Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology with Student Access Card

Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology with Student Access Card

By: David A. Holmes (author)Mixed Media

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Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology offers a European perspective and a unique, comprehensive introduction to the field of abnormal psychology. The book takes an international perspective and considers the impact of cross-cultural issues, beliefs and opinions. The book explores the nature of psychopathology and its causes, and addresses the psychological studies that have shaped psychopathology. The book integrates clinical and forensic psychology and the use of case studies throughout the book offer a unique and intimate portrait of each disorder, bringing the concepts to life through personal experience. Topics and debates covered in the text range from nature vs. nurture and the mad bad debate, to obesity and food addiction. The book is supported by a companion website: www.pearsoned.co.uk/davidholmes The website includes: Fascinating video interviews with real disorder sufferers and "day in the life" documentaries charting their experiences; plus multiple choice tests for each chapter. Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology is recommended reading for all undergraduate Psychology students that cover abnormal psychology as part of their course, i.e. clinical, forensic, health, mental health, psychiatry, and psychopathology related modules.

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Contents

Full and detailed Table of Contents Part 1: Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology 1. Introduction to Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology Overview Case study Definitions and Terminology History of Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology Stability and change in Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology The current context of Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology Professional roles in Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology Chapter Summary 2. Critical Issues in Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology Overview Case study Science versus belief What is science? The scientific status of abnormal psychology A new dark age Anti-psychiatry and abnormal, clinical & forensic psychology A critical balance Chapter summary 3. Paradigm approaches to causes and treatments Overview Case study Part 1: Biological approaches The Neuropsychological approach The Evolutionary approach Part 2: Psychological approaches The Behavioural approach The Cognitive and Cognitive-Behavioural approaches Non-Empirical approaches Humanistic, Existential and Gestalt approaches. Part 3: Social and eclectic approaches Group, Cultural and Family aspects of therapy Beyond paradigms: diathesis-stress and eclectic approaches Chapter Summary 4. Assessment, Classification and Diagnosis Overview Case study Assessment, diagnosis and formulation Reliability and validity in diagnosis and assessment The development of a systematic approach and historical problems The assessment process Diagnosis: DSM and ICD systems The importance of the individual: the formulation Chapter Summary 5. Clinical Research Methods Overview Case Study Approaches to Research Research Methods Developing Psychometrically Sound Measures for Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology Research Tools Using the Internet as a Research and Therapy Tool Ethical Issues Chapter Summary Part 2: Clinical and Forensic Psychology 6. Clinical Psychology Overview Case study Historical development of Clinical Psychology What is Contemporary Clinical Psychology? Clinical Psychology in Practice How to Become a Clinical Psychologist International Variations Chapter Summary 7. Forensic Psychology Overview Case study Historical development of Forensic Psychology What is Forensic Psychology The Forensic Psychology Practitioner Other areas related to forensic psychology How to Become a Forensic Psychologist Chapter Summary 8. Clinical Forensic Psychology Overview Case Study Clinical Forensic Psychology The Abnormal Offender Criminal Profiling Challenging issues in Forensic Psychopathology Chapter Summary Part 3: Disorders Beginning Earlier in Life 9. Childhood Disorders Overview Case study Development and disorder Pervasive developmental disorders: The autistic spectrum Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Conduct and oppositional defiant disorder Other disorders beginning in childhood Clinical issues in childhood disorders Forensic implications of childhood disorders Chapter Summary 10. Disorders of Control and Addiction Part I: Eating and Impulse Control Disorders Overview Case study Eating disorders Impulse control disorders Compulsive buying and hoarding Forensic implications Clinical issues Chapter Summary 11. Disorders of Control and Addiction Part II: Substance Related Disorders Overview Case study Issues in substance related disorders Classification and categorisation of substance related disorders Depressants Stimulants Hallucinogens Further issues in the aetiology and treatment of substance related disorders Clinical Issues Forensic Issues Chapter Summary 12. Anxiety Disorders Overview Case study General issues in anxiety disorders Classifications of anxiety disorders Aetiology of anxiety disorders Treatment of anxiety disorders Clinical issues Forensic issues Chapter summary 13. Sexual Disorders Overview Case study General issues in sexual and gender identity disorders Classification of sexual disorders Forensic issues Clinical issues Chapter summary 14. Personality Disorders Overview Case Study General issues in personality disorders The odd-eccentric cluster: The dramatic-emotional cluster: The anxious-fearful cluster: Psychopathy and DSPD Development and management of personality disorders Forensic issues Clinical issues Chapter summary 15. Somatoform, Dissociative and Factitious Disorders Overview Case study Background to somatoform and dissociative disorders Classifications of somatoform disorders Classifications of dissociative disorders Clinical issues in somatoform & dissociative disorders Forensic issues in somatoform & dissociative disorders Factitious disorders Chapter summary Part 4: Disorders of Adulthood and Later Life 16. Psychophysiological Disorders Overview Case study Stress Stress & anxiety influenced medical conditions Health psychology Positive psychology Community health psychology Forensic health psychology Clinical issues Chapter summary 17. Mood Disorders Overview Case study Mood states Mood disorder Classification of mood disorders Seasonal Affective Disorder Suicide & self-harm Positive by-products of mood disorder Forensic implications Clinical issues Chapter summary 18. Schizophrenia Overview Case study Phenomenology of schizophrenia Sub-grouping of the syndrome Incidence, onset, course and outcome(s) of schizophrenia Aetiology of schizophrenia Treatment & management of schizophrenia Schizophrenia boundaries and other psychotic disorders Clinical issues Forensic implications Critical evaluation Chapter Summary 19. Neurological and Age-related Disorders Overview Case study Neurological & age related disorders Management and treatment issues in neurological and age related disorders Clinical and forensic Issues Future considerations in abnormal, clinical and forensic psychology: What is ageing and is it necessary? Chapter Summary

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/06/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780273742302
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 742
  • ID: 9780273742302
  • weight: 1383
  • ISBN10: 0273742302

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