01 February 2023

Psychology and Psychopathology Resources

Personality / Psychopathology Awareness, Information and Research

Psychology and Psychopathology Resources

We are what we are because we have been what we have been, and what is needed for solving the problems of human life and motives is not moral estimates but more knowledge.”– Sigmund Freud

Psychology | Psychopathology Articles, Books and Resources

A listing of Psychology and Psychopathology books and online resources that I have read, studied, facilitated and / or researched for the past 30 years.

With specific reference to emotional dysregulation, distorted self-image, impulsivity and pathological behaviour as DSM-5 criteria for specific (and possible comorbidity of) Cluster B personality disorders such as Antisocial Personality Disorder (APSD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

Psychology and Psychopathology
"Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior, encompassing various subfields such as cognitive psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology. It seeks to understand how individuals perceive, think, and interact with the world around them, as well as how psychological processes contribute to mental and behavioral functioning.

Psychopathology, on the other hand, refers to the study of mental disorders or abnormal psychological processes. It focuses on understanding and diagnosing psychological disorders, exploring their causes, symptoms, and treatment approaches. Psychopathology aims to identify the underlying factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of mental health conditions and to find effective interventions to alleviate distress and promote well-being.

The field of psychopathology examines a wide range of mental disorders, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), personality disorders, psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia), eating disorders, substance use disorders, and more. It involves studying the psychological, biological, and social factors that influence the onset, course, and outcome of these disorders.

Psychopathology research often involves various methodologies, including clinical interviews, psychological assessments, observational studies, and neurobiological investigations. These approaches help psychologists and researchers better understand the nature of mental disorders, identify risk factors, and develop evidence-based treatments.

In clinical practice, psychologists and mental health professionals use their knowledge of psychopathology to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals experiencing psychological difficulties. They employ various therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoanalysis, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and others, to address the specific needs of their clients and support their mental health recovery.

It is important to note that psychopathology does not aim to stigmatize or label individuals with mental disorders. Instead, it seeks to provide a framework for understanding and classifying psychological conditions, facilitating effective treatment planning and research. Additionally, the field recognizes the importance of considering individual differences, cultural factors, and the unique experiences of each person when assessing and treating mental health concerns.

Overall, psychology and psychopathology play significant roles in advancing our understanding of the human mind, promoting mental well-being, and helping individuals navigate the challenges associated with mental disorders. Through research, clinical practice, and public education, these fields contribute to the development of evidence-based interventions and the reduction of mental health stigma." (Source: ChatGPT 2023)

Psychology and Psychopathology Articles

An Overview of Psychopathology Article

Aggression and Violent Behaviour Article

Cognitive Dissonance More

Cluster A Personality Disorders Article

Cluster B Personality Disorders Article

Cluster C Personality Disorders Article

DSM-5-TR™ Manual will be available from March 2022 Article

DSM Definition: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Article

DSM-5-TR™ Manual will be available from March 2022 Article

Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5
American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Dimensional models of personality disorders: Challenges and opportunities NIH

How Depression Is Diagnosed Article

Mental Health Online Checklists and Tests Article

Personality Disorders: The Controllers, Abusers, Manipulators, and Users in Relationships

Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD : Depression Related to Seasonal Changes More

The Continuum between Normal and Pathological in Psychopathology Article

The Key Principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT Article

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Article

Working with Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders A Guide for K-12 Teachers and Service Providers PDF Download Vernon Press

Psychology and Psychopathology Books

A Beautiful Mind : A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
Sylvia Nasar

Abnormal Psychology
Ronald J Comer

Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach
David H. Barlow  / V. Mark Durand

Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World
Jeffrey S. Nevid / Spencer A. / Rathus Beverly Greene

Applied Psychology In Human Resource Management Fifth Edition
Wayne F. Cascio

A Short Textbook of Psychiatry, 7th Edition
Niraj Ahuja

Clinical Psychopathology : Signs and Symptoms in Psychiatry
Patricia Casey / Brendan Kelly

Cognitive Psychology : Connecting Mind, Research, and Everyday Experience
E. Bruce Goldstein

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) : From Surviving to Thriving
Pete Walker

Dangerous Personalities : An FBI Agent Shows You how to Identify and Protect Yourself from Harmful People Joe Navarro, MA, FBI Special Agent (Ret.)

Descriptive Psychopathology : The Signs and Symptoms of Behavioral Disorders
Michael Alan Taylor, MD / Nutan Atre Vaidya, MD

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition DSM-5™
American Psychiatric Association (Officers 2012 - 2013)

DSM-5 Guidebook: The Essential Companion to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders Fifth Edition DSM-5™ 
Donald W. Black, M.D. Jon E. Grant, M.D., M.P.H., J.D

Fatal Flaws : Navigating Destructive Relationships With People With Disorders of
Personality and Character
 Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D.

Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression, Schizophrenia Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (nutrition)

Hallucinations in Psychoses and Affective Disorders: A Clinical and Biological Approach
Paolo Brambilla / Massimo Carlo Mauri / Alfredo Carlo Altamura

Handbook of Diagnosis and Treatment of DSM-5 Personality Disorders Assessment, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment Third Edition Len Sperry, MD, PhD

Handbook of Personality and Psychopathology
Stephen Strack Ph.D.

Handbook of Psychopathy (2nd Ed)
Christopher J. Patrick

Industrial / Organizational Psychology : An Applied Approach (Six Edition)
Michael G. Aamodt  PH.D

Journal of Psychopathology
Alessandro Rossi (Ed)
Karl Jaspers’ Philosophy and Psychopathology
Thomas Fuchs • Thiemo Breyer • Christoph Mundt (Editors)

Mad, Bad, and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors
Lisa Appignanesi

Making Sense of People : Decoding the Mysteries of Personality
Samuel Barondes

Moral Psychology, Volume 1: The Evolution of Morality: Adaptations and Innateness
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Ed)

Moral Psychology, Volume 2: The Cognitive Science of Morality: Intuition and Diversity
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Ed)

Moral Psychology, Volume 3: The Neuroscience of Morality: Emotion, Brain Disorders, and Development Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Ed)

New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research
National Research Council / Anne Petersen / Joshua Joseph / Monica Feit

Neuroscience for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals: Promoting Well-Being and Treating Mental Illness Jill Littrell

Otto Kernberg’s Object Relations Theory : A Metapsychological Critique
John C Christopher / Mark H. Bickhard / Gregory S. Lambeth

Personality Disordered Patients : Treatable and Untreatable
Michael H. Stone, M.D.

Psychology : A Self-Teaching Guide
Frank J. Bruno

Psychology : Fourth Edition
Carole Wade & Carol Tavris

Psychopathy : an Introduction to Biological Findings and their Implications
Andrea L. Glenn / Adrian Raine

Psychology of Relationships
Emma Cuyler / Michael Ackhart

Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding
James E. Maddux / Barbara A. Winstead (eds.)

Psychopathic Personality Traits and Cortisol Response to Stress: The Role of Sex and Type of Stressor Megan M. O’Leary (Master of Science Thesis)

Psychosis, Dissociation, and Trauma: Evolving Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology
Dorahy / Martin J. / Moskowitz & Andrew / Schäfer / Ingo

Psychopathology in Women Incorporating Gender Perspective into Descriptive Psychopathology
Margarita Sáenz-Herrero (Ed)

Psychic Retreats: Pathological Organizations in Psychotic, Neurotic and Borderline Patients
John Steiner

Racetalk : Hiding In Plain Sight
Kristen Myers

Social Psychology : International Edition
Elliot Aronson Timothy D. Wilson Robin M. Akert

Split Self / Split Object : Understanding and Treating Borderline (BPD), Narcissistic (NPD), and Schizoid Disorders Philip Manfield

The Dark Side of Personality: Science and Practice in Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology Science and Practice in Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology
Virgil Zeigler-Hill and David K. Marcus

The Disordered Mind: An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness
George Graham

The Emotionally Abused and Neglected Child: Identification, Assessment and Intervention: A Practice Handbook Dorota Iwaniec

The Clinical Paradigms of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott
Jan Abram / R. D. Hinshelwood

The Dark Side of Personality - Science and Practice in Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology Edited by Virgil Zeigler-Hill and David K. Marcus

The Philosophy of Psychology
George Botterill / Peter Carruthers

The Psychology of Love and Hate in Intimate Relationships
Katherine Aumer 

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