The essence of abnormal psychology

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Author: David Sheridan Holmes

Publisher: Prentice Hall Europe (a Pearson Education Company)

ISBN: 9780137486335

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

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This book presents a concise introductory text, covering the core topics of abnormal pyschology in one short volume. The book highlights essential information needed by students, thus can also be easily read by those with little previous knowledge of the subject, and it covers a wide range of material that is in-depth and to a high academic standard. The book is divided into two parts; an introduction to the area followed by the main categories of abnormal behaviour as they are currently classified. Thus the definition, history, treatment, diagnosis and context of abnormal behaviour are clarified before coverage of the individual disorders. The major areas of mental disorder following the DSM classification are then described, evaluated and illustrated by case studies. In addition, other aspects of abnormal psychology such as community health, legal and forensic issues are explained, along with descriptions of the work of the many professionals involved. For the lay reader, there is a glossary of the technical terms used and suggested further reading for each chapter. For the advanced student, a comprehensive reference section has been included at the end of the book, together with chapter summaries and self-test questions at the end of each chapter.

Abnormal Psychology Across the Ages [3 volumes]

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Author: Thomas G. Plante Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313398372

Category: Psychology

Page: 835

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In these three volumes, a team of scholars provides a thoughtful history of abnormal psychology, demonstrating how concepts regarding disordered mental states, their causes, and their treatments developed and evolved across the ages. • Explains historic views on disorders, including causes and treatments such as the belief that depression in women stemmed from "a wandering uterus," homosexuality being categorized a mental disorder, and the "treatment" of various disorders via blood-letting or lobotomy • Explains the advent of psychology/psychiatry/psychologists/psychiatrists; the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the fields' bible of mental disorders and treatments; the evolution of the field; and the political controversies it has faced since its inception • Examines controversial topics across time, ranging from human rights of the mentally disordered to multicultural views on what does and does not constitute a disorder

Abnormal Psychology: Taking Sides - Clashing Views in Abnormal Psychology

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Author: Richard Halgin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 476

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This Fifth Edition of TAKING SIDES: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An online instructor’s resource guide with testing material is available. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM (ISBN 9780073343907) is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

Abnormal Psychology and Life: A Dimensional Approach

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Author: Chris Kearney,Timothy J. Trull

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 128505234X

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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Chris Kearney and Tim Trull's ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE: A DIMENSIONAL APPROACH provides students with a concise, contemporary, science-based view of psychopathology that emphasizes the individual first and the disorder second. Through consistent pedagogy featuring clinical cases and real first-person narratives, the text illuminates our understanding that abnormal behavior--rather than being either present or absent--exists in everyone to some degree on a continuum from normal to pathological. By highlighting this widely accepted dimensional view--which places the behavior of an individual at the forefront of clinical assessment, prevention, definition, and treatment--the text's goal is to encourage students to become intelligent consumers of mental health information. With its emphasis on assessment and treatment as well as prevention, the book gives students the tools necessary to understand the precursors of abnormal behavior, overcome the stigma associated with it, and identify the real people classified as exhibiting it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Abnormal Psychology and Life: A Dimensional Approach

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Author: Christopher Kearney,Timothy Trull

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111343764

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

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Chris Kearney and Tim Trull’s ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE: A DIMENSIONAL APPROACH provides students with a concise, contemporary, science-based view of psychopathology that emphasizes the individual first. Through consistent pedagogy featuring clinical cases and real first-person narratives, the text illuminates our understanding that abnormal behavior can be viewed along a continuum. By highlighting this widely accepted dimensional view which places the behavior of an individual at the forefront of clinical definition, assessment, and treatment the text’s goal is to foster personal relevance for students and encourage them to become intelligent consumers of mental health information. The book also gives students a comprehensive understanding of the features and epidemiologies, risk factors and prevention, assessment and treatment, and long term prognosis and associated stigma of mental disorders. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Abnormal psychology

experiences, origins, and interventions

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Author: Michael Joseph Goldstein,Bruce L. Baker,Kay R. Jamison

Publisher: Little Brown and Company

ISBN: 9780316319553

Category: Psychology

Page: 622

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Abnormal Psychology

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Author: Thomas F. Oltmanns,Robert E. Emery

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 690

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This new edition retains the book's engaging and innovative systems approach, integrating the biological, psychological, and social perspectives in one concurrent story. Scientific methods are presented in a clear and non-threatening manner, and are based on the most current research.Chapter topics include personality disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, schizophrenic disorders, mood disorders and suicide, treatment of psychological disorders, and more.For psychologists, psychiatrists, and professionals in the mental health field.

First Responder's Guide to Abnormal Psychology

Applications for Police, Firefighters and Rescue Personnel

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Author: William I. Dorfman,Lenore E. Walker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387354651

Category: Psychology

Page: 233

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This book gives readers critical insights into the human impact of extreme trauma, and the various levels of mental impairment suffered by both victims and survivors. Renowned trauma experts William Dorfman and Lenore Walker give this book immediate relevance through the use of real-life examples from a wide range of crisis situations. They have also deliberately minimized research citations within the text for greater readability.

Abnormal psychology

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Author: Bridget Giles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840138047

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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