Top 10 Best Books to Read in Social Sciences - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Social Sciences. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: 7th Edition, 2020 Copyright


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Social Sciences - August 2021

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER - The new 2020 copyright release of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition includes three different formats — spiral and tabbed, paperback, and hardcover, all of which are full-color. It is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields.   Known for its authoritative, easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, language, and tone that will result in powerful, concise, and elegant scholarly communication. It guides users through the scholarly writing process—from the ethics of authorship to reporting research through publication. The seventh edition is an indispensable resource for students and professionals to achieve excellence in writing and make an impact with their work.   The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing. All formats are in full color, with a new tabbed spiral version Improved ease of navigation, with many additional numbered sections to help users quickly locate answers to their questions Resources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other paper types as well as guidelines on citing course materials Dedicated chapter for new users of APA Style covering paper elements and format, including sample papers for both professional authors and student writers New chapter on journal article reporting standards that includes updates to reporting standards for quantitative research and the first-ever qualitative and mixed methods reporting standards in APA Style New chapter on bias-free language guidelines for writing about people with respect and inclusivity in areas including age, disability, gender, participation in research, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality More than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and legal resources More than 40 new sample tables and figures Expanded guidance on ethical writing and publishing practices, including how to ensure the appropriate level of citation, avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism, and navigate the publication process Guidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options Reference Examples Author Variations Date Variations Title Variations Source Variations Textual Works Data Sets, Software, and Tests Audiovisual Media Online Media

  • Author: American Psychological Association
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association; Seventh edition (October 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-1433832161
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.8 x 9.9 inches

                 

2. Critical Race Theory (Third Edition): An Introduction (Critical America, 20)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Social Sciences - August 2021

Updated to include the Black Lives Matter movement, the presidency of Barack Obama, the rise of hate speech on the Internet, and more Since the publication of the first edition of Critical Race Theory in 2001, the United States has lived through two economic downturns, an outbreak of terrorism, and the onset of an epidemic of hate directed against immigrants, especially undocumented Latinos and Middle Eastern people. On a more hopeful note, the country elected and re-elected its first black president and has witnessed the impressive advance of gay rights. As a field, critical race theory has taken note of all these developments, and this primer does so as well. It not only covers a range of emerging new topics and events, it also addresses the rise of a fierce wave of criticism from right-wing websites, think tanks, and foundations, some of which insist that America is now colorblind and has little use for racial analysis and study. Critical Race Theory is essential for understanding developments in this burgeoning field, which has spread to other disciplines and countries. The new edition also covers the ways in which other societies and disciplines adapt its teachings and, for readers wanting to advance a progressive race agenda, includes new questions for discussion, aimed at outlining practical steps to achieve this objective.

  • Author: Richard Delgado
  • Publisher: NYU Press; 3rd edition (March 7, 2017)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Sociology
  • ISBN: 978-1479802760
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.57 x 8 inches

                 

3. DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Social Sciences - August 2021

Featuring more than 225 user-friendly handouts and worksheets, this is an essential resource for clients learning dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills, and those who treat them. All of the handouts and worksheets discussed in Marsha M. Linehan's DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition , are provided, together with brief introductions to each module written expressly for clients. Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, DBT has been demonstrated effective in treatment of a wide range of psychological and emotional problems. No single skills training program will include all of the handouts and worksheets in this book; clients get quick, easy access to the tools recommended to meet their particular needs. The 8 1/2" x 11" format and spiral binding facilitate photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print additional copies of the handouts and worksheets. Mental health professionals, see also the author's DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, which provides complete instructions for teaching the skills. Also available: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder , the authoritative presentation of DBT, and Linehan's instructive skills training videos for clients-- Crisis Survival Skills: Part One, Crisis Survival Skills: Part Two, From Suffering to Freedom, This One Moment , and Opposite Action .

  • Author: Marsha M. Linehan
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; Second Edition, (Spiral-Bound Paperback) (October 21, 2014)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1572307810
  • Dimensions: 9.25 x 1.3 x 11.05 inches

                 

4. 2021 / 2022 ASVAB For Dummies: Book + 7 Practice Tests Online + Flashcards + Video (For Dummies (Career/Education))


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Social Sciences - August 2021

Own the ASVAB test with the #1 guide on the market! Passing the ASVAB test is the essential ticket to getting into your dream branch of the military―and a good score can determine the shape of your career. A stellar performance can also help you get grants and bonuses for school, so―no pressure! But don't be daunted: like any military operation, having the right plan of attack and equipment are key―and as the number-one-selling guide year after year that's packed with all the information you need to win, the latest edition ASVAB For Dummies takes care of both of these in one! In a friendly, straightforward style, Angie Papple Johnston―who passed the test herself in 2006 to join the Army―provides in-depth reviews of all nine test subjects. Don't worry if you slept through some of this material in school; you’ll find a complete refresher on everything you'll be expected to know―plus full explanations for every answer, drill exercises, and strategy cheat sheets for verbal, math, and general sciences. You'll also get tips on how to pinpoint areas where you need to develop mental muscle and to strengthen your test-taking skills. And if this weren't already giving you some pretty awesome firepower, you can also go online to reinforce your game using flashcards and customizable practice tests calibrated to address areas where you need help the most. Match your skills against practice problems Drill your math, science, and English knowledge to perfection Master test strategy and tactics Get one-year access to additional practice tests, flashcards, and videos online Whatever your aim for your military career, this book provides the perfect training ground for you to be the very best you can be on the day of the test!

  • Author: Angie Papple Johnston
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 10th edition (March 23, 2021)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1119784173
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.5 x 10.8 inches

                 

5. The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Social Sciences - August 2021

If you're seeking lasting relief from out-of-control anxiety, this is the book for you. It is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy, the proven treatment approach developed and tested over more than 25 years by pioneering clinician-researcher Aaron T. Beck. Now Dr. Beck and fellow cognitive therapy expert David A. Clark put the tools and techniques of cognitive behavior therapy at your fingertips in this compassionate guide. Carefully crafted worksheets (you can download and print additional copies as needed), exercises, and examples reflect the authors' decades of experience helping people just like you. Learn practical strategies for identifying your anxiety triggers, challenging the thoughts and beliefs that lead to distress, safely facing the situations you fear, and truly loosening anxiety's grip--one manageable step at a time. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

  • Author: David A. Clark
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1st edition (September 8, 2011)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1606239186
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.7 x 10.4 inches

                 



6. Concise Guide to APA Style: Seventh Edition (newest, 2020 copyright)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Social Sciences - August 2021

Concise Guide to APA Style, Seventh Edition is the official APA Style resource for students. Designed specifically for undergraduate writing, this easy-to-use pocket guide is adapted from the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association . It provides complete guidance for new writers on effective, clear, and inclusive scholarly communication and the essentials of formatting papers and other course assignments.   New to This Edition: full color throughout content relevant to a range of majors and courses, including psychology, social work, criminal justice, communications, composition, education, business, engineering, and more a new chapter focused on student papers a sample student title page, paper, and annotated bibliography streamlined APA Style headings and in-text citations a new chapter on writing style and grammar chapters on punctuation, lists, italics, spelling, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, and statistics the latest bias-free language guidelines new sample tables and figures guidance on avoiding plagiarism and self-plagiarism new reference templates and examples

  • Author: American Psychological Association
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association; Seventh edition (December 24, 2019)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-1433832734
  • Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.5 inches

                 

7. Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Social Sciences - August 2021

A NEW approach to solving behavioral challenges. In Beyond Behaviors , internationally known pediatric psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke describes behaviors as the tip of the iceberg, important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child’s individual differences in the context of relational safety. Featuring impactful worksheets and charts, this accessible book offers professionals, educators and parents tools and techniques to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships. Neuroscience-based effective tools and strategies for children labeled with: - Conduct Disorder - Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) - Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) - Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) - Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) - Anxiety & Depression - Autism & Developmental or Learning Differences And children who experience or have experienced: - Aggressive, confusing and unpredictable behaviors - Tantrums and meltdowns - Disconnection or shutdown - Adverse childhood experiences - Trauma and toxic stress

  • Author: Mona Delahooke
  • Publisher: PESI Publishing; 1st edition (March 19, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1683731191
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.71 x 10 inches

                 

8. Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Social Sciences - August 2021

Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress--and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,200,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy--one of today's most effective forms of psychotherapy--to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Revised and expanded to reflect significant scientific developments of the past 20 years, the second edition contains numerous new features: expanded content on anxiety; chapters on setting personal goals and maintaining progress; happiness rating scales; gratitude journals; innovative exercises focused on mindfulness, acceptance, and forgiveness; 25 new worksheets; and much more.   Mind Over Mood will help you: *Learn proven, powerful, practical strategies to transform your life. *Follow step-by-step plans to overcome depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, and shame. *Set doable personal goals and track your progress (you can photocopy the worksheets from the book or download and print additional copies). *Practice your new skills until they become second nature.   Cited as “The Most Influential Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Publication” by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and included in the UK National Health Service Bibliotherapy Program. Winner (Second Place)-- American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category See also the Spanish-language edition: El control de tu estado de ánimo, Segunda edición. Plus, mental health professionals, see also The Clinician's Guide to CBT Using Mind Over Mood, Second Edition.

  • Author: Dennis Greenberger
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; Second edition (October 15, 2015)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1462520428
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.76 x 10.5 inches

                 

9. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Social Sciences - August 2021

This bestselling text pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design. For all three approaches, John W. Creswell and new co author J. David Creswell include a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions; key elements of the research process; a review of the literature; an assessment of the use of theory in research applications, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. New to this Edition Updated discussion on designing a proposal for a research project and on the steps in designing a research study.   Additional content on epistemological and ontological positioning in relation to the research question and chosen methodology and method.  Additional updates on the transformative worldview.  Expanded coverage on specific approaches such as case studies, participatory action research, and visual methods.  Additional information about social media, online qualitative methods, and mentoring and reflexivity in qualitative methods.  Incorporation of action research and program evaluation in mixed methods and coverage of the latest advances in the mixed methods field Additional coverage on qualitative and quantitative data analysis software in the respective methods chapters.  Additional information about causality and its relationship to statistics in quantitative methods.  Incorporation of writing discussion sections into each of the three methodologies.  Current references and additional readings are included in this new edition.

  • Author: John W. Creswell
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 5th edition (January 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1506386706
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.69 x 10 inches

                 

10. CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Social Sciences - August 2021

The CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents gives you the resources to help the children in your life handle their daily obstacles with ease. Inside this workbook you'll find hundreds of worksheets, exercises, and activities to help treat : - Trauma - ADHD - Autism - Anxiety - Depression - Conduct Disorders Written by clinicians and teachers with decades of experience working with kids, these practical and easy-to-use therapy tools are vital to teaching children how to cope with and overcome their deepest struggles. Step-by-step, you'll see how the best strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy are adapted for children. Client Activities are created for the child to do themselves either in-session or as homework. Whether supervised by the therapist or their caregiver, they will be able to do the activity at any age or stage in the treatment process.

  • Author: Lisa Phifer
  • Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media; 1st edition (September 1, 2017)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Psychology
  • ISBN: 978-1683730750