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Describes how psychological research has led to the understanding of many of those factors and how our personalities develop.
Although senior undergraduate psychology students and first year master's-and doctoral-level students frequently take courses in advanced abnormal psychology, it has been almost two decades since a book by this title has appeared. Professors teaching this course have had a wide variety of texts to select from that touch on various aspects of psychopathology, but none has been as comprehensive for the student as the present volume. Not only are basic concepts and models included, but there are specific sections dealing with childhood and adolescent dis orders, adult and geriatric disorders, child treatment, and adult treatment. We believe the professor and advanced student alike will benefit from having all the requisite material under one cover. Our book contains 26 chapters presented in five parts, each part preceded by an editors' introduction. The chapters reflect updates in the classification of disorders (i. e. , DSM-IV). In Part I (Basic Concepts and Models), the chapters include diagnosis and classfication, assess ment strategies, research methods, the psychoanalystic model, the behavioral model, and the biological model. Parts II (Childhood and Adolescent Disorders) and III (Adult and Older Adult Disorders), each containing seven chapters, represent the bulk of the book. To ensure cross-chapter consistency, each of these chapters on psychopathology follows an identical format, with the following basic sections: description of the disorder, epidemiology, clinical picture (with case description), course and prognosis, familial and genetic patterns, and diag nostic considerations.
In these three volumes, a team of scholars provides a thoughtful history of abnormal psychology, demonstrating how concepts regarding disordered mental states, their causes, and their treatments developed and evolved across the ages. • Explains historic views on disorders, including causes and treatments such as the belief that depression in women stemmed from "a wandering uterus," homosexuality being categorized a mental disorder, and the "treatment" of various disorders via blood-letting or lobotomy • Explains the advent of psychology/psychiatry/psychologists/psychiatrists; the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the fields' bible of mental disorders and treatments; the evolution of the field; and the political controversies it has faced since its inception • Examines controversial topics across time, ranging from human rights of the mentally disordered to multicultural views on what does and does not constitute a disorder
A Brand New European Text and Interactive E–Book for the Introductory Course! This exciting new textbook from Comer, Gould and Furnham, will help students to understand that psychology is around them every day and that its principles are relevant to a whole host of life questions. In addition to showing the relevance of psychology outside of the classroom, the text also allows students to see the big picture by stressing the interconnected nature of psychological science. Recurring sections throughout the chapters on human development, brain function, individual differences and abnormal psychology will help students see a more complete picture of psychology. These Tying it Together themes highlight how the different fields of psychology are connected to each other and how they relate to everyday life. A strong focus on neuroscience is integrated throughout in an exciting and accessible way, including features that demonstrate what happens in the brain when people are performing common behaviours such as eating pizza, learning a second language and getting a good night s sleep. Chapter summaries review the main concepts presented and provide students with the opportunity to review what they have learned and how the key topics fit together. An interactive e–book is included with every copy and uses media such as videos, quizzes and exercises to put the student in the driver s seat to explore and understand key concepts in the course. All the media is embedded in the text right where the student needs it, enabling easy access to tools that will spark their interest. To view a demo, go to our showcase site and follow the link: www.wiley–comerpsychology.com The interactive e–book can be accessed using a code packaged with the print book. Please note that the inclusion of the accompanying interactive e–book with the print book requires the addition of VAT, and the final price, inclusive of VAT, will be shown at checkout.
For courses in Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology, this introduction to abnormal psychology offers a fully-integrated approach that interweaves diversity issues, theoretical perspectives, and multimedia content throughout. Students gain insight into their own attitudes and behaviour patterns through carefully selected questionnaires.
Balancing biological, psychological, social, and cultural approaches, David Barlow and V. Mark Durand's groundbreaking integrative approach is the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying abnormal psychology. In this Seventh Edition of their proven ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH, Barlow and Durand successfully blend sophisticated research and an accessible writing style with the most widely recognized method of discussing psychopathology. Going beyond simply describing different schools of thought on psychological disorders, the authors explore the interactions of the various forces that contribute to psychopathology. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogical elements, integrated case studies (95 percent from the authors' own files), video clips of clients, and additional study tools make this text the most complete learning resource available.
Abnormal Psychology: The Science and Treatment of Psychological Disorders consists of a balance and blending of research and clinical application, the use of paradigms as an organizing principle, and involving the learner in the kinds of real-world problem solving engaged in by clinicians and scientists. Students learn that psychopathology is best understood by considering multiple perspectives and that these varying perspectives provide the clearest accounting of the causes of these disorders as well as the best possible treatments.
This groundbreaking core textbook offers a comprehensive overview of different approaches to the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders. The book retains important diagnostic perspectives, including the DSM-5, ICD-10, ICD-11 and PDM, but also widens the scope of coverage beyond mainstream psychiatric models to include psychological, biological, historical, sociocultural and therapeutic approaches. Contemporary and well-balanced, this book provides an even-handed and holistic foundation, allowing students to develop a strong critical mindset while retaining a robust research-driven orientation. This book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduates students on abnormal psychology, psychopathology, mental health or clinical psychology modules.
This book presents a clear and in-depth account of abnormal psychology. It focuses on both clinical descriptions, using illustrative case studies at the beginning of each section, and on the implications of the major theoretical perspectives and relevant empirical evidence for clinical treatment. It provides a very readable and up-to-date review of topics including childhood behaviour disorders, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders and models of abnormal behaviour. Alan Carr illustrates a scientific approach to the understanding of these aspects of abnormal psychology. Both the content and style of this book will help students understand a complex area of psychology.
Abnormal Psychology: Perspectives exemplifies its subtitle by cohesively presenting the numerous individual perspectives of its expert contributors. It presents the differing psychological perspectives by discussing various relevant paradigms with emphasis on the conceptual approaches and therapeutic interventions that have garnered the most empirical support in research literature. As a ground-up Canadian text, it features indigenous case studies, legal and ethical issues, prevention programs, and ground-breaking research, as well as the history of abnormal psychology in this country.
In Abnormal Psychology: Perspectives on Human Behavior and Experience Second Edition, William J. Ray brings together current perspectives concerning the manner in which the human mind, behavior, and experience can be understood. In addition to the traditional psychological literature, this book draws from work in the cognitive and affective neurosciences, epidemiology, ethology, and genetics. Ray's focus is on a unification and integration of the biopsychosocial understandings of human behavior within a broader consideration of human culture and language as it applies to abnormal psychology.
This brief, inexpensive essentials paperback offers students an engaging, innovative systems approach by integrating the biological, psychological and social perspectives in an interesting and concurrent story. Research methods are mainstreamed throughout the text in a student-friendly manner. *Features detailed case studies and briefer cases to illustrate interesting clinical issues throughout chapters to engage and motivate students *Offers a 'systems' (biopsychosocial) approach - Integrates psychological, biological and social influences to explain the causes of maladaptive behaviour *Uses current research to demonstrate to students that biological, psychological or social factors alone are less likely to bring about maladaptive behaviors. Rather, factors from all three play a role in the manifestation of abnormal behaviours *Integrates treatments into each chapter to shows students the relationship between disorder and treatment instead of clustering all treatments at the end of the book *Provides a unique presentation of research methods to make the material come alive for students - Includes Research Methods and Research Close-Up boxes in many chapters
This work provides a workable base for the understanding of basic concepts of abnormal behaviour and abnormal psychology. Starting with the concept, nature and background of abnormal behaviour and abnormal psychology, it takes up the types of abnormalities and disorders of human behaviour and suggests possible treatment by combining physical as well as socio-psychological therapeutic measures. Written in a simple but well organised style, it will prove useful not only to students of abnormal psychology and mental health of the graduate and post-graduate courses, but also to parents and teachers in understanding and improving their own mental health as well as that of people whose welfare is entrusted to them.
There Is Hardly A Field So Vital And Changing As Abnormal Psychology. This Classic Textbook Deals With A Comprehensive And Up-To-Date Real-World Overview Of The Subject Of Abnormal Psychology. The Book Highlights The Basic Concepts Of The Subject With Lucid Writing Style And Superior Pedagogy.A Number Of Books Have Been Written By Authors In The West On Abnormal Psychology. These Books, While Presenting The Principles Of The Subject, Explain It Mostly With The Examples Drawn From Their Own Environment. Though Psychology Is Based Upon Universal Principles, Its Understanding Requires Assimilation Of Its Principles With Reference To The Local Environment. In This Book An Attempt Has Been Made To Present The Principles Of Abnormal Psychology In The Context Of Indian Circumstances. The Aim Of The Present Study Is To Provide The Undergraduate And Postgraduate Students With An Ideal Textbook Of Abnormal Psychology. Efforts Have Been Made To Cover The Syllabi Of Almost All The Indian Universities. However, All Unnecessary Details Have Been Scrupulously Avoided So That The Book May Not Become Unnecessarily Bulky. Analytical And Pedagogical Methods Of Presentation Have Been Followed To Explain The Subject Matter And Holistic Approach Has Been Adopted To Conclude The Controversial Matters. At The End Of Each Chapter, Questions For Exercise Drawn From Latest Question Papers Of Different Universities Have Been Given.