Abnormal Psychology--DSM-5 Update / Edition 8

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Overview

Published in 2011, the Eighth Edition ofRon Comer?s Abnormal Psychology included coverage of anticipated changes resulting from the upcoming DSM-5. Now that edition will be available in an updated version that will reflect the DSM-5?s final release.

DSM-5 changes in each chapter are subject to confirmation of proposed revisions by the DSM-5 task force. Highlights will likely include:

  • Fully-revised Chapter 4, Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment and revised ?Call for Change? sections throughout the text that present the DSM-5 in the context of previous DSMs, helping students appreciate how and why it was developed.
  • Fully updated to include changes in criteria, labels, and categorizations to reflect the DSM-5.
  • Use of a more dimensional approach where appropriate to describe various disorders and assess the severity of impairment.


Carefully integrated new coverage. Updates will be made without changing the basic structure of the chapters and, in many cases, without changing page numbers. Instructors will not have to redo the chapter order in their syllabi, minimizing course disruption.

Updated media and supplements. PsychPortal, the test bank, the study guide, the instructor?s manual, and the PowerPoint sets will all be revised to match the DSM-5 Update version of the textbook. In addition, Comer?s popular casebook, Case-Studies for Abnormal Psychology, will be available in a new edition, with new case studies of contemporary patients, reflecting DSM-5 changes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781464137198
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/20/2013
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 39,291
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Comer has been a professor in Princeton University?s Department of Psychology for the past 27 years and has served as Director of Clinical Psychology Studies for most of that time. He is also currently the director of the department?s undergraduate program.

Professor Comer has received the President?s Award for Distinguished Teaching at the university. His course "Abnormal Psychology" is one of the university?s most popular, and he has offered it almost every year since his arrival at Princeton. He is also a practicing clinical psychologist and serves as a consultant to the Eden Institute for Persons with Autism and to hospitals and family practice residency programs throughout New Jersey. Additionally, he holds an adjunct position as Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the UMDNJ?Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to his abnormal psychology textbooks with Worth Publishers, Professor Comer has also published a number of journal articles in clinical psychology, social psychology, and family medicine.

Professor Comer was an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate student at Clark University. He currently lives in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, with his wife, Marlene, and their dog, Annie. From there, he can keep an eye on his sons?Greg, a resident of New York, and Jon, currently a Philadelphian?and on the resurgent Philadelphia sports teams with whom he grew up.

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