Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World / Edition 8by Jeffrey S. Nevid Ph.D., Spencer A. Rathus, Beverly Greene Ph.D.
Pub. Date: 10/08/2010
Using a clear and engaging writing style that is accessible without compromising rigor, this introduction to abnormal behavior offers research-based and comprehensive coverage and a fully-integrated approach that interweaves sociocultural/diversity issues, various biopsychosocial theoretical perspectives, and multimedia content throughout. It includes case examples drawn from the authors' own case files and those of noted authorities in the field, and an accompanying CD includes 20 video case vignettes featuring interviews with patients, clinicians, and researchers. A series of self-assessments, with immediate scoring and feedback, encourages readers to reflect upon and think critically about controversial issues, and to evaluate their own attitudes and behavior patterns. Introduction and Methods of Research. Contemporary Perspective on Abnormal Behavior. Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior. Methods of Treatment. Stress, Psychological Factors, and Health. Anxiety Disorders. Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders. Mood Disorders and Suicide. Personality Disorders. Substance Abuse and Dependence. Eating Disorders and Sleep Disorders. Gender Identity Disorder, Paraphilias, and Sexual Dysfunctions. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders. Abnormal Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence. Cognitive Disorders and Disorders Related to Aging. Violence and Abuse. Abnormal Psychology and Society. For anyone interested in Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction and Methods of Research
Chapter 2: Contemporary Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior
Chapter 3: Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior
Chapter 4: Methods of Treatment
Chapter 5: Stress, Psychological Factors, and Health
Chapter 6: Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 7: Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders
Chapter 8: Mood Disorders and Suicide
Chapter 9: Substance Abuse and Dependence
Chapter 10: Eating Disorders and Sleep Disorders
Chapter 11: Disorders Involving Gender and Sexuality
Chapter 12: Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Chapter 13: Personality Disorders and Impulse Control Disorders
Chapter 14: Abnormal Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 15: Cognitive Disorders and Disorders Related to Aging
Chapter 16: Abnormal Psychology and the Law
Cases within the Text
At the beginning of every chapter and then integrated in the text, the student will find the following personal stories:
“Cowering Under the Covers” (Bipolar Disorder; Chapter 1)“Thomas Hears Voices” (Schizophrenia; Chapter 1)
“Pretty Grisly Stuff” (Claustrophobia; Chapter 1)
“Jessica’s Little Secret” (Bulimia; Chapter 2)
“Jerry Has a Panic Attack on the Interstate” (Panic Disorder; Chapter 3)
“Susanna–‘A Girl, Interrupted’” (Suicide attempt; Chapter 4)
“Go! Go! It’s Coming Down!” (Traumatic stress; Chapter 5)
“I Felt Like I Was Going to Die Right Then and There” (Panic attack; Chapter 6)
“Just Checking” (Obsessive—Compulsive Disorder; Chapter 6)
“We Share a Single Body” (Dissociative Identity Disorder; Chapter 7)
“Sickened” (Münchausen Syndrome; Chapter 7)
“Darkness Visible” (Major depression; Chapter 8)
“An Unquiet Mind” (Bipolar Disorder; Chapter 8)
“Electroboy” (Manic Episode; Chapter 8)
“Leading a Normal Life” (Bipolar Disorder; Chapter 8)
“Nothing and Nobody Comes Before My Coke” (Substance Dependence; Chapter 9)
“Taking Away the Hurt I Feel” (Substance Dependence; Chapter 9)
“Surely They Can’t Mean Beer!” (Alcohol Dependence; Chapter 9)
“What’s Up with That?” (Bulimia; Chapter 10)
“He’s Only Sleepwalking” (Sleepwalking Disorder; Chapter 10)
“I Know Something None of You Will Ever Know” and “Everybody Is Born Unique, but Most of Us Die Copies” (Gender Identity Disorder; Chapter 11)
“Paralyzed with Anxiety” (Male Erectile Disorder; Chapter 11)
“I Never Thought It Would Happen to Me” and “Why Did She Put Up Such a Big Struggle?” (Date Rape; Chapter 11)
“I Hear Something You Can’t Hear” (Schizophrenia; Chapter 12)
“I and I, Dancing Fool, Challenge You the World to a Duel” (Schizophrenia; Chapter 12)
“The Poverties” (Schizophrenia; Chapter 12)
“The Voices Grow Softer” (Schizophrenia; Chapter 12)
"Walking on Eggshells” (Borderline Personality Disorder; Chapter 13)
“Rubbing Salt into a Wound” (Narcissistic Personality Disorder; Chapter 13)
“Living in the Labyrinth” (Alzheimer’s Disease; Chapter 13)
“My Dark Place” (Borderline Personality Disorder; Chapter 13)
“A World of My Own Creation” (Autistic Disorder; Chapter 14)
“I Didn’t Know What They (People) Were For” (Autistic Disorder; Chapter 14)
“Now Is the Last Best Time” (Alzheimer’s Disease; Chapter 15)
“A Daughter’s Dilemma” (Alzheimer’s Disease; Chapter 15)
“Please Look into Your Heart” (John Hinckley’s diary; Chapter 16)
" Controversies in Abnormal Psychology" Features within the Text
Jerry Deffenbacher of the University of Colorado, entitled “Anger Disorders and the DSM: Where Has All the Anger Gone?”
John Norcross and Gerald Koocher on discredited treatments: “Psychoquackery and Discredited Psychological Treatments in Mental Health”
Thomas Widiger on the DSM: “The Bible of Psychiatry”
William Sanderson on EBP: “The Controversy over Evidence-Based Practice: Repairing the Rift”
Charles Negy on acculturation and mental health: “Coming to America: The Case of Latinos”
Mark and Linda Sobell reflect on their personal perspectives on the controlled drinking controversy: “In the Eye of the Storm: The Controlled Drinking Controversy”
Wendy Slutske on pathological gambling: “Losing $10 Million: A Case of Pathological Gambling?”
Online Therapy: A New Therapeutic Tool or Pandora’s Box?
Is It All in the Genes?
EMDR: Fad or Find?
Are Recovered Memories Credible?
Why Are More Women Depressed?
Should Barbie Be Banned?
Gender Identity Disorder: Pathology or Cultural Creation (NEW)
“Cybersex Addiction”–A New Psychological Disorder?
Is Mental Illness a Myth?
Personality Disorders: Categories or Dimensions? (NEW)
Are We Overmedicating Our Kids?
The Bipolar Kid (NEW)
The Danger Lurking Within: Would You Want to Know? (Genetic testing)
Falling Through the Cracks: What Should We Do About the “Wild Man of West 96th Street?”
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