Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2007 - Psychology - 668 pages
Abnormal Psychologyis considered the most authoritative and comprehensive text in its field; it set the standard for the course. The author team includes the most preeminent and respected researchers in abnormal psychology today. Now, the exciting revision of this classic introduces new topics and fresh insights, as well as a streamlined writing style and a sharper focus on research in psychopathology.
The esteemed author team of Butcher, Mineka, and Hooley offers students the most thoroughly researched and up-to-date explanation of psychopathology, creating a learning experience that invokes thought, increases awareness, and takes students to levels of understanding that other books do not offer.
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This book was horrible for one reason: the enormous bias with indirect implications against Muslims and Palestinians. There is a line in the book which says that Muslims and Buddhists cherish grief in their religions. The bias of the book was incredible allowing Israelis to appear as victims in multiple studies in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict when they have continued to oppress/kill/occupy Palestinians with the third best military in the world with US aid. These authors have written this textbook with an agenda. Anyone who has an agenda can persuade readers of intellect to believe that what they say is true. I advise everyone who reads to read it with caution. Anyone who is studying psychology should invest some time in understanding the truth about people they study in textbooks. If we want to understand human behavior and help people, we cannot stand by oppression. I agree that the book presented factual information that was helpful in understanding psychological disorders. However, I was distracted by the obvious hatred and prejudices written between the lines.
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