Risky Decision Making in Psychological Disorders

Risky Decision Making in Psychological Disorders

1st Edition - May 1, 2020

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  • Author: Melissa Buelow
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128150030
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128150023

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Risky Decision Making in Psychological Disorders provides readers with a detailed examination of how risky decision making is affected by a wide array of individual psychological disorders. The book starts by providing important background information on the construct of risky decision making, the assessment of risky decision making, and the neuroscience behind such decision making. The Iowa Gambling Task, Balloon Analogue Risk Task, and other behavioral measures are covered, as are topics such as test reliability and the pros and cons of utilizing tasks that have strong practice effects. The book then moves into how risky decision making is affected by specific psychological disorders, such as addictive behaviors, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, sleep disorders, eating disorders, and more.

Key Features

  • Explores how risky decision making is affected by different psychological disorders
  • Examines risky decision making and ADHD, psychosis, mood/anxiety disorders, and more
  • Synthesizes the research on risky decision making
  • Discusses merits/limitations of the Iowa Gambling Task and other behavioral measures
  • Covers risky decision making and its associations with other executive functions

Readership

Researchers and grad students in clinical psychology; mental health clinicians

Table of Contents

  • Section I: The assessment of risky decision making
    Chapter 1. An introduction to risky decision making
    Chapter 2. Measurement methods
    Chapter 3. Reliability and validity
    Chapter 4. Neuroscience and associations with other executive functions

    Section II: Risky decision making across psychological disorders
    Chapter 5. Anxiety: state-dependent stress, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and obsessive–compulsive disorder
    Chapter 6. Disruptions of mood: positive and negative affect, depressive disorders, and bipolar disorders
    Chapter 7. Disordered eating behaviors: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and obesity
    Chapter 8. Sleep deprivation and sleep-related disorders
    Chapter 9. Impulsivity and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Chapter 10. Addictive behaviors: gambling and substances of abuse
    Chapter 11. Schizophrenia and delusional disorders
    Chapter 12. Conclusions and future directions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: May 1, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128150030
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128150023

About the Author

Melissa Buelow

Associate Professor, Ohio State University, where she teaches Introductory Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, and courses in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. Her research program focuses on decision making and other executive functions, specifically investigating emotionally-based decision making, its predictors, and its outcomes. She has authored dozens of papers, is a member of APA’s Division 40, the Association for Psychological Science, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, among other groups, and received the 2015 Thomas J. Evans Teaching Excellence Award for Junior Faculty at The Ohio State University. Associate Professor, Ohio State University, where she teaches Introductory Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, and courses in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. Her research program focuses on decision making and other executive functions, specifically investigating emotionally-based decision making, its predictors, and its outcomes. She has authored dozens of papers, is a member of APA’s Division 40, the Association for Psychological Science, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, among other groups, and received the 2015 Thomas J. Evans Teaching Excellence Award for Junior Faculty at The Ohio State University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Ohio State University, OH, USA

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