Abnormal Psychology / Edition 3

Abnormal Psychology / Edition 3

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by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
     
 

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY,by award-winning teacher,and noted researcher Susan Nolen-Hoeksema,is a text for the heart and mind of the a new generation. State of the art research,combined with a sensitivity to both cultural and gender issues,set a new standard for the Abnormal Psychology textbook.
Susan Nolen-Hoeksema's,ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY,presents the latest biological… See more details below

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ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY,by award-winning teacher,and noted researcher Susan Nolen-Hoeksema,is a text for the heart and mind of the a new generation. State of the art research,combined with a sensitivity to both cultural and gender issues,set a new standard for the Abnormal Psychology textbook.
Susan Nolen-Hoeksema's,ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY,presents the latest biological research and theories and empirically supported psychosocial theories within a bio-psychosocial framework. This framework enables students to understand how various forces interact,and it enables the author to cover many different traditional as well as emerging approaches embedded within the framework (i. e.,cognitive,behavioral,psychodynamic,sociocultural,family systems). The text is sensitive to both cultural and gender issues,and incorporates discussions of how people's gender (and cultural backgrounds) influence whether their behaviors are labeled as abnormal,the diagnoses they might receive,and their vulnerabilities to the disorders,as well as the effectiveness of treatments. Nolen-Hoeksema doesn't just describe DSM-IV it also covers questions raised about gender biases in the development of DSM-IV and the sociopolitical context surrounding DSM-IV. The DSM-IV criteria are presented as the basis for defining and describing the disorders,but issues of gender bias in the application of DSM-IV criteria are discussed when appropriate. Critical thinking questions in every chapter aimed at both the heart and mind of the student will appeal to both their intellectual and personal/humanistic interests.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071214957
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Pages:
700

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Meet the Author

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Yale University. She has also been a professor at Stanford University and the University of Michigan. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on mood regulation and on gender differences in psychopathology. The recipient of two major teaching awards, Professor Nolen- Hoeksema has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation. She was awarded the Leadership Award from the Committee on Women, as well as the Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association. She lives near New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband, Richard, and her son, Michael.

Table of Contents

1. Looking at Abnormality
2. Contemporary Theories of Abnormality
3. The Research Endeavor
4. Assessing and Diagnosing Abnormality
5. Treatments for Abnormality
6. Anxiety Disorders: Panic, Phobias, and General Anxiety
7. Anxiety Disorders: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
8. Mood Disorders
9. Suicide
10. Schizophrenia
11. Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders
12. Personality Disorders
13. Childhood Disorders
14. Eating Disorders
15. Sexual Disorders and Gender Identity Disorder
16. Substance Related Disorders
17. Psychology and Physical Health
18. The Cognitive Disorders: Dementia, Delirium, and Amnesia
19. Mental Health, Social Policy, and the Law

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