This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Serious Games Development and Applications, SGDA 2013, held in Trondheim, Norway, in September 2013. The 32 papers (23 full papers, 9 short papers/posters and 2 invited keynotes) presented were carefully reviewed and selected from various submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on games for health, games for education and training, games for other purposes, game design and theories, gaming interface, policy matters.
Angstst├Ârungen bei Kindern, psychologische Grundlagen und empirische Studien
Kritik der Angst
Author: Marcus Balzereit
Wer konzeptualisierte Angst wann, aus welchen Gr├╝nden, wie und mit welchen Folgen f├╝r wen - und vor allem: Welche Bedeutungen haben die jeweiligen Konzepte der Angst f├╝r eine kritische Soziale Arbeit? Diesen Fragen geht die Untersuchung nach und geht somit zugleich auf Distanz zu ihrem Gegenstand. Denn Wissensangebote die Angst betreffend und nicht die Angst selbst stehen im Mittelpunkt.
P├Ądagogisches Arbeitsbuch f├╝r Erzieher und P├Ądagogen mit Entspannungstechniken f├╝r Kinder aus dem Hatha-Yoga, Autogenen Training und der Progressiven Muskelentspannung.
Sicher, stark & mutig
Author: Michaela Sit
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
Manche Kinder entwickeln sich erstaunlich positiv, lebensf├Ąhig und kompetent -, selbst wenn sie unter extrem schlechten Bedingungen aufwachsen wie z.B. Armut, Arbeitslosigkeit der Eltern oder Gewalterfahrungen. Was gibt diesen Kindern solche St├Ąrke? Woher haben sie die Kraft, aus schwierigen Lebensbedingungen eher noch gest├Ąrkt hervorzugehen? Hier erfahren Eltern und Erziehende, unter welchen Bedingungen ihre Kinder Resilienz entwickeln, also das Immunsystem der Seele, einen inneren Schutzschirm aufbauen k├Ânnen, um so gegen unerwartete Schicksalsschl├Ąge optimal gesch├╝tzt zu sein.
Burrhus F. Skinner
Author: Frederick Toates
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
As the world faces up to the challenges of climate change and the threat to security, Skinner's contributions on these issues continue to resonate today. In this stimulating introduction for students and general readers, Toates places Skinner's ideas within the context of mainstream psychological thought, presenting a balanced synthesis of the psychologist's work and his approach. The author reveals the links between Skinner's perspective and other branches of psychology, highlighting his solutions to problems at individual, society and global levels.
A tear-free approach to child separation blues-from the bestselling 'No Cry' author a generation of parents have come to trust Almost every child suffers some sort of anxiety during their first six years of life. Babies cry when grandparents hold them, toddlers cling to mommy's leg, children weep when their parent leaves them at daycare, at school, or to go to work. This can cause frustration and stress in an already too-busy day and can break a parent's heart. Trusted parenting author Elizabeth Pantley brings you another winning no-cry formula that helps you solve these common separation issues. Pantley helps you identify the source of anxiety and offers simple but proven solutions. This successful method gives anxious children something to remind them their parents aren't too far away-instantly providing them with the comfort and reassurance they need.
HypnoBirthing┬« has gained momentum around the globe as a positive and empowering method of childbirth. Here's why: HypnoBirthing helps women to become empowered by developing an awareness of the instinctive birthing capability of their bodies. It greatly reduces the pain of labor and childbirth; frequently eliminates the need for drugs; reduces the need for caesarian surgery or other doctor-controlled birth interventions; and it also shortens birthing and recovery time, allowing for better and earlier bonding with the baby, which has been proven to be vital to the mother-child bond. What's more, parents report that their infants sleep better and feed more easily when they haven't experienced birth trauma. HypnoBirthing founder Marie Mongan knows from her own four births that it is not necessary for childbirth to be a terribly painful experience. In this book she shows women how the Mongan Method works and how parents they can take control of the greatest and most important event of their lives. So, why is birth such a traumatic event for so many women? And why do more than 40% of births now end in caesarian section, the highest percentage in history? The answer is simple: because our culture teaches women to fear birth as a painful and unsettling experience. Fear causes three physical reactions in the bodyÔÇötightening of the muscles, reduced blood flow to the birthing muscles, and the release of certain hormonesÔÇöwhich increase the pain and discomfort of childbirth. This is not hocus-pocus this is science.
EMDR Made Simple
Author: Jamie Marich
Publisher: CMI Education Institute
Despite the numerous studies touting EMDR's efficacy, it is still largely regarded as too complicated to understand, a major factor in why many who have been trained in EMDR no longer use it. EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches to Using EMDR with Every Client offers a fresh approach to understanding, conceptualizing, and ultimately implementing EMDR into clinical settings. Dr. Jamie Marich brings in her clinical experience from other modalities and disciplines to show that EMDR is more than just a series of protocols that need to be mastered in order for it to be effective. Using common sense language, clinical cases, and practical example, EMDR Made Simple will give you the tools to build on your existing clinical knowledge and make EMDR work for you and your clients.
Author: Ramsey Campbell
Publisher: Tor Books
A bookstore can be a wonderful, welcoming place of both commerce and curiosity. That's the goal for Woody, an American recently transferred to England to run a branch of Texts. He wants a clean, orderly store and lots of sales to show his bosses when they arrive from the States for a pre-Christmas inspection. Not easy given the shop's location in a foggy strip mall. And things keep going wrong. No matter how often the shelves are put in order before the doors are locked at night, when the staff returns in the morning, books are lying all over the floor, many damp and damaged beyond repair. The store's computers keep acting up-errors appear in brochures and ads and orders disappear completely. And even when the machines are turned off, they seem to glow with a spectral gray light. The hit-and-run death of an employee in the store's parking lot marks a turning point. One employee accuses another of making sexual advances and they come to blows. Between one sentence and the next, one loses his ability to read. The security monitors display half-seen things crawling between the stacks that vanish before anyone can find them. Desperate, Woody musters his staff for an overnight inventory. When the last customers reluctantly depart, leaving almost-visible trails of slime shining behind them, the doors are locked, sealing Woody and the others inside for a final orgy of shelving. The damp, grey, silent things that have been lurking in the basement and hiding in the fog may move slowly, but they are inexorable. This bookstore is no haven. It is the doorway to a hell unlike any other. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.