Clinical Behavioral Science

  • Frederick Sierles

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Biological Sciences and Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Alan Taylor
      Pages 3-10
    3. Michael Alan Taylor
      Pages 11-20
    4. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 35-46
    5. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 47-64
    6. Frederick Sierles, Charles Hillenbrand
      Pages 65-75
    7. Sex
      Frederick Sierles, Edward Tyler
      Pages 77-92
    8. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 93-109
    9. Richard Abrams
      Pages 111-126
    10. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 127-138
    11. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 139-157
    12. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 159-177
  3. General Theories of Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 181-191
    3. Frederick Sierles, Bernhard E. Blom
      Pages 193-204
  4. Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 207-215
    3. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 217-221
    4. Michael Alan Taylor
      Pages 223-234
  5. Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Georgeda Buchbinder
      Pages 237-244
    3. P. S. B. Sarma
      Pages 245-276
    4. Michael Egger
      Pages 277-295
    5. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 297-304
    6. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 305-310
    7. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 311-321
  6. Social Sciences, Social Problems, and Social Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 325-356
    3. Williard Shanken
      Pages 357-362
    4. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 363-369
    5. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 371-375
    6. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 377-386
    7. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 397-400
    8. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 401-405
    9. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 407-410
    10. Frederick Sierles
      Pages 411-425
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 427-444

About this book


This short text is designed to present those aspects of the behavioral sciences that are clinically relevant to physicians in all branches of medicine. It should also be helpful to medical students studying for the behavioral sciences section of Part 1 of the national boards, to physicians taking the behavioral sciences portion of the FLEX exam, and to psychiatrists prepar­ ing for their American Board of Psychiatry certifying exam. Behavior is a product of brain function and is manifested by actions in response to sitmuli. It is fundamental to the maintenance of health, and plays a role in causing and intensifying many illnesses. Abnormal behaviors can re­ veal to us, and even allow us to localize, brain dysfunction and disease. And they can cause, for patients, their families, and friends, considerable suffer­ ing. On an intellectual level, trying to comprehend the behavior of our patients (and our own behavior as well), contributes to making medicine a truly intriguing profession.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Frederick Sierles
    • 1
  1. 1.The Chicago Medical SchoolUniversity of Health SciencesNorth ChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7975-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7973-7
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