The Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology encompasses applications of psychological knowledge and procedures in all areas of psychology. This compendium is a major source of information for professional practitioners, researchers in psychology, and for anyone interested in applied psychology. The topics included are, but are not limited to, aging (geropsychology), assessment, clinical, cognitive, community, counseling, educational, environmental, family, industrial/organizational, health, school, sports, and transportation psychology. The entries drawn from the above-referenced areas provide a clear definition of topic, a brief review of theoretical basis relevant to the topic, and emphasize major areas of application.
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"Sponsored by the International Association of Applied Psychology, this encyclopedia is an excellent general guide to applied psychology. Its 300 articles range from "Academic Failure, Prevention of," through "Cognitive Aging" and "Personality Assessment," to "Youth, Employment of." The signed articles, arranged alphabetically, examine both the theoretical bases of their subjects and the application of theory and research to practical problems. Each begins with an outline, glossary of terms, and brief summary paragraph and ends with cross-references to other articles and suggestions for further reading in secondary sources, review articles, and important research papers. All are clearly written and detailed and vary in length from 4 to 16 pages. The illustrations, in black and white, include figures, tables, graphs, and examples of forms, scales, and questionnaires. The target audience ranges from research professionals and practitioners to students and general readers. Articles may be located through the table of contents or a detailed subject index. Although some topics are covered in other reference books in general psychology, Spielberger's work focuses on applied psychology. A roster of editorial advisers, section editors, and contributors from many countries, with current affiliations (largely universities) noted, is printed at the beginning of each volume. Speilberger [sic] (Univ. of South Florida) has served as president of both the International Association of Applied Psychology and the American Psychological Association. Highly recommended. General readers, students at all levels, faculty, and practitioners." -CHOICE "...will find it to be an excellent broad-ranging reference tool..." -REFERENCE REVIEWS "The Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology is an excellent resource for both academics and professionals. The compendium that all psychologists and libraries around the world should possess." -Qicheng Jing, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences "What is applied psychology? In this encyclopedia authors from some 25 countries give an impressive answer, covering a wide array of topics with ample attention to cross-cultural variation. Together the 304 entries convincingly show how applied psychology has grown to be relevant in fields such as health, work, aging, sports, social interaction and many others." -Ype H. Poortinga, Tilburg University, Netherlands & University of Leuven, BelgiumAbout the Author:
Charles D. Spielberger is Distinguished Research Professor and Director, Center for Research in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, University of South Florida, where he has been a faculty member since 1972. A Distinguished Practitioner of the US National Academies of Practice, and Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Spielberger served as Training Specialist in Psychology at the National Institute of Mental Health. Author, co-author or editor of more than 350 professional publications, Spielberger's current research focuses on: anxiety, depression, curiosity, and the experience, expression and control of anger; behavioral medicine and health psychology; job stress and stress management; and the role of stress, emotions and lifestyle factors in the etiology of hypertension, cardiovascular disorders, and cancer. During 1991-92 Spielberger served as the 100th President of the American Psychological Association and currently is President of the International Association of Applied Psychology until 2002.
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