Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World: Media and Research Update

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, Feb 1, 2004 - Medical - 631 pages
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Using a clear and engaging writing style that is accessible "without" compromising rigor, this introduction to abnormal behavior offers research-based and comprehensive coverage and a "fully-integrated" approach that interweaves sociocultural/diversity issues, various biopsychosocial theoretical perspectives, and multimedia content throughout. It includes case examples drawn from the authors' own case files and those of noted authorities in the field, and an accompanying CD includes 20 video case vignettes featuring interviews with patients, clinicians, and researchers. A series of self-assessments, with immediate scoring and feedback, encourages readers to reflect upon and think critically about controversial issues, and to evaluate their own attitudes and behavior patterns. Introduction and Methods of Research. Contemporary Perspective on Abnormal Behavior. Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior. Methods of Treatment. Stress, Psychological Factors, and Health. Anxiety Disorders. Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders. Mood Disorders and Suicide. Personality Disorders. Substance Abuse and Dependence. Eating Disorders and Sleep Disorders. Gender Identity Disorder, Paraphilias, and Sexual Dysfunctions. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders. Abnormal Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence. Cognitive Disorders and Disorders Related to Aging. Violence and Abuse. Abnormal Psychology and Society. For anyone interested in Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology.

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Contents

BRIEF CONTENTS
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How Do We Define Abnormal Behavior?
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Witchcraft
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Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Dr. Jeffrey Nevid is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in New York. He received his doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in evaluation research at Northwestern University. Dr. Nevid has conducted research in many areas of psychology, including health psychology, clinical and community psychology, social psychology, gender and human sexuality, adolescent development, and teaching of psychology. His research publications have appeared in such journals as Health Psychology, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Community Psychology, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Behavior Therapy, Psychology and Marketing, Professional Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, Sex Roles, and Journal of Social Psychology, among others. Dr. Nevid also served as Editorial Consultant for the journals Health Psychology and Psychology and Marketing and as Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. He is actively involved in conducting research on pedagogical advances to help students succeed in their courses.

Spencer A. Rathus received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany and is on the faculty of The College of New Jersey. His research interests include treatment of obesity and eating disorders, smoking cessation, human growth and development, methods of therapy, and sexual dysfunctions. He is the author of the widely used Rathus Assertiveness Schedule and has written several college textbooks, including Psychology: Concepts & Connections, AIDS: What Every Student Needs to Know, Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, and Childhood and Adolescence: Voyages in Development.

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