Abnormal Psychology The Problem of Maladaptive Behavior

ISBN-10: 0131181114

ISBN-13: 9780131181113

Edition: 11th 2005

Authors: Barbara R. Sarason, Irwin G. Sarason

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For introductory undergraduate courses in Abnormal Psychology, Abnormal Behavior, and Psychopathology. This classic textbook builds on the strengths of existing theoretical systems and clinical methods to provide students with a comprehensive and up-to-date real-world overview of the field of abnormal psychology. It focuses on maladaptive behavior as a product of the interaction between personal vulnerabilities and resiliencies.
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Book details

List price: $188.67
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/20/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.070
Language: English

Introduction
What This Chapter Is About
The Range of Abnormal Behavior
What Is Abnormal Psychology?
Historical Background of Modern Abnormal Psychology
Recent Concepts of Abnormal Behavior
The Epidemiology of Maladaptive Behavior
Seeking Help for Abnormal Behavior
Research in Abnormal Behavior
Our Take-Away Message
Chapter Summary
The Elements of Maladaptive Behavior: Theory, Treatment, and Research
What This Chapter Is About
The Role of Theory in Abnormal Psychology
The Biological Perspective
The Psychodynamic Perspective
The Behavioral Perspective
The Cognitive Perspective
The Humanistic-Existential Perspective
The Community-Cultural Perspective
An Interactional Approach
Our Take-Away Message
Chapter Summary
The Therapeutic Enterprise: Choices, Techniques, Evaluation
What This Chapter Is About
Psychotherapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches
Integration and Extension of Psychological Therapies
Research on the Psychological Therapies
Integration of Psychologically Based Therapeutic Approaches
Biological Therapies
Hospitalization
Our Take-Away Message
Chapter Summary
Classification and Assessment
What This Chapter Is About
Classification: Categories of Maladaptive Behavior
Assessment: The Basis of Classification
Our Take-Away Message
Chapter Summary
Stress, Coping, and Maladaptive Behavior
What This Chapter Is About
Stress and Coping
Stressful Situations an Life Transitions
Clinical Reactions to Stress
Treating Stress-Related Problems
Our Take-Away Message
Chapter Summary
Bodily Maladaptations: Eating, Sleeping, and Psychophysiological Disorders
What This Chapter Is About
Psychological, Social, and Bodily Interactions
Eating Disorders
Sleep Disorders
Psychophysiological Disorders
Diagnostic Dilemmas
Our Take-Away Message
Chapter Summary
Disorders of Bodily Preoccupation
What This Chapter Is About
Somatoform Disorders
Factitious Disorders and Malingering
Our Take-Away Message
Chapter Summary
Anxiety Disorders
What This Chapter Is About
The Experience of Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Panic Disorder
Phobias
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Interpreting and Treating Anxiety Disorders
Our Take-Away Message
Chapter Summary
Sexual Variants and Disorders
What This Chapter Is About
Changing Views of Sexual Behavior
Sexual Dysfunction
Gender Identity Disorder
The Paraphilias
Sexual Victimization
Our Take-Away Message
Chapter Summary
Personality Disorders
What This Chapter Is About
Classifying Personality Disorders
Odd or Eccentric Behavior
Dramatic, Emotional, or Erratic Behavior
Anxious of Fearful Behavior
Treatment of Personality Disorders
The Outlook for Personality Disorder Classification
Our Take-Away Message
Chapter Summary
Mood Disorders and Suicide
What This Chapter Is About
Depressed Mood
Mood Disorders
Depression
Depressive Disorders
Causes and Treatment of Depression
The Bipolar Disorders
Causes and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Suicide
Prevention of Suicide
Our Take-Away Message
Chapter Summary
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
What This Chapter Is About
Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorders
The Development of Schizophrenia
Studying Vulnerability to Schizophrenia
Therapeutic Approaches
Long-Term Outcome Studies
Other Psychotic Disorders
Our Take-Away Message
Chapter Summary
Cognitive Impairment Disorders
What This Chapter Is About
The Brain: An Interactional Perspective
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