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Wiley Handbook of Contextual Behavioral Science (Hardcover)

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The Wiley Handbook of Contextual Behavioral Science is the first comprehensive examination of the philosophy, basic science, applied science, and applications of contextual behavioral science (CBS), describing the philosophical and empirical foundation of the movement.

The handbook is organized into four parts, offering extensive breadth and depth. Part I provides an overview of the defining features and current status of CBS. The development of relational frame theory (RFT) as a functional contextualistic account of human language and cognition and its implications for education and alleviating human suffering are addressed in Part II. Part III more specifically focuses on contextual approaches to clinical interventions and assessment, their distinguishing characteristics, and relationship to RFT. The extension of contextual strategies to the improvement of larger social systems, such as workplaces, schools, communities, and even entire societies, in supporting human functioning and well-being is the focus of Part IV. Organized and written in such a way that it can be read in its entirety or on a part-by-part basis, the text provides a thorough grounding for students in this comprehensive approach.

Robert D. Zettle is Professor of Psychology at Wichita State University, USA. He serves on the editorial board of several journals. Professor Zettle has contributed many chapters to various books.

Steven C. Hayes is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, USA. He is an author of 36 books. His research demonstrates how language and thought leads to human suffering. He developed acceptance and commitment therapy, and relational frame theory, a contextual approach to language and cognition. Dr. Hayes has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.

Dermot Barnes-Holmes is tenured Senior Full Professor in the Department of Experimental, Clinical and Health Psychology at Ghent University, and is known for the analysis of human language and cognition through the development of relational frame theory with Steven C. Hayes, and its application in various psychological setting. Professor Barnes-Holmes has published over 250 scientific articles, chapters and books.

Anthony Biglan is Professor of Psychology and Director at the Center for Prevention of Problems in Early Adolescence at Oregon Research Institute, USA. His research over the past 30 years has helped to identify effective family, school and community interventions to prevent the most common and costly problems of childhood and adolescence.
Number of Pages: 554
Genre: Psychology
Sub-Genre: Clinical Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: January 19, 2016
TCIN: 50749540
UPC: 9781118489567
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-4170
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