Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World with CD-ROM (5th Edition)

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9780130481764: Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World with CD-ROM (5th Edition)

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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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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Jeffrey S. Nevid is a professor of psychology at St. John's University in New York, where he directs the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology; teaches graduate courses in research methods, psychological assessment, and behavior therapy; and supervises doctoral students in clinical practicum work. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and was awarded a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Evaluation Research. He has published numerous articles in the areas of clinical and community psychology, health psychology, training models in clinical psychology, and methodological issues in clinical research. He holds a diplomate in clinical psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, is a fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology (FAC1inP), has served on the editorial boards of several journals, and is presently an associate editor of The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. He is also an author of several leading textbooks in psychology and related fields and was keynote speaker in 2002 at the 16th Annual Conference on Undergraduate Teaching of Psychology.

Spencer A. Rathus received his doctorate from the State University of New York 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 has coauthored 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 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 Greene is a professor of psychology at St. John's University and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Orthopsychiatric Association, and the Academy of Clinical Psychology. She holds a diplomate in clinical psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and serves on the editorial boards of numerous scholarly journals. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and is founding coeditor of Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues and coeditor of Education, Research and Practice in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Psychology: A Resource Manual (Vol. 5, 2000). The author of nearly 70 professional publications, Dr. Greene was the recipient of the 1996 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association's Committee on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns, the 2000 Heritage Award from the APA Division of the Psychology of Women, and the 1995, 1996, and 2000 (co-recipient) of the Psychotherapy with Women Research Award from The Society for the Psychology of Women. One of her papers was honored with the 2000 Women of Color Psychologies Publication Award, an award she previously received in 1991 and 1995. Her coedited book, Psychotherapy with African American Women: Innovations in Psychodynamic Perspectives and Practice, was also the recipient of the Association for Women in Psychology's 2001 Distinguished

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