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Psychologists rely on Abnormal Psychology because it sets the standard for clarity, cutting-edge coverage, authoritative content, and clinical emphasis. It helps them fully integrate the details of all the disorders and distinguish between the more important concepts. The Big Picture feature emphasizes the important comparisons and contrasts to other concepts presented in the chapters. A new discussion on mental disorders shows how the interpretation of behaviors is dependent on the context in which those behaviors occur. The eleventh edition also demonstrates how context drives the definitions of normal and abnormal behavior. With the new features, psychologists will find the material to be more accessible, engaging, and informative.
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Reviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: As the field of abnormal psychology evolves, so must the textbooks that we use to teach the next generation of psychologists and mental health providers. This 11th edition includes new research, a greater emphasis on real-world applications of psychology, new clinical case boxes, quick summaries, Check Your Knowledge Questions, and over 1,000 new references.
Purpose: The authors have accomplished the goal of presenting up-to-date theories and research in psychopathology and intervention.
Audience: This college-level textbook is targeted at undergraduate students enrolled in an abnormal psychology course. However, it is common that a book of this caliber will be used at the graduate level for advanced psychopathology. Instructors will find the book easy to use and presentation of the material is straightforward with real-world examples to aid in teaching.
Features: The 17 chapters cover the major diagnostic areas of abnormal psychology. Among the many strong features are the Clinical Case Boxes, Focus on Discovery Boxes, Quick Summaries throughout every chapter, Check Your Knowledge Questions, and a DSM-IV-TR Table. Many supplements are also available, book including PowerPoint presentations, test banks, a study guide, and a book website. Also impressive is the accuracy of the psychopharmacological treatments for the various disorders, as these are often filled with errors in other books.
Assessment: This is an exceptionally well-written textbook for abnormal psychology and would serve the needs of students and faculty alike. Highly recommended!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118640883
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/12/2013
  • Edition description: 12th Edition DSM-5 Update
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 55,655
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Ann Kring is a professor of Psychology at the Universityof California-Berkeley and is the director of the Emotion andSocial Interaction Laboratory. She received her PhD. fromState University of New York at Stony Brook.  Dr.Kring's broadresearch interests are in emotion and psychopathology. Specificinterests include the emotional features of schizophrenia,assessing negative symptoms in schizophrenia, and the linkagebetween cognition and emotion in schizophrenia. In addition, Dr.Kring studies emotion in healthy individuals, with a focus onindividual differences in expressive behavior, gender differencesin emotion, and the linkages between personality, social context,and emotion.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Introduction and Fundamental Issues

1 Introduction and Historical Overview 1

2 Current Paradigms in Psychopathology 28

3 Diagnosis and Assessment 58

4 Research Methods in the Study of Psychopathology 98

Pt. 2 Psychological Disorders

5 Anxiety Disorders 119

6 Dissociative Disorders and Somatoform Disorders 155

7 Stress and Health 183

8 Mood Disorders 214

9 Eating Disorders 253

10 Substance-Related Disorders 278

11 Schizophrenia 319

12 Personality Disorders 354

13 Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders 381

Pt. 3 Life-Span Developmental Disorders

14 Disorders of Childhood 416

15 Late-Life and Psychological Disorders 461

Pt. 4 Intervention and Legal and Ethical Issues

16 Psychological Treatment 490

17 Legal and Ethical Issues 517

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Great price

    I was happy to get the book for my Abnormal Psychology class and save. I did not have to wait in line like other students and it came before class started. I received the book fast even with the weather everyone was going through.

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    Posted January 21, 2014

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