Alcoholism: A Review of its Characteristics, Etiology, by Irving Maltzman

By Irving Maltzman

Alcoholism: A assessment of Its features, Etiology, remedy, and Controversies presents a correct photo of the present kingdom of analysis and therapy effectiveness within the box of alcoholism. utilizing compelling proof, Irving Maltzman describes how the sector has been distorted by way of the habit remedy technique. A unique experimental psychologist on the college of California, la, Professor Maltzman has written a complete, very important paintings marked by means of incisive argument. Alcoholism is a superb reference for teachers in addition to pros operating in addictions remedy.

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B. B. became profoundly hopeless and attempted to kill herself. Figure 1. The hopelessness theory of suicidality. How does a person become hopeless and, in turn, develop the symptoms of hopelessness depression, particularly suicidality? As can be seen in Figure 1, the hypothesized causal chain begins with the perceived occurrence of negative life events (or nonoccurrenceof positive events). In the hopelessness theory, negative events serve as "occasion setters" for people to become hopeless. , the occasion-setting negative event was the death of her biological mother.

New York: Plenum. W. Introductory textbook of psychiatry. :American Psychiatric Press. T. (1967). Depression: Clinical, experimental, and theoretical aspects. New York: Harper &Row. T. (1987). Cognitive models of depression.

The research is limited also by the use of multiple regression. Since it is not sufficientto simply present the simple associations of each predictor variable with suicidal behavior, the entry of several variables in a multiple regression has become a common practice. This means that the dependent variable, in this case suicidal behavior, is assumed to be "caused" by a weighted sum of the predictor variables. ' Psychological theories of suicide need to become more complex than those hitherto proposed.

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