Psychological Clinical Science

Papers in Honor of Richard M. McFall

Edited by Teresa A. Treat, Richard R. Bootzin, Timothy B. Baker

© 2007 – Routledge

464 pages

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About the Book

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.

About the Series

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This website contains volumes published in the APS-Psychology Press Modern Pioneers in Psychological Science book series, as well as other festschrift volumes published by Psychology Press and offered to APS  members at a special discount.

The Modern Pioneers in Psychological Science series celebrates the careers and contributions of a generation of pioneers in psychological science. Each volume commemorates the research and life of an exceptionally influential scientist.

These books document the professional and personal milestones that have shaped the frontiers of progress across a variety of areas, from theoretical discoveries to innovative applications and from experimental psychology to clinical research.

Some of the volumes are based on the proceedings of day-long Festschrift events at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science. The unifying element among the individuals and books in this series is a commitment to science as the key to understanding and improving the human condition.

All volumes in the Modern Pioneers in Psychological Science series - and those other festschrift volumes from Psychology Press listed on this website - are offered to APS members at an approximate 40% discount on the list price.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY022000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / General