Clinical Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies

Clinical Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies

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Clinical Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies traces 14 ground-breaking studies by researchers such as Leo Kanner, David T. Lykken and Aaron T. Beck to re-examine and reflect on their findings and engage in a lively discussion of the subsequent work that they have inspired. Revisiting the Classic Studies is a series of texts that introduces readers to the studies in psychology that changed the way we think about core topics in the discipline today. It provokes students to ask more interesting and challenging questions about the field by encouraging a deeper level of engagement, both with the details of the studies themselves and with the nature of their contribution. Written by researchers at the cutting edge of these developments, the chapters in each text provide details of the original works, as well as their theoretical and empirical impact.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 13.72mm | 460g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • First Edition
  • 1526428121
  • 9781526428127
  • 1,127,103

Table of contents

Defining "Insanity" - Building on Rosenhan (1973) - Richard Bentall
The Experimental Study of Mental Health Problems - Building on Watson & Rayner (1920) - Dirk Hermans, Yannick Boddez & Bram Vervliet
The Origins of Cognitive Therapy - Building on Beck (1964) - Adrian Whittington
Defining Autistic Spectrum Disorder - Building on Kanner (1943) - David Mason, Vicki Grahame & Jacqui Rodgers
Cognitive Models of Depression - Building on Beck (1987) - Clara Strauss
Trauma and Repressed Memories - Building on Williams (1995) - Gail Goodman, Samara Wolpe & Lauren Gonzalvez
Negative Automatic Thoughts and Mental Health - Building on Wenzlaff, Klein & Wegner (1991) - Maree Abbott & Alice Norton
Learned Helplessness & Depression - Building on Seligman (1974) - Louise Waddington
Panic Disorder as a Psychological Problem - Building on Clark (1986) - Christine Purdon
Cognitive-Behavioural Analyses of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Building on Salkovskis (1985) - Ed Watkins
Depression as an Attributional Style - Building on Alloy, Lipman & Abramson (1992) - Filippo Varese & Gillian Haddock
The Diathesis-Stress Model of Psychosis - Building on Brown & Birley (1968) - Scott Koenig and Yu Gao
The Antisocial Personality - Building on Lykken (1957) - Rudi Dallos
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Review quote

This edited book introduces a broad range of topics relevant to clinical psychology. It takes a unique approach, with each chapter focusing on a study that provided crucial insights or brought about a step change to the field. The result is an informative introduction to clinical psychology, grounded in historically important research. -- Helen Dodd The book is genius! The contributors to this very valuable resource have invested a good deal of time, effort and themselves, in order to present to interested parties an amalgamation of the pioneering research undertaken by key historical figures, that has acted as a catalyst in shaping the evolution of clinical psychology today in terms of research, policy and evidence-based practice. -- Dr. Noreen Caswell Graham Davey has drawn together a group of well-informed authors to critically review the impact of key studies on endeavors to understand and help people in distress. This book offers an essential overview for students in healthcare professions, while offering practitioners the opportunity to reflect on their practice and challenge underlying assumptions.

-- Simon Easton, Chartered and Clinical Psychologist Vital read! This book reminds us of how far we have come in the discipline and how far we have yet to go! An invaluable addition to a psychologists bookshelf. -- Dr Clare Elmi-Glennan It is only by understanding the past that we can truly appreciate the progress that has been made and how new ways of thinking then, and now, have to occur for progress in clinical psychology to continue. This book provides an excellent account of key studies that changed our understanding of mental health and clinical psychology. It is an easy book to dip into and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about each ground-breaking study and learning how much influence and impact each one has had on current knowledge. If you want an insight into research and theories that have shaped contemporary clinical psychology then this is the book to read. -- Dr Lynn McInnes CPsychol SFHEA AFBPS
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About Graham C.L. Davey

I moved to the University of Sussex in 1994 to become Professor of Psychology in the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences. Prior to that I was Professor of Psychology at The City University in London. I was the Subject Chair of Psychology from 1994 until April 2002. I have also held a number of offices in the British Psychological Society, including Chair of the Standing Conference Committee (1991-95), Honorary Editor of 'The Psychologist' (1988-92), and President of the Society (2002-3). I have also been chair of the Society's Board Of Trustees, Council, and Investigatory Committee. I have held a number of editorial posts with journals such as 'Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology' and 'Behaviorial & Brain Sciences'. I am currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Experimental Psychopathology (

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