Articles in the New Titles category
Articles in the New Titles category
Margaret Harris and Gert Westermann , authors of the upcoming A Student's Guide to Developmental Psychology, are the Psychology Press Authors of the Month for October 2014. Dr. Harris is the Head of the Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health at Oxford Brookes University. Dr. Westermann is a Professor of Psychology Lancaster University.
Should I put my baby in a nursery?
Can we prevent anti-social behavior?
Will my depression be passed on to my child?
This new edition of Why Love Matters, by Sue Gerhardt, throws some fresh light on these perennially challenging questions by updating its popular and accessible account of how the brain develops in early life.
'This book represents a seismic shift in thinking about brain injury and its consequences.' - Skye McDonald
An injury to the brain can affect virtually any aspect of functioning and, at the deepest level, can alter sense of self or the essential qualities that define who we are. In recent years, there has been a growing body of research investigating changes to self in the context of brain injury. Developments in the cognitive and social neurosciences, psychotherapy and neurorehabilitation have together provided a rich perspective on self and identity reformation after brain injury.
The Believer's Brain takes a step beyond these singular methodologies, providing converging evidence from a variety study methods of how humans’ brain networks mediate different aspects of religious and spiritual beliefs, feelings, actions, and experiences.
The second edition of this work reveals the vast expansion of research in this area of investigation, and covers relations to brain and neurocognition of a series of behavioral, biomedical, and psychophysiological risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Chapters link literature on cardiovascular diseases and their treatments. Also covered are cardiovascular risk factors and their potential mechanisms of influence on dementia pathogenesis.
Visual agnosia is a rare but fascinating disorder of visual object recognition that can occur after a brain lesion. This book documents the case of John, who worked intensively with the authors for 26 years after acquiring visual agnosia following a stroke. It revisits John’s case over twenty years after it was originally described in the book To See But Not To See, in 1987. As in the previous book, the condition is illuminated by John and his wife, Iris, in their own words.
Bringing together a range of expert international researchers interested in understanding the nature and treatment of TBI this book covers topics from understanding how the brain damage occurs, how it affects social and communication skills and how these problems might be treated.
The first book of its kind to include the personal accounts of people who have survived injury to the brain, along with professional therapists' reports of their progress through rehabilitation. Life After Brain Injury will help all those working in rehabilitation understand the principles involved in holistic brain injury rehabilitation and how these principles, combined with theory and models, translate into clinical practice.
First published in 1988, this seminal book represented an attempt to synthesize and systematize progress in the study of cognitive neuropsychology and therefore provides an important snapshot of the field at the time. This classic edition marks 25 years in print, and includes a brand new introduction written by the authors, Ellis and Young.
In The Neuropsychology of Smell and Taste, Neil Martin provides a comprehensive, critical analysis of the role of the brain in gustation and olfaction. In his accessible and characteristic style he shows why our sense of smell and taste do not simply perform basic and intermittent functions, but lie at the very center of our perception of the world around us.