ISBN-10:
0618704744
ISBN-13:
9780618704743
Pub. Date:
11/01/2006
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Abnormal Behavior / Edition 8

Abnormal Behavior / Edition 8

by David Sue

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Abnormal Behavior / Edition 8

Featuring current research, high-quality scholarship, and an appealing design, UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 10th Edition, 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. It also continues the multipath model introduced in the 9th edition, emphasizing the importance of considering biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural factors, as well as their interactions in the etiology of mental disorders. The book 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. It also begins to discuss the proposed changes in the APA's DSM-5 definition of mental disorders and its implications, including its change of focus from a categorical to a dimensional system of personality assessment.

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ISBN-13: 9780618704743
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

David Sue is Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University, where he is an associate of the Center for Cross-Cultural Research and has served as the Director of the Psychology Counseling Clinic and the Mental Health Counseling Program. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University. His research interests revolve around issues in cross-cultural counseling. He, his wife, and their three children enjoy tennis, hiking, and snowshoeing.

Derald Wing Sue received his PhD from St. Louis University.

Stanley Sue is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis. He received his PhD from UCLA and served on the psychology faculty for 10 years at the University of Washington and for 15 years at UCLA. His research interests lie in the areas of clinical-community psychology and ethnicity and mental health. His hobbies include working on computers (which has resulted in an addiction to the Internet) and jogging with his wife.

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 and Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders. 6. Stress Disorders. 7. Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders. 8. Mood Disorders. 9. Suicide. 10. Eating Disorders. 11. Substance-Related Disorders. 12. Schizophrenia: Diagnosis, Etiology, and Treatment 13. Neurocognitive Disorders. 14. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders. 15. Personality Psychopathology. 16. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence. 17. Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology.

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