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The Idea of Suicide: Contagion, Diffiusion, and Cultural Imitation

The Idea of Suicide: Contagion, Diffiusion, and Cultural Imitation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michael J. Kral
June 07, 2019

This book is about a new theory of suicide as cultural mimesis, or as an idea that is internalized from culture. Written as part of a new, critical focus in suicidology, this volume moves away from the dominant, strictly scientific understanding of suicide as the result of a mental disorder, and...

Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century: Applied and Emerging Perspectives

Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century: Applied and Emerging Perspectives

1st Edition

Olivia Efthimiou, Scott T. Allison, Zeno E. Franco
February 22, 2018

Offering a holistic take on an emerging field, this edited collection examines how heroism manifests, is appropriated, and is constructed in a broad range of settings and from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. Psychologists, educators, lawyers, researchers and cultural analysts consider...

Addressing Loneliness: Coping, Prevention and Clinical Interventions

Addressing Loneliness: Coping, Prevention and Clinical Interventions

1st Edition

Ami Sha'ked, Ami Rokach
May 18, 2017

This is a volume on loneliness and what can be done to address its pain. While most books simply describe loneliness from one author’s point of view, this volume includes a comprehensive review of the literature and employs top researchers in the field discuss their own research findings,...

Detection and Prevention of Identity-Based Bullying: Social Justice Perspectives

Detection and Prevention of Identity-Based Bullying: Social Justice Perspectives

1st Edition

Britney G Brinkman
May 18, 2017

Bullying in schools has become the focus of a growing body of literature; however, much of that work diminishes the role of social context, social identities, and prejudices despite extensive research evidence suggesting that many victims of bullying are targeted because of an aspect of their...

Psychology of Fear, Crime and the Media: International Perspectives

Psychology of Fear, Crime and the Media: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Derek Chadee
May 18, 2017

The media continue to have a significant persuasive influence on the public perception of crime, even when the information presented is not reflective of the crime rate or actual crime itself. There have been numerous theoretical studies on fear of crime in the media, but few have considered this...

Identity and Interethnic Marriage in the United States

Identity and Interethnic Marriage in the United States

1st Edition

Stanley O. Gaines, Jr.
May 17, 2017

Drawing on psychological and sociological perspectives as well as quantitative and qualitative data, Identity and Interethnic Marriage in the United States considers the ways the self and social identity are linked to the dynamics of interethnic marriage. Bringing together the classic theoretical...

A Psychological Inquiry into the Meaning and Concept of Forgiveness

A Psychological Inquiry into the Meaning and Concept of Forgiveness

1st Edition

Jennifer M. Sandoval
March 07, 2017

This book explores the psychological nature of forgiveness for both the subjective ego and what Jung called the objective psyche, or soul. Utilizing analytical, archetypal, and dialectical psychological approaches, the notion of forgiveness is traced from its archetypal and philosophical origins in...

Sexual Assault Prevention on College Campuses

Sexual Assault Prevention on College Campuses

1st Edition

Matt J. Gray, Christina M. Hassija, Sarah E. Steinmetz
August 17, 2016

Sexual assault continues to be a problem on college campuses despite greater attention to reducing rates of assault and an increased presence in the public discourse. Programming has been historically directed towards women by providing them with information about how to keep themselves safe rather...

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