Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World (1 color-reprint of 0-13-030005-5)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This introduction to abnormal psychology is designed to make the material more accessible and inviting to a new generation in a changing world. Noteworthy for its clear and engaging writing style that is accessible to readers, superior pedagogy, many engaging case examples and user-oriented applications, and integration of sociocultural material throughout. The authors adopt an interactionist approach in viewing abnormal behavior in terms of a complex interplay of factors representing psychological, biological, and sociocultural domains. Features personal accounts spanning a wide range of disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, autism, panic disorder, and other mental health problems. The free CD-ROM offers fifteen new segments from the "Speaking Out" series, including interviews with persons who have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anorexia, bulimia, PTSD, alcoholism, schizophrenia, autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, social phobia, hypochondriasis, and personality disorders. Highlights controversial issues in the field (e.g., Recovered Memory Controversy, EMDR: A Fad or a Find), and applications (e.g., How To Cope with a Panic Attack; Suicide Prevention; Rape Prevention; and Anger Management). A comprehensive reference for professionals in the psychology and/or medical fields.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Methods of Research
How Do We Define Abnormal Behavior?
Criteria for Determining Abnormality
Cultural Bases of Abnormal Behavior
Historical Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior
The Demonological Model
Origins of the Medical Model: In ldquo;Ill Humorrdquo
Medieval Times
The Reform Movement and Moral Therapy
A Step Backward
The Community Mental Health Movement
The Exodus from State Hospitals
Contemporary Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior
Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology
Description, Explanation, Prediction, and Control
The Objectives of Science
The Scientific Method
Ethics in Research
The Correlation Method
The Experimental Method
Epidemiological Studies
Kinship Studies
Case Studies
Summing Up
Contemporary Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior
The Biological Perspective
The Nervous System
Evaluating Biological Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior
The Psychological Perspective
Psychodynamic Models
Learning Models
Humanistic Models
Cognitive Models
The Sociocultural Perspective
Ethnicity and Mental Health
Evaluating the Sociocultural Perspective
The Biopsychosocial Perspective
The Diathesis-Stress Model
Evaluating the Biopsychosocial Perspective
The Case of Jessica- A Final Word
Summing Up
Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior
How are Abnormal Behavior Patterns Classified?
TheDSMand Models of Abnormal Behavior
Standards of Assessment
Methods of Assessment
The Clinical Interview
Psychological Tests
Neuropsychological Assessment
Behavioral Assessment
Cognitive Assessment
Physiological Measurement
Sociocultural and Ethnic Factors in Assessment
Summing Up
Methods of Treatment
Types of Professionals in the Helping Field
Psychodynamic Therapy
Behavior Therapy
Humanistic Therapy
Cognitive Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Eclectic Therapy
Group, Family, and Couple Therapy
Evaluating Methods of Psychotherapy
Multicultural Issues in Psychotherapy
Biomedical Therapies
Drug Therapy
Ethnic Differences in Response to Psychotropic Medication
Electroconvulsive Th
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