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Applied Psychology

Graham C. Davey (Editor)
May 2011, ©2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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For a significant portion of psychology students, their reason for choosing an undergraduate degree in psychology is their interest in applied psychology and a desire to use psychological knowledge to help solve personal and social problems.  With this in mind, this textbook has been designed to satisfy these needs for applied psychology teaching at all undergraduate levels.

Applied Psychology is designed to introduce students to the main areas of applied psychology (Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Educational Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Sports & Exercise Psychology, Counselling Psychology and Teaching Psychology) from UK, European and international perspectives.  It also introduces the core psychological knowledge that underpins these applied and professional areas.  As a result, students learn core knowledge from the five main areas of psychology, as well as acquiring a thorough grounding in how this knowledge is applied, and the professional issues associated with that application.

Highlights include a broad range of teaching and learning features designed to help the student learn and the teacher teach.  These include: Focus Points, Colour Illustrations, Activity Boxes, Research Methods, Case Histories, Self-Test and Essay Questions, Learning Outcomes and Section Summaries, a Glossary as well as Links to Journal Articles and Further Reading.

The chapters on Counselling Psychology and Teaching Psychology are available online via the Student Companion Site at: http://tinyurl.com/c3ztvtj

The text is written to be accessible to Level 1 Introductory Psychology students, and also to provide the core knowledge and professional information that students at Levels 2 and 3 would require. 

 

 

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Preface

CHAPTER 1 Introduction
Graham Davey
1.1 What Is Applied Psychology?
1.2 Research and Applied Psychology
1.3 Regulation and Standards Of Conduct
1.4 Emerging Areas of Applied Psychology

PART ONE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

CHAPTER 2 Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Problems
Graham Davey
2.1 How Does Clinical Psychology Affect You?
2.2 Who are Clinical Psychologists?
2.3 The Domain of Clinical Psychology
2.4 Conceptual and Classification Issues in Clinical Psychology
2.5 Conclusions

CHAPTER 3 Common Mental Health Problems and Their Treatment
Graham Davey
3.1 Categories of Common Mental Health Problems
3.2 Treating Mental Health Problems
3.3 Conclusions

CHAPTER 4 The Causes of Mental Health Problems: Schizophrenia and
Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Graham Davey
4.1 Schizophrenia
4.2 Autistic Spectrum Disorder

CHAPTER 5 The Causes of Mental Health Problems: Anxiety and
Mood Disorders

Graham Davey
5.1 Anxiety-Based Problems
5.2 Depression and Mood Disorders
5.3 Summary of Research on Anxiety and Depression

CHAPTER 6 Clinical Psychology: Training and Development
Fergal Jones
6.1 Training to be a Clinical Psychologist
6.2 Key Capabilities And Competencies
6.3 Post-Qualification
6.4 International Comparisons
6.5 Summary

PART TWO HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

CHAPTER 7 What Is Health Psychology?
Charles Abraham, Mark Connor, Fiona Jones & Daryl O'Connor
7.1 An Academic Discipline and a Profession
7.2 A Biopsychosocial Model of Health
7.3 Constructing and Testing Psychological Theory
7.4 The Social and Societal Context of Health and Stress
7.5 Health-Related Behaviour Patterns and Health Promotion
7.6 Enhancing Health Care Through Behaviour Change
7.7 Conclusion

CHAPTER 8 A Biopsychosocial Approach to Health Psychology
Daryl O'Connor, Fiona Jones, Mark Conner & Charles Abraham
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Basic Features of The Nervous System
8.3 What Happens When You Experience Stress?
8.4 The Psychology of Pain
8.5 Psychoneuroimmunology
8.6 A Biopsychosocial Approach to Health Psychology Reviewed

CHAPTER 9 Stress, Coping and Health
Fiona Jones, Daryl O'Connor, Charles Abraham And Mark Conner
9.1 Stress
9.2 Coping
9.3 Social Support
9.4 Work Stress
9.5 Conclusion

CHAPTER 10 Social Psychology and Health
Mark Connor, Charles Abraham, Fiona Jones & Daryl O'Connor
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Personality and Health Behaviour
10.3 Predicting Health Behaviour
10.4 Changing Health Behaviour
10.5 Conclusion

CHAPTER 11 Training and Working as a Health Psychologist
Charles Abraham, Daryl O'Connor, Fiona Jones, Mark Connor & Karen Rodham
11.1 What Do Professional Health Psychologists Do?
11.2 Core Competencies Required by Professional Health Psychologists
11.3 Training as a Health Psychologist
11.4 Working as a Professional Health Psychologist: Author's Experience
11.5 Conclusion

PART THREE FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

CHAPTER 12 Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Working
with Organisations and Offenders

Carol Ireland
12.1 What Do Forensic Psychologists Do?
12.2 The Role of the Forensic Psychologist in an Organisation
12.3 The Role of the Forensic Psychologist When Working With Offenders
12.4 Ethical Issues Associated With Forensic Psychology
12.5 Conclusion

CHAPTER 13 Working with Child and Adult Victims
Michelle Davies
13.1 The Effects of Criminal Victimisation
13.2 Attitudes Towards Crime
13.3 Repeat and Multiple Victimisation

CHAPTER 14 Eyewitnesses and the Use and Application of Cognitive Theory
Charlie Frowd
14.1 Information Recall
14.2 Person Recognition
14.3 Face Construction
14.4 Summary: Evidence and Eyewitnesses

CHAPTER 15 Violence Assessment and Intervention
Jane L. Ireland
15.1 The Nature of Aggression
15.2 Assessing Aggression: Developing a Comprehensive Formulation
15.3 Psychological Treatments for Aggression: Some Key Components
15.4 Conclusion

CHAPTER 16 Training in Forensic Psychology and Professional Issues
Neil Gredecki & Polly Turner
16.1 Introduction
16.2 Training in Forensic Psychology: an Overview
16.3 Reflective Practice in Forensic Psychology
16.4 Summary and Conclusions

PART FOUR EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

CHAPTER 17 Educational Psychology: History and Overview
Robin Banerjee, Andy Tolmie & Jim Boyle
17.1 What is Educational Psychology?
17.2 Historical Origins of Educational Psychology
17.3 Approaches to Education
17.4 Understanding Pupil and Classroom Functioning
17.5 Research Methods in Educational Psychology
17.6 Chapter Summary

CHAPTER 18 Educational Psychology: Problems and Interventions
Robin Banerjee, Andy Tolmie & Jim Boyle
18.1 Introduction
18.2 Difficulties Associated With Cognitive Functioning
18.3 Behavioural, Emotional And Social Difficulties
18.4 Communication and Interaction Difficulties
18.5 Diffi culties Associated With Sensory and Physical Needs
18.6 Approaches to Intervention
18.7 Chapter Summary

CHAPTER 19 Educational Psychology: Research on Cognitive and Biological Factors
Andy Tolmie
19.1 Introduction
19.2 Behavioural Approaches to Learning
19.3 Cognitive Perspectives on Learning
19.4 Cognitive Processes in the Curriculum
19.5 Learning Difficulties
19.6 Chapter Summary

CHAPTER 20 Educational Psychology: Research on Developmental and
Social Factors

Robin Banerjee
20.1 Introduction
20.2 Theories of Cognitive Development
20.3 Sociomotivational Processes at School
20.4 Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties in The Classroom: Aetiology and Intervention
20.5 Chapter Summary

CHAPTER 21 Educational Psychology: Professional Issues
Jim Boyle
21.1 What Do Educational Psychologists Do? Key Functions and Responsibilities
21.2 Every Child Matters
21.3 Ethics
21.4 Structure of Educational Psychology Services in the United Kingdom
21.5 Training and Qualifications
21.6 The Structure of Training
21.7 The Future of Educational Psychology

PART FIVE OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

CHAPTER 22 Occupational Psychology in Practice - The Individual
Almuth McDowall, Adrian Banks & Lynne Millward
22.1 Introduction
22.2 The Employee Life Cycle
22.3 Entering the Life Cycle and Induction
22.4 Managing Performance and Performing the Job
22.5 Training, Feedback, Preparing for Different Roles
22.6 Interruptions from the Employment Cycle - Stress, Work-Life Balance and Maternity
22.7 Leaving, Retiring and Redundancy
22.8 Summary and Integration

CHAPTER 23 Occupational Psychology In Practice - The Organisation
Almuth McDowall, Lynne Millward & Adrian Banks
23.1 Introduction
23.2 Organisational Behaviour
23.3 The Group as a Source of Work Motivation
23.4 Leadership as Motivation
23.5 Organisational Development and Change
23.6 The Work Environment
23.7 Summary and Conclusions

CHAPTER 24 Cognition in the Workplace
Adrian Banks, Almuth McDowall & Lynne Millward
24.1 Introduction
24.2 Training
24.3 Decision Making
24.4 Human-Machine Interaction
24.5 Team Cognition
24.6 Summary

CHAPTER 25 Social and Development Psychology in Work and
Organisations

Lynne Millward, Almuth McDowall & Adrian Banks
25.1 Social Psychology in Organisations
25.2 The Self in Organisational Contexts
25.3 Social Influence and Organisational Behaviour
25.4 Leadership as Social Influence
25.5 Group Performance
25.6 Life-Span Approaches to Occupational Careers
25.7 Chapter Summary

CHAPTER 26 Professional Issues in Occupational Psychology
Almuth McDowall, Lynne Millward & Adrian Banks
26.1 Introduction
26.2 Pathways into Occupational Psychology
26.3 Ethics and Organisations
26.4 The Scientist-Practitioner Approach
26.5 Diversity in an International Context
26.6 Summary and Conclusion

PART SIX SPORTS AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

CHAPTER 27 The Nature of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Andy Lane & Tracey Devonport
27.1 Who are the Clients?
27.2 Key Issues in Service Delivery
27.3 Performance Enhancement Versus the Health of the Athlete Debate
27.4 Gaining Evidence to Support Performance Enhancement
27.5 Guiding Philosophical Issues
27.6 Measurement Issues Relevant to Conducting a Needs Analysis
27.7 Conclusions

CHAPTER 28 Psychological Skills Interventions in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Andy Lane & Tracey Devonport
28.1 Psychological Skills Interventions
28.2 Supervision
28.3 Ethics of Practice
28.4 Engaging in Reflective Practice
28.5 Conclusion

CHAPTER 29 Sport and Exercise Psychology - Understanding Cognitive and Biological Factors
Andy Lane & Tracey Devonport
29.1 Cognitive Factors
29.2 Biological Factors
29.3 Chapter Summary

CHAPTER 30 Sport and Exercise Psychology - Understanding Social, Developmental and Personality Factors
Andy Lane & Tracey Devonport
30.1 Social Factors
30.2 Developmental Factors
30.3 Personality Factors
30.4 Conclusion

CHAPTER 31 Sport and Exercise Psychology - Professional Structure and Applied Case Study
Andy Lane & Tracey Devonport
31.1 Training Structure of Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (ASEP)
31.2 Case Study: Sport Psychology in Practice
31.3 Conclusion

Glossary

Index

The six additional chapters below are available as a website resource only and are not part of the printed book. Access is available via the book's companion site at: http://tinyurl.com/c3ztvtj
The Nature and Scope of Counselling Psychology
Counselling Psychology in Clinical Practice
A Research-Informed Approach to Counselling Psychology
The Counselling Psychologist Researcher
Training in Counselling Psychology
Teaching Psychology in Higher Education

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Graham Davey is Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex. He has published more than 130 articles in scientific and professional journals and written or edited 14 books.
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  • The book and its supporting website contain a broad range of teaching and learning features designed to help the student learn and the teacher teach. These include: Focus Points, Colour Plates, Activity Boxes, Research Methods, Case Histories, Self-Test Questions, Learning Outcomes & Section Summaries, Links to Journal Articles and Further Reading, Video Clips
  • Covers the BPS introductory syllabus with a new and unique applied approach
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“This timely book will meet an increasing need for more detailed coverage of applied psychology in this growing field of endeavour.”
  • Professor John Rust, Director, The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge

“This applied psychology text by Prof. Davey is outstanding, highlighting the main fields of clinical, health, forensic, educational, occupational and sports psychology. He provides the reader with the most up-to-date research, theories and practice in these applied occupations. This is a must read for anyone wanting to pursue a career in any of these areas, you will enjoy it and you will learn a great deal from it.”

  • Prof. Cary L. Cooper, CBE, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University Management School

“This text affords students with a thorough overview of psychology in practice. The material on sport and exercise psychology was excellent and I feel sure that my students would gain immensely from being able to draw a direct comparison between how psychology is practised in our discipline and others. In particular, the information on accreditation and regulatory bodies is key for students wishing to forge a career in psychology; the text is an invaluable aid in this regard.”

  • Costas Karageorghis, PhD, CPsychol, FBASES Reader in Sport Psychology, Deputy Head (Research) School of Sport and Education Brunel University

"This is a valuable book for those studying applied psychology.  The coverage of professional roles, how psychological concepts permeate practise, and its overall breadth and skillful blend of evidence, theory and professional issues make it a front runner."

  • Adrian Wells, Professor of Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology, University of Manchester
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Applied Psychology
ISBN : 978-1-4443-3121-9
692 pages
May 2011, ©2011
$59.95   BUY

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