Social Psychological Foundations of Clinical Psychology by James E. Maddux PhD, June Price Tangney PhD

By James E. Maddux PhD, June Price Tangney PhD

Uniquely integrative and authoritative, this quantity explores how advances in social psychology can deepen knowing and enhance therapy of scientific difficulties. The position of uncomplicated mental approaches in psychological future health and ailment is tested by means of prime specialists in social, medical, and counseling psychology. Chapters current state-of-the-art examine on self and identification, self-regulation, interpersonal tactics, social cognition, and emotion. the quantity identifies particular ways in which social psychology innovations, findings, and study equipment can tell scientific evaluation and prognosis, in addition to the improvement of powerful remedies. Compelling subject matters contain the social psychology of support looking, healing swap, and the therapist–client courting.

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These approaches typically make no effort to reduce self-talk in general (as mindfulness-based approaches often do) but rather focus on reducing the frequency of clients’ negative self-evaluations. Modifying clients’ self-talk is undoubtedly important and, in many cases, quite effective, yet practitioners have often found it difficult to change people’s habitual self-perceptions and self-evaluations (Swann, 1997). As a result, theorists have recently suggested focusing on clients’ self-compassion rather than promoting positive self-evaluations and self-esteem (Gilbert & Irons, 2005).

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