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Understanding Abnormal Behavior

ISBN-10: 0618687017
ISBN-13: 9780618687015
Edition: 8th 2006 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Description: "Abnormal Psychology "by Sue, Sue, and Sue was the first text in its field to present a thoroughly integrated multicultural perspective; the Eighth Edition offers integration of multicultural models and the most extensive coverage available. This  More...

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Book details

List price: $143.56
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Pages: 726
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

"Abnormal Psychology "by Sue, Sue, and Sue was the first text in its field to present a thoroughly integrated multicultural perspective; the Eighth Edition offers integration of multicultural models and the most extensive coverage available. This program provides students with an understanding of abnormal behavior as both a scientific and a clinical field, while offering insight into the tools used by mental health professionals to study and treat disorders. The text combines a student-friendly approach to understanding abnormal psychology with scholarship of the highest quality. This edition includes thoroughly updated research and case studies, and is accompanied by a comprehensive support package for both instructors and students."Mental Health & Society" boxes address controversial issues with wide implications for our society. They are intended to stimulate critical thinking, evoke alternative views, provoke discussion, and draw students into issues that help them better explore the wider meaning of abnormal behavior in our society."Critical Thinking" boxes provide factual evidence and thought-provoking questions that raise key issues in research, examine widely held assumptions about abnormal behavior, or challenge the student's own understanding of the text material.A web icon on many of the boxes indicates that there is a corresponding interactive exercise on the student web site.Additional features includes "Myth vs. Reality" discussions, "Case Studies and Examples," "Chapter-opening Outlines" and "Focus Questions," and integrated "Chapter Summaries" keyed to the "Focus Questions."

Derald Wing Sue, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, New York, and he also holds a joint appointment with the Columbia University School of Social Work. He is one of the most cited multicultural scholars in the United States.David Sue, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and an associate at the Center for Cross-Cultural Research at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. He has served as the director of the Psychology Counseling Clinic and was the chairperson of the Mental Health Counseling Program for twelve years.

Stanley Sue is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis. He received his PhD from UCLA and served on the psychology faculty for 10 years at the University of Washington and for 15 years at UCLA. His research interests lie in the areas of clinical-community psychology and ethnicity and mental health. His hobbies include working on computers (which has resulted in an addiction to the Internet) and jogging with his wife.

Preliminary Contents
Abnormal Behavior
Models of Abnormal Behavior
Assessment and Classification of Abnormal Behavior
The Scientific Method in Abnormal Psychology
Anxiety Disorders
Dissociative Disorders and Somatoform Disorders
Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions
Personality Disorders and Impulse Control Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Mood Disorders
Suicide
Schizophrenia: Diagnosis and Etiology
Cognitive Disorders
Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Eating Disorders and Sleep Disorders
Therapeutic Interventions
Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology

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