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Psychological Clinical Science

Papers in Honor of Richard M. McFall, 1st Edition

Edited by Teresa A. Treat, Richard R. Bootzin


464 pages

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Psychological Clinical Science offers readers insightful appraisals of the most current theory and research in psychopathology and evidence-based intervention. It honors Richard McFall of Indiana University, a visionary psychological clinical scientist widely recognized for his unwavering advocacy for a science of clinical psychology and for the integration of clinical psychology with other subdisciplines of psychological science. With the publication of this volume, Psychology Press and the Association for Psychological Science are launching jointly a series of festschrifts that honor the careers and contributions of distinguished psychological scientists.

In keeping with McFall's integrative approach to psychological science, contributors to this volume include prominent clinical scientists, cognitive scientists, and neuroscientists. The book details the historical and epistemological underpinnings of psychological clinical science, addresses topics of applied significance, offers an overview of several model research programs, and suggests future directions in clinical science research, application, and training.

An accompanying DVD contains an interview with McFall on his career and the clinical science movement, which provides an inspiring and fascinating glimpse of his perspective on the past, present, and future of psychological clinical science.

Table of Contents

Contents: Treat, Bootzin, Baker, Preface. Kraut, Insel, Cuthbert, Fowles, Steinmetz, Foreword. Part I: History and Epistemology of Psychological Clinical Science. Bootzin, Psychological Clinical Science: Why and How We Got to Where We Are. O’Donohue, Lilienfeld, The Epistemological and Ethical Dimension of Clinical Science. Miller, Engels, Herrington, The Seduction of Clinical Science in Psychology: How Psychological and Biological Convergence Can and Can't Work. Part II: Application of Clinical Science to Topics of Applied Significance. Liverant, Stoddard, Meuret, Barlow, Clinical Science and the Revolution in Psychological Treatment: The Example of Anxiety Disorders. Mystkowski, Mineka, Behavior Therapy for Specific Fears and Phobias: Context Specificity of Fear Extinction. Wilson, Manual-Based Treatment and Beyond. McCarthy, Bolt, Baker, The Importance of How: A Call for Mechanistic Research in Tobacco Dependence Treatment Studies. Part III: Model Integrative Research Programs. Lang, McTeague, Cuthbert, Fear, Anxiety, Depression, and the Anxiety Disorder Spectrum: A Psychophysiological Analysis. Townsend, Fific, Neufeld, Assessment of Mental Architecture in Clinical/Cognitive Research. Treat, Dirks, Bridging Clinical and Cognitive Science. Steinmetz, Using a Simple Associative Learning Procedure to Study Clinical Disorders and Related Brain Function. Part IV: Future Directions for Research, Application, and Training. Cuthbert, Psychological Clinical Science: The Next 20 Years. Levenson, The Future of the Clinical Science Movement: Challenges, Issues, and Opportunities. Part V: Closing Chapter. McFall, On Psychological Science.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / General