Essentials of Abnormal Psychology,
8th Edition

V. Mark Durand, David H. Barlow, Stefan G. Hofmann

ISBN-13: 9781337619370 | ISBN-10: 133761937x

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 704 pages

List Price USD $189.95


Through Durand, Barlow, and Hofmann’s Essentials of Abnormal Psychology, you'll learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the interaction among multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogy, and real case profiles provide a realistic context for the scientific findings. These features show you the real people behind the DSM-5 criteria, the theories, and the research.

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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 behaviour 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 behaviour therapy. Dr. Durand developed a unique treatment for severe behaviour 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.

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.

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).

  • Chapter 2 includes updates on the contribution of genetic factors and recent discoveries in neuroscience as they relate to psychopathology.
  • The eighth edition continues to lead the market with groundbreaking updates to research findings, each tailored to reflect the cutting edge of science in abnormal psychology. For example, the authors cover 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 4 includes new material on the principles of extinction learning in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders; Chapter 6 discusses the defining features of the newly created diagnosis of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.
  • A Concept Check following every major section provides students with opportunities to assess their progress (answers are at the end of the chapter). In addition, a one-page Chapter Quiz provides a practice exam of key chapter content and serves as a mini-study guide.
  • Well known in their field, Durand, Barlow, and Hofmann revised every chapter to reflect the latest research studies on psychological disorders, with hundreds of new references appearing for the first time.
  • Substantial, cutting-edge coverage of prevention includes topics that pique students' interest; for example, how to prevent eating disorders, sleep disorders, substance abuse and dependence, suicide, antisocial disorders in children, and more.
  • A colorful two-page visual overview at the end of each disorder chapter summarizes the causes, development, symptoms, and treatment of the covered disorders. A helpful study tool, the overviews also show relevant interactions among various factors to reinforce the integrative approach.
  • Case studies featuring real clients, mostly from the authors' own clinical experience, are incorporated throughout the book, providing a realistic context for the scientific research. These case studies ensure that students never lose sight of the fact that beyond the DSM-5 criteria, the theories, and the research, there are the people struggling with these disorders -- and that abnormal psychology is about "us" rather than "them."
  • Discussing Diversity boxes augment coverage of cultural and gender factors and differences as they relate to the expression of disorders. Topics include cultural differences in menopause, suicide, and self-injury; and gender and cultural differences in alcohol and drug use.
  • DSM-5 Controversy boxes in each chapter discuss some of the most provocative aspects of the DSM-5 as they relate to the chapter topic.
  • Revised 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 text's pioneering approach offers an integrative, multidimensional perspective, unlike texts that take a single-cause, single-treatment approach. Major psychological disorders are covered in 10 chapters, each discussing three broad categories: clinical descriptions, causal factors, and treatment and outcomes. Attention is also paid to case studies, DSM-5 criteria, and the general course or pattern for the disorder as a whole. Frequently, a single case is carried throughout the discussion of a disorder.
  • 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 appears in Chapter 9, "Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender Dysphoria."

Table of Contents

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

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