Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World (4th Edition)

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For courses in Abnormal Psychology. Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World features a clear and engaging writing style that is accessible without compromising rigor; research-based and comprehensive coverage; superior pedagogy; illustrative, engaging case examples and student-oriented applications; and a thorough integration of sociocultural material. Its integrative approach arouses interest in today's students while encouraging both understanding and critical thinking. A key objective of this mainstream text is to increase students' awareness of multicultural and sociocultural issues in diagnosis and treatment.

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The Third Edition retains the strengths of the first two editions: a clear and engaging writing style that is accessible to students but does not compromise rigor; research-based and comprehensive in coverage; superior pedagogy; many illustrative, engaging case examples and student-oriented applications; and integration of sociocultural material throughout, including attention to cultural diversity, gender and lifestyle. Multicultural material is highlighted in boxed features ("Focus on Diversity") and integrated within the text in sections on sociocultural perspectives The attention to issues of diversity in abnormal psychology is clearly consistent with the importance given to cultural sensitivity in the DSM-IV and the need to bring these important issues to the attention of the beginning student in abnormal psychology.

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Using a clear and engaging writing style that is accessible without compromising rigor, this introduction to abnormal behavior offers research-based and comprehensive coverage and a fully-integrated approach that interweaves sociocultural/diversity issues, various biopsychosocial theoretical perspectives, and multimedia content throughout. It includes case examples drawn from the authors' own case files and those of noted authorities in the field, and an accompanying CD includes 20 video case vignettes featuring interviews with patients, clinicians, and researchers. A series of self-assessments, with immediate scoring and feedback, encourages readers to reflect upon and think critically about controversial issues, and to evaluate their own attitudes and behavior patterns. Introduction and Methods of Research. Contemporary Perspective on Abnormal Behavior. Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior. Methods of Treatment. Stress, Psychological Factors, and Health. Anxiety Disorders. Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders. Mood Disorders and Suicide. Personality Disorders. Substance Abuse and Dependence. Eating Disorders and Sleep Disorders. Gender Identity Disorder, Paraphilias, and Sexual Dysfunctions. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders. Abnormal Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence. Cognitive Disorders and Disorders Related to Aging. Violence and Abuse. Abnormal Psychology and Society. For anyone interested in Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology.

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