The book presents a comprehensive updated approach to current psychological knowledge to facilitate a rapid review of the major subjects in psychology in medicine and to stimulate further detailed study.
The book is divided into five Parts. Part One provides an elaborate background of the various sub-disciplines of psychology, the various theories and schools of thoughts encompassing them. Part Two discusses the links between the physical and psychological state of being human. Part Three elucidates the basic psychological processes that shape human cognizance. Part Four talks about the different factors which influence the human psyche. Part Five discusses the various aspects of clinical psychology and their implications for the physical well-being of people.
Understanding Psychology for Medicine and Nursing distinguishes itself in providing a concise, clear understanding of most of the basic topics of psychology that are essential to all students of general psychology, but particularly to medical and nursing students, and to postgraduate trainees in psychiatry.
Table of Contents
Section I Psychology: Science and Application; 1: Introduction; 2: Major Areas of Applied Psychology; 3: Research in Psychology; 4: Major Schools of Psychology; Section II Biology, Consciousness, and Gender; 5: Biological Basis of Behavior; 6: Consciousness, Sleep and Hypnosis, Meditation, and Psychoactive Drugs; 7: Gender and Sexuality; Section III: Basic Psychological Processes; 8: Emotions; 9: Motivation; 10: Learning; 11: Sensation and Perception; 12: Attention; 13: Memory; 14: Thinking and Problem Solving; Section IV: Development, Social Factors, Personality, and Intelligence; 15: Human Development and its Theories; 16: Social Psychology; 17: Intelligence; 18: Personality; 19: Psychological Testing; Section V: Clinical and Health Psychology; 20: Stress, Health, and Coping; 21: Psychological Disorders; 22: Treatment of Psychological Disorders; 23: Positive Psychology
Mohamed Ahmed Abd El-Hay is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Neuropsychiatry in Tanta University, Egypt, with a particular interest in child and adolescent psychiatry. He teaches psychiatry and psychology to medical and nursing students. Dr. Abd El-Hay has published numerous scientific papers on psychiatry as well as books on psychiatry, psychology, and social psychology.