Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior

ISBN-10: 0205594166

ISBN-13: 9780205594160

Edition: 8th 2009

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This rich collection of case studies integrates contemporary and recognizable classic cases to illustrate a wide range of clinical and legal issues related to abnormal psychology. nbsp; Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology brings the field of abnormal psychology to life for students with its rare combination of readability, humor, and strong scholarship. Students gain a greater understanding of what a person experiences, and how he/she reacts to the diverse factors studied in psychopathology, as they apply principles of abnormal psychology to these cases. nbsp; Each case in this book contains the full background material relevant to etiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations. Also, significant family and social history data are presented in order to give students a clear picture of how specific behavior patterns were generated and maintained.
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List price: $77.80
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
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].

Introduction and Major Historical Developments
Concepts of Abnormality
The DSMs
Rates of Mental Disorders
A Presumably Normal Person Potentially Viewed as Pathological
The Case of O. J. Simpson
Theories and Techniques
Multiple Theoretical Views on Moderate Anxiety, Depression, and Simple Phobias
The Case of Danielle
The Various Mental Health Professionals
An Overall Perspective on Treatment Change
The Anxiety Disorders
The Three Little Boys: Hans, Albert, and Peter
The Case of Little Hans
The Case of Little Albert
The Case of Little Peter
The Case of Agnes
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
The Case of Bess
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Case of Paul
The Dissociative and Sleep Disorders
Multiple Personality Disorder
The Case of Anna O.
Sleep Disorders
The Case of Sam
The Case of Ilse
The Somatoform Disorders
Somatoform Disorder Subcategories
The Case of "Alix" (Empress Alexandra Fedorovna)
Pain Disorder
The Case of Pam
The Schizophrenic and Delusional (or Paranoid) Disorders
Undifferentiated Schizophrenia
The Case of Sally
Paranoid Schizophrenia
The Case of Daniel Paul Schreber
The Case of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
The Affective (or Mood) Disorders and Suicide
Major Depressive Disorder Associated with a Suicide Attempt
The Case of Joseph Westbecker
Postpartum Depression (PPD)
The Case of Brooke Shields
Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Psychosis)
The Case of Virginia Woolf
The Psychosexual Disorders
The Case of Alfred Kinsey
Sexual Addiction
The Case of William Clinton
The Case of Jeffrey Dahmer
Megan's Law
Sexual Predator Legislation
Gender Identity Disorder
The Case of Bruce/Brenda
Sexual Dysfunctions
The Case of Tim
Female Psychosexual Dysfunction
The Case of Marilyn Monroe
The Substance Use Disorders
Alcohol Dependence and Abuse
The Case of Betty Ford
Prescription Drug Abuse
Polysubstance Dependence
The Case of Elvis Presley
Nicotine Dependence
The Case of Dr. S.
The Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa
The Cases of Karen Carpenter and Christina Ricci
Bulimia Nervosa
The Case of Princess Diana
The Personality Disorders
Personality Types and Their Potential Disorders
The Histrionic Personality Disorder
The Case of Hilde
The Antisocial Personality Disorder
The Case of Theodore Bundy
The Schizoid Personality Disorder
The Case of Theodore Kaczynski
Malignant Narcissism
The Case of Adolf Hitler
The Case of Joseph Stalin
The Case of Saddam Hussein
Disorders of Impulse Control
Pathological Gambling
The Case of Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Case of Winona Ryder
The Case of John Lennon
Disorders with Violence
Causes of Violence
The Case of Jack Ruby
Serial Killers
The Case of Hermann Mudgett (Dr. Henry Holmes)
The Death Penalty
Family Violence: Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children and Spouse Abuse
The Case of Charles
The Case of Abby
Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
The Case of Albert Einstein
Developmental Language Disorder
The Case of Delano
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
The Case of Matt
Autistic Disorder
The Case of Temple Grandin
Separation Anxiety Disorder Associated with School Refusal
The Case of Julie
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
The Case of Phyllis
School Violence
The Case of Seung-Hui Cho
Identity Development Crisis or Disorder
The Case of Mr. E.
Organic Mental Disorders and Mental Retardation
Recovery of Functions Following Removal of Dominant Brain Hemisphere
The Case of Harry
Parkinson's Disease and Psuedo-Parkinson's Disease
The Case of Muhammad Ali
Alzheimer's Disease
The Case of Ronald Reagan
Mental Retardation
The Case of Daryl Renard Atkins
Legal Issues and Psychological Practice
Malingering, Factitious Disorder, or True Disorder?
Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome (MBPS)
The Case of Marna
Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, and Dangerousness, and a Case of Borderline Personality Disorder
The Case of John Hinckley
Postscript Positive Mental Health
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