1. GoldenFeather
    Offline

    GoldenFeather Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    79

    Can you recommend a good book about abnormal psychology?

    Discussion in 'By the Genre' started by GoldenFeather, Dec 23, 2015.

    Not necessarily fiction, but moreso a study of the mind.

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. BrianIff
    Offline

    BrianIff I'm so piano, a bad punctuator. Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2015
    Messages:
    1,294
    Likes Received:
    433
    Location:
    Canada
    Anything in particular? For a while I wanted to be a therapist.
     
  3. GoldenFeather
    Offline

    GoldenFeather Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    79
    Textbook for abnormal psychology, except maybe something a little more interesting to read than a text book. Psychopaths, sociopaths, abnormal development, anything along those lines.
     
  4. sidtvicious
    Offline

    sidtvicious Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    74
    Location:
    Inferno, office 752. Take a right turn at the wat
    The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout isn't exactly "scientific", but it's a fun read.

    As far as text books go, the one from my undergrad (keep in mind this is dated, but there is probably a more recent edition) was simply titled Abnormal Psychology by Robin Rosenberg and Stephen Kosslyn

    The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks if you want fiction.
     
    GoldenFeather likes this.
  5. BrianIff
    Offline

    BrianIff I'm so piano, a bad punctuator. Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2015
    Messages:
    1,294
    Likes Received:
    433
    Location:
    Canada
    I see. I didn't too much psychology of deviance, but as far as the dynamics within the person give rise to deviance, I'd look into the "Dark Triad" of personality which attempts to explain anti-social behaviour based on personality traits. Other than that, the etiologies of Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, and Anti-Social Personality Disorder are likely explained in an accessible way in online resources. For non-specialist books, Snakes in Suits is supposed to be good. Check out Bowlby's attachment theory, and how it's used to explain deviance based on parenting.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2015
    Lifeline and GoldenFeather like this.
  6. Jack Asher
    Offline

    Jack Asher Wildly experimental Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2013
    Messages:
    3,571
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Location:
    Denver
    It would be hard to find everything @GoldenFeather is looking for outside of a textbook.
     
  7. Cave Troll
    Offline

    Cave Troll Bite the bullet, do your own thing. Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2015
    Messages:
    3,767
    Likes Received:
    2,397
    Location:
    Where cushions are comfy, and straps hold firm.
    Well it is not a book, but it is the American Psychology Association archives. It has Abnormal Psych as well as others. Hope this helps. :D

    http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/arc/
     

Share This Page