Abnormal Psychology: Media and Research Update

Abnormal Psychology: Media and Research Update : The Problem of Maladaptive Behavior

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For introductory undergraduate courses in Abnormal Psychology, Abnormal Behavior, and Psychopathology. Updated with a FREE 24 page research update booklet and FREE Abnormal Psychology CD-ROM, which includes real patient interviews, shrink-wrapped to the text. 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.show more

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  • Hardback | 681 pages
  • 210.8 x 281.9 x 35.6mm | 1,814.39g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Package ed
  • 0131065440
  • 9780131065444

Table of contents

1. Introduction. What Is Abnormal Behavior. Historical Background of Modern Abnormal Psychology. Recent Concepts of Abnormal Behavior. The Epidemiology of Maladaptive Behavior. Classifying Abnormal Behavior. Seeking Help for Abnormal Behavior. Research in Abnormal Behavior. 2. The Elements of Maladaptive Behavior: Theory, Treatment, and Research. 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. 3. Classification and Assessment. Classification: Categories of Maladaptive Behavior. Assessment: The Basis of Classification. 4. Stress, Coping, and Maladaptive Behavior. Stress and Coping. Stressful Situations and Life Transitions. Clinical Reactions to Stress. Treating Stress-Related Problems. 5. Bodily Dysfunction: Eating and Sleeping Problems and Psychophysiological Disorders. Psychological, Social, and Bodily Interactions. Eating Disorders. Psychological Disorders. Diagnostic Dilemmas. 6. Disorders of Bodily Preoccupation. Somatoform Disorders. 7. Anxiety Disorders. The Experience of Anxiety. Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Panic Disorder. Phobias. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Interpreting and Treating Anxiety Disorders. 8. Sexual Variations and Disorders. Changing Views of Sexual Behavior. Gender Identity Disorder. The Paraphilias. Sexual Victimization. 9. Personality Disorders. Classifying Personality Disorders. Anxious of Fearful Behavior. Treatment of Personality Disorders. 10. Mood Disorders and Suicide. Mood Disorders. Depression. Depressive Disorders. Causes and Treatment of Depression. The Bipolar Disorders. Causes and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder. Suicide. Prevention of Suicide. 11. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders. Psychotic Disorders. Schizophrenia. DSM-IV Subtypes of Schizophrenia. What Causes Schizophrenia. Studying Vulnerability to Schizophrenia. Vulnerability and the Environment. Therapeutic Approaches. Long-Term Outcome Studies. Other Psychotic Disorders. 12. Cognitive Impairment Disorders. The Brain: An Interactional Perspective. Dementia. Amnestic Disorders. The Diversity of Cognitive Impairment Disorders. An Integrative Approach to Brain Disorders. Chapter Summary. 13. Substance-Related Disorders. Substance-Use Disorders. Substance-Induced Disorders. Theories and Treatment. Other Drugs. Is There a Final Common Pathway? Substance Dependence and Public Policy. Are There Behavioral Addictions?: The Dilemma of Pathological Gambling. 14. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence. Externalizing Disorders. Internalizing Disorders. Therapy for Children and Adolescents. 15. Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Mental Retardation. Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Mental Retardation. 16. The Therapeutic Enterprise: Choices, Techniques, Evaluation. Psychotherapy. Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches. Integration and Extension of Psychological Therapies. Research on the Psychological Therapies. Integration of Psychologically Based Therapeutic Approaches. Biological Therapies. Hospitalization. 17. Society's Response to Maladaptive Behavior. Types of Prevention. Sites of Prevention. The Diverse Paths to Prevention. Treatment in the Community. Legal Aspects of Treatment and Prevention.show more

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