Abnormal Psychology

  • Filename: abnormal-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781429277785
  • Release Date: 2010-07-27
  • Number of pages: 587
  • Author: Ronald J. Comer
  • Publisher: Macmillan

Check out a preview. Each new edition of Ronald Comer’s Abnormal Psychology has offered a fresh, comprehensive, and exciting presentation of the field, with objective, balanced coverage of a wide range of theories, studies, disorders, and treatments and all major models. Each new edition has also integrated the latest in pedagogical tools and state-of-the-art media for students and instructors. But even by Comer’s standards, the new edition of Abnormal Psychology is an exceptional revision that captures the way the field has changed, the world has changed, and students have changed. The beautifully redesigned new edition features more than 2,000 new references from the years 2006-2009; hundreds of new photos, tables, and figures; and expanded coverage of multicultural issues, cognitive theories and treatments, and neuroscience topics. There has never been a text for the course so well-attuned to both the field of abnormal psychology and the wide range of students exploring it.

Abnormal Psychology

  • Filename: abnormal-psychology.
  • ISBN: 1841692425
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 229
  • Author: Alan Carr
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

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 An Integrative Approach

  • Filename: abnormal-psychology-an-integrative-approach.
  • ISBN: 9781305177208
  • Release Date: 2014-01-03
  • Number of pages: 784
  • Author: David H. Barlow
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH, Seventh Edition, is the perfect book to help you succeed in your abnormal psychology course! Authors Barlow and Durand show you how psychological disorders are rooted in multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. You can test your understanding of topics with the text's built-in concept checks and chapter quizzes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Abnormal Psychology and Life A Dimensional Approach

  • Filename: abnormal-psychology-and-life-a-dimensional-approach.
  • ISBN: 9781285052342
  • Release Date: 2014-01-01
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Author: Chris Kearney
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

Chris Kearney and Tim Trull’s ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE: A DIMENSIONAL APPROACH provides students with a concise, contemporary, science-based view of psychopathology that emphasizes the individual first and the disorder second. Through consistent pedagogy featuring clinical cases and real first-person narratives, the text illuminates our understanding that abnormal behavior--rather than being either present or absent--exists in everyone to some degree on a continuum from normal to pathological. By highlighting this widely accepted dimensional view--which places the behavior of an individual at the forefront of clinical assessment, prevention, definition, and treatment--the text’s goal is to encourage students to become intelligent consumers of mental health information. With its emphasis on assessment and treatment as well as prevention, the book gives students the tools necessary to understand the precursors of abnormal behavior, overcome the stigma associated with it, and identify the real people classified as exhibiting it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Abnormal Psychology

  • Filename: abnormal-psychology.
  • ISBN: 0470161035
  • Release Date: 2010-11-02
  • Number of pages: 832
  • Author: Gerald C. Davison
  • Publisher:

Abnormal Psychology, 4th Canadian Edition will provide your students with the most up-to-date, relevant and reliable content available in an abnormal psychology undergraduate textbook. Professors can trust that with Davison 4e their students have the most comprehensive and accurate content and research coverage available in a textbook providing them the foundation they need to succeed in their Canadian psychology studies. Based upon reviewer feedback, sections of the text have been updated extensively to incorporate numerous new research developments, and many new cases have been added to illustrate specific disorders. The text addresses the proposed changes to the DSM-V and places a stronger emphasis on tying themes to emerging research findings. Over 900 new international and Canadian references have been added to this edition, which also includes compelling new videos.

Abnormal Psychology

  • Filename: abnormal-psychology.
  • ISBN: 8126901985
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Rachana Sharma
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

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.

Abnormal Psychology

  • Filename: abnormal-psychology.
  • ISBN: 812070732X
  • Release Date: 2008-10-27
  • Number of pages: 267
  • Author: S K Mangal
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

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.

Clinical and abnormal psychology

  • Filename: clinical-and-abnormal-psychology.
  • ISBN: 0444885277
  • Release Date: 1989
  • Number of pages: 503
  • Author: Peter F. Lovibond
  • Publisher: North Holland

The 49 papers in this volume originate from many different parts of the world and were selected to represent the wide range of contributions dealing with the nature, assessment, prevention and treatment of psychological dysfunction. The latest work by leading international researchers in clinical and abnormal psychology is described in this volume. There is a broad coverage of clinical areas. The papers are organised into six sections based on the type of dysfunction. The first section is concerned with emotional disorders, including papers which discuss the advances in the definition and treatment of specific disorders within general categories such as anxiety, stress and depression, but which also acknowledge the communality between these emotional systems. The papers in the second section deal with deficits in self-regulation, such as alcohol abuse, smoking and eating disorders. One of the many themes linking analysis of these "appetitive" disturbances is the notion of loss of control, and its relation to long-term regulation of intake. Section 3 is concerned with disorders of childhood, and includes several papers describing innovative approaches to the assessment and management of intellectual disability. Schizophrenia is the subject of section 4 and such central topics as the lifetime course of the disorder and the involvement of attentional processes are discussed. Section 5 contains papers on neuropsychology, including work on the assessment of perceptuo-motor dysfunction and memory impairment. Also included are several papers which focus on dysfunction arising from physical problems such as diabetes, renal disorders and dementia. A wide range of papers on health psychology can be found in section 6. These papers are indicative of the shifting emphasis from treatment of dysfunction to the active promotion of physical and psychological well-being.

CourseSmart International E Book for Abnormal Psychology

  • Filename: coursesmart-international-e-book-for-abnormal-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781464162909
  • Release Date: 2012-06-25
  • Number of pages: 736
  • Author: Ronald J. Comer
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The eighth edition of the bestselling Abnormal Psychology engages students with its integrated coverage of theory, diagnosis, and treatment; its inclusive wide-ranging cross-cultural perspective, and its focus on the real-life impact of mental illness. Containing the latest research, Abnormal Psychology returns in a timely new edition.

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology

  • Filename: essentials-of-abnormal-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9780495599821
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 736
  • Author: Vincent Mark Durand
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

In this briefer version of Durand and Barlow's widely taught text, the authors explain abnormal psychology through their standard-setting integrative approach?the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this integrative approach, users learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the interaction among multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogy, video clips of real clients (located on the accompanying Abnormal Psychology Live 2.5 CD-ROM), and real case profiles?95 percent from the authors' own case files?provide a realistic context for the scientific findings of the book. In addition, these features ensure that readers never lose sight of the fact that real people are beyond the DSM-IV-TR criteria, the theories, and the research.

Study Guide to Accompany Abnormal Psychology 8e

  • Filename: study-guide-to-accompany-abnormal-psychology-8e.
  • ISBN: 9780471386995
  • Release Date: 2000-06-21
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Gerald C. Davison
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

This text continues to be one of the most current, authoritative overviews of the theories and research in psychopathology and intervention. Its widely praised scientific clinical approach blends the clinical and empirical/experimental as the authors examine each disorder from multiple perspectives. The text emphasizes different paradigms with a particular emphasis on the diathesis-stress paradigm as necessary for understanding most psychopathologies.

Abnormal Psychology

  • Filename: abnormal-psychology.
  • ISBN: 0415209226
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 428
  • Author: Isador H. Coriat
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology

  • Filename: case-studies-in-abnormal-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781118086193
  • Release Date: 2011-12-27
  • Number of pages: 405
  • Author: Thomas F. Oltmanns
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

"Most textbooks on abnormal psychology include short descriptions of actual clinical cases. However, those presentations are necessarily brief and too fragmented for students to gain a clear understanding of the unique complexities of a person's troubledlife. Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology, Ninth Edition takes mental disorders from the realm of theory into the complex reality of human lives. This casebook presents comprehensive coverage of 23 high interest cases that include topics such as eating disorders, gender identity disorder, borderline personality, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Each study (1) provides detailed descriptions of a range of clinical problems, (2) illustrates some of the ways in which these problems can be viewed and treated, and (3) discusses some of the evidence that is available concerning the prevalence and causes of the disorders in question"--

Casebook in Abnormal Psychology

  • Filename: casebook-in-abnormal-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9780495604389
  • Release Date: 2010-06-25
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Timothy Brown
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

Using cases from the authors’ files or from case files of other working clinicians, CASEBOOK IN ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY portrays the rich and arresting nature of disorders manifested in real people. Cases illustrate every major DSM-IV category, followed by a therapy outcome section that tells the rest of the story of what happened to these clients. Using an integrative approach, the authors emphasize the multiple causes of disorders and incorporate developmental and cultural issues in each case. Complex cases are presented without a diagnosis, so students can come up with a diagnosis on their own. This Fourth Edition includes a new case on body dysmorphic disorder as well as two new cases without a diagnosis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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