The Rationality of Psychological Disorders

The Rationality of Psychological Disorders : Psychobizarreness Theory

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`Rofe's book is a unique scientific contribution to the understanding of psychopathological phenomena. He does more to unravel the mystery of the underlying causes of psychological disorders than we've seen in a long time. His book The Rationality of Psychological Disorders is a `true endeavor that presents a definite challenge to the scientific community of Psychology'. This book is a must-read for scientists, mental health professionals and others who search for the logic and rationale in the irrational and bizarre.' Elizabeth F. Loftus, University of Washington, Past President, American Psychological Society.
`The notion of repression is crucial to many psychological theories, but serious questions have been raised about it. Indeed, some investigators have questioned whether repression even exists. In this book, Professor Rofe offers provocative ideas concerning repression and its role in psychopathology in general. His ideas merit attention and I can highly recommend his book for both researchers and clinicians.' David S. Holmes, Chancellor and Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 403 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 816.48g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • XXVI, 403 p.
  • 0792379314
  • 9780792379317

Table of contents

List of Tables and Figures. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Shortcomings of Traditional Theories of Psychopathology. 1. Psychoanalysis: Flaws in Repression. 2. Flaws in Behavioral-Cognitive Theories of Fear. 3. Biological Models of Psychopathology: A Critique. Part II: Psychobizarreness Theory. 4. Repression: The Cornerstone of PBT. 5. Choice of Neurotic Symptom. 6. Unawareness: A Self-Deceptive Process. 7. PBT as a Unified Theory of Psychotherapy. 8. Psychoses. 9. Rational-Automatic Theory. 10. Concluding Remarks. References. Index.
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