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Applied Jewish Values in Social Sciences and Psychology

Editors: Ben-Avie, Michael, Ives, Yossi, Loewenthal, Kate (Eds.)

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  • Addresses social issues from a psychological perspective, yet draws upon Jewish wisdom and ideas to better address critical social challenges
  • Includes evidence-based interventions with demonstrated impact on children, adults, families, communities and society
  • Focuses on Jewish social values to address pressing contemporary problems
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About this book

This volume interweaves concepts and methods from psychology and other social sciences with Jewish ideas and practices in order to address contemporary social issues. This volume brings together pioneering research from scholars in such fields as psychology, education, and religious studies. The authors integrate insights from Jewish texts and practices with the methods and concepts of the social sciences to create interventions that promote the well-being of children, adults, families, communities, and society. Divided into three sections – Education, Psychological Well-Being, Society and Beyond– this book shows how this integrationist approach can deepen our understanding and generate new insights around pressing social challenges to impact positive change in the lives of people and communities.


About the authors

Michael Ben-Avie, Ph.D. is a researcher with the Yale University Child Study Center and director of assessment at Southern Connecticut State University. He is a nationally-recognized expert on public education and co-editor of six books on educational change and youth development (with James. P. Comer, M.D., Associate Dean of the Yale School of Medicine and colleagues). In 2005, Dr Ben-Avie was accepted for inclusion in the U.S. Department of Education Registry of Evaluation Researchers. He conducted outcome evaluations of many federal and philanthropic grants on the learning and development of youth, emerging literacy and language development among preschool children, students and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, the elderly and schools that serve low-income, minority students. He currently is on Connecticut’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Council’s subcommittee to improve and expand access to training, consultation and learning opportunities for providers, processionals, and families.

Yossi Ives, Ph.D., is the Founder and Chairman of Tag International Development and Tag Institute for Social Development (www.tagdevelopment.org). He is the author of Goal-Focused Coaching (with Elaine Cox, 2012, Routledge), There Must be a Better Way; Seder Hishtalshelut (a Hebrew work on Kabbalistic cosmology); and the soon-to-be-published book Relationship Coaching.

Kate Loewenthal Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus in Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, Professor of Abnormal Psychology at New York University in London and a Visiting Professor (in Psychology of Religion) at Glyndwr University, Wales and Heythrop College, University of London. Her research interests are in religion, culture and mental health, and she has published over 100 papers and several books, including Religion, Culture and Mental Health (Cambridge University Press, 2007). She is an editor of the journal Mental Health, Religion and Culture.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction: Making a Jewish Contribution to the Social Sciences: What Are Jewish Social Values and Why Do They Matter?

    Pages 1-19

    Ives, Rabbi Dr. Yossi

  • Self-Regulation Among Students: Sharpening the Questions

    Pages 23-49

    Ben-Avie, Dr. Michael, Ph.D.

  • Informing Our Interventions with the Wisdom of the Sages: Biblical and Rabbinic Inspiration for Fostering Sensitivity Towards Individuals with Disabilities

    Pages 51-72

    Silton, Dr. Nava R.

  • Addressing Social Exclusion in Schools and Youth Groups

    Pages 73-87

    Ives, Rivkie

  • Epistemology, Ethics, and Moral Education: A Methodological Justification for a Moral Curriculum Based on Jewish Social Values

    Pages 89-109

    Bedzow, Rabbi Dr. Ira

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-21933-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-21932-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-79370-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applied Jewish Values in Social Sciences and Psychology
Editors
  • Michael Ben-Avie
  • Yossi Ives
  • Kate Loewenthal
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21933-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21933-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21932-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79370-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 283
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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