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The broad nature of research in psychology is reflected in Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s extensive and varied list of some of the best psychology books, which offer titles of interest to researchers, teachers, practitioners and historians. Both single-authored monographs and edited collections from leading academic conferences present diverse insights from contributors world-wide.  With a particular strength in applied psychology, the Cambridge Scholars Publishing portfolio also spans wider topics including cognitive psychology, psychoanalysis, and social and criminal psychology.

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Foreign Language Anxiety and the Advanced Language Learner

Does anxiety about learning and using a foreign language decline as learners become more competent in the target language, or is anxiety also relevant at higher levels of proficiency?This is the question Foreign Language Anxiety and the Advanced Language Learner sets out to explore. The aim of the book is to give readers an insight...


This monograph was written in the heat of a kind of intellectual defense against the feelings of psychosis experienced during the author’s fieldwork whilst training to become an analyst. Its coming into being required such an induction as it synthesizes sporadic thoughts which have been plaguing him for some time now. The discourse...

From an Existential Vacuum to a Tragic Optimism

From an Existential Vacuum to a Tragic Optimism: The Search for Meaning and the Presence of God in Modern Literature employs a new theoretical approach to critical analysis: Victor Frankl’s logotherapy (from the Greek “logos” for word or reason and often related to divine wisdom), a unique form of existentialism. On the basis of hi...

Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy

Many books have been written about gestalt therapy. Not many have been written on the relationship between gestalt therapy and psychotherapy research. The Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy is a needed bridge between these two concerns, and a timely addition to scholarly literature on gestalt therapy its...

Human Characteristics

Every once in a while, we have to reconsider the perennial questions concerning human nature: What are the special human behaviours, social practices, and psychological structures that make us particularly human? The field of evolution, psychology and cognitive science is the most expanding, inter-disciplinary area of this field fo...


Underpinning this project is the attempt to grasp the notion behind improvisation and to understand what is actually meant by “improvisation” its nature and its construct. At the same time this project aims to bestow on improvisation its legitimate role as a versatile, long-lasting creative process of knowledge and action. The word...

Infinity in Language

The book Infinity in Language is a research monograph on the problem of the sublime in language. The authors use methods from cognitive semantics and poetics in order to thoroughly describe how the sublime is used in language. It is a unique attempt to account for one of the most fascinating problems of the human mind: the concept ...

Insanity and Genius

Pablo Picasso said “We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand.” John Keats expressed the same in the climactic couplet of his poem, Ode on a Grecian Urn, when he wrote, “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,--that is all / Ye know on earth and all ye need...

Interpersonal Trauma and its Consequences in Adulthood

The source of interpersonal psychological trauma is a traumatic event that is repetitive, chronic and complex in nature, and is caused by the action of a closely related person, most frequently in a dysfunctional and pathological family. This book presents studies on the influence of various forms of abuse experienced in childhood ...

Intersecting Identities and Interculturality

Most scholars now refute the monolithic, static definition of identity and adopt a fluid approach to the concept which takes into consideration overlapping, or rather intersecting different facets of identity. The contact of many and varied aspects of identity finds its full development in interpersonal communication when two or mo...

I See Me, You See Me

As one of the many by-products of Moore’s Law, personal computers have, in recent decades, become powerful enough to record real-time eye movements with video-based eye trackers. The decrease in the prices of eye tracking systems (ETSs) has been accelerating since the 1990s, and their use in a variety of scientific domains expandin...

Jung on Synchronicity and Yijing

Jung’s understanding of Yijing for supporting the synchronistic principle reveals the key issues of his archetypal theory. Jung’s archetypal theory, which is the basic motif of his understanding of Yijing, illuminates the religious significance of Yijing. Jung defines the human experience of the divine as an archetypal process by w...
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