Comparative Psychology for Clinical Psychologists and Therapists: What Animal Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Psychology

Comparative Psychology for Clinical Psychologists and Therapists: What Animal Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Psychology

by Daniel C. Marston, Terry L. Maple

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Overview

Featuring animal research, from pigeons to primates, this book explains how comparative psychology can enrich our insights into human psychological processes.

Each chapter covers a different clinical disorder or problem commonly encountered by clinical psychologists and therapists, including depression, autism and social communication disorders, substance abuse and obesity, and reviews related research into animal behaviors. Revealing how animal models can grant psychologists a better understanding of the motivations and causes for behaviors that are impossible or challenging to study in humans, the authors suggest interventions, drawn from research findings in comparative psychology, that can effectively address psychological disorders in humans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849057431
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 05/19/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Dr Daniel C. Marston is a licensed psychologist and owner of Marston Psychological Services, LLC. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology and was previously Adjunct Professor at Carlow College, Pittsburgh, PA. He is based in Pennsylvania, USA.

Dr Terry L. Maple is a comparative psychologist. He is Scholar-in-Residence in the Departments of Biology and Psychology at the University of North Florida, Research Professor of Biology and Psychology at Florida Atlantic University and Elizabeth Smithgall Watts Professor of Conservation and Behavior Emeritus at the School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also Professor-in-Residence at Jacksonville Zoo. He is based in Florida, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Learning and Memory. 3. Depression. 4. Aggression. 5. Substance Abuse. 6. Gambling Problems. 7. Autistic Spectrum Disorders. 8. Overeating and Obesity. 9. How a Clinical Psychologist and a Comparative Psychologist See the World. 10. Conclusion.

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