Abnormal Psychology

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/21/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson

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It's not about them, it's about all of us.   With a focus on critical thinking, Oltmanns and Emery prepare students for the DSM-V and beyond by addressing key issues and concepts that will remain, even as diagnostic criteria change.   In Abnormal Psychology, 7theditionOltmanns and Emery bring both the science and personal aspects of abnormal psychology to life with a focus on evidence-based practice and emerging research. The authors emphasize that abnormal psychology is not about "them," it's about all of us. Using extensive case studies, they present the most cutting edge information on abnormal psychology by covering methods and treatment in context. Organized around the way students learn, this ground breaking text integrates the biological, psychological, and social perspectives in one concurrent story.   Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning ; The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking ; With a focus on critical thinking students are encouraged to be ;inquiring skeptics. ; Engage Students ; ;Speaking Out ; video series and case studies woven throughout each chapter engage students in the science and the practice of abnormal psychology. Explore Research ; Detailed coverage of research methods and treatment is presented in every chapter; treatment is also covered in a standalone chapter. Support Instructors ; ;Speaking Out ; videos on DVD, MyPsychLab's Class Prep, video embedded PowerPoints on DVD, MyTest, clicker questions, and an instructor's manual provide extensive support for instructors. Note:MyPsychLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyPsychLab, please visit:www.mypsychlab.comor you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyPsychLab (at no additional cost). VP: 9780205229260

Author Biography

Thomas F. Oltmanns is the Edgar James Swift Professor of Psychology in Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, where he is also Director of Clinical Training in Psychology. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  He was previously a faculty member in the psychology departments at Indiana University (1976 to 1986) and at the University of Virginia (1986 to 2003). He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Psychological Science, served as President of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology in 1993, and is President-elect of the Society for Research in Psychopathology.  Undergraduate students at UVa recognized his teaching by selecting him to receive the “Outstanding Professor Award” in 1997 and 2002. His early research was concerned with the role of cognitive and emotional factors in schizophrenia.  His lab is currently conducting a large, prospective study of the trajectory of personality disorders in middle-aged and older adults. His other books include Schizophrenia (1980), written with John Neale; Delusional Beliefs (1988), edited with Brendan Maher; and Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology (8th edition, 2009), written with Michele Martin.


Robert E. Emery is Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law, and an associate faculty member of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. He also served as Director of Clinical Training for nine years. He received a B.A. from Brown University in 1974 and a Ph.D. from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1982. His research focuses on family conflict, children’s mental health, and associated legal issues, and he has authored over 100 scientific articles and book chapters. His awards include a “Citation Classic” from the Institute for Scientific Information, an Outstanding Research Publication Award from the American Associate for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and several awards and award nominations for his three books on divorce: Marriage, Divorce and Children’s Adjustment (2nd ed., 1998, Sage Publications), Renegotiating Family Relationships: Divorce, Child Custody, and Mediation (1994, Guilford Press), and The Truth about Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive (2004, Viking). His current research is on genetically informed (twin) studies of the effects of major changes in family environments, including divorce, harsh parenting, early menarche, and teen pregnancy.

Table of Contents







Chapter 1: Examples and Definitions of Abnormal Behavior

Chapter 2: Causes of Abnormal Behavior

Chapter 3: Treatment of Psychological Disorders

Chapter 4: Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior

Chapter 5: Mood Disorders and Suicide

Chapter 6: Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 7: Acute and Post-traumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, and Somatoform Disorders

Chapter 8: Stress and Physical Health

Chapter 9: Personality Disorders

Chapter 10: Eating Disorders

Chapter 11: Substance Use Disorders

Chapter 12: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders

Chapter 13: Schizophrenic Disorders

Chapter 14: Dementia, Delirium, and Amnestic Disorders

Chapter 15: Mental Retardation and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Chapter 16: Psychological Disorders of Childhood

Chapter 17: Adjustment Disorders and Life-Cycle Transitions

Chapter 18: Mental Health and the Law




Name Index

Subject Index

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