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Seeing both sides : classic controversies in abnormal psychology

"In this unique, intriguing book, Scott O. Lilienfeld presents nineteen issues that have been persistently controversial in abnormal psychology. Each issue is represented by two readings that adopt conflicting, and in some cases diametrically opposite, perspectives." "Seeing Both Sides helps students in the difficult task of navigating their way through the diverse and often opposing viewpoints they so often encounter in abnormal psychology courses." "By presenting this broad sampling of the major controversies in abnormal psychology, Lilienfeld helps readers gain an appreciation (and understanding) of many of the central questions that frequently confront workers in this field. Also, the book helps readers acquire the skills they need to appraise divergent positions on these and related issues - skills they'll use for years to come, long after they've finished their abnormal psychology courses."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, ©1995
Brooks/Cole Pub. Co., Pacific Grove, ©1995
xiii, 496 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
9780534251345, 053425134X
The myth of mental illness / Thomas S. Szasz
Personality disorder is a disease / David P. Ausubel
On being sane in insane places / David L. Rosenhan
On pseudoscience in science, logic in remission, and psychiatric diagnosis: a critique of Rosenhan's "On being sane in insane places" / Robert L. Spitzer
DSM-III: the major achievements and an overview / Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Andrew E. Skodol
The disadvantages of DSM-III outweigh its advantages / George E. Vaillant
A woman's view of DSM-III / Marcie Kaplan
The issue of sex bias in DSM-III:a critique of "A woman's view of DSM-III" by Marcie Kaplan / Janet B. Williams, Robert L. Spitzer
Genetic studies / Eckart R. Straube, Robert D. Oades
Schizophrenia: the clash of determinisms / Richard C. Lewontin, Steven Rose, Leon J. Kamin
Distinguising between anxiety and depressive disorders / Max Hamilton
The relationship between anxiety and depression / Keith S. Dobson
Under the influence: a guide to the myths and realities of alcoholism / James R. Milam, Katherine Ketcham
The diseasing of America: addiction treatment out of control / Thomas A. Fahy
Borderline: an adjective in search of a noun / Hagop S. Akiskal [and others]
The validity of borderline personality disorder: an updated review of recent research / Mark Berelowitz, Alex Tarnopolsky
Sex reassignment: follow-up / Jon K. Meyer, Donna J. Reter
Psychosocial outcomes of sex reassignment surgery / Stephen I. Abramowitz
Childhood depression: a critique of the concept / Monroe M. Lefkowitz, Nancy Burton
Affective disorders in children and adolescents / Maria Kovacs
Meta-analysis of psychotherapy outcome studies / Mary Lee Smith, Gene V. Glass
An analysis of psychotherapy versus placebo studies / Leslie Prioleau, Martha Murdock, Nathan Brody
Cognitive therapy: a 30-year retrospective / Aaron T. Beck
A critique of the theoretical bases of cognitive-behavioral theories and therapy / Deborah C. Beidel, Samuel M. Turner
Individualized behavior therapy for alcoholics / Mark B. Sobell, Linda C. Sobell
Controlled drinking by alcoholics? New findings and reevaluation of a major affirmative study / Mary L. Pendery, Irving M. Maltzman, Jolyon West
The psychopharmacologic treatment of children and adolescents with attention defecit disorder / Mina K. Duncan
Treatment of attentional and hyperactivity problems in children with sympathomimetic drugs: a comprehensive review / Deborah Jacobvitz [and others]
The efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of major depressive disorder / Harold A. Sackeim
"Shock treatment is not good for your brain" / Peter R. Breggin
The insanity defense on trial / Alan A. Stone
If a man be mad: a scientist testifies against the insanity defense / David T. Lykken
The criminality of the mentally ill: a dangerous misconception / Linda A. Teplin
Mental disorder and violent behavior: perceptions and evidence / John Monahan
The case for involuntary hospitalization of the mentally ill / Paul Chodoff
Should psychiatric patients ever be hospitalized involuntarily? Under any circumstances
no / Thomas S. Szasz