Introduction to Psychology for Medical Students - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483167824, 9781483195308

Introduction to Psychology for Medical Students

1st Edition

Authors: R. R. Hetherington D. H. Miller J. G. Neville
eBook ISBN: 9781483195308
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 222
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Introduction to Psychology for Medical Students deals with general psychology aimed for medical undergraduate students. The book discusses psychology and its relevance to medicine, particularly on the relation of the mind and the treatment of physical diseases. The authors explain perceiving and imagining; and how perception is dependent on past experience or learning, and the effects of motivation and of mood on perception. The authors also discuss abstract and concrete thinking, emotional use of words, unconscious thinking, creative thinking, learning, and remembering. The unconscious process of forgetting of unwelcome memories is repression, while consciously trying to forget them is suppression. The authors also explain normal conflict, frustration, and reaction to stress including the physical aspects of emotions causing increases in blood pressure, in adrenaline flow, or in blood glucose level. The authors also discuss the hypnotic states, individual susceptibility, the induction of hypnotic states, and their clinical applications. This book is intended for medical undergraduate students, as well as to general readers interested in psychology and human behavior.

Table of Contents




1 Scientific Psychology and Its Relevance to Medicine

2 Perceiving and Imagining

3 Thinking and Language

4 Learning and Remembering

5 Intelligence

6 Physiological Aspects of Perception, Speech and Memory

7 Motivation

8 Normal Conflict, Frustration and Reaction to Stress

9 Personality Traits, Types and Dimensions

10 Physical Aspects of Emotions

11 Physique, Temperament and Psychosomatic Relationships

12 Orientation and Disorientation

13 Sleep

14 The Experience of Pain

15 Hypnotic States

16 The Development of Skills in the First Three Years of Life

17 Childhood

18 Adolescence, Maturity and Old Age

19 Psychological Reactions to Illness and Treatment

20 Interpersonal Relationships in the Hospital

Glossary of Technical Terms




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R. R. Hetherington

D. H. Miller

J. G. Neville

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