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Abnormal Psychology (Psychology Focus) by Alan Carr

By Alan Carr

This e-book provides a transparent and in-depth account of irregular psychology. It specializes in either scientific descriptions, utilizing illustrative case reviews initially of every part, and at the implications of the main theoretical views and appropriate empirical facts for scientific therapy. It presents a truly readable and updated overview of themes together with youth behaviour problems, nervousness, melancholy, schizophrenia, character problems and types of irregular behaviour. Alan Carr illustrates a systematic method of the certainty of those elements of irregular psychology. either the content material and elegance of this ebook may also help scholars comprehend a posh zone of psychology.

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The mother had an extensive history of psychiatric treatment for anxiety disorders and depression.

Attachment theory. Bowlby (1944) pointed out that children who were separated from their primary caretakers for extended periods of time during their first months of life failed to develop secure attachments and so, in later life, did not have internal working models for secure trusting relationships. He referred to such children as displaying affectionless psychopathy. Since moral behaviour is premised on functional internal working models of how to conduct oneself in trusting relationships, such children behave immorally.

Treatment. Treatment involved a series of family sessions and home-school liaison with the parents and school staff. Martin, the father, eventually agreed to drive Barry to school regularly for a month and for a teacher to meet Barry in the car park and bring him into the classroom where he was to sit with two peers and work on a special project for twenty minutes before class started each day. Concurrently, weekly family sessions were held in which progress was assessed; a reward system for school attendance was set up; and the transition to secondary school was discussed.

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