This magisterial work takes an integrative approach to the study of psychology by focusing on the numerous factors that contribute to healthy and unhealthy behavior. The concept of causality is fundamental to the research conducted in a variety of fields. Using multiple models; the ebook Unifying Causality and Psychology: Being; Brain; and Behavior (PDF) treats unifying psychology as an ongoing process that incorporates experience; genetics; development; change mechanisms; evolution; brain; and so on. The integration of free will into the text is represented here by the phrase “freedom in being.” It sheds light on the self's place in the chain of causality as well as the latitude we have in determining the course of our own conduct. The ebook deals with disturbed conduct; as well; and covers the DSM-5 approach to mental disorder and the etiology of psychopathology. All of these themes are analyzed by Young with a critical eye, and he provides many fresh ideas and models that will stimulate thought on the subject of psychology and causation for decades to come. It really is quite innovative and integrative all at the same time.
Listed below are some of the subjects that will be discussed:
- Models and systems of causality of behavior.
- Nature and nurture both play a role in evolution and the complexity of life.
- Free will in psychotherapy: helping people believe.
- A Neo-Piagetian/Neo-Eriksonian 25-step (sub)stage paradigm.
- The fundamentals of causality in psychic damage cases and their legal implications are discussed here.
- Early adversity; fetal programming; and getting under the skin.
The field of psychiatry, the field of psychology, the field of philosophy, the field of neuroscience, the field of epidemiology, the field of genetics, the field of law, the field of the social sciences and the field of the humanities, the field of general mental health, and other mental health fields are all addressed in Unifying Causality and Psychology. Its level of writing makes it acceptable for graduate classes; as well as researchers and practitioners.
NOTE: This listing is just for the PDF version of the booklet “Unifying Causality and Psychology.” There are no access codes provided.