The Psychology of Underachievement: Differential Diagnosis and Differential Treatment / Edition 1

The Psychology of Underachievement: Differential Diagnosis and Differential Treatment / Edition 1

by Harvey P. Mandel, Sander I. Marcus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471848557

ISBN-13: 9780471848554

Pub. Date: 04/26/1988

Publisher: Wiley

An integrated approach to the psychology of underachievement, unifying theory and practice. Examines different types of underachievers, explores the relationship between personality and underachievement, and provides useful guidelines for clinical practice. Provides an outline and summary of the voluminous (and often contradictory) literature, then presents

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An integrated approach to the psychology of underachievement, unifying theory and practice. Examines different types of underachievers, explores the relationship between personality and underachievement, and provides useful guidelines for clinical practice. Provides an outline and summary of the voluminous (and often contradictory) literature, then presents theoretical models of the underachiever that are grounded in mainstream diagnostic and therapeutic theory. Offers examples of each personality type, so practitioners can easily recognize and treat them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471848554
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/26/1988
Series:
Wiley Series on Personality Processes Series, #127
Pages:
397
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

RESEARCH ON UNDERACHIEVEMENT.

Variables which Influence the Achievement Process.

Treatment Approaches to Underachievement.

THE MODEL OF DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS.

The Diagnostic Interview.

Concepts of Differential Diagnosis.

The Developmental Theory Model.

RESEARCH ON THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSTIC MODEL.

Non-differential Diagnostic Research.

Differential Diagnostic Research.

Differential Treatment Research.

PERSONALITY TYPES OF UNDERACHIEVERS.

The Overanxious Disorder Underachiever.

The Conduct Disorder Underachiever.

The Academic Problem Underachiever.

The Identity Disorder Underachiever.

The Oppositional Defiant Disorder Underachiever.

CONCLUSIONS.

A Final Word on Differential Diagnosis and Differential Treatment.

Bibliography.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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