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Abnormal Psychology across the Ages
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  • Thomas G Plante, PhD, ABPP, Santa Clara University
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. Compiling current thought from some of the best minds in the field, Abnormal Psychology across the Ages provides essays that reflect on multiple dimensions of abnormal behavior. These experts present biological, psychological, social, cultural, and supernatural perspectives throughout human history on a range of disorders, as well as the global influences on scientific thinking. A fascinating read for anyone in the field of abnormal psychology, from undergraduate students to clinicians, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists, this three-volume work addresses questions such as: What is "abnormal" psychology and thinking? What are the causes, how have we treated it, and how do we treat it now? And how does the culture of the times affect what we perceive as "abnormality"?
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Praeger / ABC-CLIO

Volume 1: History and Conceptualization

Volume 2: Disorders and Treatments

Volume 3: Future Directions and Current Trends

Citation Information
Thomas G Plante. Abnormal Psychology across the Ages. (2013)
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