Unifying Causality and Psychology: Being, Brain, and Behavior – eBook


  • Author: Gerald Young
  • File Size: 9 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 950 pages
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publication Date: May 17, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3319240927
  • ISBN-13: 9783319240923
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This magistral treatise approaches the integration of psychology through the study of the multiple causes of normal and dysfunctional behavior. Causality is the focal point reviewed across disciplines. Using diverse models, the ebook Unifying Causality and Psychology: Being, Brain, and Behavior (PDF) approaches unifying psychology as an ongoing project that integrates experience, genetics, development, change mechanisms, evolution, brain, and so on. The ebook includes in its integration-free will, epitomized as freedom in being. It pinpoints the role of the self in causality and the freedom we have in determining our own behavior. The ebook deals with disturbed behavior, as well, and tackles the DSM-5 approach to mental disorder and the etiology of psychopathology. Young examines all these topics with a critical eye, and gives many innovative ideas and models that will stimulate thinking on the topic of psychology and causality for decades to come. It is truly very integrative and original.

Among the topics covered:

  • Models and systems of causality of behavior.
  • Nature and nurture: evolution and complexities.
  • Free will in psychotherapy: helping people believe.
  • A Neo-Piagetian/Neo-Eriksonian 25-step (sub)stage model.
  • Causality in psychological injury and law: basics and critics.
  • Early adversity, fetal programming, and getting under the skin.

Unifying Causality and Psychology appeals to the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, epidemiology, genetics, law, the social sciences and humanistic fields, in general, and other mental health fields. Its level of writing makes it appropriate for graduate courses, as well as researchers and practitioners.

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