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Essentials of Understanding Abnormal Behavior, 2nd Edition

  • David Sue Western Washington University
  • Derald Wing Sue Teacher’s College, Columbia College
  • Diane M. Sue Private Practice
  • Stanley Sue University of California, Davis
  • ISBN-10: 1133956351  |  ISBN-13: 9781133956358
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Sue, Sue, Sue, and Sue's ESSENTIALS OF UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 2nd Edition offers the same multidimensional focus, multicultural emphasis, topical coverage, and engaging style as its parent text in a condensed, student-friendly format. Using the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders, the authors bring a comprehensive and balanced approach to the understanding of mental disorders, including a consistent visual and conceptual method for understanding the complex causes of various conditions. With more than 1,600 new references, this edition is thoroughly updated in its research and coverage, including a DSM-5 focus and use of DSM-5 diagnostic terminology throughout. The wealth of visuals, case studies, and examples combine with the latest research, to make the text a comprehensive tool for students learning about the complex field of abnormal psychology. A contemporary design and visual layout make the content even more stimulating and accessible to the student. The text is accompanied by a helpful support package for instructors and students.

Features and Benefits

  • The Multipath Model of Mental Disorders provides students with an organizational framework for understanding the numerous causes of mental disorders (biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural), the complexity of their interacting components, and the need to view disorders from a holistic perspective.
  • Continued emphasis on multicultural, sociocultural and diversity aspects of abnormal psychology, with a writing style and presentation designed to engage readers of all levels.
  • Case studies, controversies, and up-to-date research findings make issues of mental health and mental disorders "come to life" for students and instructors. The latest scholarly research is incorporated throughout the text to reflect recent breakthroughs in the etiology and treatment of mental disorders.
  • Engaging pedagogical elements are incorporated in each chapter to help students grasp and retain chapter concepts.
  • "Controversy" boxes provide factual evidence and thought-provoking questions that focus on key issues, examine widely held assumptions about abnormal behavior, and challenge the students' own understanding of the text material.
  • "Myth versus Reality" discussions challenge the many myths and false beliefs that surround the field of abnormal behavior, helping students realize that belief must be checked against scientific facts and knowledge.
  • "Did You Know?" boxes found throughout the book provide fascinating, at-a-glance research-based tidbits that provide interest and connect with materials covered in the main text.
  • "Focus Questions" frame the chapter and stimulate active learning--with these questions in mind, students begin thinking about the concepts they are about to explore within the chapter.
  • "Checkpoint Reviews" at the end of each major section enable students to digest the material more easily and efficiently, helping them to form an integrated understanding of the chapter content.
  • "Chapter Summaries" provide a brief overview of key points from the chapter, guided by the focus questions that are introduced at the beginning of each chapter.

Table of Contents

1. Abnormal Behavior.
2. Models of Abnormal Behavior.
3. Assessment and Classification of Abnormal Behavior.
4. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.
5. Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders.
6. Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders.
7. Depressive and Bipolar Disorders.
8. Suicide.
9. Eating Disorders.
10. Substance-Use Disorders.
11. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders.
12. Neurocognitive Disorders.
13. Sexual Dysfunction, Gender Dysphoria and Paraphilic Disorders.
14. Personality Psychopathology.
15. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence.
16. Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology.

What's New

  • Thoroughly updated and revised to include coverage and terminology that reflect the changes in the classification and diagnosis of mental disorders by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), including the new emphasis on a dimensional system of personality assessment.
  • Discussion of new diagnostic categories in the DSM-5 have been added, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder; disruptive mood dysregulation disorder; disinhibited social engagement disorder; binge-eating disorder; hoarding disorder as well as discussions about personality functioning and personality traits; non-suicidal self-injury; muscle dysmorphia and cannabis withdrawal .
  • Changes in diagnostic terms and categories are discussed including disorders associated with stress and trauma; autism spectrum disorder; depressive and bipolar disorders; anxiety disorders; eating disorders; and somatic symptom disorders.
  • Innovative "Focus on Resilience" boxes provide students with key research from a positive psychology perspective including aspects of resilience and protective factors associated with specific disorders.
  • New topic coverage including epigenetics and cultural neuroscience; the overlap between bipolar disorders and schizophrenia; suicide on college campuses; the marketing of atypical antipsychotic medications;; traumatic brain injuries in sports; substance use in college populations; substance abuse involving dissociative anesthetics, inhalants, energy drinks, and caffeinated alcoholic beverages; and much more.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

". . . Like the first edition, it provides a good amount of coverage in brief format and it includes multicultural perspectives. The addition of 'Resilience Boxes' is a new strength."

— Kenneth France

"I love that the chapters were structured to dovetail with the DSM criteria. It demystifies the resistance that many people have about learning about disorders and the thought that they may actually have symptoms."

— Jan Mendoza

"I believe the entire book is of the utmost quality. I like its brevity and conciseness without sacrificing current research references. I like the opening stories and vignettes, the case studies throughout, the checkpoint reviews and summaries. These help keep a student focused and make the reading enjoyable. The Did You Know sections, while somewhat brief at times, are a valuable addition. These kind of give the reader an 'ah ha' moment when you read something that completely surprises you!"

— Ronald K. Craig

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

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 has served as the director of the Psychology Counseling Clinic and the Mental Health Counseling Program. He and his wife co-authored the book 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. His research interests revolve around multicultural issues in individual and group counseling.

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 counseling psychology and multicultural counseling/therapy and is co-author of a bestselling book, COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: THEORY AND PRACTICE. Dr. Sue has served as president of the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues and has received numerous awards for teaching and service. He received his doctorate from the University of Oregon.

Diane M. Sue

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

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.