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Title Taking sides. Clashing views on controversial issues in abnormal psychology / selected, edited, and with introductions by Richard P. Halgin
Edition Third edition
Published Guilford, Conn. : McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, [2005]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  616.89 Hal/Tsc 2005  AVAILABLE
Description xxiv, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Part One. Classification and Diagnosis: 1. Is the DSM-IV a useful classification system? 2. Is there gender bias in the DSM-IV? -- Part Two. Psychological Conditions: 3. Is multiple personality disorder a valid diagnosis? 4. Does attention deficit disorder exist? 5. Should all uses of MDMA (ectasy) be prohibited? 6. Does post-abortion syndrome exist? 7. Are repressed memories valid? 8. Should abstinence be the goal for treating people with alcohol problems? -- Part Three. The trend toward biological interventions: 9. Are Prozac and similar antidepressants safe and effective? 10. Are antipsychotic medications the treatment of choice for people with psychosis? 11. Is Ritalin overprescribed? 12. Should psychosurgery be used to treat certain psychological conditions? 13. Should psychologists prescribe medication 14. Is electroconvulsive therapy ethical? -- Part Four. Social Issues: 15. Does media violence promote violent behavior in young people? 16. Is pornography harmful? 17. Is divorce always detrimental to children? 18. Does evolution explain why men rape? 19. Should mental health professionals serve as gatekeepers for physician-assisted suicide? 20. Is sexual orientation converstion therapy ethical?
Summary This debate style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in abnormal psychology. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading pscyhologists and researchers, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework. This new title will be a beneficial tool to encourage critical thinking on important issues concerning abnormal psychology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Mental illness.
Psychology, Pathological.
Author Halgin, Richard P.
LC no. 00002721
ISBN 9780072917093 paperback
Other Titles Clashing views on controversial issues in abnormal psychology
Abnormal psychology
Controversial issues in abnormal psychology