Foundations of Abnormal Behavior

Foundations of Abnormal Behavior

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Featuring current research, high-quality scholarship, and an appealing design, FOUNDATIONS OF ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 10E, International Edition provides an inviting and stimulating look into abnormal psychology. The first abnormal psychology book to present a thoroughly integrated multicultural perspective - based on the authors' view that cross-cultural comparisons can greatly enhance the understanding of disorders - the text provides extensive coverage and integration of multicultural models, explanations, and concepts. It also continues the multipath model introduced in the 9th edition, emphasizing the importance of considering biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural factors, as well as their interactions in the etiology of mental disorders. The book helps you gain an understanding of abnormal behavior as scientific and clinical endeavors, while providing insight into the tools that mental health professionals use to study and treat disorders. It also begins to discuss the proposed changes in the APA's DSM-5 definition of mental disorders and its implications, including its change of focus from a categorical to a dimensional system of personality assessment.

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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 230 x 276 x 28mm | 1,501.38g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • International ed of 10th revised ed
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1111841136
  • 9781111841133

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Part I: FUNDAMENTALS OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 1. Abnormal Behavior. 2. Models of Abnormal Behavior 3. Assessment and Classification of Abnormal Behavior 4. The Scientific Method in Abnormal Psychology Part II: DISORDERS INVOLVING STRESS, ANXIETY AND MOOD 5. Stress Disorders. 6. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders. 7. Mood Disorders. 8. Somatoform Disorders and Dissociative Disorders. 9. Suicide. Part III: DISORDERS INVOLVING INTAKE OF FOOD AND OTHER SUBSTANCES 10. Substance-Use Disorders. 11. Eating Disorders. Part IV: DISORDERS INVOLVING SIGNIFICANT BRAIN DYSFUNCTION 12. Neurocognitive Disorders. 13. Schizophrenia: Diagnosis, Etiology, and Treatment. Part V: DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 14. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence. 15. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders. 16. Personality Disorders. Part VI: LAW AND ETHICS IN ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 17. Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology.

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About Derald Wing Sue

David Sue is professor emeritus of psychology at Western Washington University, where he is an associate of the Center for Cross-Cultural Research. He has served as the director of the Psychology Counseling Clinic and the Mental Health Counseling Program. He and his wife co-authored the book COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY and he is co-author of COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: THEORY AND PRACTICE. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University. His research interests revolve around multicultural issues in individual and group counseling. Derald Wing Sue is professor of psychology and education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has written extensively in the field of counseling psychology and multicultural counseling/therapy and is co-author of a bestselling book, COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: THEORY AND PRACTICE. Dr. Sue has served as president of the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues and has received numerous awards for teaching and service. He received his doctorate from the University of Oregon. Diane M. Sue received her School Psychology and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has worked as a school psychologist and counselor, as well as with adults needing specialized care for mental illness and neurocognitive disorders. She taught courses at Western Washington University as an adjunct faculty member. She received the Washington State School Psychologist of the Year Award, the Western Washington University College of Education Professional Excellence Award and co-authored the book COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY. Her areas of expertise include child and adolescent psychology, neuropsychology, and interventions with ethnic minority children and adolescents. Stanley Sue is professor of psychology and director of the Center for Excellence in Diversity at Palo Alto University. From 1971 to 1981, he was assistant and associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington; Professor of Psychology, UCLA (1981-1996); and professor of psychology at UC Davis (1996-2010 and now emeritus distinguished professor). Dr. Sue served as the 2010 president of the Western Psychological Association.

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