Abnormal Psychology 12 th Edition , continues the tradition of giving students the opportunity to explore the latest theories and research in the field. It has been adapted to take into account UK/European examples in diagnosis and classifcation of mental illness, statistics on misuse of drugs and treatment as well as a fully revised chapter with European examples on legal and ethical issues. As distinguished scholars and leaders in the field of Psychology, our author team continues to emphasize recent and comprehensive research coverage that has been the hallmark of the text. Significant new material correlated to the forthcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM–5), included in every chapter. Abnormal Psychology emphasizes an integrated approach, showing how psychopathology is best understood by considering multiple perspectives, and how these varying perspectives can provide us with the clearest accounting of the causes of these disorders as well as the best possible treatments. Created for the 11th edition , we continue to offer a powerful video series for your Abnormal Psychology course with 7–10 minute clips to show in class or for students to review outside of class to help understand the patients experience. Unlike other videos, these feature real patients′ and their families, in the context of their lives, describing symptoms from their own perspective. Each video provides concise information about the available treatment options.
Abnormal Psychology: The Science and Treatment of Psychological Disorders consists of a balance and blending of research and clinical application, the use of paradigms as an organizing principle, and involving the learner in the kinds of real-world problem solving engaged in by clinicians and scientists. Students learn that psychopathology is best understood by considering multiple perspectives and that these varying perspectives provide the clearest accounting of the causes of these disorders as well as the best possible treatments.
Combines an emphasis on the excitement of research with an examination of the evolutionary perspective as a way to integrate biological and psychological explanations for abnormal psychology. This text shows how evolutionary theory has shaped modern psychology - both positively and negatively.
Describes how psychological research has led to the understanding of many of those factors and how our personalities develop.
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
This book presents a clear and in-depth account of abnormal psychology. It focuses on both clinical descriptions, using illustrative case studies at the beginning of each section, and on the implications of the major theoretical perspectives and relevant empirical evidence for clinical treatment. It provides a very readable and up-to-date review of topics including childhood behaviour disorders, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders and models of abnormal behaviour. Alan Carr illustrates a scientific approach to the understanding of these aspects of abnormal psychology. Both the content and style of this book will help students understand a complex area of psychology.
There Is Hardly A Field So Vital And Changing As Abnormal Psychology. This Classic Textbook Deals With A Comprehensive And Up-To-Date Real-World Overview Of The Subject Of Abnormal Psychology. The Book Highlights The Basic Concepts Of The Subject With Lucid Writing Style And Superior Pedagogy.A Number Of Books Have Been Written By Authors In The West On Abnormal Psychology. These Books, While Presenting The Principles Of The Subject, Explain It Mostly With The Examples Drawn From Their Own Environment. Though Psychology Is Based Upon Universal Principles, Its Understanding Requires Assimilation Of Its Principles With Reference To The Local Environment. In This Book An Attempt Has Been Made To Present The Principles Of Abnormal Psychology In The Context Of Indian Circumstances. The Aim Of The Present Study Is To Provide The Undergraduate And Postgraduate Students With An Ideal Textbook Of Abnormal Psychology. Efforts Have Been Made To Cover The Syllabi Of Almost All The Indian Universities. However, All Unnecessary Details Have Been Scrupulously Avoided So That The Book May Not Become Unnecessarily Bulky. Analytical And Pedagogical Methods Of Presentation Have Been Followed To Explain The Subject Matter And Holistic Approach Has Been Adopted To Conclude The Controversial Matters. At The End Of Each Chapter, Questions For Exercise Drawn From Latest Question Papers Of Different Universities Have Been Given.
Although senior undergraduate psychology students and first year master's-and doctoral-level students frequently take courses in advanced abnormal psychology, it has been almost two decades since a book by this title has appeared. Professors teaching this course have had a wide variety of texts to select from that touch on various aspects of psychopathology, but none has been as comprehensive for the student as the present volume. Not only are basic concepts and models included, but there are specific sections dealing with childhood and adolescent dis orders, adult and geriatric disorders, child treatment, and adult treatment. We believe the professor and advanced student alike will benefit from having all the requisite material under one cover. Our book contains 26 chapters presented in five parts, each part preceded by an editors' introduction. The chapters reflect updates in the classification of disorders (i. e. , DSM-IV). In Part I (Basic Concepts and Models), the chapters include diagnosis and classfication, assess ment strategies, research methods, the psychoanalystic model, the behavioral model, and the biological model. Parts II (Childhood and Adolescent Disorders) and III (Adult and Older Adult Disorders), each containing seven chapters, represent the bulk of the book. To ensure cross-chapter consistency, each of these chapters on psychopathology follows an identical format, with the following basic sections: description of the disorder, epidemiology, clinical picture (with case description), course and prognosis, familial and genetic patterns, and diag nostic considerations.