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Abnormal Psychology and Life: A Dimensional Approach, 2nd Edition

  • Chris Kearney University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Timothy Trull University of Missouri, Columbia
  • ISBN-10: 128505234X  |  ISBN-13: 9781285052342
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012
  • © 2015 | Published
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  • Newer Edition Available

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About

Overview

Chris Kearney and Tim Trull's ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE: A DIMENSIONAL APPROACH provides students with a concise, contemporary, science-based view of psychopathology that emphasizes the individual first. Through consistent pedagogy featuring clinical cases and real first-person narratives, the text illuminates our understanding that abnormal behavior can be viewed along a continuum. By highlighting this widely accepted dimensional view—which places the behavior of an individual at the forefront of clinical definition, assessment, and treatment—the text's goal is to foster personal relevance for students and encourage them to become intelligent consumers of mental health information. The book also gives students a comprehensive understanding of the features and epidemiologies, risk factors and prevention, assessment and treatment, and long term prognosis and associated stigma of mental disorders.

Features and Benefits

  • ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE: A DIMENSIONAL APPROACH covers the main disorders' features, assessment, and treatments. In addition, it helps students see people with mental health disorders as real people who have varying risk factors, and who fall in different places on a behavioral continuum for each disorder.
  • The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect DSM-5.
  • There are two unique chapters in the text: one on risk factors and prevention (Chapter 3), and one that discusses both careers for students in the mental health profession and how to become a client of those services (Chapter 15, "Consumer Guide to Abnormal Psychology").
  • Each disorder chapter contains at least one continuum that shows the varying degrees of a disorder and how it can be illustrated through a common situation. For example, the Anxiety Disorder continuum shows the levels of worry, anxiety, and fear--from normal to severe--experienced by a person interviewing for a new job.
  • Personal Narratives give first-hand accounts of an individual living with a psychological disorder, the family or friends affected by those living with a disorder, or the professionals who try to help. The text aims illustrate that a disorder can best be treated by assessing each individual in a holistic fashion.
  • Additional features such as Case Studies with corresponding What Do You Think? questions, DSM-5 tables, Interim Summaries, and Review Questions all help students remember, understand, and apply the material.

Table of Contents

1. Abnormal Psychology and Life.
2. Perspectives on Abnormal Psychology.
3. Risk and Prevention of Mental Disorders.
4. Diagnosis, Assessment, and Study of Mental Disorders.
5. Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders.
6. Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders.
7. Mood Disorders and Suicide.
8. Eating Disorders.
9. Substance-Related Disorders.
10. Personality Disorders.
11. Sexual Dysfunctions and Disorders and Gender Identity Disorder.
12. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders.
13. Developmental and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.
14. Cognitive Disorders.
15. Consumer Guide to Abnormal Psychology.

What's New

  • The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect DSM-5.
  • NEW content throughout the second edition fully reflects DSM-5.
  • NEW Additional Continuum Video Project feature boxes in Chapters Five through Fourteen. Each video case features a real person with a chapter-related disorder. Each case subject, their family, friends, and/or therapists describe their experience, views, etiology and treatment of the disorder as well as contrasting approaches to pathology. Students can access the video via MindTap. After watching, students assess thoughts, emotions, and behaviors described in the video, place these on a continuum of functioning, and then answer several questions.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The text is an excellent choice for advanced and less skilled readers. It provides excellent integration of application and research. The students who are most interested in learning about mental disorders will be fueled, rather than discouraged, by the early discussions on history, classification, and assessment."

— Polly McMahon, Spokane Falls Community College

"Unlike other books in the field, it addresses the multiple-dimensions of psychopathology throughout the text. For example, many textbooks do not address the possible brain mechanisms or correlates involved in paraphilias."

— Adam Wenzel, Saint Anselm College

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Chris Kearney

Christopher A. Kearney is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He is also Director of the UNLV Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Dr. Kearney's research interests include school refusal behavior, selective mutism, post-traumatic stress disorder in maltreated youth, perfectionism, and other anxiety-related conditions in children and adolescents as well as issues of quality of life in persons with severe handicaps. The author of several books and numerous book chapters and journal articles on these topics, Dr. Kearney also conducts workshops for school districts and mental health and other agencies regarding school refusal behavior and selective mutism. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 12; Clinical Psychology), he is a recipient of the William Morris Award for Scholarship, the Barrick Scholar Award, the Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award, the Harry Reid Silver State Research Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, and the Academic Advisor Award-Graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Kearney received his B.A. in psychology and sociology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. He completed his internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center before moving to Las Vegas.

Timothy Trull

Timothy J. Trull, Ph.D., is professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri. Dr. Trull received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky and completed his internship at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. His research interests are in the areas of diagnosis and classification of mental disorders; borderline personality disorder; substance use disorders; clinical assessment; professional issues in clinical psychology; and ambulatory assessment methods. Dr. Trull has received several awards and honors for his teaching and mentoring, including Psi Chi Professor of the Year, the Robert S. Daniels Junior Faculty Teaching Award, and most recently the MU Graduate Faculty Mentor Award. He enjoys teaching Abnormal Psychology and Introduction to Clinical Psychology; his textbook, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (Wadsworth) is used in classes across the U.S. and internationally. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Trull continues to train future clinical psychologists in the assessment, prevention, and treatment of psychological disorders.