Abnormal Psychology

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Prentice Hall, 2004 - Psychology - 729 pages
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This new edition retains the book's engaging and innovative systems approach, integrating the biological, psychological, and social perspectives in one concurrent story. Scientific methods are presented in a clear and non-threatening manner, and are based on the most current research. Chapter topics include personality disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, schizophrenic disorders, mood disorders and suicide, treatment of psychological disorders, and more. For psychologists, psychiatrists, and professionals in the mental health field.

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Contents

Defining Abnormal Behavior
7
Crosscultural Comparisons
14
Lessons from the History of Psychopathology
20
Copyright

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Thomas F. Oltmanns is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatric Medicine at the University of Virginia, where he is also Director of Clinical Training. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was a member of the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Indiana University from 1976 to 1986 before moving to Virginia. He served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and as a member of several research review committees for the National Institutes of Health. He was elected president of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology in 1993 and has received the "Outstanding Professor Award" from the undergraduate psychology majors at UVa (in 1997 and 2002). He has written extensively about the role of cognitive and emotional factors in mental disorders such as schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. His current research on the assessment of personality disorders is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). His previous books include Schizophrenia (1980), written with John Neale; Delusional Beliefs (1988), edited with Brendan Maher; and Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology (sixth edition, 2004), written with John Neale and Gerald Davison.

Robert E. Emery is Professor of Psychology and former Director of Clinical Training at the University of Virginia. He also is Director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law and an associate faculty member of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the university. He received a B.A. from Brown University in 1974 and a Ph.D. from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1982. He is on the editorial boards of eight journals and is a member of the Population and Social Sciences study section of NIH. His research focuses on family conflict, children's mental health, and associated legal issues. His 1982 Psychological Bulletin, paper was designated a "Citation Classic" by the Institute for Scientific Information, and a later Child Development paper received the Outstanding Research Publication Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in 1989. In 2002, he received The Distinguished Re search Award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. He is the author of over 75 to 100 scientific articles and book chapters and two monographs: Marriage, Divorce, and Children's Adjustment (1988; 2nd ed., 1998, Sage Publications) and Renegotiating Family Relationships: Divorce, Child Custody, and Mediation (1994, Guilford Press).

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