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Scientific books

The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science

How do we define compassion? Is it an emotional state, a motivation, a dispositional trait, or a cultivated attitude? How does it compare to altruism and empathy? Chapters in this Handbook present critical scientific evidence about compassion in numerous conceptions. All of these approaches to thinking about compassion are valid and contribute importantly to understanding…

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Educational books

Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education, A Guide for Students and Practitioners

This book provides authoritative reviews of key areas of research in developmental psychology and demonstrates how these can inform practice in early years educational settings. The major theme is the fundamental importance of young children developing as independent, self-regulating learners. It illustrates how good practice is based on four key principles which support and encourage…

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Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, July 12-15, 1996, University of California, San Diego

This volume features the complete text of all regular papers, posters, and summaries of symposia presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Papers have been loosely grouped by topic, and an author index is provided in the back. In hopes of facilitating searches of this work, an electronic index on the…

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Funny books

Pretend the World Is Funny and Forever, A Psychological Analysis of Comedians, Clowns, and Actors

First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Science And Human Behavior

A detailed study of scientific theories of human nature and the possible ways in which human behavior can be predicted and controlled

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Sports books

The New Psychology of Sport and Exercise, The Social Identity Approach

′The Roger Federer, the Steffi Graf, the Usain Bolt of all books about the psychology of sport, packed with insight and wisdom’ – Brian Viner, Sports writer and author of Pelé, Ali, Lillee, and Me This is the first textbook to explore and explain the contribution of social groups and social identity to all aspects…

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Sports books

Sports Psychology

A comprehensive textbook covering fundamentals of psychology and its application and usage in sports and related activities. Sports Psychology is based on the premise that one’s participation and performance in sports is as much psychology oriented as it is a matter of physiological skill and talent. This textbook offers to build a sound groundwork in…

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Sports books

Application of Psychometrics in Sports and Exercise

A must read book for students and researchers who are unfamiliar with the principles and applications of psychometrics, but are using one in their research projects. There are practically hundreds and thousands of questionnaires available measuring diverse psychological constructs. Selecting, administering, scoring and interpreting the scores of those questionnaires can be a daunting task. Questions…

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Sports books

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Volume 1: Theoretical and Methodological Concepts

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology integrates the topics of motor control, physical education, exercise, adventure, performance in sports, and the performing arts, in several important ways and contexts, drawing upon diverse cultural perspectives. More than 90 overarching topics have been systematically developed by internationally renowned experts in theory, research, and practice.…

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Sports books

Mental Health and Well-being Interventions in Sport, Research, Theory and Practice

Mental health within elite sport has traditionally been ignored, but recent research has shown that competitive sport can at times seriously undermine mental health and that athletes are exposed to specific stressors that hinder their mental health optimisation. Mental Health and Well-being Interventions in Sport provides an indispensable guide for researchers and practitioners wanting to…