Understanding Abnormal Behavior, 9th Edition / Edition 9

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Overview

Featuring current research, high-quality scholarship, and an appealing design, UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 9E, provides an inviting and stimulating look into abnormal psychology. The first abnormal psychology book to present a thoroughly integrated multicultural perspective—based on the authors' view that cross-cultural comparisons can greatly enhance the understanding of disorders—the text provides extensive coverage and integration of multicultural models, explanations, and concepts. The book also helps you gain an understanding of abnormal behavior as scientific and clinical endeavors, while providing insight into the tools that mental health professionals use to study and treat disorders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547154411
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/9/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 883,270
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (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 both the Psychology Counseling Clinic and the Mental Health Counseling Program. He co-authored the book COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY and 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. He enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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 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. He is married and the father of two children. Friends describe him as addicted to exercise and the Internet.

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 2010 president of the Western Psychological Association. His hobbies include working on computers and swimming.

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Table of Contents

1. Abnormal Behavior. 2. Models of Abnormal Behavior. 3. Assessment and Classification of Abnormal Behavior. 4. The Scientific Method in Abnormal Psychology. 5. Anxiety Disorders. 6. Dissociative Disorders and Somatoform Disorders. 7. Stress Disorders. 8. Personality Disorders. 9. Substance-Related Disorders. 10. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders. 11. Mood Disorders. 12. Suicide. 13. Schizophrenia: Diagnosis and Etiology. 14. Cognitive Disorders. 15. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence. 16. Eating Disorders. 17. Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology.

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