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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach , Fifth Edition by David H. Barlow

By David H. Barlow

Irregular PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE procedure, 5th version, is definitely the right textual content that will help you reach your irregular psychology path! Authors Barlow and Durand exhibit you the way mental issues are rooted in a number of elements: organic, mental, cultural, social, familial, or even political. you could try your knowing of subject matters with the text's integrated proposal exams and bankruptcy quizzes. Then, watch the text's built-in case reports come to existence with CengageNOW™ for irregular Psychology, which supplies genuine case profiles to provide you a pragmatic context for the medical findings of the ebook.

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But our efforts always derive from the theories or models of behavior popular at the time. ” Three major models that have guided us date back to the beginnings of civilization. Humans have always supposed that agents outside our bodies and environment influence our behavior, thinking, and emotions. These agents, which might be divinities, demons, spirits, or other phenomena such as magnetic fields or the moon or the stars, are the driving forces behind the supernatural model. In addition, since ancient Greece, the mind has often been called the soul or the psyche and considered separate from the body.

2 For thousands of years, humans have tried to understand and control abnormal behavior. Check your understanding of these historical theories and match them to the treatments used to “cure” abnormal behavior: (a) bloodletting; induced vomiting; (b) patient placed in socially facilitative environments; and (c) exorcism; burning at the stake. 1. Supernatural causes; evil demons took over the victims’ bodies and controlled their behaviors. ______________ 2. The humoral theory reflected the belief that normal functioning of the brain required a balance of four bodily fluids or humors.

17 Freud and Breuer’s theories were based on case observations, some of which were made in a surprisingly systematic way for those times. An excellent example is Breuer’s classic description of his treatment of “hysterical” symptoms in Anna O. in 1895 (Breuer & Freud, 1957). Anna O. was a bright, attractive young woman who was perfectly healthy until she reached 21 years of age. Shortly before her problems Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) is began, her father developed a considered the founder of psychoserious chronic illness that analysis.

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