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It's not about "them", it's about all of us.

Abnormal Psychology, 8/e brings both the science and personal aspects of abnormal psychology to life with a focus on evidence-based practice and emerging research. Authors Thomas F. Oltmanns and Robert E. Emery present the most cutting edge information on abnormal psychology by covering methods and treatment in context. Organized around the way students learn, this title helps readers understand the biological, psychological, and social perspectives of abnormal psychology.

The 8th edition has been updated to include DSM-5 information throughout. The authors have integrated DSM-5 into the fabric of every chapter in a thorough, critical way, helping readers think critically about these changes and discuss the pros and cons of the DSM diagnostic systems.

MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Oltmanns / Emery program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps students think like a explore abnormal psychology. With MyPsychLab, students can develop critical thinking skills through writing, simulate classic experiments and surveys, watch videos on research and applications, and explore the Visual Brain in 3-D.

This title is available in a variety of formats – digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205182992
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas F. Oltmanns is the Edgar James Swift Professor of Psychology in Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, where he is also Director of Clinical Training in Psychology. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was previously a faculty member in the psychology departments at Indiana University (1976 to 1986) and at the University of Virginia (1986 to 2003). He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Psychological Science, served as President of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology in 1993, and is President-elect of the Society for Research in Psychopathology. Undergraduate students at UVa recognized his teaching by selecting him to receive the “Outstanding Professor Award” in 1997 and 2002. His early research was concerned with the role of cognitive and emotional factors in schizophrenia. His lab is currently conducting a large, prospective study of the trajectory of personality disorders in middle-aged and older adults. His other books include Schizophrenia (1980), written with John Neale; Delusional Beliefs (1988), edited with Brendan Maher; and Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology (8th edition, 2009), written with Michele Martin.

Robert E. Emery is Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law, and an associate faculty member of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. He also served as Director of Clinical Training for nine years. He 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, and he has authored over 100 scientific articles and book chapters. His awards include a “Citation Classic” from the Institute for Scientific Information, an Outstanding Research Publication Award from the American Associate for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and several awards and award nominations for his three books on divorce: Marriage, Divorce and Children’s Adjustment (2nd ed., 1998, Sage Publications), Renegotiating Family Relationships: Divorce, Child Custody, and Mediation (1994, Guilford Press), and The Truth about Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive (2004, Viking). His current research is on genetically informed (twin) studies of the effects of major changes in family environments, including divorce, harsh parenting, early menarche, and teen pregnancy.

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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. Brief Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Examples and Definitions of Abnormal Behavior

Chapter 2: Causes of Abnormal Behavior

Chapter 3: Treatment of Psychological Disorders Classification and Assessment of

Abnormal Behavior

Chapter 4: Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior

Chapter 5: Mood Disorders and Suicide

Chapter 6: Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Chapter 7: Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders,

and Somatic Symptom Disorders

Chapter 8: Stress and Physical Health

Chapter 9: Personality Disorders

Chapter 10: Feeding and Eating Disorders

Chapter 11: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Chapter 12: Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender

Dysphoria

Chapter 13: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

Chapter 14: Neurocognitive Disorders

Chapter 15: Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chapter 16: Psychological Disorders of Childhood

Chapter 17: Adjustment Disorders and Life-cycle Transitions

Chapter 18: Mental Health and the Law


2. Full Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Examples and Definitions of Abnormal Behavior

Recognizing the Presence of a Disorder

Defining Abnormal Behavior

Who Experiences Abnormal Behavior?

The Mental Health Professions

Psychopathology in Historical Context

Methods for the Scientific Study of Mental Disorders

Chapter 2: Causes of Abnormal Behavior

Brief Historical Perspective

Systems Theory

Biological Factors

Psychological Factors

Social Factors

Chapter 3: Treatment of Psychological Disorders Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior

Biological Treatments

Psychodynamic Psychotherapies

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

Humanistic Therapies

Research on Psychotherapy

Couple, Family, and Group Therapy

Specific Treatments for Specific Disorders

Chapter 4: Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior

Basic Issues in Classification

Classifying Abnormal Behavior

Evaluating Classification Systems

Basic Issues in Assessment

Psychological Assessment Procedures

Biological Assessment Procedures

Chapter 5: Mood Disorders and Suicide

Symptoms

Diagnosis

Course and Outcome

Frequency

Causes

Treatment

Suicide

Chapter 6: Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Diagnosis of Anxiety Disorders

Frequency of Anxiety Disorders

Causes of Anxiety Disorders

Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

Chapter 7: Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders,

and Somatic Symptom Disorders

Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

Somatic Symptom Disorders

Chapter 8: Stress and Physical Health

Defining Stress

Symptoms of Stress

Diagnosis of Stress and Physical Illness

Psychological Factors and Some Familiar Illnesses

Cardiovascular Disease

Chapter 9: Personality Disorders

Symptoms

Diagnosis

Frequency

Schizotypal Personality Disorder (SPD)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)

Chapter 10: Feeding and Eating Disorders

Symptoms of Anorexia

Symptoms of Bulimia

Diagnosis of Feeding and Eating Disorders

Frequency of Anorexia and Bulimia

Causes of Anorexia and Bulimia

Treatment of Anorexia

Treatment of Bulimia

Prevention of Eating Disorders

Chapter 11: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Dysphoria

Symptoms

Diagnosis

Frequency

Causes

Treatment

Gambling Disorder

Chapter 12: Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender

Dysphoria

Sexual Dysfunctions

Paraphilic Disorders

Gender Dysphoria

Chapter 13: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

Symptoms

Diagnosis

Frequency

Causes

Treatment

Chapter 14: Neurocognitive Disorders

Symptoms

Frequency of Delirium and Major Neurocognitive Disorders

Causes

Treatment and Management

Chapter 15: Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Intellectual Disabilities

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chapter 16: Psychological Disorders of Childhood

Externalizing Disorders

Internalizing and Other Disorders

Chapter 17: Adjustment Disorders and Life-cycle Transitions

Symptoms

The Transition to Adulthood

Family Transitions

The Transition to Later Life

Chapter 18: Mental Health and the Law

Mental Illness and Criminal Responsibility

Civil Commitment

Mental Health and Family Law

Professional Responsibilities and the Law

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