Abnormal Psychology

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-12-02
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Now updated to reflect the DSM-5, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema's, Abnormal Psychology blends cutting-edge research in psychopathology with compassion for people who suffer from psychological disorders and captures the excitement of major advances in biological and psychosocial research and treatment alternatives. The new sixth edition continues to place an 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.

New to this edition is Connect Abnormal Psychology, which includes the groundbreaking adaptive study tool, LearnSmart, and Faces Interactive, a unique digital learning environment which provides students with an opportunity to observe real people through a series of case studies on 12 different psychological disorders. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:Looking at Abnormality

Abnormality Along the Continuum 3

Extraordinary People 4

Defining Abnormality 4

Historical Perspectives on Abnormality 7

The Emergence of Modern Perspectives 14

Modern Mental Health Care 16

Chapter Integration 19

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Chapter 2:Theories and Treatment of Abnormality

Approaches Along the Continuum

Extroadinary People-Steven Hayes 24

Biological Approaches 26

Psychological Approaches 36

Sociocultural Approaches 49

Prevention Programs 53

Common Elements in Effective Treatments 53

Chapter Integration 54

Chapter Summary
Key Terms

Chapter 3:Assessing and Daignoing Abnormality

Assessment and Diagnosis Along theContinuum 59

Extraordinary People —Marya Hornbacher 60

Assessment Tools 60

Challenges in Assessment 68

Diagnosis 71

Chapter Integration

Chapter Summary
Key Terms

Chapter 4:The Research Endeavor

Research Along the Continuum 83

Extraordinary People—The Old Order Amish ofPennsylvania 84

The Scientific Method 84

Case Studies 87

Correlational Studies 88

Epidemiological Studies 92

Experimental Studies 93

Genetic Studies

Cross-Cultural Research


Chapter Integration

Chapter Summary
Key Terms

Chapter 5:Trauma, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Related Disorders

Fear and Anxiety Along theContinuum 107

Extraordinary People—David Beckham,Perfection On and Off the Field 108

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute StressDisorder 110

Specific Phobias and Agoraphobia 118

Panic Disorder 127

Generalized Anxiety Disorder 132

Separation Anxiety Disorder 135

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 139

Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults 145

Chapter Integration 146

Chapter Summary
Key Terms

Chapter 6:Somatic Symptom and Dissociative DisordersSomatic Symptom and DissociativeDisorders Along the Continuum 151

Extraordinary People—Anna O., The TalkingCure 152

Somatic Symptom Disorders 152

Dissociative Disorders 160

Chapter Integration 171

Chapter Summary
Key Terms

Chapter 7:Mood Disorders and Suicide

Mood Disorders Along theContinuum 175

Extraordinary People—Kay Redfi eld Jamison,An Unquiet Mind 176

Characteristics of Depressive Disorders 176

Characteristics of Bipolar Disorder 181

Theories of Depression 185

Theories of Bipolar Disorder 192

Treatment of Mood Disorders 193

Suicide 204

Chapter Integration 212

Chapter Summary 214
Key Terms 215

Chapter 8:Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

Schizophrenia Spectrum and OtherPsychotic Disorders Along theContinuum 217

Extraordinary People—John Nash,A Beautiful Mind 218

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Course 219Positive Symptoms 219

Biological Theories 233

Psychosocial Perspectives 238

Treatment 241

Chapter Integration 246

Chapter Summary 248
Key Terms 249

Chapter 9:Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders Along theContinuum 251

Extraordinary People—Susanna Kaysen, Girl,Interrupted 252

Borderline Personality Disorder 256

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 260

Avoidant Personality Disorder 263

Obsessive-Compulsive PersonalityDisorder 265

Schizotypal Personality Disorder 268

Chapter Integration 271

Chapter Summary 272
Key Terms 273

Chapter 10:Neurodevelopmental and Neurocognitive Disorders

Neurodevelopmental and NeurocognitiveDisorders Along the Continuum 275

Extraordinary People—Temple Grandin,Thinking in Pictures 276

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 276

Autism Spectrum Disorder 282

Intellectual Developmental Disorder 286

Learning, Communication, and MotorDisorders 291

Major and Minor Neurocognitive Disorders 296

Delirium 304

Chapter Integration 306

Chapter Summary 308

Key Terms 309

Chapter 11:Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders

Disruptive and Impulsive Behavior Along theContinuum 311

Extraordinary People—Ted Bundy, Portrait of aSerial Killer 312

Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defi antDisorder 313

Antisocial Personality Disorder 321Contributors to Antisocial Personality

Intermittent Explosive Disorder 324

Chapter Integration 325

Chapter Summary 327
Key Terms 327

Chapter 12:Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Along theContinuum 329

Extraordinary People—Fashion Models, Dyingto Be Thin 330

Characteristics of Eating Disorders 331

Understanding Eating Disorders 342

Treatments for Eating Disorders 349

Chapter Integration 351

Chapter Summary 353
Key Terms 353

Chapter 13:Sexual Disorders

Sexuality Along the Continuum 355

Extraordinary People—David Reimer, The BoyWho Was Raised as a Girl 356

Sexual Dysfunctions 358

Paraphilic Disorders 372

Gender Dysphoria 380

Chapter Integration 383

Chapter Summary 384
Key Terms 385

Chapter 14:Substance Use and Gambling Disorders

Substance Use Along the Continuum 387

Extraordinary People—Celebrity DrugAbusers 388

Defining Substance Use Disorders 390

Depressants 392

Stimulants 398

Opioids 403

Hallucinogens and PCP 405

Cannabis 406

Inhalants 407

Other Drugs of Abuse 408

Theories of Substance Use Disorders 409

Treatments for Substance Use Disorders 412

Gambling Disorder 419

Chapter Integration 420

Chapter Summary 421
Key Terms 423

Chapter 15:Health PsychologyStress Along the Continuum 425

Extraordinary People—Norman Cousins,Healing with Laughter 426

Psychological Factors and GeneralHealth 428

Psychosocial Factors in SpecificDiseases 431

Interventions to Improve Health-RelatedBehaviors 438

Sleep and Health 440

Chapter Integration 451

Chapter Summary 452
Key Terms 453

Chapter 16:Mental Health and the LawMental Health Law Along theContinuum 455

Extraordinary People—Greg Bottoms,Angelhead 456

Civil Commitment 456

Patients’ Rights 462Right to Treatment 462

Competence to Stand Trail

The Insanity Defense 464

Mental Health Care in the Justice System 469

Chapter Integration 470

Chapter Summary 471
Key Terms 472

Discussions for Think Critically




Name Index

Subject Index

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