Browsing posts tagged: Applied Psychology
Gambling Problems in Youth

Howard J. Shaffer, Ph. D. More than 20 years ago, I first noted that young people in North America were growing up in a context of legalized gambling for their entire lifetime. By the 1980s, for young people, gambling had become an average and expectable part of the social landscape. Amid legal opportunities to gamble […]

What’s Luck Got to Do with It?

Why do so many gamblers risk it all when they know the odds of winning are against them? Why do they believe dice are „hot“ in a winning streak? Why do we expect heads on a coin toss after several flips have turned up tails? What’s Luck Got to Do with It? takes a lively […]

David and Goliath

David and Goliath is the dazzling and provocative new book from Malcolm Gladwell, no.1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog SawWhy do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and […]

Misbehaving

Why are we more likely to forgo the opportunity to sell a £100 bottle of wine rather than actually taking money out our wallet to pay for it, when ultimately the ‚opportunity cost‘ of doing so is the same? Why would the ‚endowment effect‘ mean that we value a free ticket worth hundreds of pounds […]

The Importance of Being Understood

The Importance of Being Understood is an innovative and thought-provoking exploration of the links between the way we think about each other’s mental states and the fundamentally cooperative nature of everyday life.Adam Morton begins with a consideration of ‚folk psychology‘, the tendency to attribute emotions, desires, beliefs and thoughts to human minds. He takes the […]

The Language of Choice Theory

In this companion volume to the bestselling Choice Theory, Dr. William Glasser and his wife, Carleen Glasser, have imagined typical conversations in real-life situations–between parent and child, two partners in a relationship, teacher and student, and boss and employee. On the left-hand page is a typical controlling order or threat, and on the right a […]

Psychosocial Adaptation to Pregnancy

presented in the Introduction (Chapter 1). The focus of Chapter 1 is twofold: (1) to present the research foundations for the psychophysiological correlates of prenatal psychosocial adaptation and the seven prenatal personality dimensions with progress in labor and birth outcomes, and particularly (2) to present the theory underlying the seven dimensions of prenatal psychosocial adaptation, […]

Easing the Teasing

Empowers young children with vital coping skills to help them manage teasingEasing the Teasing is a crucial reference for parents and educators who want to help teasing victims acquire the coping skills necessary to manage these painful incidents. Easing the Teasing provides elementary and junior high school kids with a repertoire of strategies to deflect […]

Biologie de l’homosexualité

Interrogations scientifiques autour de l’homosexualité Il est couramment admis que l’orientation hétéro- ou homosexuelle d’un individu est essentiellement, voire exclusivement, le résultat d’apprentissages et d’interactions sociales qui se déroulent dans la petite enfance. Sous l’influence de théories psychanalytiques freudiennes et postfreudiennes, un rôle tout particulier a été attribué aux interactions du petit enfant avec ses parents […]

The Genius of Instinct

Why do we sometimes get into the wrong relationships, take the wrong jobs, and make the wrong choices?  The answers and solutions to these everyday plights are revealed by today’s “scientists of the mind,” evolutionary psychologists who have discovered stunning new lessons about the power of instincts and their capacity to transform lives positively. But […]