In Multiple Identities and False Memories, a book written shortly before his death, Spanos, one of the world's leading experts in the study of hypnosis, delivers a blistering rebuttal to the long-held assumptions about multiple personality disorder, or MPD (now classified as dissociative identity disorder [DID]).
Written in the forceful, unapologetic style that was Spanos' trademark, and bolstered by a thorough examination of the relevant science, this book argues that MPD is not a legitimate psychiatic disorder but a cultureal construct, one with roots in earlier beliefs about demonic possession and upheld today by misguided psychotherapists and their patients.
Multiple Identities is a vidid, scholarly statement on a subject that fascinates psychology professionals, sociologists, cultural critics, and lay readers alike.
Published by the American Psychological Association, 2001 (second printing). Very good condition: clean, tight and unmarked.