Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology

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9780131975361: Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology

An Introduction to Abnormal Psychology offers a European perspective and a unique, comprehensive introduction to the field of abnormal psychology.  The book takes an international perspective and considers the impact of cross-cultural issues, beliefs and opinions.  The book explores the nature of psychopathology and its causes, and addresses the psychological studies that have shaped psychopathology.  The book integrates clinical and forensic psychology and the use of case studies throughout the book offer a unique and intimate portrait of each disorder, bringing the concepts to life through personal experience.  Topics and debates covered in the text range from nature vs. nurture and the mad bad debate, to obesity and food addiction.  The book is supported by a companion website: www.pearsoned.co.uk/davidholmes

The website includes: Fascinating video interviews with real disorder sufferers and "day in the life" documentaries charting their experiences; plus multiple choice tests for each chapter.

An Introduction to Abnormal Psychology is recommended reading for all undergraduate Psychology students that cover abnormal psychology as part of their course, i.e. clinical, forensic, health, mental health, psychiatry, and psychopathology related modules.

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"The material is well written, engaging and has a pronounced contemporary feel... I can see it being the sole text for my course" John Bogue, NUI, Galway

A brand new comprehensive European introduction to abnormal psychology that uniquely integrates clinical and forensic psychology. It guides you expertly through the spectrum of disorders whilst also exploring historical context, critical issues and psychological paradigms alongside essential practical coverage of research methods, assessment and diagnosis.

Case studies offer a unique and intimate portrait of each disorder, bringing the concepts to life, through personal experience

Opening vignettes open each chapter with a topical and thought-provoking discussion

International perspective puts the spotlight on cross-cultural issues and perspectives

Research explores how psychological studies have shaped psychopathology

Focus highlights the most interesting debates and examples in more depth, from nature vs. nurture and the mad bad debate, to obesity as food addiction

Visit the website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/holmes and...

...watch fascinating video interviews with real disorder sufferers and "day in the life" documentaries charting their experiences

...take a quick multiple choice test for each chapter

Comments about Holmes, Abnormal, Clinical, and Forensic Psychology

"Well written... it gives a broad overview of clinical psychopathology"

Leonore de Wit, Vrije University Amsterdam

"The author goes beyond what is usually covered in this type of textbook and makes a real effort to present the picture of a disorder in the context of the wider society"

Phil Tyson, University of Gloucestershire

"An authoritative description of some mental disorders with links to applied psychology fields. It is both informative and educative... I found the material interesting and the case studies very appealing"

Jose Prados, University of Leicester

"Clearly written, interesting and engaging"

Val Tuck, Newcastle University

"Overall I am very impressed with the quality of the writing and the content"

Ronan O’Carroll, University of Stirling

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Book Description Pearson Education (US), United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 265 x 195 mm. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. An Introduction to Abnormal Psychology offers a European perspective and a unique, comprehensive introduction to the field of abnormal psychology. The book takes an international perspective and considers the impact of cross-cultural issues, beliefs and opinions. The book explores the nature of psychopathology and its causes, and addresses the psychological studies that have shaped psychopathology. The book integrates clinical and forensic psychology and the use of case studies throughout the book offer a unique and intimate portrait of each disorder, bringing the concepts to life through personal experience. Topics and debates covered in the text range from nature vs. nurture and the mad bad debate, to obesity and food addiction. The book is supported by a companion website: The website includes: Fascinating video interviews with real disorder sufferers and day in the life documentaries charting their experiences; plus multiple choice tests for each chapter. An Introduction to Abnormal Psychology is recommended reading for all undergraduate Psychology students that cover abnormal psychology as part of their course, i.e. clinical, forensic, health, mental health, psychiatry, and psychopathology related modules. Bookseller Inventory # AAK9780131975361

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Book Description Pearson Education (US), United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 265 x 195 mm. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. An Introduction to Abnormal Psychology offers a European perspective and a unique, comprehensive introduction to the field of abnormal psychology. The book takes an international perspective and considers the impact of cross-cultural issues, beliefs and opinions. The book explores the nature of psychopathology and its causes, and addresses the psychological studies that have shaped psychopathology. The book integrates clinical and forensic psychology and the use of case studies throughout the book offer a unique and intimate portrait of each disorder, bringing the concepts to life through personal experience. Topics and debates covered in the text range from nature vs. nurture and the mad bad debate, to obesity and food addiction. The book is supported by a companion website: The website includes: Fascinating video interviews with real disorder sufferers and day in the life documentaries charting their experiences; plus multiple choice tests for each chapter. An Introduction to Abnormal Psychology is recommended reading for all undergraduate Psychology students that cover abnormal psychology as part of their course, i.e. clinical, forensic, health, mental health, psychiatry, and psychopathology related modules. Bookseller Inventory # AAK9780131975361

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