Maternal and child health is important to business. Maternal
and child healthcare services (e.g., labor and delivery,
childhood immunizations) account for $1 out of every
$5 large employers spend on healthcare.1
substantial proportion of employee’s lost work time can be
attributed to children’s health problems. And pregnancy is a
leading cause of short- and long-term disability and turnover
for most companies.
'It is never too early to become involved but it can easily be too late.'
Armed with such alarming statistics as 125 million primary-school age children are not in school; another 150 million children drop out of primary school before they complete four years of education; and almost one-half of the children in the least developed countries of the world do not have access to primary education; the World Bank convened a global conference in April 2000, to address the benefits and challenges of investing in early childhood development. Scientific studies now show how critical the first few years of a child's life are in terms of later physical and mental health, behavior, and capacity to learn.
The Millennium Development Goals endorsed by 189 member countries of the United Nations and the World Bank are targets for reducing global poverty. The goals specifically address the need for universal primary education as a means for breaking the cycle of poverty in individual families and in countries. With the publication of this volume, which contains the conference proceedings, the World Bank hopes to encourage a broader investment by countries, companies, organizations and private sector institutions in early child development.
Crime is an expensive aspect of society, and each year huge amounts of public money are spent on the courts, police, probation services, and prisons, while the human costs in terms of pain, fear and loss is incalculable.
Psychology and Crime comprehensively covers the vital role of psychological theories and methods in understanding and managing criminal behaviour. It analyzes in depth the application of psychological findings to a range of serious crimes, such as arson, violent crime, and sexual crime. It examines the use of psychology by the police and the courts and discusses the role of psychology in crime reduction strategies.
Written by a leading authority on the subject and informed by over twenty years of teaching experience, the second edition of this popular text has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the most recent research in the field. New features also include:
Expansive coverage of the development of criminal behaviour;
Chapter summaries and end-of-chapter discussion points;
Text boxes throughout highlighting key issues, debates and brief histories;
Supplementary online resources at www.routledge.com/cw/hollin.
Psychology and Crime is an essential introduction and reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students in psychology, criminology, sociology and related subjects. It also represents an invaluable resource for professional training courses and anyone planning a career in the criminal justice system.
From the creator of the hit show Survivorman, the classic guide to surviving in the wild
From the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon, Les Stroud has made a life of surviving in the harshest and most remote regions on Earth.
Now, the creator, producer, and host of the hit television program Survivorman transfers his decades of knowledge and experience to the pages of Survive!, a practical guide that gives everyday readers a no-nonsense look at the real world of survival.
Stroud offers readers the essential skills and tactics necessary to endure in any corner of the globe, along with a wealth of insider information born of his own experiences in the outdoors and unavailable in any other book. Readers will learn:
How to make a survival shelter and why a lean-to is largely a waste of time.
Why survival kits are important, and why you should make your own.
Where to find water and why drinking contaminated water is sometimes warranted.
How to locate and trap small animals and why the notion of tracking and hunting large game is largely a pipe dream.
Whether seasoned in the outdoor arts or new to adventuring, all readers will learn something from Survive!. Stroud's many colorful anecdotes and cut-to-the-chase philosophy not only make for an entertaining read, but also enhance anyone's ability to focus on the main goal when everything else has gone wrong survival.
In language your students will understand and enjoy reading, Timothy Trull's CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY offers a concrete and well-rounded introduction to clinical psychology. A highly respected clinician and researcher, Dr. Trull examines the rigorous research training that clinicians receive, along with the empirically supported assessment methods and interventions that clinical psychologists must understand to be successful in the field. This new edition of Trull's bestselling text covers cutting-edge trends, as well as offers enhanced coverage of culture, gender and diversity, and contemporary issues of health care. Written to inspire students thinking of pursuing careers in the field of clinical psychology, this text is a complete introduction
With my degree in Psychology and Child Development, I was pleasantly surprised at how current and helpful this book is. Although I may not agree with everything the author had to say, I did feel that she had some very powerful ideas based on Christian standards. One comment that tied the whole thing together was,"treat your child as though they were Jesus Christ. This certainly makes life easier when dealing with a difficult child. I want my grandchildren to know Jesus and to act like they know love and respect. This book helped me be able to help them. It also opened eyes on ways to change my own behavior before they learn to change theirs. Good reading Very positive child guidance. (how do we train children without the seat or without scolding?)
What are the two basic psychological dimensions of emotions? How doyou define abnormal behavior? Is extrasensory perception real? Whatis Viktor Frankl known for? With Psychology: A Self-Teaching Guide,you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more.
Frank Bruno explains all the major psychological theories and termsin this book, covering perception, motivation, thinking,personality, sensation, intelligence, research methods, and muchmore. He presents the foundations of psychology and the biology ofbehavior; explores how children develop into adults and thepsychological factors that make us individuals; and examinesvarious mental disorders and the types of therapy used to treatthem. The step-by-step, Q&A format of Psychology makes it fullyaccessible, providing an easily understood, comprehensive overviewof the topic.
Our experience of the world around us is grounded in many intricate cognitive processes, which allow us to sense and perceive, to comprehend, and to remember. But how can we study these cognitive processes? What techniques are available to help us probe new questions in cognitive psychology,and further our understanding of this intriguing field? Cognitive Psychology: A Methods Companion focuses on the key methods of cognitive psychology, as well as on exciting new techniques that cognitive psychologists increasingly need to understand. Its aim is to enable students to understand these methods, their advantages and disadvantages, andbetter appreciate the research that employs them. Adopting a broad approach, the book draws on the contributions of the neural sciences and the computing sciences to experimental psychology, demonstrating how connectionism, symbolic computation, neuroimaging, and neuropsychology are being applied to illuminate our understanding of cognitiveprocesses. Students are encouraged to undertake numerous activities, including computer-based exercises using specially designed software and files, to help them engage with the methods covered, and begin to explore the power of these methods as research tools. With new technologies driving forward advances in cognitive psychology at an unprecedented rate, it has never been more important for students to be aware of these technologies. Cognitive Psychology: A Methods Companion is the perfect resource to help students attain this awareness, and appreciatethe impact that these technologies are having on the study of cognitive psychology. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre contains the following resources to augment material presented in the text, and to support interactive self-directed student learning - Neural Nets software - Act-r software - Excel spreadsheets and exercises - SPSS data files