Psychology in Medicine

Psychology in Medicine

1st Edition - August 17, 1992

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  • Author: I.C. McManus
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183763

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Psychology in Medicine focuses on the academic and applied discipline that involves the scientific study of mental functions and behaviors. This book stresses that the method of study known as surface learning, with its emphasis on rote-learning, will not work well in studying the behavioral sciences. Instead deep learning, with its emphasis on ideas and principles, is required. This text discusses the basic processes of psychology and general applications of psychology to medicine. Other topics include child development, Freud and emotional development, personal construct theory, and doctor-patient communication. The models of mental illness, neuropsychology, and mental retardation are also described. This publication is intended for psychologists, medical practitioners, and students researching on psychology and its factors.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    1 Introduction

    Basic Processes

    2 Perception and Sensation

    3 Learning

    4 Memory

    5 Cognition

    6 Language

    7 Intelligence

    8 Personality

    9 Emotion

    10 Child Development

    11 Freud and Emotional Development

    12 Attitudes

    13 Personal Construct Theory

    14 Group Processes

    General Applications to Medicine

    15 Doctor-Patient Communication

    16 Diagnosis

    17 Aging

    18 Death, Dying and Bereavement

    19 Sleep

    20 Pain

    21 Drugs: Placebos, Addiction And Abuse

    22 Stress, Anxiety and Psychosomatic Disease

    23 Neuropsychology

    Specific Applications to Medicine

    24 Smoking

    25 Alcohol

    26 Eating And Obesity

    27 Models Of Mental Illness

    28 The Neuroses

    29 Depression

    30 Schizophrenia

    31 Mental Retardation

    Further Reading


Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1992
  • Published: August 17, 1992
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183763

About the Author

I.C. McManus

About the Editor

Peter Richards

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

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