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Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.

Personality Disorders
Personality disorders

Alex was an attractive, 36-year-old female. Alex's mother was an extroverted woman who was married five times and who died while living with a sixth man. The man who was most like a father to Alex was her mother's third husband, who showed her attention and affection but also abused her sexually. She was an intelligent woman with a good sense for business. Alex went to college at Swarthmore and then obtained her MBA at the University of California at Berkeley. She moved to New York, where she was hired as an editor by a publishing company. At a company party, she met Dan, who was an attractive, narcissistic attorney. They agreed to have dinner together, and during dinner Alex revealed that ...

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