Principles of Experimental Psychopathology celebrates the contributions of Brendan A. Maher to the development and emergence of experimental psychopathology as a sub-discipline of psychological science. Several current research programs are discussed, and contributors provide rich examples of how the methods of experimental psychology and allied disciplines have been applied to the study of schizophrenia and other psychopathological conditions through a strong understanding of normative processes, genetics, and neuroscience.
In the opening chapter of the volume, Maher discusses his view of the formation of delusional thought and the methodological approach he has taken in studying this area. Maher's influence is evident throughout the volume, as contributors explore schizophrenia and other disorders from alternative methodological viewpoints.
This book will be an invaluable resource for advanced scholars and graduate students alike who are committed to psychological science as a laboratory-based discipline that has real-world implications.