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CTE Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach with CB VitalSource eBook 8th Edition
David H. Barlow | V. Mark Durand | Stefan G. Hofmann
ISBN-13: 9789814792998 | ISBN-10: 9814792993
© 2018 | Published |  516  Pages

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ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH, Eighth Edition, is the perfect text to help you succeed in your abnormal psychology course! The authors -- all internationally recognized experts in the field -- show you how psychological disorders are rooted in multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. You can test your understanding of topics with the text's built-in concept checks and chapter quizzes. For extra support or for an online experience in the course, MindTap® includes readings, assignments, quizzes, and videos that offer you a tailored presentation of course curriculum created by your instructor. MindTap's appealing apps include note taking, highlighting, and a text-to-speech tool that reads the text out loud.

  • 1. Abnormal Behavior in Historical Context.
    2. An Integrative Approach to Psychopathology.
    3. Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis.
    4. Research Methods.
    5. Anxiety, Trauma, and Stressor-Related and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.
    6. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders and Dissociative Disorders.
    7. Mood Disorders and Suicide.
    8. Eating and Sleep-Wake Disorders.
    9. Physical Disorders and Health Psychology.
    10. Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender Dysphoria.
    11. Substance-Related, Addictive, and Impulse-Control Disorders.
    12. Personality Disorders.
    13. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders.
    14. Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
    15. Neurocognitive Disorders.
    16. Mental Health Services: Legal and Ethical Issues.

    • Every chapter in the eighth edition has been carefully revised to reflect the very latest research studies on psychological disorders, with hundreds of new references appearing for the first time.
    • Unlike texts that take a linear single-cause, single-treatment approach, Barlow, Durand, and Hofmann integrate the contributions of biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors into descriptions of the etiology and treatment of psychopathology. Frequently, a single case is carried throughout the discussion of each disorder, including coverage of treatment issues and outcomes.
    • Case studies featuring real clients are incorporated into the flow of the text, providing a realistic context for the scientific research in the book. These case studies ensure that students never lose sight of the fact that beyond diagnostic criteria, theory, and research, there are human beings struggling with these disorders.
    • This text features substantial, cutting-edge coverage of prevention. The authors discuss a variety of topics that will pique students' interest -- for example, how to prevent eating disorders, sleep disorders, substance abuse and dependence, suicide, antisocial disorders in children, and more.
    • The authors thoroughly cover cultural and gender factors as they relate to abnormal behavior. For example, an updated discussion of services for individuals with gender dysphoria is included in Chapter 10, "Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender Dysphoria."
    • Four to five "Concept Checks" at the end of every section allow students to apply concepts to particular cases and help them master the material as they move through each chapter.
    • "Student Learning Outcomes" open each chapter, assisting instructors in accurately assessing and mapping questions throughout the chapter. The outcomes are mapped to the core APA goals (2012) and are integrated throughout the instructor resources and testing program.
    • The major strength of this new edition is the way in which it continues to lead the market with ground-breaking updates to research findings. Topics include updated views on the concept of "abnormality," new developments in dimensional classification of mental disorders, and cutting-edge research studies illustrating the difference between clinical and statistical significance.
    • Chapter 2, "An Integrative Approach to Psychopathology," includes updates on the contribution of genetic factors and recent discoveries in neuroscience as they relate to psychopathology.
    • Chapter 5, "Anxiety, Trauma, and Stressor-Related and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders," includes new material on the principles of extinction learning in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders.
    • Chapter 7, "Mood Disorders and Suicide," discusses the defining features of the newly created diagnosis of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.
    • New and updated content includes information on public health approaches to treating obesity, data on international trends in personality traits, and findings on the neurological effects of stimulant medication. The authors also cover the neurobiological mechanisms of opioid abuse and statistics of illicit opioid prescription, cross-cultural differences in Alzheimer's disease (including new information about the psychological burden of caretakers), and updated research on predictors of violence and aggression.
    • Throughout, this edition highlights the latest innovations in the treatment of mental disorders, including advancements in mindfulness-based therapies and new approaches to the treatment of schizophrenia.
    • Stefan G. Hofmann, an internationally recognized expert in the field of clinical psychology, joins the author team in this edition.
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  • David H. Barlow is an internationally recognized expert and leader in clinical psychology, having pioneered many treatments and investigations in anxiety and mood disorders. Currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at Boston University, Dr. Barlow is also founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, one of the largest research clinics of its kind in the world. Previously, he was Distinguished Professor at State University of New York at Albany. From 1975 to 1979, he was Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Brown University, where he also founded the clinical psychology internship program. From 1969 to 1975, he was Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he founded the Medical School psychology residency program. Dr. Barlow received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, his M.A. from Boston College, and his Ph.D. from the University of Vermont. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from the American Psychological Association as well as the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science, which honors individuals for their lifetime of significant intellectual achievements in applied psychological research.

    V. Mark Durand is known worldwide as an authority in the area of autism spectrum disorders. He is a Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where he was the founding Dean of Arts and Sciences and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Dr. Durand is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has received over $4 million in federal funding to study the behavior problems in children with disabilities. Previously he served in a variety of leadership positions at the University at Albany, including founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. (all in psychology) at the State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook. Dr. Durand received the University Award for Excellence in Teaching at SUNY Albany in 1991, and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in 2007. Currently a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Autism Society of America, he is the co-editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and has written 10 books as well as over 100 publications on functional communication, educational programming, and behavior therapy. Dr. Durand developed a unique treatment for severe behavior problems that is used worldwide. Most recently he developed an innovative approach (Optimistic Parenting) to help families work with their challenging children. He was named a 2014 Princeton Lecture Series Fellow and received the 2015 Jacobson Award for Critical Thinking from the American Psychological Association for his body of work in the field of autism spectrum disorder.

    Stefan G. Hofmann is Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University, where he directs the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory. He has an actively funded research program studying various aspects of emotional disorders with a particular emphasis on anxiety disorders and cognitive behavioral therapy. He has won many prestigious professional awards, including the Aaron T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contributions to the Field of Cognitive Therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is a fellow of the APA and APS and was president of various national and international professional societies, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. He was also an advisor to the DSM-5 Development Process and a member of the DSM-5 Anxiety Disorder Sub-Work Group. Dr. Hofmann was recently named a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters. He is currently editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and 15 books, including AN INTRODUCTION TO MODERN CBT (Wiley-Blackwell) and EMOTION IN THERAPY (Guilford Press).