Anxieties of Experience

Anxieties of Experience Author Jeffrey Lawrence
ISBN-10 9780190690205
Release 2018
Pages 384
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Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolano offers a new interpretation of US and Latin American literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Revisiting longstanding debates in the hemisphere about whether the source of authority for New Worldliterature derives from an author's first-hand contact with American places and peoples or from a creative (mis)reading of existing traditions, the book charts a widening gap in how modern US and Latin American writers defined their literary authority. In the process, it traces the development oftwo distinct literary strains in the Americas: the "US literature of experience" and the "Latin American literature of the reader." Reinterpreting a range of canonical works from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass to Roberto Bolano's 2666, Anxieties of Experience shows how this hemispheric literary divide fueled a series of anxieties, misunderstandings, and "misencounters" between US and Latin American authors. In the wake of recentcalls to rethink the "common grounds" approach to literature across the Americas, the book advocates a comparative approach that highlights the distinct logics of production and legitimation in the US and Latin American literary fields. Anxieties of Experience closes by exploring the convergence ofthe literature of experience and the literature of the reader in the first decades of the twenty-first century, arguing that the post-Bolano moment has produced the strongest signs of a truly reciprocal literature of the Americas in more than a hundred years.

Field Instruction

Field Instruction Author Janet Wilson
ISBN-10 9780029348109
Release 1986-02-01
Pages 368
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In this book, Suanna Wilson provides a comprehensive overview of student supervision written directly for agency administrators as well as school faculty involved in field instruction. Based on her rich knowledge and extensive professional experience, she offers specific guidelines and directions for successful field placement, including interviewing and assigning students, monitoring and assessing their performance, analyzing and addressing the common needs and anxieties of both students and instructors, and much more. She also examines the characteristics of the accreditation process, the role and responsibilities of the school and the agency, and the legal aspects of field instruction itself. In addition, Appendices highlight typical problem situations encountered in student supervision and offer performance evaluation exercises, group training exercises, case examples and samples of documents useful in field instruction.

Anxiety in Schools

Anxiety in Schools Author Jerrell C. Cassady
ISBN-10 1433106337
Release 2010
Pages 207
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Anxiety in Schools presents current theory and research addressing both context- and content-specific contributions to anxieties experienced in schools. The concept of «academic anxiety» is a new construct, formed through the content within this book, and is proposed as a unifying representation for various forms of specialized manifestations of anxiety in school settings. With contributions from leaders in their respective fields of academic anxieties, the book provides detailed and thorough explorations of the varied and specific orientations toward anxieties in school settings. Explicit attention is given to the broader construct of academic anxiety and the contextual influences that can be brought to overcome or mitigate the impact of the many academic anxieties encountered by learners.

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy Author Elsie Jones-Smith
ISBN-10 9781483305363
Release 2011-04-28
Pages 696
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This text offers an extensive array of theories, including all the mainstream approaches as well as contemporary ones such as narrative, feminist, and post-modern. The author provides an integrative framework that allows students to assess the various theories with respect to possible clinical application. By comparing and contrasting the theories, as well as analyzing strengths and weaknesses of each, students will learn to apply them more flexibly in practice. The book is divided into four major theoretical forces in psychotherapy and introductory sections are provided to help students place a particular theory within a major theoretical period. The four theoretical forces discussed are: (1) psychoanalytical and psychodynamic; (2) behavioral and cognitive school(s); (3) existentialism and humanism; and (4) social constructivism school of psychotherapy. The author discusses social constructivism and then describes at least five theoretical approaches within this theoretical force--solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, strengths-based therapy, and so on.

Female Experience

Female Experience Author Joan Raphael-Leff
ISBN-10 0415157706
Release 1997
Pages 295
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Since Freud, all psychoanalysts have been aware of the constraints of gender which are manifested as transference in the therapeutic process. In Female Experience, fifteen contributors from different theoretical groupings discuss their experiences in working with female patients, covering subjects such as: * sexual abuse * eating disorders * childbearing * perinatal loss and postnatal depression * the mother and child relationship The analysis of women by women has made a valuable contribution to the development of psychoanalysis. The insight this gives into the determinants of gender identity will be of interest to practising psychotherapists both male and female, and to gender studies and therapy students.

The Essential Guardini

The Essential Guardini Author Romano Guardini
ISBN-10 1568541333
Release 1997-01
Pages 184
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Writings of Romano Guardini. Includes bibliography and index.

Teacher Education Students Their Experience of Mathematics Anxiety Self Efficacy and Teacher Professional Development

Teacher Education Students  Their Experience of Mathematics Anxiety  Self Efficacy  and Teacher Professional Development Author Amy Michelle Olson
ISBN-10 OCLC:881478937
Release 2014
Pages 130
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This dissertation adds to the teacher education literature by exploring the experiences education students have of mathematics anxiety and self-efficacy for teaching and learning mathematics. Further, the utility of a specific in-service teacher professional development project, focused on improving rational number instruction, in pre-service education is evaluated, and the potential impact of professional development experiences on the anxieties and efficacy beliefs of students before they enter the teaching profession is explored. This study provides evidence of the predictive capacities of teacher efficacy models that incorporate student experiences and feelings of anxiety to better understand task choice. For example, findings indicate that self-efficacy for teaching mediates the relationship between mathematics teaching anxiety, experience, and mathematics subject area preference for teacher education students. Further, there are indications of the potential for teacher education coursework and in-service teacher professional development to decrease students' experience of mathematics teaching anxiety. Finally, evidence is provided that teacher professional development is not only perceived as useful to teacher educations students, but has potential as an intervention for teacher efficacy and anxiety for teaching. Given these findings, it makes sense to further evaluate the ways in which the strengths of pre-service coursework and in-service professional development can be leveraged to best prepare future teachers for their professional roles. Further research is also needed to longitudinally track experiences of anxiety and self-efficacy as students leave teacher education and enter the classroom as professionals.

Anxieties of Empire and the Fiction of Intrigue

Anxieties of Empire and the Fiction of Intrigue Author Yumna Siddiqi
ISBN-10 9780231510868
Release 2012-08-14
Pages 304
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Focusing on late nineteenth- and twentieth-century stories of detection, policing, and espionage by British and South Asian writers, Yumna Siddiqi presents an original and compelling exploration of the cultural anxieties created by imperialism. She suggests that while colonial writers use narratives of intrigue to endorse imperial rule, postcolonial writers turn the generic conventions and topography of the fiction of intrigue on its head, launching a critique of imperial power that makes the repressive and emancipatory impulses of postcolonial modernity visible. Siddiqi devotes the first part of her book to the colonial fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle and John Buchan, in which the British regime's preoccupation with maintaining power found its voice. The rationalization of difference, pronouncedly expressed through the genre's strategies of representation and narrative resolution, helped to reinforce domination and, in some cases, allay fears concerning the loss of colonial power. In the second part, Siddiqi argues that late twentieth-century South Asian writers also underscore the state's insecurities, but unlike British imperial writers, they take a critical view of the state's authoritarian tendencies. Such writers as Amitav Ghosh, Michael Ondaatje, Arundhati Roy, and Salman Rushdie use the conventions of detective and spy fiction in creative ways to explore the coercive actions of the postcolonial state and the power dynamics of a postcolonial New Empire. Drawing on the work of leading theorists of imperialism such as Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, and the Subaltern Studies historians, Siddiqi reveals how British writers express the anxious workings of a will to maintain imperial power in their writing. She also illuminates the ways South Asian writers portray the paradoxes of postcolonial modernity and trace the ruses and uses of reason in a world where the modern marks a horizon not only of hope but also of economic, military, and ecological disaster.

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes Author John P. Robinson
ISBN-10 9781483219844
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 768
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Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes: Volume 1 in Measures of Social Psychological Attitudes Series provides a comprehensive guide to the most promising and useful measures of important social science concepts. This book is divided into 12 chapters and begins with a description of the Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes Project's background and the major criteria for scale construction. The subsequent chapters review measures of "response set"; the scales dealing with the most general affective states, including life satisfaction and happiness; and the measured of self-esteem. These topics are followed by discussions of measures of social anxiety, which is conceived a major inhibitor of social interaction, as well as the negative states of depression and loneliness. Other chapters examine the separate dimensions of alienation, the predictive value of interpersonal trust and attitudes in studies of occupational choice and racial attitude change, and the attitude scales related to locus of control. The final chapters look into the measures related to authoritarianism, androgyny, and values. This book is of great value to social and political scientists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, non-academic professionals, and students.

The Reformation Experience

The Reformation Experience Author Eric Ives
ISBN-10 9780745952772
Release 2012
Pages 320
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A thorough analysis of the Reformation, examining its roots through its greater European influences and focusing on what it meant to the individual Christian of that day There are many sound histories of the Reformation in the old style with its preference for ideas and theologians. Taking a new approach, this guide shows how it came to the individual Christian and what it meant. It analyzes whether--and why--Reformation teaching was or was not accepted, and looks at how it changed lives--with particular reference to the parish church, belief, and commitment. The author focuses largely on Britain but does not ignore European experience, and in the second part of the book looks at questions such as Why was there a reformation? How did it happen? What did it achieve? and Does it matter?

International Handbook of Phobic and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

International Handbook of Phobic and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents Author Thomas H. Ollendick
ISBN-10 0306447592
Release 1994-09-30
Pages 496
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Reknowned authorities offer the first international handbook on anxiety and phobic disorders in children and adolescents. Using DSM-IV and ICD classifications, this comprehensive and up-to-date volume addresses issues related to diagnostic classification, epidemiolgy, etiology, assessment, and treatment. With its case studies, this volume makes a practical reference for clinicians, researchers, and students.

Preaching God s Compassion

Preaching God s Compassion Author LeRoy Aden
ISBN-10 0800635779
Release 2002
Pages 192
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Centering on five particular situations of suffering--loss, illness, violence, fear, and failure--this book suggests ways in which a pastor can preach to parishioners who are experiencing trauma. Three sample sermons illustrate how to preach on God's gracious activity, while avoiding "psychologizing the text" and reducing the gospel to cheap therapy for individual problems.

Systems Centred Theory and Practice

Systems Centred Theory and Practice Author Yvonne M. Agazarian
ISBN-10 9781780498379
Release 2011-05-17
Pages 144
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Systems-centered therapy (SCT) brings an innovative approach to clinical practice. Developed by Yvonne Agazarian, SCT introduces a theory and set of methods that put systems ideas into practice. The collection of articles in this book illustrates the array of clinical applications in which SCT is now used. Each chapter introduces particular applications of SCT theory or methods with specific examples from practice that help the theory and methods come alive for the reader across a variety of clinical contexts. This book will be especially useful for therapists and clinical practitioners interested in sampling SCT, for those who learn best with clinical examples, and for anyone with a serious interest in learning the systems-centered approach.

Sex Stress and Reproductive Success

Sex  Stress and Reproductive Success Author David A. Lovejoy
ISBN-10 9780470979877
Release 2011-04-04
Pages 204
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Any events that challenge the survival of living organisms may be classified as stressors. These stressors could include, for example, lack of food, increased population pressure, predatory pressure, climatic events or in the case of humans, loss of a loved one, lack of financial security or uncertainty in the future. Although most physiological systems are affected by stress, those systems that regulate reproductive physiology and behaviour are the most sensitive. All multicellular organisms show a stress related effect on reproduction, although the more complex organisms, such as mammals, have the most complex effects. The objective of this book is to provide a comparative analysis of the mechanisms by which stress regulates reproduction exploring the evolution of stress perceiving systems from the simplest organisms to humans. Taking an integrated approach, utilising a genes-to-environment overview, the book examines the stressors that occur at all levels of organisation. These theories are used to examine and explain human and animal reproductive behaviour and physiology under stressful conditions providing a well-written, concise introduction to this important subject.

The Anxiety and Worry Workbook

The Anxiety and Worry Workbook Author David A. Clark
ISBN-10 9781606239186
Release 2012
Pages 294
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Offering lasting relief from out-of-control anxiety, this workbook is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy. Carefully crafted worksheets, exercises, and examples reflect the authors' decades of experience helping people.


Topophobia Author Dylan Trigg
ISBN-10 9781474283243
Release 2016-12-15
Pages 256
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Topophobia: A Phenomenology of Anxiety is a vivid second-person inquiry into how anxiety plays a formative part in the constitution of subjectivity. While anxiety has assumed a central role in the history of philosophy Â? and phenomenology in particular Â? until now there has been no sustained study of how it shapes our sense of self and being in the world. This book seeks to address that lacuna. Calling upon the author's own experience of being agoraphobic, it asks a series of critical questions: How is our experience of the world affected by our bodily experience of others? What role do moods play in shaping our experience of the world? How can we understand the role of conditions such as agoraphobia in relation to our normative understanding of the body and the environment? What is the relation between anxiety and home? The reader will gain an insight into the strange experience of being unable to cross a bridge, get on a bus, and enter a supermarket without tremendous anxiety. At the same time, they will discover aspects of their own bodily experience that are common to both agoraphobes and non-agoraphobes alike. Integrating phenomenological inquiry with current issues in the philosophy of mind, Trigg arrives at a renewed understanding of identity, which arranges self, other and world as a unified whole. Written with a sense of vividness often lacking in academic discourse, this is living philosophy.

Psychotherapy with Severely Deprived Children Psychology Revivals

Psychotherapy with Severely Deprived Children  Psychology Revivals Author Mary Boston
ISBN-10 9781317593164
Release 2014-10-17
Pages 160
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Originally published in 1983, this study describes the experience of severely deprived children referred for individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic in London, and at other clinics and schools. Most were living in children’s homes, all came from chaotic and disrupted families, and many had been abused or neglected. Children from such backgrounds have previously been considered unsuitable for psychotherapy, and the theoretical and technical issues arising from their treatment are discussed here, and detailed case material is presented. There is a high rate of emotional and behavioural disturbance among children in community care. The experience of the therapists struggling, often painfully, to establish contact and communication with these young people, who have been hurt and disillusioned by life, provide illuminating material on the children’s perceptions of their lives. This book clearly demonstrates the need for and the capacity to respond to treatment, and it provides insights which are of relevance to all who are in close contact with such children.