This innovative and cutting-edge survey of abnormal psychology will connect with students and hold their attention like few other books. Its overall organization and rich pedagogical program reflect an emphasis on prevention, a focus on the developmental roots of disorders, earlier discussion of the disorders themselves, use of various causal models with a special emphasis on the diathesis-stress model, exploration and critical analysis of controversies in the field, and the connections between different disorders, causal factors, treatment methods, and outcomes. A wealth of case studies, a focus on diversity, and a well-integrated system of in-text learning aids bring text material to life and reinforce critical analysis and learning. This authoritative text draws from the best of new and classic scholarship, from extensive consultation with leading researchers in the field, and from the authors' many years of teaching, research, and clinical experience.
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This new text employs systems to integrate the biological, psychological, and social perspectives into an interesting, coherent story. Users have raved about the extensive use of case studies and integrated coverage of research methods.From the Back Cover:
This innovative and cutting edge survey of abnormal psychology focuses on the developmental of root disorders, earlier discussion of the disorders themselves, and exploration and critical analysis of controversies on the field. A wealth of case studies and a focus on diversity bring this book to life and reinforce critical analysis when learning. This authority draws from the best of new and classic knowledge and case studies reflect instances of the well-known. Discussion of gender, ethnic, multi-cultural, and cross-cultural variables as aspects of treatment is included . This reference is primarily for those interested in the study of abnormal psychology.
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