Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World / Edition 6

Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World / Edition 6

by Jeffrey S. Nevid, Beverly A. Greene, Spencer A. Rathus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131916785

ISBN-13: 9780131916784

Pub. Date: 01/31/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131916784
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/31/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
9.36(w) x 11.16(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexv
About the Authorsxxi
Chapter 1Introduction and Methods of Research2
How Do We Define Abnormal Behavior?5
Historical Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior9
Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology17
Summing Up31
Chapter 2Contemporary Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior32
The Biological Perspective33
The Psychological Perspective38
The Sociocultural Perspective56
The Biopsychosocial Perspective60
Summing Up61
Chapter 3Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior62
Classification of Abnormal Behavior Pattern63
Issues of Reliability and Validity in Assessment71
Methods of Assessment74
Summing Up95
Chapter 4Methods of Treatment96
Types of Mental Health Professionals97
Psychotherapy97
Biomedical Therapies117
Hospitalization and Community-Based Care122
Summing Up129
Chapter 5Stress, Psychological Factors, and Health130
Adjustment Disorders131
Stress and Illness132
Psychological Factors and Physical Disorders144
Summing Up156
Chapter 6Anxiety Disorders158
Types of Anxiety Disorders161
Theoretical Perspectives173
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders183
Summing Up193
Chapter 7Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders194
Dissociative Disorders195
Somatoform Disorders211
Summing Up221
Chapter 8Mood Disorders and Suicide222
Types of Mood Disorders223
Theoretical Perspectives on Mood Disorders234
Treatment of Mood Disorders248
Suicide256
Summing Up264
Chapter 9Personality Disorders266
Types of Personality Disorders267
Theoretical Perspectives285
Treatment of Personality Disorders293
Summing Up296
Chapter 10Substance Abuse and Dependence298
Classification of Substance-Related Disorders299
Drugs of Abuse306
Theoretical Perspectives320
Treatment of Substance Abuse and Dependence329
Summing Up338
Chapter 11Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Sleep Disorders340
Eating Disorders341
Obesity: A National Epidemic353
Sleep Disorders359
Summing Up369
Chapter 12Gender Identity Disorder, Paraphilias, and Sexual Dysfunctions370
Normal and Abnormal in Sexual Behavior371
Gender Identity Disorder372
Paraphilias375
Sexual Dysfunctions385
Summing Up399
Chapter 13Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders400
History of the Concept of Schizophrenia401
Other Forms of Psychosis404
Schizophrenia408
Summing Up436
Chapter 14Abnormal Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence438
Normal and Abnormal Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence439
Pervasive Developmental Disorders441
Mental Retardation447
Learning Disorders454
Communication Disorders457
Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders458
Anxiety and Depression466
Elimination Disorders472
Summing Up476
Chapter 15Cognitive Disorders and Disorders Related to Aging478
Cognitive Disorders480
Psychological Disorders Related to Aging485
Dementias Due to General Medical Conditions494
Summing Up499
Chapter 16Violence and Abuse500
Violence and Abnormal Behavior501
Explaining Human Aggression503
Domestic Violence512
Child Abuse518
Sexual Aggression521
Summing Up534
Chapter 17Abnormal Psychology and Society536
Psychiatric Commitment and Patient's Rights538
The Insanity Defense546
Summing Up553
Glossary554
References565
Photo Credits603
Author Index605
Subject Index617

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