FROM DAY ONE . . . TO THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXAMS "At long last a [handbook] with meanings that were accessible and useful. I think a good book on the shelf is invaluable to students in social sciences, ploughing through so much new jargon." J Wills, Brunel Technical College (about the 1st edition) The A-Z Handbook explains all the key terms in Advanced Level Sociology. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by an explanation and/or worked examples. The more important the term, the more detailed the entry. The A-Z format makes it exceptionally easy to use. The Complete A-Z Sociology Handbook has been written to familiarise you with the language and terminology of Sociology. It is useful from the first day of studying advanced Sociology right through to the night before your exams. The Handbook is invaluable for students of all AS and A2 Level courses and is also a useful resource for students of undergraduate and vocational courses. For new students - Sociology terms and concepts are explained clearly During the course - the fuller explanation of more important or challenging concepts helps in tackling homework or coursework assignments For exam revision - detailed revision lists are provided to help focus your efforts, plus exam advice from leading examiners Additional features include: ·revision lists specific to each major examining board ·hints for exam success ·list of examiners' terms
The A-Z Health and Social Care Handbook explains all the key terms in your A-level course, and has been completely updated for the new AS and A2 specifications. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by explanation, worked examples and cross-references where relevant. The handbook provides expert advice from a leading author that will help familiarise you with the language of health and social care -- the more important the term, the more detailed the entry. It is invaluable for students of all pre-university courses, as well as undergraduates. This new digital edition includes free access to a supporting website to make searching for terms even quicker, and a free desktop widget to bring concise definitions instantly to your fingertips. For new students -- terms and concepts clearly explained Throughout the course -- full explanations of important and challenging concepts that will help you tackle your course assignments with confidence For focused exam revision -- detailed revision lists for each exam board and invaluable advice from leading authors, both online and in the book
Utilising a wide range of theoretical traditions from philosophy, sociology and anthropology, this book aims to raise the reader's awareness of the power as well as the limitations of language in relation to special education.
Ethical questions are at the centre of research with children and young people. This clear and practical text informs students and researchers about the relevant laws and guidelines and current debates in research ethics. Priscilla Alderson and Virginia Morrow cover ethics at every stage of research, and with all kinds of young research participants, particularly those who are vulnerable or neglected. They break down the process of research into ten stages, each with its own set of related questions and problems, and they show how these need to be addressed. This practical book is essential reading for anyone who conducts or reviews research with children or young people. Priscilla Alderson is Emerita Professor of Childhood Studies at the Institute of Education University of London. Virginia Morrow is Senior Research Officer in the Department of International Development, University of Oxford.
Author: Alex Gitterman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Social Science
When community and family support systems are weak or unavailable, and when internal resources fail, populations that struggle with chronic, persistent, acute, and/or unexpected problems become vulnerable to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social deterioration. Yet despite numerous risk factors, a large number of vulnerable people do live happy and productive lives. This best-selling handbook examines not only risk and vulnerability factors in disadvantaged populations but also resilience and protective strategies for managing and overcoming adversity. This third edition reflects new demographic data, research findings, and theoretical developments and accounts for changing economic and political realities, including immigration and health care policy reforms. Contributors have expanded their essays to include practice with individuals, families, and groups, and new chapters consider working with military members and their families, victims and survivors of terrorism and torture, bullied children, and young men of color.
From leading authorities, this significantly revised and expanded handbook is a highly regarded reference in a rapidly growing field. It thoroughly examines the conscious and unconscious processes by which people manage their behavior and emotions, control impulses, and strive toward desired goals. Chapters explore such vital issues as why certain individuals have better self-control than others; how self-regulation shapes, and is shaped by, social relationships; underlying brain mechanisms and developmental pathways; and which interventions can improve people's self-control. The volume also addresses self-regulatory failures and their consequences, with chapters on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, criminality, addictions, and money management challenges. As a special bonus, purchasers of the third edition can download a supplemental e-book featuring two notable, highly cited chapters from the second edition. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest topic areas, theories, and empirical findings. *Updated throughout, with 21 new chapters and numerous new authors. *Cutting-edge topics: implicit self-regulation processes, the role of physical needs and processes (such as the importance of sleep), the benefits of dampening positivity, the frequency and consequences of emotional control in the workplace, and self-regulation training. *Expanded coverage of motivational factors, romantic relationships, and lapses of self-control. *Supplemental e-book featuring selected chapters from the prior edition.
FROM DAY ONE . . . TO THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXAMS The A-Z Handbook explains all the key terms in Advanced Level Biology. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by explanation and worked examples where relevant. The more important the term, the more detailed the entry. The A-Z format makes it exceptionally easy to use. The Complete A-Z Biology Handbook has been written to familiarise you with the language and terminology of Biology. It is useful from the first day of studying advanced Biology and Human Biology right through to the night before your exams. The Handbook is invaluable for students of all AS and A2 courses and will also be invaluable to University students. For new students - Biology terms and concepts are explained clearly During the course - the fuller explanation of more important or challenging concepts helps in tackling homework or coursework assignments For exam revision - detailed revision lists are provided to help focus your efforts, plus advice from a leading examiner Additional features include: ·Getting a Grade A ·hints on learning difficult terms and concepts ·revision tips ·revision lists for all core topics
Providing expert advice from leading authors, the handbook will help familiarise you with the language of sociology. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by explanation, worked examples and cross-references where relevant. The more important the term, the more detailed the entry. - For new students, sociological terms and concepts are clearly explained ensuring you have a good basis for study - Full explanations of important and challenging concepts will help you tackle your course assignments with confidence - Detailed revision lists for each exam board and invaluable advice from leading examiners ensure focused revision
Author: Peter Brodie
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2014-08-27
The Commercial Shipping Handbook is an invaluable reference tool for anyone involved in international trade and a first step towards understanding the framework within which the international movement of goods by sea is conducted. The handbook gives concise explanations of the many activities that comprise shipping, explaining the terms and how they interrelate. Areas covered include: Documents used in international transport by sea e.g. the bill of lading and the charter-party – what they contain, the different types and examples of each Generic types of ships, cargoes, containers and ports Details of all the major maritime associations prominent in contract drafting and policy making, together with a brief explanation of their objectives The many extra costs and surcharges found in shipping, particularly in liner shipping Chartering terms, an explanation of each and their context Clauses appearing in bills of lading, in voyage charters and time charters Technical elements of shipping as they relate to the commercial operation of ships, for example tides and draughts Examples of principal documents Discussing over 1250 commercial shipping terms, this book will be an essential reference for all shipowners, charterers, managers and brokers and will also be of use to legal, insurance and banking professionals.
Author: Stephen Edgell
Release Date: 2015-12-03
Genre: Social Science
The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment is a landmark collection of original contributions by leading specialists from around the world. The coverage is both comprehensive and comparative (in terms of time and space) and each ‘state of the art’ chapter provides a critical review of the literature combined with some thoughts on the direction of research. This authoritative text is structured around six core themes: Historical Context and Social Divisions The Experience of Work The Organization of Work Nonstandard Work and Employment Work and Life beyond Employment Globalization and the Future of Work. Globally, the contours of work and employment are changing dramatically. This handbook helps academics and practitioners make sense of the impact of these changes on individuals, groups, organizations and societies. Written in an accessible style with a helpful introduction, the retrospective and prospective nature of this volume will be an essential resource for students, teachers and policy-makers across a range of fields, from business and management, to sociology and organization studies.
The A-Z Sociology Workbook provides support, development and motivation from the first day of your course to the night before the exams. Arranged alphabetically, the Workbook entries provide self-testing questions, ranging from elementary, fill-in-the-blanks exercises through to more testing questions. It is ideal for A level Sociology and GNVQ courses with chemistry content and for first year undergraduates.
The second edition of the Handbook of Motivation at School presents an integrated compilation of theory and research in the field. With chapters by leading experts, this book covers the major theoretical perspectives in the field as well as their application to instruction, learning, and social adjustment at school. Section I focuses on theoretical perspectives and major constructs, Section II on contextual and social influences on motivation, and Section III on new directions in the field. This new edition will have the same popular organizational structure with theories at the beginning. It will also include new chapters that cover motivation as it relates to identity, culture, test anxiety, mindfulness, neuroscience, parenting, metacognition, and regulatory focus.
Author: Susan T. Fiske
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-11-09
Fiske provides psychologists with a cutting-edge approach on evolutionary and cross-cultural psychology. The book addresses research on three different levels: brain function and cognition, individual and situations, and groups and cultures. The second edition has been updated to present contemporary research in social psychology. It also discusses increasingly important issues in the field. This includes emotion science and the impact of neuroscience on social and personality psychology. Psychologists agree that the second edition captures an important movement in social psychology with the core motives approach.
Author: Dr Karen M McCormack
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2014-03-28
Genre: Social Science
This book challenges sociologists and sociology students to think beyond the construction of social problems to tackle a central question: What do sociologists do with the analytic tools and academic skills afforded by their discipline to respond to social problems? Service Sociology posits that a central role of sociology is not simply to analyse and interpret social problems, but to act in the world in an informed manner to ameliorate suffering and address the structural causes of these problems. This volume provides a unique contribution to this approach to sociology, exploring the intersection between its role as an academic discipline and its practice in the service of communities and people. With both contemporary and historical analyses, the book traces the legacy, characteristics, contours, and goals of the sociology of service, shedding light on its roots in early American sociology and its deep connections to activism, before examining the social context that underlies the call for volunteerism, community involvement and non-profit organisations, as well as the strategies that have promise in remedying contemporary social problems. Presenting examples of concrete social problems from around the world, including issues of democratic participation, poverty and unemployment, student involvement in microlending, disaster miitigation, the organization and leadership of social movements, homelessness, activism around HIV/AIDS and service spring breaks, Service Sociology and Academic Engagement in Social Problems explores the utility of public teaching, participatory action research, and service learning in the classroom as a contribution to the community.