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Overview

Authored by award-winning teacher and noted researcher Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, this text blends cutting-edge research in psychopathology with compassion for people who suffer from psychological disorders. Capturing the excitement of major advances in biological and psychosocial research and treatment alternatives, Abnormal Psychology Media and Research Update imparts a true enthusiasm for and appreciation of scientific investigation. The author’s scientific and caring approach, combined with strong study tools, has won accolades from instructors and students alike. This Media and Research Update includes Faces Interactive Case Studies, which link information about disorders covered in the text to Face Interactive Online, integrating the audio visual resources to the written text. The text continues to place great emphasis on an integrated approach to abnormal psychology, on making biological information clear to students, and on providing a strong focus on empirical research and diversity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073382586
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4

Meet the Author

Susan -Hoeksema is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema has won numerous awards for her research on depression, including the David Shakow Early Career Award from the American Psychology Association, the Leadership Award from the Committee on Women of the American Psychological Association, and Research Career Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Recent books by Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema include Women Who Think Too Much (2003), Coping with Loss (1999), and Depression in Children and Adolescents (in press). Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema has taught Abnormal Psychology at the University of Michigan and at Stanford University, and has won multiple awards for her teaching. She currently carries on an active program of research on psychosocial factors in depression.
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS IN BRIEF
1. Looking at Abnormality
2. Contemporary Theories of Abnormality
3. The Research Endeavor
4. Assessing and Diagnosing Abnormality
5. Treatments for Abnormality
6. Stress Disorders and Health Psychology
7. Anxiety Disorders
8. Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
9. Mood Disorders
10. Suicide
11. Schizophrenia
12. Personality Disorders
13. Childhood Disorders
14. Cognitive Disorders and Life-Span Issues
15. Eating Disorders
16. Sexual Disorders
17. Substance-Related Disorders
18. Mental Health and the Law

Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

CONTENTS
Preface
About the Author
1. Looking at Abnormality
Extraordinary People--Clifford Beers: A Mind That Found Itself / Defining Abnormality / Historical Perspectives on Abnormality / The Emergence of Modern Perspectives / Modern Mental-Health Care / Professions Within Abnormal Psychology / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms
2. Contemporary Theories of Abnormality
Extraordinary People--Albert Ellis: The Phobic Psychologist / Biological Approaches / Psychological Approaches / Social and Interpersonal Approaches / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

3. The Research Endeavor
Extraordinary People--The Old Order Amish of Pennsylvania / The Scientific Method / Case Studies / Correlational Studies / Epidemiological Studies / Experimental Studies / Cross-Cultural Research / Meta-Analysis / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up /Chapter Summary / Key Terms

4. Assessing and Diagnosing Abnormality
Extraordinary People--Michael J. Fox: Lucky Man / Gathering Information / Assessment Tools / Problems in Assessment / Diagnosis / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

5. Treatments for Abnormality
Extraordinary People--The Inside Story on Coping with Schizophrenia / Biological Treatments / Psychological Therapies / Interpersonal and Social Approaches / Evaluating Treatments / Special Issues in Treating Children / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

6. Stress Disorders and Health Psychology
Extraordinary People--Norman Cousins: Healing with Laughter / Physiological Responses to Stress / Sleep and Health / Personality and Health / Interventions To Improve Health / Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

7. Anxiety Disorders
Extraordinary People--Marc Summers: Everything in Its Place / Panic Disorder / Phobias / Generalized Anxiety Disorder / Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / Social Approaches to the Anxiety Disorders / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

8. Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
Extraordinary People--Anna O. / Somatoform Disorders / Dissociative Disorders / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

9. Mood Disorders
Extraordinary People--Kay Redfield Jamison: An Unquiet Mind / Unipolar Depression / Bipolar Mood Disorders / Biological Theories of Mood Disorders / Psychological Theories of Mood Disorders / Social Perspectives on Mood Disorders / Mood Disorders Treatments / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

10. Suicide
Extraordinary People--William Styron: Darkness Visible / Defining and Measuring Suicide / Understanding Suicide / Treating and Preventing Suicidal Tendencies / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

11. Schizophrenia
Extraordinary People--John Nash: A Beautiful Mind / Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Prognosis of Schizophrenia / Biological Theories of Schizophrenia / Psychosocial Perspectives on Schizophrenia / Treatments for Schizophrenia / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

12. Personality Disorders
Extraordinary People--Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures / Behavior Disorders / Separation Anxiety Disorder / Elimination Disorders / Disorders of Cognitive, Motor, and Communication Skills / Mental Retardation / Pervasive Developmental Disorders / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

14. Cognitive Disorders and Life-Span Issues
Extraordinary People--Iris Murdoch: Elegy for Iris / Dementia / Delirium / Amnesia / Mental Disorders in Later Life / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

15. Eating Disorders
Extraordinary People--Diana, Princess of Wales / Anorexia Nervosa / Bulimia Nervosa / Binge-Eating Disorder / Understanding Eating Disorders / Treatments for Eating Disorders / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

16. Sexual Disorders
Extraordinary People--David Reimer: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl / Sexual Dysfunctions / Paraphilias / Gender Identity Disorder / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

17. Substance-Related Disorders
Extraordinary People--Celebrity Drug Users / Society and Substance Use / Definitions of Substance-Related Disorders / Depressants / Stimulants / Opioids / Hallucinogens and PCP / Cannabis / Club Drugs / Theories of Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence / Treatments for Substance-Related Disorders / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

18. Mental Health and the Law
Extraordinary People--One Family's Struggle with Schizophrenia and the "System" / Judgments About People Accused of Crimes / Involuntary Commitment and Civil Rights / Clinicians' Duties to Clients and Society / Chapter Integration / Extraordinary People: Follow-Up / Chapter Summary / Key Terms

Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index


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