Depression: The Evolution of Powerlessness

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Psychology Press, 1992 - Medical - 561 pages
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Contents

Controversies Old and New
3
Types and Distinctions
27
Depression in Children
49
Summary
58
Relapse
65
Suicide
72
Personality Personality Disorder and Depression
79
Dependency and Achievement
87
The Self
253
Past and Current Theories
259
The Influence of Freud
265
Freud and Depression
271
The Role of Fantasy
281
Depression as Thwarted Needs
287
Attachment Theory and Depression
298
Fragmentation
312

Personality Disorder
98
A Psychological Approach to Personality Disorders
108
Concepts
115
The Sociobiological Revolution
122
Psychobiological Response Routines and Pattern Generation
128
Affects
134
Ethology
135
Depression
141
The Evolution of Social Power and its Role
147
Clues to the Evolution
154
The Internal Referee
172
Rank and the Issue of the Outsider
180
Notes on the Evolution of the Self
187
Attention Structure
193
Depression Selfesteem and Social Comparison
200
The Symbolising Inner Sense of Self
207
Summary
217
Social Anxiety
235
Anger
243
Historical Evidence
319
Archetypes Biosocial Goals Mentalities and Depressive
325
Aspirations Incentives and Hopelessness
357
Incentive Disengagement Theory
363
Summary
376
Rules Assumptions and Attitudes
393
Some Controversies of the Cognitive Model
404
Summary
410
Classical Conditioning Selfobjects and Fragmentation
416
Lewinsohns Social Reinforcement Theory
426
Concluding Comments
432
Complexities Therapies
459
Flipping In and Out of States
469
Culture
476
References
483
Author Index
529
Subject Index
543
Appendices
549
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Paul Gilbert, PhD., FBPsS,  is the Milton and Gertrude Chernin Professor of Social Welfare and the Social Services at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Family Welfare Research Group. He served as a Senior Research Fellow for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva in 1975. In 1981, he was awarded a Senior Fulbright Research Fellowship to study social services in the British welfare state. In 1987, he received a second Fulbright Fellowship to study European social policy as a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and at the University of Stockholm Social Research Institute. He has served on the editorial boards of several professional journals, and his publications include 13 books. He is also author of over 50 articles, which have appeared in leading academic journals and such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Public Interest, and Society.

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