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Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World / Edition 3

Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World / Edition 3

by Jeffrey S. Nevid


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ISBN-13: 9780135335970
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 8.84(w) x 11.21(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey S. Nevid is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in New York, where he directs the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervises doctoral students in clinical practicum work. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and was a staff psychologist at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, New York. He later completed a National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Evaluation Research at Northwestern University. He holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, is a Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology, and has served on the editorial boards of several journals and as Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. His publications have appeared his in such journals as Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Journal of Occupational Medicine, Behavior Therapy, American Journal of Community Psychology, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Teaching of Psychology, American Journal of Health Promotion, and Psychology and Psychotherapy.

Dr. Nevid is also author of the book, Choices: Sex in the Age of STDs and the introductory psychology text, Psychology: Concepts and Applications, as well as several other college texts in the fields of psychology and health that he coauthored with Spencer A. Rathus. Dr. Nevid has also been involved in conducting a program of pedagogical research focusing on helpingstudents become more effective learners.

Spencer A. Rathus received his PhD from the University at Albany. He is on the faculty at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. His areas of interest include psychological assessment, cognitive behavior therapy, and deviant behavior. He is the originator of the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule, which has become a Citation Classic. He has authored several books, including Psychology in the New Millennium, Essentials of Psychology, and The World of Children. He co-authored Making the Most of College with Lois Fichner-Rathus; AIDS: What Every Student Needs To Know with Susan Boughn; Behavior Therapy, Psychology and the Challenges of Life, Your Health and Health in the New Millennium with Jeffrey S. Nevid; and Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity with Jeffrey S. Nevid and Lois Fichner-Rathus. His professional activities include service on the American Psychological Association Task Force on Diversity Issues at the Precollege and Undergraduate Levels of Education in Psychology, and on the Advisory Panel, American Psychological Association, Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) Task Force on Undergraduate Psychology Major Competencies.

Beverly A. Greene is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University and is a Fellow of seven divisions of the American Psychological Association, as well as a Fellow of the American Orthopsychiatric Association and the Academy of Clinical Psychology. She holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and serves on the editorial boards of numerous scholarly journals. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University and worked in public mental health for over a decade. She was founding co-editor of the APA Society for the Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues series, Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues. She is also coauthor of the recent book, What Therapists Don’t Talk About And Why: Understanding Taboos that Hurt Ourselves and Our Clients, and has more than 80 professional publications that are the subject of nine national awards. Dr. Greene was recipient of the APA 2003 Committee On Women In Psychology Distinguished Leadership Award, 1996 Outstanding Achievement Award from the APA Committee on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns, the 2004 Distinguished Career Contributions to Ethnic Minority Research Award from the APA Society for the Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, the 2000 Heritage Award from the APA Society for the Psychology of Women, the 2004 Award for Distinguished Senior Career Contributions to Ethnic Minority Research (APA Division 45), and the 2005 Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12). Her co-edited book, Psychotherapy with African American Women: Innovations in Psychodynamic Perspectives and Practice, was also honored with the Association for Women in Psychology’s 2001 Distinguished Publication Award. In 2006 she was the recipient of the Janet Helms Award for Scholarship and Mentoring from the Teacher's College, Columbia University Cross Cultural Roundtable, and of the 2006 Florence Halpern Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology (Div. 12 APA). She is an elected representative to the APA Council and member at large of the Women's and Public Interest Caucuses of the Council.

Table of Contents

About the Authorsxxi
Chapter 1Introduction and Methods of Research2
How Do We Define Abnormal Behavior?5
Historical Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior9
Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology17
Summing Up31
Chapter 2Contemporary Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior32
The Biological Perspective33
The Psychological Perspective38
The Sociocultural Perspective56
The Biopsychosocial Perspective60
Summing Up61
Chapter 3Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior62
Classification of Abnormal Behavior Pattern63
Issues of Reliability and Validity in Assessment71
Methods of Assessment74
Summing Up95
Chapter 4Methods of Treatment96
Types of Mental Health Professionals97
Biomedical Therapies117
Hospitalization and Community-Based Care122
Summing Up129
Chapter 5Stress, Psychological Factors, and Health130
Adjustment Disorders131
Stress and Illness132
Psychological Factors and Physical Disorders144
Summing Up156
Chapter 6Anxiety Disorders158
Types of Anxiety Disorders161
Theoretical Perspectives173
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders183
Summing Up193
Chapter 7Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders194
Dissociative Disorders195
Somatoform Disorders211
Summing Up221
Chapter 8Mood Disorders and Suicide222
Types of Mood Disorders223
Theoretical Perspectives on Mood Disorders234
Treatment of Mood Disorders248
Summing Up264
Chapter 9Personality Disorders266
Types of Personality Disorders267
Theoretical Perspectives285
Treatment of Personality Disorders293
Summing Up296
Chapter 10Substance Abuse and Dependence298
Classification of Substance-Related Disorders299
Drugs of Abuse306
Theoretical Perspectives320
Treatment of Substance Abuse and Dependence329
Summing Up338
Chapter 11Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Sleep Disorders340
Eating Disorders341
Obesity: A National Epidemic353
Sleep Disorders359
Summing Up369
Chapter 12Gender Identity Disorder, Paraphilias, and Sexual Dysfunctions370
Normal and Abnormal in Sexual Behavior371
Gender Identity Disorder372
Sexual Dysfunctions385
Summing Up399
Chapter 13Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders400
History of the Concept of Schizophrenia401
Other Forms of Psychosis404
Summing Up436
Chapter 14Abnormal Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence438
Normal and Abnormal Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence439
Pervasive Developmental Disorders441
Mental Retardation447
Learning Disorders454
Communication Disorders457
Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders458
Anxiety and Depression466
Elimination Disorders472
Summing Up476
Chapter 15Cognitive Disorders and Disorders Related to Aging478
Cognitive Disorders480
Psychological Disorders Related to Aging485
Dementias Due to General Medical Conditions494
Summing Up499
Chapter 16Violence and Abuse500
Violence and Abnormal Behavior501
Explaining Human Aggression503
Domestic Violence512
Child Abuse518
Sexual Aggression521
Summing Up534
Chapter 17Abnormal Psychology and Society536
Psychiatric Commitment and Patient's Rights538
The Insanity Defense546
Summing Up553
Photo Credits603
Author Index605
Subject Index617

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