (7.5 out of a possible 10 bookmarks), but mainly for those who already have some familiarity with psychology and testing.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not very informative
This book lacks insight and details. After a given test the author gives you his personal view of the test you just took but doesn't give you an interpretaion of your score results. For instance, who cares if you came in the 85th percentile on the "How Romantic Are You?" test when the author fails to point out whether that means that you are an extreme romantic or an extreme nonromatic. Or if that's a good thing or not. I would not recommend this book to anyone looking to learn more about themselves. The book is mostly fluff with no meat. ... Read more

10. Psychologists' Desk Reference
Hardcover: 768 Pages (2004-11-18)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A thorough update of the highly successful first edition, this volume includes 58 entirely new chapters and a companion CD featuring hot links, graphics, PowerPoint presentations, primary sources, and much more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome reference
Great reference book. Dr. Hill, Koocher and Norcross outdid themselves in putting this book together. What little was left out of or the many changes since the first edition were excellently crafted to make a valuable must have book for the psychologist.

5-0 out of 5 stars A one-stop-shop for addressing many of the more practical issues related to clinical practice & intervention
This is an excellent and comprehensive volume covering 140 different topics on issues relevant to the practice of clinical psychology. Each chapter is brief and focused, making it easy to find the most pertinent information on any given topic. For those topics not covered in the book directly, several chapters serve as compilations of resources to direct the reader where s/he can find additional information on a variety of subjects. This is a MUST HAVE book for every clinician's bookshelf - from the graduate trainee to the advanced clinician, this book will serve as an excellent addition to your library - providing a great first-stop resource for researching a particular topic. This book is an excellent value for the price and I highly reccomend it!

*Note: This reference volume is not compilation of treatments (although a few of the chapters do provide treatment information and others also direct you to where you can find these (ie - list of empirically supported treatments, list of empirically supported treatment manuals, etc). The chapters are grouped into the following categories, which give a better of idea of the kinds of resources this volume provides: Assessment and Diagnosis; Psychological Testing; Individual Psychotherapy and Treatment Couples, Family, and Group Treatment, Child and Adolescent Treatment, Biology and Pharmacotherapy; Self-Help Resources; Ethical adn Legal Issues; Forensic Matters; Practice Management; and Professional Resources.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential book for psychologists
This book is a one stop shop. It covers an enormous range of topics for psychologists like: running groups, couples counselling, dealing with the media, how to determine your fees, how to get into consultation work, anxiety and depression management, personality disorders, all about medication, etc. Each topic has at least 3 pages devoted to it with an extensive reference list so you can go and learn more on your chosen topic. Each section is written by an expert in that specific field. It is an amazing book and a pure wealth of knowledge. If you want instant advice on any topic within psychology then this book is a must.

Anthony Gunn, psychologist and author of Fear Is Power: Turn Your Fears Into Success

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Psych Student to Active Professional.
It is worth your money to purchase the latest edition (this one) than picking up a used first edition.

Very impressive array of universal tools and references for the psychology student, school counselor, chemical dependency counselor, psychologist and psychiatrist alike. Like a Cliff Notes on the practice on psychology.

Particularly useful is the "Compendium of Psychotherapy Treatment Manuals" including orientation, modality, and specific strengths. Charts, outlines, samples, generalized explanations and so on.Highly recommended having this handy.Believe it or not, a wonderful skim-read too to pique interest in specifics you may have not pondered for awhile.

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11. How to Think Like a Psychologist: Critical Thinking in Psychology (2nd Edition)
by Donald H. McBurney
 Paperback: 114 Pages (2001-10-06)
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For freshman through senior-level courses in Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, Critical Thinking, Educational Research or other courses that deal with philosophical and methodological assumptions of psychology.Featuring an informal writing style throughout, this unique text uses a question-and-answer format to explore some of the most common questions students ask about psychology--which are often stumbling blocks in their introduction to the discipline. Topics are keyed to chapters of typical introductory psychology texts, focus on issues that are personally relevant to students, feature many everyday examples, and include exercises that encourage students to think critically and to relate the material to their own lives. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars If it Quacks Like a Psychologist...
Donald McBurney's book targets common misconceptions that introductory psychology students have about psychology, philosophy and the scientific method.As noted in the introduction, the book's 46 sections are grouped into 11 groups that roughly correspond to the chapters in an introductory psychology textbook.Each section begins with a common question or misconception, a brief statement of the principle behind the answer, and a several-page explanation of how psychologists see the issue.

Some of the more interesting and useful sections are listed below.

--I Thought Psychology was about People, Not Numbers!
--Is It True That We Use Only 10% of Our Brains?
--Is Human Behavior Based on Nature or Nurture?
--What Would It Take to Make You Believe in ESP?
--Why Do Psychologists Study Such Artificial Situations?
--Why Can't Psychologists Predict Who Will Commit a Violent Act?
--Why Are Psychologists So Liberal?

The book is useful as a supplement in an introductory psychology class, although some students may need some guidance and encouragement to get the most out of it.Individual sections from the book can serve as the basis for homework assignments or group discussion.Inclusion of references to further reading in each section would strengthen the book and make it more useful to motivated students.

1-0 out of 5 stars Probably Good If...
This book was on the syllabus for my senior seminar class. We never used it. It is currently sitting in a storage bin. It's probably a good resource if your professor will actually have you use it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good supplement to an intro psych course
There is 49 2-3 page "sections" (chapters) each addressing a broad question or statement, such as "Why Do We Have to Learn about the Brain?" or "My mother went to a psychologist who was no help at all!"

It is clearly intended to be used as a supplement to an intro psychology textbook (the author discusses asking your professor, etc), but it covers a lot of broad topics, such as theories, free will, statistics, the naturalistic fallacy, common sense, coincidences, etc. While these topics are good for a more advanced class as well, this book[let] doesn't go into enough depth (intentionally).

I thought that the issues that it covered were important, and well addressed with a conversational tone, clear logic, good examples, humorous stories, and just enough references used to give credibility.

The problem is just where it fits in, and how it can be used. It almost seems as if it should be bundled with textbooks rather than as a stand-a-lone. I wish there was a version that was more broadly written such that I would want to give it to my family as a way of informing them about psych. ... Read more

12. Pooh and the Psychologists
by A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard
Hardcover: 191 Pages (2001-04-01)
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'Winnie-the-Pooh lived in the forest all by himself under the name of Sanders and he had the name over the door in gold letters.' Why Sanders and why gold letters? Is the first letter of his title, which is hidden by the doorbell an M for Mr or a D for Doctor? Might not the gold letters stand for the brass plate of a physician or a psychotherapist? Discover the answers to the author's hypothesis that Pooh is none other than a super-psychologist. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A little disappointing, depending on what you're looking for
I bought this book because I read a lot of books on psychology AND I was introduced to looking at diverse themes through the "Pooh" world view when a frind suggested "The Tao of Pooh," by Benjamin Hoff. I got this book thinking it might be entertaining and illustrative as well.

It is entertaining for the first while, but generally not very illustrative. As the previous reviewer said, the more you know about shools of psychological theory the more you will enjoy the book. But if you are looking to either learn something about psychological theory OR looking for images and anologies that illustrate concepts in a striking or perceptive way, this is not the best book.

It is entertaining, but it can get old if you are not careful. The tone is very tongue-in-cheek, I had some good chuckles. The kick of the book is looking at the world of the Hundred Acre Wood through such over-the-top scholarly eyes. There is an "inside tone" to his dialog with the reader: sort of a "uninformed and unstudied individuals fail to appreciate this, but you and I can clearly see..." attitude runs through the entire book. I enjoyed that in the first few chapters, but after a while the joke got old. To be fair, I did read this in just a couple long sessions in just a couple days. It may be enjoyed more as a nightstand book where you read a chapter or two every few days.

In terms of learning anything new from the book, one is not likely to get more than a few nuggets of information about one theorist or another. The book is orgainized more by character and story than by psychological concept, so one never really gets to see a school of thought fleshed out in a way that enhances your understanding of it. But, if that's not why you're reading the book, you won't experience it as a short-coming.

It is a fun book, especially if you LOVE Pooh or psychology. If you love and know a lot about both this could be a good, light read to nibble on before bed or over lunch.

5-0 out of 5 stars Satirical Ursinological Scholarship!
The more you know about psychological theories and Winnie-the-Pooh, the more you will enjoy this book.Dr. Williams blasts away with tongue-in-cheek satire aimed at the psychologist's belief that everything that is said, thought, dreamed, and done has many layers of significance.Unfortunately, that approach means that your enjoyment will be modest if your knowledge is correspondingly limited in either area.If you know little about psychology and have not read Winnie-the-Pooh, you may not get most of the humor in the book.

In Freud-like fashion, Dr. Williams begins by descrbing the case for Winnie-the-Pooh being a super psychologist.The thrust of this argument is that Winnie employs every method ever recommended by any psychologist or psychoanalyst somewhere in his fictional adventures.In fact, he often combines them in a single fictional encounter.

The book then recounts seven cases and Winnie's role in them.

Case 1 -- Pooh Cures Christopher Robin of Arktophobia (fear of bears)

Case 2 -- Pooh Assists Piglet to Mature

Case 3 -- Pooh at His Most Eclectic with Tigger

Case 4 -- The Problem with Rabbit

Case 5 -- Parenting:Kanga and Roo

Case 6 -- Wol's Problems with Communication

Case 7 -- Eeyore:A Case of Classical Depression

The cases are written up like Freud's with the exception that they are illustrated with many drawings from the original Pooh stories.

As an example of the approach, the book Winnie-the-Pooh opens with a reference to his living under the name of Sanders.That is never mentioned again.Dr. Williams provides a lengthy argument in favor of this meaning that Winnie-the-Pooh is describing himself as the Sand man, the bringer of dreams.This is an indication of his role as psychotherapist.

In the famous story where Winnie eats too much honey and cannot get out of the hole in the tree, Dr. Williams reinterprets this as Winnie-the-Pooh making an example of himself to discourage others from overeating rather than using aversion therapy on them.

To put this prescience into context, Dr. Williams points out that the Pooh stories date in the 1920s.In the text, he finds "frequent anticipation of theories and practices which more plodding psychologists arrived at much later."

I don't know about you, but I didn't think much about Jung when I read Winnie-the-Pooh.Obviously, the references were too subtle for me.

Those who have experienced psychotherapy will probably find humor in the observations made about Winnie-the-Pooh that they may have heard applied to themselves.Could the observations be equally apt?

This book is best enjoyed by a roaring fire on a cold night with a warmed snifter of brandy, and savored slowly.

After you have finished the book, you might consider the many instances where novels do show ways to solve psychological problems through their fictional developments.Could it be that we can use fiction to be our own therapist?Or, is someone else the therapist?If someone gave you the book, perhaps they are the therapist.If so, is the author the propounder of the theory . . . or is the character?

See the possibilities for humor in pomposity everywhere!

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13. The Social Psychologists: Research Adventures
by Gary G Brannigan, Matthew R Merrens
 Paperback: 320 Pages (1994-08-01)
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Written to provide readers with in-depth first person accounts of research in the area of social psychology. Contributors provide lively, personal, narrative accounts covering a broad range of topics that closely parallel those found in most social psychology text books. ... Read more

14. Practical Ethics for Psychologists: A Positive Approach
by Samuel J. Knapp, Leon D. Vandecreek
Paperback: 289 Pages (2005-10)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Helps psychologists clarify what they value, consider how they should behave, and determine what constitutes proper professional conduct.This book is unique in stressing the importance of positive ethics?that is, ways in which psychologists can reach their highest ethical ideals, rather than just avoiding breaking rules. Using the 2002 APA Code of Ethics as a guide, the authors lay out a five-step model for resolving ethical dilemmas, illustrating the discussion with thumbnail sketches of both ethical and questionable behaviors.Throughout, they stress the importance of self-care, which involves self-regulation, emotional competence, and an understanding of the unique occupational challenges of being a psychologist.Provides guidance on dealing with ethically complex issues like competence, multiple relationships, informed consent, confidentiality (including confidentiality with life endangering patients), fees and financial issues, public statements, and risk management.Individual chapters are devoted to special issues for psychologists working in forensics, teaching, business, assessment, therapy, and supervision and training.This book is ideal for classroom use or self-study. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Textbook
This has been a very informative and thought provoking textbook. I am using it in our ethics class and we have had many lively discussions over the topics presented within.

5-0 out of 5 stars Student's review
I am using this book in a graduate Ethics course, and it is great. It provides an in depth overview of the APA Ethics Code but is also an impetus for discussion. From a student's point of view it has really helped me learn the code.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good, short chapters
This text was required for a graduate level course on Ethics.The chapters are short and easy to read.It is enjoyable to read (as much as reading about Ethics can be enjoyable).

3-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy until you have read the APA ethics code online for free
I'm not going to say that this book is a waste of time. If you are taking an ethics course and want something in writing to cite from, this is certainly a good book for that. My advice is: Do not buy until you have read the APA ethics code online for free. The APA puts its ethics code online for free, just type in 'APA ethics' into google. You will get a much better and concise description for 100% free. This book is not a manual, but rather, as a commentary of a guide of APA ethics. I gave it three stars because it is not neccessary to function as a Clinician - it is more like an supplemental guide for learning ethics.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must reading for anyone who treats others for a living!
Knapp and VandeCreek achieved something almost impossible in the field of ethics instruction. They wrote a book that was informative and interesting to read! Ethics has long been a fascinating intellectual topic; however, it has rarely been a good read. With an informal and clear style and great examples it is enjoyable as well as an important book. I was pleased at the orientation- "A Positive Approach." Unfortunately too many use "ethics" with a punitive super ego. This book however shows us how we can stay out of trouble, not harm and be better at what we do. It is valuable for all in the helping professions. ... Read more

15. The Psychologist's Companion: A Guide to Writing Scientific Papers for Students and Researchers
by Robert J. Sternberg, Karin Sternberg
Hardcover: 376 Pages (2010-10-11)
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The Psychologist's Companion is intended for students as well as young professionals and writers at all stages of their careers seeking inspiration and guidelines for better scientific writing. This book is also a resource for researchers in related fields. It has been comprehensively updated, revised, and extended for its fifth edition and includes the latest style guidelines of the American Psychological Association's Publication Manual (sixth edition, 2009) as well as chapters encompassing the entire research process from doing literature research and planning an experiment to writing the paper. It features new chapters on literature research; ethics; and generating, evaluating, and selling ideas. The Psychologist's Companion also provides information on writing book proposals, grant proposals, and lectures. ... Read more

16. Dark Harvest (Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series)
by Lynda Hilburn
Paperback: 400 Pages (2008-10-01)
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Denver Psychologist Kismet Knight counsels vampires. Her life changed forever when she discovered a preternatural underworld, met Devereux, the powerful leader of a vampire coven, and was forced to rethink her notions of "reality." Still adjusting to her new role as an expert on all things paranormal, she schedules what she believes is simply another radio interview. She couldn't be more mistaken. Not only does the radio host behave very strangely, but an ominous, on-air call from day-walking vampire Lyren Hallow turns Kismet's world upside-down -- again. Shortly thereafter, Maxie Westhaven, a tabloid newspaper reporter in search of a juicy story, befriends Kismet, leading her into a bizarre world of role players, lost souls and death. Enter Victoria Essex, Devereux's building manager and resident witch, who discloses a startling secret of her own. Meanwhile, Luna, Devereux's hostile femme fatal personal assistant, recognizes a perfect opportunity to throw a wrench into her boss's blossoming relationship with the human psychologist, and, to complicate matters further, Kismet's old boyfriend, self-absorbed Psychologist Tom Radcliffe, shows up with his own outlandish request.
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5-0 out of 5 stars great and I have ready many vampire paranormal books. can't wait for next book
great and I have ready many vampire paranormal books. can't wait for next book

5-0 out of 5 stars The Vampire Shrink
I have just finished the "Kismet Knight Series".I enjoyed both of these really unique books, and I sure hope that there will be more in the future.Keep up the good work Lynda Hilburn.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Lynda Hilburn has out done herself with the second book of her paranormal romance Kismet Knight vampire Ph.D> She continues the romance and relationship of the Good Dr. and her 800 yr. old mate as their relationship progresses so does the dangers for the Dr. but never fear she has a Big-N-Bad Vampire to keep her safe. I am so looking forward to the next book and I am not a very at waiting SO COME ON ALREADY! I NEED SOME MORE! As usual Lynda delivers Suspence, romance, humor all wrapped up in a fantastic story line! Enjoy!

4-0 out of 5 stars Wow...I'm hooked
I've read both Vamp Shrink books and I am impressed.Please tell me there will be more in this series! I think Lynda Hilburn is one talented writer and I could not wait to see what happened next between Kismet and Deveraux (what a hot 800 year old vampire he is an one heck of a great guy).These books were a very pleasant surprise. I accidentally stumbled upon them and I am glad I did.

5-0 out of 5 stars Attention: Lynda Hilburn
If you enjoy author Kim Harrison... you'll love reading Kismet Knight, Ph.D. serries.Once i started reading...i didn't stop. Not until the book ended. Speaking of the book ending; i must ask author Lynda Hilburn, 'When will the third book in this serries come out? Serriously? Please let it be soon!' An absolute must read, and an absolute must have more to read!!Kimber in Clovis, CA.
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17. The Psychologist as Expert Witness
by Theodore H. Blau
Paperback: 608 Pages (2001-11-02)
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The leading resource on forensic practice

The Psychologist as Expert Witness, Second Edition introduces practitioners to the law and the role of psychologists in the courtroom, covering all facets of forensic practice–one of the most rapidly growing areas of professional specialization. This comprehensive primer prepares the psychologist to function credibly as an expert witness, identifying the current and emerging areas of application of psychology to the law.

Revealing psychology’s enormous potential to promote human welfare through the American system of jurisprudence, former American Psychological Association president Theodore Blau:

  • Outlines the ways psychology has come into contact with the court via the areas of neuropsychology, clinical psychology, psychotherapy, mental disability, psychological profiles, various marital and family issues, and others
  • Offers a wide range of situations in which psychologists have appeared as expert witnesses
  • Includes step-by-step instructions on examining competency to stand trial and making custody recommendations
  • Examines cases where psychologists have done well–and not so well–in court
  • Discusses malingering, deceit, and exaggeration
  • Presents guidelines for testifying in marital, civil, and criminal disputes
  • Emphasizes standards for practice and practical training in providing testimony to the courts
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4-0 out of 5 stars An improvement over the first edition
Dr. Blau has successfully put together much of what a beginning forensic psychologist, or a clinical psychologist drawn serendipitously into the legal arena should know. ... Read more

18. Professional Development and Supervision of School Psychologists: From Intern to Expert
Paperback: 544 Pages (2008-04-25)
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Asin: 1412953278
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Essential for fostering the professional development and enhanced competency of school psychologists, this book discusses administrative and clinical supervision and offers vignettes, assessment tools, and methods for evaluating professional growth. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very comprehensive and well written
If you are going to be supervising, or even if you aren't and want to know how you should be supervised, this is an excellent book. I cannot think of anything she left out. It is extremely comprehensive and well written and provides many scenarios which could occur and she provides the solution or suggestions for how to deal with it. There are many forms which are also very helpful. This book even made me chuckle a few times.

5-0 out of 5 stars Appears in its second updated edition to substantially revise a classic
Virginia Smith Harvey and Joan A. Struzziero's PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SUPERVISION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS FROM INTERN TO EXPERT appears in its second updated edition to substantially revise a classic, addressing administrative and clinical supervision skills needed for school psychologists to thrive. From expanding professional roles in offering prevention services to tools for assessing supervisor effectiveness and sample dilemmas to study, this extensive survey is based on the latest research and is a 'must' for any college-level educator's collection. ... Read more

19. 9 Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Love and Life: A Psychologist Learns from His Patients What Really Works and What Doesn't
by Dr. Henry Cloud
Paperback: 256 Pages (2007-09-11)
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Asin: 078528916X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Many years of counseling have enabled Dr. Henry Cloud to observe people trying to work out the most important issues of life: relationships, career, fulfillment, meaning, pain, hurt, loss, despair, and addictions. If we sincerely want to "get life right" and quit repeating the same mistakes over and over again, 9 Things You Simply Must Do provides the practical guidance we need to live life to its fullest . . . every moment. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Graduation Gift
I wish someone gave me a copy of this on my graduation, instead of a pot of flowers that died not long after.Now that I'm older and wiser, I can say that these guidelines make a lot of sense.I'd keep them in my navigation system as I continue my journey through life.

5-0 out of 5 stars great author, I enjoy his insight.
I hope to continue, to use this book for the rest of my life.Valuable book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Part of a Strong Foundation
I have enjoyed several of Dr. Clouds books and find his style easily relatable. "9 Things" prodived me with a great perspective on many things in my life that I had experienced, but did not realize I was doing them and in some cases NOT doing them. I think Dr. Cloud provides a light handed Christian touch to his book, reasuring but not heavy handed.The book has many practical examples to help illustrate the points that Dr. Cloud makes. I have read it through 3 times now and found new perspectives each time.

4-0 out of 5 stars Book Review
People are weird. I know I'm weird. People can also be very difficult to deal with. If you think about it, people are the source of most of our problems. People are also the ones that help us and they are the ones we depend on, so, basically we need each other. So, we have to learn how to deal with each other, tolerate each other, and ultimately love each other.
In the book 9 Things You Simply MUST Do, Dr. Henry Cloud gives us nine very valuable principles of living a successful life. The underlying theme of the book is being a "Deja Vu Person". I personally thought that "Deja Vu People" should have been the title, but that's just the marketing side of me coming out. The first two chapters are introductory and a little slow, but once you get into the 9 principles, the nuggets of wisdom just keep coming. He uses a lot of stories from personal experiences of counseling people, and that's not really my bag, but the principles he is applying were spot on. I love reading books like this, because they put things every good leader knows into words and sentences that they can pass on to others. He ends the books by saying:

"Do not see success in love or life as a goal that you cannot attain or a prize only for special or lucky people. That is not true. Success is never embodied in a person, but in the ways of wisdom that transcend any one individual."

9 Things You Simply MUST Do is a great read for anyone on how to deal with people in a wise and productive way. I believe every leader simply must read this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars 9 Things to be reminded about
I first purchased this book for my twenty-something children.I have read this book three times, and am involved in a study with others of its principles.It reminds us of basic approaches to life that should become second nature to us.I find the book stimulating and helpful, and have recommended it to others.
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20. A Handbook for Correctional Psychologists: Guidance for the Prison Practitioner
by Kevin M., Ph.D. Correia
Paperback: 189 Pages (2009-03-15)
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Asin: 0398078505
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Easy to grasp
It did not take me long to finish reading this book. The book is very easy to understand, and very organized in content. It has lots of good points as the "basic rules" for therapeutic staff working in correctional facilities. I have highlighted the valuable information for my own use. I also showed this book to my boss, who thinks it a wonderful book, also.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good for everyone interested in penitentiary psychology
Great book for those interested in penitentiary psychology. Many psychology graduates have no idea what a psychologist in a prison does. The author gives his first had account of his experience as a prison psychologist, discusses many myths and misconceptions about this type of work.
Interesting and informative, especially in the context of scarcity of books on the subject. ... Read more

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