Revel for Abnormal Psychology

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Access Card
  • Copyright: 2013-12-23
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in Abnormal Psychology
An overview of abnormal psychology that focuses not on “them,” but on all of us
Abnormal Psychology brings both the science and personal aspects of the discipline to life with a focus on evidence-based practice and emerging research. Authors Thomas Oltmanns and Robert Emery cover methods and treatment in context in order to helps readers understand the biological, psychological, and social perspectives on abnormal psychology. The 9th Edition has been updated to integrate coverage of the DSM-5, as well as the latest research and contemporary topics that will interest students.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Author Biography

Thomas F.Oltmanns is the Edgar James Swift Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Arts and Sciences as well as professor of psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. Oltmanns was previously professor of psychology at the University of Virginia (1986 to 2003) and at Indiana University (1976 to 1986). His early research studies were concerned with the role of cognitive and emotional factors in schizophrenia. With grant support from NIA, his lab is currently conducting a prospective study of the personality and health in later life. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Psychological Science and was elected president of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology and the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. Undergraduate students in psychology have selected him to receive outstanding teaching awards at Washington University and at UVA. In 2011, Oltmanns received the Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for distinguished educator in clinical psychology from the Society for Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of APA). His other books include Schizophrenia (1980), written with John Neale; Delusional Beliefs (1988), edited with Brendan Maher; and Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology (10th Edition, 2012), written with Michele Martin.
Robert E. Emery is professor of psychology and director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Virginia, where he served as director of Clinical Training for nine years. In 2017, Emery was honored with the Cavaliers Distinguished Teaching Fellowship, the highest teaching honor awarded at the University of Virginia. Students have repeatedly voted to elect Emery to give the psychology commencement address. He also has been voted “best professor” by psychology students. Emery received a B.A. from Brown University in 1974 and a Ph.D. from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1982. His research focuses on family conflict, children’s mental health, and associated legal issues, particularly divorce mediation and child custody disputes. More recently, he has been involved in genetically informed research of selection into and the consequences of major changes in the family environment. Emery has authored over 150 scientific articles and book chapters. In addition to his teaching awards, he has been honored for Distinguished Contributions to Family Psychology from Division 43 of the American Psychological Association, a Citation Classic from the Institute for Scientific Information, an Outstanding Research Publication Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Distinguished Researcher Award as well as the President’s Award for Distinguished Service from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, and several awards and award nominations for his books on divorce: Marriage, Divorce and Children’s Adjustment (2nd Edition, 1998, Sage Publications); Renegotiating Family Relationships: Divorce, Child Custody, and Mediation (2nd Edition, 2011, Guilford Press);  The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive (2004, Viking), and Two Homes, One Childhood: A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime (2016, Avery). Emery currently is social science editor of Family Court Review. In addition to teaching, research, and administration, he maintains a limited practice as a clinical psychologist and mediator.

Table of Contents

1. Examples and Definitions of Abnormal Behavior
2. Causes of Abnormal Behavior
3. Treatment of Psychological Disorders
4. Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior
5. Mood Disorders and Suicide
6. Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
7. Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, and Somatic Symptom Disorders
8. Stress and Physical Health
9. Personality Disorders
10. Feeding and Eating Disorders
11. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
12. Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender Dysphoria
13. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
14. Neurocognitive Disorders
15. Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders
16. Psychological Disorders of Childhood
17. Adjustment Disorders and Life-Cycle Transitions
18. Mental Health and The Law

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