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- DescriptionAre we living in a uniquely paraid age? Catalysed by the threat of terrorism, fears about others have reached a new intensity. The roll call of apparent dangers seems to increase by the day: muggers, child abductors, drug dealers, hoodied teenagers. Crime has apparently reached such high levels that CCTV cameras are required in every town centre, and parents are so fearful that many children never go out alone. Until recently, one suspected just how common paraia was. But new research suggests that around a quarter of us have regular paraid thoughts, and probably lots more have them occasionally. Paraia is so prevalent that there 's a very good chance that all of us will, at some point in our lives, be among the 25%. Yet, although paraia is as common as depression or anxiety, most of us kw almost thing about it. What is paraia? What causes it? Are some people more prone to paraia than others? Are we more paraid w than we used to be? How should we deal with our paraid thoughts? And how can we reduce the amount of paraia in our society? Co-written by one of the world 's leading psychologists of paraia, and drawing on the latest scientific research, this lively and accessible book answers these key questions, highlighting for the first time the central role of paraia in our world today.
- Author BiographyDaniel Freeman is a Wellcome Trust Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, and a consultant clinical psychologist in the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. He publishes prolifically in the leading international journals, makes regular keynote addresses at international conferences, and is an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Clinical Psychology. He studied natural sciences at Cambridge University, specialising in experimental psychology, and has completed doctorates in psychology and clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. He is a co-author of the first self-help book for people affected by suspicious thoughts Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts (Freeman, D., Freeman, J., & Garety, P.; Robinson Constable; 2006). Jason Freeman is a freelance writer and editor working in the areas of popular psychology and self-help, film, and children's fiction. He is the co-author of Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts.
- Author(s)Daniel Freeman,Jason Freeman
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication23/10/2008
- SubjectPopular Psychology
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Note10 B&W halftones
- Weight264 g
- Width127 mm
- Height178 mm
- Spine18 mm
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