Unifying Causality And Psychology: Being, Brain, And Behavior

May 26, 2018|
Unifying Causality And Psychology: Being, Brain, And Behavior by Gerald Young
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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 book approaches unifying psychology as an ongoing project that integrates genetics, experience, evolution, brain, development, change mechanisms, and so on. The book 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 book 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 integrative and original.

Among the topics covered:

Models and systems of causality of behavior.

Nature and nurture: evolution and complexities.

Early adversity, fetal programming, and getting under the skin.

Free will in psychotherapy: helping people believe.

Causality in psychological injury and law: basics and critics.

A Neo-Piagetian/Neo-Eriksonian 25-step (sub)stage model.

Unifying Causality and Psychology appeals to the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, philosophy, neuroscience, 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.


Part A: Core Causality in Behavior.- Section I: Foundations and Models.- Preface.- Brief Book Description and Book Assumptions.- Overview of Book Sections and Chapter by Chapter Overview.- Introducing Causality in Psychology.- Causality in Philosophy; Philosophy in Psychology.- Models and Systems of Causality of Behavior.- Statistical ...
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Title:Unifying Causality And Psychology: Being, Brain, And Behavior
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:950 pages, 10 X 7.01 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:950 pages, 10 X 7.01 X 0 in
Published:May 26, 2018
Publisher:Springer Nature
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319795799

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