Understanding Abnormal Behavior

Author: David Sue,Derald Wing Sue,Stanley Sue,Diane M. Sue

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537602

Category: Psychology

Page: 720

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Featuring current research, high-quality scholarship, and an appealing design, UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 11th Edition, is a balanced, clear introduction to abnormal psychology. Fully updated to reflect the new DSM-5, the new edition features the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders, which visually and conceptually explains how mental illnesses are caused. Throughout the book, a focus on resilience highlights prevention and recovery from the symptoms of various disorders. This edition also continues its emphasis on the multicultural, sociocultural and diversity aspects of abnormal psychology. The authors present material in a lively and engaging manner, connecting topics to real-world case studies, current events, and issues of particular importance and relevance to today's college students. Overall, the book presents an evenhanded treatment of abnormal psychology as both a scientific and a clinical endeavor. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essentials of Understanding Abnormal Behavior

Author: David Sue,Derald Wing Sue,Diane M. Sue

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305854705

Category: Education

Page: 576

View: 5514

ESSENTIALS OF UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 3rd Edition offers the same multidimensional focus, multicultural emphasis, topical coverage, and engaging style as its comprehensive counterpart -- UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR -- in a condensed, student-friendly format. Updated to reflect DSM-5 and the newest scientific, psychological, multicultural, and psychiatric research, the text introduces and integrates the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders to explain how biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural factors interact to cause mental disorders. A focus on resilience highlights prevention and recovery from the symptoms of various disorders, and the book also continues its emphasis on the multicultural, sociocultural, and diversity aspects of abnormal psychology. The authors present material in a lively and engaging manner, connecting topics to real-world case studies, current events, and issues of particular importance and relevance to college students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Abnormal Psychology

Clinical and Biological Perspectives

Author: Pamilla Ramsden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446291405

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

View: 6469

Understanding Abnormal Psychology provides a thorough understanding of abnormal psychology with a focus on the integration of psychology, biology and health. It goes beyond a descriptive overview of clinical disorders to provide a critical appreciation of the multifaceted aspects of mental illness. Each disorder is clearly and succinctly explained with the support of case studies. These examples are then used to introduce the debates surrounding current research, the biology of abnormal disorders and standards of treatment. The bridge between the biological elements of brain functioning and the psychological mechanisms that are responsible for coping and adjustment is thoroughly explored. This valuable consideration of the range of elements involved in the diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders will provide you with a broad and critical understanding of this complex and fascinating field. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/ramsden with a number of useful features for students, including a flipcard glossary of key terms from the textbook and a test bank of interactive self-assessment multiple-choice questions.

Explaining Abnormal Behavior

A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

Author: Bruce F. Pennington

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462513859

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Highly readable and accessible, this book describes how research in cognitive science is transforming the way scientists and clinicians think about abnormal behavior. Bruce Pennington draws on work from multiple disciplines to identify compelling links among psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and neurological disorders that are not generally studied together. Presenting cutting-edge work on the brain systems involved in key domains of neuropsychological functioning, Pennington sheds light on acquired neurological disorders like aphasia and amnesia, as well as the development of such conditions as schizophrenia, depression, dyslexia, autism, and intellectual disability. The book also reveals how the analysis of both typical and atypical brain-behavior relationships can contribute to a neural explanation of the self and consciousness.

Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology

Author: Vicky Phares

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 566

View: 1353

Now in its second edition, this comprehensive book explores developmental psychopathology as a means for understanding and treating abnormal behavior in children. It covers the strengths and healthy outcomes as a means for designing effective therapies to help children and families, while also focusing on prevention as a cornerstone of managing child behavior. Special attention is also given to issues of diversity, inclusion, and understanding.

Case Analyses for Abnormal Psychology

Learning to Look Beyond the Symptoms

Author: Randall E. Osborne,Joan Esterline Lafuze,David V. Perkins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 113483909X

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

View: 1632

This casebook provides rich, detailed examples of the major mental illnesses. In addition, it also includes up-to-date information about the biological nature of these disorders, comprehensive approaches to treatment, and critical thinking and questioning pauses. As an added feature, this text incorporates multiple treatment providers including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. Before delving into the detailed cases, the text provides introductory chapters on: perspectives in abnormal psychology, diagnostic and therapeutic interviewing, classification and diagnosis, assessment procedures, introductory comments about each case, and therapeutic strategies. Readers learn about the personal history of each consumer both before and during the development of each case. Most cases also include in-depth interviews with individuals close to the consumer. Every case ends with a section on that particular disorder as viewed from a biological perspective. Treatment approaches are applied as appropriate as well as discussions centring on why other treatment techniques have been ruled out as viable options.

Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology, 3rd Edition

Author: Vicky Phares

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118804546

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

View: 5116

"Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology, 3rd edition emphasizes developmental psychopathology as a means for understanding and treating abnormal behavior in children. The text emphasizes strengths and healthy outcomes as a means for designing effective therapies to help children and families, as well as focusing on prevention as a cornerstone of managing child behavior. Throughout this book, special attention is given to issues of diversity, inclusion, and understanding. The text also examines the relationships between children and their fathers as well as with other primary figures within families (i.e., siblings, step-parents, care-taking grandparents, foster parents, etc.). The Third Edition has been updated to include DSM-5"--

Study Guide for Sue/Sue/Sue's Understanding Abnormal Behavior, 9th

Author: David Sue,Derald Wing Sue,Stanley Sue

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780547171029

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 4547

Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 9th Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.

Abnormal Psychology and Life: A Dimensional Approach

Author: Christopher Kearney,Timothy Trull

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111343764

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

View: 2685

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.

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology

Author: Henry E. Adams,Patricia B. Sutker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461530083

Category: Psychology

Page: 864

View: 7999

The first edition of Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology was published in 1984, al most a decade ago. In the interim there has been an explosion of information in psychopathology. Proliferation of knowledge has included a widening base of research data and changing or new concepts and theories regarding classification, measurement methods, and etiology of abnormal behaviors and mental disorders. It has been an active and productive period for biological and behavioral scientists and clinicians, particularly in terms of changing notions of the complex interaction of environmental and biological factors in many disorders. For example, with the classic disorders-such as anxiety and dissociative disorders-our understanding, while far from perfect, has been greatly enhanced in recent years. Whereas there was almost a vacuum of empirical knowledge ten years ago about the personality disorders, concentrated efforts have been undertaken to investigate classification, comorbidities, and expression of the personality disorders, and variants in normal personality traits. In addition, scientific advances in the fields of behavioral medicine, health psychology, and neuropsychology have greatly contributed to our knowledge of psychopathology and the interplay of psychobiological factors. It is now commonly acknowledged that psychopathology is not limited to the traditional mental illness categories; it also plays a significant role in many physical illnesses, such as cancer and AIDS. With these developments, it became clear that the first edition of this handbook was outdated and that a revision was needed.