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AuthorKrug, Ronald S. author
TitleBehavioral Sciences [electronic resource] / by Ronald S. Krug, Alvah R. Cass
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer US, 1992
Edition Third Edition
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Descript XII, 324p. online resource


There are five separate sections to this book arranged in a logical sequence. Secยญ tion One covers normal phenomenology of human behavior, including issues of learning and growth and development. Section Two addresses the theories of human development (which have implications for problem behavior) as well as the psychosocial issues in health care delivery. The latter are those issues which are not clearly psychopathology, but represent problems in health care delivery which physicians encounter in the normal practice of medicine. Section Three is an overview of psychopathology in both children and adults, and Section Four deals with the diagnosis and intervention issues involved in various forms of psychopathology and problems of living. Section Five is the overview of the difยญ ferent systems of health care delivery and the incidence/prevalence of different health care problems. This is a review text and should not be substituted for more complete texts. The authors do not recommend that this book be used as a course text except to those academic offerings that are specifically directed to an overview of the behavioral sciences. To use this book effectively, the beginning student should start at the first chapter and progress through the text in a systematic fashion. For the more adยญ vanced student the basic information in Sections One and Two might be skipped and they can proceed directly to Sections Three and Four


Section One: Review of Basics of Human Behavior -- I. Assumptions -- II. Definitions and Concepts -- III. Affect and Emotional States -- IV. Memory -- V. Consciousness -- VI. Orientation -- VII. Perception -- VIII. Thinking -- IX. Learning -- X. Intelligence, Mental Retardation, and Aging Effects -- XI. Growth and Development -- XII. Neurophysiologic Considerations -- XIII. Neurotransmitter and Behavior Correlates -- XIV. Selected Psychophysiologic Topics -- Examination Questions and Answers -- Section Two: Theories, Psychosocial Issues -- I. Theories -- II. Sexuality -- III. Substance Abuse -- IV. Alcoholism -- V. Aging -- VI. Death and Dying/Grief and Bereavement -- VII. Attitudes -- VIII. Prejudice -- IX. Subculture Parameters -- X. Psychological Assessment -- XI. Divorce -- XII. Suicide, Homicide, and Other Forms of Violence -- XIII. Social Stress and Physical Concomitants -- Examination Questions and Answers -- Section Three: Psychopathology -- I. Assumptions and Rationale -- II. Defense Mechanisms -- III. Differential Diagnosis Flow Chart -- IV. Major Categories of Psychopathology -- V. Cross Theoretical Comparisons -- VI. Special Problems of Children -- VII. Incidence/Prevalence Statistics of Emotional Illness -- Examination Questions and Answers -- Section Four: Diagnosis and Intervention -- I. Mental Status Examination, Interviewing -- II. Major Treatment Modalities -- III. Group Methods -- IV. Environmental Manipulations -- V. Medical Legal Issues -- Examination-Questions and Answers -- Section Five: Introduction to Health Care Systems -- I. Introduction -- II. The Health of the Nation -- III. Health Manpower -- IV. Ambulatory Care: Traditional Models -- V. Ambulatory Care: Alternative Models -- VI. Institutions for Health Care -- VII. Financing Patient Care -- VIII. Regulation and Quality Assurance -- IX. Comparative Models of Health Care Systems -- X. Final Comments -- XI. Selected Bibliography -- Examination Questions and Answers

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