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Abnormal Psychology is considered the most authoritative and comprehensive text in its field; it set the standard for the course. The author team includes the most preeminent and respected researchers in abnormal psychology today. Now, the exciting revision of this classic introduces new topics and fresh insights, as well as a streamlined writing style and a sharper focus on research in psychopathology.

The esteemed author team of Butcher, Mineka, and Hooley offers students the most thoroughly researched and up-to-date explanation of psychopathology, creating a learning experience that invokes thought, increases awareness, and takes students to levels of understanding that other books do not offer.

  • The most extensively researched and up-to-date textbook available — includes over 1800 references.
  • Special feature boxes — “Developments in Research,” “Developments in Thinking,” “Developments in Practice,” and “The World Around Us” — focus on applications of research to everyday life, as well as current events, the latest research methodologies, technologies, and findings.
  • Extensive case studies of individuals throughout the book bring material to life for students and offer a context in which to understand contemporary abnormal psychology.
  • New DSM-IV-TR boxes appear throughout, and summarize the essential criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for the disorders discussed. This helpful study tool reflects current diagnostic practice and helps students understand disorders in a clinical context.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205459421
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/21/2006
  • Series: MyPsychLab Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 848
  • Product dimensions: 8.97 (w) x 11.35 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Abnormal Psychology: An Overview

What Do We Mean by Abnormal Behavior?

How Common Are Mental Disorders?

Research Approaches in Abnormal Psychology

The Focus of This Book

2. Historical and Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior

Historical Views of Abnormal Behavior

Toward Humanitarian Approaches

Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior

3. Causal Factors and Viewpoints in Abnormal Psychology

Causes and Risk Factors for Abnormal Behavior

The Biological Viewpoint and Biological Causal Factors

The Psychosocial Viewpoints

Psychosocial Causal Factors

The Sociocultural Viewpoint

Sociocultural Causal Factors

4. Clinical Assessment

The Basic Elements in Assessment

Assessment of the Physical Organism

Psychosocial Assessment

The Integration of Assessment Data

Classifying Abnormal Behavior

5. Stress and Adjustment Disorders

What Is Stress?

The Effects of Severe Stress

Adjustment Disorder: Reactions to Common Life Stressors

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Reactions to Catastrophic Events

Prevention and Treatment of Stress Disorders

6. Panic, Anxiety, and their Disorders

The Fear and Anxiety Response Patterns

Overview of the Anxiety Disorders

Specific Phobias

Social Phobias

Panic Disorder With and Without Agoraphobia

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

General Sociocultural Causal Factors for All Anxiety Disorders

7. Mood Disorders and Suicide

What Are Mood Disorders?

Unipolar Mood Disorders

Causal Factors in Unipolar Mood Disorders

Bipolar Disorders

Causal Factors in Bipolar Disorder

Sociocultural Factors Affecting Unipolar and Bipolar Disorders

Treatments and Outcomes


8. Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders

Somatoform Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

9. Eating Disorders and Obesity

Clinical Aspects of Eating Disorders

Risk and Causal Factors in Eating Disorders

Treatment of Eating Disorders


Treatment of Obesity

10. Health Problems and Behavior

Psychological Factors in Health and Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

General Causal Factors in Physical Disease

Treatments and Outcomes

11. Personality Disorders

Clinical Features of Personality Disorders

Difficulties Doing Research on Personality Disorders

Categories of Personality Disorders

Treatments and Outcomes

Antisocial Personality and Psychopathy

12. Substance-Related Disorders

Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

Drug Abuse and Dependence

13. Sexual Variants, Abuse, and Dysfunctions

Sociocultural Influences on Sexual Practices and Standards

Sexual and Gender Variants

Sexual Abuse

Sexual Dysfunctions

14. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

The Clinical Picture in Schizophrenia

Subtypes of Schizophrenia

What Causes Schizophrenia

Treatment and Clinical Outcome

15. Cognitive Disorders

Brain Impairment in Adults



Amnestic Syndrome

Disorders Involving Head Injury

Treatments and Outcomes

16. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

Maladaptive Behavior in Different Life Periods

Common Disorders of Childhood

Learning Disorders and Mental Retardation

Planning Better Programs to Help Children and Adolescents

17. Therapies

An Overview of Treament

Measuring Success in Psychotherapy

What Therapeutic Approach Should Be Used?

Psychological Approaches to Treatment

Psychotherapy and Society

18. Contemporary and Legal Issues in Abnormal Psychology

Perspectives on Prevention

Controversial Legal Issues and the Mentally Disordered

Organized Efforts for Mental Health

Challenges for the Future

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    Posted September 15, 2007

    Good book...in-depth

    easy to follow. will keep for future use

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