The Rationality of Psychological Disorders

Psychobizarreness Theory

  • Yacov Rofé

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Shortcomings of Traditional Theories of Psychopathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yacov Rofé
      Pages 3-32
  3. Psychobizarreness Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-94
    2. Yacov Rofé
      Pages 95-118
    3. Yacov Rofé
      Pages 119-170
    4. Yacov Rofé
      Pages 171-208
    5. Yacov Rofé
      Pages 209-253
    6. Yacov Rofé
      Pages 255-297
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    8. Yacov Rofé
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 323-403

About this book


`Rofé's book is a unique scientific contribution to the understanding of psychopathological phenomena. He does more to unravel the mystery of the underlying causes of psychological disorders than we've seen in a long time. His book The Rationality of Psychological Disorders is a `true endeavor that presents a definite challenge to the scientific community of Psychology'. This book is a must-read for scientists, mental health professionals and others who search for the logic and rationale in the irrational and bizarre.' Elizabeth F. Loftus, University of Washington, Past President, American Psychological Society.
`The notion of repression is crucial to many psychological theories, but serious questions have been raised about it. Indeed, some investigators have questioned whether repression even exists. In this book, Professor Rofé offers provocative ideas concerning repression and its role in psychopathology in general. His ideas merit attention and I can highly recommend his book for both researchers and clinicians.' David S. Holmes, Chancellor and Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Yacov Rofé
    • 1
  1. 1.Bar-Ilan UniversityIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6946-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4333-6
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