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LIBRARY GUIDE TO MDM2 9322 - Behavioral Science

BRS Behavioral Science, 7th edition by Barbara Fadem (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2016)
5 print reference copies are also available in the Medical Library Quiet Study Room.
Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide, 5th edition by Lawrence S. Neinstein (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008) (Books@Ovid)

Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice, 3rd edition by Mitchell D Feldman et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2008) (AccessMedicine)

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics by Robert Voight (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011)

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care, 2nd edition, edited by Steven Parker (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005) (Books@Ovid)

Handbook of Behavioral Medicine: Methods and Applications by A. Steptoe (Springer, 2010)

Hazzard's Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 6th edition by Jeffrey B. Halter et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2009) (AccessMedicine)

Problem-based Behavioral Science and Psychiatry edited by Anthony Guerrero et al (eds) (Springer, 2008)
AAP. HealthyChildren.org - rich resource for developmental milestones, parenting tips, etc.

CDC. Child Development - rich and extsensive resource on developmental milestones, parenting tips, etc.

Child Trends Research - comprehensive listing of Child Trends research and reports related to topics in child development including well being, health, education, and more.

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Children and Terrorism Social Policy Report - this white paper explores the impact on children of living in a world of terrorism as well as the effects on parents, policymakers, and others.

National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) - Healthy Child Development State Resource Center is a "one-stop shop for state and national tools related to healthy child development policies and practices intended to improve early identification of developmental concerns among children birth to age 8." Includes links to screening, measurement, and evaluation tools as well as training materials for health care providers.

PBS Frontline. Medicating Kids (ADHD) - five part video series following four Colorado families and their decision to medicate their ADHD children

PBS Frontline. Inside the Teenage Brain - 52-minute streaming video

PBS Parents. Baby & Toddler. Child Development Tracker - developmental milestones for ages 1 - 8.

PBS Parents. Understanding and Raising Boys - strategies on how to raise boys for parents focusing on issues of aggression, emotions, and more

PBS Parents. Understanding and Raising Girls - strategies and stories for parents on how to raise girls focusing on issues of body image, self-confidence, and social conduct

TEDx Talks. Media & Children - From TEDx 2011, Dimitri Christaki, pediatrician and researcher, shares his insights on the effects of media on children's brains.

Anzman-Frasca S, Stifter CA, Birch LL. Temperament and childhood obesity risk: a review of the literature. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2012;33(9):732-745.
The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood, 1st ed edited by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett (2016)
  • 1 print reference copy available in the Medical Library Quiet Study & 1 circulating copy available for checkout, Kresge Library 3rd Floor, HQ 799.5 .O94 2016.
Arnett JJ. Emerging adulthood: A theory of development from the late teens through the twenties. American Psychologist. 2000;55(5):469-480.
AARP. Health Effects of Social Isolation - series of video clips from Dr. Berkman of Harvard exploring the health consequences of isolation in our aging population.

Henry Ford Hospital. Hearing Loss Simulator - excellent tool for understanding the experiences of those with hearing loss. Listen to how a variety of sounds with varying levels of hearing ability actually sound from those with hearing loss. 

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The Conversation Project - dedicated to helping people talk about end-of-life wishes with their loved ones

NBC News. The Coming Alzheimer's Crisis Infographic

PBS Frontline. Living Old - "A powerful and intimate journey into the uncharted territory of Americans living longer than ever - and what it means for them, their loved ones and our society." Watch the streaming video (54-minutes), read the stories and interviews, learn about the issues on the accompanying website.

Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends. Growing Old in America: Expectations vs. Reality - read the overview and executive summary of this important report.

Still Alice (2014) Trailer - Hollywood depiction of a woman with early onset Alzheimers starring Julianne Moore.

TEDx Talks. Battle with Alzheimer's Disease. At TEDx 2011, Dr. Zahra Moussavi, a Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering discusses her special interest and research in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's and neurorehabilitation discusses.
PBS Frontline. Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts - 55-minute documentary showcasing the social and economic threats of this major public health crisis.

PBS Frontline. Being Mortal - 55-minute superb documentary from Atul Gawande, MD a Harvard surgeon and author about end-of-life conversations.

PBS News. How Caring for a Dying Husband Made Life Worth Living - a moving, 3-minute news feature showcasing one woman's story of caring for her husband in his last months battling cancer.

PBS This Emotional Life. Grief & Loss - provides overviews of grief and types of loss, videos, and recommendations on getting help.

TEDx Talks. A Daughter to Father Heart-to-Heart - 18-minute video featuring veteran and writer Tom Brokaw and his daughter, Jennifer, discussing the need for honest dialogue about end-of-life care issues, such as living wills, health directives, and more, among families and with healthcare providers.
AARP. Caregiving Resource Center - resources and advice for caregivers

National Alliance for Caregiving - nonprofit organization with resources for both family caregiver and professionals

TEDx Talks. All Alzheimer's Caregivers are Not Created Equal - From TEDx 2012, Lyda C. Arévalo-Flechas, PhD, MSN, RN presents her research on the factors influencing Latino/Hispanic caregivers' perception of the experience of caring for a relative with Alzheimer's disease.
The Invisible War - Academy Award nominated documentary on sexual assault in the miliary. This is an accompanying website offering information on how to get involved.

National Center for PTSD - From the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, this website includes information for both the public and healthcare professionals on PTSD including overviews of the condition, recent research and publications, and links to open courses, videos, and toolkits.
  • Professional Section - includes training materials as well as information and tools to help health care professionals with assessing and treating PTSD.

PBS. When Women Come Marching Home - 56-minute documentary exploring PTSD in women veterans (DVD available for checkout from the Kresge Library Checkout Desk - DVD 4750. Checkout time is 3 days for students.)

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalvan (2012) - Watch the video trailer for the book about the journey of a Iraqi war captain plagued by war wounds and PTSD.
Question Banks:
Board Vitals: 133 questions availabe in the Behavioral, Cultural, Ethics, Environmental and Psychosocial combined category. To access: Register for a free account using your Oakland email address and follow the email confirmation instructions.

ExamMaster Online: 203 USMLE Step 1 Board Preparation questions available on Behavioral Sciences      

USMLE Easy: 50 Step 1 Exam-style questions available Behavioral Sciences

First Aid for the Basic Sciences - General Principles: Chapter 2 covers behavioral sciences
  • 3 print reference copies also available in the Medical Library Quiet Study Room

Print Resources:
Two print reference copies are available in the Medical Library Quiet Study Room unless otherwise noted.
  • Behavioral Sciences Made Ridiculously Simple by Frederick Sierles (1998)
  • Deja Review Behavioral Science by Gene Quinn (2010)
  • High Yield Brain & Behavior by Barbara Fadem (2008)
  • High Yield Behavioral Science by Barbara Fadem (2013)
  • Rapid Review Behavioral Science by Vivian Stevens (2007)
  • Underground Clinical Vignettes: Behavioral Science by Todd Swanson et al (2007)
  • USMLE Step 1 Secrets - Chapter 24 covers behavioral sciences
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Nancy Bulgarelli
Medical Library Director

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Stephanie Swanberg
Associate Professor

Research Assistance
  • by phone at 248-370-3772
  • via email at medref@oakland.edu
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Research Consultation

Call us or use our Research Consultation Calendar to request a one-on-one meeting with a medical librarian to discuss in-depth information needs such as the literature search for your Capstone project.
AAP. Children & Disasters: Disaster Preparedness to Meet Children's Needs - information from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. ACE Reporter Newsletter Archive - download the latest newsletters and publications for up-to-date findings from this longitudinal study from the CDC and Kaiser Permanente.

CDC. Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention - free online course

Maternal & Child Health Library (Georgetown University) Knowledge Paths are selections of current, high-quality resources on preventing, identifying, and responding to interpersonal violence. Guides include Child Maltreatment, Dating Violence Among Adolescents, and Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence.

PBS. Helping Children with Scary News - Set of short videos with Mr. Rogers on helping parents and caregivers talk to children about their fears.

PBS. A Path Appears - this three-part video series follows the stories women facing prostitution, domestic violence, teen pregancy, and child labor in our own country and beyond. Companion website with links to engagement and educational materials also available. (DVD available for checkout from the Kresge Library Checkout Desk - DVD 4558. Checkout time is 3 days for students.)

PBS. Talking with Kids About News - Excellent website that is useful for parents to understand how to talk about traumatic events with their children.

TED. How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime - a short, 15-minute talk from Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician.
Brave Miss World (88 min) - This award winning documentary on sexual violence "explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist." (DVD available for checkout from the Kresge Library Checkout Desk - DVD 4673. Checkout time is 3 days for students.)

CDC-TV. Break the Silence: Stop the Violence - 4-minute streaming video on date violence

Maternal & Child Health Library (Georgetown University) Knowledge Paths are selections of current, high-quality resources on preventing, identifying, and responding to interpersonal violence. Guides
include Intimate Partner Violence: Resources for Victims and Families

NBC News. Campus Sexual Assaults - quick, 2-minute video on the prevalence of sexual assaults on college campuses

PBS. A Death in St. Augustine - 53-minute documentary on domestic violence.
American Public Health Association (APHA). Gun Violence Issues & Topics page - includes APHA policy statements, facts, links to articles, research, and news related to gun violence.

CDC. Violence Prevention - contains excellent resources on child, youth, community, intimate partner, and elder abuse.

CNN Guns Project - Tracks shooting incidents across the U.S. each day to highlight stories about community violence. Also includes illustrative statistics.

National Library of Medicine. Health Services Research Information Central - Domestic Violence Topic Page - a comprehensive website of the latest news and research on domestic violence. Includes data, statistics, assessment tools, links to publications, key organizations, training opportunities, clinical guidelines, and more.

PBS. After Newtown: Guns in America - website accompanying the special week-long Frontline series. View video clips and read about the issues.

Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. Policy statement -- Child abuse, confidentiality, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Pediatrics. 2010;125(1):197-201.

Felitti VJ, Anda RF, Nordenberg D et al. The relationship of adult health to childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 1998;14(4):245-258.

Moninger J. Guns Within Reach. Parents Magazine. May 2013.

Porcerelli JH, West PA, Binienda, J, Cogan R. Physical and psychological sypmptoms in emotionally abused and non-abused women. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2006; 19(2):201-4.

Yang J, Eggers C, Connor T. 'No rules any more': Chicago violence hits hard at suburban hospital. NBC News. August 19, 2013.
Child Trends. Early Childhood Highlights - The Effects of Homelessness on Young Children. 2012 report from Child Trends, the non-profit research center specializing in research and data related to children and youth.

Dateline. Breathless - short documentary exploring the impact of poverty on childhood asthma.

Detroit Free Press. Heart & Sole: Detroiter Walks 21 Miles in Work Commute. February 3, 2015.

PBS Frontline. Poor Kids - 53-minute streaming video on poverty through the eyes of children

PBS Frontline. Two American Families - 83-minute streaming video examining the impact of poverty on two families over 20 years

California Newsreel. Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? - watch clips from this important documentary highlighting the effects of social issues such as wealth, ethnicity, race, and environment on our lives.

Center for Hunger Free Communitiies

SBIRT. Boston University School of Public Health provides educational resources for physicians to discuss health behavior changes with their patient

A Place at the Table - provides information on childhood hunger and encourages involvement in this national issue
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School - Shared Decision Making Activity includes discussion questions, videos, and case scenarios

Institute for Healthcre Improvement. Patient Centered Care: Rebecca Bryson's Story - short, 9-minute video on challenges faced by patients in the healthcare system.

North Carolina Program on Health Literacy: The Teach Back Method

PBS Frontline. Chasing Heroin - Two-hour documentary investigating the heroin crisis in America.

PBS. Rx: The Quiet Revolution - Journey across America in this documentary film highlighting how medical practice is being changed by putting the patient first (DVD available for checkout from the Kresge Library Checkout Desk - DVD 4749)

Rana Awdish, physician and author of In Shock, talks about development of empathy and resilience after her own critical illness.

Remaking American Medicine DVD available for checkout from the Kresge Library Checkout Desk - DVD 4232. Checkout time is 3 days for students.

Society of Hospital Medicine - MARQUIS: Medication Reconciliation Resource Center includes links and information on medication safety such as safety pocket cards, videos, and guidelines.

van Dulmen S, Sluijs E, van Dijk L, de Ridder D, Heerdink R, Bensing J. Patient adherence to medical treatment: a review of reviews. BMC Health Services Research. 2007;7(55).
Keim B. Is multitasking bad for us? - read the article on the PBS Nova website


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