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📒Abnormal Psychology ✍ James Hansell
✏Abnormal psychology Book Summary : Abnormal Psychology by James Hansell and Lisa Damour bridges the gap between the evolving field of abnormal psychology and the current textbook market. This text is a new, innovative approach to the teaching of abnormal psychology. While covering the latest DSM-IV-TR system and categories, core concepts in abnormal psychology form the backbone of the text. Abnormal Psychology provides an alternative for professors searching for a manageable textbook for their students. Hansell and Damour wrote Abnormal Psychology to help students not get lost in the details of this complex and ever changing field. To achieve this feat, the authors focus on six core concepts that make this field intriguing and appealing to students: The importance of context in defining and understanding abnormality The continuum between normal and abnormal behavior Cultural and historical relativism in defining and classifying abnormality The advantages a nd limitations of diagnoses The principle of multiple causality The connection between mind and body in abnormal behaviorAbnormal Psychology is designed to be accessible to the student and easy to use for the instructor. Hansell and Damour have streamlined the traditional table of contents of an abnormal psychology text to a fourteen chapter, affordable text without eliminating important material. For example, research methods are discussed throughout the text, social and legal issues are addressed in the chapters where they are most relevant, and treatment methods are covered in every chapter, not in a separate chapter on psychotherapy.
📒Abnormal Psychology ✍ Irwin G. Sarason
✏Abnormal psychology Book Summary : This classic volume builds on the strengths of existing theoretical systems and clinical methods to provide readers with a comprehensive and up-to-date real-world overview of the field of abnormal psychology. It focuses on maladaptive behavior as a product of the interaction between personal vulnerabilities and resiliencies. Covers all aspects of the elements of maladaptive behavior, classification and assessment, stress, coping, and maladaptive behavior, bodily dysfunction, disorders of bodily preoccupation, anxiety, sexual, personality, psychoses, cognitive impairment and substance-related disorders, developmental disorders and mental retardation, therapeutic enterprise and society's response to maladaptive behavior. For individuals interested in learning about psychological abnormality.
📒Advanced Abnormal Psychology ✍ Michel Hersen
✏Advanced Abnormal Psychology Book Summary : Although senior undergraduate psychology students and first year master's- and doctoral-level students frequently take courses in advanced abnormal psychology, it has been almost two decades since a book by this title has appeared. Professors teaching this course have had a wide variety of texts to select from that touch on various aspects of psychopathology, but none has been as comprehensive for the student as the present volume. Not only are basic concepts and models included, but there are specific sections dealing with childhood and adolescent disorders, adult and geriatric disorders, child treatment, and adult treatment. We believe the professor and advanced student alike will benefit from having all the requisite material under one cover. Our book contains 26 chapters presented in five parts, each part preceded by an editors' introduction. The chapters reflect updates in the classification of disorders (i. e. , DSM-IV). In Part I (Basic Concepts and Models), the chapters include diagnosis and classification, assessment strategies, research methods, the psychoanalytic model, the behavioral model, and the biological model. Parts II (Childhood and Adolescent Disorders) and III (Adult and Older Adult Disorders), bulk of the book. To ensure cross each containing seven chapters, represent the chapter consistency, each of these chapters on psychopathology follows an identi cal format, with the following basic sections: description of the disorder, epidem iology, clinical picture (with case description), course and prognosis, familial and genetic patterns, and diagnostic considerations.
📒Abnormal Psychology Across The Ages 3 Volumes ✍ Thomas G. Plante Ph.D.
✏Abnormal Psychology Across the Ages 3 volumes Book Summary : In these three volumes, a team of scholars provides a thoughtful history of abnormal psychology, demonstrating how concepts regarding disordered mental states, their causes, and their treatments developed and evolved across the ages. • Explains historic views on disorders, including causes and treatments such as the belief that depression in women stemmed from "a wandering uterus," homosexuality being categorized a mental disorder, and the "treatment" of various disorders via blood-letting or lobotomy • Explains the advent of psychology/psychiatry/psychologists/psychiatrists; the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the fields' bible of mental disorders and treatments; the evolution of the field; and the political controversies it has faced since its inception • Examines controversial topics across time, ranging from human rights of the mentally disordered to multicultural views on what does and does not constitute a disorder
📒Essentials Of Abnormal Psychology ✍ Robert E. Emery
✏Essentials of Abnormal Psychology Book Summary : This brief, inexpensive essentials paperback offers students an engaging, innovative systems approach by integrating the biological, psychological and social perspectives in an interesting and concurrent story. Research methods are mainstreamed throughout the text in a student-friendly manner. *Features detailed case studies and briefer cases to illustrate interesting clinical issues throughout chapters to engage and motivate students *Offers a 'systems' (biopsychosocial) approach - Integrates psychological, biological and social influences to explain the causes of maladaptive behaviour *Uses current research to demonstrate to students that biological, psychological or social factors alone are less likely to bring about maladaptive behaviors. Rather, factors from all three play a role in the manifestation of abnormal behaviours *Integrates treatments into each chapter to shows students the relationship between disorder and treatment instead of clustering all treatments at the end of the book *Provides a unique presentation of research methods to make the material come alive for students - Includes Research Methods and Research Close-Up boxes in many chapters
📒Abnormal Psychology ✍ David H. Barlow
✏Abnormal psychology Book Summary : Balancing biological, psychological, social and cultural approaches, David Barlow and V. Mark Durand's ground-breaking integrative approach is the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying abnormal psychology. In this Fourth Edition of their proven ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, Barlow and Durand successfully blend sophisticated research (including new prevention coverage) and an accessible writing style with the most widely recognized method of discussing psychopathology. Going beyond simply describing different schools of thought on psychological disorders, the authors explore the interactions of the various forces that contribute to psychopathology. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogical elements, integrated case studies (95 percent from authors' own files), video clips of clients (on the free accompanying Abnormal Psychology Live CD-ROM), and additional study tools make this text the most complete learning resource available. For instructors, an Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Bank, and a wide selection of videos are available to use when teaching the course. See below for details.
📒Abnormal Psychology ✍ Robert G. Meyer
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📒Abnormal Psychology ✍ Gerald C. Davison
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📒Abnormal Psychology ✍ S K Mangal
✏Abnormal Psychology Book Summary : This work provides a workable base for the understanding of basic concepts of abnormal behaviour and abnormal psychology. Starting with the concept, nature and background of abnormal behaviour and abnormal psychology, it takes up the types of abnormalities and disorders of human behaviour and suggests possible treatment by combining physical as well as socio-psychological therapeutic measures. Written in a simple but well organised style, it will prove useful not only to students of abnormal psychology and mental health of the graduate and post-graduate courses, but also to parents and teachers in understanding and improving their own mental health as well as that of people whose welfare is entrusted to them.
📒Abnormal Psychology ✍ Michael Joseph Goldstein
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