Key Features

  • A concise textbook concentrating on what the trainee psychiatrist needs to know about psychology - trainees at the moment tend to be unhappy with currently available books.
  • Psychiatric curriculum now lays more emphasis on psychology, psychological formulations and psychotherapeutic interventions, thus increasing the need for a suitable book.
  • Links normal psychological functioning with abnormal psychology/psychopathology, and stresses applications to clinical practice.
  • Written by a psychiatrist with extensive experience of what psychiatry trainees need, rather than by a psychologist as with most of the competition.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Learning and applications of learning theories. Mental abilities: intelligence and its relevance to psychiatry. Personality and its implications for psychiatry. Emotions and emotional disorders. Motivation. Introduction to cognitive psychology. Memory and disorders of memory. Psychological tests and measurements. Behaviour genetics. Social psychology. Aggression. Developmental and life-span psychology. Ethology. Conclusion - a framework for psychiatry.


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© 2005
Churchill Livingstone
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About the author

M. Thambirajah

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Birmingham, UK