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Risky Decision Making in Psychological Disorders - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128150023, 9780128150030

Risky Decision Making in Psychological Disorders

1st Edition

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Author: Melissa Buelow
Paperback ISBN: 9780128150023
eBook ISBN: 9780128150030
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th May 2020
Page Count: 412
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Description

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

1. Introduction to Risky Decision Making
2. Measurement of Risky Decision Making
3. Reliability and Validity of Risky Decision Making Tasks
4. Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making
5. Associations with other Executive Functions
6. Addictive Behaviors
7. Schizophrenia
8. Anxiety Disorders
9. Mood Disorders
10. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
11. Eating Disorders
12. Sleep Disorders
13. Dementia Versus Normal Aging
14. Traumatic Brain Injury
15. Movement Disorders
16. Epilepsy and Stroke
17. Pain

Details

No. of pages:
412
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2020
Published:
5th May 2020
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128150023
eBook ISBN:
9780128150030

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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