Current Directions in Abnormal Psychology

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This new and exciting reader includes over 20 articles that have been carefully selected for the undergraduate audience, and taken from the very accessible Current Directions in Psychological Science journal. These timely, cutting-edge articles allow instructors to bring their students real-world perspective–from a reliable source–about today’s most current and pressing issues in abnormal psychology.

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Psychology and neuroscience: Making peace, G. A. Miller and J. Keller.

Evolutionary psychology: The wheat and the chaff, F. De Waal.

Three laws of behavior genetics and what they mean, E. Turkheimer.

Situation-behavior profiles as a locus of consistency in personality, W. Mischel, Y. Shoda and R. Mendoza-Denton.

Feedback interventions: Toward the understanding of a double-edged sword, A. N. Kluger and A. DeNisi.

Computer-and internet-based psychotherapy interventions, C. B. Taylor and K. Luce.


Gender differences in depression, S. Nolen-Hoeksema.

The clustering and contagion of suicide, T. E. Joiner.

The malicious serpent: Snakes as a prototypical stimulus for an evolved module of fear, A. Ohman and S. Mineka.

Lessons from the study of psychogenic amnesia, Arrigo and Pezdek.

Recovering memories of trauma: A view from the laboratory, R. J. McNally.

Stress, positive emotion, and coping, S. Folkman and J. T. Moskowitz.


Self-esteem, narcissism and aggression: Does violence result from low self-esteem or from threatened egotism?, R. F. Baumeister, B. J. Bushman and W. K. Campbell.

Thin-ideal internalization: Mounting evidence for a new risk factor for body-image disturbance and eating pathology, J.K. Thompson and E. Stice.

Behavior genetics: What’s new? What’s next?, D. M. Dick and R. J. Rose.

Human sexuality: How do men and women differ?, L. A. Peplau.

Will they do it again? Predicting sex-offense recidivism, R. K. Hanson.

Schizophrenia: A neurodevelopmental perspective, H. M. Conklin and W. G. Iacono.

Cognition in schizophrenia: Does working memory work?, D. M. Barch.

Cognitive activity and risk of Alzheimer’s disease, R. S. Wilson and D. A. Bennett.


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults: Implications for theories of diagnosis, S. V. Faraone.

Marital conflict: Correlates, structure and context, F. Fincham.

Emotion in the Second Half of Life, L. L. Carstensen and S. T. Charles.

Psychology and aging: Enhancing the lives of an aging population, A. Fisk and W. Rogers.

A typology of men who are violent toward their female partners: Making sense of the heterogeneity in husband violence, A. Holtzworth-Munroe.

Violence against stepchildren, M. Daly and M. I. Wilson.

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