Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior

ISBN-10: 0205036996

ISBN-13: 9780205036998

Edition: 9th 2013 (Revised)

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Contemporary Cases for StudentsCase Studies in Abnormal Behavior brings the field of abnormal psychology to life with its rare combination of readability, humor, and strong scholarship.This rich collection of case studies integrates contemporary and recognizable classic cases to illustrate a wide range of clinical and legal issues. To enable students to more fully understand the nature of the disorder, each case contains the full background material relevant to etiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations. Significant family and social history data are also presented in order to give students a clear picture of how specific behavior patterns were generated and maintained.Teaching & Learning ExperienceImprove Critical Thinking Quotes and anecdotes stimulate critical thinking and can be used by instructors to jumpstart classroom discussion.Engage Students A wide range of highly recognizable and interesting case studies help students see the real-life relevance of psychological disorders.Explore Research The most up-to-date DSM-TR-IV materials are incorporated into the text; all major DSM disorders are covered.Support Instructors - MyTest, PowerPoints, and an instructor's manual offer additional support for instructors.
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Book details

List price: $103.80
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Robert G. Meyer, PhD, is a Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Louisville. He received his MA and PhD from Michigan State University, is board-certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in both clinical and forensic psychology, and is a fellow in Divisions 12 (Clinical) and 41 (Law and Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Meyer has published over 60 articles, 23 book chapters, and 14 books. He is past editor of the [i]Bulletin of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology[/i] and a past-president of the Kentucky Psychological Association. He received the regional Grawemeyer Award (with Steven Smith) from the University of Louisville for innovative curriculum development for their course in law and psychology. Christopher M. Weaver, PhD, is currently a Research Fellow at the University of California/n-/San Francisco (funded by the National Institutes of Health). Dr. Weaver received his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville, where his research focused on the assessment of psychopathy and recidivism risk in sex offenders. He received the Grawemeyer Fellowship Award for outstanding psychology research while at the University of Louisville, where he continues collaborative research with the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Dr. Weaver is coauthor (with Robert G. Meyer) of [i]The Clinician's Handbook, Fifth Edition[/i]; has published and presented on sexual addiction, execution of offenders with mental retardation, and professional issues in forensic psychology; and was assistant editor of the [i]Bulletin of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology[/i].

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