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Abnormal Psychology : Enduring Issues

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ISBN13:

9780471389828

ISBN10:
047138982X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/2004
Publisher(s):
WILEY

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Summary

Abnormal Psychology by James Hansell and Lisa Damour bridges the gap between the evolving field of abnormal psychology and the current textbook market. This text is a new, innovative approach to the teaching of abnormal psychology. While covering the latest DSM-IV-TR system and categories, core concepts in abnormal psychology form the backbone of the text. Abnormal Psychology provides an alternative for professors searching for a manageable textbook for their students. Hansell and Damour wrote Abnormal Psychology to help students not get lost in the details of this complex and ever changing field. To achieve this feat, the authors focus on six core concepts that make this field intriguing and appealing to students: 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 a nd limitations of diagnoses The principle of multiple causality The connection between mind and body in abnormal behaviorAbnormal Psychology is designed to be accessible to the student and easy to use for the instructor. Hansell and Damour have streamlined the traditional table of contents of an abnormal psychology text to a fourteen chapter, affordable text without eliminating important material. For example, research methods are discussed throughout the text, social and legal issues are addressed in the chapters where they are most relevant, and treatment methods are covered in every chapter, not in a separate chapter on psychotherapy.

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
Irrationality/Dangerousness
Deviance
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
Classifying Abnormality: Diagnosis and Assessment
The Advantages and Limitations of Diagnosis
Reliability
Validity
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
Assessment
Interviews
Tests
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
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 Classifying Anxiety Disorders
Explaining and Treating Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
Behavioral Components
Cognitive Components
Biological Components
Psychodynamic Components
The Multiple Causality of Anxiety Disorders
The Connection Between Mind and Body in Anxiety Disorders
Case Vignettes- Treatment
Mood and the Mood Disorders
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