Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS): 20 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Bryan Christiansen (Tactical Systems, LLC, USA) and Harish C. Chandan (Argosy University, USA)
ISSN: 2475-6660|EISSN: 2475-6679
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The complexity of the human mind has puzzled researchers and physicians for centuries. While widely studied, the brain still remains largely misunderstood.

The Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) book series presents comprehensive research publications focusing on topics relating to the human psyche, cognition, psychiatric care, mental and developmental disorders, as well as human behavior and interaction. Featuring diverse and innovative research, publications within APMHBS are ideally designed for use by mental health professionals, academicians, researchers, and upper-level students.


Topics Covered

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Cognition
  • Counseling & Therapy
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Health
  • Human Behavior
  • Human Interaction
  • Mental Health & Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychiatry
  • Socialization
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma & Stress
  • Treatment & Care

Titles in Series

Social, Psychological, and Forensic Perspectives on Sexual Abuse
Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan (Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, India)
Copyright © 2018. 249 pages.
Sexual abuse, a topic still struggling to break free of its social taboos, is an issue that must be addressed, assessed, and discussed in order to further efforts fo...
Raising Mental Health Awareness in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Melissa Martin (State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA), Jean Mockry (State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA), Alison Puliatte (State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA), Denise A. Simard (State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA), Maureen E. Squires (State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 136 pages.
The state of college students’ mental health is a growing phenomenon across university campuses. Educators often watch students struggle with academic, social, finan...
Web-Based Behavioral Therapies for Mental Disorders
Sitwat Usman Langrial (Sur University College, Oman)
Copyright © 2018. 310 pages.
The treatment of mental disorders has changed with the evolution of new technologies. The use of the web and computing tools to treat mental illness provides the abi...
Measuring the Psychological and Electrophysiological Attributes of Human Personality: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sanja Tatalović Vorkapić (University of Rijeka, Croatia)
Copyright © 2017. 242 pages.
Significant progress has been made in the study of human psychology in recent years. However, certain aspects of personality, such as electrophysiological attributes...
Emerging Research in Play Therapy, Child Counseling, and Consultation
Rheta LeAnne Steen (Loyola University New Orleans, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 436 pages.
In the counseling field, it is imperative that mental health professionals stay informed of current research findings. By staying abreast of the most recent trends a...
Workforce Development Theory and Practice in the Mental Health Sector
Mark Smith (Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui: National Workforce Center for Adult Mental Health, Addiction and Disability, New Zealand), Angela F. Jury (Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui: National Workforce Center for Adult Mental Health, Addiction and Disability, New Zealand)
Copyright © 2017. 378 pages.
Across the globe, evaluating the initiatives and planning strategies of the modern workforce has become increasingly imperative. By developing professional competenc...
Improving the Quality of Life for Dementia Patients through Progressive Detection, Treatment, and Care
Jinglong Wu (Okayama University, Japan)
Copyright © 2017. 353 pages.
The prominence of dementia within the global aging population has undergone an increase in recent years. To improve the living conditions of patients, researchers mu...
Police Psychology and Its Growing Impact on Modern Law Enforcement
Cary L. Mitchell (Pepperdine University, USA), Edrick H. Dorian (Los Angeles Police Department, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 345 pages.
Police psychology has become an integral part of present-day police agencies, providing support in the areas of personnel assessment, individual and organizational i...
Seduction in Popular Culture, Psychology, and Philosophy
Constantino Martins (Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal), Manuel Damásio (Lusófona University, Portugal)
Copyright © 2017. 332 pages.
Seduction is a complicated concept that is a part of the general human experience. Despite the prevalence of seduction in our personal lives as well as within popula...
Chronic Mental Illness and the Changing Scope of Intervention Strategies, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Barre Vijaya Prasad (Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India)
Copyright © 2017. 404 pages.
Although the epidemiology of mental illnesses is innately complex, there have been many strides in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic mental illnesses as more re...
Identifying, Treating, and Preventing Childhood Trauma in Rural Communities
Marion Baker (Center of Hope Arizona, USA), Jacqueline Ford (Center of Hope Arizona, USA & Walden University, USA), Brittany Canfield (Center of Hope Arizona, USA & Fielding Graduate University, USA), Traci Grabb (Arizona’s Children Association, USA & Center of Hope Arizona, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 306 pages.
While there have been great strides made in the treatment options available to trauma victims, there is a noticeable gap in the availability of medical, social, and...
Handbook of Research on Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Intellectual Disabilities
Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan (Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, India)
Copyright © 2016. 496 pages.
Intellectual disabilities can be difficult to detect in children prior to their school-age years. Throughout their lives, individuals with intellectual disabilities...
Neuroeconomics and the Decision-Making Process
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke LLC, USA), Ewa Lechman (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)
Copyright © 2016. 354 pages.
Neuroeconomics has emerged as a field of study with the goal of understanding the human decision-making process and the mental consideration of multiple outcomes bas...
Integrating Technology in Positive Psychology Practice
Daniela Villani (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy), Pietro Cipresso (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy & I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy), Andrea Gaggioli (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy & I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy), Giuseppe Riva (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy & I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy)
Copyright © 2016. 447 pages.
Most research on the psychological impact of computers and the Internet has focused on the negative side of technology – i.e. how the use (abuse) of interactive syst...
Global Perspectives on Youth Gang Behavior, Violence, and Weapons Use
Simon Harding (Middlesex University, UK), Marek Palasinski (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
Copyright © 2016. 425 pages.
Youth violence has become a concern as gangs become a popular option for urban children and teenagers and weapons use among young populations becomes more prevalent....
Exploring the Collective Unconscious in the Age of Digital Media
Stephen Brock Schafer (Digipen Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 316 pages.
For decades we have witnessed the emergence of a media age of illusion that is based on the principles of physics—the multidimensionality, immateriality, and non-loc...
Psychosocial Studies of the Individual's Changing Perspectives in Alzheimer's Disease
Cordula Dick-Muehlke (University of California, Irvine, USA), Ruobing Li (University of California, Irvine, USA), Myron Orleans (California State University, Fullerton, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 434 pages.
Cognitive impairment, through Alzheimer’s disease or other related forms of dementia, is a serious concern for afflicted individuals and their caregivers. Understand...
Psychological and Social Implications Surrounding Internet and Gaming Addiction
Jonathan Bishop (Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, Swansea, UK)
Copyright © 2015. 335 pages.
Addiction takes many forms and has the potential to impact individuals of all ages, socio-economic statuses, and ethnic backgrounds. Digital addiction has become one...
Handbook of Research on Innovations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia
Panagiotis D. Bamidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Ioannis Tarnanas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Leontios Hadjileontiadis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Magda Tsolaki (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Copyright © 2015. 511 pages.
Technology is playing an increasing role in the lives of the elderly. One of the most prevalent developments for the aging population is the use of technological inn...
Exploring Implicit Cognition: Learning, Memory, and Social Cognitive Processes
Zheng Jin (Zhengzhou Normal University, China & University of California, Davis, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 371 pages.
While widely studied, the capacity of the human mind remains largely unexplored. As such, researchers are continually seeking ways to understand the brain, its funct...

Editor(s) Biography

Bryan Christiansen is the Chief Executive Officer of Tactical Systems, LLC in Indiana, USA. A former business lecturer at universities in Turkey, Russia, and the USA, he has traveled to 41 countries where he has conducted international business since 1985 in multiple languages and various industries with Global 500 firms and smaller. Christiansen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing at the University of the State of New York in 1996 and his MBA degree at Capella University in 2003. The author of 20 Reference books on business, economics, and psychology, he is currently working on his Doctor of Business Administration degree at Middlesex University in London, England and is expected to graduate in 2020.
Dr. Harish C. Chandan is Professor of Business at Argosy University, Atlanta. He was interim chair of the business program in 2011. He received President’s award for excellence in teaching in 2007, 2008 and 2009. His teaching philosophy is grounded in the learner needs and life-long learning. His research interests include research methods, leadership, marketing, and organizational behavior. He has published 20 peer-reviewed articles in business journals and five chapters in business reference books. Dr. Chandan has presented conference papers at Academy of Management, International Academy of Business and Management, Southeast Association of Information Systems, and Academy of International Business. Prior to joining Argosy, Dr. Chandan managed optical fiber and cable product qualification laboratories for Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories. During his career with Lucent, he had 40 technical publications, a chapter in a book and five patents.

Editorial Advisory Board

Bryan Christiansen, Tactical Systems LLC, USA
Harish C. Chandan, Argosy University, USA

Editorial Advisory Board
Armand Faganel, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Carola Hieker, American University of London, United Kingdom
Duygu Buga, Independent Researcher, Turkey
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Muhammad Umair Javaid, Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Malaysia
Neeta Baporikar, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
Raghubir Singh Chauhan, National Law University, India