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Handbook of Social Status Correlates

Handbook of Social Status Correlates
  • Author : Lee Ellis,Anthony W. Hoskin,Malini Ratnasingam
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-26
  • Total pages : 490
  • ISBN : 9780128092941
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The Handbook of Social Status Correlates summarizes findings from nearly 4000 studies on traits associated with variations in socioeconomic status. Much of the information is presented in roughly 300 tables, each one providing a visual snapshot of what research has indicated regarding how a specific human trait appears to be correlated with socioeconomic status. The social status measures utilized and the countries in which each study was conducted are also identified. QUESTIONS ADDRESSED INCLUDE THE FOLOWING: Are personality traits such as extraversion, competitiveness, and risk-taking associated with social status? How universal are sex differences in income and other forms of social status? What is the association between health and social status? How much does the answer vary according to specific diseases? How well established are the relationships between intelligence and social status? Is religiosity associated with social status, or does the answer depend on which religion is being considered? Are physiological factors correlated with social status, even factors involving the brain? Finally, are there as yet any "universal correlates of social status"?

Handbook of Social Status Correlates

Handbook of Social Status Correlates
  • Author : Lee Ellis,Anthony W. Hoskin,Malini Ratnasingam
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-04
  • Total pages : 490
  • ISBN : 0128053712
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The Handbook of Social Status Correlates summarizes findings from nearly 4000 studies on traits associated with variations in socioeconomic status. Much of the information is presented in roughly 300 tables, each one providing a visual snapshot of what research has indicated regarding how a specific human trait appears to be correlated with socioeconomic status. The social status measures utilized and the countries in which each study was conducted are also identified. QUESTIONS ADDRESSED INCLUDE THE FOLOWING: Are personality traits such as extraversion, competitiveness, and risk-taking associated with social status? How universal are sex differences in income and other forms of social status? What is the association between health and social status? How much does the answer vary according to specific diseases? How well established are the relationships between intelligence and social status? Is religiosity associated with social status, or does the answer depend on which religion is being considered? Are physiological factors correlated with social status, even factors involving the brain? Finally, are there as yet any "universal correlates of social status"?

Handbook of Crime Correlates

Handbook of Crime Correlates
  • Author : Lee Ellis,David P. Farrington,Anthony W. Hoskin
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Total pages : 730
  • ISBN : 9780128044773
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The Handbook of Crime Correlates, Second Edition summarizes more than a century of worldwide research on traits and social conditions associated with criminality and antisocial behavior. Findings are provided in tabular form, enabling readers to determine at a glance the nature of each association. Within each table, results are listed by country, type of crime (or other forms of antisocial behavior), and whether each variable is positively, negatively, or insignificantly associated with offending behavior. Criminal behavior is broken down according to major categories, including violent crime, property crime, drug offenses, sex offenses, delinquency, and recidivism. This book provides a resource for practitioners and academics who are interested in criminal and antisocial behavior. It is relevant to the fields of criminology/criminal justice, sociology, and psychology. No other publication provides as much information about how a wide range of variables—e.g., gender, religion, personality traits, weapons access, alcohol and drug use, social status, geography, and seasonality—correlate with offending behavior. Includes 600+ tables regarding variables related to criminal behavior Consolidates 100+ years of academic research on criminal behavior Findings are identified by country and world regions for easy comparison Lists criminal-related behaviors according to major categories Identifies universal crime correlates

Handbook of Crime Correlates

Handbook of Crime Correlates
  • Author : Lee Ellis,Kevin M. Beaver,John Wright
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-05-07
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0080920098
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Over the past two centuries, many aspects of criminal behavior have been investigated. Finding this information and making sense of it all is difficult when many studies would appear to offer contradictory findings. The Handbook of Crime Correlates collects in one source the summary analysis of crime research worldwide. It provides over 400 tables that divide crime research into nine broad categories: Pervasiveness and intra-offending relationships Demographic factors Ecological and macroeconomic factors Family and peer factors Institutional factors Behavioral and personality factors Cognitive factors Biological factors Crime victimization and fear of crime Within these broad categories, tables identify regions of the world and how separate variables are or are not positively or negatively associated with criminal behavior. Criminal behavior is broken down into separate offending categories of violent crime, property crime, drug offenses, sex offenses, delinquency, general and adult offenses, and recidivism. Accompanying each table is a description of what each table indicates in terms of the positive or negative association of specific variables with specific types of crime by region. This book should serve as a valuable resource for criminal justice personnel and academics in the social and life sciences interested in criminal behavior.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Class in Counseling

The Oxford Handbook of Social Class in Counseling
  • Author : William Ming Liu
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-26
  • Total pages : 586
  • ISBN : 9780199344031
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Social class is a pervasive facet of all lives, regardless of one's own social class and status. One would think its ubiquity would make it necessary for all helping professionals to understand social class and discuss it in therapy and research. Yet social class and classism are one of the most confusing and difficult concepts to understand and integrate into research and counseling practice--mostly due to the relative lack of psychological theories, research, and quantitative data. Fulfiling this need, this handbook summarizes and synthesizes available research on social class and classism in counseling practice and research areas. The 32 chapters included offer up-to-date, fascinating, and provocative applications of social class and classism, as seasoned chapter authors provide an overview of theories related to social class and classism and its application toward research, education, training, and practice. Chapters include comprehensive coverage of: - lifespan issues related to social class, such as unique aspects of social class and classism in the lives of children, adolescents, and older adults - how social class is studied and empirically understood through research, assessment, and practice - implications of social class in career counseling, psychological assessment and diagnosis, and the therapy relationship - how social class is implicated in positive psychology, career and work psychology, and health psychology - social class and classism and its connection to whiteness, racism, sexual orientation, religion and spirituality, and social justice This book offers the first compendium of counseling related resources on social class and classism and will be a comprehensive, must-have reference for professionals and academics in counseling psychology and related fields for years to come.

Handbook of Crime Correlates

Handbook of Crime Correlates
  • Author : Lee Ellis,David Farrington,Anthony W. Hoskin
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-15
  • Total pages : 450
  • ISBN : 0128044179
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The Handbook of Crime Correlates, Second Edition gathers over 200 years of worldwide academic research into criminal behavior and consolidates those findings into 400+ tables giving readers the ability to tell, at a glance, their association to criminal behavior. The book offers a window on crime by summarizing what majority findings indicate. Findings are broken down by world region, type of crime, and whether the variable in question has a positive, negative or insignificant association to criminal behavior. Criminal behavior is broken down into categories, including violent crime, property crime, drug offenses, sex offenses, delinquency, general and adult offenses, and recidivism. This book serves as a critical resource for criminal justice personnel and academics in the social and life sciences who are interested in criminal behavior. No other resource consolidates and clearly indicates how a multitude of variables, from gender and religion, to seafood consumption and season, relate to criminal behavior. Includes 400+ tables of correlated variables to criminal behavior Consolidates 200 years of academic research on criminal behavior Positions findings by world region for easy comparison Breaks down criminal behavior by 9 offending categories

The Handbook of Language Variation and Change

The Handbook of Language Variation and Change
  • Author : J. K. Chambers,Natalie Schilling
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Total pages : 616
  • ISBN : 9781118335512
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Reflecting a multitude of developments in the study of language change and variation over the last ten years, this extensively updated second edition features a number of new chapters and remains the authoritative reference volume on a core research area in linguistics. A fully revised and expanded edition of this acclaimed reference work, which has established its reputation based on its unrivalled scope and depth of analysis in this interdisciplinary field Includes seven new chapters, while the remainder have undergone thorough revision and updating to incorporate the latest research and reflect numerous developments in the field Accessibly structured by theme, covering topics including data collection and evaluation, linguistic structure, language and time, language contact, language domains, and social differentiation Brings together an experienced, international editorial and contributor team to provides an unrivalled learning, teaching and reference tool for researchers and students in sociolinguistics

Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures

Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures
  • Author : Robin R. Milhausen,John K. Sakaluk,Terri D. Fisher,Clive M. Davis,William L. Yarber
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • Total pages : 1619
  • ISBN : 9781351727358
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This classic and invaluable reference handbook, written for sex researchers and their students, has now been completely revised in a new, fourth edition. It remains the only easy and efficient way for researchers to learn about, evaluate, and compare instruments that have previously been used in sex research.

Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research

Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research
  • Author : Laura Beth Nielsen,Robert L. Nelson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-06-06
  • Total pages : 461
  • ISBN : 9780387094670
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This volume contains a collection of original papers by leading legal scholars and social scientists that develop new perspectives on anti-discrimination law, with an emphasis on employment discrimination. The articles were written for a conference held at Stanford Law School in Spring 2003 that was sponsored by the American Bar Foundation and Stanford Law School. The purpose of that conference, this volume, and ongoing work by the Discrimination Research Group based at the American Bar FoundationandtheCenterforAdvancedStudyintheBehavioralSciencesistoadvance the social scienti?c understanding of employment discrimination and the operation of employment discrimination law as a social system, and to consider the legal and policy implications of this emerging body of social science. Now is a pivotal moment for an attempt at a deeper understanding of discrimi- tion and law. After three decades of theoretical development and empirical research onemploymentdiscriminationanditstreatmentinlaw,itiscrucialthatlawyers,social scientists,andpolicymakersassesswhatweknowanddonotknowaboutemployment discrimination and its treatment by law. To date, there are several streams of active research that only occasionally engage with each other. Economists and sociologists continue to debate the extent to which women, minorities, and other traditionally disadvantagedgroupsfacediscriminationinlabormarketsandorganizations. Orga- zation scholars and legal scholars have begun to map the effect of anti-discrimination law on organizational structures and processes, and to raise questions about the extent to which the legalization of organizational employment systems represents symbolic or substantive changes in employment practices.

Handbook of Children’s Risk, Vulnerability and Quality of Life

Handbook of Children’s Risk, Vulnerability and Quality of Life
  • Author : Habib Tiliouine,Denise Benatuil,Maggie K. W. Lau
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-08-30
  • Total pages : 449
  • ISBN : 9783031017834
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This handbook makes a major contribution to the growing international research and policy interest in children’s experienced well-being or quality of life in childhood, linking it to ongoing research on children’s risk and vulnerability. The editors and contributors adopt the broader concept of ‘risk’ in addition to ‘vulnerability’. Not much work considers the connections between risks that children experience and their quality of life. In examining children’s quality of life, the chapters discuss various issues of risk and vulnerability that may affect their lives and also how the quality of childhood might be enhanced and maintained even in the face of these factors. The chapters discuss experiences of violence and abuse; access to basic services such as housing, health and education; and children’s vulnerability due to broader external factors such as war, conflict, and environmental events. The volume also includes the impacts of new technologies on children and the consequent risks and vulnerabilities they may face, alongside the benefits. This important volume brings together a diverse range of perspectives from established experts and emerging scholars in these fields of work. It covers a wide range of geographical and cultural contexts, and includes theoretical, empirical, policy and practice-based contributions. This handbook is a natural first point of reference for academics and policy professionals interested in quality of life, well-being, and children's rights.

Handbook of Child Psychology: Socialization, personality, and social development

Handbook of Child Psychology: Socialization, personality, and social development
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Total pages : 1064
  • ISBN : UOM:39015020712322
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Handbook of Child Psychology, Socialization, Personality and Social Development

Handbook of Child Psychology, Socialization, Personality and Social Development
  • Author : Paul Mussen,E. Mavis Hetherington
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983-07-26
  • Total pages : 1118
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105002610637
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Formerly entitled : Carmichael's manual of child psychology.

Marital Relationships and Parenting: Intimate relations and their correlates

Marital Relationships and Parenting: Intimate relations and their correlates
  • Author : Ami Rokach
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-11-09
  • Total pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9781351804233
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Romantic relationships, especially good ones, are desired of almost all humans. However, what makes such relationships good and nourishing? For the most part, it is the support and intimacy that exists within the couple, and their ability to experience life and face difficulties together. This book is divided into two sections, one focusing on the couple and their intimate relationship, and the other on how that relationship influences their offspring. Part one examines whether sacrificing in an intimate relationship is always beneficial and whether it help strengthen the marital/couple unit? Attachment theory has had a significant influence on how we view relationships in childhood as well as in adulthood. The book sheds light on the mechanisms that mediate attachment style and the quality of the intimate relationships, exploring the relationship between one’s ability to express empathy and that person’s ability to offer social support to his/her partner. The second part of the book explores what young adults think about marriage, influenced by their parental relationship; how parental relationships affect children’s social experience in school; how parental approaches to children affect their sibling relationship; the parental role in childhood eating disturbances; and how the family climate affects children’s loneliness. All in all, the book affords a thorough review not only of what marital/couple intimacy is and what can affect it, but how significant it is in affecting their children, in and out of the house. The chapters in this book were originally published in the Journal of Psychology.

Opinion, Attitude and Interest Survey Handbook

Opinion, Attitude and Interest Survey Handbook
  • Author : Benno G Fricke
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Total pages : 301
  • ISBN : UOM:39015001991770
  • File Size : 48,8 Mb
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Handbook of Environmental Psychology and Quality of Life Research

Handbook of Environmental Psychology and Quality of Life Research
  • Author : Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi,Enric Pol,Oscar Navarro
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-12
  • Total pages : 574
  • ISBN : 9783319314167
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb
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This Handbook presents a broad overview of the current research carried out in environmental psychology which puts into perspective quality of life and relationships with living spaces, and shows how this original analytical framework can be used to understand different environmental and societal issues. Adopting an original approach, this Handbook focuses on the links with other specialties in psychology, especially social and health psychology, together with other disciplines such as geography, architecture, sociology, anthropology, urbanism and engineering. Faced with the problems of society which involve the quality of life of individuals and communities, it is fundamental to consider the relationships an individual has with his different living spaces. This issue of the links between quality of life and environment is becoming increasingly significant with, at a local level, problems resulting from different types of annoyances, such as pollution and noise, while, at a global level, there is the central question of climate change with its harmful consequences for humans and the planet. How can the impact on well-being of environmental nuisances and threats (for example, natural risks, pollution, and noise) be reduced? How can the quality of life within daily living spaces (home, cities, work environments) be improved? Why is it important to understand the psychological issues of our relationship with the global environment (climatic warming, ecological behaviours)? This Handbook is intended not only for students of various disciplines (geography, architecture, psychology, town planning, etc.) but also for social decision-makers and players who will find in it both theoretical and methodological perspectives, so that psychological and environmental dimensions can be better taken into account in their working practices.

The Student's Guide to Social Neuroscience

The Student's Guide to Social Neuroscience
  • Author : Jamie Ward
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-14
  • Total pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9781317439189
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Social neuroscience is a rapidly growing field which explains, using neural mechanisms, our ability to recognize, understand, and interact with others. Concepts such as trust, revenge, empathy, prejudice, and love are now being explored and unravelled by neuroscientists. This engaging and cutting-edge text provides an accessible introduction to the complex methods and concepts of social neuroscience, with examples from contemporary research and a blend of different pedagogical features helping students to engage with the material, including essay questions, summary and key points, and further reading suggestions. The second edition of this ground-breaking text has been thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the growing volume of evidence and theories in the field. Notable additions include a greater emphasis on genetics and hormones, and the expansion of topics such as cultural neuroscience, emotion regulation, biological markers of autism, power and status, social categorization, and new accounts of mirror neuron functioning. The book is supported by a fully updated companion website, featuring student resources including lecture recordings, multiple choice questions and useful web links, as well as PowerPoint slides for lecturers. Richly illustrated in attractive full-color, with figures, boxes, and ‘real-world’ implications of research, this text is the ideal introduction to the field for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in fields such as psychology and neuroscience.

The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics
  • Author : Malcolm Coulthard,Alison Johnson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-03-30
  • Total pages : 702
  • ISBN : 9781136998737
  • File Size : 51,8 Mb
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Forensic linguistics is the study of language and the law, covering topics from legal language and courtroom discourse to plagiarism. This book deals with the ideas, debates, topics, approaches and methodologies in forensic linguistics. It is suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates

The Psychology of Social Class

The Psychology of Social Class
  • Author : Michael Argyle
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0415079551
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In The Psychology of Social Class, leading social psychologist Michael Argyle provides a comprehensive account of psychological and other research into social class using data from Britain, the United States and elsewhere. By addressing differences in social class, the book broadens the perspective of social psychological research to examine such topics as the effect of achievement motivation and other personality variables on social mobility and the effect of social class on health. After examining the historical development of class and the attempts to abolish it, Argyle describes the class system currently existing in Britain and compares it with others in the modern world. Included are discussions of psychological models of class, and hierarchies in small groups and social organizations. A detailed account is provided of class differences in behavior and beliefs, covering such aspects as marriage, friendship, speech, style, personality, sexual behavior, crime, religion, and leisure. Finally, Argyle examines the images people have of the class system, the effects of class on well-being, and discusses possible explanations of class differences in terms of genetics, socialization, work experience, differences in lifestyle and the sheer effects of social status.

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health
  • Author : Teresa L. Scheid,Tony N. Brown
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 735
  • ISBN : 9780521491945
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The second edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health provides a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health. Chapters by leading scholars and researchers present an overview of historical, social and institutional frameworks. Part I examines social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders and cultural variability. Part II investigates effects of social context, considering class, gender, race and age, and the critical role played by stress, marriage, work and social support. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery and evaluation of mental health services, including the criminalization of mental illness, the challenges posed by HIV, and the importance of stigma. This is a key research reference source that will be useful to both undergraduates and graduate students studying mental health and illness from any number of disciplines.

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Assessment

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Assessment
  • Author : Thomas H. Ollendick,Michel Hersen
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 536
  • ISBN : UOM:39015032965181
  • File Size : 39,8 Mb
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A comprehensive presentation of assessment strategies, actual strategies, and a review of specific populations for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and mental health social workers who work with children and adolescents. Chapter authors address only those strategies that have a firm empirical base and proceed beyond behavioral assessment to cover those assessment practices that are used more routinely by traditional clinicians.

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity
  • Author : John Cawley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-08
  • Total pages : 912
  • ISBN : 9780199876174
  • File Size : 46,6 Mb
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There is an urgent need to better understand the causes and consequences of obesity, and to learn what works to prevent or reduce obesity. This volume accurately and conveniently summarizes the findings and insights of obesity-related research from the full range of social sciences including anthropology, economics, government, psychology, and sociology. It is an excellent resource for researchers in these areas, both bringing them up to date on the relevant research in their own discipline and allowing them to quickly and easily understand the cutting-edge research being produced in other disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity is a critical reference for obesity researchers and is also valuable for public health officials, policymakers, nutritionists, and medical practitioners. The first section of the book explains how each social science discipline models human behavior (in particular, diet and physical activity), and summarizes the major research literatures on obesity in that discipline. The second section provides important practical information for researchers, including a guide to publicly available social science data on obesity and an overview of the challenges to causal inference in obesity research. The third part of the book synthesizes social science research on specific causes and correlates of obesity, such as food advertising, food prices, and peers. The fourth section summarizes social science research on the consequences of obesity, such as lower wages, job absenteeism, and discrimination. The fifth and final section reviews the social science literature on obesity treatment and prevention, such as food taxes, school-based interventions, and medical treatments such as anti-obesity drugs and bariatric surgery.