Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS): 44 Volumes

Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS): 44 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Bryan Christiansen (Global Research Society, LLC, USA) and Harish C. Chandan (Argosy University, USA)
ISSN: 2475-6660|EISSN: 2475-6679
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Institutions: Print
List Price: $9,240.00


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

Clinical Applications of Meditation and Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Mental Health
Sanjeev Kumar Gupta (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India)
Copyright © 2022. 315 pages.
Mental health has been a growing concern in society but recently has further come to light due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on societal well-being. With...
Handbook of Research on Applied Social Psychology in Multiculturalism
Bryan Christiansen (Global Research Society, LLC, USA), Harish C. Chandan (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 400 pages.
Social psychology is the scientific study of how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, and implied presence of...
Mitigating Mass Violence and Managing Threats in Contemporary Society
Gordon A. Crews (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA), Mary Ann Markey (Grand Canyon University, USA), Selina E.M. Kerr (Independent Researcher, UK)
Copyright © 2021. 335 pages.
In a decade that has seen the rise of far-right extremism, Western countries still face myriad threats of mass violence, including terrorism. Of particular concern i...
Strengthening School Counselor Advocacy and Practice for Important Populations and Difficult Topics
Meredith A. Rausch (Augusta University, USA), Laura L. Gallo (Boise State University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 468 pages.
School counselors often struggle to feel confident in delivering effective assistance to students due to a variety of reasons that currently do not have enough resea...
Decreasing School Violence, Bullying, and Delinquency With Epistemic Inclusion
Aneta Mechi (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Copyright © 2021. 267 pages.
When asked what inclusion means, most people immediately think about relatedness: being accepted by a group or having the opportunity to belong. However, there are m...
Natural Healing as Conflict Resolution
Rebecca Nicholson (8th House Elan, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 301 pages.
Traditional methods for addressing conflict and healing have been largely replaced in elite settings by modern approaches. Rather than old and new complementing one...
Techniques and Interventions for Play Therapy and Clinical Supervision
Laura Jean Fazio-Griffith (Southeastern Louisiana University, USA), Reshelle Marino (Southeastern Louisiana University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 310 pages.
The use of techniques and interventions for play therapy during the supervision process for graduate and post-graduate counselors provides a host of benefits for the...
Psycho-Social Perspectives on Mental Health and Well-Being
Srinivasan Padmanaban (Central University of Tamil Nadu, India), Chittaranjan Subudhi (Central University of Tamil Nadu, India)
Copyright © 2020. 391 pages.
There is a long tradition of practicing positive well-being through state, religion, seers, traditional medical practitioners, yoga practitioners, etc. With the adve...
Evaluating Mental Workload for Improved Workplace Performance
Arturo Realyvásquez-Vargas (Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Mexico), Karina Cecilia Arredondo-Soto (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico), Guadalupe Hernández-Escobedo (Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Mexico), Jorge González-Reséndiz (Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Mexico)
Copyright © 2020. 334 pages.
Employees of different labor sectors are involved in different projects and pressed to deliver results in a specific period of time, which increases their mental wor...
Mental Health Intervention and Treatment of First Responders and Emergency Workers
Clint A. Bowers (University of Central Florida, USA), Deborah C. Beidel (University of Central Florida, USA), Madeline R. Marks (University of Maryland, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 372 pages.
The stress that comes with being a first responder has been known to lead to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide. However, few clinicians are informed...
The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions
Malinda Desjarlais (Mount Royal University, Canada)
Copyright © 2020. 477 pages.
Adolescents and young adults are the main users of social media. This has sparked interest among researchers regarding the effects of social media on normative devel...
Multifaceted Approach to Digital Addiction and Its Treatment
Bahadir Bozoglan (IF Weinheim Institute for Systemic Education and Development, Germany)
Copyright © 2019. 388 pages.
With the internet, smartphones, and video games easily available to increasing portions of society, researchers are becoming concerned with the potential side effect...
Media Models to Foster Collective Human Coherence in the PSYCHecology
Stephen Brock Schafer (Pacific Rim Enterprises, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 307 pages.
Modern populations are superficially aware of media potentials and paraphernalia, but recent events have emphasized the general ignorance of the sentient media. Adve...
Developing and Sustaining Play Therapy Clinics
Erin M. Dugan (LSU Health New Orleans, USA), Krystal Vaughn (LSU Health New Orleans, USA), Kellie Camelford (LSU Health New Orleans, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 316 pages.
Play therapy training clinics are an important aspect of the clinical mental health field. An approved play therapy training center should offer direct play therapy...
Ethical Problem-Solving and Decision-Making for Positive and Conclusive Outcomes
Penelope D. Keough (National University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 326 pages.
Strategies for effective problem-solving and decision-making are efficient ways for professionals to solve the moral dilemmas that confront them in their daily pract...
Chronic Stress and Its Effect on Brain Structure and Connectivity
Ana Starcevic (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Copyright © 2019. 318 pages.
Neuroscientists found that chronic stress and cortisol can trigger long-term changes in brain structure and connectivity in individuals and emphasize the importance...
The Mental Health Effects of Informal Caregiving: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Debra Gavin Ware (Argosy University, USA), Tarnue Johnson (Argosy University, USA & Kirkwood Community College, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 131 pages.
Because progressive advancements to healthcare practices are leading to longer lifespans, an increased number of aging individuals now require constant care from pra...
Analyzing the Role of Cognitive Biases in the Decision-Making Process
Verónica Juárez Ramos (International University of Rioja, Spain)
Copyright © 2019. 262 pages.
Decision making or making judgments is an essential function in the ordinary life of any individual. Decisions can often be made easily, but sometimes, it can be dif...
Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment
Giuliana Guazzaroni (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy)
Copyright © 2019. 329 pages.
Medical and technological organizations have recently developed therapy and assistance solutions that venture beyond what is considered conventional for individuals...
Multicultural Counseling Applications for Improved Mental Healthcare Services
Anasuya Jegathevi Jegathesan (HELP University, Malaysia), Siti Salina Abdullah (University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2019. 302 pages.
The availability of practical applications, techniques, and case studies by international therapists is limited despite expansions to the fields of clinical psycholo...
Assessing and Averting the Prevalence of Mass Violence
Sarah E. Daly (St. Vincent College, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 271 pages.
Mass shootings continue to occur today and affect the public's sense of safety and security. Examining the nature of shooters and law enforcement responses when...
Scientific Concepts Behind Happiness, Kindness, and Empathy in Contemporary Society
Nava R. Silton (Marymount Manhattan College, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 321 pages.
Significant progress has been made in the study of human psychology in recent years. However, the human pursuit of happiness through the use of scientific methods ha...
Handbook of Research on Psychosocial Perspectives of Human Communication Disorders
Sanjeev Kumar Gupta (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India), Srinivasan Venkatesan (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India)
Copyright © 2018. 465 pages.
Communication is a key component of everyday life, but what happens when an individual is faced with a communication disorder? Today, the prevalence of individuals w...
Deconstructing Stigma in Mental Health
Brittany A. Canfield (Southern New Hampshire University, USA), Holly A. Cunningham (CPES Inc., USA)
Copyright © 2018. 307 pages.
Stigma continues to play an integral role in the multifaceted issues facing mental health. While identifying a clear operational definition of stigma has been a chal...
Social, Psychological, and Forensic Perspectives on Sexual Abuse
Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan (Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, India)
Copyright © 2018. 374 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 (DIMHANS), 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 (Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, 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 (Independent Researcher, 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 Global Research Society, LLC in Michigan, USA. A former business lecturer at universities in Russia, Turkey, 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 22 Scopus-indexed Reference books on business, cultural studies, economics, and psychology, he is fluent in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and Turkish. Christiansen is currently working with a Russian theoretical mathematician on a new economic model for developing nations.
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, Global Research Society, 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