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Applied Social Sciences

Psychology, Physical Education and Social Medicine

Editor(s): Patricia Runcan, Georgeta Raţă and Alin Gavreliuc

Book Description

Applied Social Sciences: Psychology, Physical Education and Social Medicine is focused on an interdisciplinary area of research, coagulating quantitative and qualitative studies related to developmental psychology, methodology of applied psychology, educational psychology, physical education and social medicine. Some of these topics, such as deviant behaviours of adolescents, validation of specific psychological scales, cross-cultural approaches in education, behaviour optimization at the individual and group level in the sport environment, medical services for elderly persons, using illicit drugs and suicidal manifestation, the impact of economic crisis on population health state, and community health assistance, are extremely relevant for the dynamics of contemporary social identities. This volume offers both theoretical and empirical support for a wide range of professionals in the area of social and behavioural sciences, providing both accurate and profound diagnoses of post-communist Romanian realities.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4524-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4524-8
Date of Publication: 01/04/2013
Pages / Size: 395 / A5
Price: £49.99
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Biography

Patricia-Luciana Runcan currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the West University of Timişoara, Romania. She holds a BA in Sociology from the same University, a BA in Law from the “Tibiscus” University of Timişoara, and a PhD in Sociology from the West University of Timişoara. She has authored Social Work: Family and Child (2008), The Case Management Method in Child Protection (2011) and Depression in the Elderly (2013), and co-edited Risks and Opportunities in the Romanian Social Work System (2011), Applied Social Sciences: Communication Studies (2013), Applied Social Sciences: Economics and Politics (2013), Applied Social Sciences: Philosophy and Theology (2013), Applied Social Sciences: Social Work (2013) and Applied Social Sciences: Sociology (2013).

Georgeta Raţă currently works as an Associate Professor at the Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Timişoara, Romania. She holds a BA in French and English and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Bucharest, Romania. Her main areas of research interest include languages, communication, and education sciences. She has co-edited Social Sciences Today: Between Theory and Practice (2010), Academic Days of Timişoara: Social Sciences Today (2011), Applied Social Sciences: Communication Studies (2013), Applied Social Sciences: Economics and Politics (2013), Applied Social Sciences: Philosophy and Theology (2013), Applied Social Sciences: Sociology (2013) and Applied Social Sciences: Social Work (2013).

Alin Gavreliuc currently works as an Associate Professor at the West University of Timişoara, Romania. He holds a BA in Sociology and an MA in Political Sciences and Administration from the same university, and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Bucharest, Romania. His main research interests are in social psychology, cross-cultural psychology and social history. He is the author of Mentality and Society: A Symbolic Identitary Maps from Contemporary Banat (2006), From Interpersonal Relationships to Social Communication (2007) and Romanians from Romania: Autarchic Individualism, Transgenerational Value Patterns and Social Autism (2011).