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Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences
Jacob Cohen
0805802835
January 15, 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
New York University, New York City. Statistical methods.

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New York University, New York City. Statistical methods.


Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Frederick J. Gravetter
0534602460
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Gravetter and Wallnau's proven best-seller offers the straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and wealth of real-world examples that professors AND students have come to appreciate. The authors integrate applications to ensure that even students with a weak background in mathematics can achieve mastery of statistical concepts. They skillfully demonstrate that having an understanding of statistical procedures will help them not only understand published findings, but also become savvy consumers of information. Known for its exceptional accuracy and examples, this text also has a complete supplements package to support instructors with class preparation and testing.

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State Univ. of New York College at Brockport. Study guide to accompany the...


High-Yield Behavioral Science
Barbara Fadem
0781730848
May 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark. Exam review for those preparing for the USMLE. Includes the barest essentials, complex ideas presented visually, and 'patient snapshot' scenarios/questions with answers. Previous edition: c1996. Softcover.

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Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark. Exam review for those preparing for the USMLE. Includes the barest essentials, complex ideas presented visually, and 'patient snapshot' scenarios/questions with answers. Previous edition: c1996. Softcover.


Behavioral Sciences
Michael H. Ebert
0071374701
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Review
Doody's : "There are numerous study guides available to medical students preparing for the various steps of the USMLE. The Pre-Test series has always been one of the better study guides, and this new behavioral science edition is no exception. Its thoroughness and pertinent references should more than suffice to adequately prepare any student for behavioral science questions on the USMLE Step 1. In addition, practicing psychiatrists may find it useful as a means to hone their skills in this rapidly changing field." "5 Stars"

Book Description
Gives medical students 500 questions, answers, and explanations to prepare for the behavioral science section of the USMLE Step 1. The new edition includes many new questions in the two-step clinical format to simulate the USMLE Step 1. ...


Behavioral Science Board Review Series
Barbara Fadem
0781757274
November 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The book is divided into 9 sections and 26 succinct chapters allowing for quick review and rapid memorization. Each chapter begins with a Typical Board Question and ends with a review test demonstraiting how the material in the chapter might be presented on the USMLE.


Evolution in Four Dimensions : Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life (Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology)
Eva Jablonka, Marion J. Lamb
0262101076
May 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Another valuable perspective to the discussion... I found it refreshing to read a science book that is a conscious attempt at good literature." -- Nature

Book Description
Ideas about heredity and evolution are undergoing a revolutionary change. New findings in molecular biology challenge the gene-centered version of Darwinian theory according to which adaptation occurs only through natural selection of chance DNA variations. In Evolution in Four Dimensions, Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb argue that there is more to heredity than genes. They trace four "dimensions" in evolution -- four inheritance systems that play a role in evolution: genetic, epigenetic (or non-DNA cellular transmission of traits), behavioral, and symbolic (transmission through language and other forms of symbolic...


International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Neil J. Smelser
0080430767
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Review
"Like the pyramids, the work is monumental in scope, will prove to be enduring in its contribution, and is surely one of the great wonders of the scientific world." - Contemporary Psychology, APA Review of Books, 2004, Vol. 49, No. 6.

Book Description
This Encyclopedia is the first attempt in a generation to map the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale. Not since the publication in 1968 of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by David L. Sills, has there been such an ambitious project to describe the state of the art in all the fields encompassed within the social and behavioral sciences. Available in both print (26 volumes) and online editions, it comprises 4,000 articles, commissioned by 52 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic...


Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment (with InfoTrac)
Charles Zastrow, Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
0534608310
July 11, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This best-selling human behavior in the social environment text was the first to offer a balanced look at human lifespan development through the lens of social work theory and practice. The authors use a systems theory framework to cover human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the authors present separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages. The bio-psycho-social-theoretical content is organized within the authors' Systems Impact Model, which helps students to better understand individual behavior in the various settings.

About the Author
Charles Zastrow, MSW and Ph.D., is Professor in the Social Work Department,...


Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Arthur Aron
0131505084
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This unique book capitalizes on a successful approach of using definitional formulas to emphasize concepts of statistics, rather than rote memorization. This conceptual approach constantly reminds readers of the logic behind what they are learning. Procedures are taught verbally, numerically, and visually, which appeals to a variety of users with different learning styles. Focusing on understanding, the book emphasizes the intuitive, de-emphasizes the mathematical, and explains everything in clear, simple language—with a large number of practice problems. For those trying to master statistics, as well as reading and understanding research articles.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Humanities/Social Science
Because today statistics are done by computer, not by hand,...


Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes And How To Correct Them: Lessons From The New Science Of Behavioral Economics
Gary Belsky, Thomas Gilovich
0684859386
April 6, 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Why do so many otherwise rational individuals make irrational decisions when it comes to money? Financial journalist Gary Belsky and Cornell University psychology professor Thomas Gilovich contend the answers can be found--and the deficiencies remedied--with help from a relatively new science called behavioral economics. Still largely unknown outside academic circles, the field can be traced to research on the impact of rewards and punishments on human judgment and decision- making that first were undertaken at Jerusalem's Hebrew University some 30 years ago. In Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes , Belsky and Gilovich update this pioneering work and show readers how to understand exactly why they invest, spend, and save as they do. More importantly, using examples that everyone can identify with and language...


Facilitating Developmental Attachment : The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children
Daniel A. Hughes
0765702703
June 28, 2000
Paperback
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(Martha G. Welch, Countless New Insights from an Experienced, Gifted, and Innovative Therapist, 2000)
"..deeply insightful...provides a comprehensive understanding of the issues and of the types of interventions that succeed in resolving them."

(Paul D. Goodman, 2000)
"...innovative therapist and teacher, Dan Hughes takes the reader through a primer in attachment theory and reactive attachment disorders."

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Criminal Minds: The Science and Psychology of Profiling
David Owen
0760756058
September 2004
Hardcover
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Evaluating Research Proposals
Joel R. Davitz
0133485668
July 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
This unique supplemental book leads the student investigator through every aspect of preparing a research or project plan through the use of a series of questions and explanatory comments. KEY TOPICS: Provides systematic ways for the reader to translate general research principles into a concrete research plan. It also includes a discussion on how to write an actual research proposal. Expanded section of terminology and on writing a proposal.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Humanities/Social Science
This unique supplemental text leads the student investigator through every aspect of preparing a research or project plan through the use of a series of questions and explanatory comments. The Guide provides systematic ways for the student to translate general research...


Applied Multiple Regression/Correlation Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences
Jacob Cohen, et al
0805822232
August 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This classic text on multiple regression is noted for its non-mathematical, applied, and data-analytic approach. Readers profit from its verbal-conceptual exposition and frequent use of examples. The applied emphasis provides clear illustrations of the principles and provides worked examples of the types of applications that are possible. Researchers learn how to specify regression models that directly address their research questions. An overview of the fundamental ideas of multiple regression and a review of bivariate correlation and regression and other elementary statistical concepts provide a strong foundation for a solid understanding of the rest of the text.

The third edition features an increased emphasis on graphics and the use of confidence intervals and effect size measures and an...


Behavioral Science in Medicine
Barbara Fadem
0781736692
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
New Jersey Medical School, Newark. Exam Review for first and second year medical students covering the science of human behavior in preparation for the USMLE Step 1 and 2 exams. Information is presented according to the DSM-IV-TR and includes clinical case scenarios. Offers USMLE-style questions with rationales. Softcover. DNLM: Mental Disorders--diagnosis.

Book Info
New Jersey Medical School, Newark. Exam Review for first and second year medical students covering the science of human behavior in preparation for the USMLE Step 1 and 2 exams. Information is presented according to the DSM-IV-TR and includes clinical case scenarios. Offers USMLE-style questions with rationales. Softcover. DNLM: Mental Disorders--diagnosis.


Measuring the Intentional World
J. D. Trout
0195107667
Feb 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Scientific realism has been advanced as an interpretation of the natural sciences but never the behavioral sciences. This exciting book introduces a novel version of scientific realism--Measured Realism--that characterizes the kind of theoretical progress in the social and psychological
sciences that is uneven but indisputable. Trout proposes a theory of measurement--Population-Guided Estimation--that connects natural, psychological, and social scientific inquiry. Presenting quantitative methods in the behavioral sciences as at once successful and regulated by the world, Measuring
the Intentional World will engage philosophers of science, historians of science, sociologists of science, and scientists interested in the foundations of their own disciplines.


Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry
Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia A. Sadock
0781731836
December 15, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
...captures current thinking on the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.

Book Info
New York Univ., New York City. Brandon/Hill Medical List selection (#508). Complementary volume to, Textbook of Psychiatry, c2000. Fosters professional competence and ensures quality care. Features case histories, color plates, color cues, and additional chapters. Previous edition, c1999, by Harold I. Kaplan. Softcover. DNLM: Mental Disorders.


Measuring the Intentional World
J. D. Trout
0195166590
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Scientific realism has been advanced as an interpretation of the natural sciences but never the behavioral sciences. This exciting book introduces a novel version of scientific realism--Measured Realism--that characterizes the kind of theoretical progress in the social and psychological
sciences that is uneven but indisputable. Trout proposes a theory of measurement--Population-Guided Estimation--that connects natural, psychological, and social scientific inquiry. Presenting quantitative methods in the behavioral sciences as at once successful and regulated by the world, Measuring
the Intentional World will engage philosophers of science, historians of science, sociologists of science, and scientists interested in the foundations of their own disciplines.


Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
Marsha M. Linehan
0898621836
May 1993
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
"Every once in a very long while in our field, a clinical innovation is introduced that profoundly improves patient care. Marsha Linehan's development of a cognitive-behavioral approach to borderline personality disorder is such a rare innovation....Her techniques are clear, teachable, and learnable, and make good common sense to the therapist and the patient. Dr. Linehan's methods have greatly improved my treatment of borderline individuals and my teaching of others in how best to understand and treat these patients.'' --Allen Frances, M.D.

"Marsha Linehan's tremendously in-depth and informative book and its companion skills-training manual offer a needed guide to the cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder....Her method has become so widely used by clinicians that the experts in psychosocial...


Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing
Hersh Shefrin
0195161211
September 27, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Psychology rules the stock market, according to Hersh Shefrin. In Beyond Greed and Fear, Shefrin shows how bias, perception, and other aspects of psychology often rattle investors and move stocks. From the individual who keeps losers too long to overconfident money managers who mistakenly think they can predict financial trends, human nature foils investment returns. "Behavioral finance is everywhere that people make financial decisions. Psychology is hard to escape; it touches every corner of the financial landscape, and it's important. Financial practitioners need to understand the impact that psychology has on them and those around them. Practitioners ignore psychology at their peril," writes Shefrin, a finance professor at Santa Clara University. An academic volume geared toward financial professionals, the book details...


Statistical Reasoning for the Behavioral Sciences
Richard J. Shavelson
020518460X
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
According to Richard Shavelson, the goal of any good statistics book is for readers not only to learn the meaning of statistical concepts but also to be able to use these concepts to solve problems. This new, revised edition of Statistical Reasoning is written with a two-pronged objective: conceptual and procedural knowledge of statistics.

From the Back Cover
According to Richard Shavelson, the goal of any good statistics book is for readers not only to learn the meaning of statistical concepts but also to be able to use these concepts to solve problems. This new, revised edition of Statistical Reasoning is written with a two-pronged objective: conceptual and procedural knowledge of statistics.


Productivity Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Arthur P. Brief
0275911322
May 1984
Hardcover
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Book Description
Scholars in the fields of economics, sociology, psychology, and management assess the theorectical and empirical literature on productivity and present conclusions that should stimulate further research.


Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
John Douglas
0671528904
August 1996
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Mindhunter enters the minds of some of the country's most notorious serial killers to tell the real-life story of the Investigative Support Unit (ISU) -- the FBI's special force that has assisted state and local police in cracking some of the country's most celebrated serial murder and rape cases. The unit specializes in understanding the chemistry and mechanical workings of the brain's of these serial criminals, and did its homework by interviewing such murderers as Charles Manson and David Berkowitz (the Son of Sam). John Douglas, who worked for the FBI for 25 years, is an authority on the unit, and his book combines the best of nonfiction with that of a murder mystery. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly
Douglas,...


Experimental Design : Procedures for Behavioral Sciences (Psychology)
Roger E. Kirk
0534250920
November 11, 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Written by a renowned psychologist Roger E. Kirk of Baylor University, this classic text provides the graduate student in experimental design with detailed coverage of the designs and techniques with the greatest potential use in behavioral research. Kirk's book is known for its emphasis on the logical rather than the mathematical basis of experimental design; for its in-depth exploration of the relationship between analysis of variance and regression analysis; for its introduction of the concept of building block designs; and for its comprehensive scope that describes all of the ANOVA experimental designs that are potentially useful in the behavioral sciences and education.


Statistical Models for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
William H. Crown
0275953165
Feb 1998
Hardcover
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Review
“Crown describes a large number of multivariate methods in simple orderly prose....Often the author indicates where basic information appears in common statisical packages a nice help for many a researcher. Examples punctuate text. The reference list is excellent. Tables, figures, and an index provide supporting content for readers' guidance. Because Crown's use of language is grammatically correct, his wording simple and direct, despite use of technical terms, readers should find this a very helpful resource.”–Psychological Reports

Book Description
Multiple regression analysis has been widely used by researchers to analyze complex social problems since the 1950s. A specialization in economics, known as econometrics, developed out of a recognition that multiple...


A User's Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain
John J. Ratey M.D.
0375701079
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Before consulting with customer service, it's always a good idea to read the manual. Psychiatrist John Ratey has condensed years of research on one of the most intimidating yet ubiquitous pieces of hardware in the world into the ever-handy User's Guide to the Brain. More intellectually stimulating than day-to-day practical, the Guide uses tales from Ratey's practice and other clinical venues, tidbits from neuroscientific research, and plain common sense to suggest how the brain develops and manifests personality and behavior. With section titles like "Free Will and the Anterior Cingulate Gyrus," many readers will feel intimidated, but Ratey is careful to direct his explanations to all--even those without a PhD in neuroanatomy. His interesting four-theater theory of mental function is the most directly practical section of...

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