Anxiety

Author(s) : Stanley J. Rachman

Part of Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course series - more in this series

Anxiety

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : December 2019
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 94881
  • ISBN 13 : 9781138311299
  • ISBN 10 : 9781138311
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Anxiety is a complex phenomenon and a central feature of many psychological problems. This new edition of Anxiety, part of the popular Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course Series, updates the remarkable developments that have occurred in the understanding of anxiety and the astonishing dissemination of effective methods of treatment.

This book details the growth of positive psychology, with its emphasis on learned optimism and resilience, influencing clinical psychology and psychological therapy, and explains the new concept of prospection, a key element in positive psychology based on the human ability to imagine thoughts and images about the future. It is said that we are influenced by the past but drawn into the future, and this notion has significant implications for anxiety. The recent infusion of positivity into theorising about anxiety has introduced a welcome balance into our understanding of this phenomenon.

This informative book covers the latest developments in research, therapy and theorising, containing numerous case-history illustrations about anxiety. It should appeal to practising and trainee psychologists and practitioners in related fields.

About the Author(s)

Stanley J. Rachman is a clinical researcher specialising in psychopathology and psychological therapy. He is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His other publications include Fear and Courage, Psychology and Medicine, The Treatment of Obsessions, Fear of Contamination and The Meanings of Fear.

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