Saturday, September 10, 2011

Creative Concepts in Psychology Book Review

Creative Concepts in Psychology An Activity and Case-Based Psychology Approach, written by Andrea Goldstein.

Psychology does not need to be overwhelming or scary. For many students the idea of studying psychology can be a little…nerve-wrecking. The functions of the brain, psychological theory, and core concepts of study can seem like a vast undertaking. the book proves that this material is manageable, fascinating, and totally engaging for students.

Creative Concepts in Psychology: An Activity and Case-based Approach looks at the study of psychology in a different way than more traditional Psychology text. Rather than place the bulk of the emphasis on concepts with only a few end-of-chapter activities, Creative Concepts in Psychology balances theory with application in a meaningful way. Every chapter provides the core pedagogy, but also devotes substantial time and energy to case studies and student activities. By merging these concepts so seamlessly, the ability to both learn and apply is mastered in every chapter.

A successful psychology text not only teaches students, but also empowers them to use those concepts beyond the classroom. Creative Concepts in Psychology: An Activity and Case-based Approach strives to reach past basic understanding to full synthesis by giving students both a thorough understanding of ideas and the chance to see those ideas played out in scenarios that resemble the sorts of things a student may encounter in his or her own life. With titles like “Why am I so Tired?,” “Wild Days,” and “Exhaustion Hurts” the case studies in this text are going to have an impact because they reflect the daily struggles many students encounter
Creative Concepts in Psychology Book Review

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What Is Abnormal Psychology?

Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior, emotion and thought, which may or may not be understood as precipitating a mental disorder. Some occupations like counselors, clinical psychologists and psychotherapists work exactly in this field.

Before we know about what the meaning of abnormal psychology is, we should to know what is the meaning of “abnormal”? Abnormal is not normal, not typical usual or regular or conforming to a norm. But now we are not talking about the norms of a particular group, gender or age. The people are called as an abnormal is they who do something that out of the other people’s behavior.

Normal and abnormal is definitely different. Normal and abnormal is not always having similar connotation as good or bad. Sometimes like someone who is genius, we can call them as the people who has abnormal thing. In this case, this abnormal is mean something’s good. If that abnormal behavior is making someone feel annoyed or it would disturb the other people, it is also called as abnormal psychology and it maybe need some health mental interventions.

Some psychologists or psychiatrists may focus on a single perspective, but many mental health professionals may use or focus to multiple perspectives in order to getting a better treatment for the client. There are some approaches that are used by the mental health professionals. First, that is behavioral approach. It just focuses on the client behavior not the main causes. Second, that is medical approach. It focuses on the mental or the biological illness of the client. It might include genetic inheritance, related physical disorders, infections and chemical imbalances. Third, cognitive approach, it is focus on the client’s internal thought, perception, and reasoning contributes.

How are the abnormal psychologies disorders categorized and defined? The American Psychiatric Association published The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and mental health professionals used it for a variety of purposes. For the question, what are the categories of psychology disorder? Categories of psychological disorders include: Adjustment Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Developmental Disorders, and Cognitive Disorders.

As we know from the information before, the abnormal psychology is not always a bad thing, sometimes it would be a good one. But, if someone have an abnormal behavior which strange and it indicated as something that make someone feel annoyed, so it can be called as the abnormal behavior that need some treatments from the health mental professional.
What Is Abnormal Psychology?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


On this section i will share you about Abnormal Psychology Books, there's a lot book discuss about abnormal psychology, but i only share good/best book i know....

Bleeding to Ease the Pain: Cutting, Self-Injury, and the Adolescent Search for Self {Abnormal Psychology Series}

"Plante features the stories of self-injurers and helps the reader understand the meaning of the injuries, and how to help teens stop" Lori G. Plante

Abnormal Psychology {Edition 14}
"introduces a striking new design, new topics, fresh insights, streamlined writing, and a sharper focus on research in psychopathology have emerged" James N. Butcher

Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology {Edition 6}
"Expanded multicultural coverage including new sociocultural landscape boxes, Expanded coverage of key disorders and topics such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Conduct Disorder, ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders like Asperger s Disorder
Expanded coverage of prevention and of the promotion of mental health
" Ronald J. Comer

Abnormal Psychology: An Integrated Approach {Edition 6}
"Show you how psychological disorders are rooted in multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. You can test your understanding of topics with the text's built-in concept checks and chapter quizzes. Then, watch the book's integrated case studies come to life with Abnormal Psychology CourseMate, which provides real case profiles to give you a realistic context for the scientific findings of the book." David H. Barlow, V. Mark Durand

Sunday, June 5, 2011

aBnoRmAl PSYCHOLOGY Short Description - Mental Disorder

Abnormal psychology or mental disorder is examine about psychological disorder which can be determined by they appearance (symptoms), why they ensue (etiology), how to take care of, and what consequence they have on people’s lives.

Psychological disorder usually ensue infrequently, has unusual act, characterized by misery, and tend to be precarious. It relevance with sets of actions or manner (symptoms) that generate a functional which can be consequence in debasement in people’s lives.

Psychopatology spins around two main points of paradigms for illuminating pschycological disorder, the psychological paradigm and the biological paradigm. The theories which concentrate about humanistic are include on psychological paradigm, meanwhile cognitive and behavioral are reasons and consequences of psychopathology. Whereas, assumptions which reveal more on physical factors, such as genetics and neurochemistry are embrace on the biological paradigm. For instance, hunter-gatherer societies, animists who supposed that people representing unusual act are possessed by wicked spirits.

This thought has been linked with trepanation, which means the rehearsal of cutting a hole into the individual's skull in turn to emit the wicked spirits. Those are several justification by societies about Phsycological disorder.

only on Bachelor in Psychology source : Abnormal Psychology
aBnoRmAl PSYCHOLOGY Short Description - Mental Disorder

Thursday, January 27, 2011


The New Psychology of Love - Interesting Title isn't it ? This book presents the full range of psychological theories on lovebiological, taxonomical, implicit, cultural with the latest research of love and friendship, offer a comprehensive and engaging comparison of contemporary data and theories on Psychology of love.

The book Focusing not on a single point of view but on the entire range of current theories.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

PERFECTIONISM TEST - Perfectionism in Psychology

Perfectionism Test - Perfectionism in Psychology, find out your obsessive personality types. in Psychology Perfectionism is a belief that perfection can and should be attained. In its pathological form, perfectionism is a belief that work or output that is anything less than perfect is unacceptable. At such levels, this is considered an unhealthy belief, and psychologists typically refer to such individuals as maladaptive perfectionists.

Perfectionism can drive people to accomplishments and provide the motivation to persevere in the face of discouragement and obstacles its an extreme of Conscientiousness and can provoke increasing Neuroticism as the perfectionist's expectations are not met.

perfectionism test

You Can tested it, are you perfectionism or not on Discoveryhealth : Perfectionism Test Abridge just answer 15 Questions and done!. Good Luck
PERFECTIONISM TEST - Perfectionism in Psychology

Thursday, December 30, 2010


 mind and behaviour ebook
Psychology Ebook A Graphic Guide to Your Mind And Behavior by Nigel Benson, on this book, you will learn about what is psychology and other psych history,  explore psychology study and on the other words, its "an Introduction Knowledge about psychology" explaining what the subject has been in the past and what it is now

The sections within psychology are described, including Introspection, Bio psychology, Psychoanalysis, Behaviorism, Comparative Animal Psychology, Cognitive Approaches , Social Psychology