Abnormal Psychology (Psychology Focus) by Alan Carr

By Alan Carr

This booklet offers a transparent and in-depth account of irregular psychology. It specializes in either scientific descriptions, utilizing illustrative case reviews initially of every part, and at the implications of the most important theoretical views and suitable empirical proof for medical remedy. It presents a really readable and up to date evaluate of issues together with early life behaviour issues, anxiousness, melancholy, schizophrenia, character problems and versions of irregular behaviour. Alan Carr illustrates a systematic method of the knowledge of those elements of irregular psychology. either the content material and elegance of this publication can help scholars comprehend a fancy region of psychology.

Show description

Read or Download Abnormal Psychology (Psychology Focus) PDF

Best neuropsychology books

Literacy and Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The recent calls for of this "computer and know-how age" have targeted overseas consciousness on literacy degrees, on literacy improvement and literacy problems. Governments have introduced courses to minimize literacy problems and help sensible literacy for all. during this context, the wishes of people with serious speech and actual impairments could seem rather small, or even unimportant.

Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness: An Anthology (Advances in Consciousness Research)

Higher-Order (HO) theories of realization have in universal the concept what makes a psychological nation wakeful is that it's the item of a few form of higher-order illustration. This quantity offers fourteen formerly unpublished essays either protecting and criticizing this method of the matter of recognition.

Brain Development and Cognition: A Reader, Second Edition

The 1st variation of this profitable reader introduced jointly key readings within the zone of developmental cognitive neuroscience for college kids. Now up to date on the way to stay alongside of this fast paced box, the quantity comprises new readings illustrating contemporary advancements in addition to up to date models of earlier contributions.

Mind, brain, and schizophrenia

Over the past twenty years, molecular genetics and mind imaging have guided efforts to discover the reasons of schizophrenia. it's turning into more and more transparent that many genes are all for schizophrenia and they engage with different components in very complicated methods, that have now not but been elucidated.

Additional resources for Abnormal Psychology (Psychology Focus)

Example text

She worried about her health and had frequent stomach-aches. She also had wider-ranging fears about the safety of her family. She worried that the house would be struck by lightning, that the river would break its banks and flood the lowlying fens where she lived and that her house would be washed away. She had concerns about the future and worried that she would fail her exams; be unable to find a satisfactory job; fail to find a marital partner or marry an unsuitable person. She reported feeling continually restless and unable to relax.

Behavioural parent training and treatment foster care are the principal formats within which such treatment is offered and there is considerable evidence for the effectiveness of both approaches (Kazdin, 1995; Chamberlain, 1994). Social systems theories Systems theories highlight the role of family systems and broader social systems in the etiology and maintenance of conduct problems. Family systems theory. Within the family therapy tradition, the structural, functional and strategic schools have been most influential in offering a framework for understanding how conduct disorders are maintained by patterns of family interaction and how they may be resolved by intervening in these patterns (Colapinto, 1991; Madanes, 1991; Barton and Alexander, 1981).

Problematic relationships with significant members of the child’s network typify children with conduct disorder. Negative relationships with parents and teachers typically revolve around the youngster’s defiant behaviour, and with peers the problems typically centre on aggression and bullying which is guided by the hostile attributional bias with which conduct-disordered youngsters construe many of their peer relationships. With conduct disorders there may also be problematic relationships with members of the wider community if theft or vandalism has occurred.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.24 of 5 – based on 19 votes