Essentials of Abnormal Psychology in a Changing Worldtakes an interactionist perspective, enabling students to see the importance of the interplay of psychological, socio-cultural and biological factors in the development of psychological disorders. The brief, streamlined format introduces students to the basic concepts of the field with a clear and engaging writing style. Its accessible, broad, research-based coverage, with superior pedagogy and student-oriented applications provide instructors with a comprehensive text they can fully cover in one term. New concept maps visually link major concepts, to help give students a clear picture of the key ideas within each chapter. The aim of the authors is to bring a much-needed Canadian perspective to the study of Abnormal Psychology. They want to increase awareness of the important, relevant research that has been done and is continuing to be conducted in Canada today. The new second edition builds on the strength of the first by continuing to incorporate Canadian cases and examples of mental illness, to highlight cultural factors, current topics, unique Canadian treatment or prevention programs, and mental health legislation.
Genre: Psychology, Pathological, Editor: , Pages: 600 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 013205373X


Essentials of Abnormal Psychology uses an integrative approach to emphasize the interplay of psychological, socio-cultural, and biological factors in the development of psychological disorders. Its brief, streamlined format introduces students to the basic concepts of the field while being inclusive of Canadian cultural diversity, gender, and lifestyle. The text's engaging writing style, research-based coverage, superior pedagogy, and student-oriented applications are designed to arouse student interest and encourage critical thinking. KEY TOPICS: What Is Abnormal Psychology?;Assessment, Classification, and Treatment of Abnormal Behaviour;Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders;Depressive, Bipolar and Related Disorders and Suicide;Dissociative and Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders;Personality Disorders;Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders;Feeding and Eating Disorders and Sleep--Wake Disorders;Gender Dysphoria, Paraphilic Disorders, and Sexual Dysfunctions;Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders;Abnormal BehaviourAcross the Lifespan MARKET: Appropriate for Abnormal Psychology Courses.
Genre: Brain, Editor: , Pages: 544 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0134048709


Fully integrating the DSM-5, Durand, Barlow, and Hofmann describe abnormal psychology through their standard-setting integrative approach -- the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this approach, students learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the interaction among multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogy, and real case profiles provide a realistic context for the scientific findings. This eighth edition highlights groundbreaking updates to research findings and the latest innovations in the treatment of mental disorders. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Education, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 704 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 133761937X


Drawn from the strengths of the full version this brief introduction provides readers with a firm foundation in the field of abnormal psychology. The book adopts an interactive approach designed to help students examine how multiple factors influence the development of psychological disorders. Engaging case examples demonstrate the influence of diversity and self-scoring questionnaires involve readers in the material. This streamlined version of the full volume provides complete coverage of theoretical perspectives and methods of treatment, classification and assessment of abnormal behavior, stress, anxiety, Dissociative and Somatoform disorders, mood, eating and sleep disorders, gender identity disorder, schizophrenia, abnormal behavior in childhood and adolescence and disorders related to aging. For mental health professionals and individuals interested in abnormal behavior.
Genre: Psychology, Pathological, Editor: , Pages: 556 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0131206869


Essentials of Abnormal Psychology provides students and professionals with a concise overview of the major topics in abnormal psychology as well as chapters on the leading categories of disorders such as eating disorders, schizophrenic disorders, personality disorders, and substance-related disorders. This book utilizes the popular Essentials format and makes a perfect companion to primary texts on the topic or a useful study guide. As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book provides information mental health professionals need to practice knowledgably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral healthcare environment. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Condensing the wide-ranging topics of the field into a concise, accessible format for handy and quick-reference, Essentials of Abnormal Psychology is an invaluable tool for learning as well as a convenient reference for established mental health professionals Other titles in the Essentials of Behavioral Science series: Essentials of Child Psychopathology Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences Essentials of Psychological Testing Essentials of Research Design and Methodology
Genre: Psychology, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 288 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780470893562


ESSENTIALS OF UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 3rd Edition offers the same multidimensional focus, multicultural emphasis, topical coverage, and engaging style as its comprehensive counterpart -- UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR -- in a condensed, student-friendly format. Updated to reflect DSM-5 and the newest scientific, psychological, multicultural, and psychiatric research, the text introduces and integrates the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders to explain how biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural factors interact to cause mental disorders. A focus on resilience highlights prevention and recovery from the symptoms of various disorders, and the book also continues its emphasis on the multicultural, sociocultural, and diversity aspects of abnormal psychology. The authors present material in a lively and engaging manner, connecting topics to real-world case studies, current events, and issues of particular importance and relevance to college students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Education, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 576 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781305854703


Featuring current research, high-quality scholarship, and an appealing design, UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 11th Edition, is a balanced, clear introduction to abnormal psychology. Fully updated to reflect the new DSM-5, the new edition features the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders, which visually and conceptually explains how mental illnesses are caused. Throughout the book, a focus on resilience highlights prevention and recovery from the symptoms of various disorders. This edition also continues its emphasis on the multicultural, sociocultural and diversity aspects of abnormal psychology. The authors present material in a lively and engaging manner, connecting topics to real-world case studies, current events, and issues of particular importance and relevance to today's college students. Overall, the book presents an evenhanded treatment of abnormal psychology as both a scientific and a clinical endeavor. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 720 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781305537606


By David Santogrossi, winner of seven awards for excellence in teaching. The Study Guide offers a wide variety of study and learning tips. For every text chapter, the guide includes interactive, fill-in-the-blank chapter summaries; key words; multiple-choice, matching, true/false, and essay questions; and answers with page references to the above. Concept checks are included for every chapter to extend the concept checks in the book itself. The guide also includes questions and review for the videos, "Abnormal Psychology: Inside Out, Volumes I and II, "From the Inside," and "Deficits of Mind and Brain and the CD-ROM.
Genre: , Editor: Van Nostrand Reinhold, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0534368611


Behavior analysis, a rapidly growing profession, began with the use and application of conditioning and learning techniques to modify the behavior of children or adults presenting severe management problems, often because of developmental disabilities. Now behavior analysts work in a variety of settings, from clinics and schools to workplaces. Especially since their practice often involves aversive stimuli or punishment, they confront many special ethical challenges. Recently, the Behavior Analysis Certification Board codified a set of ten fundamental ethical guidelines to be followed by all behavior analysts and understood by all students and trainees seeking certification. This book shows readers how to follow the BACB guidelines in action. The authors first describe core ethical principles and then explain each guideline in detail, in easily comprehensible, everyday language. The text is richly illuminated by more than a hundred vivid case scenarios about which the authors pose, and later answer questions for readers. Useful appendices include the BACB Guidelines, an index to them, practice scenarios, and suggested further reading. Practitioners, instructors, supervisors, students, and trainees alike will welcome this invaluable new aid to professional development.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 301 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781135608880


Balancing biological, psychological, social, and cultural approaches, the Fourth Canadian Edition of Abnormal Psychology's groundbreaking integrative approach is the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying abnormal psychology. The author team--now including Dr. Martin Lalumiļæ½re--continues to blend sophisticated research and an accessible writing style with the most widely recognized method of discussing psychopathology. Going beyond simply describing different schools of thought on psychological disorders, the authors explore the interactions of the various forces that contribute to psychopathology. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogical elements, integrated case studies, and superior coverage of the DSM-5 (with insights from author David Barlow, an Advisor to the DSM-5 task force) help lead students to an unparalleled appreciation for the current state of what is a multidimensional and compelling clinical science.
Genre: Mental illness, Editor: , Pages: 752 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0176531653