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Authored by award-winning teacher and noted researcher Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, this text blends cutting-edge research in psychopathology with compassion for people who suffer from psychological disorders. Capturing the excitement of major advances in biological and psychosocial research and treatment alternatives, Abnormal Psychology Media and Research Update imparts a true enthusiasm for and appreciation of scientific investigation. The author's scientific and caring approach, combined with strong study tools, has won accolades from instructors and students alike. This Media and Research Update includes Faces Interactive Case Studies, which link information about disorders covered in the text to Face Interactive Online, integrating the audio visual resources to the written text. The text continues to place great emphasis on an integrated approach to abnormal psychology, on making biological information clear to students, and on providing a strong focus on empirical research and diversity.
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CONTENTS IN BRIEF 1. Looking at Abnormality 2. Contemporary Theories of Abnormality 3. The Research Endeavor 4. Assessing and Diagnosing Abnormality 5. Treatments for Abnormality 6. Stress Disorders and Health Psychology 7. Anxiety Disorders 8. Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders 9. Mood Disorders 10. Suicide 11. Schizophrenia 12. Personality Disorders 13. Childhood Disorders 14. Cognitive Disorders and Life-Span Issues 15. Eating Disorders 16. Sexual Disorders 17. Substance-Related Disorders 18. Mental Health and the Law Glossary References Credits Name Index Subject Index CONTENTS Preface About the Author 1. Looking at Abnormality Extraordinary People--Clifford Beers: A Mind That Found Itself / Defining Abnormality / Historical Perspectives on Abnormality / The Emergence of Modern Perspectives / Modern Mental-Health Care / Professions Within Abnormal Psychology / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms 2. Contemporary Theories of Abnormality Extraordinary People--Albert Ellis: The Phobic Psychologist / Biological Approaches / Psychological Approaches / Social and Interpersonal Approaches / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms 3. The Research Endeavor Extraordinary People--The Old Order Amish of Pennsylvania / The Scientific Method / Case Studies / Correlational Studies / Epidemiological Studies / Experimental Studies / Cross-Cultural Research / Meta-Analysis / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms 4. Assessing and Diagnosing Abnormality Extraordinary People--Michael J. Fox: Lucky Man / Gathering Information / Assessment Tools / Problems in Assessment / Diagnosis / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms 5. Treatments for Abnormality Extraordinary People--The Inside Story on Coping with Schizophrenia / Biological Treatments / Psychological Therapies / Interpersonal and Social Approaches / Evaluating Treatments / Special Issues in Treating Children / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms 6. Stress Disorders and Health Psychology Extraordinary People--Norman Cousins: Healing with Laughter / Physiological Responses to Stress / Sleep and Health / Personality and Health / Interventions To Improve Health / Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms 7. Anxiety Disorders Extraordinary People--Marc Summers: Everything in Its Place / Panic Disorder / Phobias / Generalized Anxiety Disorder / Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / Social Approaches to the Anxiety Disorders / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms 8. Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Extraordinary People--Anna O. / Somatoform Disorders / Dissociative Disorders / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms 9. Mood Disorders Extraordinary People--Kay Redfield Jamison: An Unquiet Mind / Unipolar Depression / Bipolar Mood Disorders / Biological Theories of Mood Disorders / Psychological Theories of Mood Disorders / Social Perspectives on Mood Disorders / Mood Disorders Treatments / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms 10. Suicide Extraordinary People--William Styron: Darkness Visible / Defining and Measuring Suicide / Understanding Suicide / Treating and Preventing Suicidal Tendencies / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms 11. Schizophrenia Extraordinary People--John Nash: A Beautiful Mind / Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Prognosis of Schizophrenia / Biological Theories of Schizophrenia / Psychosocial Perspectives on Sch