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Abnormal Psychology : Enduring Issues,9780470073872

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Hansell & Damour's Abnormal Psychology, 2e will empower your students with the critical thinking skills to better detail, classify, explain and ultimately better understand abnormal behavior. Written by practicing clinicians and featuring a streamlined table of contents, Abnormal Psychology, 2e offers a new, innovative approach that encourages the critical thinking skills which will help students see the "forest for the trees." By placing the DSM-IV in a larger context using a wide variety of examples, situations and applications, students better understand and contextualize the numerous mental illnesses discussed in the course. This includes a new series of critical thinking questions tied to the "core concepts" framework of the text. Additionally there are 15 new "visual essays" that highlight the most important biological principals, each is designed to help students make the connection between biology and mental illness. Abnormal Psychology, 2nd Edition is available in 3 versions: * ISBN 978-0-470-27434-7: Abnormal Psychology, 2nd Edition, WileyPLUS Stand-alone version of Hansell 2e. * ISBN 978-0-470-28081-2: Abnormal Psychology, 2nd Edition, Hansell 2e with WileyPLUS. * ISBN 978-0-470-27979-3: Abnormal Psychology, 2nd Edition, Binder Ready Version of Hansell 2e.

Table of Contents

Abnormal Psychology: The Core Concepts
Case Vignette
The Core Concepts
The Importance of Context in Defining and Understanding Abnormality
The Continuum Between Normal and Abnormal Behavior
Cultural and Historical Relativism in Defining and Classifying Abnormality
The Advantages and Limitations of Diagnosis
The Principle of Multiple Causality
The Connection Between Mind and Body
The Core Concepts: A View From the Past
Chapter Summary
Defining Abnormality: What Is Psychopathology?
Case Vignette
Commonly Used Criteria for Defining Abnormality
Help Seeking
Emotional Distress
Significant Impairment
Core Concepts in Defining Abnormality
Cultural and Historical Relativism
The Continuum Between Normal and Abnormal Behavior
Defining Abnormality: Practical Solutions
Working Definitions of Psychopathology
Chapter Summary
Explaining Abnormality: What Causes Psychopathology?
Case Vignette
Explaining Abnormality: The Core Concepts
Cultural and Historical Relativism
The Principle of Multiple Causality
The Connection Between Mind and Body
The Theoretical Perspectives
Psychodynamic Perspectives
Humanistic and Existential Perspectives
Behavioral Perspectives
Cognitive Perspectives
Sociocultural and Family Systems Perspectives
Biological Perspectives
Case Vignette-Explanation and Treatment
Chapter Summary
Classifying Abnormality: Diagnosis and Assessment
The Advantages and Limitations of Diagnosis
The History of Diagnostic Systems for Psychopathology
The DSM-III Revolution and Controversy
Advantages of the Modern DSM Approach
Limitations of the Modern DSM Approach
Using the DSM-IV-TR: Making a Multiaxial Diagnosis
Axis I and Axis II
Axes III, IV, and V
A Complete DSM-IV-TR Diagnosis
Behavioral Observation
Diagnosis and Assessment in Perspective: Classifying and Understanding Dave
Interview with Dave
Dave's Test Results
Behavioral Observations of Dave
The Advantages and Limitations of the Diagnosis of Dave
Chapter Summary
Anxiety and the Anxiety Disorders
Case Vignettes
Defining Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
The Importance of Context in Defining Anxiety Disorders
The Continuum Between Normal and Abnormal Anxiety
Classifying Anxiety Disorders
The DSM-IV-TR Categories
The Advantages and Limitations of the DSM-IV-TR Anxiety Disorder Diagnoses
Classification in Demographic Context
Cultural and Historical Relativism in Defining and Classify
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