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Abnormal Psychology, 2nd Edition

By Deborah C. Beidel, Cynthia M. Bulik, Melinda A. Stanley

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 27, 2011

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Real Science. Real Life.

 

Deborah Beidel, Cynthia Bulik, and Melinda Stanley take a scientist-practitioner-educator approach and help students see and understand the connection between the science and practice of abnormal psychology.

 

This leading-edge author team, consisting of three active researchers, clinicians, and educators, take a scientist-practitioner approach emphasizing the rich blend of both the science and practice of abnormal psychology throughout the text. The developmental trajectory of each condition is discussed where appropriate and scientific findings with respect to race and gender are incorporated into discussions about each condition.  Biological findings are integrated with findings from social and behavioral sciences, highlighting the complexity of abnormal behavior and how it is often influenced by a wide range of variables.  The authors encourage students to look at psychological disorders along a continuum and analyze disorders in terms of whether the individual’s behavior creates distress or impairs daily functioning. Importantly, an effort is made to “bring to life” the nature of these conditions by providing vivid clinical descriptions.   In addition to short descriptions used liberally throughout each chapter, a fully integrated case study is presented at the end of each chapter, again illustrating the interplay of biological, psychosocial and emotional factors.

 

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Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1. BRIEF
2. COMPREHENSIVE


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Chapter 1: Abnormal Psychology: Historical and Modern Perspectives
Chapter 2: Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology
Chapter 3: Assessment and Diagnosis
Chapter 4: Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 5: Somatoform, Dissociative, and Factitious Disorders
Chapter 6: Mood Disorders
Chapter 7: Eating Disorders
Chapter 8: Gender and Sexual Disorders
Chapter 9: Substance Use Disorders
Chapter 10: Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Chapter 11: Personality Disorders
Chapter 12: Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 13: Aging and Cognitive Disorders
Chapter 14: Health Psychology
Chapter 15: Abnormal Psychology: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues
 



COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS: 
 
Chapter 1: Abnormal Psychology: Historical and Modern Perspectives
Normal vs. Abnormal Behavior
Historical Views of Abnormal Behavior and Its Treatment
Current Views of Abnormal Behavior and Treatment
 
Chapter 2:  Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology
Research in Abnormal Psychology at the Cellular Level
Research in Abnormal Psychology at the Individual Level
Research in Abnormal Psychology at the Group Level
Research in Abnormal Psychology at the Population Level
 
Chapter 3:  Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
Clinical Assessment
Assessment Instruments
Diagnosis and Classification

 

Chapter 4: Anxiety Disorders
What is Anxiety?
What Are the Anxiety Disorders?
The Etiology of Anxiety Disorders
The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
    
Chapter 5: Somatoform, Dissociative, and Factitious Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Factitious Disorder
 
Chapter 6: Mood Disorders
What are the Mood Disorders?
Suicide
The Etiology of Mood Disorders
The Treatment of Mood Disorders
 
Chapter 7: Eating Disorders
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified
Sex, Race, Ethnicity, and Developmental Factors
The Etiology of Eating Disorders
The Treatment of Eating Disorders

 

Chapter 8: Gender and Sexual Disorders
Human Sexuality
Gender Identity Disorder
Sexual Dysfunctions
Paraphilias
 
Chapter 9:  Substance Use Disorders
How Severe is the Problem? Use, Abuse, and Dependence
Commonly Used “Licit” Drugs
 Illicit Drugs
Etiology of Substance-Related Disorders
Treatment of Substance Abuse and Dependence
 
Chapter 10: Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Etiology of Schizophrenia
Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
 
Chapter 11. Personality Disorders
Personality trait versus Personality Disorder
Personality Disorder Clusters
The Etiology of Personality Disorders
 
Chapter 12: Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Mental Retardation
Learning Disorders
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Childhood Disorders of Eating, Sleeping and Elimination

 

Chapter 13: Aging and Cognitive Disorders
Symptoms and Disorders of Aging
Depression and Anxiety in Later Life
Substance Abuse and Psychosis in Later Life
Cognitive Disorders
 
Chapter 14:  Health Psychology
Health Psychology: Defining the Field
The Role of Stress in Physical and Mental Health
Psychology and Behavior in Medical Illness
Psychology Treatments for Health-Related Conditions
 
Chapter 15: Abnormal Psychology: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues
Law, Ethics and Issues of Treatment
Privacy, Confidentiality and Privilege in Abnormal Psychology
Licensing and Malpractice Issues
Professional Issues
Research and Clinical Trials

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ISBN-10: 0-205-20501-1

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-20501-1

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