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This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 2/24/2012.

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This is the most up-to-date text about theory and research on the etiology and treatment of the most important psychological disorders. It is intended for first-year graduate students in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and related fields. Readers will appreciate that the length, organization, content, and level and style of writing remain appropriate for the audience throughout. Thoroughly revised, this third edition continues to disseminate research- and empirically-supported information on psychopathology, while also challenging students to think critically, not just memorize information. New additions to the text include sections on dissociative disorders, dimensional approaches, the biological bases of psychopathology, developmental psychology, and a chapter on learning theories that lays out the principles of learning.

Author Biography

James E. Maddux, PhD, is University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is the former editor of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology and former director of the clinical doctoral program at George Mason University. Barbara A. Winstead, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is also the former director of clinical training for the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology.

Table of Contents

Editorsp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Thinking About Psychopathology
Conceptions of Psychopathology: A Social Constructionist Perspectivep. 3
Biological Bases of Psychopathologyp. 23
Cultural Dimensions of Psychopathology: The Social WorldÆs Impact on Mental Disordersp. 45
The Role of Gender, Race, and Class in Psychopathologyp. 69
Classification and Diagnosis: Historical Development and Contemporary Issuesp. 101
Psychological Assessment and Clinical Judgmentp. 121
Psychotherapy Researchp. 145
Common Problems of Adulthood
Anxiety Disordersp. 163
Mood Disordersp. 195
Schizophreniap. 247
Personality Disordersp. 277
Sexual Dysfunctions and Disordersp. 307
Somatoform and Dissociative Disordersp. 347
Substance Use Disordersp. 373
Mental Health and Agingp. 399
Common Problems of Childhood and Adolescence
Developmental Psychopathology: Basic Principlesp. 429
Externalizing Disordersp. 443
Internalizing Disordersp. 473
Language, Learning, and Cognitive Disordersp. 499
Eating Disordersp. 517
Indexp. 553
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