Abnormal Psychology (6th International edition)

Abnormal Psychology (6th International edition)

By: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema (author)Paperback

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Now updated to reflect the DSM-5, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema's, Abnormal Psychology blends cutting-edge research in psychopathology with compassion for people who suffer from psychological disorders and captures the excitement of major advances in biological and psychosocial research and treatment alternatives. The new sixth edition continues to place an emphasis on an integrated approach to abnormal psychology, on making biological information clear to students, and on providing a strong focus on empirical research and diversity. New to this edition is Connect Abnormal Psychology, which includes the groundbreaking adaptive study tool, LearnSmart, and Faces Interactive, a unique digital learning environment which provides students with an opportunity to observe real people through a series of case studies on 12 different psychological disorders.

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Susan Nolen-Hoeksema (1959-2013) In January 2013 we lost our esteemed author and friend, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema. Susan was a renowned scholar, teacher, mentor, and academic leader. She was recognized internationally for her work on how people regulate their feelings and emotions and how particular patterns of thinking can make people vulnerable to and recover slowly from emotional problems, especially depression. Her research shaped the field's perspective on depression in women and girls, and countless empirical studies and theoretical contributions followed as she developed her groundbreaking theory of rumination and depression. In her words: "My career has focused on two parallel goals. The first is to use empirical methods to address important social and mental health problems (depression, rumination, women's mental health). The second goal is to disseminate psychological science. I also believe in taking science to the public, through my textbook on Abnormal Psychology and books for the general public on women's mental health." Susan taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and Yale University.Susan's work focused on depression, mood-regulation, and gender, for which she was recognized and received the David Shakow Early Career Award from Division 12, the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Committee on Women of American Psychological Association, the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science, a Research Career Award, and multiple grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. In addition, she was the founding editor of the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, now the most highly cited journal in the field of clinical psychology. In addition to being an accomplished professor, scholar, teacher, and writer, Susan was a loving and devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and mentor. Susan touched and inspired the lives of many people both professionally and personally, and she will be dearly missed.


Chapter 1:Looking at Abnormality Abnormality Along the Continuum 3 Extraordinary People 4 Defining Abnormality 4 Historical Perspectives on Abnormality 7 The Emergence of Modern Perspectives 14 Modern Mental Health Care 16 Chapter Integration 19 Chapter Summary Key Terms Chapter 2:Theories and Treatment of Abnormality Approaches Along the Continuum Extroadinary People-Steven Hayes 24 Biological Approaches 26 Psychological Approaches 36 Sociocultural Approaches 49 Prevention Programs 53 Common Elements in Effective Treatments 53 Chapter Integration 54 Chapter Summary Key Terms Chapter 3:Assessing and Diagnosing Abnormality Assessment and Diagnosis Along the Continuum 59 Extraordinary People - Marya Hornbacher 60 Assessment Tools 60 Challenges in Assessment 68 Diagnosis 71 Chapter Integration Chapter Summary Key Terms Chapter 4:The Research Endeavor Research Along the Continuum 83 Extraordinary People - The Old Order Amish of Pennsylvania 84 The Scientific Method 84 Case Studies 87 Correlational Studies 88 Epidemiological Studies 92 Experimental Studies 93 Genetic Studies Cross - Cultural Research Meta - Analysis Chapter Integration Chapter Summary Key Terms Chapter 5:Trauma, Anxiety, Obsessive - Compulsive, and Related Disorders Fear and Anxiety Along the Continuum 107 Extraordinary People - David Beckham, Perfection On and Off the Field 108 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder 110 Specific Phobias and Agoraphobia 118 Panic Disorder 127 Generalized Anxiety Disorder 132 Separation Anxiety Disorder 135 Obsessive - Compulsive Disorder 139 Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults 145 Chapter Integration 146 Chapter Summary Key Terms Chapter 6:Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders Along the Continuum 151 Extraordinary People - Anna O., The Talking Cure 152 Somatic Symptom Disorders 152 Dissociative Disorders 160 Chapter Integration 171 Chapter Summary Key Terms Chapter 7:Mood Disorders and Suicide Mood Disorders Along the Continuum 175 Extraordinary People - Kay Redfi eld Jamison, An Unquiet Mind 176 Characteristics of Depressive Disorders 176 Characteristics of Bipolar Disorder 181 Theories of Depression 185 Theories of Bipolar Disorder 192 Treatment of Mood Disorders 193 Suicide 204 Chapter Integration 212 Chapter Summary 214 Key Terms 215 Chapter 8:Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders Along the Continuum 217 Extraordinary People - John Nash, A Beautiful Mind 218 Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Course 219 Positive Symptoms 219 Biological Theories 233 Psychosocial Perspectives 238 Treatment 241 Chapter Integration 246 Chapter Summary 248 Key Terms 249 Chapter 9:Personality Disorders Personality Disorders Along the Continuum 251 Extraordinary People - Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted 252 Borderline Personality Disorder 256 Narcissistic Personality Disorder 260 Avoidant Personality Disorder 263 Obsessive - Compulsive Personality Disorder 265 Schizotypal Personality Disorder 268 Chapter Integration 271 Chapter Summary 272 Key Terms 273 Chapter 10:Neurodevelopmental and Neurocognitive Disorders Neurodevelopmental and Neurocognitive Disorders Along the Continuum 275 Extraordinary People - Temple Grandin, Thinking in Pictures 276 Attention - Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 276 Autism Spectrum Disorder 282 Intellectual Developmental Disorder 286 Learning, Communication, and Motor Disorders 291 Major and Minor Neurocognitive Disorders 296 Delirium 304 Chapter Integration 306 Chapter Summary 308 Key Terms 309 Chapter 11:Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders Disruptive and Impulsive Behavior Along the Continuum 311 Extraordinary People - Ted Bundy, Portrait of a Serial Killer 312 Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defi ant Disorder 313 Antisocial Personality Disorder 321 Contributors to Antisocial Personality Intermittent Explosive Disorder 324 Chapter Integration 325 Chapter Summary 327 Key Terms 327 Chapter 12:Eating Disorders Eating Disorders Along the Continuum 329 Extraordinary People - Fashion Models, Dying to Be Thin 330 Characteristics of Eating Disorders 331 Understanding Eating Disorders 342 Treatments for Eating Disorders 349 Chapter Integration 351 Chapter Summary 353 Key Terms 353 Chapter 13:Sexual Disorders Sexuality Along the Continuum 355 Extraordinary People - David Reimer, The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl 356 Sexual Dysfunctions 358 Paraphilic Disorders 372 Gender Dysphoria 380 Chapter Integration 383 Chapter Summary 384 Key Terms 385 Chapter 14:Substance Use and Gambling Disorders Substance Use Along the Continuum 387 Extraordinary People - Celebrity Drug Abusers 388 Defining Substance Use Disorders 390 Depressants 392 Stimulants 398 Opioids 403 Hallucinogens and PCP 405 Cannabis 406 Inhalants 407 Other Drugs of Abuse 408 Theories of Substance Use Disorders 409 Treatments for Substance Use Disorders 412 Gambling Disorder 419 Chapter Integration 420 Chapter Summary 421 Key Terms 423 Chapter 15:Health Psychology Stress Along the Continuum 425 Extraordinary People - Norman Cousins, Healing with Laughter 426 Psychological Factors and General Health 428 Psychosocial Factors in Specific Diseases 431 Interventions to Improve Health-Related Behaviors 438 Sleep and Health 440 Chapter Integration 451 Chapter Summary 452 Key Terms 453 Chapter 16:Mental Health and the Law Mental Health Law Along the Continuum 455 Extraordinary People - Greg Bottoms, Angelhead 456 Civil Commitment 456 Patients' Rights 462 Right to Treatment 462 Competence to Stand Trail The Insanity Defense 464 Mental Health Care in the Justice System 469 Chapter Integration 470 Chapter Summary 471 Key Terms 472 Discussions for Think Critically Glossary References Credits Name Index Subject Index

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  • publication date: 01/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781259060724
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 704
  • ID: 9781259060724
  • weight: 1154
  • ISBN10: 1259060721
  • edition: 6th International edition

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