Abnormal Psychology, Global Edition (17e) : 9781292157764

Abnormal Psychology, Global Edition (17e)

Butcher / Hooley / Mineka / Nock
 
Edition
 
17
ISBN
 
9781292157764
ISBN 10
 
1292157763
Published
 
17/08/2016
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
792
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$136.99
 
 
Title type
 
$65.00
 
 
Title type
 
$75.00
 
 
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$50.00
 
 
Description

For courses in Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the primary psychological disorders studied within the discipline. Maintaining a focus on the individuals at the heart of the study of abnormal psychology, the authors employ a biopsychosocial approach that helps students achieve an understanding of the holistic context in which abnormalities of behaviour occur. In addition to the contributions of new co-author Matthew Nock, the Seventeenth Edition has been extensively updated to reflect DSM-5 diagnostic categories, classifications, and criteria.

Table of contents
  • 1. Abnormal Psychology: Overview and Research Approaches
  • 2. Historical and Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior
  • 3. Causal Factors and Viewpoints
  • 4. Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
  • 5. Stress and Physical and Mental Health
  • 6. Panic, Anxiety, Obsessions, and Their Disorders
  • 7. Mood Disorders and Suicide
  • 8. Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders
  • 9. Eating Disorders and Obesity
  • 10. Personality Disorders
  • 11. Substance-Related Disorders
  • 12. Sexual Variants, Abuse, and Dysfunctions
  • 13. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • 14. Neurocognitive Disorders
  • 15. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence (Neurodevelopmental Disorders)
  • 16. Psychological Treatment
  • 17. Contemporary and Legal Issues in Abnormal Psychology
New to this edition

An engaging approach and captivating features encourage students to think critically about the discipline

  • Co-author Matthew Nock brings a new perspective to the Seventeenth Edition of this authoritative and established text. A recent MacArthur Award (aka, “Genius Grant”) recipient, Professor Nock provides fresh approaches to the discipline.


Revised content provides the most up-to-date coverage of DSM-5 diagnostic categories, classifications, and criteria

  • UPDATED! DSM-5 boxes offer the most up-to-date (DSM-5) diagnostic criteria for all of the disorders discussed. In a convenient and visually accessible form, these boxes provide a helpful study tool that reflects current diagnostic practice, and help students understand disorders in a real-world context.
  • UPDATED! Thinking Critically about DSM-5 boxes introduce students to the revised DSM and encourage them to think critically about the implications of the changes, many of which were contentious and controversial.


Student-focused pedagogy guides students as they learn

  • This new edition of Abnormal Psychology has been redesigned to reflect the newest and most relevant research findings, presented in a way that is engaging to the newest generation of students. The text narrative has been streamlined to decrease the length of each chapter while retaining all of the important information that students should be learning.
  • UPDATED! Extensive case studies of individuals with various disorders are integrated throughout the text, bringing important aspects of the disorders to life. These case studies also remind readers that the problems of abnormal psychology affect the lives of people from diverse backgrounds who have much in common with all of us. Many of the case studies are new to the Seventeenth Edition.
  • Reflecting the ever-changing field of abnormal psychology, hundreds of new references have been added, highlighting the discipline’s newest and most important research findings.


Updated content ensures an up-to-date learning experience

The Seventeenth Edition offers detailed coverage of the most exciting changes and advances occurring in the field. Highlights of new and updated content include the following:

  • The authors provide the most up-to-date and in-depth information about biological influences on the entire spectrum of behavioral abnormalities, while still maintaining a comprehensive and balanced biopsychosocial approach to understanding abnormal behavior.
  • The authors have significantly increased the focus on the manifestation and treatment of psychological disorders around the globe, using data from a recently completed cross-national series of studies in more than 20 different countries.
  • Throughout the text, the authors provide information about some of the newest ways in which researchers and clinicians are treating psychological disorders, such as via the use of new smartphone apps, brain stimulation treatments, and assistive therapeutic robots.
  • Chapter 3 offers a new and more accessible description of why correlation does not equal causation – and what does.
  • Chapter 5 provides a more broad and integrative approach to the health consequences of stress, including a focus on the mechanisms through which stress is thought to cause physical health problems.
  • Chapter 7 has been updated substantially and now includes more information about some of the problems most relevant to college students, such as suicide and self-injury.
  • Chapter 8 offers four new case studies, as well as two new highlight boxes. These illustrate recent neuroimaging research on patients with conversion disorder, as well as a very creative new approach to the treatment of this fascinating disorder.
  • Chapter 11 provides significant new material on how alcohol and drugs affect the brain, what causes hangovers, and information on new synthetic drugs that have recently hit the streets.
  • In Chapter 13, the most current genetic findings concerning schizophrenia are described, and new developments in our understanding of the nature of dopamine abnormality in schizophrenia are discussed. A new Developments in Thinking highlight box presents new ideas about the possibility that schizophrenia might be an immune function disorder.
  • Chapter 15 has been reorganized and updated throughout; for instance, it now includes cutting-edge findings on the potential causes and most effective treatments for autism spectrum disorders.
Features & benefits

An engaging approach and captivating features encourage students to think critically about the discipline

  • NEW! Co-author Matthew Nock brings a new perspective to the 17th Edition of this authoritative and established text. A recent MacArthur Award (aka, “Genius Grant”) recipient, Professor Nock provides fresh approaches to the discipline.
  • Engaging boxed features highlight topics of particular interest, focusing on applications of research to everyday life, current events, and the latest research methodologies, technologies, and findings.
    • Developments in Research features discuss topics like nocturnal panic attacks and new approaches to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
    • Developments in Thinking features focus on concepts such as melancholia through the ages and the humanistic and existential perspectives.
    • Developments in Practice features offer coverage of the use of the computer in psychological testing and new options for adults with anorexia nervosa.
    • The World Around Us features highlight issues such as binge drinking in college and brain damage in professional athletes.
  • End-of-chapter Unresolved Issues features demonstrate how far we have come and how far we have yet to go in our understanding of psychological disorders. The topics covered here — including the expanding horizons of mental disorder and the role of public policy in the prevention of obesity — provide insight into the future of the field and expose students to controversial topics.


Revised content provides the most up-to-date coverage of DSM-5 diagnostic categories, classifications, and criteria

  • UPDATED! DSM-5 boxes offer the most up-to-date (DSM-5) diagnostic criteria for all of the disorders discussed. In a convenient and visually accessible form, these boxes provide a helpful study tool that reflects current diagnostic practice, and help students understand disorders in a real-world context.
  • UPDATED! Thinking Critically about DSM-5 boxes introduce students to the revised DSM and encourage them to think critically about the implications of the changes, many of which were contentious and controversial.


Student-focused pedagogy guides students as they learn

  • NEW! This new edition of Abnormal Psychology has been redesigned to reflect the newest and most relevant research findings, presented in a way that is engaging to the newest generation of students. The text narrative has been streamlined to decrease the length of each chapter while retaining all of the important information that students should be learning.
  • Clearly defined learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter provide the reader with an overview of topics and issues that will be included in the chapter. These learning objectives appear again in the specific sections to which they apply, making it easier for readers to identify what they should be learning in each section, as well as at the end each chapter.
  • In Review questions at the end of each major section within the chapter provide regular opportunities for self-assessment as students read, reinforcing their learning.
  • Organised around the learning objectives presented at the start of the chapter, chapter summaries recap the essential points of the chapter. Formatted as bulleted lists rather than formal paragraphs, they make the information easier to scan and more accessible.
  • UPDATED! Extensive case studies of individuals with various disorders are integrated throughout the text, bringing important aspects of the disorders to life. These case studies also remind readers that the problems of abnormal psychology affect the lives of people from diverse backgrounds who have much in common with all of us. Many of the case studies are new to the 17th Edition.
  • Appearing throughout each chapter, Research Close-Up Terms illuminate research methodologies, and give students a clearer understanding of some of the most important research concepts in the field of abnormal psychology.
  • Key terms are identified when they first appear in each chapter, listed at the end of the chapter (with page references), and defined in the glossary at the end of the text.
  • NEW! Reflecting the ever-changing field of abnormal psychology, hundreds of new references have been added, highlighting the discipline’s newest and most important research findings.


NEW! Updated content ensures an up-to-date learning experience

The 17th Edition offers detailed coverage of the most exciting changes and advances occurring in the field. Highlights of new and updated content include the following:

  • The authors provide the most up-to-date and in-depth information about biological influences on the entire spectrum of behavioural abnormalities, while still maintaining a comprehensive and balanced biopsychosocial approach to understanding abnormal behaviour.
  • The authors have significantly increased the focus on the manifestation and treatment of psychological disorders around the globe, using data from a recently completed cross-national series of studies in more than 20 different countries.
  • Throughout the text, the authors provide information about some of the newest ways in which researchers and clinicians are treating psychological disorders, such as via the use of new smartphone apps, brain stimulation treatments, and assistive therapeutic robots.
  • Chapter 3 offers a new and more accessible description of why correlation does not equal causation — and what does.
  • Chapter 5 provides a more broad and integrative approach to the health consequences of stress, including a focus on the mechanisms through which stress is thought to cause physical health problems.
  • Chapter 7 has been updated substantially and now includes more information about some of the problems most relevant to college students, such as suicide and self-injury.
  • Chapter 8 offers four new case studies, as well as two new highlight boxes. These illustrate recent neuroimaging research on patients with conversion disorder, as well as a very creative new approach to the treatment of this fascinating disorder.
  • Chapter 11 provides significant new material on how alcohol and drugs affect the brain, what causes hangovers, and information on new synthetic drugs that have recently hit the streets.
  • In Chapter 13, the most current genetic findings concerning schizophrenia are described, and new developments in our understanding of the nature of dopamine abnormality in schizophrenia are discussed. A new Developments in Thinking highlight box presents new ideas about the possibility that schizophrenia might be an immune function disorder.
  • Chapter 15 has been reorganised and updated throughout; for instance, it now includes cutting-edge findings on the potential causes and most effective treatments for autism spectrum disorders.
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