Authored by award-winning teacher and noted researcher Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, this text blends cutting-edge research in psychopathology with compassion for people who suffer from psychological disorders. Capturing the excitement of major advances in biological and psychosocial research and treatment alternatives, Abnormal Psychology Media and Research Update imparts a true enthusiasm for and appreciation of scientific investigation. The author’s scientific and caring approach, combined with strong study tools, has won accolades from instructors and students alike. This Media and Research Update includes Faces Interactive Case Studies, which link information about disorders covered in the text to Face Interactive Online, integrating the audio visual resources to the written text. The text continues to place great emphasis on an integrated approach to abnormal psychology, on making biological information clear to students, and on providing a strong focus on empirical research and diversity.
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This work is an intersection of science and humanity. "Abnormal Psychology, 3e", by award-winning teacher and noted researcher Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, integrates cutting-edge research with a compassionate view of the lives of people with mental disorders. Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema captures the excitement of the new advances in knowledge and in treatment of psychopathology, developing in students a true enthusiasm and appreciation of research. She also highlights personal experiences of people with mental disorders, in order to give students exposure to their suffering and courage. This is the first text that successfully presents research in a way that both is teachable and gives a voice to those struggling with mental illness. This combination of science and humanity allows students to use the research to understand their own experiences and the experiences of others.From the Publisher:
Science "Pushing the Boundaries" examines the most cutting edge and exciting research in the field such as "Can the Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Change your Personality" (Ch. 8).
Science Extensive updates to biological theories and treatments for every disorder. Chapter 6 features Virtual Reality Therapy for Phobias.
Science "Taking Sides" Discusses hot controversies in abnormal psychology such as "Should Psychologists be Permitted to Prescribe Drugs?" (Ch. 5).
Compassion "Voices" in every chapter gives students a personal account of people with a mental illness. These are excerpts from autobiographies that describe the world through the eyes of someone with a mental illness.
Compassion "Extraordinary People" feature highlights people who are successfully living with a psychological disorder. A Pulitzer-Prize Winning author describes living with depression (Ch. 9).
Compassion "Taking Psychology Personally" addresses the personal concerns many students bring to a course on abnormal psychology. Practical topics such as how to look for a therapist are covered.
Teachability DSM IV criteria and classes of drugs to treat a disorder are summarized in tables to increase student comprehension.
Teachability Concept Review Tables provide students with a method for organizing information often in a visual way and also provide instructors with an organizing framework for lecture preparation.
The bio-psychosocial approach is woven throughout each chapter and presented in integrated summaries within each chapter.
Strong emphasis on the integration of both gender and cultural issues within every chapter.
The most current biological research in psychopathology and the best empirically supported psychosocial theories are emphasized and presented in a clearly understandable manner.
Numerous Case Studies are integrated into the text to pique student interest and enliven descriptive material
Separate chapters on Eating Disorders and Personality
Each major section in a chapter ends with a bulleted summary of key points.
Chapter on "Suicide"
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill (Tx), 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 3. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX007121495X