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- DescriptionConditioning is one of the core methods of psychiatry. It is a behavioral method, with a stimulus-response constellation. The stimulus itself can be measured, changed, and combined, and the responses can be measured qualitatively and quantitatively. Conditioning uses the conditional reflex phemen. During the conditioning procedure, responses to certain stimuli are acquired where responses existed previously. Over time behavioral conditioning expanded to include neurophysiological aspects and has been correlated with psychic manifestations. This comprehensive work deals with the conditioning method, covering fully its behavioral, neurophysiological, and psychiatric aspects.The volume is divided into five parts. Part I summarizes present-day kwledge on the neurophysiology of conditioning. Part II sets out the historical sequence in the correlation between psychopathology and pathological brain functions. Part III describes the best-kwn conditioning techniques applied in human testing, particularly those which are applicable for diagstic purposes, is discussed. Part IV is concerned with clinical applications of the method and discusses the findings and the implications that it has for psychopathology and therapy or, in general, for psychiatry. Part V contains a critical evaluation of the matter presented, followed by a bibliography and index. Conditioning Behavior and Psychiatry describes the development of conditioning procedures since the concept was first introduced. It is primarily concerned with the analysis of elementary and complex behavioral observations, of neurophysiological and neuropathological discoveries as seen from the standpoint of psychiatric disorders. The psychiatric view presented is, t purely the Pavlovian, but a modern approach to psychiatry stemming from a Pavlovian orientation.
- Author BiographyThomas A. Ban is professor emeritus of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University. His research has dealt with schizophrenia and psychophamacology. He is the author of Depression and the Tricyclic Andidepressants, Assessment of Depression and Psychopharmacology among others. W. Horsley Gantt was founder of the Pavlovian Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He wrote numerous articles and books and is credited with translating several of Ivan Pavlov's works into English and introduced theories of the higher nervous system into British and American psychiatry.
- Author(s)Thomas A. Ban
- PublisherTransaction Publishers
- Date of Publication15/05/2008
- SubjectPsychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
- Place of PublicationSomerset
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Foreword byW. Horsley Gantt
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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