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Taking sides. Clashing views in abnormal psychology

Author: Richard P Halgin
Publisher: Dubuque, IA : McGraw Hill Contemporary Learning Series, ©2007.
Series: McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

Presents controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. This book features issues which are framed with an issue summary,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Halgin
ISBN: 9780073514987 0073514985
OCLC Number: 64038676
Description: xxiv, 440 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART 1. Psychological conditions and treatments --
Should individuals with anorexia nervosa have the right to refuse life-sustaining treatment? --
Is psychological debriefing a harmful intervention for survivors of trauma? --
Are blocked and recovered memories valid phenomena? --
Is multiple personality disorder a valid diagnosis? --
Does Attention Deficit Disorder exist? --
Should all uses of MDMA (Ecstasy) be prohibited? --
Should abstinence be the goal for treating people with alcohol problems? --
PART 2. The trend toward biological interventions --
Are Prozac and similar antidepressants safe and effective? --
Are antipsychotic medications the treatment of choice for people with psychosis? --
Is Ritalin overprescribed? --
Should psychologists prescribe medication? --
Is electroconvulsive therapy ethical? --
PART 3. Social issues --
Is sexual orientation conversion therapy ethical? --
Does exposure to media violence promote aggressive behavior? --
Is pornography harmful? --
Is divorce always detrimental to children? --
Does evolution explain why men rape? --
Should mental health professionals serve as gatekeepers for physician-assisted suicide?
Series Title: McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Other Titles: Clashing views in abnormal psychology
Abnormal psychology
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with introductions by Richard P. Halgin.


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