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The Rationality of Psychological Disorders : Psychobizarreness Theory - Yacov Rofe

The Rationality of Psychological Disorders

Psychobizarreness Theory

Hardcover Published: 30th September 2000
ISBN: 9780792379317
Number Of Pages: 403

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RofA(c)'s book is a unique scientific contribution to the understanding of psychopathological phenomena. He does more to unravel the mystery of the underlying causes of psychological disorders than we've seen in a long time. His book The Rationality of Psychological Disorders is a true endeavor that presents a definite challenge to the scientific community of Psychology'. This book is a must-read for scientists, mental health professionals and others who search for the logic and rationale in the irrational and bizarre.' Elizabeth F. Loftus, University of Washington, Past President, American Psychological Society. The notion of repression is crucial to many psychological theories, but serious questions have been raised about it. Indeed, some investigators have questioned whether repression even exists. In this book, Professor RofA(c) offers provocative ideas concerning repression and its role in psychopathology in general. His ideas merit attention and I can highly recommend his book for both researchers and clinicians.' David S. Holmes, Chancellor and Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas.

List of Tables and Figuresp. xi
Forwardp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgementsp. xxv
Shortcomings of Traditional Theories of Psychopathology
Psychoanalysis: Flaws in Repressionp. 3
The Unconscious Systemp. 4
Forgetting and Permanency of Memoryp. 14
Pathogenic Effect of Repressionp. 19
Discussionp. 24
Flaws in Behavioral-Cognitive Theories of Fearp. 33
Behavioral Modelsp. 33
Cognitive Modelsp. 47
Non-Associative Account of Fearp. 56
Discussionp. 58
Biological Models of Psychopathology: A Critiquep. 61
Neurosisp. 61
Psychosisp. 77
Discussionp. 85
Psychobizarreness Theory
Introductionp. 93
Repression: The Cornerstone of PBTp. 95
Definitionp. 95
Normal Repressionp. 96
Pathological Repressionp. 98
Diagnosis of Bizarrenessp. 103
Emotional Function of Bizarrenessp. 105
Case Studiesp. 107
Discussionp. 115
Choice of Neurotic Symptomp. 119
The Preliminary Stagep. 120
The Symptom Adoption Stagep. 124
Controllabilityp. 124
Availabilityp. 140
Cost-Benefitp. 159
Discussionp. 168
Unawareness: A Self-Deceptive Processp. 171
Definitionp. 171
Generation of Unawarenessp. 174
Preservation of Unawarenessp. 181
Stabilization of Unawarenessp. 192
Exceptional Casesp. 201
Discussionp. 206
PBT as a Unified Theory of Psychotherapyp. 209
Introductionp. 209
Behavioral Therapyp. 212
Cognitive Therapyp. 235
Informal Therapyp. 242
Psychoanalysisp. 246
Drug Therapyp. 249
Discussionp. 251
Psychosesp. 255
Definitionp. 255
Schizophreniap. 256
Typical Schizophreniap. 258
Paranoid Schizophreniap. 273
Catatonic/Schizoaffective Disordersp. 278
Bipolar Disorderp. 283
A Unified Therapeutic Theory of Psychosesp. 287
Discussionp. 295
Rational-Automatic Theoryp. 299
Theoretical Foundationsp. 301
Facilitating/Inhibiting Factors of Conditioningp. 305
Spontaneous Conditioning Methodp. 309
Resistance to Extinctionp. 313
Discussionp. 314
Concluding Remarksp. 317
Referencesp. 323
Indexp. 397
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ISBN: 9780792379317
ISBN-10: 0792379314
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 403
Published: 30th September 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.26  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.84

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