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`In this eminently sensible, practical and thought-provoking book, Jennifer Mackewn takes gestalt light years forward towards a synthesis and integration of psychological styles and away from what she describes as "e;Perlism"e;. I agree with her: this is a book for therapists, not principally for gestaltists... In inviting the reader to "e;pick and choose"e; from the many and varied, always practical, hands-on approach chapters... Jennifer Mackewn hopes we will both enjoy her book and find it of use. This reader, commending the book to you all, has no doubt that both her hopes will be fulfilled' - Self & SocietyDescribing contemporary integrative Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy, this book addresses 30 key issues which will help both trainee and practising counsellors examine and improve crucial areas of their work.The field theoretical and relational model which underpins the book suggests that therapy is a complex process which requires therapists to be intuitive and self-aware while engaging in a number of interrelated therapeutic tasks. The importance of meeting clients person-to-person in a meaningful relationship is highlighted. Jennifer Mackewn encourages counsellors to focus on areas that they may feel need special attention, and shows them how to blend their skills into a subtle and versatile art form. The book covers vital aspects of Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy, such as: appreciating the significance of beginnings; understanding the client's context; the dialogic relationship; contact and awareness; exploring life themes and support systems; and experimental and creative methods.
As modern technology multiplies radio's reach, the June issue of Index on Censorship examines the medium and its messengers. Includes contributions from Joe Queenan, Alexei Venediktov and Shirazuddin Siddiqi.
This powerful book deals with the complex problem of domestic violence in India. Based on the narratives of 17 women from diverse socioeconomic and caste backgrounds, the author locates the problem in the larger societal context and analyzes a range of physical, psychological, non-physical, social and cultural aspects of the abuse of women.
Special education students often learn about the characteristics of disabilities, but can lack an understanding of the relationship between diagnostic assessment and eligibility for special education services. The Special Educator's Guide to Assessment: A Comprehensive Overview by IDEA Disability Category focuses on the role that assessment plays in the diagnosis of a disability, determination of eligibility for special education services, and education of students with disabilities to provide a meaningful interconnection between assessment concepts and classroom application for teachers. Authors Tara S. Guerriero, Mary A. Houser, and Vicki A. McGinley want to ensure that future special education teachers have the preparation to provide comprehensive instruction to P-12 students through this text.While special education teachers are often not the ones conducting comprehensive evaluations, it is paramount that they understand their students' individual characteristics, and understand how assessment is used to determine diagnosis and eligibility. Framing the text around The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) provides students with concrete standards by which all disabilities are evaluated and regulated in our public educational system.Part I introduces the basic topics of assessment, ethics, and assessment types. Part II moves on to provide diagnostic and eligibility criteria according to IDEA categories that are most commonly diagnosed in an educational setting while Part III describes the criteria for IDEA categories most commonly diagnosed in a medical setting. Features like case studies and sample comprehensive evaluations help bring to life assessment and how it applies in real classrooms.
This book shows students and practitioners how to develop social marketing programs through a simple, six-step process of strategic planning and design. Nedra Kline Weinreich starts by introducing the concept of social marketing and then walks the reader through each of the six steps of the process: analysis, strategy development, program and communication design, pretesting, implementation, and evaluation and feedback.The Second Edition incorporates developments in marketing practice over the last 10 years and focuses on how to apply the design approach to campaigns to effect behavior change. All organizations can do social marketing, Weinreich insists, if they follow the steps and start to think from a social marketing perspective.
Catherine SandersonsHealth Psychologypresents balanced coverage of cutting edge research, real world application, essential theories and foundational research in health psychology. The text is written at an accessible level yet employs a strong emphasis on the scientific principlesand scientific processes underlying the field of health psychology. Additionally,Health Psychologyfocuses on the impacts of both developmental and cultural factors across its chapters. With her third edition, Sanderson aims to engage student readers through personally relevant content and real world examples, helping them to master concepts across chapters and to apply their learning to live healthy, long and vibrant lives.The third edition ofHealth Psychologywill hone and improve its rich, student-oriented pedagogical program to capture and retain student attention while supporting student learning and understanding. Sanderson plans to heavily revise her text to remove superfluous and outdated materials, as well as to include new and updated content, from recent studies to attention grabbing, pop culture references to cutting edge neuroscience coverage.
Discover Sociology: Core Concepts explores sociology as a discipline of curious minds, with the theoretical, conceptual, and empirical tools needed to understand, analyze, and even change the worldall in a more streamlined format. It is adapted from Discover Sociology, Third Edition and offers in-depth coverage of 12 high-priority topics that are at the core of almost all introductory sociology courses.Core Concepts maintains its reader-friendly narrative and the hallmark themes of the parent book, including the unequal distribution of power in society (Inequality Matters), the sociological imagination (Private Lives, Public Issues), and career skills (What Can I Do With a Sociology Degree?). A new feature, Discover and Debate, shows students how to take effective, evidence-based positions on important social issues, and how to argue in a respectful manner that recognizes the value of different perspectives.
Get access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781446285879)A Unique Blend of Digital and Print Learning Resources!5 Star student reviews:';A must have for teachers-to-be, especially those who are a bit shaky on their maths knowledge!'';Not many maths books keep me fixated but this is one that is definitely worth the money.'';It is a book I will be using even when in the classroom.' Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers develops your understanding of mathematical concepts and processes, and how children learn them, so you can confidently teach mathematics to primary children. Tried and tested, the fifth edition of Derek Haylock's much loved textbook matches the 2014 curriculum requirements for England. Every chapter integrates children's learning, classroom practice, and teacher's own requirements for subject knowledge, making this the ideal text to guide you through your studies and beyond. More than just a book! The new edition is supported by FREE access to an interactive eBook and a companion website allowing you to use a wealth of teaching and learning resources. You can use the eBook to study where and when you want, and read, annotate and search the book on a tablet, laptop or PC. You can also visit study.sagepub.com/haylock5e to access: Videos by the author introduce core themes of each section and explain key mathematical processes. Links to the National Curriculum specify the statutory requirements for primary schools in England that relate to the mathematical content of each chapter. Learning and Teaching points highlight important issues you may face in the classroom and provide practical guidance for teaching. Self-assessment questions help check your understanding and provide immediate feedback to see how well you have done. Select SAGE journal articles to support literature reviews and wider reading. Lesson Plan Activities by Ralph Manning support content-focused chapters and contain creative mathematics tasks across the primary age range. A Student Workbook is also available to accompany this book, including over 700 practice problems to help you understand, apply and teach primary mathematics. Derek Haylock is an education consultant and writer with a background in mathematics teaching, teacher education and classroom-based research in mathematics education. Ralph Manning is an independent consultant in primary education. He has worked as a primary teacher and as a lecturer in primary teacher education for 18 years, following a career in IT. *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook
`This clearly written and user-friendly book is ideal for students or researchers who wish to get a basic, but solid grasp of a topic and see how it fits with other topics. By following the links a student can easily and efficiently build up a clear conceptual map of social research' - Malcolm Williams, Reader in Sociology, Cardiff University`This is a really useful book, written in an accessible manner for students beginning their study of social research methods. It is helpful both as an introductory text and as a reference guide for more advanced students. Most of the key topics in methods and methodology are covered and it will be suitable as a recommended text on a wide variety of courses' - Clive Seale, Brunel UniversityAt last, an authoritative, crystal-clear introduction to research methods which really takes account of the needs of students for accessible, focused information to help with undergraduate essays and exams. The key concepts discussed here are based on a review of teaching syllabi and the authors' experience of many years of teaching. Topics range over qualitative and quantitative approaches and combine practical considerations with philosophical issues. They include several new topics, like internet and phone polling, internet searches, and visual methods. Each section is free-standing, can be tackled in order, but with links to other sections to enable students to cross-reference and build up a wider understanding of central research methods.To facilitate comprehension and aid study, each section begins with a definition. It is followed by a summary of key points with key words and guides to further reading and up-to-date examples. The book is a major addition to undergraduate reading lists. It is reliable, allows for easy transference to essays and exams and easy to use, and exceptionally clearly written for student consumption. The book answers the needs of all those who find research methods daunting, and for those who have dreamt of an ideal introduction to the subject.
Written specifically for students interested in knowing more about the organizational and management context of communications, and to get more hands-on learning, practical experience and skills to help them get off to a flying start in their career, this book is a guide to corporate communication that will help students and practitioners navigate the area, understand the main theories and put these into practice through examples and case studies.Academically grounded, it covers the key concepts, principles and models within corporate communication by bringing together academic knowledge and insights from the subject areas of management and communication. At the same time, it combines this academic base with a clear practical outlook practical cases illustrate the theory and each chapter also focuses on models and exercises that equip students with practical expertise and skills. The international scope of the book, featuring cases from around the globe has been instrumental in its success and has now been used by nearly 20,000 students across over 50 different countries from New York to Helsinki, Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro for students studying Corporate Communication, Organizational Communication, PR and Marketing Communications and as an invaluable source for reflective practitioners.The new fourth edition has been revised and updated with new cases and covers developments is areas such as reputation management, leadership communication and CSR communication. It features: A new chapter on social media and increased coverage of new media in existing chapters New up-to-date material on emerging CSR standards, transnational governance and corporate citizenship Extended focus on media relations, internal communications and leadership and change communication New full-length and shorter international case studies Enhanced companion website material including new case studies and video material available on publication at www.sagepub.co.uk/cornelissen4e
Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback*Reflecting the global nature of the workplace with its use of real world examples and case studies, Nick Wilton's book is not another 'How to' of HRM in practice, but goes beyond the prescriptive approach to the practice of strategic HRM and encourages critical reflection to prepare students for the issues and dilemmas they could face in their careers. Providing an introduction to the management of people in work organizations, it seeks to outline the purpose and operation of HRM activities in the 'real world', whilst situating practice in the context of associated debates and controversies played out in the parallel field of academic study. It adopts a critical perspective on the study and practice of HRM to provide the reader with an understanding not only of the potential for HRM to contribute to both improved organizational performance and individual well-being in the workplace, but also why it very often fails to achieve either of these positive outcomes and suggests that the management of people is not the exclusive preserve of HR specialists, but an area of interest or concern for all organizational actors.The new edition comes packed with features that encourage readers to engage and relate theory to practice including:- Management skills and attributes boxes outlining the required competencies of line managers and HR practitioners- HR in practice boxes illustrating how HRM theory works in real world practice- Ethical insights presenting ethical considerations for budding practitioners - Global insights highlighting practices around the world- Research insights inviting students to explore further academic research- Case Studies and Examples offering a more in-depth look at HRM across a variety of organizations- A free interactive eBook* featuring author videos, web-links interactive multiple choice questions, free SAGE journal articles, extended case studies and other relevant links, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the reading or learning style.Aimed at students across the academic spectrum, whether studying on a specialist HRM or CIPD program of study, a generalist business and management programme or studying HRM as part of a programme in an unrelated discipline (such as engineering or humanities).*Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781473954199). Access not guaranteed on second-hand copies (as access code may have previously been redeemed).
The Established and the Outsiders is a classic text from one of the major figures of world sociology. This new edition includes a theoretical introduction, published in English for the first time.In Norbert Eliass hands, a local community study of tense relations between an established group and outsiders - with no other discernible difference between them - becomes a microcosm that illuminates a wide range of sociological configurations including racial, ethnic, class and gender relations. The book examines the mechanisms of stigmatisation, taboo and gossip, monopolisation of power, collective fantasy and we and they images which support and reinforce divisions in society. Developing aspects of Eliass thinking that relate his work to current sociological concerns, it presents the fullest elaboration of his concepts of mutual identification and functional democratisation. The Established and the Outsiders not only brings out the important theoretical implications of micro-analysis but also demonstrates the significance of such detailed study analysis for better sociological theory. It is essential reading for students and scholars in social theory, sociology and anthropology.
Lecturers - request an e-inspection copy of this text or contact your local SAGE representative to discuss your course needs.In the new edition of his bestselling book, Uwe Flick introduces all of the main theoretical approaches to qualitative research, and provides unmatched coverage of the full range of methods now available to qualitative researchers. Organised around the process of doing qualitative research, the book guides you through ethics, research design, data collection, and data analysis. In this fifth edition, you will find: a new chapter outlining methodological approaches to qualitative research new introductory sections at the beginning of each of the book's seven parts, which prepare the ground and define key terms lots of new practical examples which show you how to carry out all aspects of a qualitative research project new exercises that give you the opportunity to test your understanding of what you've read a brand new companion website full of resources for lecturers and students including suggested answers to the exercises in the book, full text journal articles and links to additional resources: http://uk.sagepub.com/flick5e
How to Design and Report Experiments is the perfect textbook and guide to the often bewildering world of experimental design and statistics. It provides a complete map of the entire process beginning with how to get ideas about research, how to refine your research question and the actual design of the experiment, leading on to statistical procedure and assistance with writing up of results.While many books look at the fundamentals of doing successful experiments and include good coverage of statistical techniques, this book very importantly considers the process in chronological order with specific attention given to effective design in the context of likely methods needed and expected results. Without full assessment of these aspects, the experience and results may not end up being as positive as one might have hoped. Ample coverage is then also provided of statistical data analysis, a hazardous journey in itself, and the reporting of findings, with numerous examples and helpful tips of common downfalls throughout.Combining light humour, empathy with solid practical guidance to ensure a positive experience overall, How to Design and Report Experiments will be essential reading for students in psychology and those in cognate disciplines with an experimental focus or content in research methods courses.
Everyday life is defined and characterised by the rise, transformation and fall of social practices. Using terminology that is both accessible and sophisticated, this essential book guides the reader through a multi-level analysis of this dynamic.In working through core propositions about social practices and how they change the book is clear and accessible; real world examples, including the history of car driving, the emergence of frozen food, and the fate of hula hooping, bring abstract concepts to life and firmly ground them in empirical case-studies and new research.Demonstrating the relevance of social theory for public policy problems, the authors show that the everyday is the basis of social transformation addressing questions such as: how do practices emerge, exist and die? what are the elements from which practices are made? how do practices recruit practitioners? how are elements, practices and the links between them generated, renewed and reproduced?Precise, relevant and persuasive this book will inspire students and researchers from across the social sciences.Elizabeth Shove is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University. Mika Pantzar is Research Professor at the National Consumer Research Centre, Helsinki. Matt Watson is Lecturer in Social and Cultural Geography at University of Sheffield.
Explanations of how identities are constructed are fundamental to contemporary debates in feminism and in cultural and social theory. Formations of Class & Gender demonstrates why class should be featured more prominently in theoretical accounts of gender, identity and power. Beverley Skeggs identifies the neglect of class, and shows how class and gender must be fused together to produce an accurate representation of power relations in modern society. The book questions how theoretical frameworks are generated for understanding how women live and produce themselves through social and cultural relations. It uses detailed ethnographic research to explain how 'real' women inhabit and occupy the social and cultural positions of class, femininity and sexuality.As a critical examination of cultural representation - informed by recent feminist theory and the work of Pierre Bourdieu - the book is an articulate demonstration of how to translate theory into practice.
'If strategy is the queen of business, then this book offers us the perfect introduction to her court! It is accessible, lively, and informative. The book repays the reader with wonderful account of how strategy works. It also lets the reader in on some of the darker secrets of strategy' - Andre Spicer, Associate Professor of Organisation Studies, Warwick Business SchoolStudying Strategy is a welcoming, lively and thought provoking account that helps students get to grips with strategy's key issues and broad debates and introduce them to the latest ideas.Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the ';Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap' series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.Suitable for students of strategy at Undergraduate, Masters and MBA level, professionals involved in strategic decision making and anyone interested in how strategy works. Need another VSFI book? Browse the series here
One of the most crucial foundational steps in any research project surrounds understanding and choosing an appropriate theory to frame the research question. Theoretical frameworks don't just impact design, they impact how the entire study is interpreted, contextualized, and discussed. There are lots of resources about epistemologies and ontologies, but most focus on the philosophical and historical dimensions that can quickly overwhelm students. They need something quick that helps them understand the practical connection between theory and the purpose/nature of the study and, more importantly, decide which theory is best suited to their particular study. This Little Quick Fix covers questions like: What is theory? How does theory relate to research design? What is a theoretical framework? What is a theoretical contribution? How do I choose which theory (or theories) fits my research? What practical steps should I take to integrate theory into my research?Little Quick Fixtitles provide quick but authoritative answers to the problems, hurdles, and assessment points students face inthe research course, project proposal, or design - whatever their methods learning is. Lively, ultra-modern design;full-colour, each page a tailored design. An hours read.Easy to dip in and out ofwithclear navigation enables the reader to find what she needs - quick. Direct written stylegets to the point with clear language. Nothing needs to be read twice. No fluff. Learning is reinforced througha 2-minute overview summary; 3-second summaries with super-quick Q&A DIY taskscreate a work plan to accomplish a task, do a self-check quiz, solve a problem, get students to what they need to show their supervisor. Checkpointsin each section make sure students are nailing it as they go and support self-directed learning. How do I know I'm done?EachLittle Quick Fixwraps up with a final checklist that allows the reader to self-assess they've got what they need to progress, submit, or ace the test or task.
Between the comfort of using a medium they use daily and the perceived easiness of access and use, students are increasingly quick to choose online methods for their research projects. However getting data online isn't as easy as it seems. No matter how data is collected (through existing materials, through elicited responses, or through work with participants) or what type of online data is used (e.g. blogs, websites, interviews, etc.), there are a lot of unique and complex considerations that must be factored in to every step of the research process. This Little Quick Fix boils down all these potentially thorny issues into a speedy guide so students thinking about working with online data can be prepared for (and avoid) any unexpected circumstances like access issues or ethical dilemmas. It will also help students decide what, if any, online data is best suited to their particular research question so they don't end up fighting unnecessary complications for little benefit. It covers: What types of data collection do researchers conduct online? How do I choose which type(s) fit my research?How can I find, and get permission to use, data that exists online?How can I find, and gain consent from, participants online?How can I interact with participants online to collect data?What practical steps should I take to prepare for online research?Little Quick Fixtitles provide quick but authoritative answers to the problems, hurdles, and assessment points students face inthe research course, project proposal, or design - whatever their methods learning is. Lively, ultra-modern design;full-colour, each page a tailored design. An hours read.Easy to dip in and out ofwithclear navigation enables the reader to find what she needs - quick. Direct written stylegets to the point with clear language. Nothing needs to be read twice. No fluff. Learning is reinforced througha 2-minute overview summary; 3-second summaries with super-quick Q&A DIY taskscreate a work plan to accomplish a task, do a self-check quiz, solve a problem, get students to what they need to show their supervisor. Checkpointsin each section make sure students are nailing it as they go and support self-directed learning. How do I know I'm done?EachLittle Quick Fixwraps up with a final checklist that allows the reader to self-assess they've got what they need to progress, submit, or ace the test or task.