The Handbook on the State of the Art in Applied Psychology delivers 19 state-of-the-art addresses on a selected topic in applied psychology. Together, they constitute an up-to-date and authoritative reference that describes the most cutting-edge material in the most prominent domains of applied psychology. The accomplished academics and editors Dr. Peter Graf and Dr. David Dozois put the focus on areas where the most profound recent progress has been made. They also emphasize the link between science and practice, showcasing basic science research that has practical implications for real world problems.
Readers will benefit from up-to-date research on topics as varied as occupational commitment and organizational productivity, forgiveness, shared cultural spaces, environmental decision making, and the early identification of reading problems.
In addition to the papers included in the collection, the Handbook on the State of the Art in Applied Psychology features:
- An insightful preface focused on the theme of connecting basic research to practical solutions in the real world
- An overview of the chapters and their arrangement in the collection
- An author and subject index to assist readers in finding the information they seek
- A focus on the most cutting-edge advancements in the field of applied psychology, with an emphasis on the impact of technological innovation and increased recognition of cultural determinants of behavior
CHAPTER 1. Chasing the Dream: The Healthy and Productive Workplace
CHAPTER 2. Commitment at Work: Past, Present, and Future
CHAPTER 3. How Psychologists Can Contribute to Individual Well‐Being, Organizational Productivity, and Saving the Planet Through Better Buildings
CHAPTER 4. Key Challenges to Understanding Environmental Decision‐Making
PART II: MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
CHAPTER 5. On the Role of Passion in Optimal Functioning: A Multidimensional Perspective
CHAPTER 6. Effects, Mechanisms, and Implementation: Ways to Improve Interventions and Policies Promoting Healthy Diet and Physical Activity
CHAPTER 7. Epigenetic Processes Mediating Environments, Experiences, and Mental Health: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Implications
CHAPTER 8. Cardiac‐Disease‐Induced‐PTSD: Settling the Diagnostic Debate
CHAPTER 9. Mental Health Consequences of Terrorist Attacks in Adults
CHAPTER 10. Are Forgiveness and Unforgiveness Two Extremes of the Same Continuum?: Implications for Clinical Practice
PART III: ISSUES IN EDUCATION
CHAPTER 11. Five Decades of Research on School Bullying: What Have We Learned?
CHAPTER 12. Early Identification and Prevention of Reading Problems
CHAPTER 13. Psychological Literacy in Undergraduate Psychology Education and Beyond
PART IV: WHAT’S TRENDING IN RESEARCH?
CHAPTER 14. Assessing Personality from a Cultural Perspective
CHAPTER 15. Un‐othering of the Other: The Role of Shared Cultural Spaces
CHAPTER 16. Loneliness: From Academic Pariah to the UK’s Appointment of a Minister of Loneliness
CHAPTER 17. Response Processes Validity Evidence: Understanding the Meaning of Scores from Psychological Measures
PART V: THE STATE OF PSYCHOLOGY AS A SCIENCE AND PROFESSION
CHAPTER 18. Internationalization and Training of Psychologists in a Globalized World
CHAPTER 19. Intellectual Humility: Ten Key Questions
CHAPTER 20. Psychological Ethics in a Changing World: How Ethics Documents in Psychology Have Evolved to Meet the Issues and Concerns of the Day