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Title Cataclysms, crises, and catastrophes : psychology in action / master lecturers, Andrew Baum ... [and others] ; edited by Gary R. VandenBos and Brenda K. Bryant
Published Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association : Hyattsville, Md. (P.O. Box 2710, Hyattsville) : May be ordered from Order Dept., [1987]


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Description 235 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Series Master lecture series
The Master lectures
Master lecture series.
Master lecturers
Contents Toxins, technology, and natural disasters / Andrew Baum -- Psychic trauma in victims of crime and terrorism / Calvin Jeff Frederic -- The female victim : rape, wife beating, and incest / Irene Hanson Frieze -- A psychological approach to suicide / Edwin S. Shneidman -- Coping with irrevocable loss / Camille B. Wortman and Roxane Cohen Silver
Summary "Although by no means definitive, the information that clinical practitioners, community psychologists, applied social psychologists, health psychologists, and others will find in these chapters will provide a broad view of current understandings of how catastrophic events affect individuals and groups and of how human beings adapt and can be helped to adapt to the resulting stresses. The chapters in this volume provide insight into the effects of disasters resulting from technological accidents as well as natural disasters, crime and terrorism, violence against women, suicide, and irrevocable losses resulting from death, illness, and other life events. The chapters in this volume illustrate why an interaction between theory and practice, between a firm foundation in knowledge and basic human understanding, is so vital. They also illustrate how psychologists help individuals under stress confront, understand, and grow beyond not only the ordinary stresses they must face each day, but also the extraordinary stresses that today arise so often and so suddenly as a result of both natural disasters (such as volcanoes, floods, and fires) and humanmade disasters (such as toxic spills and acts of violence, crime, and terrorism)"--Preface
Analysis Disaster victims Psychology
Disasters Psychological aspects
Disasters congresses
Stress (Psychology)
Stress, Psychological congresses
Victims of crimes Psychology
Victims Psychology
Notes Lectures presented at the 1986 APA Convention in Washington, D.C
Bibliography Includes bibliographies
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to Ovid PsycBooks
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Subject Disaster victims -- Psychology -- Congresses.
Disaster victims -- Psychology.
Disasters -- Congresses.
Disasters -- Psychological aspects -- Congresses.
Disasters -- Psychological aspects.
Stress (Psychology)
Stress (Psychology) -- Congresses.
Victims of crimes -- Psychology -- Congresses.
Victims of crimes -- Psychology.
Victims -- Psychology.
Stress, Psychological.
Genre/Form Congress.
Author Baum, Andrew.
Bryant, Brenda K., 1948-
VandenBos, Gary R.
American Psychological Association. Annual Convention (1986 : Washington, D.C.)
LC no. 87019134
ISBN 0912704772 (paperback)