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From The CriticsReviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This book provides a thorough discussion of the theory and research surrounding the concept of perfectionism which has evolved over a number of years.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a source of information which is pertinent and relevant for those interested in the recent research developments in the area of perfectionism. These worthy academic objectives are met.
Audience: The book is best intended for those individuals in academia and research. Clinicians who desire an everyday reference would be disappointed by the large amount of information which is difficult to navigate at times. The contributing authors are highly credible and authorities in their field.
Features: The book is quite extensive and gives the reader both an overview and an in-depth understanding of perfectionism. The developmental, social, motivational, emotional, and cognitive factors of perfectionism are expertly explained with substantial support from the current literature. The chapters on comorbid conditions and perfectionism are of interest and quite enlightening.
Assessment: This is a well-written, truly research-based book which opens the door to an area of interest for researchers and clinicians. The editors have combined prominent thought leaders, solid empirical research, and a provocative topic to equal a truly stand-out addition to the field of psychology.