Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World

ISBN-10: 0135128978
ISBN-13: 9780135128978
Edition: 7th 2008
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Description: For courses innbsp;Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology. nbsp; Within the field of abnormal psychology, research developments continue to sharpennbsp;the understanding of abnormal behavior. Innbsp;Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World, Nevid,  More...

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Book details

List price: $156.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/12/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

For courses innbsp;Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology. nbsp; Within the field of abnormal psychology, research developments continue to sharpennbsp;the understanding of abnormal behavior. Innbsp;Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World, Nevid, Rathus, and Greenenbsp;endeavor to bring these advances to students in a way that both stimulates interest and makes complex material understandable.nbsp;More importantly, however,nbsp;theynbsp;recognize there is a basic human dimension to the study of abnormal psychology.nbsp; The approachnbsp;the authorsnbsp;take is to help students enter the world of people suffering from the range of disordersnbsp;they encounter in the text.nbsp;nbsp;By including many illustrative case examples drawn fromnbsp;the authorsnbsp;own case experiences and those of other practitioners,nbsp;an accompanying video casebook of interviews with real people diagnosed with different disorders, andnbsp;a landmark pedagogical featurenbsp;of first-person narratives from people struggling withnbsp;psychological disorders,Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World7enbsp;helps put a human face on the study of abnormal psychology. nbsp; This text helps students enter the world of people suffering from psychologicalnbsp;disordersnbsp;through illustrative case examples, a video casebook with real world interviews, andnbsp;fully integrated, original, and interactivenbsp;pedagogy.

Spencer A. Rathus received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany and is on the faculty of The College of New Jersey. His research interests include treatment of obesity and eating disorders, smoking cessation, human growth and development, methods of therapy, and sexual dysfunctions. He is the author of the widely used Rathus Assertiveness Schedule and has written several college textbooks, including Psychology: Concepts & Connections, AIDS: What Every Student Needs to Know, Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, and Childhood and Adolescence: Voyages in Development.

Introduction and Methods of Research
Contemporary Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior
Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior
Methods of Treatment
Stress, Psychological Factors, and Health
Anxiety Disorders
Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders
Mood Disorders and Suicide
Substance Abuse and Dependence
Eating Disorders and Sleep Disorders
Disorders Involving Gender and Sexuality
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Personality Disorders and Impulse Control Disorders
Abnormal Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence
Cognitive Disorders and Disorders Related to Aging
Abnormal Psychology and the Law "I" Feature first-person narratives include
NEW! Just Checking (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Ch. 6)
NEW! Walking on Eggshells (Borderline Personality Disorder; Ch. 13)
NEW! Rubbing Salt into a Wound (Narcissistic Personality Disorder; Ch. 13)
NEW! Living in the Labyrinth (Alzheimer s Disease; Ch. 13)
Cowering Under the Covers (Bipolar Disorder; Ch. 1)
Voices (Schizophrenia; Ch. 1)
Stuff (Claustrophobia; Ch. 1)
Jessica s Little Secret (Bulimia; Ch. 2)
Jerry Has a Panic Attack on the Interstate (Panic Disorder; Ch. 3)
Susanna A Girl, Interrupted (Suicide attempt; Ch.4)
Go! Go! It s Coming Down! (Traumatic stress; Ch. 5)
I Felt Like I Was Going To Die Right Then And There (Panic attack; Ch. 6)
We Share a Single Body (Dissociative Identity Disorder; Ch. 7)
Sickened (M nchausen Syndrome; Ch. 7)
Darkness Visible (Major depression; Ch. 8)
An Unquiet Mind (Bipolar Disorder; Ch. 8)
Electroboy (Manic Episode; Ch. 8)
Leading a Normal Life (Bipolar Disorder; Ch. 8)
Nothing and Nobody Comes Before My Coke (Substance Dependence; Ch.9)
Taking Away the Hurt I Feel (Substance Dependence; Ch.9)
Surely They Can t Mean Beer! (Alcohol Dependence; Ch.9)
What s Up with That? (Bulimia; Ch.10)
He s Only Sleepwalking (Sleepwalking Disorder; Ch.10)
I Know Something None of You Will Ever Know and Everybody Is Born Unique, But Most of Us Die Copies (Gender Identity Disorder; Ch.11)
Paralyzed with Anxiety (Male Erectile Disorder; Ch.11)
I Never Thought It Would Happen to Me and Why Did She Put Up Such A Big Struggle? (Date Rape; Ch. 11)
I Hear Something You Can t Hear (Schizophrenia; Ch.12)
I and I, Dancing Fool, Challenge You the World to a Duel (Schizophrenia; Ch.12)
The Poverties (Schizophrenia; Ch.12)
The Voices Grow Softer (Schizophrenia; Ch. 12)
My Dark Place (Borderline Personality Disorder; Ch. 13)
A World of My Own Creation (Autistic Disorder; Ch.14)
I Didn t Know What They (People)
Were For (Autistic Disorder; Ch.14)
Now is the Last Best Time (Alzheimer s Disease; Ch.15)
A Daughter s Dilemma (Alzheimer s Disease; Ch. 15)
Please Look Into Your Heart

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