Discussion in 'By the Genre' started by GoldenFeather, Dec 23, 2015.
Not necessarily fiction, but moreso a study of the mind.
Thanks so much!
Anything in particular? For a while I wanted to be a therapist.
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.
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.
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.
It would be hard to find everything @GoldenFeather is looking for outside of a textbook.
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.
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