Encyclopedia of Human Behavior

2nd Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780123750006
eBook ISBN: 9780080961804
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd March 2012
Page Count: 2518
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The Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, Second Edition is an award-winning three-volume reference on human action and reaction, and the thoughts, feelings, and physiological functions behind those actions. Presented alphabetically by title, 300 articles probe both enduring and exciting new topics in physiological psychology, perception, personality, abnormal and clinical psychology, cognition and learning, social psychology, developmental psychology, language, and applied contexts.

Written by leading scientists in these disciplines, every article has been peer-reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. The most comprehensive reference source to provide both depth and breadth to the study of human behavior, the encyclopedia will again be a much-used reference source. This set appeals to public, corporate, university and college libraries, libraries in two-year colleges, and some secondary schools.

Carefully crafted, well written, and thoroughly indexed, the encyclopedia helps users—whether they are students just beginning formal study of the broad field or specialists in a branch of psychology—understand the field and how and why humans behave as we do.

Key Features

  • Named a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication
  • Concise entries (ten pages on average) provide foundational knowledge of the field
  • Each article features suggested further readings, a list of related websites, a 5-10 word glossary and a definition paragraph, and cross-references to related articles in the encyclopedi
  • Newly expanded editorial board and a host of international contributors from the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Sweden, and the United Kingdom

Readership

Undergraduate and graduate students in psychology and the behavioral sciences, as well as researchers in various psychological subdisciplines and psychiatry; the encyclopedia is also useful for the lay public who may have an interest in topics related to human behavior

Table of Contents

Editorial Advisory Board

About the Editor-in-Chief

About the Editorial Advisory Board

Reviewers

Preface

Permission Acknowledgments

Article Titles

Academic Achievement

Importance of Academic Achievement

Indicators of Academic Achievement

Predictors of Academic Achievement

Equal Opportunities and Academic Achievement

See also

Glossary

Further Reading

Addictions and Adolescence

Introduction

Developmental Issues

Applicability of Addiction Diagnostic Criteria for Adolescents

Three Adolescent Addictive Disorders

Nicotine Dependence

Epidemiology

Etiology

Other Substances Use Disorders (Excluding Nicotine)

Pathological Gambling

Summary

See also

Glossary

Further Readings

Relevant Websites

Adolescence

Primary Changes in Adolescence

Contextual Areas of Interest Regarding Adolescent Development

Summary

See also

Further Reading

Adrenal Glands

Introduction

Anatomy and Physiology of the Adrenal Gland

Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex

Summary

See also

Glossary

Further Reading

Aggression

What Is Aggression?

Why Do We Use Aggression?

What Causes Aggression?

What Reduces Aggression?

Conclusion

See also

Glossary

Further Reading

Relevant Websites

Aging and Cognition

Introduction

Declarative Memory

Nondeclarative Memory

Executive Function

Decision-Making

Processing Speed

The Relationship Among Cognitive Functions

Cognitive Rehabilitation: Behavioral Interventions and Their Impact on Cognition

See also

Glossary

Further Reading

Aging and the Brain

Major Neuronal

Details

No. of pages:
2518
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123750006
eBook ISBN:
9780080961804

Awards

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles, 2013, American Library Association

Reviews

"The second edition of this reference work…has been thoroughly revised, expanded, and brought up to date. It deserves the highest praise…The clearly written entries offer readers succinct definitions and significant insights into each topic." --Choice, July 2013

"With his simple, creative and innovative ideas, V.S. Ramachandran is changing how our brains think about our minds" --Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institutes of Mental Health in TIME Magazine