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#21  Postby Lazar » Jul 28, 2010 1:26 pm

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Try mood gym for a good intro into CBT. Note that this is not a substitute for professional help but it will give you an idea what to expect.

Padesky is the leading researcher in this field. Her website with LOTS of good resources can be found
here

Authentic happiness (horrible name I know) has some decent resources that I have used on occasion. I have also taken many of the questionnaires and used them in research before and they are OK for certain things. In addition they sometimes run free trials on various well-being improvement techniques with results showing many of them can be reasonable effective and easily done at home.

Also try the following books:

Change your thinking and

Learned optimism

The APA locatoris good for finding a psychologist and the APA site itself has some good resources such as here and here.

Also try the following books:

Change your thinking and

Learned optimism

Evidence of CBTs effectiveness (care of Mr. Samsa)

Here's a review of some metanalyses of CBT

Drugs and therapy more effective than just drugs by themselves

CBT more effective than sleeping pills

There are some more links to research on the Wiki page: CBT

As for evidence for behavioral therapy in general, well we have a couple of journals, the main ones being: Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (for the underpinning science of behavior) and Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (for how those principles are used in applied settings).

Thanks lazar. Completed the moodgym (over four 9-hour nights), didn't honestly find it any more for effective than standard CBT (Aalready done that). Still, helpfull, as are the other links.


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Re: Psychology Resources: Commentary

#22  Postby SpeedOfSound » Nov 01, 2010 12:33 pm

Where are the dense theoretical books? I mean without the endless mind-numbing psych 101 books? Is there a real good textbook that will rocket me into some graduate level stuff? I like books where I can't even understand the table of contents. But I hate experimental science.

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Re: Psychology Resources: Commentary

#23  Postby Lazar » Nov 01, 2010 1:17 pm

SpeedOfSound wrote:Where are the dense theoretical books? I mean without the endless mind-numbing psych 101 books? Is there a real good textbook that will rocket me into some graduate level stuff? I like books where I can't even understand the table of contents. But I hate experimental science.

Reading about designing rat experiments makes me want to do a rodent-murder/suicide sort of rampage thing.


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For denser stuff I would suggest handbooks (or encyclopedias). The "Handbook of Psychology" series is quite good and has a separate volume for all major areas of psychology. I would think this would be a good place to start. If you want something else you would have to indicate what area of psychology you are interested in (educational, experimental, clinical, developmental, methodology, motivation, etc.). Tell us what area you are interested in and we can probably guide you to some more interesting books.
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#24  Postby SpeedOfSound » Nov 01, 2010 1:24 pm

Lazar wrote:
SpeedOfSound wrote:Where are the dense theoretical books? I mean without the endless mind-numbing psych 101 books? Is there a real good textbook that will rocket me into some graduate level stuff? I like books where I can't even understand the table of contents. But I hate experimental science.

Reading about designing rat experiments makes me want to do a rodent-murder/suicide sort of rampage thing.


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For denser stuff I would suggest handbooks (or encyclopedias). The "Handbook of Psychology" series is quite good and has a separate volume for all major areas of psychology. I would think this would be a good place to start. If you want something else you would have to indicate what area of psychology you are interested in (educational, experimental, clinical, developmental, methodology, motivation, etc.). Tell us what area you are interested in and we can probably guide you to some more interesting books.


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#25  Postby Lazar » Nov 01, 2010 1:36 pm

Yep I think the newish Handbook of Psychology Series is a good place to start.

For Development, I think some new stuff like Jeffery Arrnett's Emerging Adulthood stuff could be interesting. I believe all Jacquie Eccles various works are a available for free from her website which would also be of interest.
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