© 1982

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

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

  • Book Title Clinical Behavioral Science
  • Authors F.S. Sierles
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-85200-577-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-011-7975-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-7973-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 444
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
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