Canadian Psychology

This journal covers general mental health issues through news, research and practitioners.

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 2, May

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Program for Problem Gambling, Therapist Manual
A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Program for Problem Gambling, Therapist Manual, by Namrata Ray Iu and Tian Po Oei. Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2010, 258 pages (ISBN 978-0-415-54816-8, US $51.95, Paperback)Reviewed by DAVID HODGINSDOI: 10.1037/a0023399A...
Counselling Psychology in a Canadian Context: Definition and Description
Counselling psychology, established in 1987 as a specialization wiutin Canadian professional psychology, has developed a distinctive identity and specific underlying approach to training and practice. To date, the field in Canada has evolved without...
Depression
Depression, by Lynn P. Rehm. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, 2010, 92 pages (ISBN 978-0-88937-326-6, CA $37.50, Paperback)Reviewed by DAVID J. A. DOZOISDOI: 10.1037/a0023385This volume on depression is one of a number of books in a series devoted to...
Forensic Psychology Opportunities in Canadian Graduate Programs: An Update of Simourd and Wormith's (1995) Survey
Forensic psychology has gained momentum in North America in recent decades, and Canadian psychologists have made considerable contributions to the field. Strong student interest and a high demand for professionals, however, have not been sufficiently...
Mapping the Contours of Contemporary Positive Psychology
This paper seeks to quantify scholarly interest in the rapidly emerging field of Positive Psychology (PP) and to empirically map the contours of the discipline using six different methodologies. Results document extraordinary growth in the last decade...
Occupational Health Psychology
Occupational Health Psychology, by Stavroula Leka and Jonathon Houdmont (Editors). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, 368 pages (ISBN 978-1-4051-6809115-9, CA$71.95, Paperback)Reviewed by E. KEVIN KELLOWAYDOI: 10.1037/a0023317Although a relatively young...
Overestimated Relationships with Subjective Well-Being
This article is about relationships between subjective well-being (SWB) and variables such as demographics, intentional activities, personality traits, and personal characteristics. Causal interpretation of these relationships is usually asymmetric from...
Positive Psychology 2.0: Towards a Balanced Interactive Model of the Good Life
This paper first describes the growing pains and challenges of the positive psychology (PP) movement and identifies the four pillars of the good life as meaning, virtue, resilience, and well-being, which are all shaped by culture. I then introduce three...
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology, by Philip J. Corr and Gerald Matthews (Eds.) Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2009, 904 Pages (ISBN 978-0-521-86218-9, US $199.95 Hardcover; ISBN 978-0-521-68051-6, CA $96.95, Paperback)Reviewed...
Toward a Positive Psychology of Coping with Anticipated Events
Many people appear to be quite resilient to significant stress suggesting that they may possess an orientation to events and life that is resistant to such threats. We propose that one significant aspect of this orientation is the tendency to view adversities...
Youth Violence and Positive Psychology: Research Potential through Integration
Positive psychologists can study the relation between some of the discipline's core dimensions and aversive outcomes, including youth violence. Dimensions such as gratitude, forgiveness, sense of meaning, altruism (or at least apparent altruism), prudence,...