Ronald Comer is renowned in the field of abnormal psychology for his ability to communicate the scientific foundations, the clinical realities, and the human cost of psychological dysfunction. In this new edition of his brief text, Comer again draws on his experience as an educator, researcher, and practicing therapist to cover the basic concepts of psychopathology in a way that is scientifically sound, widely accessible, and extraordinarily empathetic.
The new edition features Comer's signature integration of theory, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as his broadly inclusive cross-cultural perspective. In addition to updated coverage throughout, it offers a number of features created under Comer's supervision that bring fresh, effective new teaching approaches to the text and accompanying media.
The book can also be purchased with the breakthrough online resource, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. LaunchPad's intuitive interface presents quizzing, flashcards, animations and much more to make learning actively engaging.
Ronald Comer has been a professor in Princeton University's Department of Psychology for the past 27 years and has served as Director of Clinical Psychology Studies for most of that time. He is also currently the director of the department's undergraduate program.
Abnormal Psychology in Science and Clinical Practice 1. Abnormal Psychology: Past and Present 2. Models of Abnormality 3. Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis , and TreatmentProblems of Anxiety and Mood 4. Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Related Disorders 5. Disorders of Trauma and Stress 6. Disorders of Mood 7. Suicide Problems of the Mind and Body 8. Disorders Featuring Somatic Symptoms 9. Eating Disorders 10. Substance Use and Addictive Disorders 11. Disorders of Sex and Gender Problems of Psychosis and the Cognitive Function 12. Schizophrenia Life-Span Problems 13. Personality Disorders 14. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence 15. Disorders of Aging and Cognition Conclusion 16. Law, Society, and the Mental Health Profession