Abnormal Psychology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-02-07
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers

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Rosenberg and Kosslyn's Abnormal Psychology brings students to the very forefront of the study of the brain and its role in psychological disorders. Now that text returns in a new edition that again matches the latest research from neuroscience to culture-based approaches with riveting human examples, helping your students understand the both the scientific foundations and the personal impact of mental illness. The new edition also brings forward the books distinctive emphasis on the dynamic interplay between the neurological, psychological, and social factors involved in understanding psychological disorders and their treatment.

A Superb Author Team
An experienced teacher, author, and practicing clinical psychologist, Robin Rosenberg is also an expert at using pop culture to examine psychological concepts (you can see her work in Slate magazine, Whats the Matter with Batman?). Stephen Kosslyn is a renowned neuroscientist, formerly of Harvard and Stanford and now founding Dean at the Minerva Project (a new start-up university), and an accomplished communicator for undergraduate and general audiences.

Author Biography

Robin S. Rosenberg is a clinical psychologist in private practice and she has taught psychology courses at Lesley University and Harvard University. In addition, she is coauthor (along with Stephen Kosslyn) of Psychology in Context and Fundamentals of Psychology in Context. She is the editor of Psychology of Superheroes, and contributor to The Psychology of Harry Potter, and Batman Unauthorized. She is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and has been certified in clinical hypnosis. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders. She received her B.A. in psychology from New York University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Rosenberg completed her clinical internship at Massachusetts Mental Health Center and had a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Community Health Plan before joining the staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Outpatient Services, where she worked before leaving to expand her private practice. Dr. Rosenberg specializes in treating people with depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, and is interested in the integration of different therapy approaches. She was the founder and coordinator of the New England Society for Psychotherapy Integration. Dr. Rosenberg enjoys using superhero stories to illustrate psychological principles, and can sometimes be found at comic conventions.

Stephen M. Kosslyn is the Founding Dean of the Minerva Schools at KGI (Keck Graduate Institute). Previously, he served as Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and as Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Kosslyn also is the former chair of the Department of Psychology, Dean of Social Science, and John Lindsley Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He received a B.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in psychology. Kosslyn’s research has focused primarily on the nature of visual cognition, visual communication, and individual differences; he has authored or coauthored 14 books and over 300 papers on these topics. Kosslyn has received the following accolades: the American Psychological Association’s Boyd R. McCandless Young Scientist Award, the National Academy of Sciences Initiatives in Research Award, the Cattell Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the J-L. Signoret Prize (France). He has honorary Doctorates from the University of Caen, the University of Paris Descartes, and University of Bern. Kosslyn has been elected to Academia Rodinensis pro Remediatione (Switzerland), the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Table of Contents

1. The History of Abnormal Psychology

2. Understanding Psychological Disorders: The Neuropsychosocial Approach

3. Clinical Diagnosis and Assessment

4. Research Methods

5. Mood Disorders and Suicide

6. Anxiety Disorders

7. Obsessive-Compulsive-Related and Trauma-Related Disorders

8. Dissociative and Somatic Symptom Disorders

9. Substance Use Disorders

10. Eating Disorders

11. Gender and Sexual Disorders

12. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

13. Personality Disorders

14. Neurodevelopmental Disorders

15. Neurocognitive Disorders

16. Ethical and Legal Issues

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