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9780132216128: Abnormal Psychology

Real Science. Real Life.  Presents a balanced Scientist - Practitioner - Educator approach to understanding Abnormal Psychology.   

 

Several features distinguish this text from other textbooks currently available.  First, the base of abnormal psychology rests on knowledge generated through scientific studies and clinical practice.  This text emphasizes this rich blend throughout.   Second, it is increasingly clear that most forms of adult abnormal behavior either begin in childhood or have childhood precursors.  This text highlights what is known about the developmental trajectory of each condition.  Such a focus is instrumental in helping students gain some insight into the etiology of maladaptive conditions. Third, Beidel integrates biological findings with findings from social and behavioral sciences to foster the perspective that abnormal behavior is complex and subject to many different forces, and highlight how these variables often interact in a reciprocal fashion.  Fourth, scientific findings with respect to race and gender are discussed with respect to each condition.  This includes a discussion of prevalence, differences in symptom manifestation, and any known etiological differences.  Importantly, an effort is made to “bring to life” the nature of these conditions by providing vivid clinical descriptions.   In addition to short descriptions used liberally throughout each chapter, a fully integrated case study is presented at the end of each chapter, again illustrating the interplay of biological, psychosocial and emotional factors.

 

MyPsychLab contains study tools such as flashcards, self tests, videos, as well as Speaking Out: DSM in Context  which ties real patient interview videos to specific content from the DSM-IV, helping students understand how the DSM-IV criteria applies to real people experiencing disorders.  MyPsychLab is available at www.mypsychlab.com.

 

Visit the Beidel preview website to view a sample chapter, sample Speaking Out: DSM in Context videos, watch an interview with the author, read reviewer quotes, and much more!  http://www.pearsonhighered.com/showcase/beidel1e/

 

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MyPsychLab is a learning and assessment tool that allows instructors to assess student performance and adapt course content without investing a lot of additional time or resources.  

 

Students benefit from this easy-to-use site with or without their instructor’s involvement. Students can test themselves on key content, track their progress, and utilize individually tailored study plan activities, including an e-book, newsfeeds, simulations, and videos.

 

MyPsychLab for our latest Abnormal Psychology textbooks also includes Speaking Out: The DSM in Context , which ties real patient interview videos to specific content from the DSM-IV, helping students understand how the DSM-IV criteria applies to real people experiencing disorders.

About the Author:

Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Beidel received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh . After serving as faculty at the  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic; WPIC), the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the University of Maryland, and Penn State College of Medicine, she is now Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at the University of Central Florida. She was the 1990 recipient of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy's (AABT) New Researcher Award, and the 2007 recipient of the American Psychological Association’s, Division 12 Samuel M. Turner Clinical Research Award. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychopathological Association and a past-president of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology.  She is a past Chair of the American Psychological Association's Committee on Accreditation and the 1995 recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award from the Association of Medical School Psychologists. Dr. Beidel has twice been awarded the “Apple for the Teacher Award” from the University of Pittsburgh, an award given by students to faculty considered to be outstanding teachers.  Currently, she serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals. Her academic, research, and clinical interests focus on child and adult anxiety disorders, including their etiology, psychopathology, and behavioral treatment. Her research is characterized by a developmental focus, and includes high risk and longitudinal designs, psychophysiological assessment, treatment outcome, and treatment development.  Dr. Beidel is the author of over 175 publications including journal articles, book chapters, books and edited books.  Her most recent book, Child Anxiety Disorders: A Guide to Research and Treatment (authored with Samuel M. Turner, Ph.D., Routledge/Taylor and Francis) was published in summer 2005. Dr. Beidel is the recipient of over 20 years of continuous funding of NIMH grants addressing the development and efficacy of behavioral interventions for adults and children with anxiety disorders. 

In addition to her research, teaching, and training responsibilities, she is a licensed psychologist and an active clinician.

 

Click here to hear Dr. Beidel discuss the Scientist-Practitioner Model: http://www.4researchers.org/articles/4566

 

Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D.

            Dr. Cynthia Bulik is the William R. and Jeanne H. Jordan Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is also Professor of Nutrition in the School of Public Health and the Director of the UNC Eating Disorders Program. A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Bulik has been conducting research and treating individuals with eating disorders for the past 22 years.  As illustrated by her curriculum vitae, Dr. Bulik also has substantial expertise in the area of mood disorders.  She received her BA from the University of Notre Dame and her MA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988.  She completed internships and post-doctoral fellowships at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA. She developed outpatient, daypatient, and inpatient services for eating disorders both in New Zealand and in the United States. Her research has included treatment, laboratory, epidemiological, twin and molecular genetic studies of eating disorders and body weight regulation.  More recently she has begun to explore innovative means of integrating technology into treatment for eating disorders and obesity. Dr. Bulik has written over 230 scientific papers and chapters on eating disorders and is author of the books Eating Disorders: Detection and Treatment (Dunmore Press) and Runaway Eating (Rodale).  She is a past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders and currently an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

 

Dr. Cynthia Bulik appeared on Good Morning America, March 17, 2009. Interview available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhnJ81QRpaY

 

Follow Dr. Bulik on Twitter:  @cbulik 

 

Melinda A. Stanley, Ph.D.

            Dr. Stanley is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine where she also serves as Head of the Division of Psychology. Previously, she was Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston where she served as Director of Psychology Training for 8 years.  Dr. Stanley received a B.A. from Gettysburg College in 1980, M.A. from Princeton University in 1982, and Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in 1987.  She completed her internship and post-doctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1988. Her current primary clinical and research interests focus on the identification and treatment of anxiety and depression in older adults, with an emphasis on service provision in primary care and community settings. Other clinical and research interests include the nature and treatment of generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and trichotillomania. Dr. Stanley has received consistent external funding to support her research for over 16 years, and she has published more than 110 scientific articles and chapters. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 12, Clinical Psychology, and she recently served as Associate Editor for Behavior Therapy. She currently serves as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals, and she regularly participates in federal grant review panels.

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