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An outline of abnormal psychology [electronic resource].

By: Bridges, James Winfred, 1885-.
Publisher: Columbus, Ohio : R.G. Adams & co., 1925Edition: 3d ed., rev.Description: 236 p. ; 24 cm.Subject(s): Psychology, Pathological | PsychologyAdditional physical formats: OriginalOnline resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: This outline presents a fairly complete list of the abnormal mental phenomena, it shows how these phenomena are grouped into the syndromes manifested in the various psychoses and neuroses, and it summarizes briefly the most important etiological facts and explanatory theories of the mental anomalies and diseases. An attempt has been made to present in summary the various aspects of this many-sided subject without disproportionate emphasis or neglect of any topic or theory. The purpose of the outline is to serve as a guide for students of abnormal psychology in the absence of a comprehensive text-book. It is hoped that it will be found useful also by those medical students and students of social service who desire a general survey of this field but who have insufficient time for a regular supervised course or for extensive reading of the very much scattered literature. It should of course be regarded as mainly directive and mnemonic; and the references should be consulted for illustration of facts and exposition of theories. A few alterations have been made in this edition and several sections have been added. The section on explanation in Chapter I has been revised, important additions have been made to the chapter on Instinct and Emotion, and the chapters on Intelligence and Personality have been almost entirely rewritten. Other minor changes have been made throughout Part I, while Parts II and III remain practically as before. -- Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
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This outline presents a fairly complete list of the abnormal mental phenomena, it shows how these phenomena are grouped into the syndromes manifested in the various psychoses and neuroses, and it summarizes briefly the most important etiological facts and explanatory theories of the mental anomalies and diseases. An attempt has been made to present in summary the various aspects of this many-sided subject without disproportionate emphasis or neglect of any topic or theory. The purpose of the outline is to serve as a guide for students of abnormal psychology in the absence of a comprehensive text-book. It is hoped that it will be found useful also by those medical students and students of social service who desire a general survey of this field but who have insufficient time for a regular supervised course or for extensive reading of the very much scattered literature. It should of course be regarded as mainly directive and mnemonic; and the references should be consulted for illustration of facts and exposition of theories. A few alterations have been made in this edition and several sections have been added. The section on explanation in Chapter I has been revised, important additions have been made to the chapter on Instinct and Emotion, and the chapters on Intelligence and Personality have been almost entirely rewritten. Other minor changes have been made throughout Part I, while Parts II and III remain practically as before. -- Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)

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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2005. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2005 dcunns.

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