Classic Case Studies in Psychology

Classic Case Studies in Psychology

Classic Case Studies in Psychology

Have you heard about the man who lived with a hole in his head? Or the boy raised by his parents as a girl? From the woman with multiple personalities, to the man with no brain, this collection of case studies provides a compelling insight into the human mind. This is a fascinating collection of human stories. Some are well-known case studies that have informed clinical practice, others are relatively unknown.


 


For this edition, Rolls has added recent research findings on each case study plus four brand new cases: the story of Washoe, the ape who could communicate; the much debated case of Holly Ramona and repressed memory; and Kim Peek, the real ‘Rainman’.



Classic Case Studies in Psychology is for everyone who has ever wondered about the stranger side of life. No prior knowledge of psychology is required, just an open mind. For those who wish to use this book as part of their studies, or who are just keen to learn more, fun multiple choice questions, fascinating further reading, helpful web links, and self-assessment questions are all available free on our website, www.routledge.com/cw/rolls. Prepare to be amazed …

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  1. M. P. said,

    Wrote on January 18, 2013 @ 4:02 am

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    A fascinating read, October 5, 2005
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    M. P. (Petersfield, U.K) –

    I’ve read this book from cover to cover and I guarantee you it is a fascinating (and at times almost unbelievable) read. I knew some of the studies covered but not in this detail. It’s a great idea for a book. The more you find out about these stories the more you appreciate how amazing human behaviour is. I loved the story of railway worker Phineas Gage who had a 6ft metal pole blown through his head and lived to tell the tale travelling around carrying the pole for the rest of his life (he was even buried with it!) and the shocking story of David Reimer who due to botched surgery as a child had his penis cut off and was brought up as a girl before once again adopting a male role in his teens. Each chapter in the book deals with a different case study and they are all very interesting. The psychological importance and relevance of each case is also dealt with. I’d certainly recommend this book – you’ll enjoy many of the stories and learn more about psychology and human behaviour in an entertaining way.

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  2. Anonymous said,

    Wrote on January 18, 2013 @ 4:34 am

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Case Studies in Psychology, November 27, 2012
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    Great book!!! I have enjoyed reading it and learning about how the mind works. Great examples. Worth the price. I recommend it.

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