The Interface of Social and Clinical Psychology: Key Readings / Edition 1

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Virtually every major area of interest in social psychology has implications for understanding, diagnosing, and treating emotional and behavioral problems. The intent of this volume of readings is to locate published articles that apply important theories and concepts from social psychology to the study of psychological difficulties. Sub-sections involve social cognition, attitudes and attitude change, social influence, interpersonal relationships, self and identity and group behavior.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841690872
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/25/2003
  • Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 398
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Pt. 1 Introduction 1
An Introduction to Social-Clinical Psychology 3
Reading 1 Progress Toward a Viable Interface Between Social and Clinical-Counseling Psychology 11
Pt. 2 Social Psychological Processes in the Development and Maintenance of Emotional and Behavioral Problems 25
Reading 2 Behavioral and Characterological Attributional Styles as Predictors of Depression and Loneliness: Review, Refinement, and Test 27
Reading 3 Explanatory Style, Expectations, and Depressive Symptoms 44
Reading 4 Self-Regulation Failure: An Overview 51
Reading 5 Catastrophizing and Untimely Death 70
Reading 6 Schizophrenic Patients in the Psychiatric Interview: An Experimental Study of Their Effectiveness at Manipulation 78
Reading 7 Drug Choice as a Self-Handicapping Strategy in Response to Noncontingent Success 85
Reading 8 Social Contagion of Binge Eating 99
Reading 9 The Role of Low Self-Esteem in Emotional and Behavioral Problems: Why Is Low Self-Esteem Dysfunctional? 116
Reading 10 Marital Satisfaction, Depression, and Attributions: A Longitudinal Analysis 129
Reading 11 Interpersonal Concomitants and Antecedents of Depression Among College Students 147
Reading 12 Social Confirmation of Dysphoria: Shared and Private Reactions to Depression 162
Reading 13 Implications of Rejection Sensitivity for Intimate Relationships 173
Pt. 3 Social Psychological Processes in the Perception and Diagnosis of Psychological Problems 199
Reading 14 On Being Sane in Insane Places 201
Reading 15 A Patient by Any Other Name...: Clinical Group Differences in Labeling Bias 216
Reading 16 When Counselors Confirm: A Functional Analysis 225
Reading 17 The Mythology of Psychopathology: A Social Cognitive View of Deviance, Difference, and Disorder 240
Reading 18 Lessons from Social Psychology on Discrediting Psychiatric Stigma 258
Pt. 4 Social Psychological Processes in Clinical Treatment and Psychological Change 275
Reading 19 American Psychotherapy in Perspective (Excerpt from Persuasion and Healing) 277
Reading 20 The Scientific Study of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Unificationist View 290
Reading 21 Disclosure of Traumas and Immune Function: Health Implications for Psychotherapy 301
Reading 22 Cognitive Dissonance and Psychotherapy: The Role of Effort Justification in Inducing Weight Loss 313
Reading 23 Reconceptualizing Social Influence in Counseling: The Elaboration Likelihood Model 324
Reading 24 The Effects of Choice and Enhanced Personal Responsibility for the Aged: A Field Experiment in an Institutional Setting 339
Reading 25 The Trouble With Change: Self-Verification and Allegiance to the Self 349
App How to Read a Journal Article in Social Psychology 357
References 367
Author Index 369
Subject Index 381
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    Posted May 22, 2010


    This book is a collection of seminal journal articles in social psychology with brief introductions by the editors. It is required reading for my PsyD program I have found the information useful in considering the integration of social psych research on clinical practice. It is also useful to see the discrepancies between concepts and measurement in psychological research and clinical practice. The text is lacking in synthesizing information because it is full of seminal articles rather than overview information as most text are. Overall, the book is comprehensive and a good introductory text for an overview of social psychology research.

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