Cataclysms, Crises, and Catastrophes: Psychology in Action

Pages: 235
Item #: 4314060
ISBN: 978-0-912704-77-7
List Price: $14.95
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Copyright: 1987
Format: Softcover
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Overview

Natural disasters, violence, crime, and terrorism—crises that arise all too frequently in life these days. Cataclysms, Crises, and Catastrophes: Psychology in Action provides insight into the effects of such incidents. The chapters in this volume demonstrate the interaction between psychological theory and practice, and the importance of the psychologist's ability to help ordinary individuals experiencing extraordinary stress.

Table of Contents

Preface
—Gary R. VandenBos and Brenda K. Bryant

Toxins, Technology, and Natural Disasters
—Andrew Baum

Psychic Trauma in Victims of Crime and Terrorism
—Calvin Jeff Frederick

The Female Victim: Rape, Wife Beating, and Incest
—Irene Hanson Frieze

A Psychological Approach to Suicide
—Edwin S. Shneidman

Coping With Irrevocable Loss
—Camille B. Wortman and Roxane Cohen Silver