9780077236397

Abnormal Psychology : Media and Research Update

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077236397

  • ISBN10:

    0077236394

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: MCG

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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 Updateimparts 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. ThisMedia and Research Updateincludes 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.

Table of Contents

Media and Research Update
Contents in brief
Looking at Abnormality
Contemporary Theories of Abnormality
The Research Endeavor
Assessing and Diagnosing Abnormality
Treatments for Abnormality
Stress Disorders and Health Psychology
Anxiety Disorders
Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
Mood Disorders
Suicide
Schizophrenia
Personality Disorders
Childhood Disorders
Cognitive Disorders and Life-Span Issues
Eating Disorders
Sexual Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Health and the Law
Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
Contents
Preface
About the Author
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Extraordinary People--Anna O.
Somatoform Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Chapter Integration
Extraordinary People
Follow Up
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
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 Terms1
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 Terms1
Schizophrenia Extraordinary People--John Nash
A Beautiful Mind
Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Prognosis of Schizophrenia
Biological Theories of Schizophrenia
Psychosocial Perspecti
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