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Posted By Administration, Monday, March 4, 2019


New Book Announcement: Promoting Mental Health Through Imagery and Imagined Interactions

New Book: Promoting Mental Health Through Imagery and Imagined Interactions edited by James M. Honeycutt, Peter Lang Publishers https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/67880?format=EPDF

This is the third book in the series on imagined interactions and part of the health communication series, edited by Gary Kreps. Imagined interactions can be used as a type of self-therapy when dealing with stress and trauma. We often have imagined interactions in terms of flashbacks as portrayed in movies. It is hoped that this volume will inspire some people to use IIs as a type of self-therapy and to realize that having imagined interactions in everyday life is a normal part of daydreaming and mental imagery. Mental imagery can be used productively as well as dysfunctionally.  The book is divided into three sections. Section 1 discusses how imagined interactions can deal with teasing, bullying, abuse, and conflict. Section 2 covers physical, emotional, and material loss. Section 3 is concerned with policy concerns including hurricane evacuations, environmental concerns, police encounters, and presidential politics.

Too often, the modern health care system tends to focus primarily on the use of (often invasive) external biomedical therapeutic processes for addressing health problems, such as surgical and pharmacological interventions.  This book takes a unique self-directed approach to therapy, focusing on how intrapersonal and interpersonal communication can be harnessed to help address mental health issues, especially to reduce the debilitating influences of trauma on wellbeing.  The book vividly illustrates that we each have tremendous opportunities to influence our own health through directed application of intrapersonal communication processes such as the use of imagery and imagined interactions. -- Sample excerpt by Gary Kreps, Health Communication Series Preface

Table of Contents:

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Series Editor's Preface

Introduction-- Types of Trauma and Overview of Imagined Interaction Theory (James M. Honeycutt)

Section 1: Using IIs to Deal with Abuse and Conflict

1. Using Imagined Interactions to Deal with Teasing and Bullying (James M. Honeycutt)

2. Rumination, Victimization and Abuse Detection (James M. Honeycutt)

3. Applying Imagined Interaction to an Evolutionary View of Jealousy and Trauma (Ryan D. Rasner)

Section 2: Dealing with Physical, Emotional, and Material Loss

4. The Role of Mental Imagery and Imagined Interactions in Coping with Bereavement and Loss (Jonathon K. Frost)

5. Using Music Therapy and Imagined Interactions to Cope with Stress (James M. Honeycutt and Jake Harwood)

6. The Role of Imagined Interactions in Body Image and Eating Disorders (Pavica Sheldon)

Section 3:  Attacks on Public Policy Concerns

7.  Fracking Out!: Using Imagined Interactions to Manage the Trauma of Environmental Degradation (Andrea J. Vickery, Michael F. Rold, Kayla F. Hastrup, and Stephanie Houston Grey)

8. Using Imagined Interactions to Deal with Hurricane Evacuations (Michael Navarro)

9. The Role of Imagined Interactions in Actual and Vicarious Experience with Police Officers (Laura B. Carper)

10.  Winners and Losers: Depression, Learned Helplessness and the Trauma of Losing Political Elections (T. Phillip Madison, James M. Honeycutt, Emily N. Covington, and Philip J. Auter)

11. Epilogue: Tips on Using IIs to Deal with Trauma (James M. Honeycutt)



New Textbook Available for Adoption: Argumentation in Everyday Life

Argumentation in Everyday Life, Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury, SAGE Publications, ISBN: 9781506383590, https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/argumentation-in-everyday-life/book256937   

This new textbook, ideal for undergraduate argumentation and debate classes, is now available through SAGE for Fall 2019 courses. Driven by contemporary real-world examples of argumentation, this book offers a beginner’s guide to constructing and contesting arguments in an accessible format for today’s student.

It enables students to apply the content to their personal, professional, and public lives and empowers them to find their voice and create positive change through argumentation. This book also offers a unique and adaptable approach to argument evaluation that merges the Toulmin model with the standards-based approach of acceptability, relevance, and sufficiency. List price is $85.        


Part I: A Framework for Argumentation and Debate

Chapter 1: Introduction to Argumentation and Debate

Chapter 2: The Debate Situation

Chapter 3: Argumentation Ethics & Stances

Part II: Constructing Arguments

Chapter 4: Understanding Arguments Structures

Chapter 5: Effectively Supporting Claims

Chapter 6: Common Argument Types

Chapter 7: Building Effective Cases

Part III: Contesting Arguments

Chapter 8: Generating Productive Clash

Chapter 9: Evaluating Arguments & Cases

Chapter 10: Evaluating Argument Types

Part IV: Applied Argumentation And Debate

Chapter 11: Crafting Verbal and Oral Arguments

Chapter 12: Formats for Everyday Public Argumentation

Appendix I: Formats for Academic and Competitive Debate

Appendix II: Build Your Skill Answers

Appendix III: Glossary of Terms

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