Canadian Psychology

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

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 2, May

Affect Regulation and the Development of Psychopathology
SUSAN J. BRADLEY Affect Regulation and the Development of Psychopathology New York: The Guilford Press, 2000, xii + 324 pages (ISBN 1-57230-548-7, us$40, Hardcover) Reviewed by LINDA M. MCMULLEN In her acknowledgements, Susan Bradley describes the spirit...
A Meta-Analysis of Opinion Data on the Prescription Privilege Debate
Abstract A meta-analysis of opinion survey data examined the attitudes of practicing psychologists, psychologists in training, and directors of clinical and internship training towards prescription privileges for psychologists. Three prescription-relevant...
Career Counseling: A Narrative Approach
LARRY COCHRAN Career Counseling: A Narrative Approach Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2000, x + 166 pages (ISBN 0-7619-0442-5, us$35, Softcover) Reviewed by ANNE MARSHALL This book introduces a narrative approach to career counselling. The author...
Case Studies in the Neuropsychology of Vision
GLYN H. HUMPHREYS (Ed.) Case Studies in the Neuropsychology of Vision Philadelphia PA: Psychology Press, 1999, 224 pages (ISBN 0-86377-895-X, us$49.95, Hardcover) Reviewed by PATRICIA A. MCMULLEN Imagine a car speeding toward you or liquid pouring into...
Converging Methods for Understanding Reading and Dyslexia
RAYMOND M. KLEIN and PATRICLA A. MCMULLEN (Eds.) Converging Methods for Understanding Reading and Dyslexia Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1999, 536 pages (ISBN 0-262-11247-7, us$60, Hardcover) Reviewed by MEREDYTH DANEMAN In the preface to this volume,...
Expert Psychological Testimony: Assisting or Misleading the Trier of Fact?
Abstract The consequences of psychologists' opinions are perhaps most strongly felt when offered in the context of a legal case. Due to this reality, courts are justifiably cautious when deciding whether to admit psychological testimony into evidence...
Experts in Court: A View from the Bench
Abstract There has been a significant increase in the frequency of expert testimony over the past 25 years in Canada. As such, there has also been an increase in psychological expert testimony. In drawing from his experience as a litigator and judge,...
Expert Testimony: Does Eyewitness Memory Research Have Probative Value for the Courts?
Abstract Case studies, and more recently DNA testing in the United States, have shown that mistaken eyewitness identification is responsible for more wrongful convictions than all other causes combined. It is argued that scientific laboratory and field...
Forensic Psychological Testimony: Is the Courtroom Door Now Locked and Barred?
Abstract Beginning with the Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v. Marquard (1993), it has become increasingly more difficult for lawyers to have proposed psychological testimony admitted into evidence at trial. By reviewing several recent cases, the...
Memory, Consciousness, and the Brain: Tha Tallinn Conference / the Oxford Handbook of Memory
ENDEL TULVING (Ed.) Memory, Consciousness, and the Brain: The Tallinn Conference Philadelphia PA: Psychology Press, 1999, 414 pages (ISBN "4169-015-5, us$64.95, Hardcover) ENDEL TULVING and FERGus m. CRAIK (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Memory New York:...
Person-Centred Counselling: An Experiential Approach
DAVID RENNIE Person-Centred Counselling: An experiential Approach Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1998, 160 pages (ISBN 0-7619-5344-2, us$25.95, Softcover) Reviewed by PATRICK O'NEILL It seems that there are still books about psychotherapy that...
Professional Psychology and the Prescription Debate: Still Not Ready to Go to the Altar
Abstract Although it has been argued that support for the principle of psychologists obtaining prescription privileges has increased, in fact few studies have been done to document this issue. The Walters' (2001) paper, which examines survey data over...
Psychologists Should Be Free to Pursue Prescription Privileges: A Relpy to Walters
Abstract Unity among psychologists and a cure for the "identity crisis" will not come to fruition by denying those who wish to expand their horizons the opportunity to pursue prescription privileges. More basically, psychologists should by now realize...
Psychology: Theoretical-Historical Perspectives, Second Edition
ROBERT W. RIEBER and KURT D. SALZINGER (Eds.) Psychology: Theoretical-Historical Perspectives, Second Edition Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1999, 509 pages (ISBN 1-5579&524-3, US$49.95, Hardcover) Reviewed by IAN NICHOLSON...
The Addiction-Prone Personality
GORDON E. BARNES, ROBERT P. MURRAY DAVID PATTON, PETER M. BENTLER, and ROBERT E. ANDERSON The Addiction-Prone Personality New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2000, xvi + 320 pages (ISBN 0-306-46249-4, us$65, Hardcover) Reviewed by ROBERT O....
[The Oxford Handbook of Memory]
ENDEL TULVING and FERGUS M. CRAIK (Eds.)New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 707 pages(ISBN 0-19-512265-8, US$65, Hardcover)Reviewed by DARRYL BRUCE and MARILYN SMITHFor those involved in the study of memory, the year 2000 may prove to be especially...
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