Essentials of Understanding Abnormal Behavior, Brief

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2004-09-22
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This brief text offers the same sociocultural focus, multicultural models, topical coverage, and engaging style of its parent text in a condensed, student-friendly format. The wealth of visuals, case studies, examples, and modular reviews combine with thorough research updates, making the text a comprehensive tool for abnormal psychology students. Several pedagogical aids help students grasp and retain material. Chapter outlines provide a topical overview while Focus Questions guide students to seek their own answers as they read the chapter. Case studies highlight issues of mental health and mental disorders, using actual clinical files to illuminate topics. In addition, Mental Health in Society boxes focus on mental health issues that carry wide implications for society to stimulate critical thinking, evoke alternative views, and provoke discussion to help students explore a broader meaning of abnormal behavior. Checkpoint Reviews interspersed throughout each chapter provide students with an opportunity to revisit concepts and reiterate the Focus Questions in addition to covering key terms. Marginal glossary terms provide a quick reference. Key terms are highlighted throughout each chapter and are defined in comprehensive glossary at the end of the text.

Table of Contents

Abnormal Behavior
The Concerns of Abnormal Psychology
Defining Abnormal Behavior
Cultural Considerations in Abnormality
Sociopolitical Considerations in Abnormality
The Frequency and Burden of Mental Disorders
Historical Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior
Causes: Early Viewpoints Contemporary
Trends in Abnormal Psychology
The Scientific Method in Clinical Research
Experiments Correlational Studies
Analogue Studies
Single-Participant Studies
Biological Research
Strategies Ethical Issues in Research
Some Closing Thoughts
Abnormal Behavior: Models and Treatments
Models in the Study of Psychopathology
Biological Models
Psychodynamic Models
Behavioral Models
Cognitive Models
Humanistic and Existential Approaches
The Family Systems Model
Models of Diversity and Psychopathology
An Integrative Approach to Models of Psychopathology
Assessment and Classification of Abnormal Behavior
Reliability and Validity
The Assessment of Abnormal Behavior
The Classification of Abnormal Behavior
Anxiety Disorders
Panic Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Phobias Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders
Dissociative Disorders and Somatoform Disorders
Dissociative Disorders Somatoform Disorders
Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions
Characteristics of Psychophysiological Disorders
Models for Understanding Stress
Stress and the Immune System
Psychological Involvement in Specific Physical Disorders
Treatment of Psychophysiological Disorders
Personality Disorders
The Personality Disorders
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Substance-Related Disorders
Substance-Use Disorders
Etiology of Substance-Use Disorders
Intervention and Treatment of Substance-Use Disorders
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
The Study of Human Sexuality
Sexual Dysfunctions
Gender Identity Disorders
Mood Disorders and Suicide
The Symptoms of Depression
The Symptoms of Mania Classification of Mood Disorders
The Etiology of Mood Disorders
The Treatment of Mood Disorders
Schizophrenia: Diagnosis and Etiology Schizophrenia
The Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Types of Schizophrenia
The Course and Outcome of Schizophrenia
Etiology of Schizophrenia Heredity and Schizophrenia
Physiological Factors in Schizophrenia
Environmental Factors in Schizophrenia
The Treatment of Schizophrenia
Cognitive Disorders
Types of Cognitive Disorders
Etiology of Cognitive Disorders
Treatment Considerations
Mental Retardation
Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence Pervasive
Developmental Disorders
Other Developmental Disorders
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorders and Disruptive
Behavior Disorders
Eating Disorders
Types of Eating Disorders
Etiology of Eating Disorders
Treatment of Eating Disorders
Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology
Criminal Commitment
Civil Commitment
The Therapist-Client Relationship
Cultural Competence and the Mental Health Profession
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