Understanding Abnormal Behavior

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Psychology - 704 pages
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Providing an inviting and stimulating look into abnormal psychology, Sue, Sue, Sue, and Sue's UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 10th Edition, offers extensive coverage and integration of multicultural models, explanations, and concepts. The authors draw on important contributions from various disciplines and theoretical stances, engaging students in understanding abnormal behavior as scientific and clinical endeavors, while offering insight into the tools that mental health professionals use to study and treat disorders. The text continues the multipath model introduced in the 9th edition, once again emphasizing the importance of considering biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural factors and their interactions in the etiology of mental disorders. With more than 1,600 new references, this edition is thoroughly updated in its research and coverage. 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. The fresh design makes the text even more approachable and appealing to students. It is accompanied by a helpful support package for instructors and students.
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Contents

Models of Abnormal Behavior
32
Assessment and Classification of Abnormal Behavior
70
The Scientific Method in Abnormal Psychology
96
Anxiety and ObsessiveCompulsive and Related Disorders
120
Trauma and StressRelated Disorders
156
Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders
184
Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
212
Suicide
248
Neurocognitive Disorders
380
Sexual Dysfunction and Gender Dysphoria
406
Personality Psychopathology
448
Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
480
Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology
516
Glossary
543
References
1
Name Index
1

Eating Disorders
276
SubstanceUse Disorders
308
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
346

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About the author (2012)

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 Ed.S.in 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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