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By David H. Barlow

ISBN-10: 0495095567

ISBN-13: 9780495095569

Irregular PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE method, 5th variation, is the proper textual content that can assist you reach your irregular psychology path! Authors Barlow and Durand exhibit you ways mental problems are rooted in a number of elements: organic, mental, cultural, social, familial, or even political. you could try out your realizing of issues with the text's integrated thought exams and bankruptcy quizzes. Then, watch the text's built-in case reports come to lifestyles with CengageNOW™ for irregular Psychology, which supplies genuine case profiles to offer you a pragmatic context for the medical findings of the booklet.

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How many people in the population as a whole suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder? ______________ THE SUPERNATURAL TRADITION Demons and Witches One strong current of opinion put the causes and treatment of psychological disorders squarely in the realm of the supernatural. During the last quarter of the 14th century, religious and lay authorities supported these popular superstitions and society as a whole began to believe more strongly in the reality and power of demons and witches. The Catholic Church had split, and a second center, complete with a Stress and Melancholy An equally strong opinion, even during this period, reflected the enlightened view that insanity was a natural phenomenon, caused by mental or emotional stress, and that it was curable (Alexander & Selesnick, 1966; Maher & Maher, 1985a).

Strangely, this approach sometimes worked; that is, the most disturbed, oddly behaving individuals would suddenly come to their senses and experience relief from their symptoms, if only temporarily. Naturally, this was reinforcing to the therapist, so snake pits were built in many institutions. Many other treatments based on the hypothesized therapeutic element of shock were developed, including dunkings in ice-cold water. Mass Hysteria Another fascinating phenomenon is characterized by large-scale outbreaks of bizarre behavior.

At other times he couldn’t remember who or what he was. He became fearful and enraged whenever he saw his own royal coat of arms and would try to destroy it if it was brought near him. The people of Paris were devastated by their leader’s apparent madness. Some thought it reflected God’s anger, because the king failed to take up arms to end the schism in the Catholic Church; others thought it was God’s warning against taking up arms; and still others thought it was divine punishment for heavy taxes (a conclusion some people might make today).

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