Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology

1st Edition

Editor-in-Chiefs: Charles Spielberger
Hardcover ISBN: 9780126574104
eBook ISBN: 9780080547749
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd September 2004
Page Count: 2688
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology encompasses applications of psychological knowledge and procedures in all areas of psychology. This compendium is a major source of information for professional practitioners, researchers in psychology, and for anyone interested in applied psychology. The topics included are, but are not limited to, aging (geropsychology), assessment, clinical, cognitive, community, counseling, educational, environmental, family, industrial/organizational, health, school, sports, and transportation psychology. The entries drawn from the above-referenced areas provide a clear definition of topic, a brief review of theoretical basis relevant to the topic, and emphasize major areas of application.

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Academic, medical and public libraries; professional schools, mental health reference libraries; psychiatric institutes, psychological clinics, clincial social work departments, psychoanalytic institutes

Table of Contents

Advertising and Marketing:

S. Shavitt and J. Zhang, Advertising and Culture.

P.T. Vargas and S. Yoon, Advertising Psychology.

D. Trafimow, Attitude Measurement.


R. Fernandez-Ballesteros Garcia, Assessment and Evaluation, Overview.

I.B. Weiner, Clinical Assessment.

J.J.F. Ter Laak and M. DeGoede, Educational and Child Assessment.

R.H. Moos and C.J. Holahan, Environmental Assessment.

R. Colom, Intelligence Assessment.

G.V. Caprara and D.P. Cervone, Personality Assessment.

P. Merenda, Psychometric Tests.

J. Vila, Psychophysiological Assessment.

Clinical Psychology:

S.G. Zahm, Gestalt Therapy.

J.F. Kihlstrom, Hypnosis.

G. Margolin and A. Fauchier, Marital Therapy.

M.M. Antony, Panic.

K. Langer, Psychological Rehabilitation Therapies.


K. Maton, Community Psychology.

C. Schwarzer and P. Buchwald, Social Support.


M. Heppner and P.P. Heppner, Career Counseling.

P.B. Pedersen, Counseling and Culture.

P.H. Glasser and S. Fine, Counseling Interview.

D.A. Jepsen, Developmental Counseling.

J.L. Delucia-Waak, Group Counseling.

A. Barak, Internet Counseling.

R.M. Lee and B.L. DeanMeasurement and Counseling.

K.L. Davis and P.G. Klukken, Postsecondary Education Students, Counseling of.

C.R. Ridley, E. Delgado-Romero, and D. Mollen</EM


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About the Editor-in-Chief

Charles Spielberger

Charles D. Spielberger is Distinguished Research Professor and Director, Center for Research in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, University of South Florida, where he has been a faculty member since 1972. A Distinguished Practitioner of the US National Academies of Practice, and Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Spielberger served as Training Specialist in Psychology at the National Institute of Mental Health. Author, co-author or editor of more than 350 professional publications, Spielberger's current research focuses on: anxiety, depression, curiosity, and the experience, expression and control of anger; behavioral medicine and health psychology; job stress and stress management; and the role of stress, emotions and lifestyle factors in the etiology of hypertension, cardiovascular disorders, and cancer. During 1991-92 Spielberger served as the 100th President of the American Psychological Association and currently is President of the International Association of Applied Psychology until 2002.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of South Florida, Tampa, USA


"Sponsored by the International Association of Applied Psychology, this encyclopedia is an excellent general guide to applied psychology. Its 300 articles range from "Academic Failure, Prevention of," through "Cognitive Aging" and "Personality Assessment," to "Youth, Employment of." The signed articles, arranged alphabetically, examine both the theoretical bases of their subjects and the application of theory and research to practical problems. Each begins with an outline, glossary of terms, and brief summary paragraph and ends with cross-references to other articles and suggestions for further reading in secondary sources, review articles, and important research papers. All are clearly written and detailed and vary in length from 4 to 16 pages. The illustrations, in black and white, include figures, tables, graphs, and examples of forms, scales, and questionnaires. The target audience ranges from research professionals and practitioners to students and general readers. Articles may be located through the table of contents or a detailed subject index. Although some topics are covered in other reference books in general psychology, Spielberger's work focuses on applied psychology. A roster of editorial advisers, section editors, and contributors from many countries, with current affiliations (largely universities) noted, is printed at the beginning of each volume. Speilberger [sic] (Univ. of South Florida) has served as president of both the International Association of Applied Psychology and the American Psychological Association. Highly recommended. General readers, students at all levels, faculty, and practitioners." --CHOICE

"...will find it to be an excellent broad-ranging reference tool..." --REFERENCE REVIEWS

"The Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology is an excellent resource for both academics and professionals. The compendium that all psychologists and libraries around the world should possess."