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Editors: Fitskirk, Peter
Book Description:
Many of contemporary society’s myriad problems can be traced to aberrant behavior. Behavioral psychology has been applied to a wide range of problems which include, but are not limited to the following:
(a) Anxiety disorders (e.g., obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder); (b) Depressive disorders (e.g., unipolar depression, dysthymic disorder); (c) Personality disorders (e.g., borderline personality disorder); (d) Substance abuse (e.g., alcoholism; drug abuse); (e) Health-related problems (e.g., sleep disorders, eating disorders, weight control, pain, distress associated with chronic illness); (f) Childhood disorders (e.g., conduct disorder, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder); (g) Pervasive developmental disorders (e.g., behavioral problems, language problems, social skill deficits); (h) Violence and aggressive behavior (e.g., criminal behavior, sex offending); (i) Developmental disabilities (e.g., adaptive behavior, behavior problems, language difficulties); (j) Academic performance; (k) Relationship problems (e.g., sexual dysfunction, marital difficulties); (l) Schizophrenia (e.g., skill deficits, psychotic behavior); (m) Public safety issues (i.e., wearing seat belts).
This new book gathers leading research form throughout the world in an effort to gain a better understanding of the problems which plague the world.

Table of Contents:
Preface; Forgiving in Close Relationships (F. D. Fincham, University at Buffalo; S.R.H. Beach, University of Georgia); Suicidal Statements Made by Children who Witness Family Violence: A Black and White Comparison (Ameda A. Manetta and Amy Pendergast, Winthrop University); Children with Cormobid Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Mediation by Hostile Biased Social Cognitions on the Relation Between Perceived Maternal Parenting Styles and the Disruptive Behavior Symptoms (Rapson Gomez and A. Gomez, School of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia); Smile Asymmetries and Reputations as Reliable Indicators of Likelihood to Cooperate: An Evolutionary Analysis (W. M. Brown and C. Moore, Dalhousie University); The Assessment of Dangerous Behavior (Lynne Eccleston, Mark Brown and Tony Ward, University of Melbourne); Mutual Versus One-Sided Physical Aggression. Findings from a General Population Survey of Aggression among Adults (Kathryn Graham and Samantha Wells, University of Western Ontario); Satisfaction with Romantic Relationships and a Four-Component Model of Conflict Resolution (Duncan Cramer, Loughborough University); An Examination of the Influence of Gender and Dieting Status on Ratings of Food Healthfulness in Adults over the Age of 25 (Michael E. Oakes, University of Scranton); Understanding Pathological Gambling: Distinct Pathways or Individual Formulations? (Louise Sharpe, University of Sydney); Index.

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2003
   ISBN: 978-1-59033-762-2
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