This collection features books and book contributions written by faculty in the Department of Psychology at Fairfield University.
Gregory M. Walton, Alia J. Crum, Jeremy P. Jamieson, and Emily J. Hangen
Emily J. Hangen (with Jeremy P. Jamieson) is a contributing author "Stress Reappraisal Interventions: Improving Acute Stress Responses in Motivated Performance Contexts," Chapter 10, pp. 239-258.
Precise shifts in the ways people make sense of themselves, others, and social situations can help people flourish. This compelling handbook synthesizes the growing body of research on wise interventions—brief, nonclinical strategies that are “wise” to the impact of social-psychological processes on behavior. Leading authorities describe how maladaptive or pejorative interpretations can undermine people’s functioning and how they can be altered to produce benefits in such areas as academic motivation and achievement, health, well-being, and personal relationships. Consistently formatted chapters review the development of each intervention, how it can be implemented, its evidence base, and implications for solving personal and societal problems.
Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Todd K. Shackelford, Emily J. Hangen, and Andrew J. Elliot
Emily J. Hangen (with Andrew J. Elliot) is a contributing author, "Achievement Motives."
This Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview of individual differences within the domain of personality, with major sub-topics including assessment and research design, taxonomy, biological factors, evolutionary evidence, motivation, cognition and emotion, as well as gender differences, cultural considerations, and personality disorders. It is an up-to-date reference for this increasingly important area and a key resource for those who study intelligence, personality, motivation, aptitude and their variations within members of a group.
Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Linda A. Henkel, Carey Mack Weber, and Katelyn Parisi
Linda Henkel is a contributing author (with Katelyn Parisi and Carey Mack Weber), “The Museum as Psychology Lab: Research on Photography and Memory in Museums”, pp. 152-83.
Museums and Visitor Photography: Redefining the Visitor Experience addresses some of the most fundamental issues relating to the burgeoning phenomenon of visitor photography - in a format which is attractive, approachable and actionable. Based on new research, and on innovative practice in leading museums (including the British Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Rijksmuseum and Wellcome Collection), this lavishly-illustrated, 500 page handbook will help you understand, connect with, and sympathetically manage visitors’ participation - both in the museum and online. -- Publisher description.
Frédéric Guay, Herbert Marsh, Dennis M. McInerney, Rhonda G. Craven, Emily J. Hangen, Rachel M. Korn, and Andrew J. Elliot
Emily J. Hangen (with Rachel M. Korn and Andrew J. Elliot) is a contributing author, "Achievement and the self: Approach and avoidance as self-growth and self-protection," Chapter 10 pp. 249-272.
The concept of the Self has a long history that dates back from the ancient Greeks such as Aristotle to more contemporary thinkers such as Wundt, James, Mead, Cooley, Freud, Rogers, and Erikson (Tesser & Felson, 2000). Research on the Self relates to a range of phenomena including self-esteem, self-concept, self-protection, self-verification, self-awareness, identity, self-efficacy, self-determination etc. that could be sharply different or very similar. Despite this long tradition of thinkers and the numerous studies conducted on the Self, this concept is still not very well defined. More precisely, it is not a precise object of study, but rather a collection of loosely related subtopics (Baumesiter, 1998). Also, in the philosophical literature, the legitimacy of the concept of “self” has been brought into question. Some authors have argued that the self is not a psychological entity per se, but rather an illusion created by the complex interplay between cognitive and neurological subsystems (Zahavi, 2005). Although no definitive consensus has been reached regarding the Self, we emphasis in this volume that the Self and its related phenomena including self-concept, motivation, and identity are crucial for understanding consciousness and therefore important to understand human behavior.
Self-concept, motivation and identity: Underpinning success with research and practice provides thus a unique insight into self-concept and its relationship to motivation and identity from varied theoretical and empirical perspectives. This volume is intended to develop both theoretical and methodological ideas and to present empirical evidence demonstrating the importance of theory and research to effective practice.
Hiram E. Fitzgerald and Judy Primavera
The terms “civic engagement” and “community engagement” have various definitions, but they are united by the sense that individuals who are civically engaged not only are concerned about the quality of life in their communities but also take action to improve conditions for the common good. In the United States, to be civically engaged means to actively participate in a civil democratic society. Going Public examines programs related to civic engagement and the ways in which faculty and students participate in communities in order to improve them. Engagement scholarship is a scholarship of action, a scholarship of practice that takes place both in and with the community. Within the framework of this new scholarship, the mission of the academy does not begin and end with intellectual discovery and fact-finding. Rather, the academy joins forces with the community, and together they use their knowledge and resources to address pressing social, civic, economic, and moral problems. Each chapter in this book tells a unique story of community engagement and the scholarship of practice in a diverse range of settings, documenting successes and failures, the unintended consequences, and the questions yet to be answered. -- Publisher description.
Matthew R. Kelley, Linda Henkel, and Michelle Carbuto
Linda Henkel is a contributing author (with Michelle Carbuto), "How source misattributions arise from verbalization, mental imagery, and pictures", p. 213-234.
The goal of the "Applied Memory" volume is to highlight many interesting and creative applications of basic memory phenomena that are underrepresented, or even unrepresented, in the literature. Authors were charged with the task of reviewing relevant basic and applied research and offering new empirical investigations into the applications of these benchmark phenomena.To this end, "Applied Memory", consists of 17 chapters that explore the influences of generation, irrelevant speech, verbal overshadowing, isolation, part-set cuing, reminiscence, hyperemnesia, placebos, mental state, metamemory knowledge, flashbulb events, and traumatic events on memory in everyday settings, as well as applications of source memory, social memory, involuntary autobiographical memory, dream memory, and strategic memory regulation. The volume is designed as a resource for basic and applied memory researchers and as a supplementary text in graduate or upper-level undergraduate courses in cognitive psychology, human memory, or applied psychology. – Publisher description
Tracey Ravenson, Anthony R. D'Augelli, Sabine E. French, Diane Hughes, and Judy Primavera
Judy Primavera is a contributing author, "Primary prevention during school transitions-revisited".
Book Description: Within the field of psychology, community psychology specifically challenges traditional ways of thinking by considering people as embedded in ecological systems. It also recognizes that the links between persons and settings may be as important as either factor alone. Many of the important writings in this field have been presented in the American Journal of Community Psychology. As such, the intellectual history of community psychology has been presented in this journal. This work contains original research from the first 25 years of the journal, selected to reflect community psychology's rich tradition of theory, empirical research, action, and innovative methods. The articles included reflect both the enduring values of the field and data that sparked the field to move forward. – Publisher description
Janet F. Gillespie and Judy Primavera
Judy Primavera is a contributing author (with Janet F. Gillespie), "Research on family resilience: Room for all and strength for each".
Book Description: Diverse Families, Competent Families provides human service professionals with a portrait of the real lives and practical challenges of our nation's families as they face a new millennium. It examines family adaptation and competence in a variety of contexts and situations such as, day-to-day issues of coping and survival, as well as major milestones such as sending children off to school and becoming a caregiver for a family member.
This unique book also spans multiple levels of families’existence, examining home, school, and the larger community to provide you with an understanding of the societal dynamics that can have an influence on families.
In Diverse Families, Competent Families, you will discover new, and positive ways to view families, particularly ethnic minority families, low-income families, immigrant families, and families who are coping with specific life stressors such as financial loss, unemployment, divorce, and death. – Publisher description.
Joseph R. Ferrari, Judith G. Chapman, and Judy Primavera
Judy Primavera is a contributing author, "The unintended consequences of volunteerism: Positive outcomes for those who serve".
Book Description: Educating Students to Make-a-Difference covers a range of issues related to service learning, addressing the “who,” “why,” and “so what” of service-learning experiences. It provides information that will aid in the development of service-learning programs and courses. – Publisher description
Classical conditioning Part III: Behavioral, neurophysiological and neurochemical studies in the rabbit
Isidore Gormesano, William F. Prokasy, Richard F. Thompson, and W. Ronald Salafia
W. Ronald Salafia is a contributing author, "Pavlovian conditioning, information processing, and the hippocampus".
Sigmund Koch, David E. Leary, and Dorothea D. Braginsky
Dorothea Braginsky is a contributing author, "Psychology: Handmaiden of Society'.
Etan Levine and Dorothea D. Braginsky
Dorothea Braginsky is a contributing author, "Exile in America: Strangers in Paradise?.
Delos H. Kelly and Dorothea D. Braginsky
Dorothea Braginsky is a contributing author, "Schizophrenics in the psychiatric interview: a study of their interpersonal effectiveness.
Peter A. Magaro and Dorothea D. Braginsky
Dorothea Braginsky is a contributing author, "The Myth of Schizophrenia".
Dorothea D. Braginsky and Benjamin B. Braginsky
Dorothea D. Braginsky and Benjamin B. Braginsky