Essentials of Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World takes an interactionist perspective, enabling students to see the importance of the interplay of psychological, socio-cultural and biological factors in the development of psychological disorders. The brief, streamlined format introduces students to the basic concepts of the field with a clear and engaging writing style. Its accessible, broad, research-based coverage, with superior pedagogy and student-oriented applications provide instructors with a comprehensive text they can fully cover in one term. New concept maps visually link major concepts, to help give students a clear picture of the key ideas within each chapter.
The aim of the authors is to bring a much-needed Canadian perspective to the study of Abnormal Psychology. They want to increase awareness of the important, relevant research that has been done and is continuing to be conducted in Canada today. The new second edition builds on the strength of the first by continuing to incorporate Canadian cases and examples of mental illness, to highlight cultural factors, current topics, unique Canadian treatment or prevention programs, and mental health legislation.
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Essentials of Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World provides students with the basic concepts and core material in the field in a concise 14-chapter format. With a fluent and clear writing style that makes complex material accessible, it has a number of attractive features to help students learn. For instance, the new Concept Maps at the end of every chapter are colour-coded two page spreads visually linking major concepts within a chapter providing readers with a “big picture” and a memory aid.
The expression and treatment of psychological problems are strongly influenced by cultural factors. T he book illustrates that fact by maintaining both a Canadian and global focus. Important Canadian research, case examples, and societal and legal perspectives are integrated throughout, along with the best international research. This second Canadian edition updates and integrates socio-cultural material relating to ethnicity, gender, culture, and lifestyle in the body of the text and in highlighted boxed features called Focus on Diversity .
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Book Description Pearson Education Canada, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 013205373X