Perspectives in Abnormal Behavior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080177380, 9781483187167

Perspectives in Abnormal Behavior

1st Edition

Pergamon General Psychology Series

Editors: Richard J. Morris
eBook ISBN: 9781483187167
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 570
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Perspectives in Abnormal Behavior is a compilation of articles in the field of abnormal psychology. An article titled the Myth of Mental Illness discusses the different signs in determining a brain disease. The second article is about the diagnoses of schizophrenia. A section of the article talks about the misconception the public have about the disease and the symptoms associated with schizophrenia. Another part of the second article defines behaviors that are perceived as deviant. The third article in the book is addressed to the reliability of psychiatric diagnoses and covers the advantages and disadvantages of these diagnoses. The subsequent article rejects the method of psychiatric diagnoses and emphasizes the importance of using behavioral analysis in treating patients. The said article enumerates the problems in the diagnostic systems. Topic such as the methods of data collection for a functional analysis is also discussed. The book will be a useful tool for psychologists and academic students.

Table of Contents


Unit I Issues in Identifying Abnormal Behavior


1 The Myth of Mental Illness

2 Schizophrenia as Ideology

3 Psychiatric Diagnosis: A Critique

4 Behavioral Analysis: An Alternative to Diagnostic Classification

Suggested Additional Readings

Unit II Perspectives in the Development of Abnormal Behavior


Psychological Factors

5 Freudian Psychoanalytic Theory

6 A Phenomenological Approach to Adjustment Theory

7 A Social-Learning Explanation of Deviant Behavior

8 Family Dynamics and Origin of Schizophrenia

Suggested Additional Readings

Sociological Factors

9 Social Stratification and Psychiatric Disorders

10 Social Class and Schizophrenia: A Critical Review

11 Studies of Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: Etiology

Suggested Additional Readings

Ecological Factors

12 Population Density and Pathology: What are the Relations for Man

13 Ecological Factors in the Incidence of Schizophrenic and Manic-Depressive Psychoses

Suggested Additional Readings

Anthropological Factors

14 A Cross-Cultural Approach to Mental Health Problems

15 Cultural Factors in the Genesis of Schizophrenia

Suggested Additional Readings

Genetic and Biochemical Factors

16 Genetic Research in the Schizophrenic Syndrome

17 Human Chromosome Abnormalities as Related to Physical and Mental Dysfunction

18 The Biochemistry of Mental Disorders

19 Biochemical Hypotheses and Studies

Suggested Additional Readings

Unit III Drug Usage and Alcoholism


20 Perspectives on Drug Use

21 Marihuana and Health: Summary of Findings

22 LSD-25 Effects on Chromosomes: A Review

23 Ideological Supports to Becoming and Remaining a Heroin Addict

24 Alcoholism

Suggested Additional Readings

UNIT IV Perspectives in the Treatment of Abnormal Behavior



25 Chemotherapy

Suggested Additional Readings

Individual Therapy Approaches

26 Freudian Psychoanalysis

27 The Psychiatric Nurse as a Behavioral Engineer

28 Basic Principles and Practices of Behavior Therapy of Neuroses

29 Phobic Patients: Treatment with the Learning Theory Approach to Implosive Therapy

30 A Theory of Therapy and Personality Change: As Developed in the Client-Centered Framework

Suggested Additional Readings

Group Therapy Approaches

31 The Dynamics of Group Psychotherapy and its Application

32 Preliminary Report on the Application of Contingent Reinforcement Procedures (Token Economy) on a "Chronic" Psychiatric Ward

33 The Process of the Basic Encounter Group

34 Helping Disturbed Children: Psychological and Ecological Strategies

Suggested Additional Readings

Therapy Approaches with Special Populations

35 Treatment of Alcoholism

36 Daytop Lodge—A New Treatment Approach for Drug Addicts

37 Geriatric Behavioral Prosthetics

38 Behavior Modification in Rehabilitation: The Rehabilitation of Special Children

Suggested Additional Readings

Unit V Perspectives in Prevention


39 Community Mental Health: The Search for Identity

40 Emergent Directions in School Mental Health

41 Superpatriot Opposition to Community Mental Health Programs

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Unit VI Reactions to Abnormal Behavior


42 On the Stigma of Mental Illness

43 The Societal Reaction to Deviance: Ascriptive Elements in the Psychiatric Screening of Mental Patients in a Midwestern State

44 On Being Sane in Insane Places

45 Science and Public Policy: The Crime of Involuntary Mental Hospitalization

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Richard J. Morris

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