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This brief text offers the same sociocultural focus, multicultural models, topical coverage, and engaging style of its parent text in a condensed, student-friendly format. The wealth of visuals, case studies, examples, and modular reviews combine with thorough research updates, making the text a comprehensive tool for abnormal psychology students.Several pedagogical aids help students grasp and retain material. Chapter outlines provide a topical overview while Focus Questions guide students to seek their own answers as they read the chapter. Case studies highlight issues of mental health and mental disorders, using actual clinical files to illuminate topics. In addition, Mental Health in Society boxes focus on mental health issues that carry wide implications for society to stimulate critical thinking, evoke alternative views, and provoke discussion to help students explore a broader meaning of abnormal behavior.

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"The material on cultural diversity is wonderful, and reflects the authors' long-term involvement in this field. It is probably a unique feature of the text that makes it particularly worth recommending."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618376339
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/22/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,224,456
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Sue is professor emeritus of psychology at Western Washington University, where he is an associate of the Center for Cross-Cultural Research. He has served as the director of the Psychology Counseling Clinic and the Mental Health Counseling Program. He and his wife co-authored the book COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY and he is co-author of COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: THEORY AND PRACTICE. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University. His research interests revolve around multicultural issues in individual and group counseling.

Derald Wing Sue is professor of psychology and education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has written extensively in the field of counseling psychology and multicultural counseling/therapy and is co-author of a bestselling book, COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: THEORY AND PRACTICE. Dr. Sue has served as president of the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues and has received numerous awards for teaching and service. He received his doctorate from the University of Oregon.

Stanley Sue is professor of psychology and director of the Center for Excellence in Diversity at Palo Alto University. From 1971 to 1981, he was assistant and associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington; Professor of Psychology, UCLA (1981-1996); and professor of psychology at UC Davis (1996-2010 and now emeritus distinguished professor). Dr. Sue served as the 2010 president of the Western Psychological Association.

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Table of Contents

1. Abnormal Behavior The Concerns of Abnormal Psychology Defining Abnormal Behavior Cultural Considerations in Abnormality Sociopolitical Considerations in Abnormality The Frequency and Burden of Mental Disorders Historical Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior Causes: Early Viewpoints Contemporary Trends in Abnormal Psychology The Scientific Method in Clinical Research Experiments Correlational Studies Analogue Studies Single-Participant Studies Biological Research Strategies Ethical Issues in Research Some Closing Thoughts 2. Abnormal Behavior: Models and Treatments Models in the Study of Psychopathology Biological Models Psychodynamic Models Behavioral Models Cognitive Models Humanistic and Existential Approaches The Family Systems Model Models of Diversity and Psychopathology An Integrative Approach to Models of Psychopathology 3. Assessment and Classification of Abnormal Behavior Reliability and Validity The Assessment of Abnormal Behavior The Classification of Abnormal Behavior 4. Anxiety Disorders Panic Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder Phobias Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders 5. Dissociative Disorders and Somatoform Disorders Dissociative Disorders Somatoform Disorders 6. Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions Characteristics of Psychophysiological Disorders Models for Understanding Stress Stress and the Immune System Psychological Involvement in Specific Physical Disorders Treatment of Psychophysiological Disorders 7. Personality Disorders The Personality Disorders Antisocial Personality Disorder 8. Substance-Related Disorders Substance-Use Disorders Etiology of Substance-Use Disorders Intervention and Treatment of Substance-Use Disorders 9. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders The Study of Human Sexuality Sexual Dysfunctions Gender Identity Disorders Paraphilias 10. Mood Disorders and Suicide The Symptoms of Depression The Symptoms of Mania Classification of Mood Disorders The Etiology of Mood Disorders The Treatment of Mood Disorders Suicide 11. Schizophrenia: Diagnosis and Etiology Schizophrenia The Symptoms of Schizophrenia Types of Schizophrenia The Course and Outcome of Schizophrenia Etiology of Schizophrenia Heredity and Schizophrenia Physiological Factors in Schizophrenia Environmental Factors in Schizophrenia The Treatment of Schizophrenia 12. Cognitive Disorders Types of Cognitive Disorders Etiology of Cognitive Disorders Treatment Considerations Mental Retardation 13. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence Pervasive Developmental Disorders Other Developmental Disorders Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders and Disruptive Behavior Disorders 14. Eating Disorders Types of Eating Disorders Etiology of Eating Disorders Treatment of Eating Disorders 15. Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology Criminal Commitment Civil Commitment The Therapist-Client Relationship Cultural Competence and the Mental Health Profession

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