Understanding Abnormal Behavior,
12th Edition

David Sue, Derald Wing Sue, Diane M. Sue, Stanley Sue

ISBN-13: 9780357365212
Copyright 2022 | Published
720 pages | List Price: USD $219.95
ISBN: 9780357365212

Emphasizing the intersection of multicultural, sociocultural and diversity issues with current societal events, Sue/Sue/Sue/Sue's UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 12th edition, highlights the need for expanding conversations regarding race, ethnicity and social justice. It combines detailed descriptions of a variety of mental disorders with balanced coverage of psychopathology theories that inform treatment. Packed with the latest research and real-world case studies, the 12th edition is fully updated to reflect DSM-5 and integrates the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders to explain how biological, psychological, social and sociocultural factors interact to produce a mental disorder. A focus on resilience highlights prevention and recovery. In addition, MindTap digital learning solution equips you with anywhere, anytime study tools.

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1. Abnormal Behavior.
2. Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders.
3. Assessment and Classification of Mental Disorders.
4. Research Methods for Studying Mental Disorders.
5. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.
6. Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders.
7. Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders.
8. Depressive and Bipolar Disorders.
9. Suicide.
10. Eating Disorders.
11. Substance-Related and Other Addictive Disorders.
12. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders.
13. Neurocognitive and Sleep-Wake Disorders.
14. Sexual Dysfunctions, Gender Dysphoria, and Paraphilic Disorders.
15. Personality Psychopathology.
16. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence.
17. Law and Ethics in Abnormal Psychology.

  • David Sue

    David Sue is professor emeritus of psychology at Western Washington University, where he is an associate of the Center for Cross-Cultural Research. He also has served as director of the Psychology Counseling Clinic and the Mental Health Counseling Program. Dr. Sue's research interests revolve around multicultural issues in individual and group counseling. He and his wife co-authored 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.

  • Derald Wing Sue

    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 multicultural counseling/therapy, microaggression theory and racial dialogues. He is the author of bestselling COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: THEORY AND PRACTICE. A former president of both the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, Dr. Sue has been honored with numerous awards for teaching and service. He received his doctorate from the University of Oregon.

  • Diane M. Sue

    Diane M. Sue has worked as a school psychologist and counselor as well as with adults needing specialized care for mental illness and neurocognitive disorders. Her areas of expertise include child and adolescent psychology, aging and neuropsychology, and she co-authored COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY. A former adjunct faculty member at Western Washington University, Dr. Sue received the Western Washington University College of Education Professional Excellence Award and the Washington State School Psychologist of the Year Award. She received her Ed.S. in school psychology and her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

  • Stanley Sue

    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.

  • Thoroughly updated, the 12th edition focuses on DSM-5, the latest trends in research and clinical thinking, as well as current societal events that highlight the need for expanding conversations regarding race, ethnicity and social justice and their intersection with mental health.

  • Continuing to integrate contributions from the field of positive psychology, the popular Focus on Resilience feature highlights key information relevant to both prevention and recovery from the symptoms associated with various disorders. This emphasis is particularly important given all of the recent data on neuroplasticity and the changes that are possible with prevention efforts as well as evidence-based therapy targeted toward ameliorating the distressing symptoms of many disorders.

  • Emphasizing real-world application, Going Deeper boxes and Future Directions discussions at the end of each disorder chapter highlight current trends in the field that are relevant to chapter topics.

  • Engaging new case studies -- many taken from journal articles and actual clinical files -- are incorporated into the disorder chapters. These cases put a human face on the various disorders and issues discussed throughout the book.

  • Both captivating and informative, new discussions cover a range of timely topics, including current stressors on mental health, such as COVID-19, mass shootings, climate change, sexual harassment and discrimination; overcoming stigma and stereotypes; the influence of social media on mental health; extreme risk protection orders and red flag laws; personnel shortages in the mental health field; technological advances that enhance mental health research and treatment; and more.

  • Insightful new discussions explore the intersection between social justice and mental health, including stress associated with immigration; the effects of systemic, structural and internalized racism and social injustice on mental health; and stress, trauma and health disparities associated with race-based discrimination.

  • The Multi-Path Model of Mental Disorders provides an organizational framework for understanding the four factors (biological, psychological, social and sociocultural) that interact to cause mental disorders, the complexity of their interacting components and the need to view disorders from a holistic framework. In addition, a Future Directions section at the end of each chapter discusses new trends in policy, research or treatment.

  • Bringing chapter concepts to life, case studies begin and appear throughout each chapter to humanize mental health and mental disorders. Many cases are taken from journal articles and actual clinical files.

  • Streamlined Disorder Charts provide snapshots of disorders in an easy-to-read, quick-reference format.

  • Did You Know? boxes in the margins capture students' interest by providing fascinating highlights of research-based information.

  • Going Deeper boxes, with critical-thinking questions for students to consider, present issues that expand the discussion of chapter concepts or have wide implications for society. These boxes evoke alternative views, spark lively discussion and draw students into issues that help them better explore the wider meaning of abnormal behavior.

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