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For nearly four decades, Abnormal Psychology has been atrusted resource for instructors and students.  Known for itscomprehensive coverage of current research, theory and treatment,Abnormal Psychology has long been praised for its multipleparadigm approach and coverage of cutting-edge research and theorywhich are central to the discipline.

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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: 48,700
  • 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

Chapter 1: Introduction and Historical Overview

Chapter 2: Current Paradigms in Psychopathology

Chapter 3: Diagnosis and Assessment

Chapter 4: Research Methods in Psychopathology

Chapter 5: Mood Disorders

Chapter 6: Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 7: Obsessive-Compulsive Related and Trauma-RelatedDisorders

Chapter 8: Dissociative Disorders and Somatic SymptomDisorders

Chapter 9: Schizophrenia

Chapter 10: Substance Use Disorders

Chapter 11: Eating Disorders

Chapter 12: Sexual Disorders

Chapter 13: Disorders of Childhood

Chapter 14: Late Life and Neurocognitive Disorders

Chapter 15: Personality and Personality Disorders

Chapter 16: Legal and Ethical Issues

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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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