Psychological Basis of Psychiatry

Psychological Basis of Psychiatry

By M. S. Thambirajah, MD, Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Birmingham, UK


Introduction. Learning and applications of learning theories. Mental abilities: intelligence and its relevance to psychiatry. Personality and its implications for psychiatry. Emotions and emotional disorders. Motivation. Introduction to cognitive psychology. Memory and disorders of memory. Psychological tests and measurements. Behaviour genetics. Social psychology. Aggression. Developmental and life-span psychology. Ethology. Conclusion - a framework for psychiatry.