Abnormal Psychology Across the Ages (Abnormal Psychology)

Abnormal Psychology Across the Ages (Abnormal Psychology)

By: Thomas G. Plante (editor)Hardback

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In these three volumes, a team of scholars provides a thoughtful history of abnormal psychology, demonstrating how concepts regarding disordered mental states, their causes, and their treatments developed and evolved across the ages. * Explains historic views on disorders, including causes and treatments such as the belief that depression in women stemmed from "a wandering uterus," homosexuality being categorized a mental disorder, and the "treatment" of various disorders via blood-letting or lobotomy * Explains the advent of psychology/psychiatry/psychologists/psychiatrists; the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the fields' bible of mental disorders and treatments; the evolution of the field; and the political controversies it has faced since its inception * Examines controversial topics across time, ranging from human rights of the mentally disordered to multicultural views on what does and does not constitute a disorder

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About Author

Thomas G. Plante, PhD, ABPP, is the Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J. University Professor and professor of psychology at Santa Clara University, and adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/06/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780313398360
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 835
  • ID: 9780313398360
  • weight: 1819
  • ISBN10: 0313398364

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