Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology, Volume 1

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Charles Spielberger
Academic Press, Sep 16, 2004 - Political Science - 3200 pages
The Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology encompasses applications of psychological knowledge and procedures in all areas of psychology. This compendium is a major source of information for professional practitioners, researchers in psychology, and for anyone interested in applied psychology. The topics included are, but are not limited to, aging (geropsychology), assessment, clinical, cognitive, community, counseling, educational, environmental, family, industrial/organizational, health, school, sports, and transportation psychology. The entries drawn from the above-referenced areas provide a clear definition of topic, a brief review of theoretical basis relevant to the topic, and emphasize major areas of application.

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Charles D. Spielberger is Distinguished Research Professor and Director, Center for Research in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, University of South Florida, where he has been a faculty member since 1972. A Distinguished Practitioner of the US National Academies of Practice, and Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Spielberger served as Training Specialist in Psychology at the National Institute of Mental Health. Author, co-author or editor of more than 350 professional publications, Spielberger's current research focuses on: anxiety, depression, curiosity, and the experience, expression and control of anger; behavioral medicine and health psychology; job stress and stress management; and the role of stress, emotions and lifestyle factors in the etiology of hypertension, cardiovascular disorders, and cancer. During 1991-92 Spielberger served as the 100th President of the American Psychological Association and currently is President of the International Association of Applied Psychology until 2002.

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