Abnormal Psychology Across the Ages, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313398372
  • ISBN-13: 9780313398377
  • DDC: 616.89
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 805 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Compiling current thought from some of the best minds in the field, Abnormal Psychology across the Ages provides essays that reflect on multiple dimensions of abnormal behavior. These experts present biological, psychological, social, cultural, and supernatural perspectives throughout human history on a range of disorders, as well as the global influences on scientific thinking. A fascinating read for anyone in the field of abnormal psychology, from undergraduate students to clinicians, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists, this three-volume work addresses questions such as: What is "abnormal" psychology and thinking? What are the causes, how have we treated it, and how do we treat it now? And how does the culture of the times affect what we perceive as "abnormality"?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Influences of the Greeks and Romans.
2: Perceptions, Thoughts, and Attitudes in the Middle Ages.
3: Abnormal Psychology in the Renaissance.
4: From Colonial Constructs of Abnormality to Emerging Indigenous Perspectives.
5: The Rise of Abnormal Psychology during the Progressive Era: Reflections from an American Scientific Periodical.
6: The Ascent of Psychiatry and Psychology in 1800–1945: Multiple Dimensions of Mental Conditions Emerge.
7: Continuing Explorations of the Multiple Dimensions of the Human Mind: 1950–2000.
8: Reflections on Psychiatry in the Mid-20th Century.
9: A Supernatural Perspective on Psychopathology.
10: Film Portrayal of Psychopathology and Its Treatment.
11: Historical Perspectives on the Nature versus Nurture Debate and Where We Stand Today.
12: Biological Views.
13: Psychosurgery through the Ages: From Lobotomy to Deep Brain Stimulation.
14: Through a Cultural Lens: Psychopathology within and across Borders.
15: Parapsychology, Sects, Cults, and Religious Fundamentalism.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 1 Index.
Title Page.
1: Substance-Related Disorders: Diagnosis, Etiology, and Treatment.
2: History of Psychosis.
3: Anxiety Disorders—A Historical Perspective.
4: Somatoform Disorders.
5: Mood Disorders.
6: Dissociative Disorders.
7: Advances in Eating Disorders.
8: Personality Disorders: Diagnostic Developments and Interventions.
9: Psychological Disorders of Children and Adolescents: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
10: Childhood Trauma: Related Disorders and Treatments.
11: Neurofeedback.
12: Psychotherapy and Psychopathology: Cognitive-Behavioral and Adlerian Treatment Strategies and Interventions.
13: Contemporary Approaches to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: From Neutrality to Empathy.
14: Assimilating/Integrative: The Case of Contemporary Gestalt Therapy.
15: Multi-Person Therapies.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 2 Index.
Title Page.
1: The Dilemma of Abnormality.
2: Modern Views of Mental Illness: Promoting Integration and Decreasing Stigma.
3: The A-B-C's of Psychopharmacology Evaluation and Treatment.
4: Psychometric Foundations of Assessment.
5: Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Psychological Wellness.
6: Child Maltreatment, Trauma-Related Psychopathology, and Memory Development.
7: Institutional Child Sexual Abuse: What Can We Learn from the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church?.
8: Gender and Women's Issues.
9: When Is Grief Pathological? Past, Present, and Future Perspectives.
10: Shifting Historical Perspectives: Examining the International Occurrence of Suicide.
11: The Cost of Mental Illness.
12: Abnormal Psychology across the Ages: Ethical Considerations.
13: Prevention in Mental Illness.
14: Abnormal Psychology in a Multicultural Context.
15: A Global Perspective on the Current State of Abnormal Psychology: Trends, Influences, and Tensions.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 3 Index.
About the Abnormal Psychology Series.