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Addresses two primary questions—what causes psychopathology and which treatments are most effective in preventing or reducing psychological suffering. Uses four paradigms or points of view to study abnormal psychology: biological, psychoanalytic, learning and cognitive. Also uses the humanistic and existential paradigm when therapy is at issue. New to this edition: an account of DSM-IV, the impact of cultural diversity on the categorization, etiology and therapeutics of diverse disorders such as posttraumatic stress, eating and borderline personality. Includes case studies, full color line and photographic illustrations.
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This book introduce readers to abnormal psychology, addressing the causes of psychopathology as well as issues in the treatment and prevention of abnormal behavior. It uses four perspectives to study abnormal psychology: biological, psychoanalytic, learning, and cognitive.From the Back Cover:
Over 1,000,000 Students Can’t Be Wrong! There is more than one reason why Davison & Neale’s Abnormal Psychology has remained one of the most popular textbooks on the subject through seven editions, and with more than 1,000,000 students over the last twenty-five years. Now thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the latest thinking and research in the field, this new Eighth Edition continues the tradition of excellence established in each previous edition. Featuring a student—friendly presentation of rigorous, research-based subject matter, the text invites you to participate in a process of discovery and critically consider a variety of approaches and perspectives. Davison and Neale not only present the latest theories and research, they also convey the intellectual excitement that is associated with the search for evidence on the origins of psychopathology and the effectiveness of specific interventions. And throughout the text, numerous extended case studies based on the authors’ actual clinical work, provide a context for complex concepts and demonstrate the real-life implications of the empirical work of psychopathologists and clinicians. New Features in the Eighth Edition
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Book Description Wiley, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. 6. Seller Inventory # DADAX0471557714
Book Description Wiley, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0471557714